All too soon, Doyle finds the finger of suspicion is pointing at him as the locals unite against the famous writer, convinced that the murder is Sherlock Holmes's fault. But can the creator of the famous detective actually do the sleuthing himself? And is it possible that the character has influenced him too much? Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers ever since he first burst into fiction, over one hundred years ago. In this novel, the first in a trilogy, we meet his author and discover the difficult relationship between them.