General Compton, known as the Viking General, is found dead in his study at his country estate. Dr. Watson is first on the scene and calls in his friend Sherlock Holmes to solve the complex case. A suspect confesses, but Holmes has his doubts. His investigation has shattering results for all concerned.
This is a novella length story typical of the Holmes tales. The Sherlock Holmes Uncovered Tales are a series of original stories based upon the immortal characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Viking General is the 9th story in the series.