"The Red-Headed League"

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Peter Cass's condo

6840 E. 2nd St. · Scottsdale, az

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Enter the parking lot from N . 69th St. Park in any Reserved space WITHOUT a number. Walk between the two carport pillars, come through the gate and turn right immediately through the patio gate. Lost? 831-262-0369.

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MIKE is leading. REDH is always a fan favorite, whether because of the ridiculous premise or the gullible victim, Jabez Wilson. Even Holmes and Watson couldn't contain themselves and comported themselves most unprofessionally when they guffawed in Wilson's face. We do see Holmes in top form, especially in the set piece where he "deciphers" his client. And it is the story that gives us the "three-pipe problem". ACD placed the story on his 1927 list of twelve favorites. Thrifty Scot that he was, he re-used the basic plot just a year and a half later in "The Stockbroker's Clerk", collected in the Memoirs. REDH was the fourth Canonical story. It appeared in the Strand in August 1891, then was collected in the Adventures which was published in October 1892 in both the UK and the US, albeit by different publishing houses, but both used the Paget illustrations from the Strand. There have been six film adaptation and many radio versions. Granada filmed a good, fairly Canonical version in 1985, the second season, when David Burke was still playing Watson. They took the liberty of throwing Moriarty into the mix as the mastermind behind the crime perpetrated by his protégé, John Clay. It doesn't really hurt the production and set up "The Final Problem" nicely.