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The Basic Holmesian Library

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This list has been created in 1983 (and revised in 1988) by the famous american sherlockian John Bennett Shaw in order to help the beginners build a solid knowledge about Sherlock Holmes:



List

The Canon

  • 01. THE ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES (William S. Baring-Gould) 1967
  • 02. THE BAKER STREET DOZEN (P. J. Doyle & E. W. McDiarmid) 1987


The Canon, Abridged

  • 03. THE CASES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (William K. Kottmeyer) 1947


The Canon, Apocrypha

  • 04. TALES OF TERROR AND MYSTERY (Arthur Conan Doyle) 1947
  • 05. SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE PUBLISHED APOCRYPHA (Jack Tracy) 1980


Holmes, General Writings About

  • 06. SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET (William S. Baring-Gould) 1962
  • 07. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DOCTOR WATSON (H. W. Bell) 1931
  • 08. SHERLOCK HOLMES IN AMERICA (Bill Blackbeard) 1981
  • 09. SHERLOCK HOLMES: Fact or Fiction (T. S. Blakeney) 1931
  • 10. SHERLOCK HOLMES: Master Detective (Theodore C. Blegen & E. W. McDiarmid) 1952
  • 11. MY DEAR HOLMES (Gavin Brend) 1951
  • 12. Sherlockian Studies: Seven Pieces of Sherlockiana (Robert A. Cutter) 1917
  • 13. A SHERLOCK HOLMES COMMENTARY (D. Martin Dakin) 1972
  • 14. THE BEST OF THE PIPS: A Collection of the Writings About the Writings (The Five Orange Pips) 1955
  • 15. STUDIES IN SHERLOCK HOLMES (Seven pamphlets) (O. F. Grazebrook) 1949-53
  • 16. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES LETTERS (Richard Lancelyn Green) 1986
  • 17. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES SCRAPBOOK (Peter Haining) 1973
  • 18. THE LATE MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND OTHER LITERARY STUDIES (Trevor H. Hall) 1971
  • 19. SHERLOCK HOLMES: TEN LITERARY STUDIES (Trevor H. Hall) 1969
  • 20. THE GAME IS AFOOT (David L. Hammer) 1983
  • 21. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SHERLOCK HOLMES (Michael Hardwick) 1987
  • 22. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES COMPANION (Michael and Mollie Hardwick) 1962
  • 23. BEYOND BAKER STREET: A Sherlockian Anthology (Michael Harrison) 1976
  • 24. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Michael Harrison) 1971
  • 25. I, SHERLOCK HOLMES (Michael Harrison) 1977
  • 26. A STUDY IN SURMISE: The Making of Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 1984
  • 27. THE WORLD OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Michael Harrison) 1973
  • 28. MURDER FOR PLEASURE: The Life and Times of the Detective Story (Howard Haycraft) 1941
  • 29. THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY (Paul D. Herbert) 1983
  • 30. BAKER STREET BY-WAYS (James E. Holroyd) 1959
  • 31. SEVENTEEN STEPS TO 221B (James E. Holroyd) 1967
  • 32. ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR WATSON (Irving Jaffee) 1965
  • 33. THE ELEMENTARY METHODS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Brad Keefauver) 1987
  • 34. SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PORTRAIT AND PROFILE (Walter Klinefelter) 1963
  • 35. ESSAYS IN SATIRE (Ronald A. Knox) 1928
  • 36. "DEAR STARRETT—" / "DEAR BRIGGS—" (Jon L. Lellenbberg) 1989
  • 37. DR. JOE BELL: Model for Sherlock Holmes (Ely M. Liebow) 1982
  • 38. SHERLOCK HOLMES DETECTED (Ian McQueen) 1974
  • 39. FOR THE SAKE OF THE TRUST: Sherlock Holmes and the Musgrave Ritual (Edward A. Merrill) 1982
  • 40. ART IN THE BLOOD (James Montgomery) 1950
  • 41. SHOTS FROM THE CANON (James Montgomery) 1953
  • 42. SIDELIGHTS ON SHERLOCK (James Montgomery) 1951
  • 43. THREE TRIFLING MONOGRAPHS (James Montgomery) 1952
  • 44. CULTIVATING SHERLOCK HOLMES (The Norwegian Explorers) 1978
  • 45. SHERLOCK HOLMES, ESQUIRE AND JOHN H. WATSON M.D., AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THEIR AFFAIRS (Orlando Park) 1962
  • 46. Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Sources (Donald A. Redmond) 1982
  • 47. HOLMES AND WATSON: A Miscellany (S. C. Roberts) 1953
  • 48. NAKED IS THE BEST DISGUISE (Sam Rosenberg) 1974
  • 49. THE STANDARD DOYLE COMPANY: CHRISTOPHER MORLEY ON SHERLOCK HOLMES (Steven Rothman) 1990
  • 50. UNPOPULAR OPINIONS (Dorothy L. Sayers) 1946
  • 51. WEST BY ONE AND BY ONE: An Anthology of Irregular Writing (The Scowrers and Molly Maguires of San Francisco) 1965
  • 52. ON THE SCENT WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES (Walter Shepherd) 1978
  • 53. THE BAKER STREET READER: Cornerstone Writings about Sherlock Holmes (Philip A. Shreffler) 1984
  • 54. SHEROCK HOLMES BY GAS-LAMP (Philip A. Shreffler) 1989
  • 55. Simpson's Sherlockian Studies (A series of Eight Pamphlets) (A. Carson Simpson) 1953-60
  • 56. BAKER STREET AND BEYOND (Edgar W. Smith) 1957
  • 57. A BAKER STREET FOUR WHEELER: Sixteen Pieces of Sherlockiana (Edgar W. Smith) 1944
  • 58. THE INCUNABULAR SHERLOCK HOLMES (Edgar W. Smith) 1958
  • 59. INTRODUCING MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES (Edgar W. Smith) 1959
  • 60. PROFILE BY GASLIGHT (Edgar W. Smith) 1944
  • 61. LEAVES FROM THE COPPER BEECHES (The Sons of the Copper Beeches) 1959
  • 62. MORE LEAVES FROM THE COPPER BEECHES (The Sons of the Copper Beeches) 1959
  • 63. THE SECOND CAB (The Speckled Band) 1947
  • 64. THE THIRD CAB (The Speckled Band) 1960
  • 65. THE FOURTH CAB (The Speckled Band) 1976
  • 66. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Vincent Starrett) 1933
  • 67. 221B: Studies in Sherlock Holmes (Vincent Starrett) 1940
  • 68. THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA SHERLOCKIANA (Jack Tracy) 1977
  • 69. A DOCTOR ENJOYS SHERLOCK HOLMES (Edward J. Van Liere) 1959
  • 70. THE ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENTS CASE-BOOK (J. N. Williamson & H. B. Williams) 1948
  • 71. ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT'S SECOND CASE-BOOK (J. N. Williamson) 1949
  • 72. ILLUSTRIOUS CLIENT'S THIRD CASEBOOK (J. N. Williamson) 1953


The Agent

  • 73. THE LIFE OF SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (John Dickson Carr) 1949
  • 74. Memories and Adeventures (Arthur Conan Doyle) 1923-1924
  • 75. THE QUEST FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES: A Biograhical Study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Owen Dudley Edwards) 1983
  • 76. THE ADVENTURES OF CONAN DOYLE (Charles Higham) 1976
  • 77. THE QUEST FOR SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE: Thirteen Biographies in Search of a Life (Jon L. Lellenberg) 1987
  • 78. CONAN DOYLE (Pierre Nordon) 1966
  • 79. Conan Doyle: His Life and Art (Hesketh Pearson) 1943


Bibliography & Chronology

  • 80. THE CHRONOLOGICAL HOLMES (William S. Baring-Gould) 1955
  • 81. AN IRREGULAR CHRONOLOGY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES OF BAKER STREET (Jay Finley Christ) 1947
  • 82. THE WORLD BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND DR. WATSON (Ronald B. De Waal) 1974, 1980, 1994
  • 83. THE INTERNATIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES (Ronald B. De Waal) 1983
  • 84. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A. CONAN DOYLE (Richard Lancelyn Green & John Michael Gibson) 1983
  • 85. THE TIN DISPATCH BOX: A Compendium of the Unpublished Cases of Sherlock Holmes (Christopher A. Redmond) 1965
  • 86. A CHECKLIST OF THE ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE COLLECTION (Donald A. Redmond) 1977
  • 87. BAKER STREET INVENTORY: A Sherlockian Bibliography (Edgar W. Smith) 1945
  • 88. SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE WRITINGS OF JOHN H. WATSON, M.D. (Edgar W. Smith) 1962
  • 89. BAKER STREET CHRONOLOGY (Ernest Bloomfield Zeisler) 1953


Theatre

  • 90. SHERLOCK HOLMES: A Drama in Four Acts (Arthur Conan Doyle & William Gillette) 1922
  • 91. FOUR SHERLOCK HOLMES PLAYS (Michael & Mollie Hardwick) 1964
  • 92. SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE SCREEN (Robert W. Pohle) 1977
  • 93. THE PUBLIC LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Michael Pointer) 1975
  • 94. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FILE (Michael Pointer) 1976
  • 95. THE FILMS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Chris Steinbrunner & Norman Michaels) 1978


Specialized Items

  • 96. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOK OF QUOTATIONS (Bruce R. Beaman) 1980
  • 97. GOOD OLD INDEX (William D. Goodrich) 1987
  • 98. DINING WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES (Julia Carlson Rosenblatt & Frederic H. Sonnenschmidt) 1976
  • 99. SHERLOCK HOLMES BRIDGE DETECTIVE (Frank Thomas) 1973
  • 100. BASIL OF BAKER STREET (Eve Titus) 1958
  • 101. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND MUSIC (Guy Warrack) 1947
  • 102. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES ATLAS (Julian Wolff) 1952


Parodies and Pastiches

  • 103. THE CASE OF THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS (Anthony Boucher) 1940
  • 104. THE GIANT RAT OF SUMATRA (Richard L. Boyer) 1976
  • 105. THE EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (John Dickson Carr & Adrian Conan Doyle) 1960
  • 106. THE SCIENCE FICTIONAL SHERLOCK HOLMES (The Council of Four) 1960
  • 107. IN RE: SHERLOCK HOLMES, THE ADVENTURES OF SOLAR PONS (August Derleth) 1945
  • 108. THE MEMOIRS OF SOLAR PONS (August Derleth) 1951
  • 109. THE RETURN OF SOLAR PONS (August Derleth) 1958
  • 110. THE INCREDIBLE SCHLOCK HOLMES (Robert L. Fish) 1956
  • 111. THE MEMOIRS SCHLOCK HOLMES (Robert L. Fish) 1974
  • 112. THE RETURN OF MORIARTY (John Gardner) 1974
  • 113. THE REVENGE OF MORIARTY (John Gardner) 1975
  • 114. THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Martin Harry Greenberg & Carol-Lynn Russel Waugh) 1987
  • 115. EXIT SHERLOCK HOLMES (Robert L. Hall) 1977
  • 116. THE PRISONER OF THE DEVIL (Michael Hardwick) 1979
  • 117. A TASTE FOR HONEY (H. F. Heard) 1941
  • 118. THE INFERNAL DEVICE (Michael Kurland) 1979
  • 119. ARSENE LUPIN VERSUS HERLOCK SHOLMES (Maurice Leblanc) 1910
  • 120. COPPER BEECHES (Arthur H. Lewis) 1971
  • 121. THE SEVEN-PER-CENT SOLUTION (Nicholas Meyer) 1974
  • 122. THE WEST END HORROR (Nicholas Meyer) 1976
  • 123. THE MISADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Ellery Queen) 1944
  • 124. A STUDY IN TERROR (Ellery Queen) 1966
  • 125. The Unique Hamlet (Vincent Starrett) 1920


Periodicals

  • 126. THE BAKER STREET GASOGENE (Edited by Peter A. Ruber, New York, 1961-62)
  • 127. THE BAKER STREET JOURNAL (Baker Street Irregulars)
  • 128. BAKER STREET MISCELLANEA
  • 129. THE PONTINE DOSSIER (Note: ceased publication in january 1978)
  • 130. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES JOURNAL (The Sherlock Holmes Society of London)





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