Summary: One early morning a woman asks Sherlock to help figure out what killed her sister 2 years ago because the same thing seems to be happening to her. She lives penned in by her step-father who loves India and hanging out with gypsies. Her sister died right before her wedding, and now this woman is engaged. After Sherlock and Watson agree to help and the woman leaves, her scary step-father comes to threaten Sherlock not to get involved.
Reaction: So my dad has definitely read me this one, and I remember what the speckled band is (because it is scary). But I want to read it in context, and I don’t remember all the details, so it will still be good, plus this one is looking really exciting (which is probably why my dad read me this one).
Sherlock Rating: Looking to be excellent. Keep it up Watson and Sherlock!
Mystery Story Convention: Young woman in distress. Another woman coming begging to the detective trying to get help with some dreadful mystery.