The Dying Detective


Basic information

Abbreviation: DYIN (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 5,823 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Collier's Weekly, November 22, 1913; Strand Magazine, December 1913

Redmond's Question

If this story were unknown to the Canon, and were published today as a pastiche, would it be admired, or would knowledgeable readers scorn it because its plot depends on putting Sherlock Holmes into an unfamiliar situation and taking liberties with his personal life?