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1915. The great detective Sherlock Holmes is retired and quietly engaged in the study of honey bees when a young woman literally stumbles into him on the Sussex Downs. Fifteen years old, gawky, egotistical, and recently orphaned, Mary Russell displays an intellect to impress even Sherlock ...
Death has already come twice to Ravenbank, a remote Lake District community. Before the First World War a young woman’s corpse was found, a makeshift shroud frozen to her battered face. Then five years ago, another woman was murdered in the same grisly manner.
When a third death is ...
‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’
‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector – smoke him out.’
An eagerly awaited collection of brand new, specially commissioned short...
Young Imogen Burnhope and her maid Rhoda board a non-stop train to Oxford to visit her Aunt Cassandra, who waits on the platform at Oxford station where the train terminates, to greet them. Only they never arrive. All the passengers alight but the two women are nowhere to be seen. The trai...
May 1915. With thousands of Britons fighting in the trenches, a severely depleted police force remains behind to keep the Home Front safe and continue the fight against crime, espionage, and military desertion. In London, Scotland Yard is already overstretched when the sinking of the Lusit...
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