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kareb
kareb

Aug-10-2005 00:06

From the works of Arthur Conan Doyle:

Which case involved the gruesome delivery of two ears?


The Engineer's Thumb
The Speckled Band
Five Orange Pips
The Cardboard Box

~ it would be great if you can answer this question. i tried so hard to look it up but it just fried my brain! thanks a bunch!

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Luniar Arkain
Luniar Arkain

Aug-14-2005 00:28

Then they can do so without broadcasting, DJ. As Jstkdn stated, it's a rule. And besides, it's more enjoyable to research the answer arduously than to broadcast the question.

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Aug-14-2005 06:22

Thanks Luniar.

Professor Woo
Professor Woo

Aug-14-2005 13:38

Seeing how a direct answer to a direct question in the same forum is against the informal rules, I hope this will be considered a more appropriate answer for Kareb or any others who might be having trouble with finding the answers they seek. At least for the questions regarding Sherlock Holmes.

Most of the Sherlock Holmes adventures are in the public domain and can be found free on the web at many sites. Here's one such site -
http://www.citsoft.com/holmes3.html

I'd also have to take issue with Luniar's assertion that "it's more enjoyable to research the answer arduously than to broadcast the question." While that may be true for Luniar, and it may even be true for most people, it isn't true for everyone. I, for example, don't particularly like researching the Patricia Cromwell questions. Her style and choice of setting just doesn't appeal to me. If there was a quick way to look up those answers I'd have a much more enjoyable time. Please, don't tell me otherwise.

Hrmmm, As I'm re-reading my reply, I think I came off as a bit combative and defensive. Sorry if it sounds that way - It wasn't meant in that way. If my reply rubs someone the wrong way, or is against some other informal rule, please feel free to delete it as well. No hard feelings.


Luniar Arkain
Luniar Arkain

Aug-14-2005 14:30

Anytime, Jstkdn (...I had to capitalize the first letter!).

Well, sometimes, we all don't like researching for certain authors. Patricia Cromwell questions are frustrating for me, too. ...And I certainly didn't like it when I found out that Sherlock Holmes did a bit of cocaine in his time. But they want you to think a bit on the questions; some can be deduced and answers can be eliminated. "Elementary, Watson", you say? Well, to that, I say "the harder it is to research it, the more rewarding it'll be when you discover the answer."

Milady
Milady

Aug-15-2005 22:18

I've done research on the Patricia Cromwell books without leaving my chair. It takes a bit of thinking of how to... err.. looking for the information, but it can be done.

Christie and Doyle, however, I do know :) Though I wish there were questions on Dorothy Sayer's Lord Peter books = they're even the right time period!

jstkdn
jstkdn
Well-Connected

Aug-16-2005 03:35

The first action I took in my agency, was post my list of all the answers I had to the little jobs in there. As an agency we built on from there. It is a nice additional perk you end up giving your agency members.

Thaddeus Mint
Thaddeus Mint

Aug-18-2005 17:38

Seconding Milady's vote for some Dorothy L Sayers. :-)

Dogberta
Dogberta
Nomad

Aug-18-2005 18:43

Maybe we should submit questions for the little jobs the same way we submit intro's or featured mysteries. What do you think, Ben - would that be more trouble for you than its worth?

Steve Long
Steve Long

Aug-19-2005 11:33

Funny how Cromwell is the least favorite on this thread, she's my favorite author and I already know most of the answers, while Sherlock Holmes is a complete mystery to me as I have never so much seen the front cover of a Conan Doyle book. . . ah well, its diversity that makes interaction with others intersting.

Steve Long
Steve Long

Aug-19-2005 21:47

Ah my love of Cornwell is so very clear with the complete mispelling of her name!

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