221B Baker Street

The World of London’s Only Consulting Detective


Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Author page: biographical sketch, bibliography, quotes, links
(Auto-) Biographies and Nonfiction about Arthur Conan Doyle:
  • Hesketh Pearson: Conan Doyle: His Life and Art (1943)
  • Daniel Stashower:
    • Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle (1999)
    • (Ed.): Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters (2007)
  • Steven Womack: The True Crime Files of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2001)
  • Martin Edwards:




Sherlock Holmes
The Canon

– Comprehensive review HERE.

  • A Study in Scarlet (1887)
  • The Sign of the Four (1890)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
    • A Scandal in Bohemia
    • The Red-Headed League
    • A Case of Identity
    • The Boscombe Valley Mystery
    • The Five Orange Pips
    • The Man with the Twisted Lip
    • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
    • The Adventure of the Speckled Band
    • The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
    • The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
    • The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
    • The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)
    • The Adventure of Silver Blaze
    • The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
    • The Adventure of the Yellow Face
    • The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk
    • The Adventure of the Gloria Scott
    • The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
    • The Adventure of the Reigate Squire
    • The Adventure of the Crooked Man
    • The Adventure of the Resident Patient
    • The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter
    • The Adventure of the Naval Treaty
    • The Final Problem
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901–1902)
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
    • The Adventure of the Empty House
    • The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
    • The Adventure of the Dancing Men
    • The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
    • The Adventure of the Priory School
    • The Adventure of Black Peter
    • The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
    • The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
    • The Adventure of the Dancing Men
    • The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
    • The Adventure of the Priory School
    • The Adventure of Black Peter
    • The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
  • The Valley of Fear (1914–1915)
  • His Last Bow (1917)
    • The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
    • The Adventure of the Red Circle
    • The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans
    • The Adventure of the Dying Detective
    • The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
    • The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot
    • His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)
    • The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone
    • The Problem of Thor Bridge
    • The Adventure of the Creeping Man
    • The Sussex Vampire
    • The Adventure of the Three Garridebs
    • The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
    • The Adventure of the Three Gables
    • The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier
    • The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane
    • The Adventure of the Retired Colourman
    • The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger
    • The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place

TV adaptation: Sherlock Holmes (Granada TV / ITV 1984 – 1994, starring Jeremy Brett)





The Reading List


On Location: 221B Baker Street and Dartmoor

221B: entrance, hallway, and (somewhat cramped) sitting room

Holmes’s chemical paraphernalia

Holmes’s desk, Prof. Moriarty … and The Hound

Dartmoor: the moors and Princetown prison

… though actually, Baskerville Hall was reportedly inspired by this building in … Norfolk!


Nonfiction about Sherlock Holmes
  • Vincent Starrett: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1933)
  • Dorothy L. Sayers: Unpopular Opinions, Part 3: Studies in Sherlock Holmes (1946)
  • William S. Baring-Gould: Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: A Life of the World’s First Consulting Detective (1962)
  • William Bonnell: The Sherlock Holmes Victorian Cookbook (1997)
  • Martin Fido: The World of Sherlock Holmes: The Facts and Fiction Behind the World’s Greatest Detective (1998)
  • David L. Hammer: The Travelers’ Companion to the London of Sherlock Holmes (2002)




Hommages and Pastiches
  • Mark Twain: A Double Barreled Detective Story (1902)
  • Maurice Leblanc: Arsène Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmes (1910; Arsène Lupin, #2)
  • Anthony Boucher: The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (1940; Fergus O’Breen, #2)
  • H.F. Heard: A Taste for Honey (1941)
  • August Derleth: Solar Pons
    1. In Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Adventures of Solar Pons a.k.a. Regarding Sherlock Holmes (UK title: The Adventures of Solar Pons) (1945)
    2. The Memoirs of Solar Pons (1951)
    3. Three Problems for Solar Pons (1952)
    4. The Reminiscences of Solar Pons (1961)
    5. The Casebook of Solar Pons (1965)
    6. A Praed Street Dossier (1968)
    7. The Adventure of the Unique Dickensians (1968)
    8. Mr. Fairlie’s Final Journey (1968)
    9. The Chronicles of Solar Pons (1973)
    10. The Unpublished Solar Pons (1994)
    11. The Final Adventures of Solar Pons (1998)
    12. The Dragnet Solar Pons et al. (2011)
  • Nicholas Meyer: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D. (1974)
  • Loren D. Estleman: Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula, or The Adventures of the Sanguinary Count (1978)
  • Loren D. Estleman: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1979)
  • Laurie R. King: Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
    1. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (1994) / Beekeeping for Beginners (2011)
    2. A Monstrous Regiment of Women (1995)
    3. A Letter of Mary (1997)
    4. The Moor (1998)
    5. O Jerusalem (1999)
    6. Justice Hall (2002)
    7. The Game (2004)
    8. Locked Rooms (2005)
    9. The Language of Bees (2009)
    10. The God of the Hive (2010)
    11. Pirate King (2011)
    12. Garment of Shadows (2012)
    13. Dreaming Spies (2015)
    14. The Marriage of Mary Russell (2016)
    15. The Murder of Mary Russell (2016)
    16. Mary Russell’s War and Other Stories of Suspense (2016)
    17. Island of the Mad (2018)
    18. Riviera Gold (2020)
    19. Castle Shade (2021)
  • David Pirie: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
    1. The Patient’s Eyes (2002)
    2. The Night Calls (2003)
    3. The Dark Water (2006)
  • Neil Gaiman & Jouni Koponen (illustr.): A Study in Emerald (2003)
  • Michael Chabon: The Final Solution (2004)
  • Julian Barnes: Arthur & George (2005)
  • Caleb Carr: The Italian Secretary (2005)
  • Anthony Horowitz: The House of Silk (2011)
  • Anthony Horowitz: Moriarty (2014)
  • Sherry Thomas: Lady Sherlock
    1. A Study in Scarlet Women (2016)
    2. A Conspiracy in Belgravia (2017)
    3. The Hollow of Fear (2018)
    4. The Art of Theft (2019)
    5. Murder on Cold Street (2020)



Other Works by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Novel: Micah Clarke (1889)
  • Novella: The Mystery of Cloomber (1889)
  • Novel: The White Company (1891)
  • Short story: Lot No. 249 (1892)
  • Novel: Sir Nigel (1906)
  • Short story collection: Round the Fire Stories (1908; individually first published in Strand Magazine, 1898-1899)
    • partially republished as Tales for a Winter’s Night
      • The Man with the Watches 
      • The Black Doctor
      • The Jew’s Breastplate
      • The Lost Special
      • The Club-Footed Grocer
      • The Story of the Sealed Room
      • The Brazilian Cat
      • B.24
    • Not contained in Tales for a Winter’s Night
      • The Leather Funnel
      • The Beetle Hunter
      • The Pot of Caviare
      • The Japanned Box
      • Playing with Fire
      • The Usher of the Lea House School (aka The English Tutor)
      • The Brown Hand
      • The Fiend of the Cooperage
      • Jelland’s Voyage
  • Novel: The Lost World (1912; Professor Challenger, #1)
  • Novel: The Poison Belt (1913; Professor Challenger, #2)
  • Short story: Danger! (1914)
  • Novel: The Land of Mist (1926; Professor Challenger, #3)




Arthur Conan Doyle’s Work in Antholgies
  • Audio anthology: Various Authors: Murder Most Foul (2009)
  • British Library Classic Crime – Martin Edwards (ed.) & Various Authors:
    • Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015)
    • Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (2015)
    • Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries (2015)
    • Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016)
    • Serpents in Eden: Countryside Crimes (2016)
    • Continental Crimes (2017)
    • Miraculous Mysteries: Locked-Room Murders and Impossible Crimes (2017)
    • Blood on the Tracks: Railway Mysteries (2018)
    • Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (2019)
    • The Measure of Malice: Scientific Detection Stories (2019)
    • Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (2020)


Jeremy Brett: Sherlock Holmes for the Ages
  • Artist page: biographical sketch, filmography, awards, links




Biographies & Background on the TV Series



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