The British gentlemen John Scott Eccles comes to see Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street about a "grotesque" affair. But before he has time to say what is so grotesque about it, the police arrive, wanting to hear Eccles out about the happenings of the previous night. A murder happened near Esher and inside the dead man’s pocket they found evidence that Eccles had been at the man’s, Aloysius Garcia, house.
Eccles was renting at Wisteria Lodge, his friend Garcia’s property, and had no idea he had died. When he’d woken up that morning, he’d found the propriety deserted: both Garcia and his servants were nowhere to be seen. He last saw him at one in the morning when Garcia had come in, thinking he had rung him.
"The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" is part of "His Last Bow".
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Scotland and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. After his studies, he worked as a ship’s surgeon on various boats. During the Second Boer War, he was an army doctor in South Africa. When he came back to the United Kingdom, he opened his own practice and started writing crime books. He is best known for his thrilling stories about the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He published four novels and more than 50 short-stories starring the detective and Dr Watson, and they play an important role in the history of crime fiction. Other than the Sherlock Holmes series, Doyle wrote around thirty more books, in genres such as science-fiction, fantasy, historical novels, but also poetry, plays, and non-fiction.