Intro by Peggy Webber, explaining emotional attitudes of Sherlock Holmes, especially his skeptical nature, and his distrust for emotional displays. Irenie Adler, or the person who Holmes only refers to as, the Woman, is the feature of today’s mystery.
Watson learns of a letter that has Holmes excited to go on his latest case. Powers of deduction abound in the simple matter of the letter to reveal much more than meets the eye. We learn that Irenie is an American opera star, and the center of more than one deadly serious crime.
Posing as carriage driver and groom, Holmes and Watson learn more about Irenie. A race is on as a series of hired carriages all take after one another. Satisfied he knows the mystery thus far, Holmes and Watson return to Baker Street.
Disguises are still in order, as Holmes puts the final part of his plan into affect. Though her house has been burglarized twice, Holmes has a plan to get her to reveal the location of the picture that was stolen. All that is left to do is call on the authorities. Has Holmes turned up the missing picture? Has Irenie outsmarted the great detective?