|Title:||A Case of Identity||Collection:||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|
|Year published:||1891 (September)||Year set in:|
|Mystery:||How did the man disappear from a cab and why?|
|Apparent crime:||Deception||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||A woman's fiancé disappears from a cab while on the way to their wedding.|
A woman, who gives most of her income, to her parents, meets a man and they become engaged. They meet before making their way to their wedding, the man climbing into a separate cab. When they arrive at the church, the man's cab is empty.
- Actual crime
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The fiancé was actually the woman's stepfather in disguise. His aim was to prevent her marrying anyone else and taking her income away with her.
- Quotations in this story (1)
Quote "...All this is amusing, though rather elementary..."
- Characters in this story (5)
Surname First name Title Angel Hosmer Holmes Sherlock Sutherland Mary Miss Watson John Doctor Windibank James
- Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County 221b Baker Street London
- Other notes
Mary Sutherland Hosmer Angel James Windibank disappear Leadenhall