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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

The story is set during Christmas 1888 and was published in The Strand Magazine in January 1892. Peterson, a commissionaire of Holmes’ acquaintance interrupted a fracas between a middle-aged gentleman and some ruffians. The gentleman, Henry Baker, ran away after dropping his top hat and a goose. Holmes kept the hat and gave the goose to Peterson who returns with the news that in the crop of the goose was a precious stone which Holmes recognises as the famous blue carbuncle, recently stolen from the Countess of Morcar’s hotel suite in London. Holmes and Watson investigate how the Blue Carbuncle was stolen and who was the culprit – John Horner the man arrested for the crime, James Ryder who worked in the hotel, the luckless Henry Baker or someone else.