Chapter 52 <— click on the link to read it.
A Study in Emerald by Neil Gaiman
Looks like people liked the last post about books. Here’s another thing you can read and it’s even for free!
“A Study in Emerald” (pdf), a short story by Neil Gaiman. It’s an homage to H.P. Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle so it helps if you’ve read Sherlock Holmes and the Cthulu stuff.
This story won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 2004 and the 2005 Locus Award for Best Novelette.
Don’t worry, this is freely and legally distributed by the author himself at NeilGaiman.com’s free short stories section. It’s from the book “Shadows Over Baker Street.”
She was called Victoria, because she had beaten us in battle, seven hundred years before, and she was called Gloriana, because she was glorious, and was called the Queen, because the human mouth was not shaped to say her true name.
It’s a great short story!
By the way, the Sherlock Holmes stories are in the public domain so they are also free. Most (but not all) of H.P. Lovecraft’s stories are also in the public domain. Therefore, you can read them for free, too!
Thanks for reading.