“The Adventure of the Missing Three-quarter”

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Title: The Adventure of the Missing Three-quarter Collection: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1904 (August) Year set in:
Mystery: Why did a rugby player disappear the day before an important match?
Apparent crime: Possible abduction Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: An important rugby player leaves his hotel on the eve of a match with no explanation.

The coach of the Cambridge University rugby team, visits Holmes because his star player, Godfrey Staunton, has walked out of his hotel the day before an important match. He fears that his team will lose without him and he also has concern for his well-being.

Actual crime
Possible abduction
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The player had secretly (to avoid losing an inheritance) married a woman and her dying on tuberculosis was the cause of his disappearance.

Quotations in this story (0)
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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

Other notes

Another case where Holmes employs a dog to track someone.


rugby Cyril Overton Trinity College Cambridge Stanley Hopkins Godfrey Staunton Mount-James Leslie Armstong Pompey Jeremy Dixon