Discovering Sherlock Holmes Bibliography


Arthur Conan Doyle: Life, Friends, and Family

Barnes, Julian. Arthur and George. Knopf: New York, 2006. (A fictionalized account of Conan Doyle's most famous real-life foray into detection.)

Booth, Martin. The Doctor and the Detective: a Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

Carr, John Dickson. The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Harper, 1949.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. Memories and Adventures. Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1924.

Doyle, Charles Altamont. The Doyle Diary: The Last Great Conan Doyle Mystery, with a Holmesian investigation into the strange and curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle, intro. & ed. Michael Baker. New York: Paddington Press, 1978.

Edwards, Owen Dudley. The Quest for Sherlock Holmes. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1983.

FairyTale: A True Story. Paramount. Dir. Charles Sturridge. 1997. (A film featuring Edward Hardwicke in a cameo as Arthur Conan Doyle.)

Jaffe, Jacqueline A. Arthur Conan Doyle. Boston: Twayne's, 1987.

Photographing Fairies. PolyGram. Dir. Nick Willing. 1997. (A film featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini as characters.)

Pollidor, Massimo. The Final Séance: The Strange Friendship between Houdini and Conan Doyle. New York: Prometheus, 2001.

Redmond, Chris. "Arthur Conan Doyle." 2005. Accessed 30 November 2005

Stashower, Daniel. Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle. New York: Holt, 1999.

Symons, Julian. Conan Doyle: Portrait of an Artist. New York: Mysterious, 1979.


Selected Writings by Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, eds. Frank D. McSherry, et al. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 2005.

____________. The Coming of the Fairies. Internet Sacred Text Archive. 2005. Accessed 12 October 2005." .

____________. The Hound of the Baskervilles, ill. Michael Kenna. San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986. (This modern paperback edition contains beautiful black-and-white photographs of the moor to accompany Conan Doyle's text.)

____________. The Lost World. New York: Dover, 1998.

____________. "Lot No. 249." Gaslight. Ed. Steven Davies and Diana Patterson. 17 March 2000. Accessed 16 January 2006 gaslight.

____________. The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes. Ed. Leslie S. Klinger. 3 Vols. New York: Norton, 2004; 2005.

____________. "The Ring of Thoth." Gaslight. Ed. Steven Davies and Diana Patterson. 17 March 2000. Accessed 16 January 2006 gaslight.

____________. "The Adventure of the Final Problem." McClure's Magazine 2 (1893) 99-112.


Victorian Life and Times

Baedeker's London. Leipzig, 1908.

Baedeker's Switzerland. Leipzig, 1909.

Barrie, J. M. The Little White Bird, 1902.

Bewick, Thomas. A History of British Birds. 2 vols. Newcastle, 1821; 1847.

Chubb UK. 2006. Accessed 10 December 2006. Path: About Chubb; Chubb—A Reputation to Protect.

Dartmoor National Park Authority. Accessed 15 March 2006

Five Years' Penal Servitude, by One Who Has Endured It. London: Richard Bentley, 1877.

Fowler, O.S. and L.N. Fowler. New Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology with Over One Hundred Engravings. New York: Fowler & Wells, 1859.

Fry, Herbert. London Illustrated by Twenty Bird's-Eye Views of the Principal Streets. London, 1892.

Geographisches Lexikon der Schweiz. Neuenberg, 1906.

Gould, Stephen Jay. The Mismeasure of Man. Rev. ed. New York: Norton, 1996.

Hunt, Lana J. 19th-Century Buggies and Wagons. 2001. Accessed 5 December 2005.

Langham Hotel. 2005. Accessed 28 November 2005. langham/london.

Leiser, Clara. Jean de Reszke and the Great Days of Opera. New York: Minton, Balch, & Co., 1934.

Lombroso, Caesar, and William Ferrero. The Female Offender. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1895.

Museo Criminologico: The Cesare Lombroso Museum. Ed. Assunta Borzacchiello. Accessed 10 December 2005 storia_2_uk.htm.

Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons. 2006. Accessed 11 December 2005

"The New Sciences of Detection." Magic, Illusion, and Detection. Accessed 5 February 2006

Oliver, Paul. "Beating the Bounds: Switching Boundaries over Five Millennia." Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. 15.2 (2004). Abstract. 2004. Accessed 6 January 2006 iaste/tdsr15_2.htm.

Olson, Robert D., Sr. "A Fingerprint Fable: The Will and William West Case." Identification News. 37.11 (1987). Southern California Association of Fingerprint Officers Library. Accessed February 6, 2006

"Reuters: About Us: History." Reuters. 2003. Accessed 4 February 2006.

Rhodes, A.J. Dartmoor Prison, A Record of 126 Years of Prisoner of War and Convict Life, 1806-1932. London: The Bodley Head, 1933.

Rowe, Samuel. A Perambulation of the Antient [sic] and Royal Forest of Dartmoor. Ill. C. F. Williams. Plymouth, 1848.

Schneer, Jonathan. London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Skipper, James. "Wages and Cost of Living in the Victorian Era." The Victorian Web. Dec. 2003. Accessed 1 November 2005 economics/wages3.html.

Stanhope, Earl. Life of the Right Honorable William Pitt. Vol. 2. London, 1861.

Stevenson, Robert Louis. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. New York, 1886.

Tarbell, Ida M. "Identification of Criminals: the Scientific Method in Use in France." McClure's Magazine 2 (1894) 351-369.

Trubshaw, Bob. "Black dogs in folklore." At the Edge. Mercian Mysteries 20 (1994). May 2005. Accessed 9 January 2006

van Wyhe, John. The History of Phrenology on the Web. 2002. Accessed 26 January 2006

The Victorian Web. Ed. George P. Landow. 13 September 2003. Accessed 2 February 2006

Willis, Chris. "The Story of the Strand." Strand Magazine: the Magazine for Mystery and Short Story Lovers Dec. 1998. Accessed 15 September 2005

Wyndham, H. Saxe. Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897. Vol. 1. Chatto & Windus, London: 1906.


Sherlock Holmes: Sources for Further Reading and Research

The Baker Street Irregulars. The Baker Street Journal: An Irregular Quarterly of Sherlockiana. Ed. Steven Rothman. Accessed October 18, 2005.

Barnes, Alan. Sherlock Holmes on Screen: The Complete Film and TV History. Reynolds & Hearn, 2002.

Bayne, Tom. "Sherlock Holmes Photo Gallery." Gaslight on the Web. Accessed 14 October 2005 Path: Graphics: Photo Gallery.

Brown, Hugo. The Valley of Fear. 3 May 2004. Accessed 21 September 2005 (A list of radio plays based on Holmes stories.)

Bunson, Matthew E. Encyclopedia Sherlockiana: an A-to-Z Guide to the World of the Great Detective. Macmillan: New York, 1994.

Les Dix-Sept Marches. Accessed 12 September 2005 . (A list of actors who have played Holmes—under construction.)

Franklin, Sherry. 221B Baker Street: Sights 'N Sounds. Accessed 29 September 2005

The Game is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes, ed. Marvin Kaye. New York: St. Martin's, 1994.

Hardwick, Michael. The Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes. New York: St. Martin's, 1986.

Harrison, Michael. The London of Sherlock Holmes. Drake Publishers: New York, 1972.

The Hound of the Baskervilles. Masterpiece Theatre. Accessed 2 March 2006

"Sherlock Holmes." Internet Movie Database. 2006. Accessed 4 March 2006 Home page:

Irregular Memories of the 'Thirties: An Archival History of the Baker Street Irregulars' First Decade 1930-1940. Ed. Jon L. Lellenberg. New York: Fordham UP, 1990.

Jann, Rosemary. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Detecting Social Order. New York: Twayne's Masterworks No. 152, 1995.

Morley, Christopher. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: A Textbook of Friendship. Harcourt Brace: New York, 1944.

___________. The Standard Doyle Company: Christopher Morley on Sherlock Holmes, ed. Steven Rothman. New York: Fordham University Press, 1990.

Nollen, Scott Allen. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1996.

Riley, Dick and Pam McAllister. The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes. Continuum: New York, 2001.

Redmond, Chris. 2005. Accessed 20 January 2006

"Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking." Masterpiece Theatre. Accessed 2 March 2006

"A Sherlock Holmes Retrospective." Masterpiece Theatre. Accessed 2 March 2006 (A list of all the Sherlock Holmes episodes ever dramatized on PBS.)

The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook, ed. Peter Haining, foreword Peter Cushing. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1974.

The Sherlock Holmes Society of London. Ed. Charlie Markham. Accessed April 7, 2006.

Thomson, June. Holmes and Watson. Carroll & Graf: New York, 1995.

Trussel, Steve. The Philatelic Sherlock Holmes. 2006. Accessed 2 March 2006

Viney, Charles. Sherlock Holmes in London: A Photographic Record of Conan Doyle's Stories. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.


Selected Adaptations and Pastiches (out of hundreds more)

Clemens, Samuel. "A Double-Barreled Detective Story." Harper's Monthly Magazine, January 1902. (Full text available online at The Gutenberg Project and other locations.)

Cullin, Mitch. A Slight Trick of the Mind. Nan A. Talese: New York, 2005.

Fullenkamp, Luke Steven. Sherlock Holmes and the Search for Excalibur. Authorhouse: Bloomington, IN, 2004.

King, Laurie. The Beekeeper's Apprentice. St. Martin's Press: New York, 1994.

Meyer, Nicolas. The Seven-Percent Solution. Norton: New York, 1974; 1993.

Miller, Thos. Kent. The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life. Wildside Press: Holicong, PA, 2005.

Piercy, Rohase. My Dearest Holmes. GMP: Boston, 1988.