Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography

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Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography
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Author Nick Rennison
Country United States
Language English
Genre Mystery novels
Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date
November 10, 2005
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-87113-947-2 (first edition, hardback)

Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel by Nick Rennison, originally published in 2005.

In the novel, Rennison postulates that Sherlock Holmes was involved in various historical events, including the Jack the Ripper case, the Crippen murder case, and World War I.[1]

So, really, the book is three strands woven together. There's the material from the Conan Doyle stories, there's the real history of the 19th century, and if those two failed to provide something then I was in a position where I could simply make it up.

— Nick Rennison, Interview with ICONS England[2]

Rennison has stated that the novel was initially the idea of his editor, Angus MacKinnon.[2]


  1. ^ Charles Taylor (2006-11-12). "Baker Street Regular". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography". Retrieved 2010-11-07.