It is a cold London morning in 1887, and the discovery of a dead man in an abandoned house plunges Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson into a series of eight trying cases that will test the friendship of the two companions and threaten the safety of the country itself. From a staged murder to an impossible suicide, the theft of a national document to the disappearance of an entire family, London's foremost consulting detective and his faithful companion must seek out the clues and venture into the very heart of each mystery. All the while a sinister force, lurking amid the busy streets of London, stalks their every case, testing their own mental and physical prowess; ultimately they require the assistance of their closest allies, including Mycroft Holmes and the unsophisticated Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade. Will Holmes and Watson be able to avert the approaching threat that appears to be vengefully heading straight for them?
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Table of Contents
1. The Hanging Man
After a man is found dead hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned house, Sherlock Holmes discovers that all clues point towards causes other than murder or suicide.
2. The Wooden Diamond
Thomas Eldridge, the owner of a woodcarving shop, is commissioned to create an intricate wooden diamond in order to send a sinister message to Sherlock Holmes.
3. The Noxious Intruder
A man is found dead, locked inside his study, with no visible physical injuries. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson journey to the country in order to reveal how the man died as the murderer stalks the remote household.
4. The Kensington Conundrum
The disappearance of an entire family prompts Sherlock Holmes to investigate the sinister circumstances of how three individuals could vanish into thin air, as the truth leads to the discovery of another ominous message.
5. The General's Dilemma
When a man is murdered in Trafalgar Square and a important War Office document goes missing, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson must investigate in order to find out whether the two seemingly unconnected cases are related.
6. The Stalker’s Pride
When a mysterious package is left on the doorstep of 221B, Sherlock Holmes embarks on a critical analysis of its contents in the hope of finding out the identity of its sender.
7. The Blind Prisoner
Holmes and Watson find themselves locked up in Newgate prison and must escape, in order to discover who is behind the recent spate of vengeful acts directed against them.
8. The Bloomsbury Scandal
With the identity of the stalker now revealed, Sherlock Holmes must face the threat to uncover the full mystery and ensure the safety of John Watson.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Who is this new mastermind of evil? My thanks go out to Steve and Timi at MX Publishing for my copy of this book! Thanks so much, you guys! This book is a series of interconnecting short stories. They work extremely well as a complete book, but I doubt that the stories would all function well as standalone stories. Holmes and Watson are first drawn into the story while investigating a locked-room murder. The action moves on to each new case, and each has a seeming one time criminal. But Holmes becomes aware of a force behind the scenes that is using these crimes to entice the detective and Doctor Watson to their doom for imagined injustices. Saying much more might possibly spoil the book, so I will be brief. The whole thing is arranged around a case that Holmes has always felt was one of his failures. The protagonist, however, is new and unique to this novel. Holmes and Watson have seldom been in so much danger or injured so badly as they find themselves in this book! I will give the book four stars! Quoth the Raven…