“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”

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Title: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle Collection: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1892 (January) Year set in:
Mystery: What was a stolen jewel doing inside a goose?
Apparent crime: Theft Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A man finds a goose abandoned during a scuffle. While cooking it, his wife finds a stolen jewel in its crop.

A commissionaire comes across a scuffle in the street and finds that one of the people has dropped a goose. Because it would go off, he decides to cook it and finds a famous stolen jewel in its crop. He takes it to Holmes.

Holmes advertises and finds that the man who dropped the goose had no idea of what was inside.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The man who stole the jewel was a nervous character and, frightened of being caught, forced the jewel into the stomach of a goose that was being kept for him for Christmas. Unfortunately he chose the wrong one and it ended up with another person.

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Characters in this story (5)
Surname First name Title
Baker Henry
Holmes Sherlock
Peterson Commissionaire
Ryder James
Watson John Doctor

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

Other notes


Christmas Peterson commissionaire goose Goodge Henry Baker blue jewel carbuncle Countess Morcar John Horner plumber Cosmopolitan James Ryder Catherine Cusack Alpha Windigate Breckinridge Oakshott