“The Adventure of the Retired Colourman”

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Title: The Adventure of the Retired Colourman Collection: The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1926 (December) Year set in:
Mystery: What happened to a woman and her lover?
Apparent crime: Apparent theft Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A woman and her lover disappear with some savings, and her husband calls in Holmes.

Josiah Amberley contacts the police and then Holmes when his wife disappears with her lover and Amberley's life savings.

Actual crime
Apparent theft
Explanation (spoiler alert)

Amberley had actually murdered his wife and her lover and had gone to the police to establish an alibi.

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

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

Other notes


Josiah Amberley Ernest Haven Elman Little Purlington Barker MacKinnon