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Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring

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Sherlock Holmes and his loyal sidekick Dr. Watson have been invited to a reception in Sherringford Hall. The wealthy industrial Sir Bromsby wants to commemorate the return of his daughter to England. As the host climbs the stage and starts to deliver his welcome speech, he is shot. Suspicion is immediately drawn towards his daughter, but Holmes decides to thoroughly investigate the case.

Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring is a third-person point-and-click adventure set in 19th century England. Players control both Holmes and Watson, interrogating witnesses and suspects, and searching for material clues and evidence. Basic inventory equipment are a test tube, a tape measure and a magnifying glass, all of which can be used to examine the environment and other objects found. A few times in the game the player is taken to Holmes' lab desk, to analyze some substances or tissues.

Notes of all findings and conversations are automatically written down in a diary for future reference. At the end of each of the five days the game is divided in, a quiz has to be filled in correctly to progress.


Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows A rather unusual lock for a hidden safe
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Your dialog choices appear in a window
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows At the scene of the crime
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring Windows Holmes checking for possible escape routes

Alternate Titles

  • "银耳环疑案" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Шерлок Холмс: Загадка серебряной сережки" -- Russian spelling
  • "Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring" -- Wii title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Případ stříbrné naušnice" -- Czech title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: L’Orecchino d’Argento" -- Italian title
  • "Sherlock Holmes i tajemnica srebrnego kolczyka" -- Polish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: El Pendiente de Plata" -- Spanish title
  • "Sherlock Holmes: Case of Sherringford Hall" -- Working title
  • "Les Aventures de Sherlock Holmes : la Boucle d'Argent" -- French title
  • "Das Geheimnis des silbernen Ohrrings" -- German title
  • "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring" -- UK title

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User Reviews

“Really, Holmes. You go too far!” Windows Jeanne (75634)
Another curious incident in the night-time Windows Terrence Bosky (5237)

The Press Says

neXGam Windows 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
Adventure Europe Windows May 19, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Mystery Manor Windows Sep 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Playback Windows 2006 8 out of 10 80
Adventure Corner Windows Nov 25, 2004 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Windows Oct 08, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Absolute Games ( Windows Sep 20, 2004 71 out of 100 71
games xtreme Windows Sep 20, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GamingXP Wii Jan 03, 2012 70 out of 100 70
Gamers Europe Windows Sep 20, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65


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Waston and the Books 1 sheena alexander
Jan 02, 2010



The end credits note that the game was based on a novel by Jalil Amr. This doesn't refer to a published novel, but to something along the lines of fanfiction. Emailing Frogwares for more information about it, would result in a reply from the company's CEO Waël Amr stating: "The author wishes the novel not to be public and anyway it’s in French!"


Much of the game takes place at Sherringford Hall. Sherringford Hope (or Holmes) and Ormond Sacker were Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original name choices for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John (or James) Watson.

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