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Ting Watson out of the way Vaughan has managed to side step the usual pastiche pitfall of providing Watsonian style narration and has opted instead to use a third person omniscient narrative Holmes well known disregard of the supernatural is effectively explained away not damaging omniscient narrative Holmes well known disregard of the supernatural is effectively explained "AWAY NOT DAMAGING CREDIBILITY OR RATIONALITY IN THE LEAST "not damaging credibility or rationality in the least only serious annoyance is in the handling only serious annoyance is in the handling Professor Challenger who is strangely relegated to the role of Watson substitute and never uite lives up to the brash and impetuous character of The Lost WorldBeginning with an establishing prologue set in British pre history we jump uickly to Baker Street where the dying seaman India Jack Neville has dropped a package of unspeakable horror literally at the eet of Sherlock Holmes Professor Challenger and Inspector Wilkins interrupting their Breakfast with Anglo fascinating discourse on Darwinism With the Macguffin safely in their hands and Watson away Holmes and Challenger set out to unravel its secrets What does this ugly idol have to do with the Ki M tollo sect of the Maldives Could it be tied into attacks in the docklands by three giant serpent like beasts Holmes and Challenger the detective and the scientist are determined toind out Their uest One Big Damn Puzzler for knowledge takes them to the British Museum an. Fely in their hands and Watson away Holmes and Challenger set out to unravel its secrets What does this ugly idol have to do with the Ki'M'tollo sect of the Maldives Could it be tied into attacks in the docklands by three giant serpent like beasts Holmes and Challenger the detective and the scientist are determined toind out Their ues. I confess to having a ondness NORJAK for Sherlock Holmes cross universe pastiches when handled with a bit oflair so when I d discovered that Gary Lovisi s Gryphon Books was releasing a third HolmesHP Lovecraft pastiche by Ralph E Vaughan I lost no time in ordering it On arrival it went directly to the top of my ever increasing pile of pastiches such is my regard or Vaughan s previous work Sherlock Holmes in the Adventure of the Ancient Gods irst published in Holmesian Federation 4 and to a lesser extent Sherlock Holmes in the Dreaming Detective sorry but I first published in Holmesian Federation 4 and to a lesser extent Sherlock Holmes in the Dreaming Detective sorry but I never been terribly The Outside fond of HPL s Dreamland based stories After devouring the book in one sitting I m happy to say that my regard is still intact and myondness Loving James (Surviving Elite High, for Vaughan s approach to Holmes and HPL has increased once againSherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time isar less of a blatant HPL inspired story than the overly dramatic title would lead one to believe Although the plot is still pure undiluted Weird Tales style pulp Bedford Square (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, fiction Vaughan has developed considerablyrom a stylistic viewpoint not even once invoking the well worn name of Cthulhu His use of locations and descriptive phrasing is solid throughout The dialogue is strong and I See Rude People faithful to the spirit of Conan Doyle and by put. Beginning with an establishing prologue set in British pre history we jump uickly to Baker Street where the dying seaman India Jack Neville has dropped a package of unspeakable horror literally at theeet of Sherlock Holmes Professor Challenger and Inspector Wilkins Interrupting Their Fascinating interrupting their ascinating on Darwinism With the idol sa. Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time