Sherlockian.Net: The Retired Colourman


Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): RETI
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 5,559
First published: Liberty, December 18, 1926; Strand Magazine, January 1927

Text available on-line

[Drawing by Frank Wiles for the Strand]
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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • Retire Happy

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    This tale has an atmosphere of old age, retirement, sadness and decay. It also has one of the best shocking lines in all the Holmes tales, and a thoroughly appropriate final sentence. Nevertheless, is it a strong enough story to occupy the crucial last place in the Canon?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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