All The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans

Watson tells us that The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans took place in November 1895. It is one of 8 Sherlock Holmes short stories in His Last Bow. It was first published in The Strand Magazine in 1908. Holmes and Watson are visited by Holmes’ brother Mycroft, an unheard of event in itself, which indicates the urgency of the situation. The body of a young clerk, Cadogan West, has been found on the tracks just outside Aldgate Underground station. His pocket contains plans for the top- secret Bruce-Partington submarine. Some of the plans are missing. Mycroft states that all the services of the British state are at Holmes’ disposal to locate the missing plans. Holmes however deduces that Cadogan West pursued the real thief, was murdered for his pains and his body placed by the murderers on the roof of a train. It was the train hitting a set of points that caused the body to fall off the train’s roof. Holmes locates the house where the murder took place, secures the arrest of both culprits and is rewarded by Queen Victoria.