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Meaning of Humdrum

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The Red Headed League, Arthur Conan Doyle, 1892
The following is an excerpt from the short story, The Red Headed League, a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Red-Headed League." Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. New York and London: Harper & Bros., 1892. N. pag. WorldCat [OCLC]. Web. 26 Mar. 2016.

It can be reasonably inferred that "humdrum" in line 24 most nearly means:

A

depressing

B

infuriating

C

methodical

D

dull