I’ve been talking about this story to anyone who might have any interest at all in it over the past few weeks. That’s a much smaller circle than I’d like it to be, but what can I tell you. not everyone is a nut for Holmes, Gaiman’s writing and Lovecraft’s dark universe like I am.
Anyway, I just found out there’s a PDF available of the story available from Gaiman’s site. So now I can share my geeked out enjoyment of this story with the whole Internet. That expands the circle of people who might care significantly.
Check it out, and if you like it, buy a volume or ten of Sandman or one of his proper novels the next time you’re in a place with words for sale.