The Red-Headed League

thered-headedleague

Basic information

Abbreviation: REDH (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 8,189 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, August 1891


Redmond's Question

The remarkable sight of London streets choked with red-headed men should have led to mentions in the daily newspapers, which scholars have unfortunately been unable to find. What kinds of explanations are most satisfactory for the absence of newspaper references to the events in Sherlock Holmes's cases?