Sherlockian.Net: The Dying Detective


Who wouldnÕt want to be at the next table in SimpsonÕs when Holmes and Watson dine after this one? #60in60

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): DYIN
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 5,823
First published: Collier's Weekly, November 22, 1913; Strand Magazine, December 1913

Text available on-line

[Illustration by Walter Paget for the Strand]
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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • "The Sumatran Devil"
  • "Pathological Possibilities: Contagion and Empire"

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    If this story were unknown to the Canon, and were published today as a pastiche, would it be admired, or would knowledgeable readers scorn it because its plot depends on putting Sherlock Holmes into an unfamiliar situation and taking liberties with his personal life?
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