Story Review – “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” is a short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


Book Details

 Sherlock Holmes short story Collection

Author name: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Published in: 1908

Set in: March 1892

Client: John Scott Eccles

Villain: Don Juan Murillo (The Tiger of San Pedro)

Story type: Investigation

Review of : The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge

          “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” is a Sherlock Holmes short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

              It belongs to the collection of Sherlock Holmes stories called His Last Bow and is written in two parts: “The Singular Experience of Mr John Scott Eccles”, and “The Tiger of San Pedro”.


  • Sherlock Holmes
  • John H. Watson
  • Mrs. Hudson
  • John Scott Eccles
  • Colonel Carruthers
  • Aloysius Garcia
  • Don Juan Murillo aka The Tiger of San Pedro
  • Lucas aka Lopez
  • Inspector Gregson
  • Inspector Baynes
  • Mr Melville
  • Allan Brothers
  • Dolores
  • Señora Victor Durando
  • Victor Durando
  • José
  • Marquess of Montalva
  • Signor Rulli
  • Lord Harringby
  • Sir George Ffolliott,
  • Hynes Hynes
  • James Baker Williams
  • Mr Henderson
  • Rev. Joshua Stone
  • Constable Walters
  • Constable Downing
  • Marx
  • Jove
  • Mr Henderson
  • Mr Lucas
  • John Warner
  • Miss Burnet
  • Children
  • Eckermann


  • Baker Street
  • Wisteria Lodge, near Esher
  • Post Office, Charing Cross
  • Scotland Yard
  • Surrey Constabulary
  • Popham House, Lee
  • Albemarle Mansion, Kensington
  • Spanish Embassy
  • Allan Brothers
  • Oxshott Common
  • The Dingle
  • Oxshott Towers
  • Purdey Place
  • Forton Old Hall
  • High Gable
  • Nether Walsling
  • The Bull
  • Marx and Co., High Holborn
  • British Museum
  • Jacobean grange of High Gable
  • High Gable
  • Guildford Assizes
  • Edmonton Street
  • Curzon Square
  • Hotel Escurial, Madrid


  • London
  • Lee
  • Esher
  • Oxshott
  • San Pedro
  • High Holborn
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Guildford


  • England
  • Spain


  • Surrey
  • Kensington
  • Tropics
  • Central America
  • Europe



Review of this story:

         According this  story, Sherlock Holmes is a private detective as well as hero of the story and Dr. Watson is another one important person of this story.

          Following Sherlock Holmes through a series of his investigations with Watson is really engaging. Most of them always start with some form of peculiar detail and then turns around to change around just from the little details that he observes.  

       That is the charm of Sherlock Holmes and it keeps us wondering what his next step is and how each case will end. It’s a very enjoyable read. Dr. Watson, his trusted companion, is the narrator of each of these stories.  He documents each one through his eyes and his experience.

The story was move surrounding the person Miss Burnett. Sometime I feel very socking even though surprised for the way of story. It is really so nice for read. My favourite character is Miss Burnett.

My Experience:


In my second year to know about the literacy club, but that time I was not interested about it. In my third year) my SCD staff Mr. Rajaravishankar who is responsible for literary club to offered me  the opportunity to  participate in story review.

I recently had the opportunity to read the Arthur Conan Doyle story “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge;” which I was a bit surprised I hadn’t read this story before considering I love Sherlock Holmes stories. This one is actually one of the better Holmes stories I’ve come across too.

       It starts out with a man coming to Holmes after visiting a friend and discovering the entire household gone the next morning.

Shortly after arriving, the police show up and reveal his host has been found murdered and, even though he isn’t really a suspect, they have a feeling his invitation to the lodge was related to the actual … crime committed.

The story has everything from a possible affair to voodoo and it is a very gripping tale, even though it is somewhat shorter than I usually bother reading.

I like the fact Holmes has competition from an inspector who doesn’t want his help because he wants to make a name for himself and actually ends up coming to the same conclusion as Holmes, albeit through a few different ways.

The ending is a bit confusing and I had to read it a couple times to understand everything completely. But, overall, I feel this is a story that is worth reading; especially if you like Sherlock Holmes books and short stories.

Thanking you for giving this opportunity.


B. Loordumary (713314104032)

III Year B.E Computer Science and Engineering. 


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