THE SCROLL OF THE DEAD: A SHERLOCK HOLMES ADVENTURE, by David Stuart Davies. Calabash Press, Canada. 1998. The Scroll of the Dead finds Holmes pitting his wits against one of the most obsessive foes he has ever encountered Sebastian Melmoth, a Wildean character hell-bent on attaining immortality through secrets contained in an Egyptian papyrus. In this fast-paced adventure, the action switches from London to Norfolk to the picturesque surroundings of Cumberland’s Lake District, as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson once more battle with the forces of evil. But even when the case is brought to a conclusion, the danger is still not over for Sherlock Holmes. . . . 1st trade paperback edition. Fine.