A Case of Identity


Basic information

Abbreviation: IDEN (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,030 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, September 1891

Discussion Questions

  • What thoughts occurred when Homser Angel wasn’t in the cabcar the day of the wedding?
  • Both the mother and stepfather were playing a part in this trick. Who do you feel was most at fault and why?
  • Why do you think the cabcar driver played along and lied to Miss Sutherland about Homser Angel? 
  • Would you have lied to her if you were the cabcar driver? Why or why not?
  • If you were in Sherlock Holmes position, would you have told Miss Sutherland the truth about Homser Angel? Why or why not?