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Sherlock Holmes and the Man from Hell is a book by Barrie Roberts and was published in 1997. A key character in the story, Lord Backwater, is first mentioned in the original Conan Doyle short story, "The Noble Bachelor".

Summary[]

In 1886, wealthy philanthropist Lord Backwater is found beaten to death on the grounds of his estate. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must unravel the mystery by pitting their wits against a ruthless new enemy, taking them across the globe in search of the killer.

Reissue[]

Titan Books reprinted the book in 2010, as part of its Further Adventures series, which collects a number of noted Holmesian pastiches.

Reception[]

Reviews of Sherlock Holmes and the Man from Hell have been largely positive. Publishers Weekly claimed that Roberts' writing was a successful "melding the brilliant thinker and the man of action".

Roger Johnson writing for the Sherlock Holmes Society of London stated that Roberts "has done his homework thoroughly" and "writes in a very acceptable simulacrum of Watson’s style". When Titan Books reissued the book, Lenny Picker called it a "classic pastiche".

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