Sherlockian.Net: The Copper Beeches

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): COPP
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 9,948
First published: Strand Magazine, June 1892

Text available on-line

[Page from the US first edition]
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    Links of interest

  • Audiobooks from
  • Text in French and English
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Goddessinsepia blogs about the Granada adaptation
  • Decoding the Subtext from 'With Love, SH'
  • Red Heads & FrecklesMyths, Legends and Famous Red Hair
  • All Redheads (erotica)
  • A peculiar shade of blue
  • Text in reverse (why?)

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    This story is often said to be full of "gothic" elements, starting with the innocent maiden in the big creepy house. (It's not unique: other Canonical tales, such as "Shoscombe Old Place", are also gothic in their way.) If it's a gothic, can it also be a detective story? And why does Arthur Conan Doyle think red hair is so funny, anyway?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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