Watson: The Final Problem 1894. Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are both gone. But London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time
Watson: The Final Problem
1894. Watson is alone. His beloved wife Mary and the great Sherlock Holmes are both gone. But London seethes with false reports and rumour. It is time to set the record straight.
So Watson tells his tale… a tale of long buried secrets, betrayal and death. For there is a shadow in the gutters of London. A spider’s web of poisonous intrigue lies across the city. Someone is playing a long game and Holmes and Watson face their greatest ever challenge.
But as Watson unravels the story, is the game really over?
I was inspired to make this piece following a holiday where I had walked up to the Reichenbach Falls and visited the spot where Sherlock Holmes famously fell. It struck me that Watson’s own story was pretty dramatic. An Afghanistan War veteran, shot twice, and a survivor of Typhoid Fever, by 1894 his beloved wife Mary has died and his great companion has fallen in Moriarty’s deathly embrace at Reichenbach. So, the old soldier might have a few bruises but he has a cracking tale to tell…
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