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The Canon (in Order by First Publication Date)

What is the Canon?

Wikipedia says that traditionally, the canon of Sherlock Holmes consists of the 56 short stories and four novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this context, the term “canon” is an attempt to distinguish between Doyle's original works and subsequent works by other authors using the same characters.

This is a listing of all 56 short stories and four novels in the Canon. It also includes, as a separate item, the preface to “His Last Bow.” The second column shows the four character abbreviated name for each item and, except for the novels, the three character abbreviation for the collection of stories in which it appears. These abbreviations are often used to refer to the stories and novels in scholarly writing about the Canon. The complete titles for these collections appears in the second table.

This listing is in order by the date of first publication of the novel or story. Listings grouped by the collection in which the stories appeared and in the order the stories and novels were written are also available.

Note that “The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger” and “The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place” have US copyrights that have not yet expired so the text of these stories is not available here.

Story or Novel Title Publication Date(s)Where Published
A Study in Scarlet 1887 NovBCA
The Sign of Four 1890 FebLMM
A Scandal in Bohemia 1891 JulTSM
The Red-Headed League 1891 AugTSM
A Case of Identity 1891 SepTSM
The Boscombe Valley Mystery 1891 OctTSM
The Five Orange Pips 1891 NovTSM
The Man with the Twisted Lip 1891 DecTSM
The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 1892 JanTSM
The Adventure of the Speckled Band 1892 FebTSM
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb 1892 MarTSM
The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 1892 AprTSM
The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 1892 MayTSM
The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 1892 JunTSM
The Adventure of Silver Blaze 1892 DecTSM HW
The Adventure of the Cardboard Box 1893 JanTSM HW
The Adventure of the Yellow Face 1893 FebTSM HW
The Adventure of the Stock-Broker's Clerk 1893 MarTSM HW
The Adventure of the "Gloria Scott" 1893 AprTSM HW
The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual 1893 MayTSM HW
The Adventure of the Reigate Squires 1893 JunTSM HW
The Adventure of the Crooked Man 1893 JulTSM HW
The Adventure of the Resident Patient 1893 AugTSM HW
The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter 1893 SepTSM HW
The Adventure of the Naval Treaty 1893 Oct, NovTSM HW
The Adventure of the Final Problem 1893 DecTSM MM
The Hound of the Baskervilles 1901 Aug - 1902 AprTSM
The Adventure of the Empty House 1903 SepC TSM
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 1903 OctC TSM
The Adventure of the Dancing Men 1903 DecC TSM
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist 1903 DecC TSM
The Adventure of the Priory School 1904 JanC TSM
The Adventure of Black Peter 1904 FebC TSM
The Adventure of Charles Augustus MiIverton 1904 MarC TSM
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons 1904 AprC TSM
The Adventure of the Three Students 1904 JunTSM C
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez 1904 JulTSM C
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter 1904 AugTSM C
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange 1904 SepTSM C
The Adventure of the Second Stain 1904 DecTSM C
The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge 1908 AugC TSM
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans 1908 DecTSM C
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot 1910 DecTSM
The Adventure of the Red Circle 1911 Mar, AprTSM
The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax 1911 DecTSM TAM
The Adventure of the Dying Detective 1913 NovC TSM
The Valley of Fear 1914 Sep - 1915 MayTSM
Preface to His Last Bow 1917 SepTSM C
His Last Bow 1917 SepTSM C
The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone 1921 OctTSM HIM
The Problem of Thor Bridge 1922 Feb, MarTSM HIM
The Adventure of the Creeping Man 1923 MarTSM HIM
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire 1924 JanTSM HIM
The Adventure of the Three Garridebs 1924 OctC TSM
The Adventure of the Illustrious Client 1924 NovC TSM
The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger 1927 JanL TSM
The Adventure of the Shoscombe Oid Place 1927 MarL TSM
WherePublication Title
BCABeeton's Christmas Annual
LMMLippincott's Monthly Magazine
TSMThe Strand Magazine
HWHarper's Weekly
MMMcClure's Magazine
CCollier's
TAMThe American Magazine
HIMHearst's International Magazine
LLiberty

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