E is for Elementary, My Dear

Sherlock Holmes seems to be rather popular recently – perhaps because his methodical, observant mind is a bit of an antidote to the forensic-technology-heavy procedurals we’re used to. In addition to the original creation, we’re seeing modern interpretations and works inspired by Holmes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle might have been surprised at all of the ado over his enduring character, but then again, Sherlock always was a bit ahead of his time.

Pick up one of these to deduce a real interest in Sherlock:


Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Mary Russel and Sherlock Holmes series by Laurie R. King

  1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
  2. A Monstrous Regiment of Women
  3. A Letter of Mary
  4. The Moor
  5. O Jerusalem
  6. Justice Hall
  7. The Game
  8. Locked Rooms
  9. The Language of Bees
  10. The God of the Hive
  11. Pirate King
  12. Garment of Shadows


Sherlock Holmes series by Carol Bugge

  1. The Star of India
  2. The Haunting of Torre Abbey


The Return of Sherlock Holmes series by Barry Grant

  1. The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes
  2. Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter
  3. Sherlock Holmes and the Swedish Enigma


Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins series by Andy Lane (young adult)

  1. Death Cloud
  2. Rebel Fire


Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars by Tracy Mack (children’s)

  1. The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas
  2. The Mystery of the Conjured Man
  3. In Search of Watson
  4. The Final Meeting


The Baker Street series by Michael Robertson

  1. The Baker Street Letters
  2. The Brothers of Baker Street


Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes series by David Pirie

  1. The Patient’s Eyes
  2. Night Calls
  3. The Dark Water


The New Adventures of the Great Detective series by Donald Thomas


Between the Thames and the Tiber: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in Britain and the Italian Peninsula by Ted Riccardi

The Disappearance of Edwin Drood by Peter Rowland

The Final Solution: A Story of Detection by Michael Chabon

Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by J. R. Campbell and Charles Prepolec

Holmes for the Holidays edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh

The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel by Ian Edginton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz

The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Caleb Carr

More Holmes for the Holidays edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg and Carol-Lynn Waugh

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes edited by Martin Henry Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Rossel Waugh

The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes edited by Leslie S. Klinger

The Resurrected Holmes: New Cases from the Notes of John H. Watson, M.D. edited by Marvin Kaye

Shadows Over Baker Street edited by Michael Reaves and John Pelan

Sherlock Holmes in America edited by Martin Henry Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower

Sherlock Holmes: The American Years edited by Michael Kurland

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography by Nick Rennison

Sherlock in Love: A Novel by Sena Jeter Naslund

A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin

A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger

The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward B. Hanna


More about Doyle and the world of Holmes:

Conan Doyle Detective: True Crimes Investigated by the Creator of Sherlock Holmes by Peter Costello

Holmes and Watson – June Thomson

The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Andrew Lycett

The Real World of Sherlock Holmes: The True Crimes Investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle by Peter Costello

The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective’s Greatest Cases by E.J. Wagner

The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook: Fifty Years of Occasional Articles, Newspaper Cuttings, Letters, Memoirs, Anecdotes, Pictures, Photographs and Drawings Relating to the Great Detective by Peter Haining



BBC: Sherlock Season 1 and Season 2

Mystery Classics

Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: Case Files

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