The Greek Interpreter


Basic information

Abbreviation: GREE (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,058 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, September 1893; Harper's Weekly, September 16, 1893

Discussion Questions

  • Why do you think Mycroft Holmes has not made a similar career to Sherlock Holmes, despite Sherlock Holmes claiming that Mycroft is better at what he does?
  • What is the purpose of the Diogenes Club?
  • Why is Mr. Melas kidnapped? What lengths do his kidnappers take to ensure that he cannot lead anyone back to them?
  • Why is the plaster used on Kratides?
  • Why do you think Mr. Melas’s kidnappers choose to let him go, rather than killing him?
  • Who is J. Davenport? How does he help the Holmes brothers and Watson solve the mystery?
  • Based on the ending of the story, do you think that Sophy and her brother were avenged?


Film Adaptations