Six students receive death threats. For a lark over the summer, they wrote a satirical book. It made fun of the crimes and foibles of a fictional baron. Some real baron somewhere does not think it’s funny. They got too much of his story right. And now he is out to kill them. They appeal to Sherlock Holmes.
But he is too busy with his bees, and so he sends Dr. Watson to help them.
What Watson discovers is terrifying. Soon he, Holmes and one of the students are in a race against time to unmask the villain and take him down before more lives are destroyed.
This New Sherlock Holmes Mystery is the 55th in the series, and is a tribute to The Adventure of the Three Gables.