Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau

Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau is a fascinating novel that combines the two classic characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Moreau into a horrifying mystery. I found this book enjoyable and easy to read. It was definitely a page-turner and it came to a satisfying conclusion.

The book begins with Sherlock Holmes’ brother, Mylock Holmes, presenting a top-secret case to Holmes and Dr. Watson. It revolves around three grisly murders that occurred in London. While the newspapers reported that the murders were the result of gang work, an in depth look into the bodies reveals that they were torn apart by exotic creatures that one would normally find in Australia or India, not the streets of London.

Mylock reveals that Dr. Moreau was working for the British government on a top-secret project on an island in the middle of nowhere. Dr. Moreau is a mad scientist who was created by the author H. G. Wells in the book The Island of Dr. Moreau. Dr. Moreau was exiled as a result of his experiments in vivisection, in which he would create hybrid creatures by combining the body parts of humans and animals.

Now it is up to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to discover if Dr. Moreau is behind the latest murders in London. The case leads them on a wild ride through both the countryside and the underground of London.

I really enjoyed this book and found myself unable to put it down. If you enjoy both science fiction and mystery, this book is recommended.

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