“The Adventure of the Three Garridebs”

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Title: The Adventure of the Three Garridebs Collection: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1924 (October) Year set in: 1902
Mystery: Why is a man inventing a bizarre story?
Apparent crime: Counterfeiting Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A man creates a false story about tracing people called "Garrideb".

A man called Nathan Garrideb call Holmes after he is contacted by another man called John Garrideb. The latter says he is trying to track down people with that surname to fulfil a will's stipulations. Holmes realises that the story is bogus.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The John Garrideb was actually a criminal who was trying to get access to some counterfeiting equipment hidden in Garrideb's house.

Quotations in this story (0)
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Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title
Garrideb John
Holmes Sherlock
Watson John Doctor

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

Other notes

This story is similar to "The Red-headed League" in that a man's unusual characteristic is used to lure him from his premises.


Garrideb John Nathan Alexander Topeka Lysander Starr Ryder Birmingham Saunders Killer Evans James Winter Morecroft Rodger Prescott