Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove

Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon

The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin and Firefly - Big Damn Hero.It is 1890, and in the days before Christmas Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson are visited at Baker Street by a new client. Eve Allerthorpe - eldest daughter of a grand but somewhat eccentric Yorkshire-based dynasty - is greatly distressed, as she believes she is being haunted by a demonic Christmas spirit.Her late mother told ...

Details Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon

TitleSherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon
Release DateOct 22nd, 2019
PublisherTitan Books
GenreMystery, Holiday, Christmas, Crime, Historical, Historical Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Sherlock Holmes & the Christmas Demon

  • Julie
    Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove is a 2019 Titan publication. A fun, clever, holiday mystery- Holmes & Watson style! I have not read any of the previous Holmes & Watson mysteries written by James Lovegrove. I was a little wary about a new Sherlock Holmes mystery, written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to be honest. However, after indulging in my usual heartwarming and saccharine sweet holiday romances, I w...
  • The Tattooed Book Geek (Drew).
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...It is late December 1890, Eve’s Allerthorpe’s birthday is fast approaching and on Christmas eve she will turn twenty-one-years-old. On her birthday she will inherit a sizeable fortune left to her by her aunt…but only if she is found to be of sound mind. If, however, Eve is found to not be of sound mind then the inheritance will...
  • Clare
    Now I haven't read any Sherlock books since I was younger and they were Conan Doyle ones which I loved. I was a bit dubious about reading this as I didn't think anything could come close to his, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I throughly enjoyed it and loved how I was transported to back in time. The characters were so descriptive and the story was so well written. I have gone on to reserve a few of his others and cant wait to ...
  • Runalong
    This was just a huge amount of fun and got the characters spot on - great mysteries too!Full review -
  • Deepu Singh
    Yes, its five star when it comes to the writing style and vocabulary, explaining the characters, building a character over the time, without giving a loose thread in the main storyline, keeping up suspense for even a little bit of details in story.It was my first book i read of James Lovegrove and not only it stuck to the point that its a Sherlock Holmes story but also it made me fall in love with these characters again.Writer did a excellent job...
  • Oliver Clarke
    Review coming soon on Sci Fi and Scary
  • Doreen
    I'm conceding defeat and I'm not even sure whom to. See, despite being an ardent mystery fan since a wee girl, I've been lukewarm at most to the Sherlock Holmes canon, and have had very little interest in reading the Sherlockiana that has spawned since. Not even Neil Gaiman's brilliant A Study In Emerald could draw me in, and I waved off my delight in G. S. Denning's Warlock Holmes series as being of a similar exception, given the overtly superna...
  • Lee Allen
    A gripping new case for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for the Yuletide season.There have been many follow-ups and interpretations of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, as well as spin-offs featuring other characters from the canon, both in print and in film and television. Some are widely successful - Anthony Horowitz's two authorised novels and Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' modern-setting BBC TV series amongst the most notable. James Lovegr...
  • booksofallkinds
    *I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher.As always, James Lovegrove has blown me away with this masterpiece of historical fiction featuring my favourite Victorian sleuths, Holmes and Watson. It is the week of Christmas and Holmes and Watson find themselves travelling to Fellscar Keep, a wealthy castle by all accounts, to solve a mystery for their young client, Eve Allerthorpe. In a few days, Eve is due to come into her inheritance fro...
  • Katie
    This was the first novel by James Lovegrove that I have read, and it was enjoyable. He kept the flavor of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, he didn't add any un-needed details to Holmes or Watson and did not try to make them anything besides the detectives we have come to love them for being. The supporting characters were multi-dimensional (as far as they could be when they only appear to drive the mystery forward), and the mystery was one t...
  • Niki
    3.5/5 - an excellent sherlock holmes pastiche - and two good plots -however i discovered the culprit of the attent on eve allerthorpe to make her mentally ill, and i also discovered the second culprit, the one of the murder of the scullery maid, but there i didn't know the why's -
  • Sharon
    I found this to be an engaging and complex mystery with a slightly warmer and more human Sherlock Holmes and a more competent version of Watson. Thoughly enjoyable with an interesting cast of characters.
  • Chloe Williams
    This was so much fun. A perfect Christmas read.
  • Connie
    1890 - Eve Allerthorpe, the eldest daughter from a wealthy family stands to inherit a fortune when she turns 21 on Christmas eve. However there is a clause in the will that stipulates that Eve must be of sound mind to inherit.Eve arrives at 221B Baker street upset and on edge and explains to Sherlock Holmes that she is being haunted by Black Thurrick - a Crampus style demon from childhood stories. She claims to have seen him from her window, a da...
  • Mark
    After the last of the Cthulhu Casebooks, Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils, was published last year, I thought I’d got to the end of James’s entertaining cross-genre series.So, it was a lovely surprise to get this one arrive through the post – even though it’s a Christmas tale which has arrived before Halloween!It is 1890 and Sherlock and his friend John Watson are approached by Eve Allerthorpe, whose family seat at Fellscar Keep ...
  • Paperbacks
    Firstly, James Lovegrove is my go to for a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, no one brings the character to life quite as wonderfully as he does in my view. It's a beautiful book too, under the dust cover the publishers have gone into great detail with an embossed cover and a wonderfully embossed spine to really give it a look of a book published much longer ago, thank you so much Titan Books for sending me a copy for review.Set, as you would expect, at ...
  • Swords & Spectres
    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Growing up … well, when I was about 16, I remember pretending to be sick so I could stay off school and plow my way through the Complete Sherlock Holmes collection that I’d come across. That book (a few shorts aside) was the best book I’d ever picked up and it was one of my saddest days as a reader when I finished it. So, when I got an e-mail advertising Sher...
  • A. Luna
    I often find myself wanting to curl up with a good book. Now that fall is slowly unfurling its child, though quite slowly in Puerto Rico, I couldn’t have asked for a more appropriate book to read in the damp weather than James Lovegrove’s Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon. This story is masterful in the way it manages to conserve the authenticity of the original Sherlock Holmes novels while still giving it somewhat of a modern flair.Lov...
  • Bethxdd
    So it’s mid-October, the spooky season and here I am reading a Christmas story! I am fond of Halloween but I am definitely more of a Christmas lover and this was the perfect story to get me into the festive mood. I loved everything about this enthralling tale – from the much loved crime-solving duo, to the setting, the cast of characters, the sinister Black Thurrick and the haunting of Mrs. Allerthorpe – it’s one that I’ll surely be rea...
  • Rose
    James Lovegrove is one of my all-time favorite Holmes pastiche writers, so no one is as surprised as me to find myself giving a Christmas-Holmes mash-up by Lovegrove an "It was okay" rating. I turn to Lovegrove's pastiches because his characterization is fairly spot-on (not perfectly, but fairly), and his tales are filled with both adventure *and* mystery (Conan Doyle did call them the ADVENTURES of Sherlock Holmes, after all). But the plot in th...
  • Theresa Derwin
    To say I’ve been looking forward to this for most of the summer - is something of an understatement.I adore Christmas, love horror, get an incredible kick out of Victoriana fiction, so to combine all three by none other than James Lovegrove; well, it’s a Christmas dream come true.The action literally starts with a chase, as Holmes is looking for a jewel thief, stealing pearls from a period-accurate department store.It doesn’t take long to f...
  • Museofnyxmares
    *I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for my honest opinion.As I'd hoped, this was a humorous, lively and enjoyable read. I haven't really delved too much into Sherlock Holmes books and films, but I've seen enough to know that he's a very interesting and entertaining character, who I can't help but find fascinating. I was so pleased with the characterisation of Holmes in this, and would probably say that it's the ...
  • C.J. Bunce
    Review originally published at on December 4, 2019.Christmas Sherlock?–Holmes and Watson pursue a yuletide murder in new Lovegrove novelReview by C.J. BunceIn the Victorian holiday tradition of spending Christmas sharing tales of ghosts and other haunts, comes James Lovegrove′s latest novel, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Demon. Another excellent addition in Lovegrove’s long list of new tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s hero a...
  • Verushka
    I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened up Sherlock Holmes and The Christmas Demon.I didn’t expect the strong beat of nostalgia with which I began the book because one of James Lovegrove’s talents seems to be creating the atmosphere of Holmes from Doyle’s writing — which d’uh, I know, it’s probably why his name is on the book.But here’s the thing, for me at least, it’s been some time since I’ve been back to Holmes and Watso...
  • Kyle Davis
    I would consider myself a pretty avid Sherlock Holmes fan and this is a fun, quick read that was perfect for reading during Christmas break. Holmes and Watson are summoned to the North of England to help a young heiress figure out if she is being haunted by a Christmas Demon. The story grows more raveled in details and circumstances as the plot thickens with great characters and happenings around the sprawling estate. There are a few reasons I di...
  • Judy Hall
    Eve Allerthorpe has fled her home, thinking she is being haunted by a Yorkshire Christmas Legend. She is a sensible young woman, despite that, so she comes to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to see if they help her. If her mental health is questioned before her birthday, she will lose her inheritance so she needs to know if someone is trying to make her appear mad. With only a few days to her birthday and Christmas, Holmes and Watson agree to trav...
  • John Geary
    I thoroughly enjoyed this Sherlock Holmes Christmas mystery, very well done with some twists and turns not expected. Although it is set before The Hound of the Baskervilles takes place, there are many elements of this story that reminded me of Hound - the lonely moors of the Yorkshire Dales, strange goings-on that can’t be explained both inside and outside of the ancient castle known as Fellscar Keep, including an apparently supernatural being ...
  • David Pearce
    There is always the worry when picking up a book that resurrects a character or series. For every book that succeeds, there are dozens that fail. However, this is definitely in the rare first category. This is a superb book that will appeal to fans of the Baker Street detective and, crucially, to those yet to fall for his charms. I was in the second camp, having not read Sherlock Holmes since my teenage years, but I got this book for Christmas ha...
  • Aina
    As a huge fan of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes I've been wary of reading Sherlock stories written by other authors. However, I was pleasantly surprised by this book! It's a clever, funny mystery featuring Sherlock and Watson as they investigate suspicious events at Fellscar Keep, the home of the wealthy family the Allerthorpes. I thought the author did a great job portraying the two iconic characters.Each member of the Allerthorpe has some...
  • Kelley
    I really enjoyed this book! While it has been a while since I read the "real" Sherlock Holmes, I found myself forgetting from time to time that I wasn't reading Doyle. The characters were expertly done and carried the story along wonderfully. It was also a well-done mystery; there were three different mysteries woven together, and while I figured out one of the mysteries fairly quickly, the others eluded me. I usually pride myself on figuring out...