The famous conjurer Cyrano visits Holmes and Watson during his run of performances at the grand Egyptian Hall theatre. During one of his tricks a priceless woman’s ring has gone missing. The conjurer had intended to smash the ring and reproduce it, but it disappeared and now Lady Windrush wants it back.
Holmes and Watson visit the Egyptian Hall to view a performance, but are shocked when it is announced that Cyrano has been killed. The detective pair are called upon to decipher the mystery behind the entertainer’s death. Watson must also battle his obvious attraction to the married Lady Windrush in a riveting addition to the Holmes canon.
‘A treat for any fan of the master detective.’ – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of ‘Cold Kill’.
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.