“The Adventure of the Resident Patient”

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Title: The Adventure of the Resident Patient Collection: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1893 (August) Year set in:
Mystery: Why is a man terrified of intruders?
Apparent crime: Murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A doctor is set up in practice by a man who becomes terrified of intruders.

A poor doctor, Percy Trevelyan, is expectantly set up in practice by a man called Blessington who remains in the building as a resident patient. Some years later, he is visited by a Russian pair who take the opportunity to sneak into Blessington's room. He is terrified by the event so Trevelyan consults Holmes.

Actual crime
Explanation (spoiler alert)

Blessington was actually Sutton, a member of a criminal gang. He had betrayed his companions and, when they were released from prison, they came looking for him, disguised as Russians.

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Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title
Holmes Sherlock
Trevelyan Percy Doctor
Watson John Doctor

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

Other notes


Doctor Percy Trevelyan Lanner Biddle Hayward Moffat Sutton Cartwright Tobin Brook Cavendish Blessington Worthingdon Russian catalepsy