Friday, January 6, 2023

Crossover Cover: The Instrument of Death


In 1896, Sherlock Holmes goes up against the mesmerist Dr. Gustav Caligari, who has turned an innocent man into a murderous somnambulist. At the end of this case, Watson reports that Caligari, having fled the hangman, eventually settled in Germany, where he created another somnambulistic killer named Cesare before being captured and placed in an insane asylum. Dr. Caligari and Cesare are from Robert Wiene’s 1920 German silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

This novel is only one of hundreds of works that will be covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Vol. 3, the third AUTHORIZED companion volume to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Vols. 1 and 2. As with the first two volumes, Vol. 3 will be published by the fine folks at Meteor House!

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