In this suspense filled mystery, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson disguise themselves as the residents at the crime scene and work undercover to expose the dreaded killer before he takes another life.
One quiet evening, Septimus Culthorpe stumbles into 221B Baker Street. He introduces himself as the leader of the Secret Seven – a mysterious group of seven monks who lead a simple lifestyle and reside in Grimstone Priory, an old cottage in Sussex. Two of the seven monks have been murdered in unusual circumstances. The weapon remains unknown and Culthorpe suspects that both suffered a heart attack.
However, he is apprehensive of the secret letter that both men received the day prior to their death. Alarmed by the two horrid and unusual murders in Grimstone Priory, Culthorpe seeks the assistance of the detective and his partner. The group prepares a plan – Holmes and Watson will temporarily substitute the deceased monks and observe the possible suspects at the grounds in order to uncover the mystery. Once settled into the simple village life, Holmes and Watson gradually reveal the secrets that lie in Grimstone Priory. The days following their arrival result in a series of strange events including the mystery of the missing jewels, doubtful identities of the monks and brutally slaughtered animals.
Can the duo solve the case before a third member of the Secret Seven is killed?
‘Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Seven’ is a dramatic thriller by Val Andrews.
Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini’s novels.