“The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter”

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Title: The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter Collection: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1893 (September) Year set in:
Mystery: Who was the Greek man held captive in a house?
Apparent crime: Abduction and murder. Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A Greek interpreter is taken with threats of force to translate for a captive man.

Through his brother Mycroft Holmes learns of a Greek interpreter who was engaged, with threats of violence, to translate for a Greek man who was being held prisoner.

Actual crime
Abduction and murder.
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The Greek man is the brother of a woman who became engaged to an Englishman. The latter was holding his prisoner to force him to sign over the woman's fortune.

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Characters in this story (5)
Surname First name Title
Gregson Tobias Inspector
Holmes Mycroft
Holmes Sherlock
Melas Mr
Watson John Doctor

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

Other notes

Holmes introduces his brother Mycroft and also tells something of his ancestry.


Mycroft Diogenes Club Melas Greek Greece Harold Latimer Paul Sophy Kratides Myrtles Beckenham Davenport Wilson Kemp