The Jade Princess is visiting London and is shadowed by constables to insure her safety. A constable is found mysteriously slain by the branch of a Kodama tree.
Holmes is sent to investigate the death because it could trigger an international incident if anything happened to the Princess.
What he discovers is a myth that has its roots in yesterday, but its reality in today!
Japanese lore, Sherlock, British detective, murder investigation
Different aspect of Sherlock, yet a thoroughly engaging short story. Of course the primary thrust is the murder investigation, but the insight into unfamiliar lore is a great bonus. The descriptions are excellent, and the characters engaging. Well worth reading!
Neil Reeves gives a solid performance as audio performer.