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Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula; or, The Adventures of the Sanguinary Count is a book by Loren D. Estleman and was published in 1978.

The novel is an account of Holmes' adventure facing off against Bram Stoker's Dracula and is presented as a revision of the Stoker novel, albeit with Sherlock Holmes present in the narrative.

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


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 save the city: the world’s greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes.


British Fantasy Society called the book "one of the better" Dracula/Holmes crossovers. Kirkus Reviews called it "an example of the more cautious and studied sort of pseudo-Sherlock...Not that the purist approach makes Estleman's academic, short-story-sized notion any more prepossessing."


Estleman's novel was adapted for BBC Radio in 1981. It has since been rebroadcast numerous times.