A Scandal in Bohemia

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Basic information

Abbreviation: SCAN (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 8.599 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, July 1891


Redmond's Question

Like "The Illustrious Client", this tale deals essentially not with the aftermath of a crime or other incident, but with attempts to prevent something -- in this case the "scandal" to which the title refers. If such cases were a significant part of Holmes's work, is "detective" really the right word to describe him?