The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes

The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes Book Details

The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes begins with a condensed retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, related through the voice of Sherlock Holmes. It includes exhilarating new adventures, characters, and ideas, carrying the reader through book I leading to book II and with book III promising an ever-expanding new series based on the classic. The author consulted the original French as well as the oldest English translations of The Count of Monte Cristo, but the style of the retellling, in the distinctive voice of Sherlock Holmes, constitutes a new work. Books II and III, soon to follow, are wholly original sequels although they include characters from the original classic. The author of The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes enjoyed the 2003 translation by Robin Buss of The Count of Monte Cristo, which helped to inspire both this work and the first sequel in this series, The Sultan of Monte Cristo. The most recent (2003) unabridged translation by Buss is indispensable to fully appreciate the original story. Those who have already had the pleasure of reading The Sultan of Monte Cristo will certainly appreciate the unique way in which the Holy Ghost Writer has expanded the original story without the help of anyone (except perhaps from the ghost of Dumas himself). While The Sultan of Monte Cristo has been enjoyed by thousands as a stand-alone work, this work is an even easier read of the original classic, as it has a condensed version of the original story, uniquely retold in the voice of Sherlock Holmes.

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  • Lyndsay-ann

    I entered to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway. While I didn't win, the author was so awesome and gifted me a kindle version, so I would like to extend a big thank you. I'm an big fan of Sherlock ...

  • John Paul

    Got this for free as a Kindle book. I already have hundreds of free Kindle eBooks already so I thought I should start reading them. I started with this one because of its high rating here in Goodreads...

  • Shari Scott

    I understand there are a lot of positive reviews out there...but I just can't add to them. This read like a high schooler's regurgitation of the story, with a few minor additions from "Sherlock" and "...

  • Jada Dubya

    I’m a huge fan of satirical fiction. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is one of my favorite reads. So, I was thrilled to see this new series based on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Thi...

  • Stephen Fraser

    Alexandre Dumas' tale of The Count of Monte Cristo is a classic that almost everyone has had to read either in High School or College literature class. First and foremost this is not the same as the c...

  • Sabrina Richard

    Unique book, a retelling told by none other than Sherlock Holmes! Brilliant idea, different and engaging....

  • Sarah

    I got this for free (thank God) from Amazon back in October 2013. It's only now that I finally got around to adding it to my to read shelf here on GR and it's only now that I'm seeing the few negative...

  • Sonja Bristow

    Not quite what I expected. It was a nice, clean quick "easier to read". However, I was expecting more analysis from Holmes and Watson. In fact, I found their commentary was a bit too simplistic for th...

  • Jen Moore

    The thought of matching together Sherlock Holmes with The Count of Monte Cristo captured my attention from the first page. The Holy Ghost Writer, true to him/herself, is constantly coming up with twis...

  • Brandon

    Rating: 9.0/10.0Review: Two classic stories merged together was something I was a bit hesitant on. The Count of Monte Cristo, one of my favorites, being retold by Sherlock Holmes, which is also anothe...