In disguise, Sherlock Holmes returns from his supposed death at the hands of Moriarty, much to the astonishment of his friend, Dr. Watson. After explaining where he's been for three years, Holmes leads Watson to an empty house where they find Moriarty's second in command, Sebastian Moran, firing his air rifle across the street at a moving silhouette of Holmes in the study of 221B. Moran is captured and revealed as the murderer of an innocent man who was about to expose his cheating at cards! Great evocative atmosphere, puzzling explanation of Holmes' absence, satisfying conclusion, though raising question of why Moran is never punished for the murder.
The review of this Book prepared by Davice Sharpe