The Red-Headed League is a classic Sherlock Holmes story in which Holmes must discover who is behind what appears to be a pointless prank. Pawnbroker Jabez Wilson, who has very distinctive red hair, replies to a newspaper advertisement offering work to red-headed men; after being accepted for the job and spending several weeks copying encyclopedia entries, the agency that employed him disappears. This tale of trickery and greed finds Holmes unraveling the true crime behind the mystery.

Summary of The Red-Headed League by Arthur Conan Doyle

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