From the book jacket: It is 1947, and the long-retired
Holmes, now 93, lives in a remote Sussex farmhouse, where his
memories and intellect begin to go adrift. He lives with a
housekeeper and her young son, Roger, whose patient,
respectful demeanor stirs paternal affection in Holmes. Holmes
has settled into the routine of tending his apiary, writing in
journals, and grappling with the diminishing powers of his
razor-sharp mind, when Roger comes upon a case hitherto
unknown. It is that of a Mrs. Keller, the long-ago object of
Holmes's deep--and never acknowledged--infatuation.
Comment: Cullin's Holmes is a rather nice old fellow. He's still the exceptionally acute ...
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