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

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 The Unpublished Solar Pons (1994)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

 

 

 

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