Forger and Coiner

The dead man was identified as Rodger Prescott, famous as forger and coiner in Chicago.
  • Historically a person who coins money, in particular a maker of counterfeit coins.

Plugs, dottles, shake-downs and Fuller's earth

Plugs and dottles:
  • A remnant of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.
  • A place to sleep for the night.
Fuller’s earth:
  • A type of clay used in fulling cloth and as an absorbant.

Newspaper cutting regarding Jeremiah Hayling

“Here is an advertisement which will interest you,” said he. “It appeared in all the papers about a year ago. Listen to this: Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

“It is easy to see that your experience has been no common one, Mr. Hatherley.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

I (Watson) even persuaded him to forgo his Bohemian habits so far as to come and visit us. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“Experience,” said Holmes, laughing. “Indirectly it may be of value, you know; you have only to put it into words to gain the reputation of being excellent company for the remainder of your existence.”

Colonel Warburton's madness

Another case which Dr Watson claimed he introduced to Sherlock Holmes.

Eyford, Berkshire

The fictional place Victor Hatherley was instructed to go to, and the home of Colonel Lysander Stark. Read More...

Venner & Matheson, Greenwich

Mr Hatherley was apprenticed to this company.
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16A Victoria Street, London

Mr Hatherley set up his office at this address.
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Paddington Station

Dr Watson had bought a practice near here after his marriage and it was from there that the Station Guard brought Mr Hatherley to see him.
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Plain Clothes man from the Yard

He accompanied Inspector Bradstreet, Mr Hatherley, Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson on their trip to Eyford.

Inspector Bradstreet

Inspector Bradstreet of Scotland Yard.

Jeremiah Hayling

Mr Jeremiah Hayling “Lost, on the 9th inst., Mr. Jeremiah Hayling, aged twenty-six, a hydraulic engineer. Left his lodgings at ten o’clock at night, and has not been heard of since.
Previous engineer employed by Colonel Lysander Stark.

Mr Ferguson aka Dr Beecher

Mr Ferguson who was introduced as secretary and manager to Colonel Lysander Stark. He was a short thick man with a chinchilla beard growing out of the creases of his double chin.

Guard from Paddington Station

The Guard from Paddington Station who brought Mr Hatherley to see Dr Watson early one morning.


Elise who tried to warn Mr Hatherley and eventually aided him in his escape from the house.

Colonel Lysander Stark aka Fritz

A man rather over the middle size, but of an exceeding thinness. Read More...

Victor Hatherley

Hydraulic Engineer. His visit to Eyford, Berkshire late one night led to some dire consequences for him. Read More...

Inspector Bradstreet

Inspector Bradstreet was on duty at Bow Street police station when Sherlock Holmes called to reveal the answer to the mystery.

Inspector Bradstreet

Inspector on duty at Bow Street Police Station where Hugh Boone was kept on remand.

221b Baker Street, London

Home of Sherlock Holmes and at times Dr John Watson.
They (the rooms) consisted of a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.
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Paddington Station

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson left by train from Paddington for the West Country.
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Mrs Watson

Dr Watson’s wife. Formerly Miss Mary Morstan (Sign of Four).

Dr John Watson

Companion and chronicler of Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock Holmes

“Well, I have a trade of my own. I suppose I am the only one in the world. I’m a consulting detective, if you can understand what that is. Here in London we have lots of government detectives and lots of private ones. When these fellows are at fault, they come to me, and I manage to put them on the right scent." (Sherlock Holmes) (Study in Scarlet)
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