A schoolgirl pays a visit to Sherlock Holmes. She has discovered a dead body.
Dr. Watson does not believe her, but Holmes does and asks her to take him to the corpse. She leads the two of them to a place where unspeakable evil is present.
What Sherlock Holmes learns there leads him to the hills of Berkshire and the ghostly white chalk horse that the superstitious people of the town believe is the Pale Horse of Death from the Book of Revelation.
Another local resident dies, and Holmes connects the dots. They lead directly to the great horse race at the Derby and the millions of pounds that are at stake. Or do they?
This 60th New Sherlock Holmes Mystery is a tribute to The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place and will be an enjoyable read for fans of the canonical Sherlock Holmes … and those who love the sport of kings.