Holmes is just days away from bringing down the biggest criminal ringleader in London. But his quick and wicked foe is as cautious and intelligent as he. When Moriarty learns of Holmes’ plans against him he releases an evil on England the likes of which no civilised man had ever seen.
In a desperate attempt to save England and perhaps the known world, Holmes and his trusty friend Watson travel across Europe to find the source of Moriarty’s new found power and end him and his wicked plan for good. With the aid of every friend and ally they can find, the two detectives make regular and efficient usage of their shared experience of boxing, fencing and firearms in a bloodthirsty journey. This is an outrageous, larger than life adventure. It includes a number of contemporary characters, both fictional and real historical figures. Along with the epic adventure and violence, the novel maintains a healthy dose of Holmes’ character and dialogue.
The novel is a retelling of ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem, first published in 1893. The original story tells Holmes’ adventure to bring Moriarty to justice. ‘The Final Problem’ was a seven thousand word short story, culminating in the famous confrontation at the Reichenbach Falls. ‘The Zombie Problem’ is a sixty thousand word novel containing all of the original story, carefully woven and modified to fit an alternate tale of Holmes and Watson’s adventure. As a martial arts instructor of historical European styles, including British military sabre, the author has strived to make the attention to detail as realistic as possible. This is a pulp novel, a guilty pleasure, an outrageous, swashbuckling roller coaster of a ride that can appeal to those with a historical interest also.