Author Paul Kane is going to do the inspired and pit Sherlock Holmes against the Cenobites of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser series. The book, titled Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, will be released in July of 2016. Here is what Paul Kane had to say:
I’m incredibly excited – if also more than a little daunted – by the prospect of this book. It’s only the third long form fiction featuring elements from Clive’s Hellraising universe, coming after The Hellbound Heart and this year’s massively successful The Scarlet Gospels, and the first time Holmes has ever encountered the mythology. Readers can expect a very different kind of Holmes book, and a very different kind of novel featuring Hell and its famous Servants.
Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, the character of Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain in the United States. This means that the character can be used for just about anything without having to pay for the rights to the character.
Clive Barker, creator of Hellraiser, granted permission to use his characters and world for this book. In the book, Holmes and John Watson, will investigate “The Order of the Gash”, as people go missing.
Despite the popularity of the Hellraiser world in film, this will only be the third book, following The Hellbound Heart novella and last summer’s The Scarlet Gospels, both written by Clive Barker himself.