The Adventure of the Speckled Band


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Adventure of the Speckled Band Characters

Sherlock Holmes

The eccentric hero of the story, Sherlock Holmes is a detective with hypersensitive abilities of observation and deduction. As this story comes after the publication of dozens of other popular stories starring Holmes, Doyle is… read analysis of Sherlock Holmes

Dr. Watson

The longtime sidekick on Sherlock Holmes’s crime-solving adventures, Dr. John Watson is the narrator of these detective stories. Like with Holmes, Doyle gives very few biographical details about Watson, since Doyle assumes the reader… read analysis of Dr. Watson

Helen Stoner

Helen Stoner is the twin sister of Julia Stoner, who died under mysterious circumstances two years prior. Helen enters into the story when she comes to London to seek Holmes’s help in solving this… read analysis of Helen Stoner

Dr. Grimesby Roylott

Dr. Grimesby Roylott is the last descendent of the Roylotts of Stoke Moran, one of the oldest and (formerly) wealthiest Saxon families in England. However, previous generations squandered their immense family riches through wasteful… read analysis of Dr. Grimesby Roylott

Julia Stoner

The murder victim in this story, Julia Stoner was the twin sister of Helen Stoner. She was killed in the middle of the night in her bedroom at the Stoke Moran Manor by a… read analysis of Julia Stoner
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