The year is 1895. The police don’t have the resources to deal with everything that goes on in the capital. The rich turn to a celebrated private detective when they need help - Sherlock Holmes. But in densely-populated South London, where crimes are sleazier and Holmes rarely visits, people turn to Arrowood, a private investigator who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele and his showy forensic approach to crime. Arrowood understands people, not clues.