List of Holmesian studies

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This list contains studies about the Sherlock Holmes character, biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle and studies about his Holmesian work, the place of Sherlock Holmes character in detective literature, and other Holmes miscellanea.

Holmesian biographies[edit]

For more details on this topic, see Sherlock Holmes speculation.
  • Les nombreuses vies de Sherlock Holmes Xavier Mauméjean & André-François Ruaud : alleged - and "exhaustive" - biography of Holmes with short stories from various authors incl.;
  • Sherlock Holmes: a biography of the world's first consulting detective William Stuart Baring-Gould - 1962;
  • Sherlock Holmes: fact or fiction? by Thomas S. Blakeney - Otto Penzler Books, 1993;
  • Sherlock Holmes: master detective by Theodore Christian Blegen, Errett Weir McDiarmid - 1952;
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Man and His World by H. R. F. Keating - Book Sales, 2006;
  • Sherlock Holmes: the unauthorized biography by Nick Rennison - 2006;

Holmesian studies[edit]

  • Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: a recent psychoanalytic re-investigation of the case of "The Hound of the Baskervilles";
  • The annotated Sherlock Holmes: the four novels and the fifty-six short stories complete Volumes 1&2 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Stuart Baring-Gould C.N. Potter, 1988 (OE 1967);
  • The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories and The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels Arthur Conan Doyle - Leslie S. Klinger editor - Publisher : Norton/QPB (2004, 2005) : This monumental edition is a most important new contribution to Sherlock Holmes literature since William Baring-Gould's classic Annotated Sherlock Holmes from 1967. Leslie Klinger, a leading authority on the world's most famous detective, reassembles in "The Complete Short Stories" the Arthur Conan Doyle's 56 canonical short stories in the order in which they were anthologized between 1892 and 1927, along with more than 700 period illustrations and some 2,000 footnotes in the margins, on everything from the Boer War to the rules of rugby, and how a "spirit case" worked. The third volume collects the four Holmes novels, with another 300 period illustrations and 1,000 footnotes;
  • The Alternative Sherlock Holmes - Pastiches, Parodies and Copies - Peter Ridgway Watt & Joseph Green[disambiguation needed] - Ashgate Publishing.Ltd.;
  • Cuaderno de bitácora del Matilda Briggs - Publisher: Academia de Mitología Creativa Jules Verne de Albacete (2006),[1] and Sherlock Holmes y lo Outré (2007).[2] Spanish studies on diverse sherlockian subjects, by Alberto López Aroca: Studies on the Holmes-Ripper encounter, Mycroft Holmes and the Diogenes Club Agents, Sherlock Holmes and the Supernatural, the Remarkable Worm Unknown to Science, etc. These books include two sherlockian pastiches, "El mundo volverá a saber de mí" and "Algunos derivados del alquitrán", about Fu-Manchu and Carnacki connections with the world of Sherlock Holmes.
  • In bed with Sherlock Holmes: sexual elements in Arthur Conan Doyle's stories of the great detective Christopher Redmond - illustrated by Sydney Paget - Dundurn Press Ltd., 1984;
  • The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases by E. J. Wagner (Author) - Publisher: Wiley (April 20, 2007);
  • The Sherlock Holmes companion by Mollie Hardwick - J. Murray, 1962;
  • Sherlock Holmes et le signe de la fiction Collection Signes (Fontenay-aux-Roses) Denis Mellier - ENS Éditions, 1999;
  • Sherlock Holmes: Victorian sleuth to modern hero - Authors/Editors : Charles R. Putney, Joseph A. Cutshall King, Sally Sugarman - Scarecrow Press, 1996;
  • The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and DR. Watson - a classified and annoted list of materials relating to Their lives and adventures Ronald De Waal - Bramhall House (1974) and subsequent editions (the last in 1995);
The international Sherlock Holmes: a companion volume to The world bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson Ronald Burt De Waal - Archon Books, 1980;

Holmesian books[edit]

  • The Bedside Companion To Sherlock Holmes Dick Riley - Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books (2005); This reference book provides a source of various informations on Sherlock Holmes ( the evolution of the characters in the stories, life in Victorian England, unexpected insights and many bits of interesting trivia,... );
see also : The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Sherlock Holmes- same author- Continuum International Publishing Group, Limited 1998:
  • The Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes by Michael Hardwick - Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson (1986): offers entertaining digests of each tale and includes lists of characters, quotations, and unchronicled cases;
  • Durkheim Is Dead! - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery of Social Theory Arthur Berger - Publisher AltaMira Press 2003 : Editor's note : In this sociology textbook/mystery novel, students can join Sherlock Holmes and Watson as they discover a new area ripe for acrimony and intrigue: Social theory. In 1910, the most prominent social theorists in the world gather in London for a conference on the new science of sociology. Things rapidly fall apart, though, as a fight breaks out, a jewel is stolen, and famous sociologist Emile Durkheim disappears. As Sherlock Holmes and Watson investigate, it appears that social theory may not only explain actions--in this case, it may be the cause of them. So Holmes and Watson investigate social theory itself, learning directly from those creating it: W. E. B. Du Bois, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Beatrice Webb, Georg Simmel, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. The theories, lives, and passions of each sociologist are revealed as Holmes and Watson learn first-hand just how influential social theory can be.;
  • Einstein Paradox - And Other Science Mysteries Solved by Sherlock Holmes by Colin Bruce - Basic Books 1998;
  • Rivals of Sherlock Holmes edited and introduced by Nick Rennison : a collection of stories from the period from 1890 to 1914 featuring many of the sleuths inspired by the success of the Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (includes stories by Jacque Futrelle, William Hope Hodgson, Hesketh Prichard, Arthur Reeve and others);
  • Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History Marlow Anderson (2004);
  • The Sherlock Holmes IQ Book (amateur sleuth game book) : Eamonn Butler & Madsen Pirie - Publisher:Carroll & Graf Publishers (1996) - Editor's note : Taken from such works a "A Study in Scarlet", "The Sign of the Four", "The Hound of the Baskervilles", and The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, 72 puzzles challenged the reader's abilities in language, math, codes, and, of course, deductive reasoning. Dr. Watson retells each story and, at the end, Holmes poses a new conundrum relating to the adventure;
  • The Sherlock Holmes Triviography and Quiz Book Kathleen Kaska - Taylor publisher (2000)

Holmesian Victoriana[edit]

  • The Executioner - The Chronicles of a Victorian Hangman Stewart P. Evans - Sutton Publishing 2004 : annoted journal of James Berry, the hangman of the latter half of Queen's Victoria reign;
  • The Lodger Marie Belloc Lowndes ( a Jack the Ripper novelized study ) - Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1913 ( various reprints & reed. );
  • London's Underworld Henry Mayhew - selections from Those that Will Not Work, the fourth volume of London Labour and the London Poor (1892) - Spring Book 1950;
  • Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case closed Patricia Cornwell - J.P.Putnam's Sons - Penguin Putnam Inc. ;
  • Unsolved Murders in Victorian & Edwardian London Jonathan Oates - Wharncliffe Books 2007;
  • The Victorian Underworld Kellow Chesney - Maurice Temple Smith ed. 1970;
  • The World of Sherlock Holmes Michael Harrison[disambiguation needed] - Frederik Muller Ltd 1973 : study of the Victorian historical background of Sherlock Holmes lifetime;

Arthur Conan Doyle related books[edit]

  • Conan Doyle Detective - Tue crimes investigated by the creator of Sherlock Holmes Peter Costello - Constable & Robinson Ltd 1991;
  • The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by Andrew Lycett - Publisher: Free Press (December 18, 2007);
  • Sherlock Holmes: le dossier Conan Doyle - Magazine littéraire - issue 241. [Analytical entry] Robert Louit, 1987;

Arthur & George by Julian Barnes

Other related studies[edit]

  • Sherlock Holmes On Screen Alan Barnes : Sherlock Holmes has appeared on screen more times than any other fictional character. This guide covers more than a century's worth of his exploits on film and television, including films of the silent era through to the Basil Rathbone movies of the 1940s; films from France, Japan, Russia, Germany and Italy; Billy Wilder's 1970 film, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes; plus television versions of Sherlock Holmes, including one directed by Steven Spielberg