List of time and places in cases of Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes has participated in 60 cases in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's canon. This is a list of time and places when and where those cases happened. Over half of the cases took place in London.

Time and places by cases[edit]

Book published year Book published name Cases name Time of cases
[original research?]
Places of cases
[original research?]
1887 A Study in Scarlet A Study in Scarlet March 1881 London
1890 The Sign of the Four The Sign of the Four September 1887 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Scandal in Bohemia March 1888 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Red-Headed League October 1890 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes A Case of Identity 1888 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Boscombe Valley Mystery 1889 Herefordshire (near Ross-on-Wye)
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Five Orange Pips September 1887 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Man with the Twisted Lip June 1889 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle December 1889 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Speckled Band April 1883 Leatherhead, Surrey
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 1889 Berkshire (near Reading)
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 1887 London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 1886 (approx.) London
1892 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 1890 (approx.) Winchester, Hampshire
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Silver Blaze 1888 Dartmoor, Devon
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Cardboard Box August 1888 London
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Yellow Face 1888 London
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Stockbroker's Clerk June 1889 (approx.) Birmingham, West Midlands
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Gloria Scott 1875 Langmere, Norfolk
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual 1879 (approx.) West Sussex
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Reigate Squire 1887 Reigate, Surrey
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Crooked Man 1888 Aldershot, Hampshire
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Resident Patient October 1881 London
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter 1888 (approx.) London
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Naval Treaty July 1889 Woking, Surrey
1894 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes The Final Problem 1891 Reichenbach Falls, near Meiringen in Switzerland
1902 The Hound of the Baskervilles The Hound of the Baskervilles 1889 Dartmoor, Devon
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Empty House 1894 London
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 1894 London
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Dancing Men 1898 Norfolk (near East Ruston)
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist 1895 Farnham, Surrey
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Priory School 1901 South Yorkshire (near Sheffield)
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of Black Peter 1895 Forest Row, East Sussex
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton 1899 London
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Six Napoleons 1900 London
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Three Students 1895 Camford
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez November 1894 Chatham, Kent
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter 1896 (approx.) Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Abbey Grange 1897 London
1905 The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Second Stain July 1888 London
1915 The Valley of Fear The Valley of Fear January 1888 Sussex
1917 His Last Bow The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge 1892 or 1894 (approx.) Esher, Surrey
1917 His Last Bow The Adventure of the Red Circle 1902 (approx.) London
1917 His Last Bow The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans November 1895 London
1917 His Last Bow The Adventure of the Dying Detective November 1890 London
1917 His Last Bow The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 1901 (approx.) London
1917 His Last Bow The Adventure of the Devil's Foot March 1897 Cornwall
1917 His Last Bow His Last Bow August 1914 London
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone 1903 (approx.) London
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Problem of Thor Bridge 1900 (approx.) Hampshire (near Winchester)
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Creeping Man September 1903 Camford
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire November 1896 West Sussex (near Horsham)
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Three Garridebs June 1902 London
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Illustrious Client September 1902 London
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Three Gables no data London
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier January 1903 Bedford, Bedfordshire
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Lion's Mane July 1907 East Sussex
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Retired Colourman 1898 (approx.) Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger 1896 London
1927 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place 1902 (approx.) Berkshire

Counties by times[edit]

Rank County Times
1 London 31
2 Surrey 4
3 Hampshire 3
3 East Sussex 3
5 Devon 2
5 West Sussex 2
5 Norfolk 2
5 Berkshire 2
5 uncertain place 2
10 Herefordshire 1
10 West Midlands 1
10 Kent 1
10 Cambridgeshire 1
10 Cornwall 1
10 Essex 1
10 South Yorkshire 1
10 Bedfordshire 1
10 outside England 1