A Study in Emerald

A Study in Emerald

This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant detective and his partner as they try to solve a horrific murder. The complex investigation takes the Baker Street investigators from the slums of Whitechapel all the way to the Queen's Palace as they attempt to find the answers to this bizarre murder of cosmic This supernatural mystery set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos features a brilliant dete...

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Title:A Study in Emerald
Author:Neil Gaiman
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1506703933
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:88 pages pages

A Study in Emerald Reviews

  • The Story Girl
    May 10, 2018
    Recently while listening to a podcast, I discovered that Neil Gaiman had written a re-telling, or pastiche, of one of the Sherlock Holmes? stories, ?A Study in Scarlet.? It can be found online for free here, and this version is actually printed like an actual newspaper with ads a...
  • Giselle Bradley
    Jul 11, 2018
    I haven't read any Lovecraft yet but I really enjoyed this retelling of A Study in Scarlet. The world that Gaiman and the illustrators manged to build in this short graphic novel was so interesting. The wasn't insanely text heavy which I really appreciated. (Nothing drags more than a g...
  • Ma'Belle
    Aug 02, 2018
    This was a lot of fun to read. I don't want to spoil the ending, but it's a good one! Neil Gaiman has written a story in the world of Sherlock Holmes and Chthulhu without ever actually using either of those (probably copyrighted) names. There are some elements of Alan Moore's magnum op...
  • David Edmonds
    Jul 15, 2018
    The latest in Dark Horse Comic's Neil Gaiman Library series, A Study in Emerald adapts the short story of the same name from the short story collection Fragile Things. As with all the Dark Horse adaptations, this has its strong and weak points, but does a more than admiral job of captu...
  • Kathleen
    Jul 25, 2018
    In a delightful mashup of Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraft lore, the world's only consulting detective and his flatmate are called upon to solve a murder. The victim is not a woman in pink, however, but a German prince who is something rather more than human. Gaiman does an excellent ...
  • Bayneeta
    Jul 21, 2018
    Conan Doyle meets Lovecraft. Story by Neil Gaiman; art by Rafael Albuquerque. A winning combination. ...
  • Lucinda
    Aug 02, 2018
    My library just got this and recommended it to me. I loved it. It helps that I just got, and started, H.P. Lovecraft's Short stories, so I picked up on stuff in this I wouldn't have otherwise. This was awesome, on't want to spoil anything but seriously, check it out. ^_^ ...
  • Erin Cataldi
    Aug 14, 2018
    The illustrations were wonderful, but the plot was a little bizarre, even for me. It's a mix of Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu, complete with a gruesome murder mystery. A detective, too smart for his own good, makes his new roommate tag along to help solve a horrifying murder that has eve...
  • Frances
    Jul 30, 2018
    Let?s just all agree that it?s silly to give a five star book 4 stars just because you are bitter that it?s not longer. BUT I WANTED TO KEEP READING. ...
  • Brandon
    Jul 24, 2018
    A nice slow burn that perfectly mimics Lovecraft's building of tension and dread. ...
  • Kristin
    Jul 22, 2018
    Issuing a pricy hardcover for what amounts to a 64 page special after you remove the sketches, faux Victorian ads, and multiple blank pages used as chapter breaks is a blatant cash-in on Gaiman's name, and a shoddy one at that. Many panels uses watercolor washes in place of background ...
  • Ines
    Jul 05, 2018
    A wonderful delight for Gaiman and Conan Doyle fans I enjoyed the drawings a lot and the little publicity notes at the beginning of each chapter. As the name foreshadows, a "study in Emerald" follows a "study in scarlet" with a detective and his ex-military friend investigating a re...
  • Ellen
    Aug 02, 2018
    I think I missed something. I enjoyed reading it but then felt confused at the end. I don't really know my Lovecraft, so I think that could have been my downfall. ...
  • Lukas Holmes
    Jul 18, 2018
    I won a book from a teacher when I was in elementary school. She knew I loved Sherlock Holmes so she bought me this book filled with 'new' stories. They were written by the likes of King. I remembered falling even more in love with Holmes upon discovering that writers could create new ...
  • Emma
    Jul 20, 2018
    Victorians, famous detectives, tentacles...we're in Emma territory right here. ...
  • Paul
    Jul 15, 2018
    Reading this I couldn't help but think this was so familiar. Duh, it was in Fragile Things, a short story collection from Gaiman. Good adaptation but the reveal and power of the story is only as good as your familiarity with Conan Doyle's original stories. Because I haven't read any of...
  • Raquel
    Aug 13, 2018
    If you're a fan of Neil Gaiman, or Sherlock, or Lovecraft, or mystery/horror then you'll enjoy this graphic novel. I picked it up because the art caught my eye. One of the most important aspects of the graphic novel for me is the art, and it was both beautiful and creepy. The st...
  • Lizzy // The Bookish Unicorn
    Jul 17, 2018
    I really really really hope Gaiman writes more stories in this universe! This was fantastic! ...
  • Rachel
    Aug 10, 2018
    Interesting. A slightly different take on Sherlock Holmes, mixed with Lovecraftian monsters. I liked the art, but didn't love it. I did, however, really enjoy the story. I wouldn't be sorry to read more. I am really curious as to why the royal family, particularly Queen Victoria and he...
  • Shadowdenizen
    Jul 03, 2018
    4.5 stars. An excellent adaptation of the seminal Neil Gaiman story that fuses Sherlock Holmes and the Cthulhu Mythos. ...
  • Rod Brown
    Aug 05, 2018
    I was about to give up on these Dark Horse adaptations of Neil Gaiman short stories, but the pretty good mash-up of Sherlock Holmes and H.P. Lovecraft in this volume means I'll have to keep checking them out. The little twist at the end actually caught me off guard and elevated the sto...
  • Deborah
    Jun 29, 2018
    I want to live in Neil Gaiman's head for a day. He has such an incredible imagination! I loved this story and enjoyed the art as well. ...
  • Trang Tran (Bookidote)
    Jul 10, 2018
    Full review here I always loved reading graphic novels and I noticed that one of the challenges in this medium is to convey an original story while having a clear storyline in just a few pages. Neil Gaiman, Rafael Alburerque and company did just that. They manage to set up the world b...
  • Josh
    Aug 08, 2018
    Even though I haven't read Gaiman's original story yet, this feels like a particularly effective adaptation. This volume quickly establishes the world and progresses through the weird, dark, fascinating story at an engaging and accessible pace. The worlds of Doyle and Lovecraft blend m...
  • Katie (Lost in Pages)
    Jul 13, 2018
    I want to start by saying that I know nothing when it comes to Lovecraft. I'm aware that there's a green, octopus-looking creature called the "cthulhu" that lives in the ocean, and that's literally the extent of my knowledge. I've always been intrigued by his stories, but I've never re...
  • Eℓℓis ♥
    Apr 19, 2018
    Letto nella versione non illustrata uscita nel 2007. ...
  • Carolyn
    Jul 22, 2018
    A nice Victorian cthulhu piece! Loved it! ...
  • Kevin
    Jul 17, 2018
    Really cool, except the ending resolves almost nothing. If it's being set up for a sequel that's fine, but as far as I know that's not the case. This world is fascinating and we don't see anywhere near enough of it. ...
  • Caroline
    Aug 17, 2018
    gorgeous, fun read. ...
  • Jamie Connolly
    Jun 27, 2018
    Really good. But wait..is this the only volume or is there going to be more stories set in this world. The whole thing was really good but I wish it had gone on longer. 5 stars. ...