When Lord St. Simon, the loftiest, sniffiest aristocrat in the country, consults Sherlock Holmes, a story of fantastic intrigue opens up for the great detective. Just why was this magnificent “catch” on the marriage circuit jilted at the altar? Why did he choose a bride who comes from America, certainly not a debutante and may not even be alive? And just why did he destroy Watson’s favourite cuckoo clock? This intriguing story plays with the social classes of the Victorian era and is full of sinister twists and turns, the most dangerous being one of Sherlock’s arch enemies.