Sherlock Holmes: The Dreaming Man

A supernatural Holmes novel in paperback and ebook from Gryphonwood Press.

A mystery that starts in the House of Lords soon leads Holmes and Watson up and down the length of Britain uncovering a plot that might bring down the British Empire.

To solve the case, Holmes must come to grips with a revenant spirit, who is bending his iron will to the purpose of returning from the dead

A fall is coming, a fall that has haunted Holmes' dreams, and now must be faced again, in the place where past and present become one, and two old foes meet for a final battle.

A novel length expansion to my earlier novella, REVENANT

Out now from Gryphonwood Press

Plot

After being called to help Mycroft with a case in the House of Lords, our duo find themselves on the run, pursued by the law and beset by a foe who cannot be traced.

The clues lead Holmes and Watson to an alchemist in Scotland, and deeper mysteries where they find their case linked to the quest for immortality, and a plot that might bring down the British Empire.

But even as the case appeares to reach a conclusion, a series of seemingly unrelated robberies proves that the matter is larger - and more personal - than even the great detective can imagine.

A dreaming man, lost in a fugue, leads them down dark passages, through the streets of London - and underneath them.

Soon Holmes' brother, Mycroft has to become involved, and the details of a fiendish plot become clearer when Mycroft is abducted.

A friend is lost and found again, an old enemy resurfaces and Holmes must walk perilous paths for a second time.

A fall is coming, a fall that has haunted Holmes' dreams, and now must be faced again, in the place where past and present become one, and two old foes meet for a final battle.

Reviews

Meikle’s authorial voice is a thing of wonder as you find yourself drawn into the story and racing along after clues with Holmes and Dr. Watson, sometimes losing sight of the fact that this is a horror/armchair mystery mashup created by William Meikle and not one of Doyle’s own creations. - Hellnotes

This is possibly the best Sherlock Holmes supernatural adventure I’ve read to date, if not one of the best post-Conan Doyle stories of any sort. - Dave Brzeski for Grey Dog Tales