The Let's Play Archive

Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (Series)

by Rocket Baby Dolls

Part 38: Introduction

Let's All Play Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - The Solicitous Solicitor


"Melvin Tuttle, a recently promoted solicitor, has apparently died of a heart attack. Scotland Yard recruits Holmes and Watson to investigate since they believe that Tuttle was poisoned. Along the way, they learn of Tuttle's reputation for romancing various women, including the wife of one of his employers."


Newspapers: Imgur Album

Thursday, June 26th 1890

Notebook (New clues will be spoilered.)

1. Melvin Tuttle, a junior partner with the law firm Sloane, Swathmore And Cartwright, dropped dead of a heart attack yesterday morning. Inspector Lestrade believes that he was poisoned and has spoken with every partner of the law firm. Sir Sidney Sloane claims that he never arrives there before noon, Henry Swathmore was in attendance at his appointment at Bell's Baths and Whitney Cartwright began an unscheduled and indefinite leave of absence two days beforehand. Lestrade also mentioned Harold Diggs, who was another lawyer at the firm, who believed he was far more qualified than Tuttle to become a junior partner. But he was passed over for promotion three months ago and subsequently resigned his position.

Lestrade gave us some notice to read this mornings newspaper and informed us that he currently has the contents of Tuttle's desk at Scotland Yard.


Bell's Baths - A private bathing club for the leisure class.

J.W. Benson, Ltd - J.W. Benson is a modest jewellery shoppe located at the corner of Dean and Shaftsbury. John Benson is the proprietor.

British Museum - Founded in 1773 by Sir Hans Sloan, this great national museum and library is located on Montague-street. My first chambers were located on the same street, just around the corner.

Cartwright, Whitney - Whitney Cartwright is a principal in the prestigious London law firm of Sloane, Swathmore and Cartwright. Cartwright's expertise is in contract law. He is married to the former Fay Burns.

Central Carriage Stables - Central Carriage Stables is located at 5 Grey's-road, WC. It is here that all of London's cabs are stabled and dispatched. This is a good place to find information about people's movements about the city.

Criterion Club - Located in Regent Circus, Picadilly, the Criterion is a splendid restaurant, bar and theatre. They also provide sumptuous accommodations for private paying members.

Diggs, Harold - Harold Diggs is a brilliant young solicitor who has been at the firm of Sloane, Swathmore and Cartwright since 1879. He had been assisting my widowed neighbour, Mrs. Lacey, with her husband's outstanding business contracts.

Ellis, Henry (London Times) - Baker Street Regular.

Featherstone, Banks - Featherstone is the publisher of his father's definitive works on baldness.

Hall, Edward (Old Bailey) - Baker Street Regular.

Hamilton, George - George Hamilton is an actor of minimal talent whom Watson and I caught in a dreadful musical revinue at the Elephant and Castle.

Heathcliffe, August - August Heathcliff is a successful textiles magnate and the president of Heathcliff and Son, Ltd., based in Manchester. Curiously, Mr. Heathcliff has six daughters, but no sons.

Hogg, Quentin (Police Gazette) - Baker Street Regular.

Hotels - Knights Arms Hotel - Clean and modest accommodations located on Hampton-street across from the Elephant & Castle Theatre.

Lestrade, Inspector (Scotland Yard - Criminal Investigations) - Baker Street Regular.

Livingstone, Cedric - Mr. Livingstone is a former sailor and a prominent builder who has been responsible for much renovation on the West side. I understand he gives generously to the Seaman's Fund. There has been some speculation about the origins of his great wealth. And as always, I suspect a tie to Moriarty.

London Library - Baker Street Regular.

Mainhart, Richard - Nothing on file.

Mason, Dr Jerrold - Dr Jerrold Mason once treated Mrs Hudson unsuccessfully for the gout.

Meek, Sir Jasper (St. Bartholomew's Hospital) - Baker Street Regular.

Metcalf, Aubrey - Aubrey Metcalf is a young poet who is frequently invited to read his works at Buckingham Palace.

Monroe, Virginia - Nothing on file.

Murray, H.R. (Scotland Yard - Criminology Lab) - Baker Street Regular.

O'Brian, Disraeli (Office Of Records) - Baker Street Regular.

Pharmaceutical Society - The Pharmaceutical Society can always be relied upon to provide accurate information on any and all legal and illegal substances found here in London.

Pike, Langdale (Society Club) - Baker Street Regular.

Porter, Margaret - Nothing on file.

Raven & Rat Inn (Shinwell, Porky) - Baker Street Regular.

Sloane, Sir Sidney - Sir Sidney Sloane is a barrister and a principal in the firm of Sloane, Swathmore and Cartwright. He formed the company in the mid-fifties and brought Swathmore and Cartwright in some twenty years ago. It is Sir Sidney's keen mind and social grace that has built one of the most prestigious law firms in London.

Sloane, Swathmore And Cartwright - Sloane, Swathmore and Cartwright is one of the most prestigious law firms in London. It was founded some in the mid-fifties by Sir Sidney Sloan,e a barrister with a keen mind and great social grace. Some twenty years later he brought in two young barristers who were highly thought of in London's legal circles: Henry Swathmore and Whitney Cartwright. Swathmore was put in charge of contracts, and Swathmore runs the trust division.

Somerset House - Baker Street Regular.

Spring, Alice - Nothing on file.

Swathmore, Henry - Henry Swathmore is a principal in the prestigious London law firm of Sloane, Swathmore and Cartwright. Swathmore heads up the trust division of the firm.

Tuttle, Melvin (Investigation of his residence) - Nothing on file.

Walker, Brenda - Nothing on file.

Unvisitable locations of note.

Benson, John - Mr. Benson is the proprietor of a modest jewellery shoppe in the northwest of London.

Heathcliff & Son, Ltd - A textiles firm based in Manchester.

Time to vote!

You can choose up to, and including, five more locations for the detectives to visit. You're also free to send the Irregulars to one location.

It's too early to call for an end to the case.

Voting will end Thursday 23rd July at 2200 GMT.