Doctor Watson framed for murder!
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Improbable Prisoner by Stuart Douglas
Watson has been on call and is walking home to Baker Street when he is approached by a young woman. Stating that her grandmother needs a doctor, she leads him to a room where an elderly lady lies murdered! Watson discovers he is locked in and calls for help from the window. But when the police break in the key is discovered in the lock—on the inside!
The story is terrific, a constant battle, with Holmes trying to prove Watson innocent and bellicose Inspector Potter determined to put him in prison and keep him there! The evidence is expertly planted, the young woman is nowhere to be found, and the dead woman is kin to Major Sir Campbell McLachlan, member of Parliament! The Major is also involved in cleaning up the gangs of London, and a firm supporter of Inspector Potter.
Even with Mycroft Holmes pulling strings, Watson is placed in prison awaiting trial…
I really like this one! I give the book five stars!
Quoth the Raven…