Charing Cross Hotel - Sherlock Holmes




In the story of the The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington plans (published in The Strand magazine, December 1908)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional master detective and spy catcher Sherlock Holmes, uncovered a a traitor through the use of a fake message inserted into a compromised private communications channel (newspaper personal column advert). Sherlock Holmes and then forced the traitor to lure the foreign secret agent and murderer Hugo Oberstein into a trap at the Charing Cross Hotel, at Charing Cross mainline railway station, and recovered the missing secret naval submarine blueprints.

The original story gives little detail of this climax, but the many subsequent TV and film adaptations tend to depict a classic secret intelligence agent meeting and arrest.


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