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The Case of the Woman at Margate with no Powder on her Nose

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Fictional case.


In the Sherlock Holmes stories

Untold Story

  • Sherlock Holmes mentioned the case where he suspected a woman at Margate which has no powder on her nose which proved to be the correct solution. (SECO, 289)


And yet the motives of women are so inscrutable. You remember the woman at Margate whom I suspected for the same reason. No powder on her nose - that proved to be the correct solution. - Holmes

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