“The Adventure of the Three Gables”

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Title: The Adventure of the Three Gables Collection: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1926 (September) Year set in:
Mystery: Why does someone want to buy a house and all its contents so desperately?
Apparent crime: Assault and burglary Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A woman is offered a large sum for her house but that includes all of the contents as well.

A woman, Mrs Maberley, consults Holmes because she has been offered a generous sum for her house. The unusual thing though is that it includes all of the contents, personal as well as furniture. Then Holmes finds himself threatened to leave the case.

Actual crime
Assault and burglary
Explanation (spoiler alert)

Maberley's son had had an affair with a rich woman in Italy. When she refused to marry him, he wrote a novel which would have revealed their affair. The manuscript was in Maberley's house and the woman wanted to acquire it secretly but honestly.

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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

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