The Musgrave Ritual

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Basic Information

Abbreviation: MUSG (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,632 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, 1893; Harper's Weekly, May 13, 1893


Redmond's Question

The Canonical stories in which Holmes appears without Watson are often cited as evidence that the Johnson is lost without his Boswell—a gem without its setting is dull—they also serve who only stand and wait. All that being the case, how does "The Musgrave Ritual," without Watson, manage to be such a good story?