Sherlockian.Net: The Blue Carbuncle

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): BLUE
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,879
First published: Strand Magazine, January 1892

Text available on-line

[Paget illustration]

    Links of interest

  • Text with sentences inverted
  • Stick figure animation: The Bloo Sparkly
  • Comments by Altamont on 1. Timeline, 2. Artistry
  • "'Twas two days after Christmas . . ."
  • Annotations by Rod Mollise
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • The Baker Street Irregulars edition
  • Audio of production by the Long Beach Shakespeare Company
  • Christmas goose recipe
  • Gem World: Faceted Stones
  • The Dickens Page
  • Sidney Paget's illustrations for this story
  • The season of forgiveness
  • 'Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Garfunkel'
  • Blue Carbuncle board game

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    If Sherlock Holmes is sufficiently cold-blooded to refer to a mugging as a "whimsical little incident" at the beginning of this story, can one accept as heartfelt his emotional remark at the end of it about "the season of forgiveness"?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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