Imprisoned in a dank cottage deep in the English countryside Arthur Doyle lies half-unconscious and at the mercy of his nemesis - Cream.
Gathering all his dwindling strength he smashes a window and crawls to safety.
With a sharp piece of broken glass he awaits his torturer's return, but the man has eluded him once more, leaving behind the rotting body of a local miser and thwarted in his attempt to obtain money for his 'deadly' cause.
Securing the help of the remarkable pioneering criminal investigator Dr Joseph Bell the two men return to the scene of the crime but find few clues.
London reveals little more except the possibility that their archenemy has gone to the Suffolk coast under the name of Dr Mere.
Full of legend the local community fear the 'Dunwich witch' has returned with her evil curse.
A man has died in suspicious circumstances and it seems many are unwilling to talk about it.
More hideous crimes are yet to come as Dr Bell and Doyle move closer and closer to confronting Cream: Bell to capture a notorious villain, Doyle to avenge himself for a crime which robbed him of his future happiness. Dr Bell and Arthur Doyle are reunited once again in their quest to hunt down a criminal mastermind in a sinister tale of intrigue and violence, which reaches a terrifying and dramatic climax...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/01/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099416623