Back in 1988, Rohase Piercy imagined the moving personal notebooks of Dr Watson. Publication of these stories caused a furore by throwing an unexpected light upon his relationship with the celebrated detective, Sherlock Holmes. Here are two previously unknown stories about the great detective and his companion that help to explain much which has puzzled their devotees ... we finally learn what actually happened at the Reichenbach Falls and the real reasons behind Holmes's faked death and subsequent return.
It is 1898, the London of Sherlock Holmes. Harriet is becoming increasingly anxious about the influence of the powerful, unpredictable Minerva Atwell over her dearest friend, Alexandra. A little research reveals disquieting lies in Minerva's life story. Simultaneously, the gentle enigmatic actor, George Arden, is forced to flee for his life. Harriet appeals to a somewhat-unwilling Dr Watson to help her, whose solo efforts are aided (and sometimes hindered) by a forceful young man by the name of Aleister Crowley - and his flamboyant lover, Jerome Pollitt.
The Compact is an LGBTQ mystery with a touch of Magick.