Roger Riccard, having published two previous Sherlock Holmes novels, The Case of the Poisoned Lilly and The Case of the Twain Papers, has again taken pen in hand to bring forth a series of six short stories occurring during the Christmas seasons of Holmes’ career. Each has a connection with the well known carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The Seventh Swann – The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing. Has he been kidnapped? Is he still alive?
The Eighth Milkmaid – A young child has joined the staff at the home of Holmes’ former professor. But who is she, really?
The Ninth Ladyship at the Dance – Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, has come under threat by unknown forces. How will Holmes protect her?
The Tenth Lord Leaping – The Earl of Dunbar has been observed undergoing strange physical gyrations. What is his secret?
The Eleven Pipe Problem – Mysterious thefts are happening all over Edinburgh. What, or who, do they have in common?
The Twelfth Drumming – The clock strikes midnight. A shot The Twelfth Drumming – The clock strikes midnight. A shot rings out and Sir james is dead. There is no sign of an intruder nor murder weapon. Who pulled tthe trigger? How did they get away?
The answers to these questions and more lie within.
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