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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, tidy source of stories in PDF, ePub, Mobi, HTML, ASCII
    Cleave BooksThe Crew of the Barque Lone StarLes Dix-Sept Marches
    Read SherlockUniversity of AdelaideUniversity of Virginia

    A list of sources from Canon Fodder Friday
    'The best Sherlock Holmes collection' of PDFs for sale
    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
  • An Introduction to Text Analytics Using Sherlock Holmes Stories
  • 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: The Quotable SHfrom
  • The Sexiest Lines in the Sherlockian Canon
  • Stories from Stanford, as they appeared in the Strand Magazine
  • The Best of Sherlock Holmes: "best story" poll results
  • A CD-ROM with the Holmes tales in searchable PDF format is available from The Battered Silicon Dispatch-Box.
  • Sherlock Holmes Free Audiobooks, compiled by Ryan Lothian
  • 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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