by Michael Robentson
This mystery takes place in modern England and California. A law office occupies the block that includes the address of the fictitious Sherlock Holmes and to their surprise there is a clause in the lease requiring them to respond to any and all correspondence to Mr. Holmes. Twenty years ago an eight year old girl in California wrote to Sherlock Holmes for help in finding her father who disappeared. Her letter included copies of some of his papers from that time. Now someone is trying to retrieve those papers and one of the lawyers senses that something is wrong. From there on a story of deception, blackmail, and murder unfold. A good story. It kept me guessing as facts slowly become known. A few British expressions were head-scratchers.