Reference Books

There’s a wealth of information about Sherlock Holmes, and much of it is not contained online—especially if it was written in a time before the internet. This is a selection of reference books about Sherlock Holmes, written by enthusiasts and scholars. Some books are meant to be companions to the stories to help you keep the characters and events straight. Other books are historical explanations of how Holmes’ world came to be. No matter the topic, there’s something unique to be found in each one, and they all give us further insight into the Great Detective.