The Man with the Twisted Lip

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Basic information

Abbreviation: TWIS (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 9.271 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, December 1891


Redmond's Question

At least four of the sixty Sherlock Holmes stories have titles that refer to distorted or concealed faces -- five, if one counts the facial marking that gives Silver Blaze his name. Is that only to be expected in detective stories, given the connection between masks and criminality, or is some kind of obsession revealing itself?