A beautiful, brilliant young woman attracts the attention of a wealthy, older gentleman. He insist that she join the board of directors of a popular charity, run by his son. A meeting of the directors is held at the family estate. She attends and quarrels with the son. An hour later, she falls off the roof terrace. Nobody can believe that her death is anything but a tragic accident. Nobody, that is, except her sister, Miss Violet Westbury. A year earlier, Violet’s fiancé, Cadogan West, was murdered and his body dumped on top of a railway carriage. Sherlock Holmes solved the mystery and brought the criminals to justice. (You can read about that mystery in The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans.) Violet comes to Sherlock Holmes seeking his help and together they and Dr. Watson try to discern what happened to her sister. The story travels all the way to Calcutta and back to St. James Square, and the villains almost get away with their vile crime … almost.
The Adventure of the Treacherous Trust