Eventually, Artie began to consider that every crime that Raymond and the Fryes had investigated were related. He used invisible ink in his notes that could only be revealed by smoke. Later on, he was abducted by Raymond, who was really a master criminal plotting to steal the Scepter of the Dove from Buckingham Palace. Raymond used Artie as a human shield on the palace roof as his plot was discovered. While one Frye sibling had Raymond's attention, the other snuck up and killed him, saving Artie.
Later, Artie lamented that despite Raymond's insanity, he and his friends would miss his penny dreadfuls. Jacob suggested that he start writing crime novels himself and Evie added that he should use his full name, Arthur Conan Doyle.