An old rival at Scotland Yard, Inspector Lestrade, pays Sherlock Holmes a visit. Lestrade is deeply troubled. The disappearance of five boys has been left unsolved for almost twenty years. Under Lestrade’s watch the wrong man was arrested and imprisoned for murder. But after a long appeal, the court has suddenly overturned its decision. The man is free. Lestrade has been disgraced.
Holmes is not so convinced by this new verdict. He believes he can help Lestrade prove, once and for all, that his man is guilty. With Holmes and Watson officially retired, and Lestrade forced out of Scotland Yard, the three must endeavour to solve the mystery outside of the law.
Can Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson save Inspector Lestrade’s reputation? What evil will they uncover? The mystery of the missing boys may prove to be Holmes’ and Watson’s most sordid case yet …
‘A treat for any Holmes fan.’ – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of Trade Off.
John Hall spent many years in the civil service before becoming a professional writer specialising in crime fiction. His book ‘Death of a Collector’ won the Sherlock magazine’s competition for the best new fictional detective. He is also the author of Sherlock Holmes at the Raffles Hotel and Sherlock Holmes and the Hammerford Will.