The Boscombe Valley Mystery

boscombe

Basic information

Abbreviation: BOSC (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 9,681 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, October 1891


Redmond's Question

Is there any more corny incident in the canon than the scene in which Holmes proclaims, "The culprit is --" and a hotel waiter announces the name of a visitor? Is its use in this case sufficiently effective to be justified?