Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of the Three Monks by Johanna Rieke
It is summer in 1890, in Robertsbridge, a small village in East Sussex. Dr Watson, on holiday without Holmes, finds the village peaceful and sleepy, but the truth is different. He soon discovers that the villagers are afraid, the atmosphere is threatening. Why do three mysterious white monks haunt the ruined abbey? What does the gipsy seek? Where is a missing ten-year-old boy? Watson calls for Holmes, but why is Holmes fearful of endangering lives? We read in this exciting story how Holmes’ patient deduction and Watson’s courage come together, to solve a many-sided mystery just before it turns into disaster.
Johanna M. Rieke, born in Germany, is a mathematician and an author. Her authentically crafted, historic Sherlock Holmes stories, six up to 2021, are well-known in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They have been published in German in book form and audio versions, and presented at the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. She is a member of the Sherlock Holmes Societies of Germany and London and of the Reichenbach Irregulars in Switzerland, where she lives, since marriage, near Basel.
‘Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Three Monks’ was first published in Frankfurt in 2014. It is the third of her works to appear in English with MX Publishing.