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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Characters

Meet the Cast


Sherlock Holmes

The Famous Mr. Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time. But being famous doesn't necessarily mean he's the best-understood character of all time. F...

Dr. John Watson

The Robin to Holmes's Batman, the Sancho Panza to Holmes's Don Quixote, the... you get the ideaIf Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate detective, then Watson is the ultimate sidekick. He's just sort of...

Detective Stanley Hopkins

If there were a spin-off of Sherlock Holmes: The Next Generation, then Stanley Hopkins would definitely be the star. Stanley Hopkins appears in multiple stories in The Return of Sherlock Holmes, in...

Inspector Lestrade

Inspector Lestrade is a character type that appears on a ton of detective shows today. He's the somewhat bumbling boss (not that he's really Holmes's boss) who gets frustrated with the hero, who al...

Characters in "Empty House"

Colonel MoranThe villain of this story. He tried to kill Holmes in a mountainside dodgeball tournament, substituting rocks for playground balls, and then he came back to London and assassinated Ron...

Characters in "Norwood Builder"

John Hector McFarlaneMcFarlane introduces himself as the "unfortunate" John Hector McFarlane, and it's a rather apt description. This poor dude gets framed for a murder by a guy named Jonas Oldacre...

Characters in "Dancing Men"

Hilton CubittThis man is one of Holmes's more tragic clients. Cubitt is married to an American woman with a mysterious past. He loves his wife and trusts her, despite her mysterious ways. He hires...

Characters in "Solitary Cyclist"

Violet SmithViolet is one of the few female clients we get in these stories. Violet is a young woman with too many suitors and a mysterious dead uncle, to boot. Her employer proposed to her, there'...

Characters in "Priory School"

Dr. Thorneycroft HuxtableDr. Huxtable is a professor and runs a fancy private school for boys. He makes a very dramatic entrance at Baker Street by fainting. Turns out he's worried about a missing...

Characters in "Black Peter"

Captain Peter CareyOtherwise known as "Black Peter," this ex-captain of a whaling ship (we dislike him already) is murdered by getting a harpoon shoved through his chest. Given what we learn about...

Characters in "Charles Augustus Milverton"

Charles Augustus MilvertonMilverton is a famous blackmailer that Holmes finds particularly despicable. This is interesting since Holmes deals with murderers, thieves, con-artists, etc. What makes M...

Characters in "Six Napoleons"

Morse HudsonMorse Hudson is one of the sellers of the Napoleon statues that are the unfortunate victims of a crime spree. Hudson's scene with Holmes is notable because we only hear Hudson's side of...

Characters in "Three Students"

Hilton SoamesSoames is a professor at an unnamed British university, probably Oxford or Cambridge, who basically waylays Holmes and Watson on their vacation/research trip to ask for their help. Hol...

Characters in "Golden Pince-Nez"

Willoughby SmithWilloughby is the young man who is mysteriously murdered at the start of the story. Willoughby was an assistant to an old Professor who lived in a very secluded household. This poor...

Characters in "Missing Three-Quarter"

Cyril OvertonCyril is one of the funniest characters featured in these stories. A rugby player, Cyril is basically a stereotypical jock in a lot of ways. He's loud, he uses lots of slang, he doesn'...

Characters in "Abbey Grange"

Sir Eustace BrackenstallSir Eustace is our murder victim in this story. He is a wealthy guy, but we come to learn that he was also abusive to his wife. For much of the story we think that a gang of...

Characters in "Second Stain"

Lord BellingerLord Bellinger is the fictional prime minister in this story. We don't see a lot of Lord Bellinger, but he might be loosely based on the actual prime minister. At any rate, Watson and...
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