It's a Sherlock Holmes story, my second. And that's it for a while -- no more stories in the hopper.

The story's called "Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson" -- title courtesy of Mr. David Dvorkin (take a bow, David). This one's about a jewel theft, a kidnapping, an abandoned Salvation Army building, and Chinese Christmas carolers.

More Holmes for the Holidays, Berkley, ISBN 0-425-17033-0