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The Great Detective and his supporting characters as you've never seen them before! A gas-lamp Victorian Vampire romp! Oh My!
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“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."

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Sherlock Holmes. Whore monger, opium den owner, and all-round nasty piece of work! He will stop at nothing to gain control of the Baskerville area of Whitechapel!
Sherlock Holmes. Whore monger, opium den owner, and all-round nasty piece of work! He will stop at nothing to gain control of the Baskerville area of Whitechapel!
Mycroft Holmes. Along with his brother Sherlock he intends to grab control of the Baskerville area, with the help of his pet werewolf John Watson of course!
Mycroft Holmes. Along with his brother Sherlock he intends to grab control of the Baskerville area, with the help of his pet werewolf John Watson of course!
Captain John Watson, ex of the British Army. One time barrack room bully and uniformed thug, he was cursed to transform into a werewolf every sundown following a mysterious altercation in an Afghan village. Now works in the employ of the Holmes brothers!
Captain John Watson, ex of the British Army. One time barrack room bully and uniformed thug, he was cursed to transform into a werewolf every sundown following a mysterious altercation in an Afghan village. Now works in the employ of the Holmes brothers!
Irene Adler. One-time heiress to the Adler shipping fortune, now a lowly vampire prostitute. Intelligent and quick-witted, she organises Whitechapel's 'Dolly Biters' into a union to help defend themselves from the Holmes brothers!
Irene Adler. One-time heiress to the Adler shipping fortune, now a lowly vampire prostitute. Intelligent and quick-witted, she organises Whitechapel's 'Dolly Biters' into a union to help defend themselves from the Holmes brothers!
Madam Moriarty. Member of the upper echelons of vampire society and part-time private detective, Madam Moriarty is called upon by Irene Adler to help her fight back against the Holmes brothers. But what are her true motives?
Madam Moriarty. Member of the upper echelons of vampire society and part-time private detective, Madam Moriarty is called upon by Irene Adler to help her fight back against the Holmes brothers. But what are her true motives?
Bunny Moran. Mortal assistant to Madam Moriarty and author of this tome, what adventures await her as she enters the murky world of vampires, prostitutes, and werewolves?!
Bunny Moran. Mortal assistant to Madam Moriarty and author of this tome, what adventures await her as she enters the murky world of vampires, prostitutes, and werewolves?!
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'The Holmes of the Baskervilles and The London Vampire Girls!' is illustrated throughout by Richard Squarecube!

Madam Moriarty takes human prey...
Madam Moriarty takes human prey...
The werewolf John Watson escapes the attentions of the fearless Bunny Moran!
The werewolf John Watson escapes the attentions of the fearless Bunny Moran!

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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This novel & project is dedicated with respect to Annie Besant (1847 - 1933), organiser of the London matchgirl strike of 1888.
This novel & project is dedicated with respect to Annie Besant (1847 - 1933), organiser of the London matchgirl strike of 1888.

 "One day the whole world's going to hear our voice. Imagine that, girls. Won't that be the greatest day ever to have dawned? Won't that be a day worth fighting for? Won't that be a day worth living for?"

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