By Laurie R. King
It truly is 1923. Mary Russell Holmes and her husband, the retired Sherlock Holmes, are having fun with the summer season jointly on their Sussex property once they are visited by means of an outdated buddy, pass over Dorothy Ruskin, an archaeologist simply again from Palestine. She leaves of their security an historic manuscript which turns out to trace on the chance that Mary Magdalene was once an apostle--an artifact sure to fan the flames of a typhoon of biblical proportions within the Christian institution. while Ruskin is abruptly killed in a sad twist of fate, Russell and Holmes locate themselves at the path of a fiendishly smart assassin. Brimming with political intrigue, theological arcana, and fabulous Holmesian deductions.
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The road entering the grounds was under guard, and the big hangars were closely watched, the authorities evidently taking no chances on a repetition of the robbery. However, Chief Collig was readily admitted and the party proceeded to a hangar where a newspaper photographer was busy taking pictures. "I'd like to see those footprints, Chief, if you don't mind," said Mr. Hardy. "They haven't been touched," said Chief Collig. " Close by the hangar wall a few boards covered the ground. The chief raised them, and in the ground beneath they could see the clear imprint of a foot.
A mail sack with about twenty thousand dollars' worth of mail was stolen. " declared Frank hotly. "Us? Mixed up in that mail robbery? " asked the chief quickly. " "Pretty good alibi," said the chief. " "Well, it didn't happen last night. It happened yesterday afternoon, early. And you boys didn't leave here in your motorboat until late in the afternoon. The robbery wasn't discovered until last night. " "Why, we went in our roadster down to-" began Joe, but a warning kick from Frank silenced him.
Amos Grice was soon shaking hands with them, asking a score of questions. How had they come to be out on the bay in the storm T Had they been at Cabin Island? Had they been frightened? How did the boat get half full of water? And so on and so forth. He was a kindly old man, this village storekeeper. He now led the way out of the boathouse. "Come up to the store," he said. "Come up and put on some dry clothes. You're soaked to the hide, all of you. " "Nothing much to tell, Mr. Grice," explained Frank.