Sherlockian.Net: The Missing Three-Quarter


Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): MISS
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 8,076
First published: Strand Magazine, August 1904; Collier's Weekly, November 26, 1904

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[Frederic Dorr Steele cover for Collier's]
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    There are conspicuously old-fashioned elements in this tale -- Holmes's detective work hangs largely on telegrams and on following a horse-drawn carriage by bicycle -- and yet its central feature, the apparent kidnapping of a prominent athlete, is chillingly modern. At the same time, it moves from the broad comedy of Lord Mount-James to the pathos of the final scene. Is the combination effective?
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