*Big wave* Hi, everyone! I guess it’s been a while. Well, for those who don’t know, I had a baby! Huzzah – and more on that later. Needless to say pregnancy and having a newborn kill any and all desire to write. However, I just read a most excellent book and I couldn’t resist sharing with all of you. The third in the series, Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual just came out and it is as hilarious as ever. I thoroughly enjoyed book 1 and book 2 of the series, but this new one is by far my new favorite.
Warlock Holmes: My Grave Ritual Review
As they blunder towards doom, Warlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson find themselves inconvenienced by a variety of eldritch beings. Christmas brings a goose that doesn’t let being cooked slow it down; they meet an electricity demon, discover why being a redhead is even tricker than one might imagine, and Holmes attempts an Irish accent. And, naturally, Moriarty is hanging around… in some form or other.
This is my third summer that I’ve been delighted by the mystery solving of Dr. John Watson and Warlock Holmes. With twists on the traditional stories, yet in a world all of their own, reading this was like a breath of otherworldly air. All of the books in the series are so original and creative. While there are other Sherlock Holmes spoofs, none are as hilarious or as well thought out as the Warlock Holmes stories. The Warlock Holmes series goes beyond the stories and builds both a wonderful plot and hilarious characters that you miss when you finish the stories.
Not only do we get more character development and backstory on our dear Watson and Warlock, but we get a fleeting glimpse at the long-lost Moriarty and we get to see more of The Woman aka Irene Adler. There were so many parts that had me actually laughing out loud, especially when we meet a self-proclaimed great demon that is orange with white circles around its’ eyes named Covfefe. We even get an entire story recounted from Holmes himself, which I must admit was my absolute favorite. Reading from his point of view is so endearingly funny and entertaining and I’d by lying if I said I didn’t want another story from his perspective.
If you’re looking for a delightfully fun and slightly nerdy read, be sure to grab a copy. Who would guess that demons and mysteries make for the perfect summer read. Stay tuned next year for the fourth in the Warlock Holmes series.