“The Adventure of the Yellow Face”

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Title: The Adventure of the Yellow Face Collection: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1893 (February) Year set in:
Mystery: Who is the yellow-faced neighbour and why does a woman visit them?
Apparent crime: Deceipt Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A strange yellow-faced person moves in near a man and his wife starts mysteriously visiting them.

Grant Munro and his wife Effie happily married until someone moves into a neighbouring house. He visits the house but is rudely dismissed. He later finds his wife mysteriously sneaking out and visiting the house but refuses to offer an explanation. When he follows her to the house, he sees a strange face at the window.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The person at the window was a black child that the wife had had when she lived in America. She had brought it over to be near her but covered its face to prevent rumours.

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Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title
Grant Munro Jack
Holmes Sherlock
Watson John Doctor

Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County
221b Baker Street London

Other notes


Jack Grant Munro Effie Hebron John Atlanta Norbury Lucy yellow face