London, 1889. The great Sherlock Holmes is investigating the plight of Celia Applegarth and her father, accused of the murder of the odious Sir Walter Hardwick. But all is not as it appears. Holmes becomes aware that he is being manipulated and misdirected. Professor Moriarty is on the scene once more and playing for very high stakes. What is his ultimate aim? How does it involve Queen Victoria and her family? In a chase from London to Hull and back, Holmes is always one step behind the criminal mastermind. Can he save the day?
September 2009 : UK Paperback