Watson tells about his gardening practices. His ramblings lead into today’s adventure between Holmes and Moriarty. In a Turkish bath, an emergency arises.
A corpse is found stabbed repeatedly. Holmes springs into action while they wait for
Scotland Yard investigators to arrive.
With all the blood, Inspector Lastraad should have no trouble in tracking down the blood stains… right? The only stains are on a pocket knife found in a locker. Will the inspector take advice from Holmes on the matter? The lack of blood stains is the curious thing.
The attendant over the laundry service, Gus, is put on the spot over the lack of blood stained towels and linen. The chase is afoot, but is it a trap for Holmes and Watson? Will our heros be boiled alive in the steam room?
In epilogue, Watson describes the loose ends of the mystery, and the explosive events of Holmes escape.