|Title:||The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle||Collection:||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|
|Year published:||1892 (January)||Year set in:|
|Mystery:||What was a stolen jewel doing inside a goose?|
|Apparent crime:||Theft||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||A man finds a goose abandoned during a scuffle. While cooking it, his wife finds a stolen jewel in its crop.|
A commissionaire comes across a scuffle in the street and finds that one of the people has dropped a goose. Because it would go off, he decides to cook it and finds a famous stolen jewel in its crop. He takes it to Holmes.
Holmes advertises and finds that the man who dropped the goose had no idea of what was inside.
- Actual crime
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
The man who stole the jewel was a nervous character and, frightened of being caught, forced the jewel into the stomach of a goose that was being kept for him for Christmas. Unfortunately he chose the wrong one and it ended up with another person.
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- Characters in this story (5)
Surname First name Title Baker Henry Holmes Sherlock Peterson Commissionaire Ryder James Watson John Doctor
- Locations in this story (1)
Location Town/City County 221b Baker Street London
- Other notes
Christmas Peterson commissionaire goose Goodge Henry Baker blue jewel carbuncle Countess Morcar John Horner plumber Cosmopolitan James Ryder Catherine Cusack Alpha Windigate Breckinridge Oakshott