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 ScotlandFrom
  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Beacon Society study guide
  • Wikipedia
  • Goodreads
  • Chinese PorcelainChinese Porcelain Free Help
  • Victorian Turkish bath in Northumberland Avenue
  • London Library
  • Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII
  • Half Moon Street, by Anne Perry Ballantine
  • Jeremy Brett (Granada) episodeCommentary from Generalthinker
  • Geocache in Belgium

    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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