|Title:||The Adventure of the Creeping Man||Collection:||The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes|
|Year published:||1923 (March)||Year set in:||1903|
|Mystery:||Why is a professor acting so oddly?|
|Apparent crime:||Illegal drugs||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||A professor begins to act strangely, creeping at night and being bitten by his dog.|
A distinguished professor begins to act strangely. He climbs the outside of his house, creeps on all fours, has outbursts of temper and his dog snaps at him. His friends call in Holmes.
- Actual crime
- Illegal drugs
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The professor had been taking drugs extracted from a monkey to keep himself young and this had been affecting his behaviour.
- Quotations in this story (1)
Quote Come at once if convenient – if inconvenient come all the same. S. H.
- Characters in this story (2)
Surname First name Title Holmes Sherlock Watson John Doctor
- Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County 221b Baker Street London
- Other notes
Professor Presbury wolfhound Camford Trevor Bennett Edith Alice Morphy Dorak Prague Mercer Bohemia Macphail Lowenstein Langur monkey