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 Four (1890)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Books

A Scandal in Bohemia (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red-headed League (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Case of Identity (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Five Orange Pips (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man with the Twisted Lip (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Speckled Band (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure Of The Noble Bachelor (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of Silver Blaze (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Yellow Face (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Gloria Scott (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Reigate Squire (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Crooked Man (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Resident Patient (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Naval Treaty (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Final Problem (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Field Bazaar (1896)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Return of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Empty House (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Dancing Men (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Priory School (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of Black Peter (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Three Students (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Second Stain (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sherlock Holmes - His Last Bow Books

The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Red Circle (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Dying Detective (1913)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Valley of Fear (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Last Bow (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes Books

The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (1921)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Problem of Thor Bridge (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Creeping Man (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (1924)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How Watson Learned the Trick (1924)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Three Gables (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Lion's Mane (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Captain of the Polestar (1883)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Friend The Murderer And Other Mysteries And Adventures (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Round the Red Lamp (1894)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Round the Fire Stories (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Galley (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger! And Other Stories (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Keinplatz Experiment (1919)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales Of Adventure And Medical Life (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales Of Pirates And Blue Water (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure (2009)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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