SYNOPSIS: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called on to investigate the bizarre proceedings of The Red-Headed League, a philanthropic society which promotes the interests of men with red hair by paying them handsomely to perform small tasks. Holmes soon realises that The League is not as charitable as it appears but rather part of an ingenious criminal plot involving the fourth smartest man in London.
We continue with our journey through The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by reviewing Doyle’s next short story, The Red-Headed League. Narrated by Dr. John Watson, The Red-Headed League is a fun yet bizarre mystery; or as Mr. Sherlock Holmes states “refreshingly unusual”. Even with the unusual case, it is a rather clever scheme, which I believe would have worked out if Mr. Holmes wasn’t investigating it.