Mit gewohnter Finesse gelingt es Sherlock Holmes und Dr. Watson, den mysteriösen Lord Blackwood zur Strecke zu bringen, bevor er in einer schwarzen Messe eine Jungfrau opfern kann. Vor seiner Hinrichtung kündigt Blackwood an, er werde von den Toten auferstehen. Tatsächlich geschehen merkwürdige Dinge im Umfeld Blackwoods.
Born Richard James Edwards 22 December 1967 Blackwood, Caerphilly, Wales. Disappeared 1 February 1995 (aged 27) Cardiff, Wales. Legally dead on 23 November 2008 (aged 40) Nationality Welsh. Other names Richey James, Richey Manic. Occupation Musician, lyricist. Years active 1989–1995. Instruments Guitar, piano, vocals.
My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead.