|The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
|The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
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|Why is the owner of a racing stables and his sister behaving strangely?
|Shown below (possible spoiler)
|A racing horse owner, Robert Norberton, begins to act strangely, spending all hours at the stables and a crypt, and taking away his sister's dog, while she ignores her beloved horse and begins to drink heavily.
The trainer at Shoscombe Old Place stables comes to Holmes because the owner of his stables is behaving strangely. He stays out all hours, is nervous, and takes away his sister's dog. His sister meanwhile ignores the horse that she loved and begins to drink heavily. He also meets a stranger at a remote crypt.
- Actual crime
- Delay in reporting a death
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The sister, who actually owned the stables, died naturally and the Norberton was keeping her death a secret until his horse could win the Derby and he would earn enough to pay off his creditors,
- Quotations in this story (0)
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- Characters in this story (3)
Surname First name Title Holmes Sherlock Norberton Robert Sir Watson John Doctor
- Locations in this story (2)
Location Town/City County 221b Baker Street London Shoscombe Old Place
- Other notes
The last story written by Doyle about Sherlock Holmes.
Robert Norberton Shoscombe Brewer John Mason spaniel Beatrice James Falder Derby Prince crypt Barnes Stephens Norlett Evans