Bob Fahey's Sherlock Holmes Page

I think I was in my early twenties when I first read the Sherlock Holmes stories. If you've read them, I don't have to tell you how fun and interesting they are. Half a lifetime later, I've just read them again, this time online. This time, I looked up unfamiliar terms and places and cultural references, and added lots of links. I hope you enjoy what I've come up with.

The original stories were published in magazines over a period of 40 years, and were brought together as books. The author, Arthur Conan Doyle, really tended to hop around in the timeline from story to story. One story might be introduced as recent, while another is introduced as being taken from notes that are years old.

Hardcore Sherlockians have scrutinized clues in the stories to try to date them. I figured I'd give you a fair shake and present links to the stories in two orders: the order in which they were published and the order of events in the life of Sherlock Holmes. Read them either way. There are a very few I haven't gotten around to, so the link points you to another resource.

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, with annotating links added by Bob Fahey

By the publishing dates, 1887 to 1927:
  1. A Study in Scarlet
  2. The Sign of the Four
  3. A Scandal in Bohemia
  4. The Red-Headed League
  5. A Case of Identity
  6. The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  7. The Five Orange Pips
  8. The Man with the Twisted Lip
  9. The Blue Carbuncle
  10. The Speckled Band
  11. The Engineer's Thumb
  12. The Noble Bachelor
  13. The Beryl Coronet
  14. The Copper Beeches
  15. Silver Blaze
  16. The Cardboard Box
  17. The Yellow Face
  18. The Stockbroker's Clerk
  19. The Gloria Scott
  20. The Musgrave Ritual
  21. The Reigate Squires
  22. The Crooked Man
  23. The Resident Patient
  24. The Greek Interpreter
  25. The Naval Treaty
  26. The Final Problem
  27. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  28. The Empty House
  29. The Norwood Builder
  30. The Dancing Men
  31. The Solitary Cyclist
  32. The Priory School
  33. Black Peter
  34. Charles Augustus Milverton
  35. The Six Napoleons
  36. The Three Students
  37. The Golden Pince-Nez
  38. The Missing Three-Quarter
  39. The Abbey Grange
  40. The Second Stain
  41. The Valley of Fear
  42. Wisteria Lodge
  43. The Bruce-Partington Plans
  44. The Devil's Foot
  45. The Red Circle
  46. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
  47. The Dying Detective
  48. His Last Bow
  49. The Mazarin Stone
  50. The Problem of Thor Bridge
  51. The Creeping Man
  52. The Sussex Vampire
  53. The Three Garridebs
  54. The Illustrious Client
  55. The Three Gables
  56. The Blanched Soldier
  57. The Lion's Mane
  58. The Retired Colourman
  59. The Veiled Lodger
  60. Shoscombe Old Place
By the time setting of the stories, 1874 to 1914:
  1. The Gloria Scott
  2. The Musgrave Ritual
  3. A Study in Scarlet
  4. The Speckled Band
  5. The Resident Patient
  6. The Noble Bachelor
  7. The Second Stain
  8. The Reigate Squires
  9. A Scandal in Bohemia
  10. The Man with the Twisted Lip
  11. The Five Orange Pips
  12. A Case of Identity
  13. The Red-Headed League
  14. The Dying Detective
  15. The Blue Carbuncle
  16. The Valley of Fear
  17. The Yellow Face
  18. The Greek Interpreter
  19. The Sign of the Four
  20. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  21. The Copper Beeches
  22. The Boscombe Valley Mystery
  23. The Stockbroker's Clerk
  24. The Naval Treaty
  25. The Cardboard Box
  26. The Engineer's Thumb
  27. The Crooked Man
  28. Wisteria Lodge
  29. Silver Blaze
  30. The Beryl Coronet
  31. The Final Problem
  32. The Empty House
  33. The Golden Pince-Nez
  34. The Three Students
  35. The Solitary Cyclist
  36. Black Peter
  37. The Norwood Builder
  38. The Bruce-Partington Plans
  39. The Veiled Lodger
  40. The Sussex Vampire
  41. The Missing Three-Quarter
  42. The Abbey Grange
  43. The Devil's Foot
  44. The Dancing Men
  45. The Retired Colourman
  46. Charles Augustus Milverton
  47. The Six Napoleons
  48. The Problem of Thor Bridge
  49. The Priory School
  50. Shoscombe Old Place
  51. The Three Garridebs
  52. The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
  53. The Illustrious Client
  54. The Red Circle
  55. The Blanched Soldier
  56. The Three Gables
  57. The Mazarin Stone
  58. The Creeping Man
  59. The Lion's Mane
  60. His Last Bow

Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle-related articles at
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Baker Street Irregulars Sherlock Holmes Museum
Wiggins Meiringen Reichenbach Falls
Hotels in London Markets in London Places in London
London Slang Squares in London Subterranean London
Aqua_Tofana Carbonari Danite
Vehmgericht List of Latin Phrases Madam de Brinvilliers

Sherlock Holmes Sites, & sites for things mentioned in the stories
Barraud watches Sherlock Holmes Society of Italy Atlas of Fiction
Project Gutenberg Sherlockian Atlas Site promoting The Annotated Sherlock Holmes books

Bob Fahey's home page