Sherlockian.Net: The Veiled Lodger

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): VEIL
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 4,499 (the shortest of the 60 tales)
First published: Liberty, January 22, 1927; Strand Magazine, February 1927

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[Tombstone of circus magnate Wombwell]

    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • One More Read, from Sherlock Peoria
  • Circus History
  • Prussic Acid Poisoning
  • Lions

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    The introduction to this tale identifies it as "one of the most terrible human tragedies". Is it a tragedy in the classical sense, involving a fall from greatness that evokes pity and terror, or is it merely a sad story? And aren't most of Holmes's cases tragedies in the looser sense?
    "The View Halloa", by Rosemary Michaud
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