Called on for possibly the most difficult and dangerous kind of cases, Holmes has to solve a mystery at a lady’s social circle. The matter involves a missing string of pearls. The feathers fly as the upscale ladies politely bicker and posture in their elite pecking order.
Holmes takes in the conversation. Is there any clues in among the emotions. Who is in legitimate high class standing, and who’s a low class hanger on? Is there some doubt the pearls were real?
If anybody can untangle the petty arguments, and conflicting statements, Holmes can. In epilog Watson makes sure the listener is privvy to all the twists and turns of the mystery,