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Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books

with John Le Carre
A Study in Scarlet (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign of Four (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Books

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

Publication Order of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Books

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

Publication Order of The Return of Sherlock Holmes Books

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

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes - His Last Bow Books

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventure of the Red Circle (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventure of the Dying Detective (With: ) (1913)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley of Fear (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Last Bow (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Books

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

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Gerard Short Story Collections

The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Gerard (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Professor Challenger Books

The Lost World (1912)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poison Belt (1913)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Mist (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the World Screamed (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disintegration Machine (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Murderous Christmas Stories Books

Murder under the Christmas Tree: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Christmas Eve (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Very Murderous Christmas: Ten Classic Crime Stories for the Festive Season (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Edgar Allan Poe, Carole Nelson Douglas, , , Rudyard Kipling, Andre Norton, Joan Aiken, , , , , , , Dean Wesley Smith, Mark Twain, Pamela Sargent, , , , , John Adams
A Cat of a Different Color (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,,,,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Rudyard Kipling,,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,,John Adams) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Strange Lands (By:Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,,,,,Dean Wesley Smith) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,,Joan Aiken,,,Dean Wesley Smith) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By:Kristine Kathryn Rusch,,,,,Dean Wesley Smith) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Cat of Feral Instincts (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Edgar Allan Poe,,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fifty Famous Detectives of Fiction(1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Tales of Action and Adventure(1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scottish Tales of Terror(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea Tales of Terror(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes 2(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Locked In(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
English Country House Murders(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Occult(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hound Dunnit(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Law and Order Stories(1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Tales of Crime and Detection(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horse & Pony Stories(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Volume Three(1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder British Style(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea-Cursed(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder on Trial(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery Stories(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crime Never Pays(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Glorious Wings(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Stories(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Phantom Coach(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock: The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holmes Away from Home: Adventures from the Great Hiatus(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock: The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures, Vol. 2(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fireside Horror Stories About Mummies and Curses(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Tracks(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight or Fright(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Takes a Holiday: Classic Crime Stories for Summer(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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: 9 months ago

    wowowowoow love this man my idol <3


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