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Old 2011-03-25, 07:51   Link #22399
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Originally Posted by LyricalAura View Post
Almost never, in my experience. Knox 8 requires the detective to produce every clue he finds to the reader, and Sherlock breaks that rule constantly in the course of being his smug asshole self. The stories also violate Knox 1 with some regularity, and 5, 6, and 10 in individual cases.

Once in a while a Sherlock story ends up being fair play after all, but after being burned so many times I always go in with an anti-mystery sort of expectation by default.
I meant the specific story, The Adventure of the Speckled Band, which does play fair and is a good example of acceptable clues under Knox and Van Dine.
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