ACD Bibliography


Not including his own works or general Sherlockiana

Reference and bibliography

Biography — general

Biography for children

Biography — specialized

  • Bernard M. L. Ernst and Hereward Carrington, Houdini and Conan Doyle: The Story of a Strange Friendship (1932)
  • Dale L. Walker, Jack London, Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1974)
  • Alvin E. Rodin and Jack D. Key, Journal of a Quest for the Elusive Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle (1982)
  • Alvin E. Rodin and Jack D. Key, Medical Casebook of Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle (1984)
  • Howard Lachtman, Sherlock Slept Here (1985)
  • Alvin E. Rodin and Jack D. Key, Adventuring in England with Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle (1986)
  • Geoffrey Stavert, A Study in Southsea: From Bush Villas to Baker Street (1987)
  • Christopher Redmond, Welcome to America, Mr. Sherlock Holmes (1987)
  • Kelvin I. Jones, Conan Doyle and the Spirits (1989)
  • Peter Costello, The Real World of Sherlock Holmes: The True Crimes Investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle (1991)
  • Idem., as Conan Doyle, Detective (2006)
  • Harry Stone, The Casebook of Sherlock Doyle : True Mysteries Investigated by Conan Doyle (1991)
  • Massimo Polidoro, Final Séance: The Strange Friendship Beween Houdini and Conan Doyle (2001)
  • Stephen Hines, The True Crime Files of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2001)
  • Rodger Garrick-Steele, House of the Baskervilles (2003)
  • Georgina Doyle, Out of the Shadows: The Untold Story of Arthur Conan Doyle's First Family (2004)
  • Gordon Weaver, Conan Doyle and the Parson's Son: The George Edalji Case (2006)
  • Roger Oldfield, Outrage: The Edalji Five and the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes (2010)
  • Brian W. Pugh, Paul R. Spiring and Sadru Bhanji, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon (2010)
  • Alistair Duncan, The Norwood Author: Arthur Conan Doyle and the Norwood Years (1891-1894) (2010)
  • Alistair Duncan, An Entirely New Country: Arthur Conan Doyle, Undershaw and the Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes (2011)
  • Christopher Sandford, Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini (2011)
  • Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower, eds., Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure (2012)
  • Kelvin Jones, Conan Doyle and the Mediums (2012)
  • Philip Weller et al., eds., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Viaggio in Italia — Italian Journey (2012)
  • Thomas Toughill, Oscar Slater: The Immortal Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2012)
  • Stephen Wade, Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club: The Creator of Sherlock Holmes and His Criminological Friends (2013)
  • Tim Swartz, ed., The Paranormal World of Sherlock Holmes: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, First Ghost Buster and Psychic Sleuth (2013)
  • Stephen Wade, Conan Doyle and the Crimes Club (2014)

Literary criticism and publishing

  • Samuel Rosenberg, Naked Is the Best Disguise: The Death & Resurrection of Sherlock Holmes (1974)
  • Trevor H. Hall, Sherlock Holmes and His Creator (1978)
  • Donald A. Redmond, Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Sources (1982)
  • Idem. second edition (2002)
  • Christopher Redmond, In Bed with Sherlock Holmes: Sexual Elements in Arthur Conan Doyle's Stories of the Great Detective (1984)
  • Michael Harrison, A Study in Surmise: The Making of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
  • Don Richard Cox, Arthur Conan Doyle (1985)
  • Jacqueline Jaffe, Arthur Conan Doyle (1987)
  • Alvin E. Rodin and Jack D. Key, Lost Worlds in Time, Space and Medicine: The Science Fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle (1988)
  • Donald A. Redmond, Sherlock Holmes Among the Pirates: Copyright and Conan Doyle in America 1890-1930 (1990)
  • Jon L. Lellenberg, Nova 57 Minor: The Waxing and Waning of the Last Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (1990)
  • David S. Payne, Myth and Modern Man in Sherlock Holmes: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Uses of Nostalgia (1992)
  • Harold Orel, ed., Critical Essays on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1992)
  • John A. Hodgson, ed., Sherlock Holmes: The Major Stories with Contemporary Critical Essays (1994)
  • Rosemary Jann, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Detecting Social Order (1995)
  • Michael Atkinson, The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes and Other Eccentric Readings (1996)
  • Charles R. Putney et al., ed., Sherlock Holmes: Victorian Sleuth to Modern Hero (1996)
  • Clifford S. Goldfarb, The Great Shadow: Arthur Conan Doyle, Brigadier Gerard, and Napoleon (1997)
  • Joseph A. Kestner, Sherlock's Men: Masculinity, Conan Doyle, and Cultural History (1997)
  • Diana Barsham, Arthur Conan Doyle and the Meaning of Masculinity (2000)
  • Donald J. Terras, ed., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes: Essays and Art on the Doctor and the Detective (2003)
  • Charles Press, Looking over Sir Arthur's Shoulder: How Conan Doyle Turned the Trick (2004)
  • Michael Dirda, On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling (2011)
  • Douglas Kerr, Conan Doyle: WRiting, Profession and Practice (2013)

Relatives and associates

  • Michael Baker, The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery (1978)
  • Ely M. Liebow, Dr. Joe Bell: Model for Sherlock Holmes (1982)

Letters, interviews, reminiscences, ephemera, spiritualist messages

  • Ivan Cooke, ed., The Return of Arthur Conan Doyle (1963)
  • John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green, eds. The Unknown Conan Doyle: Letters to the Press (1986)
  • Harold Orel, ed., Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Interviews and Recollections (1991)
  • Philip Weller, ed., Recollections of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1993)
  • Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower and Charles Foley, eds., Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters (2007)
  • Simon Parke, Conversations with Arthur Conan Doyle (2010)


  • Robert Saffron, The Demon Device (1979)
  • Peter Marks, Skullduggery (1987)
  • Steve Szilagyi, Photographing Fairies (1992)
  • William Shatner and Michael Tobias, Believe (1992)
  • Mark Frost, The List of 7 (1993)
  • William Hjortsberg, Nevermore (1994)
  • Mark Frost, The 6 Messiahs (1995)
  • Walter Satterthwait, Escapade (1995)
  • Howard Engel, Mr. Doyle & Dr. Bell: A Victorian Mystery (1997)
  • Roberta Rogow, The Problem of the Missing Miss (1998)
  • Roberta Rogow, The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (1999)
  • Roberta Rogow, The Problem of the Evil Editor (1999)
  • Roberta Rogow, The Problem of the Surly Servant (1999)
  • David Pirie, The Patient's Eyes (2002)
  • Robin Paige, Death at Dartmoor (2002)
  • David Pirie, The Night Calls (2003)
  • Dennis Burges, Graves Gate (2003)
  • Julian Barnes, Arthur & George (2004)
  • Thomas Wheeler, The Arcanum (2004)
  • Gabriel Brownstein, The Man from Beyond (2005)
  • David Pirie, The Dark Water (2006)
  • Gyles Brandreth, Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders (2007; also published as Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance)
  • Gyles Brandreth, Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death (2008; also published as Oscar Wilde and a Game Called Murder)
  • Gyles Brandreth, Oscar Wilde and the Vampire Murders (2011)
  • Mary Losure, The Fairy Ring: Elsie and Frances Fool the World (2011)
  • Timothy M. Brenner, Luminaries (2011)
  • Graham Moore, The Sherlockian (2011)
  • Kenneth Cameron, Winter at Death's Hotel (2012)
  • Carol McCleary, The Formula for Murder (2012)
  • J. J. Murphy, A Friendly Game of Murder (2013)
  • E. O. Higgins, Conversations with Spirits (2013)