Sherlock Holmes is at the height of his powers in these five tales of intellectual derring-do: he cooperates with a young Winston Churchill in the siege of Sydney Street; establishes a link between two missing lighthouse keepers and the royal treasures of King John; helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram; contends with a supernatural curse placed upon an eccentric aristocrat; and discovers a lost epic by Lord Byron. A playwright, biographer, and poet, previously shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and given poetry's Gregory Award by T.S. Eliot himself, Donald Thomas here continues the adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective.
"Thomas's fourth pastiche collection conveys the tone and spirit of Conan Doyle's original tales with nary a false note.... This volume reinforces Thomas's place in the front rank of Doyle imitators."—Publishers Weekly