Loren D. Estleman – The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Holmes vs. Dracula

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Author: Loren D. Estleman
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Fiction/Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9781781161425

Summary:  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a series of handsomely designed detective stories, encapsulating the most varied and thrilling cases of the world’s greatest detective.

After a mysterious schooner runs aground in an English harbor with no human passengers — only the dead captain, drained of blood — a series of bizarre nocturnal crimes takes place in London. It can only be the work of Count Dracula, and only one man can … Continue reading

Kim Newman – Anno Dracula: the Bloody Red Baron

Author: Kim Newman
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Historical Paranormal
ISBN 13: 9780857680846


Summary: WAR IS HELL…

It is 1918 and Graf von Dracula is commander-in-chief of the armies ofGermany and Austria-Hungary. The War of the Great Powers in Europeis also a war between the living and the undead. Caught up in the conflict, Charles Beauregard, an old enemy of Dracula, his protegé Edwin Winthrop,and intrepid vampire reporter Kate Reed go head-to-head with the lethal vampire flying machine that is the Bloody Red Baron… In the … Continue reading

Guy Adams – Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God

Author: Guy Adams
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Paranormal/Historical
ISBN 13: 9780857682826

Summary: The nineteenth century is about to draw to a close. In its place will come the twentieth, a century of change, a century of science, a century that will see the superstitions of the past swept away.

There are some who are determined to see that never happens. A body is found crushed to death in the London snow. There are no footprints anywhere near it. It is almost as if … Continue reading

Sax Rohmer – Daughter of Fu-Manchu

Author: Sax Rohmer
Reviewed by
: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Thriller/Adventure/Historical Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780857686060

Summary: Across the sands of Egypt, Nayland Smith pursues Fah Lo Suee, the deadly daughter of Fu-Manchu. Possessed of all her father’s subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power, she has pillaged the tomb of the Black Ape for the key to its ancient mysteries – and therefore leadership over all the evil cults of the East. No one can stop her – except perhaps Fu-Manchu … Continue reading

Kim Newman- Anno Dracula

Author:  Kim Newman
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Paranormal/Historical Fiction
ISBN 13: 9780857680839

Summary: It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.

Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and … Continue reading

Guy Adams – Sherlock Holmes and the Army of Dr. Moreau

Author: Guy Adams
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/historical
ISBN 13: 9780857689337


Summary: Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau.
Moreau, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering is creating animal hybrids, determined to prove the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. In his laboratory, hidden among the opium dens of Rotherhithe, Moreau is building an army of ‘beast men’. Tired of having his work ignored — or reviled — … Continue reading

Sax Rohmer – The Hand of Fu-Manchu

Author: Sax Rohmer
Reviewed by: Mallory Heart Reviews
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Historical
ISBN 13: 9780857686053


Review:  Readers of my reviews will know that I have been a confirmed aficionado of the wily Oriental villain Dr. Fu Manchu and his determined British adversary Sir Denis Nayland Smith since tiny childhood. I’ve always found Smith and sidekick Dr. Petrie more appealing than Holmes and Watson (shocker), perhaps because Sax Rohmer’s illustrious duo are less aloof, more intelligent (Dr. Petrie is definitely a notch above Dr. … Continue reading

Kevin J. Anderson – Captain Nemo: The Fantastic Adventures of a Dark Genius

Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Reviewed by: Mallory
Publisher: Titan
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Science Fantasy
ISBN 13: 9780857683427

A delightfully engrossing novel by an extremely talented author, Kevin J.  Anderson, “Captain Nemo” can be classified in several categories; fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, science fantasy, adventure, thriller, coming-of-age, friendship memoir, and much more. It’s simply a breathtaking fictional view of the writings of Jules Verne, as if Verne were the amanuensis who recorded the true-life adventures of his best friend, rather than only a writer of science fiction. For readers … Continue reading

Daniel Stashower – The Dime Museum Murders (The Harry Houdini Mysteries #2)

Author: Daniel Stashower
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre: M/F  Mystery
ISBN 13: 9780380800568


Daniel Stashower is an accomplished author who has written prolifically on the 19th and early 20th century eras. A magician himself, it is perhaps natural that he writes of Harry Houdini, the acclaimed stage magician and escapist of the early 20th century. Houdini is perhaps best known for his promise to his wife Bess that he would if at all possible send her a sign after his demise. Bess was … Continue reading

Daniel Stashower – The Floating Lady Murder (The Harry Houdini Mysteries #3)

: Daniel Stashower
Reviewer: Mallory
Publisher: Titan Books
Genre:  M/F Mystery
ISBN 13: 9780380800575


Daniel Stashower’s Harry Houdini Mysteries are delightful cozies for readers who enjoy quiet but fast-paced mystery, delectable period detail, and excellent prose from an author who is deeply versed in the historical period he chooses. Mr. Stashower sets actual historic individuals into a setting of his own invention, rendering the locale, events, and persons as realistically as if they themselves stepped forward off the pages of history just … Continue reading