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

Discussion Questions

  • Does Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ever explicitly detail Holmes’ finances? What does this tell us about the detective?
  • How do you perceive Holmes and Watson’s relationship in this story?
  • To what extent does Watson’s medical knowledge play a role in this story or in general?
  • How apparent is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s medical background?

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