Banker Eddie Van Coon and reporter Brian Lukis are both shot dead in identical slayings, in rooms locked from the inside. Chinese museum employee Soo Lin tells Sherlock Holmes that, as a teenaged orphan in China, she ran drugs for the Black Lotus crime syndicate, for whom the two dead men also worked. She too is then murdered, the killer being a human fly who can scale buildings. The gang mistake Watson for Holmes and capture him and his new girl-friend, requiring Holmes to come to the rescue. Written by
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The concept of the coded cypher comes from the Sherlock Holmes novel "The Valley of Fear," but the plot, though it slightly resembles that novel's, also bears similarities to other Holmes stories, including "The Sign of Four." See more
When Watson and Holmes enter the offices of Shad Sanderson, the New York time shown is 07:45. A few minutes later, when Holmes is darting around the office after his meeting with Sebastian, the New York time shown then is 07:21. See more
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The great artisans say, the more a teapot is used, the more beautiful it becomes.
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