Mar 16, 12
Read in March, 2012
Lord St. Simon employs the indomitable Sherlock Holmes to solve a most unusual enigma. The thrice married English gentleman is a bachelor still, as his bride has disappeared immediately after the ceremony.
With a trail of wives who have met mysterious fates due to their union with the slippery Lord, Holmes and Watson must deduce the pattern of deceit, the motive of greed, and the means of marriage followed by captivity or murder.
But suppose the marriage contract is void, annulled by a previous commitment...the diabolical expectation of reward thwarted. Where does that leave the culprit?
The scheme discovered, victims redeemed, lovers united, and Sherlock's curiosity satisfied. A most rewarding mystery solved in favor of all! Recommended.