Study Guide

The Return of Sherlock Holmes Characters

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time. But being famous...

Dr. John Watson

If Sherlock Holmes is the ultimate detective, then Watson is the ultimate sidekick. He's just...

Detective Stanley Hopkins

If there were a spin-off of Sherlock Holmes: The Next Generation, then Stanley Hopkins would...

Inspector Lestrade

Inspector Lestrade is a character type that appears on a ton of detective shows today. He's the...

Characters in "Empty House"

The villain of this story. He tried to kill Holmes in a mountainside dodgeball tournament,...

Characters in "Norwood Builder"

McFarlane introduces himself as the "unfortunate" John Hector McFarlane, and it's a rather apt...

Characters in "Dancing Men"

This man is one of Holmes's more tragic clients. Cubitt is married to an American woman with a...

Characters in "Solitary Cyclist"

Violet is one of the few female clients we get in these stories. Violet is a young woman with too...

Characters in "Priory School"

Dr. Huxtable is a professor and runs a fancy private school for boys. He makes a very dramatic...

Characters in "Black Peter"

Otherwise known as "Black Peter," this ex-captain of a whaling ship (we dislike him already) is...

Characters in "Charles Augustus Milverton"

Milverton is a famous blackmailer that Holmes finds particularly despicable. This is interesting...

Characters in "Six Napoleons"

Morse Hudson is one of the sellers of the Napoleon statues that are the unfortunate victims of a...

Characters in "Three Students"

Soames is a professor at an unnamed British university, probably Oxford or Cambridge, who...

Characters in "Golden Pince-Nez"

Willoughby is the young man who is mysteriously murdered at the start of the story. Willoughby...

Characters in "Missing Three-Quarter"

Cyril is one of the funniest characters featured in these stories. A rugby player, Cyril is...

Characters in "Abbey Grange"

Sir Eustace is our murder victim in this story. He is a wealthy guy, but we come to learn that he...

Characters in "Second Stain"

Lord Bellinger is the fictional prime minister in this story. We don't see a lot of Lord...