Sherlockian.Net: The Priory School

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): PRIO
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 11,507
First published: Collier's, January 30, 1904; Strand Magazine, February 1904

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[Illustration by Richard Gutschmidt]

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Crime scene by Thomas R. Hanratty
  • 'The best opening to all the Sherlock Holmes stories'
  • Comments on
  • The mathematics of those bicycle tracks
  • The story's real-life setting in the Peak District

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    The Duke of Holdernesse may well be "one of the greatest subjects of the Crown", but as a warm human being he seems to rank with Lord Mount-James of "The Missing Three-Quarter". Indeed, few members of the nobility are seen to advantage in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, although we know that hearts just as brave and fair may beat in Belgrave Square as in the lowlier air of Seven Dials. Why?
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