Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sherlock Sam and the Case of the Counterfeit Dollars

It was a quiet evening at 221b Baker Street.  Sherlock Sam and I had just settled down with the evening paper, happily full on Mrs Hudson's home made kibble, when a knock sounded from the front door.  Mrs Hudson answered it, we heard a muffled conversation, and then the housekeeper appeared holding a letter. 

"Special delivery for you, Mr. Sam," she handed him the letter and quickly left the study.
A most mysterious letter...
Sherlock Sam sniffed the letter, and then quickly opened the envelope and scanned the contents.  What the letter said, I will never know, but we both noted a small scrap of paper fall from the envelope.

A clue?
"A great crime has been committed, Watson," he said, tucking the envelope into his collar. 
Sherlock Sam was grave as he revealed our next caper.
"Only I can see the contents of the letter, but this small scrap of paper is our clue to solving this mystery."  He stood, "I shall need to retire to the library, to ponder all that this might imply."

The hours passed quietly, I studied the evening post and, I'm sorry to admit, might have napped.  I knew Sherlock Sam would be applying all manner of science to this small scrap in order to reveal all that it would tell us.
Sherlock Sam in the library.
I stood and stretched my legs in the hall.  I realized how engrossed Sherlock Sam must be, since a tray of tea sat on a small table outside the library, Sherlock Sam's favorite treats untouched on a small plate.
Sherlock Sam must be deep in thought.
At length he reappeared, concern etched clearly across this face.  He was dressed to go out, and I could tell by his impatience that he was in a hurry. "You know my methods, Watson. There was not one of them which I did not apply to the inquiry. And it ended by my discovering traces, but very different ones from those which I had expected."

A startling revelation!
 "You mean..."  I had not expected the usual suspect to be at the heart of this crime.

"Elementary," said he.  "It is apparent that the crime includes the counterfeit of large sums of money.  This one scrap is the only proof that the villain does not have the method perfected yet.  My hope is that we can stop him before he floods the market."

I felt a chill deep in my heart.  This could only mean that the culprit was Sherlock Sam's arch-nemesis...  None other than Monty Moriarty!

What devilish scheme has Moriarty devised this time?
Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion to "Sherlock Sam and the Case of the Counterfeit Dollars" and an explanation to this craziness! 


  1. Love it! Can't wait for the next installment :)

  2. Oh my!! What happened, why, where, who. I am all a quiver to find out. I love a good mystery.

  3. OMD, we are waiting very nerveously!

    Your Pals
    Susie & bites

  4. I totally engrossed in this tail (I mean tale!).

  5. Look at that villainous Monty Moriarty! Pure evil. Of course he's behind this scheme.

    Say, are you famous enough to have your own stamp now, Sherlock Sam?

  6. Oh DA SUSPENSE! My tails is between my legs I"m so nervous about what Monty Moriarty may be up to!

    Have a good weekend,

  7. OMD this is sooooooo exciting we are at the EDGE of our 'cliner chair.

  8. Who doesn't love a good mystery?

  9. Oh, this is a fantastic mystery - hurry back with the next installment.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  10. uh oh did someone eat money?

    Stop on by for a visit

  11. Wow! A puzzle so engrossing that Sherlock Sam didn't even touch his afternoon biscuits! We can't wait to hear what happens next!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  12. Not fair to keep us hanging. We would stay up all night to finish reading this mystery.

    Cute stars in the blog version.

    Daisy and Angel Tucker

  13. Oh the suspense is killing me!! What did Sherlock Sam figure out? Love his hat by the way. :)

  14. Woof! Woof! Oh my what a suspense... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  15. We are on the edge of our seats!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  16. Oh Sherlock Sam, you make a marvellous investigator! The cap, too, just adds value. We enjoy the intrigue :)

  17. We love good mysteries too and this one is chilling already - our tails are wrapped around each other as we wait for the next episode starring brave Sam!
    Sammie and Ava

  18. We're waiting with bated breath!

  19. We are on the edge of our seats. What does it all mean? Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  20. We can't wait for the next chapter! We love you in that cap, Sam!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  21. Oh don't leave it long, we can't wait..We love a good mystery :) Have a great Monday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  22. Ohh I can't wait to find out what happened! OMD that hat is just tooo cute.

  23. I love, love your story posts. And Sam plays it so well!

  24. ha ha - some great monday mischief there!

  25. I'm on pins and needles waiting for the big reveal. :-)

  26. You are a great investigator, we are on the edge of our seat

    urban hounds

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    Oh what an investigator you make.
    Sweet William The Scot

  28. I have so many questions:) Lol!

  29. Oh My Dog
    Thank dog Shewlock Sam is on the case..this could have upset the whole wowlds ecoomy(mowe than it aweady is)
    I will west easy knowing Sam will stop Mowiawity in his twacks
    smoochie kisses

  30. This is AWESOME! Can't wait for more....

  31. Oh, no! Not Monty Moriarty!!! *GASP*
    I can't wait to hear the conclusion!

  32. We are enjoying the mystery

    urban hounds

  33. Pray, continue, for we are all under the spell of the telling of this caper!

  34. Haha! We can't believe Monty Moriarty would eat money! :) Well, actually...we can, now that you mention it. Hehe!

    Happy Wednesday! Less than 2 weeks left on crate rest, woohoo!

    Elyse and Riley

  35. Hi Sam! You won the giveaway at my bloggy!


  36. Wonderful story Sam !!!

    We can't wait for the next episode !!

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  37. Hay Sherlock, has your bandana arrived ..BOL xxx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  38. Thanks Sam.. things aren't as they should be at the moment down here at Soggibottom, but hey... she still stands after all the years.
    Thank you so very much.. For a blogger who has tried to put years back in a few months.. Ah, your a star for understanding....
    Soggibottom and Freya Rose Blossom friends are unique. They are all treasured... xxx If we are not out om the beach, or painting, or fixing things at the moment, we are just here as always...
    :-) xxxx