In 2009, Dan read each of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, in rough order of publication, at the rate of around one a week. Below is a link to each of the posts, sorted by collection. For some reflections on the whole project, and a list of his top 10 stories, click here.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

"He curled himself up in his chair."

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 Blue Carbuncle [2009]
The Speckled Band
The Engineer’s Thumb
The Noble Bachelor
The Beryl Coronet
The Copper Beeches

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

"A Personal Contest Between The Two Men Ended"

Silver Blaze
The Yellow Face
The Stockbroker’s Clerk
The “Gloria Scott”
The Musgrave Ritual
The Reigate Squires
The Crooked Man
The Resident Patient
The Greek Interpreter
The Naval Treaty
The Final Problem

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Empty House"There was a pond in the park, and to this my friend led the way."
The Norwood Builder
The Dancing Men
The Solitary Cyclist
The Priory School
Black Peter
Charles Augustus Milverton
The Six Napoleons
The Three Students
The Golden Pince Nez
The Missing Three-Quarter
The Abbey Grange
The Second Stain

"'Dear me, Watson,' said Holmes, staring with great curiosity..."

His Last Bow

Wisteria Lodge
The Cardboard Box
The Red Circle
The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Dying Detective
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
The Devil’s Foot
His Last Bow

The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

suss-01The Illustrious Client
The Blanched Soldier
The Mazarin Stone
The Three Gables
The Sussex Vampire
The Three Garridebs
The Problem of Thor Bridge
The Creeping Man
The Lion’s Mane
The Veiled Lodger
Shoscombe Old Place
The Retired Colourman

2 comments
  1. Peter Hartland said:

    A happy accident! Found your website when trawling the web (as usual) for Holmesiana and saw your surname and the ‘Gardening Pixie’ button. ‘Pixie’ is My partner’s pet name and Dan and I appear to share more than just an interest in Baker St.! What were the chances?

    • danhartland said:

      Peter, what a curious batch of coincidences! Holmes might even have had something to say about them. “There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.”

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