Sherlockian.Net: The Boscombe Valley Mystery


Two murderous bank robbers from Australia may have escaped their pasts, but they couldnŐt escape their Karma. #60in60

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): BOSC
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 9,681
First published: Strand Magazine, October 1891

Text available on-line

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    Links of interest

  • Story file from The Nashville Scholars
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Annotations by Rod Mollise
  • Crime scene by Thomas F. Hanratty
  • Gold Museum, Ballarat
  • The Discovery of Australian Gold
  • The Australian Gold Rush
  • The Boscombe Bowmen
  • Barmaids in Action
  • Cooee: Its Rise and Fall

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Is there any more corny incident in the canon than the scene in which Holmes proclaims, "The culprit is --" and a hotel waiter announces the name of a visitor? Is its use in this case sufficiently effective to be justified?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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