The very first appearance of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. A secret society in London led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any deceased members and splits them between the remaining members. When members begin dropping like flies, Holmes is approached by the widow of James Murphy’s after she is left penniless following his death. And so Holmes' investigation begins.
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