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Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books

A Study in Scarlet (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sign of Four (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Books

A Scandal in Bohemia (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red-headed League (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Case of Identity (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Five Orange Pips (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man with the Twisted Lip (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of Silver Blaze (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Yellow Face (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Crooked Man (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Resident Patient (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Final Problem (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Field Bazaar (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Return of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Empty House (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Dancing Men (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Priory School (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of Black Peter (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Three Students (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Second Stain (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes - His Last Bow Books

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Red Circle (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Dying Detective (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Valley of Fear (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Last Bow (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Problem of Thor Bridge (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Creeping Man (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Watson Learned the Trick (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Three Gables (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Short Story Collections

A Case of Identity (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes - Read by Stephen Fry (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume One (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume Two (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume Three (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sherlock Holmes Theatre (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gerard Short Story Collections

The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Gerard (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Professor Challenger Books

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The Lost World (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poison Belt (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land of Mist (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the World Screamed (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disintegration Machine (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Surgeon of Gaster Fell (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery of Cloomber (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Micah Clarke (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Firm of Girdlestone (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Company (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Shadow and Other Napoleonic Tales (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the City (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Refugees (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parasite (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stark Munro Letters (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rodney Stone (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Bernac (1897)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sir Nigel (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Maracot Deep (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Narrative of John Smith (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Lot No. 249 (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Yellow Face (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Final Problem (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Empty House (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventure of the Red Circle (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Problem of Thor Bridge (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ring Of Thoth (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Leather Funnel (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Barrington Cowles (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case of Lady Sannox (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Literary Mosaic (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
That Little Square Box (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crime of the Brigadier (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Croxley Master (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gully of Bluemansdyke (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Captain of the Polestar (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Friend The Murderer And Other Mysteries And Adventures (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
Round the Red Lamp (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Round the Fire Stories (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Galley (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger! And Other Stories (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Keinplatz Experiment (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Of Adventure And Medical Life (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Of Pirates And Blue Water (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gothic Tales (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Terror and Mystery (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Great Boer War (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War in South Africa, Its Cause & Conduct; (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
Through the Magic Door (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crime of the Congo (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Case Of Oscar Slater (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Revelation (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vital Message (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1915 (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coming of the Fairies (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memories and Adventures and Western Wanderings (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of Spiritualism (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edge of the Unknown (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Work (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Murderous Christmas Stories Books

Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on Christmas Eve (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Feral Instincts (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fifty Famous Detectives of Fiction(1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Action and Adventure(1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
21 Great Stories(1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scottish Tales of Terror(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea Tales of Terror(1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 10th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories(1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 14th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Country House Murders(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hound Dunnit(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Law and Order Stories(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Crime and Detection(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse & Pony Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Volume Three(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder British Style(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea-Cursed(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crime Never Pays(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Glorious Wings(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
London Stories(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Togas and Tyrants: Collected Tales of Ancient Rome(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Phantom Coach(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock: The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holmes Away from Home: Adventures from the Great Hiatus(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sherlock: The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures, Vol. 2(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fireside Horror Stories About Mummies and Curses(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight or Fright(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Ghost and Horror Stories Ever Written: volume 3(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Takes a Holiday: Classic Crime Stories for Summer(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scottish Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Arthur Conan Doyle:

Arthur Conan Doyle or Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (May 1859 – July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, known as one of the greatest writers of crime fiction and particularly renowned for his Sherlock Holmes series. He attended a Roman Catholic Jesuit school in Hodder Place, Stonyhurst and went on to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh from 1876 to 1881, where he started writing stories in his free time. Conan Doyle first published a story in a journal when he was 19.

Following his graduation, he sported a brief run as a ship doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast. The first Sherlock Holmes story he wrote, A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887, and while his medicine career didn’t go all as planned – Conan Doyle himself writes in his autobiography that no single patient crossed the door of his ophthalmology practice, – he quickly garnered the renown and praise of readers and critics alike for his Holmes stories. His Sherlock Holmes oeuvre spans 56 short stories and 4 novels that focus on the life and adventures of the most famous resident of Baker’s Street. His other works take on different themes, including historical works on the Boer war and even esoteric books on spiritualism.

Bits of a Formidable Character

Arthur Conan Doyle can with today’s eyes be seen as a man of strong moral composition and endless fortitude. He fathered five children to two wives, but while being in love with his second wife, Jean Elizabeth Leckie, their relationship was purely platonic until his first wife, Louise Hawkins, died of tuberculosis. His religious views were controversial, him declaring himself as an agnostic despite his Catholic upbringing. Conan Doyle’s last words were directed to his wife, and are said to be: “You are wonderful.” His epitaph reads: “Steel true/Blade straight/Arthur Conan Doyle/Knight/Patriot, physician & man of letters.”

The Inception of a Great Series

As mentioned earlier, the Sherlock Holmes series started in 1887 with the publication of A Study in Scarlet. Holmes’ character was partially modelled on his university teacher Joseph Bell, whom he cites as an inspiration for the deduction, inference and observation skills he transferred to Sherlock Holmes. A Study in Scarlet has Dr. Watson as the narrator and tells briefly of how he came to know Sherlock Holmes. The crime mystery starts off in a rural mansion. A man is murdered and after not too long Holmes comes to arrest the perpetrator, using his ties with a group of homeless people. The story doesn’t end here, however.

The reader is honestly unable to guess the murderer as sufficient clues are lacking (this is characteristic during the inchoate stages of crime fiction) in A Study in Scarlet. The murderer, Jefferson Hope now takes the reins and explains of the sordid past of the man he murdered, taking the reader to North America and showing perhaps the position of Arthur Conan Doyle himself in the matter of the up-and-coming Mormonism in the United States.

The Final Problem or How Sherlock Holmes Returned

It seems that Conan Doyle always saw medicine as the nobler task to undertake as opposed to writing, and thus he sought to end the series after finishing another novel, The Sign of the Four. Thus in December 1893 Conan Doyle had decided to kill off Sherlock Holmes to allow him focus on medicine more. He had Sherlock Holmes and his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty pitted in a short story, The Final Problem. Here Sherlock Holmes has at last found his intellectual equal in the criminal mastermind of Professor Moriarty, and has to play a hide-and-seek game with the Professor for most of the story, taking a train to continental Europe and finally having a mortal struggle in the Swiss Reichenbach Falls, both evidently falling to their deaths into a gorge.

The public was less than pleased with how Conan Doyle treated Holmes, prompting him to write a prequel’ named The Hound of the Baskervilles, which was published from August 1901 to April 1902 in The Strand Magazine. Incidentally, this is one of the most praised Holmes stories penned by the author. The episode about Conan Doyle killing off Holmes only to bring him back again – which he did indeed do after The Hound of the Baskervilles – seems to tell about a passionate relationship between the author and the character, as Conan Doyle evidently couldn’t keep from returning back to Sherlock Holmes.

The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes series is reputed to be one of the main reasons behind the wave of crime fiction and has inspired generations of authors not only from the genre. More contemporary readers of this short overview will, however, appreciate a short list of the most recent TV shows and movies about Sherlock Holmes, as obviously listing them all – even the full-length movies – is a task a doorstopper could perhaps accomplish only partially.

The most recent series inspired by Sherlock Holmes is the British crime drama titled Sherlock. Books from the Holmes canon are used by the producers to create modern-day versions of Conan Doyle’s novels, and six 90-minute episodes have aired so far. The series are immensely popular in the United Kingdom, and have been sold to over 180 territories overall. There have been USSR adaptations as well, releasing five hugely popular films on Soviet television, with one of the actors later receiving an Order of the British Empire.

Some Sherlock Holmes movies have also been produced quite recently. Of these notable are 2009’s Sherlock Holmes and its 2011 sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, both starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. Numerous Holmes-related video games, table games and role playing games have also been released. Of course this is but a small list – the actual influence of the Sherlock Holmes series would be hard to measure. Remember the House M.D. series? House was definitely a Holmesian figure. What’s more, countless radio plays,movies – both preserved and lost – as well as books and actual people have been influenced by the splendid character created by perhaps the one most important crime fiction writer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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One Response to “Arthur Conan Doyle”

  1. ceylan: 2 years ago

    wowowowoow love this man my idol <3

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