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The original Sherlock Holmes stories

Sherlock Holmes appeared in a total of 60 stories, written by Arthur Conan Doyle and published between 1887 and 1927. The four novels and five volumes of short stories now often appear as The Complete Sherlock Holmes. In addition, the complete "Canon" generally includes two prefaces by Arthur Conan Doyle.

About the stories: start here

  • The View Halloa: a series of brief introductions to the stories and provocative questions about them
  • "The 60 stories — an introduction" edited by Les Moskowitz
  • Jay Finley Christ's four-letter abbreviations

    Some locations on the Web

    A list from Canon Fodder Friday
    Cleave BooksThe Crew of the Barque Lone StarLes Dix-Sept Marches
    Michael Sherman, 221BRead
    University of AdelaideUniversity of Virginia

    'The best Sherlock Holmes collection' of PDFs for sale

    Texts for palm computers and cellphones

  • FreewarePalm
  • 221B Baker Street
  • CECity
  • CyberRead
  • LearningToGo
  • Jamster
  • DailyLit: read books by e-mail and RSS


  • Searching for Sherlock
  • Dataflight concordance demonstration

    Other on-line resources

  • Manuscripts and facsimiles, checklist by Randall Stock
  • Story summaries by James Hoy
  • Just the Facts Canonical Database
  • Several tales in Esperanto
  • Texts of selected stories are available in French and in Russian (site 1, site 2)
  • "The Crown Diamond" in Japanese
  • Quotations from Sherlock Holmes collected by AMKThe Quotable SHfrom
  • The Sexiest Lines in the Sherlockian Canon
  • Stories from Stanford, as they appeared in the Strand Magazine
  • About the Strand magazine, where most of the stories were first published
  • The Best of Sherlock Holmes: "best story" poll results

    The stories on CD-ROM

    A CD-ROM titled "The Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle", including all the Sherlock Holmes stories as well as ACD's other writings, is available for $95 US from Insight Engineering, PO Box 10785, Franconia, Virginia 22310. Information:

    A CD-ROM of "The Complete Sherlock Holmes and Then Some" sells for $9.95 plus shipping from The Sherlock Store, 2045 South Monroe Street, Denver, Colorado 80210.

    A CD-ROM with the Holmes tales in searchable PDF format is priced at $9.95 US from The Battered Silicon Dispatch-Box.

    An earlier CD-ROM from Creative Multimedia Corporation is no longer on the market.

  • Spoken word CD-ROMs — all the tales read by actor Patrick Horgan
  • Readings by David Ian Davies
  • Audio books from Project Gutenberg (but see these comments)
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