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Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring

aka: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring, Les Aventures de Sherlock Holmes : la Boucle d'Argent, Sherlock Holmes i tajemnica srebrnego kolczyka, Sherlock Holmes: Case of Sherringford Hall, Sherlock Holmes: Das Geheimnis des silbernen Ohrrings, Sherlock Holmes: El Pendiente de Plata, Sherlock Holmes: L’Orecchino d’Argento, Sherlock Holmes: Případ stříbrné naušnice, Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring, Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring

Description official descriptions

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.


  • Шерлок Холмс: Загадка серебряной сережки - Russian spelling
  • 银耳环疑案 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Based on the Novel written by
Based on the characters created by
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Doctor John H. Watson
  • Inspector Lestrade from Scotland Yard
  • Sir Melvyn Bromsby
  • Lavinia Bromsby
  • Hermann Grimble
Story & Game Design
Project Coordination
Concept Art
Lead Programmer
3D Design
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Subject User Date
Waston and the Books sheena alexander (0) 2010-01-02 13:00:28



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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Jeanne.

Wii added by Nury.

Additional contributors: MAT, -Chris, Terrence Bosky, Unicorn Lynx, POMAH, JRK, lobo rojo, Ghost Pirate, Eltahriel, Cantillon, Nury.

Last modified March 13th, 2023.