List of authors of new Sherlock Holmes stories

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The following is an alphabetical list and selected bibliography of authors, other than Sherlock Holmes's creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who have authored Holmes stories:

For more details on this topic, see Sherlock Holmes pastiches.



  • John Kendrick Bangs: the prolific and popular humorous American writer authored the remarkable adventures of Raffles Holmes, Esq, the son of Sherlock Holmes and grandson of A J Raffles, gentleman burglar, amongst other Holmesian novels
  • David Barnett: "Woman's Work", a short story in 'Encounters of Sherlock Holmes', 2013
  • Stephen Baxter: "The Adventure of the Intertial Adjustor" (Holmes and Watson meet H.G. Wells) in The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 1997
  • Pierre Bayard: "Sherlock Holmes was wrong: reopening the case of the Hound of the Baskerville" the French psychanalist and literary scholar reexamines the detective's most prominent file and comes up with a different solution !
  • Peter S. Beagle: "Mr. Sigerson" in Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years, 2004
  • Sam Benady: "Sherlock Holmes in Gibraltar - the true Solution to the Mystery of Mary Celeste and the singular affair of the Duke of Connaught" contains three short stories
  • Lloyd Biggle
  • Leigh Blackmore "Exalted Are the Forces of Darkness" in Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes, 2009
  • Anthony Boucher: "The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars" NY Simon & Schuster 1940. The BSI, recruited as technical advisors by a movies producer, investigate the mysterious murder of a heavy-drinking ex-private detective turned hardboiled mystery novelist and screenwriter at 221B Romualdo Drive. see also Denis Green infra
  • Rhys Bowen: "The Case of the Lugubrious Manservant" in Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years, 2004
  • Rick Boyer (full name: Richard Lewis Boyer): The Giant Rat of Sumatra (1976)
  • Eric Brown: "The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador", a short story in 'Encounters of Sherlock Holmes', 2013



  • David Stuart Davies: author and editor. An internationally recognized expert on Sherlock Holmes, editor of the crime fiction magazine Sherlock and the anthologies The Shadows of Sherlock Holmes (1998), The Game's Afoot (2008) and others. He is the author of seven Holmes novels: Sherlock Holmes and the Hentzau Affair (1991), The Tangled Skein (1995), The Scroll of the Dead (1998), Shadow of the Rat (1999), The Veiled Detective (2004), The Devil's Promise (2014) and The Ripper Legacy (2016). His Holmes short stories include "The Darlington Substitution Scandal" (in The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 1997), "The Adventure of the Whitrow Inheritance", "Sherlock Holmes and the Ghost of Christmas Past" and "Sherlock Holmes and the Reichenbach Secret" (all in The Game's Afoot, 2008).
  • Jeffery Deaver: "The Westphalian Ring" in the 2006 short story collection More Twisted.
  • Colin Dexter: "A Case of Mis-Identity", in his short story collection Morse's Greatest Mystery.
  • Michael Dibdin: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (1978)
  • Richard Dinnick: "The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman"', a short story in Encounters of Sherlock Holmes, 2013
  • Stuart Douglas: The Albino's Treasure (2015), featuring Monsieur Zenith, and The Counterfeit Detective (2016).
  • Adrian Conan Doyle (Conan Doyle's son, and former holder of his estate)- collaborations with John Dickson Carr (c.f.) The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954)
  • Jean Dutourd (Member of the Académie Française): Les Mémoires de Mary Watson Paris 1980 (check Wikipedia in French language with the title - the novel doesn't seem to have been translated in English) the meeting of Dr Watson with his future wife, Mary Morstan, during this family drama (the death of Mary's father) investigated by Sherlock Holmes

E, F[edit]


  • Neil Gaiman: "A Study in Emerald" in the multi-author collection Shadows Over Baker Street. Won the 2004 Hugo for Best Short Story. Also "The Case of Death and Honey" in the collection A Study in Sherlock.
  • Arnould Galopin: "Herlockoms" (another avatar of Sherlock Holmes in French literature) crossover with Allan Dickson, the Australian detective, in "La ténébreuse affaire de Green Park" (1910) and "L'homme au complet gris" (1931) - another Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper story
  • Juan García Rodenas: Two short stories in Spanish, La guerra del Doctor Watson (Doctor Watson's War), about Watson's campaign in Afghanistan, and La Aventura del Magnicidio Resuelto (The Adventure of the Solved Assassination), about young Holmes and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln; both in "Antes de Baker Street", Academia de Mitología Creativa Jules Verne de Albacete, 2008.[5]
  • David Gerrold: short story "The Fan Who Molded Himself"[6]
  • Denis Green (& Anthony Boucher): scripts and short stories for the American broadcast show The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939–1946) - remastered original records available on CDs (" Murder by Moonlight and Other Mysteries", etc.) narrated by actors Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce
  • Dominic Green: "The Adventure of the Lost World"[7]
  • Robert Greenberger (and Steven Savile): Murder At Sorrow's Crown .


  • Kelly Hale: Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock and 'The Pennyroyal Society', a short story in "Encounters of Sherlock Holmes", 2013
  • Mags Halliday: 'Holmes and the Indelicate Widow', a short story in "Encounters of Sherlock Holmes", 2013
  • Edward D. Hanna: The Whitechapel Horrors (1993).
  • Michael Hardwick: Sherlock Holmes my Life and Crimes Harvill Press 1984
  • Michael Harrison: I, Sherlock Holmes - Memoirs of Mr Sherlock Holmes, OM, late Consulting Private Detective-in-Ordinary to Their Majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King Georges V (1977)
  • Edward D. Hoch: "The Adventure of Vittoria the Circus Belle" in The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 1997
  • Mark Hodder: 'The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One', a short story in "Encounters of Sherlock Holmes", 2013
  • Anthony Horowitz: "The House of Silk", Little Brown and Company , 2011

J, K[edit]

  • Neil Jackson: Celeste in which Holmes and Watson are involved in an X-Files style story surrounding a mysterious sailing vessel that also involves the Prince of Wales. (2010)
  • Enrique Jardiel Poncela: Novísimas aventuras de Sherlock Holmes (Spanish Very new adventures of Sherlock Holmes), seven short parodic stories originally published in magazines in 1928 and several times published in book form.
  • Marvin Kaye: editor with David Stuart Davies of The Game is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes, an anthology of twenty short stories detailing untold incidents involving the RMS Titanic, childhoods of Holmes and Watson, and Holmes' rematching with Irene Adler
  • Stephen King: "The Doctor's Case", in which Watson solves a case before Holmes.
  • John R. King: The Shadow of Reichenbah Falls
  • Laurie R. King: The Mary Russell series of novels set in Holmes' later life (ongoing as of February 2009).
  • Ronald A. Knox: "The Adventure of the First-Class Carriage" in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1985.

Michael Kurland: anthologies & books: The Infernal Device (1978), Death by Gaslight (1982), The Great Game (2001), Empress of India (2006); and the short story "Reichenbach" in Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years, 2004. In this series, Professor Moriarty is the real hero who helps the bewildered Holmes solve crimes by providing him clues to discover the real villains.




P, Q[edit]

  • Michel Pagel: a short story in Les nombreuses Vies de Sherlock Holmes
  • Stuart Palmer: "The Adventure of the Marked Man" in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1985.
  • Anne Perry: short stories "The Watch Night Bell" in Holmes for Holidays and "The Christmas Gift" in More Holmes for the Holidays
  • Van Allen Plexico: 2 short stories: "The Problem at Stamford Bridge" and "The Adventure of the Tuvan Delegate" in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume One (Cornerstone Book Publishers, June 2009)
  • Ellery Queen editor's anthology The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. This collection of 33 short stories is one of the most collectable Holmes' anthologies as much controversial debate during the initial release resulted in the Doyle Estate suppressing the print-run in the first few months and the definitive ceasing of publication soon after. (Copyright 1944, by Little, Brown and Company)


  • Anthony Read: the Sherlock Holmes's (sic) Baker Street Boys series
  • Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg (Editors): Sherlock Holmes in Orbit a twenty-six short stories anthology (1995) - Wold Newton Chronology
  • Kel Richards: The Curse of the Pharaohs (1997)
  • Barrie Roberts: Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (1994), Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (1995), Sherlock Holmes and the Man From Hell (1997), Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (1998. Sherlock Holmes and the Harvest Of Death (1999), Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murder (2001), Sherlock Holmes and the Rule of Nine (2003), Sherlock Holmes and the King's Governess (2005), Sherlock Holmes and the American Angels (2007)
  • Sydney Castle Roberts: "The Adventure of the Megatherium Thefts" in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1985.
  • Samuel Rosenberg: " Naked is the Best Disguise " Fiction or non-fiction ? That's the question ...
  • André-François Ruaud: with Xavier Mauméjean " Les nombreuses vies de Sherlock Holmes " a " biography " of Sherlock Holmes with short stories by Michael Moorcock, Michel Page, Patrick Marcel, Jean & Randy Lofficier and Béatrice Nicodème
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch


T, U[edit]

  • Ludwig Thoma: "Der Münzdiebstahl oder Sherlock Holmes in München", 1906
  • Donald Thomas: "The Execution of Sherlock Holmes and other new Adventures of the Great Detective", "The Voice from the Crypt"
  • June Thomson (aka June Valerie Thomson): The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (1990) The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (1992), The Secret Journal of Sherlock Holmes (1993), Holmes and Watson : a Study in Friendship (1995), The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (1999), The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (2004)
  • Peter Tremayne: "The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" in The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 1997
  • Mark Twain: "A Double-Barrelled Detective Story", a story featuring Sherlock Holmes and, more accurately, making a farce on Holmes's style and deduction.

V, W, X, Y & Z[edit]


  • Adams, John J. (ed.) The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. San Francisco: Night Shade, 2009.
  • Ashley, Michael (ed.) The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1997.
  • Kaye, Marvin (ed.) The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.[10]
  • Penzler, Otto (ed.) The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories. New York: Pantheon, 2015.
  • Prepolec, Charles, and J. R. Campbell (eds.) Gaslight Grimoire: Fantastic Tales of Sherlock Holmes. Calgary: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Pub., 2008.
  • Prepolec, Charles, and J. R. Campbell (eds.) Gaslight Grotesque: Nightmare Tales of Sherlock Holmes. Calgary: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Pub., 2009.
  • Prepolec, Charles, and J. R. Campbell (eds.) Gaslight Arcanum: Uncanny Tales of Sherlock Holmes. Calgary: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Pub., 2011.
  • Reaves, Michael, and John Pelan (eds.) Shadows Over Baker Street. New York: Ballantine, 2003. A cross-over collection of Holmes stories set in the Cthulhu mythos universe.
  • Resnick, Michael D., and Martin H. Greenberg (eds.) Sherlock Holmes in Orbit. New York: DAW Books, 1995.
  • Smith, Denis O. (ed.) The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes: 12 New Adventures and Intrigues. London: Running Press, 2014.


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