Hmm. Well, I liked this well enough to finish the whole book. And the last sixty pages or so really gripped me. But overall, I'm afraid this book dragged and was more something I read just to get it off my TBR shelves than because I was enjoying it.
The story is exactly what it sounds like: a mash-up where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson interact with the characters of Bram Stoker's Dracula and help rid England of the vampire.
Maybe because I love vampire stories (even though I can't deal with any other kind of horror story), this fell kind of flat for me. It was very much a re-hashing of Dracula, and we didn't get any new stuff added to that book, really, until those last sixty pages. That it was new and cool, and I dug it.
Also, Dr. Watson came off as a blundering fool too often for my taste. It was like this was based more on the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce movies than on the canon itself, and I objected to that.
Particularly Good Bits:
To be forced to stand by helplessly and watch one's entire world rushing headlong towards calamity is a descent into deepest Hell (p. 157).
Outside the window, the first snowflakes of winter were enjoying a brief moment of glory before being trod into an unrecognisable slush beneath the traffic upon the street (p. 181).
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: PG-13 for some scary vampire stuff.
This is my 11th book read and reviewed for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge.