With Dr. Watson occupied at his surgery with an overflow of patients, Sherlock Holmes is joined by his brother Mycroft as he tries to solve the murder of Willoughby Smith. He was found by a maid having been stabbed with and clutching a lady's golden pince-nez in his right hand. His last words were 'Professor it was she'. Smith worked as an assistant to Professor Coran, an invalid who was studying early Christianity. Smith was involved with a local teacher and suffragette Abigail Grosby with whom he had recently had a falling out. The solution however lies in events long ago in Russia and a desire for revenge. Written by
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No, this is the monastery's accounts dating to the early fifteenth century.
Mm, precisely what I thought.
But surely this has great political significance.
A matter of particular delicacy.
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