Doctor Persy Trevelyan gets himself into a strange business arrangement with a man, named Blessington. Blessington is a rich businessman who is willing to invest his money in the doctor’s practice if he gets three-fourths of the total Trevelyan earns per day. Everything seems to go as planned but suddenly Blessington starts acting more and more weird with every passing day. He gets even to the point of accusing two of the doctor’s patients of breaking into his room.
Trevelyan reaches out for Holmes’ help. What will the detective find out? Is there actually a good reason for the paranoid outbursts of the rich Blessington?
”The Resident Patient” is a part of ”The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”.
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.