Sherlockian.Net: The Crooked Man

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): CROO
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,183
First published: Strand Magazine, July 1893; Harper's Weekly, July 8, 1893

Text available on-line

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    Links of interest

  • Crime scene by Thomas R. Hanratty
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • David and Bathsheba and Dr. Laura
  • The first or second of Samuel
  • The Indian Mutiny
  • The Royal Munster Fusiliers
  • British regiments | Fictional regiments
  • Sherlock Holmes in India

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    The reference to David and Bathsheba at the end of this tale is often cited as evidence of Holmes's (and his creator's) knowledge of the Bible. How common in the Sherlockian Canon are incidents and figures that seem to parallel incidents and figures in the Scriptural Canon, and what is their significance?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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