I think I was in my early twenties when I first read the Sherlock Holmes stories. If you've read them, I don't have to tell you how fun and interesting they are. Half a lifetime later, I've just read them again, this time online. This time, I looked up unfamiliar terms and places and cultural references, and added lots of links. I hope you enjoy what I've come up with.
The original stories were published in magazines over a period of 40 years, and were brought together as books. The author, Arthur Conan Doyle, really tended to hop around in the timeline from story to story. One story might be introduced as recent, while another is introduced as being taken from notes that are years old.
Hardcore Sherlockians have scrutinized clues in the stories to try to date them. I figured I'd give you a fair shake and present links to the stories in two orders: the order in which they were published and the order of events in the life of Sherlock Holmes. Read them either way. There are a very few I haven't gotten around to, so the link points you to another resource.
By the publishing dates, 1887 to 1927:
By the time setting of the stories, 1874 to 1914:
|Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle-related articles at Wikipedia.org|
|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle||Baker Street Irregulars||Sherlock Holmes Museum|
|Hotels in London||Markets in London||Places in London|
|London Slang||Squares in London||Subterranean London|
|Vehmgericht||List of Latin Phrases||Madam de Brinvilliers|
|Novels||A Study in Scarlet · The Sign of the Four · The Hound of the Baskervilles · The Valley of Fear|
|Short story collections||The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes · The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes · The Return of Sherlock Holmes · His Last Bow · The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes|
|Major characters||Sherlock Holmes · Irene Adler · Inspector Bradstreet · Tobias Gregson · Mycroft Holmes · Stanley Hopkins · Mrs. Hudson · Inspector Lestrade · Sebastian Moran · Professor Moriarty · Mary Morstan · Doctor Watson|
|Related topics||Canon of Sherlock Holmes · 221B Baker Street · Sherlockiana|
|Sherlock Holmes Sites, & sites for things mentioned in the stories|
|Barraud watches||Sherlock Holmes Society of Italy||Atlas of Fiction|
|Project Gutenberg||Sherlockian Atlas||Site promoting The Annotated Sherlock Holmes books|
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