James Windibank
Vital statistics
Sex Male
Nationality British
Behind the scenes
Appearances "A Case of Identity"

James Windibank was the villain in the short story "A Case of Identity". He attempted to defraud his stepdaughter, Miss Mary Sutherland of her inheritance, via a complicated scheme in which he became engaged to her under the false identity of "Hosmer Angel" and then disappeared. His ruse was easily discovered by Sherlock Holmes, however; Holmes allowed him to go free, claiming that Windibank had committed no crime in the strict legal definition of the term. Holmes nevertheless predicts Windibank will continue a career in crime that will eventually lead him on the gallows.

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