Friday, April 7, 2023

Crossover Cover: Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell


Sherlock Holmes battles the Cenobites from the Hellraiser films, based on Clive Barker’s “The Hellbound Heart.” Henri D’Amour, apparently an ancestor of Barker’s detective Harry D’Amour, appears. The fates revealed for Professor Moriarty and Colonel Moran are at odds with their post-1896 appearances in the CU. Watson references the events of Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, which does not fit with the continuity of Doyle’s stories. Moriarty, taunting Holmes with his failures, mentions Enola, a reference to Nancy Springer’s series of novels about Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s younger sister. In Springer’s novels, Enola and her brothers’ mother is Lady Eudoria Vernet Holmes, while in the CU, the Holmes siblings’ mother is the former Violet Rutherford. Therefore, this novel must take place in an alternate universe.

This crossover, and hundreds more like it, are covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3! All three volumes are published by Meteor House and are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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