Sherlock Holmes is a legendary fictional character created by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is well-known for solving even the most impossible mysteries and is a master of disguise. Some of Holmes’ characteristics include having cat-like personal hygiene, use of cocaine and smokes a pipe.

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 and was featured in four novels and 56 short stories (canonically). The books are usually narrated by Watson, but two of them are narrated by Holmes and the other two are written in the third person. The Sherlock Holmes character has appeared in every medium imaginable, from TV series to video games to stageplays and of course movies such as the ones starring Robert Downey, Jr.

Below is a list of novels and short stories in the official Sherlock Holmes canon by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself:

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Books


A Study in Scarlet(1887) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sign of the Four(1890) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hound of the Baskervilles(1902) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Valley of Fear(1915) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes Short Story Collections


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1892) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes(1893) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Sherlock Holmes(1905) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Last Bow(1917) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes(1927) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: For the serialized short stories that originally appeared in the publication The Strand, we have listed the publication year as the year the final story was published.

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Sherlock Holmes Synopses: The Sign of the Four is the second novel in the Sherlock Holmes series. A woman has been receiving pearls and a strange letter and decides to get help from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

The Hounds of Baskervilles is the third novel in the Sherlock Holmes canon. Sherlock has been detained in London, thus Watson must deal with the escaped Notting Hill Murderer.

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