What appears on a surface may never be the truth and one needs to be careful in matters. Jabez Wilson, a London pawnbroker is persuaded by his assistant Vincent Spaulding to apply for a peculiar job vacancy meant for red-haired people only. Wilson successfully secures the vacancy which keeps him away from his shop for a few hours every day. Things take a turn after eight weeks when the company he works for suddenly disappears with no notice or trail behind. Wilson then tells his story to Sherlock Holmes who starts digging in only to find a bigger sinister plan.
With the help of his friend Dr. Watson and a few other police officials, he is able to catch the people behind the plot and the fake job meant for red-headed people only.
Book Review by : Amit Kumar Khare