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• 203 • APPENDIX “Education Never Ends, Watson” Essential Books by Arthur Conan Doyle The Complete Sherlock Holmes (numerous editions: The Oxford Sherlock Holmes, The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, and The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes are outstanding in their differing ways) The Captain of the Polestar: Weird and Imaginative Fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Christopher Roden and Barbara Roden The Conan Doyle Stories The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard and The Adventures of Gerard The Lost World The Poison Belt The White Company 204 • Essential Books about Arthur Conan Doyle A. Conan Doyle, Memories and Adventures A. Conan Doyle, Through the Magic Door Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters, edited by Jon Lellenberg, Daniel Stashower, and Charles Foley John Dickson Carr, The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Owen Dudley Edwards, In Quest of Sherlock Holmes Roger Lancelyn Green and John Michael Gibson, A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle Jon Lellenberg, The Quest for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Andrew Lycett, The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle Essential Books about Sherlock Holmes W. S. Baring-Gould, The Annotated Sherlock Holmes Bill Blackbeard, Sherlock Holmes in America D. Martin Dakin, A Sherlock Holmes Commentary Steven Doyle and David A. Crowder, Sherlock Holmes for Dummies Michael Harrison, In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes Leslie S. Klinger, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes Leslie S. Klinger and Laurie R. King, The Grand Game Christopher Morley, The Standard Doyle Company: Christopher Morley on Sherlock Holmes, edited by Steven Rothman Christopher Redmond, A Sherlock Holmes Handbook Barbara and Christopher Roden, eds., The Case-Files of Sherlock Holmes (individual volumes of essay and commentary on “The Musgrave Ritual,” “The Appendix • 205 Speckled Band,” “The Blue Carbuncle,” and “The Dying Detective”) Edgar W. Smith, Profile by Gaslight: An Irregular Reader about the Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Vincent Starrett, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Vincent Starrett, Sherlock Alive, edited by Karen Murdock Jack Tracy, The Encyclopedia Sherlockiana Some Classic Works Featuring Sherlock Holmes Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr, The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes Michael Dibdin, The Last Sherlock Holmes Story August Derleth, The Adventures of Solar Pons and its sequels (Pons is essentially Holmes under another name) Loren D. Estleman, Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula John Gardner, The Revenge of Moriarty Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Manly Wade Wellman and Wade Wellman, Sherlock Holmes’s War of the Worlds Some Twenty-First-Century Works of Fiction Inspired by Sherlock Holmes, A. Conan Doyle, or The Baker Street Irregulars John Joseph Adams, ed., The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (includes Neil Gaiman’s “A Study in Emerald” and Barbara Roden’s “The Things That Shall Come upon Them”) Julian Barnes, Arthur & George Caleb Carr, The Italian Secretary 206 • Michael Chabon, The Final Solution Lyndsay Faye, Dust and Shadow Martin Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg, and Daniel Stashower, eds., Sherlock Holmes in America (includes, among other stories and essays, Lloyd Rose’s “Ghost in the Machine”) Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Steve Hockensmith, Holmes on the Range Anthony Horowitz, The House of Silk Laurie R. King, The Art of Detection Jon Lellenberg, Baker Street Irregular (featuring many well-known BSI members in a story of social change and espionage) Graham Moore, The Sherlockian Online There are many websites devoted to Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. I recommend visits to The Baker Street Journal (, The Baker Street Blog (, The Best of Sherlock Holmes (, The Hounds of the Internet (, The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection of the Toronto Public Library ( books-video-music/specialized-collections/literaturegenre -doyle.jsp), The Sherlock Holmes Collection at the University of Minnesota (http://special.lib.umn .edu/rare/holmes.phtml), The Arthur Conan Doyle Society (, and The Sherlock Holmes Society of London (http://www ...


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