Sherlockian.Net: The Illustrious Client

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): ILLU
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 9,834
First published: Collier's Weekly, November 8, 1924; Strand Magazine in two parts, February and March 1925

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[Drawing by Howard Elcock]

    Links of interest

  • About the manuscript, from the National Library of Scotland
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Chinese Porcelain | Chinese Porcelain Free Help
  • Victorian Turkish bath in Northumberland Avenue
  • London Library
  • Half Moon Street, by Anne Perry Ballantine

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    Baron Gruner is, by general consent, among the worst of the villains whom Sherlock Holmes encounters. Is it only the whiff of kinky sex in this story that makes him so, or is there something else about him -- his nationality, perhaps -- that makes him the man Sherlockians love to hate?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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