Random House, Inc. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are holidaying on the English coast when they discover a corpse on the beach… which then disappears. They can get little help from the nearby village, populated by strange and unfriendly characters. Then the corpse suddenly reappears in their cottage and they are attacked by persons unknown. Watson comes to, and discovers that months have passed, and Holmes is not the man he remembers. What has happened to his friend? Does it have something to do with a dead devil worshipper, whose children happen to live in the cursed village?
Baker & Taylor While investigating a corpse found on a deserted Devonshire beach that subsequently disappears, Holmes and Watson encounter sinister forces at work in the nearby village of Howden, whose inhabitants are hostile to outsiders.
Baker & Taylor The discovery of a corpse on a deserted beach is just the first in a series of mysterious and terrifying events that threatened Sherlock Holmes. While investigating the death, Holmes and Watson attract unwanted attention from the strange inhabitants of the nearby village, and are viciously attacked. Watson wakes to discover that months have passed and his friend is not the man he remembers. What transpired during those lost days? And is it connected to the notorious "Devil's Companion" whose descendants live nearby? -- Cover, page