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Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes is a book by Loren D. Estleman and was published in 1979. It was re-released by Titan Books on 29 October 2010.

The novel is an account of Holmes' dealing with the mystery of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as originally narrated in Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The book has since been republished in 2001 by I-Books and in 2010 Titan Books, the latter under their Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes banner.

Summary[]

Sherlock Holmes has already encountered the evil young hedonist Edward Hyde, and knew he was strangely connected with Henry Jekyll, the respectable young doctor. It was not until the Queen herself requested it, however, that Holmes was officially on the case of the savage murder of Sir Danvers Crew. Here, then, is the account of that devilish crime as recorded by Dr Watson...

Reception[]

Dread Central said "Estleman weaves Holmes into the story of Jekyll and Hyde very deftly. Without giving too much away, very few deviations from the overall plot of the Stevenson novel are made, while still providing the reader with an enjoyable Holmes adventure." The MYSTERY FANcier called the book "both nobly attempted and capably accomplished" but found that since the story hews so closely to Stevenson's original "there is no mystery involved in the matter at all. Watching Sherlock Holmes use his famed powers of deduction to untangle the tale of their twisted identities quickly becomes a matter of little more than idle intellectual curiosity." Kirkus Reviews found it uninspiring saying "though Estleman does a better, deadpan job of recreating Conan Doyle's Watson style than many, he forgets that, without mystery, there is no Holmes--and here, we know all along what Sherlock is trying to deduce."

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