Baron Gruner survived the sulfuric vitriol hurled in his face.
He was left almost blind and horribly disfigured.
A year later, when he was shot twice in the back of his head, he did not survive.
Violet de Merville, the young woman of ethereal beauty who had been engaged to him, was accused by Scotland Yard of his murder. She appeals to Sherlock Holmes for help. Where does he start?
There are a score of women in England and Austria who Gruner exploited, betrayed and humiliated. They all have fathers and brothers and uncles. There are many more men who he swindled and who hate him.
Holmes and Watson will have to find the one true murderer, save Violet from prison, and avoid being murdered themselves.
This original new mystery is a tribute to The Adventure of the Illustrious Client and is the 54th in the series of New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Craig Stephen Copland.