Court dress

Holmes’s eyes fixed themselves upon one of them, and following his gaze I saw the picture of a regal and stately lady in Court dress, with a high diamond tiara upon her noble head.
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We were in Milverton’s study, and a portiere at the farther side showed the entrance to his bedroom.
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Sherlock Holmes - Character Illustrations

As Holmes turned up the lamp the light fell upon a card on the table. He glanced at it, and then, with an ejaculation of disgust, threw it on the floor. Read More...

Sherlock Holmes - Sayings

“You must play your cards as best you can when such a stake is on the table.” Read More...

Holmes and Watson - Burglars

With our black silk face-coverings, which turned us into two of the most truculent figures in London, we stole up to the silent, gloomy house.

Sherlock Holmes - Escott

“I am a plumber with a rising business, Escott, by name.” Read More...

Holmes' burgling kit

He took a neat little leather case out of a drawer, and opening it he exhibited a number of shining instruments. “This is a first-class, up-to-date burgling kit, with nickel-plated jemmy, diamond-tipped glass-cutter, adaptable keys, and every modern improvement which the march of civilization demands.”

Visiting card left at 221b Baker Street, London

Appledore Towers,
Will call at 6:30 — C. A. M.

Appledore Towers, Hampstead, London

Home of Charles Augustus Milverton.
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Impecunious young squire

Letters written by the Lady Eva Blackwell to an impecunious young squire in the country, with which Charles Augustus Milverton intended to blackmail her.

Milverton's nocturnal visitor

A tall, slim, dark woman, a veil over her face, a mantle drawn round her chin. Her breath came quick and fast, and every inch of the lithe figure was quivering with strong emotion. Read More...

Agatha, Milverton's housemaid

Sherlock Holmes became engaged to Agatha in order to gain information regarding the workings of the household of Charles Augustus Milverton.

Colonel Dorking

One of the former victims of Charles Augustus Milverton. Engaged to the Honourable Miss Miles.

Honourable Miss Miles

One of the former victims of Charles Augustus Milverton. Engaged to Colonel Dorking.

Earl of Dovercourt

Engaged to the Lady Eva Blackwell.

Lady Eva Blackwell

The most beautiful debutante of last season.
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Charles Augustus Milverton

Charles Augustus Milverton was a man of fifty, with a large, intellectual head, a round, plump, hairless face, a perpetual frozen smile, and two keen gray eyes, which gleamed brightly from behind broad, gold-rimmed glasses. There was something of Mr. Pickwick’s benevolence in his appearance, marred only by the insincerity of the fixed smile and by the hard glitter of those restless and penetrating eyes. His voice was as smooth and suave as his countenance, as he advanced with a plump little hand extended, murmuring his regret for having missed us at his first visit.

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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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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