The wealthy owner/publisher of England's most prestigious literary journal holds a soirée for the writers, critics and intelligentsia of London (modelled on the Bloomsbury Group) and is poisoned by one of the departing guests. Her brilliant secretary/editor almost dies too.
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.
Sherlock Holmes confronts the horrible racial and religious prejudice that was rampant in the Victorian era and helps the heroic victims of those evils discover a new life.A family from Argentina has disappeared and it is feared that they were abducted. Their lives are in danger. The father, a colonel in the Argentine army has enemies from years ago that may be seeking revenge. The gigantic ‘mulatto’ who was the cook in the story about Wisteria Lodge (remember him?) is falsely accused. With his help, Sherlock Holmes must find the family before it is too late.
In June of 1901, a wealthy young nobleman is murdered and yet again Scotland Yard requires help from Sherlock Holmes. The baron has recently returned from an expedition searching for oil in Persia. His only relative and sole heir, a woman from California is the obvious suspect. But then she comes to Sherlock Holmes desperately seeking his help.
What happened after Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson pardoned Captain Jack Croker for killing Sir Eustace at the Abbey Grange. Have you imagined that he sailed the seven seas for a year and then returned to his beautiful, beloved Mary Fraser? That didn’t happen.
Did you ever wonder what happened to Godfrey Staunton, the missing Three-Quarter, after Holmes found him? This story tells you. He met an exceptional young woman, fell in love, and got married. He was chosen to play on England's National Team in the 1899 Home Nations Championship games. Life was good. ... and then it got much worse.
At Oxford University, a professor has been proselytizing for anarchism. Three naive students fall for his doctrines and decide to engage in direct action by stealing priceless artifacts from the British Museum, returning them to the oppressed people from whom their colonial masters stole them. In the midst of their caper, a museum guard is shot dead and they are charged with the murder.
Oxford University is famous for its passionate pursuit of learning. The Rhodes Scholarship has been recently established and some men are prepared to lie, steal, slander, and, maybe murder, in the pursuit of it. Sherlock Holmes is called upon to track down a thief who has stolen vital documents pertaining to the winner of the scholarship, but what will he do when the prime suspect is found dead?
In October 1805, Napoleon's fleet was defeated in the Battle of Trafalgar. now his ghost has returned to England for the centenary of the battle, intent on wreaking revenge on the descendants of Admiral Horatio Nelson and on all of England. The mother of the great-great-grandchildren of Admiral Nelson contacts Sherlock Holmes and asks him to come to her home, Victory Manor, in Gravesend to protect the Nelson Collection.
Charles Augustus Milverton, was shot and sent to his just reward. But now another diabolical scheme of blackmail has emerged centered in the telegraph offices of the Royal Mail. It is linked to an archeological expedition whose director disappeared. Someone is prepared to murder to protect their ill-gotten gain and possibly steal a priceless treasure.