The Sherlock Holmes Society, that venerable group headquartered in London, England, a literary and social Society for study of the life and work of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, has seen fit to present a review of my book in the summer edition of their Journal, which I quote here:
Sherlock Holmes & the Whitechapel Vampire by Dean P Turnbloom (MX Publishing, www.mxpublishing.com; £10.99/$18.95/€12.99) is robust pulp fiction, imaginatively identifying Jack the Ripper as an aristocratic Italian undead bloodsucker. Fact and invention are so mixed that it’s easiest to imagine all this happening in an alternative version of our history. The narrative rushes along, carrying you with it, in the best tradition of the thriller. And at the end (a good touch, this) Sherlock Holmes still doesn’t believe in vampires!
I know this is just shameless self-promotion, but that’s what we’re supposed to be doing, SO…
In three days, Sunday, July 29th 2012, I will be signing books from Noon till 2pm at Warwick’s books in La Jolla, California…here is a link to the venue…
MAP copy and paste “7812 Girard Avenue, San Diego, CA”
Please come and buy a book if you are in the area and have an interest in SHERLOCK HOLMES, VAMPIRES, or JACK THE RIPPER…my book has all three…
North County Times announcement of my book signing…
In exactly one week week from today, on Sunday, July 29, I will be signing books at Warwick’s books in La Jolla, California. I hope that all who read this post and who live in the area will attend. It’s quite exciting for me. I look forward to seeing you there.
Another announcement is that I will be self-publishing very soon a small book of short stories that I plan to offer online for $.99 on Barnes and Noble and Kindle…watch for them.
Last Memorial Day, while I was listening, Hugh had on as guests, marine after marine who’d been injured in one way or another, most having lost limbs in service to our country, and it really struck a chord with me. My wife and I have often given to various causes supporting the armed forces, particularly the Navy since that’s where I’m most associated, but after I heard the stories of these brave young men and women who had sacrificed so much in order to allow all of us to enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted, I decided I wanted to do more.
So, starting with the first royalty check I receive from “Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire”
I’m giving 10% of all I make from this book to the Semper Fi Fund
If you were thinking of buying my book, I hope this will induce you to do so, that this donation may be ever increased. But even and especially if you were not, please visit the Semper Fi Fund website and make a donation yourself. God bless the men and women of our military and God bless the USA.
Here are two reader reviews from Barnesandnoble.com:
AnonymousPosted June 26, 2012
“Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechaple Vampire” is a must read!
“Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire” is a must read. I couldn’t put it down. Dean Turnbloom has an acute knowledge of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. A great summer read. I hope to see many more books by Dean Turnbloom. J Cromwell, reader at large.
Posted April 25, 2012
If you like vampire books plus Sherlock Holmes this is the book for you. I couldn’t put this book down. Highly recommended.