London, February 1896. A bright crisp day. But as Watson welcomes the sun and tries to cheer up a restless Holmes, there is an urgent knocking at the door of 221B Baker Street. A moment later, a large man bursts into the living quarters of the famous pair. Alfred Bullimore is a very frightened golfer.
What had seemed at first to be no more than tasteless horseplay at Royal Blackheath Golf Club is now threatening to escalate into serious violence. Already there has been an attack upon an elderly member walking his dog at dusk, and soon this is followed by an attempt at murder, which brings Holmes and Watson swiftly to the scene of the crime at the famous old golf club.
Bullimore is a good enough golfer to plan a serious attempt to win the Open Championship of 1896. But as his successes accumulate in the month before the Open, the threat to his safety seems ever greater. The climax of the tale is set thrillingly on the last day of the Open Championship, with the solution as unexpected as it is timely.
The world’s largest publisher of new Sherlock Holmes murder mystery books. Started in 1992 by the late Martin Breese, and taken over in 2004 by Baker Street Studios, the company is devoted to delivering high quality pastiche Sherlock Holmes adventures in the style of Conan Doyle. To date there are around 50 books in the collection by authors such as Val Andrews and John Hall, both respected Holmesians, and this number is increasing by several new publications each year.