All The Adventure of the Creeping Man

The Adventure of the Creeping Man

The Adventure of The Creeping Man (1923) is one of 12 Sherlock Holmes short stories in The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes first published in The Strand Magazine October 1921 to April 1927.

Holmes and Watson are approached by Trevor Bennett who is both the personal secretary and prospective son in law of the renowned physiologist Professor Presbury. Bennett is worried about recent inexplicable changes in the professor’s behaviour and Holmes and Watson travel down to the university town of Camford to investigate. This is stated as being one of Holmes’ very last cases and, although never one of the most popular, is mined by Holmesians extensively for clues to see if Holmes attended either Cambridge or Oxford University, It also contains the famous message to Watson “Come at once if convenient- if inconvenient come all the same”.