Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time(2002)
(A book in the Sherlock Holmes series)
A novel by Ralph E Vaughan
Beginning with an establishing prologue set in British pre-history, we jump quickly to Baker Street where the dying seaman, India Jack Neville, has dropped a package of unspeakable horror literally at the feet of Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger and Inspector Wilkins, interrupting their fascinating discourse on Darwinism. With the idol safely in their hands and Watson away, Holmes and Challenger set out to unravel its secrets. What does this ugly idol have to do with the Ki'M'tollo sect of the Maldives? Could it be tied into attacks in the docklands by three giant serpent-like beasts? Holmes and Challenger, the detective and the scientist, are determined to find out! Their quest for knowledge takes them to the British Museum and puts them at odds with a mysterious dark magician named Laslo Bronislav, who is deemed so evil that even Aleister Crowley refers to him as "That Devil!" Aided by the late Professor Moriarty's chief information man McBane, Bronislav is determined to retrieve the idol from Holmes at all costs.
Used availability for Ralph E Vaughan's Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time
January 2002 : USA Paperback