The Illustrious Client

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Basic Information

Abbreviation: ILLU (J.F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 9,834(C.E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Collier's Weekly, November 8, 1924; Strand Magazine in two parts, February and March 1925


Redmond's Question

Baron Gruner is, by general consent, among the worst of the villains whom Sherlock Holmes encounters. Is it only the whiff of kinky sex in this story that makes him so, or is there something else about him—his nationality, perhaps—that makes him the man Sherlockians love to hate?