Suffering from depression and nearing a breakdown, Holmes is accompanied by Watson to Cornwall for rest and recuperation as they tour the area's scenic coastal cliffs and Neolithic sites. The tranquility is interrupted by news that an unexplained tragedy has suddenly struck three siblings while playing cards in their home. The sister has apparently died from apoplexy, and her two brothers are suffering from acute dementia with expressions of fear and horror frozen on their faces. Showing great will power, Holmes discards his cocaine hypodermic and scrutinizes those involved in the case: an estranged third brother, the local vicar, and an enigmatic big game hunter and African explorer. Written by
Gabe Taverney (email@example.com)
Did You Know?
After being rescued by Watson, Holmes calls watson by his first name, "John". This is the first time in the entire literary, cinematic and televised history of Sherlock Holmes that one of the two main characters addresses the other by his first name; in all other instances, the surname ("Holmes", "Watson") is used. See more
What does a Harley Street specialist know about my health?
Listen, Holmes, Dr Moore Agar insists you have a complete rest if you wish to avoid an absolute breakdown. The sea air will do you the world of good.