When Bradon Riggston decides to write his family history, he is shocked to find that many of his relatives and their friends have died by unfortunate accidents. Are Riggston family members and their close associates just unlucky, or is there some sinister power working behind the scenes? Holmes and Watson are called in to investigate, only to uncover a deadly saga of revenge for long-hidden crimes.
A terrible fire burns Miss Darna Rosewarne's home for elderly ladies to the ground, leaving six residents dead. Local opinion blames her for negligence, but as Holmes and Watson sift through the charred ruins and scrutinize the residents and staff, they discover hidden secrets of both the living and the dead -- but which one is the motive for murder?