“For that is where all crimes are conceived and solved – the imagination,” - Sherlock Holmes.
The Holmes of the Baskervilles & The London Vampire Girls! is a full-length novel by Paul Voodini, illustrated by Richard Squarecube.
The year is 1888, the place is Whitechapel, London. But things may not be quite as you remember them!
In the Baskerville area of Whitechapel - Baskerville Road, Baskerville Lane, and Baskerville Court - the prostitute vampire girls (referred to locally as Dolly Biters) are being forced out by opium den owners and pimps Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes and their subservient werewolf John Watson! The Holmes Brothers wish to gain control of the Baskerville area and the lucrative sex trade contained therein, and they will stop at nothing (including murder) to force the vampire prostitutes out!
In desperation, Irene Adler, one-time heiress to the Adler shipping fortune now vampire girl fallen on hard times, organises the prostitutes into a union, the Baskerville Street Irregulars, and calls upon vampire private detective and grand dame of vampire society Madam Moriarty to help them in their hour of need!
Written from the perspective of Madam Moriarty's mortal female assistant Bunny Moran, you will THRILL as the vampire prostitutes face the deadly werewolf John Watson, SWOON as Bunny Moran and Irene Adler become embroiled in a dangerous liaison amoureuse, SHRIEK at the terrors of the evil Holmes brothers, and WONDER at the true motivations of the mysterious and enigmatic Madam Moriarty!
Praise for Paul Voodini's previous work: "This is my first read of Mr. Voodini's works and it was a real treat. He's created a rich Victorian environment with wonderful, memorable characters." "Paul Voodini has actually rekindled my love for vampires and has written the book in such a unique way that you can't put the book down until the very last page."
'The Holmes of the Baskervilles and The London Vampire Girls!' is illustrated throughout by Richard Squarecube!
Back this project and be transported to a Victorian London populated by creatures and people from your wildest dreams and your most terrifying nightmares! Love, sex, mystery and death abound on the cobblestoned streets of Whitechapel! Join us for the gas-lamp adventure of a lifetime!
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