|Title:||The Adventure of the Reigate Squires||Collection:||The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes|
|Year published:||1893 (June)||Year set in:||1887|
|Mystery:||Why is behind the strange burglaries at some manor houses?|
|Apparent crime:||Murder and burglary||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||An attempted burglary at a country house results in a coachman being murdered with a mysterious scrap of paper held in his hand.|
While recuperating from an illness, Holmes hears of a two mysterious burglaries at country houses. In the first, at the Acton estate, the only things stolen were of little value and unrelated. In the second, the Cunningham estate, a coachman has been found murdered with a scrap of torn paper in his hand. Holmes suspects that there is more to this than suggested.
- Actual crime
- Murder and burglary
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The first burglary had been by the Cunnigham father and son who were trying to find evidence in a land dispute with the Acton estate. The coachman had seen them and blackmailed them. Consequently, they had murdered him and created a burglary to cover it up.
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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 Cunningham estate Near Reigate Surrey
- Other notes
Holmes is recuperating from an illness during this story.
Colonel Hayter Alec Cunningham Forrester Reigate Acton William Kirwan coachman burglary Annie Morrison