|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)
Quote There are no quotes for this story
- 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