The Copper Beeches


Basic Information

Abbreviation: COPP (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 9,948 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, June 1892

Redmond's Question

This story is often said to be full of "gothic" elements, starting with the innocent maiden in the big creepy house. (It's not unique: other Canonical tales, such as "Shoscombe Old Place," are also gothic in their way.) If it's a gothic, can it also be a detective story? And why does Arthur Conan Doyle think red hair is so funny, anyway?

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