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The Fall of Sherlock Holmes

by David Whippman

Called from London, the great detective
travels first class. He will answer for this
when the sink estates rise against Lestrade’s men.
The famous sleuth looks, as always,
for clues and reasonable motives — jealousy, greed —
but beyond his magnifying glass
the world is creeping up on him,
and the pointless murders happen with genocidal speed.
With a last flourish, Moriarty is unmasked
but removes a second disguise. Underneath
he is something much worse
and, this time, he will win.

Copyright © 2018 by David Whippman

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