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Encyclopedia > Inspector Lestrade
Inspector Lestrade arresting a suspect, by Sidney Paget
Inspector Lestrade arresting a suspect, by Sidney Paget
Inspector Lestrade in the Granada television series
Inspector Lestrade in the Granada television series

Inspector Lestrade is a Scotland Yard detective appearing in several of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. In The Cardboard Box, his first initial is revealed to be G. Image File history File links Inspector_Lestrade. ... Image File history File links Inspector_Lestrade. ... A Paget illustration of Sherlock Holmes (right) and Dr. Watson. ... Image File history File links Infpectordumbafs. ... Image File history File links Infpectordumbafs. ... New Scotland Yard, London New Scotland Yard, often referred to simply as Scotland Yard or The Yard, is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London (although not the City of London itself). ... A detective is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. ... Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (1854–1957, according to William S. Baring-Gould) is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, created by British author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ... Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930) was a Scottish author most famously known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. ... The Adventure of the Cardboard Box is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ... G is the seventh letter in the Roman alphabet. ...


It is observed by Holmes in A Study in Scarlet that Lestrade and another detective, Tobias Gregson, have an ongoing rivalry. In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Holmes comments to Dr. Watson that Lestrade "is the best of the professionals, I think," meaning the professional detectives employed by Scotland Yard as opposed to himself. Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the novel A Study In Scarlet, the first Sherlock Holmes story, in 1886 at the age of 27. ... Tobias Gregson, a Scotland Yard inspector, is a fictional character who has appeared in a number of the Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. ... The Hound of the Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, originally serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 and 1902, which is set largely on Dartmoor 1889. ... Dr. John H. Watson is a fictional character, the sidekick of Sherlock Holmes, the fictional 19th century detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle. ...


Lestrade frequently is exasperated by Holmes's unconventional methods. "I am a practical man," he says in The Boscombe Valley Mystery. However, in time he does come to appreciate and respect the unofficial detective's record of success. "We're not jealous of you down at Scotland Yard," he says in The Six Napoleons. "No, sir, we are damned proud of you." Watson notes in passing that this little comment is one of the few instances where Holmes is visibly moved. The Boscombe Valley Mystery, one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the fourth of the twelve stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. ... The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. ...


The author M. J. Trow wrote a series of sixteen books using Lestrade as the central character, beginning with The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade in 1985. In these stories, Trow shows Lestrade to be a more than capable detective. He is given a first name, Sholto, a young daughter whom he seldom sees, and a series of adventures set against an historical backdrop. In one book Lestrade meets G.K. Chesterton and in another he suffers a broken leg in a fall from the gangplank of the RMS Titanic. For the town of Chesterton in Cambridgeshire, see Chesterton (Cambridge). ... The New York Herald reports the disaster. ...


Colin Jeavons played Lestrade in the Granada Television adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes stories, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Dennis Hoey played Lestrade in several of the Sherlock Holmes films from Universal Pictures which starred Basil Rathbone as Holmes. Colin Jeavons Colin Jeavons is a Welsh character actor, born 20 October 1929 in Newport. ... Current ITV Granada logo A Granada TV logo from the black and white era. ... The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, although only the first two series bore that title on screen. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone (June 13, 1892 – July 21, 1967) was an English actor most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and swashbuckler film villain roles. ...


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Inspector Lestrade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (535 words)
Inspector Lestrade arresting a suspect, by Sidney Paget.
Inspector Lestrade is a Scotland Yard detective appearing in several of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Lestrade's lack of intelligence is frequently exaggerated in adaptations, often characterizing him as a congenital idiot.
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Lestrade and the Dead Man's hand: Volume XI in the Lestrade Mystery Series, M. Trow, 2000, 0-89526-288-6, hardcover, $19.95, "The year is 1895 and a dead body is found on the last train to Liverpool Street in the London Underground Railway.
Lestrade and the Devil's Own, M. Trow, 2001, 0-89526-215-0, cloth, $19.95, "In this, the final installment of the Lestrade Mystery Series, Lestrade is arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman dies in his arms on the street of London.
Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince: Volume IX in the Lestrade Mystery Series, M. Trow, 2000, 0-89526-253-3, hardcover, $19.95, "Murder is afoot among the footmen of the Royal Household: a servant girl, Amy Macpherson, has been brutally slaughtered.
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