The Pullman Recluse
The Pullman Recluse is a Masonic plot written by Freemasons for Freemasons and is ideal for any Ladies Night or fund raising event. Follow the fortunes of Dr Andreas Dietler, the Master of his Lodge, and wealthy mining magnate from South Africa who has become a recluse on his specially built Pullman train. He is in fear of his life and sends a coded message asking Holmes for help, but upon his arrival Holmes finds that Inspector Lestrade is already on the case investigating the murder of Dr Dietler’s secretary, Colonel Holman Stephens (also a high ranking Freemason). Could this be a case of mistaken identity? What was the real purpose for Dr Dietler summoning his brother (another Freemason) and long term business associate to the train that morning? What secrets are to be found within the windowless compartment in which Dr Dietler spends so much time? Why was the Pullman Steward recently dismissed and replaced by yet another Freemason? And what of the beautiful Maria Zinden, the famous contralto, and beautiful wife of Dr Dietler – is she as innocent as she seems. Finally what is the true meaning of that coded message. Find out the answers to all these questions and more in the latest Holmes adventure – The Pullman Recluse.
Doctor Andreas Dietler - Mining magnate from South Africa, now a recluse on his own private train. A Freemason of high rank. Is somebody trying to kill him?
Franck Dietler - Wealthy in his own right but maybe jealous of his brother's success and envious of his beautiful wife?
Federick von Heissen - Long standing business associate of Andreas Dietler, but summoned to the train to be dismissed. Also a Freemason of high rank. Does he have something to hide?
Maria Zinden - Acclaimed pianist and wife of Andreas Dietler. Owner of the famous Limpopo Diamond. Could theft be the motive?
Pullman Steward – Only his first day in Andreas Dietler’s service. Also from South Africa and a Freemason. Could he be a hired assassin who killed the wrong person?
Colonel Holman Stevens – The late secretary to Andreas Dietler. An ex-army officer and Freemason. Could this be a case of mistaken identity?
Doctor John Watson – faithful friend often with good instincts but and erroneous deductions.
Inspector Lestrade – Called by Scotland Yard to investigate murder. Also a Freemason.
Sherlock Holmes – Master detective. Above suspicion, but why can’t he break the code?
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