“Is this the ending of days?” gasps Watson in this ground-breaking story of religion and the climate change.
Holmes is petitioned by the groom of the Bedlam lunatic asylum to investigate a mysterious birth that has taken place there.
And after the notorious winter of 1894/5, an inscrutable politician, gives Holmes a commission to investigate whether the climate is changing and whether industrialisation is the cause.
Holmes’s investigation into both cases has ambiguous results and Holmes is left to philosophise on the parallels between the two.
A Sherlock Holmes story with many contemporary resonances.