Reviewed By: adamelijah
Review Date: 12/8/15 12:16 pm
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Dorian Gray is blackmailed into murdering Sherlock Holmes at midnight on Christmas Eve when his picture is stolen. Gray, instead, turns to Holmes for help. Holmes agrees to help when he finds out that both men have seen people who have been long-dead.
The release does a superb job bringing together two very different characters in a way that's very accessible. No knowledge of the series is required to enjoy this release. Although a general idea of the plot of the Picture of Dorian gray is helpful, it's not required as the key details are explained naturally through the story. While this release does carry the content warning that the whole series has, there's not even any adult content in this tale.
The mystery is solid and engaging although not spectacular. The solution is reasonable and not one I'd have expected. Of course, like any good ghost story, it doesn't answer all the questions and leaves a bit of spooky mystery behind that hints at a future crossover and more peril for Sherlock Holmes in his twilight years. The acting is solid throughout with Alexander Vlahos doing a good job playing off of Nick Briggs' Sherlock Holmes who once again manages to play the character perfectly for this era in Holmes' life.
Overall, a very solid tale for fans of Dorian Gray and Sherlock Holmes.