The Shadow in the North

Synopsis: Sally Lockheart now runs her own financial consulting business, while her friends Fred and Jim have opened a detective agency. But when one of her clients looses money over a vanishing steamship, Sally and the young detectives join forces again. The mystery leads them to threatened stage magician and a medium with a dark vision. Sally must also face an old enemy.
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You have lost your savings, Miss Walsh,

but my reputation is also at stake.

When someone comes to me for advice,

I don't find it acceptable

that I should lose their money for them.

Whatever it is, I haven't time.

I was wondering

if you'd read my new play.

I'd stick to the detective writing

if I were you. Five minutes, everyone!

...Leave writing to the professionals.

What's wrong with it?

Too fantastical.

Blood-sucking warehouse men,

barges full of corpses.

Remember, everybody, loud and faster.

- The public isn't interested.

- You just missed the good bits.

No future in vampire stories.

Well, thanks anyway, Mr Stoker.

You know your way around.

Do me a favour.

Give MacKinnon his five-minute call.

- MacKinnon?

- Magician,

calls himself the Wizard Of The North.

Five minutes.

Five minutes, Mr MacKinnon.

I'm ready. Now.

Thank you.

And fire!

You seriously suppose

that the hand of mere man

can kill the immortal

Wizard Of The North?

Fire, I say.

Did you see?

Thank you.

Those men are trying to kill me.

For God's sake,

help me get away from here.

You come off this side.

I'll be waiting.

Quick. Up there.

I'm frightened of heights.

If you want to get out of here

in one piece, the only way is up.

Up there.

We can get out over the roof.

Listen, mate. It's your choice.

It's this or your friends downstairs.

Look lively.

You say these men want to kill you,

Mr MacKinnon. Why?

Because I am a witness to murder.

Then why not go to the police?

I did not witness a crime in

any way the police would understand.

What do you know of spiritualism?

Odd you should mention that.

Jim had a client only the other day

asking him to look

into some sort of spiritualist affair.

A fraudulent medium named Nellie Budd.

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Adrian Hodges

Adrian Hodges (born 4 February 1957) is an English television and film writer. He has won a BAFTA Award. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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