The 60 Stories—An Introduction by The Hounds

Since its inception in 1992, participants of the Hounds of the Internet mailing list have discussed the 60 original stories written by Holmes's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

Each week, a different story is discussed, introduced by one designated member through a series of questions and comments about the particular story.  All messages are archived on the Hounds listserver, allowing any Hounds subscriber to read not only the original messages, but also the many comments which these introductory questions generated.

Below are links to a selection of these introductions, posted by the various discussion leaders: Steve Clarkson, J. Randolph Cox, Ralph Edwards, Sonia Fetherston, Brad Keefauver, Rosemary Michaud, and Chris Redmond. Read on to see how Sherlockians approach the Canon—but beware of spoilers!

ABBE - The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
BERY - The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
BLAC - The Adventure of Black Peter
BLAN - The Adventure of The Blanched Soldier
BLUE - The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
BOSC - The Boscombe Valley Mystery
BRUC - The Adventure of Bruce-Partington Plans
CARD - The Adventure of The Cardboard Box
CHAS - The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
COPP - The Adventure of The Copper Beeches
CREE - The Adventure of The Creeping Man
CROO - The Crooked Man
DANC - The Adventure of The Dancing Men
DEVI - The Adventure of The Devil's Foot
DYIN - The Adventure of The Dying Detective
EMPT - The Adventure of The Empty House
ENGR - The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
FINA - The Final Problem
FIVE - The Five Orange Pips
GLOR - The "Gloria Scott"
GOLD - The Adventure of The Golden Pince Nez
GREE - The Greek Interpreter
HOUN - The Hound of the Baskervilles
IDEN - A Case of Identity
ILLU - The Adventure of The Illustrious Client
LADY - The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
LAST - His Last Bow
LION - The Adventure of The Lion's Mane
MAZA - The Adventure of The Mazarin Stone
MISS - The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter
MUSG - The Musgrave Ritual
NAVA - The Naval Treaty
NOBL - The Adventure of The Noble Bachelor
NORW - The Adventure of The Norwood Builder
PRIO - The Adventure of The Priory School
REDC - The Adventure of The Red Circle
REDH - The Red Headed League
REIG - The Reigate (Puzzle) (Squire) (Squires)
RESI - The Resident Patient
RETI - The Adventure of The Retired Colourman
SCAN - A Scandal in Bohemia
SECO - The Adventure of The Second Stain
SHOS - The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place
SIGN - The Sign of (the) Four
SILV - Silver Blaze
SIXN - The Adventure of The Six Napoleons
SOLI - The Adventure of The Solitary Cyclist
SPEC - The Adventure of The Speckled Band
STOC - The Stock-Broker's Clerk
STUD - A Study in Scarlet
SUSS - The Adventure of The Sussex Vampire
THOR - The Problem of Thor Bridge
3GAB - The Adventure of The Three Gables
3GAR - The Adventure of The Three Garridebs
3STU - The Adventure of the Three Students
TWIS - The Man with the Twisted Lip
VALL - The Valley of Fear
VEIL - The Adventure of The Veiled Lodger
WIST - The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
YELL - The Yellow Face