The Crooked Man

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Basic Information

Abbreviation: CROO (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,183 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, July 1893; Harper's Weekly, July 8, 1893


Redmond's Question

The reference to David and Bathsheba at the end of this tale is often cited as evidence of Holmes's (and his creator's) knowledge of the Bible. How common in the Sherlockian Canon are incidents and figures that seem to parallel incidents and figures in the Scriptural Canon, and what is their significance?