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The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

The story has been ascribed to August 1888 or 1889. It was published in The Strand Magazine in January 1893 and is one of the eight stories contained in the compilation ‘His Last Bow’. A Miss Susan Cushing, an unremarkable lady of the greatest respectability living at Cross Street Croydon has received a parcel. In the cardboard box are two severed ears: one mail one female. Holmes and Watson visit the lady who can tell them nothing. However, the mystery will involve both her other sisters and a crime of passion committed off the shore of New Brighton on the Wirral in Cheshire.