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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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What strategies does Holmes use to solve the crime in "The Red-Headed League"?

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Holmes uses deduction and footwork to solve the mystery of the Red-Headed League.  At first, it does not seem as though a crime has been committed at all.  The League is so ridiculous, though, that Holmes is suspicious.  He knows that there is something there if he digs a little deeper.

Holmes has his own methods, which often involve thinking.  First, he smokes a pipe for fifty minutes, and then he goes to a German music concert to “introspect”...

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