The Five Orange Pips


Basic information

Abbreviation: FIVE (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,378 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, November 1891

Discussion Questions

  • What papers do you think The Colonel destroys after receiving his letter?
  • Relative to his uncle and father, why did it take so long for John Openshaw to receive his letter?
  • Is Watson’s unfamiliarity with the K.K.K. realistic?
  • Are there are any plot holes as a result of the abrupt conclusion?
  • Which cases has Holmes “failed” at solving?