|Title:||The Adventure of the Devil's Foot||Collection:||His Last Bow|
|Year published:||1910 (December)||Year set in:||1897|
|Mystery:||What killed a woman and drove two men mad?|
|Apparent crime:||Murder||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||In a room, two men are found driven out of their minds while their sister is found dead beside them.|
During a holiday in Cornwall to recuperate, Holmes is asked to investigate a strange case. A man leaves his two brothers and sister playing cards but, in the morning, the men are found insane and the woman dead. There is no clue to how this happened.
- Actual crime
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The deaths and madness were due to a poisonous plant which had been placed in the fire for the purpose of revenge.
- Quotations in this story (1)
Quote "I followed you."
"I saw no one."
"That is what you may expect to see when I follow you."
- Characters in this story (2)
Surname First name Title Holmes Sherlock Watson John Doctor
- Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County 221b Baker Street London
- Other notes
Cornwall Cornish Horror Poldhu Mounts Tredannick Wollas Wartha Roundhay Mortimer Tregennis Owen George Brenda Richards Porter Leon Sterndale