Inspector Tobias Gregson

A tall, white-faced, flaxen-haired man, with a notebook in his hand.

"Gregson is the smartest of the Scotland Yarders."

"They are both quick and energetic, but conventional — shockingly so." (Sherlock Holmes)

Scotland Yard

“I’d rather have you than Scotland Yard, Mr. Holmes.” (Sergeant Coventry)
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Scotland Yard, London

“I have been down to see friend Lestrade at the Yard.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Scotland Yard, London

“Stop! Where are you going?”
“To Scotland Yard.” (Sherlock Holmes)
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Mycroft Holmes

“Well, well! What next?” said he. “Brother Mycroft is coming round.”
“Why not?” I asked.
“Why not? It is as if you met a tram-car coming down a country lane. Mycroft has his rails and he runs on them. His Pall Mall lodgings, the Diogenes Club, Whitehall — that is his cycle. Once, and only once, he has been here. What upheaval can possibly have derailed him?” Read More...

Inspector Gregson

An energetic, gallant, and, within his limitations, a capable officer.

Mycroft Holmes

Holmes’ brother and his only confidant during his exile.

Mycroft Holmes - Coachman

You will find a small brougham waiting close to the curb, driven by a fellow with a heavy black cloak tipped at the collar with red. Read More...

Pall Mall, London

I took a cab after that and reached my brother’s rooms in Pall Mall, where I spent the day.
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Whitehall, London

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Pall Mall, London

Pall Mall - site of the Diogenes Club and Mycroft Holmes’ lodgings.
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Sherlock Holmes - Deductions

The two men had stopped opposite the window. Some chalk marks over the waistcoat pocket were the only signs of billiards which I could see in one of them. The other was a very small, dark fellow, with his hat pushed back and several packages under his arm. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

“My ancestors were country squires, who appear to have led much the same life as is natural to their class. But, none the less, my turn that way is in my veins, and may have come with my grandmother, who was the sister of Vernet, the French artist. Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms.” Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“My dear Watson,” said he, “I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers.”


Peering in, we could see that the only light in the room came from a dull blue flame which flickered from a small brass tripod in the centre. It threw a livid unnatural circle upon the floor, while in the shadows beyond we saw the vague loom of two figures which crouched against the wall. From the open door there reeked a horrible poisonous exhalation which set us gasping and coughing.


“He began by drawing a most formidable-looking bludgeon loaded with lead from his pocket, and switching it backward and forward several times, as if to test its weight and strength.” (Mr Melas)

Reply to Advertisement

“Sir [he says]:
“In answer to your advertisement of to-day’s date, I beg to inform you that I know the young lady in question very well. If you should care to call upon me I could give you some particulars as to her painful history. She is living at present at The Myrtles, Beckenham.
“Yours faithfully,

Advertisement in the Daily News

Mycroft picked up the Daily News, which was lying on the side-table.
“Anybody supplying any information as to the whereabouts of a Greek gentleman named Paul Kratides, from Athens, who is unable to speak English, will be rewarded.
A similar reward paid to anyone giving information about a
Greek lady whose first name is Sophy. X 2473.”

Manor House Case

Case mentioned to Sherlock Holmes by his brother, Mycroft.


Months afterwards a curious newspaper cutting reached us from Buda-Pesth. It told how two Englishmen who had been travelling with a woman had met with a tragic end. They had each been stabbed, it seems, and the Hungarian police were of opinion that they had quarrelled and had inflicted mortal injuries upon each other. Holmes, however, is, I fancy, of a different way of thinking, and he holds to this day that, if one could find the Grecian girl, one might learn how the wrongs of herself and her brother came to be avenged.
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The Myrtles, Beckenham

The Myrtles — a large, dark house standing back from the road in its own grounds.
In this house Mr Latimer and Mr Kemp held prisoner Sophy Kratides and tortured and starved her brother, Paul Kratides, eventually killing him. They also attempted to kill Mr Melas here.
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Wandsworth Common

Mr Latimer left Mr Milas on Wandsworth Common to find his own way home to Pall Mall.
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Whitehall, London

Whitehall - where Mycroft Holmes worked.
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Diogenes Club

Famous club in Pall Mall, London of which Mycroft Holmes was a founder member. Read More...

Inspector Gregson

“I think we should call at Scotland Yard for Inspector Gregson and go straight out to Beckenham.” (Sherlock Holmes)

Sophy Kratides

She was tall and graceful, with black hair, and clad in some sort of loose white gown.

Giggling man-William Kemp

A man of the foulest antecedents.


Paul Kratides

“A gentleman clad in some sort of loose dressing-gown who moved slowly towards us. As he came into the circle of dim light which enabled me to see him more clearly I was thrilled with horror at his appearance. He was deadly pale and terribly emaciated, with the protruding, brilliant eyes of a man whose spirit was greater than his strength. But what shocked me more than any signs of physical weakness was that his face was grotesquely criss-crossed with sticking-plaster, and that one large pad of it was fastened over his mouth.” (Mr Melas)

Harold Latimer

“A very fashionably dressed young man, came up to my rooms and asked me to accompany him in a cab which was waiting at the door.” (Mr Melas)

Mr Melas

A short, stout man whose olive face and coal black hair proclaimed his Southern origin, though his speech was that of an educated Englishman.

Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft Holmes was a much larger and stouter man than Sherlock. His body was absolutely corpulent, but his face, though massive, had preserved something of the sharpness of expression which was so remarkable in that of his brother. His eyes, which were of a peculiarly light, watery gray, seemed to always retain that far-away, introspective look which I had only observed in Sherlock’s when he was exerting his full powers.

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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Scotland Yard, London

Scotland Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London. Founded on 29th September 1829, on a street off Whitehall, near to the Houses of Parliament, London.
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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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