Doyle’s Breadcrumbs

Here are the “loose threads” – name-dropped cases we never hear the story of or the aspects of mysteries left unsolved – found in the Sherlock Holmes canon.

  1. A Study in Scarlet
  2. The Gloria Scott
    • What happened to Hudson?
  3. The Musgrave Ritual
    • What happened to the maid?
    • The Tarleton murders
    • The case of Vamberry, the wine merchant
    • The adventure of the Russian woman
    • The singular affair of the aluminum crutch
    • Ricoletti of the club-foot and his abominable wife
  4. The Speckled Band
    • What caused the untimely death of Helen Stoner alluded to as the reason Watson can now tell the story?
    • Mrs. Farintosh and the opal tiara
  5. The Adventure of the Yellow Face
  6. The Adventure of the Red Circle
    • The affair of Fairdale Hobbs
    • The Long Island Caves case
  7. The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
  8. The Adventure of the Reigate Squires
    • the colossal schemes of Baron Maupertuis
  9. The Second Stain
  10. The Naval Treaty
  11. The Crooked Man
  12. The Twelve Orange Pips
    • The adventure of the Paradol Chamber
    • the Amateur Mendicant Society
    • the loss of the Sophy Anderson
    • the singular adventures of the Grice Patersons of Uffa
    • the Camberwell Poisoning Case
    • The Tankerville Club scandal, where Major Pendergast was accused of cheating at cards.
  13. The Noble Bachelor
    • “…a parallel instance in Aberdeen…and Munich…”
    • “My last client of the sort was a king…The King of Scandinavia.”
    • The little problem of the Grosvenor Square Furniture Van
  14. A Scandal in Bohemia
    • The Answorth Castle Business
    • The Darlington Substitution
    • A delicate matter for the reigning family of Holland
    • The case of the Atkinson Brothers of Trimcomalee
    • The Trepoff Murder in Odessa
  15. The Valley of Fear
  16. A Case of Identity
    • A delicate matter for the reigning family of Holland (either the same case as mentioned before or an ongoing matter)
    • “…parallel cases…in Andover in ’77, and there was something of the sort in The Hague last year.”
    • “Mrs. Etherege, whose husband you found so easy.”
    • “…a rather intricate matter which has been referred to me from Marseilles.”
    • The Dundas Separation Case
  17. The Greek Interpreter
    • The Manor House case
  18. The Sign of the Four
  19. Silver Blaze
  20. The Stockbroker’s Clerk
  21. The Red-headed League
  22. The Man With The Twisted Lip
  23. The Engineer’s Thumb
    • Colonel Warburton’s madness
  24. The Cardbboard Box
    • The bogus laundry affair.
  25. The Hound of the Baskervilles
    • That little affair of the Vatican cameos
    • Wilson’s little case
    • The famous card scandal of the Nonpareil Club
    • The case of the unfortunate Mdme. Montpensier and the charge of murdering her step-daughter, Mlle. Carere