From the book jacket: Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen. Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated décor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction's great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabilia a collection some would kill for. And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert's own murder. Now, with the help of her partner...
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