Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspector Lestradenov would like to contract the services of a consulting detective

Russian Jewel Thieves Borrow Plot From Sherlock Holmes Story The Red-Headed League:


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The heist bears an uncanny similarity to the plot of Arthur Conan Doyle's short story The Red-Headed League. In the story, thieves dupe a man into leaving his shop, then tunnel into the adjoining bank. One big difference: Sherlock Holmes caught them red-handed in the bank vault, while the Russian thieves are still at large. “Where was Sherlock when we needed him?” asked a St. Petersburg cop.

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