It is May 1902 in Baker Street and Watson receives a distressing letter from his Aunt Rachel in Lymington. One of her dearest friends has, seemingly, been killed by an unearthly presence. Together, Holmes and Watson visit the scene of the death and discover that a fiendish, premeditated murder has been committed.
As a result, Watson must endure a séance in St. John’s Wood where The Emerald Spirit is conjured but in a display designed to titillate rather than comfort those present.
Holmes has to take the law into his own hands and Lestrade is invited to join Holmes and Watson in one final, frightening séance. Holmes’s skills and a little Shakespearean theater forces the killer to confess.
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About the Author
Dick Gillman is a Yorkshireman in his 60's. He retired from teaching Science in 2005 and moved to Brittany, France in 2008 with his wife Alex, Truffle, the Black Labrador and Poppy, the cat. He still has strong links with the UK where he visits his two grown up children and his grandchildren. During his retirement he has written fifteen Sherlock Holmes short stories published here. His latest short story, Sherlock Holmes and Miss Violet Dixon (deceased) was published at Smashwords in November, 2015. He has also been selected to contribute a story to the superb, World Record beating, 3 volume Sherlock Holmes anthology from MX Published in October, 2015. His story, Sherlock Holmes and The Man on Westminster Bridge had the privilege of being chosen as the anchor story in Volume 2 of the trilogy. Watch out for further Sherlock Holmes short stories throughout 2016. His very latest story, Sherlock Holmes and The Emerald Spirit is due to be published before Christmas, 2015.