The Three Students


Basic information

Abbreviation: 3STU  (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 6,508 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, June 1904; Collier's, September 24, 1904

Redmond's Question

It isn't Papa Bear, and it isn't Mama Bear, so it must be door number 3—isn't there something just a little too pat, too artificial, about a mystery in which Holmes must choose one of precisely three suspects in a carefully confined area?