“The Adventure of the Abbey Grange”

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Title: The Adventure of the Abbey Grange Collection: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1904 (September) Year set in: 1897
Mystery: Who killed Sir Eustace Brackenstall?
Apparent crime: Murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: Sir Eustace Brackenstall is found dead in the dining room of his house with his wife tied up and injured. A local gang is suspected.

Stanley Hopkins calls Holmes to a stately home, Abbey Grange, where the owner, Eustace Brackenstall, has been fatally attacked with a poker. his wife is found tied up and with a head wound. Hopkins suspects a gang of burglars but Holmes is suspicious.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

Brackenstall, a violent man, has caught his wife and her former love, Jack Crocker, in the room and attacked the latter. Crocker had defended himself by killing Brackenstall.

Quotations in this story (1)
"Come, Watson, come!" he cried. "The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!"

Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title
Holmes Sherlock
Hopkins Stanley Inspector
Watson John Doctor

Locations in this story (2)
Location Town/City County
221b Baker Street London
Abbey Grange Marsham Kent

Other notes


Randall gang Sydenham Eustace Brackenstall Fraser Australia Theresa Wright Jack Crocker port beeswing