- Uitgever:Bantam Books
- Genre:Literatuur anderstalig
A Novel of Suspence Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Just hours after Holmes and Russell return from solving the murky riddle of The Moor, a bloodied but oddly familiar stranger pounds desperately on their front door, pleads for their help, and then collapses. When he recovers, he lays before them the story of the enigmatic Marsh Hughenfort, younger brother of the Duke of Beauville, returned to England upon his brothers death.Not until Holmes and Russell arrive in the village of Arley Holt can they fully understand Marshs dilemma.
For Justice Hall is a home of dizzying beauty and unearthly perfection, set in a garden modeled on Paradise. Russell longs for what it represents: permanence, history, the kind of roots that reach back for centuries. But Holmes senses the burdens echoed in the family motto, Justitia fortitudo mea est. And as Marsh seeks to live by the words, "Righteousness is my strength", he is determined to learn the truth about the untimely death of Justice Hall's expected heir...a puzzle he is convinced only Holmes and Russell can solve.