The Yellow Face


Basic information

Abbreviation: YELL (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,540 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, February 1893; Harper's Weekly, February 11, 1893

Redmond's Question

Most Sherlock Holmes stories, whatever else they may be, are exciting. The same cannot really be said of "The Yellow Face." Is the author successful in using boredom and the commonplace as a background for Sherlock Holmes's extraordinary sparkle?