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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)


A Bibliography
[with access to most of the titles]

Also see Roy Glashan's definitive bibliography at Freeread

We all know Doyle as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, but some of his other work, such as his collections of stories, are less well known. You can check them out from this page.

Perhaps the most famous quotation attributed to Doyle's character, Sherlock Holmes, is "Elementary, my Dear Watson." The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Fourth Edition, 1992, p. 256, states that the quotation "is not found in any book by Conan Doyle,although a review of the film The Return of Sherlock Holmes in New York Times 19 October 1929. p. 22, states: 'In the final scene Dr Watson is there with his "Amazing, Holmes," and Holmes comes forth with his "Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary."'

Here are a few other quotations which ARE in Doyle's books:

CONTENTS

FICTION

Sherlock Holmes

Novels

Short Story Collections

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) Read now
    A Scandal in Bohemia
    The Red-headed League
    A Case of Identity
    The Boscombe Valley Mystery
    The Five Orange Pips
    The Man with the Twisted Lip
    The Blue Carbuncle
    The Speckled Band
    The Engineer's Thumb
    The Noble Bachelor
    The Beryl Coronet
    The Copper Beeches
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) Read now
    Silver Blaze
    The Yellow Face
    The Stock-Broker's Clerk
    The "Gloria Scott"
    The Musgrave Ritual
    The Reigate Puzzle
    The Crooked Man
    The Resident Patient
    The Greek Interpreter
    The Naval Treaty
    The Final Problem
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) Read now
    The Adventure of the Empty House
    The Adventure of the Norwood Builder
    The Adventure of the Dancing Men
    The Adventure of the Politary Cyclist
    The Adventure of the priory School
    The Adventure of Black Peter
    The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
    The Adventure of the Six Napoleons
    The Adventure of the Three Students
    The Adventure of the Golden Pince-nez
    The Adventure of the Missing Three-quarter
    The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
    The Adventure of the Second Stain
  • His Last Bow (1917) Read now
    The Cardboard Box
    The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
    The Bruce-Partington Plans
    The Devil's Foot
    The Red Circle
    Lady Frances Carfax
    The Dying Detective
    His Last Bow
  • The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927) Read now
    The Mazarin Stone
    The Problem of Thor Bridge
    The Creeping Man
    The Sussex Vampire
    The Three Garridebs
    The Illustrious Client
    The Blanched Soldier
    The Retired Colourman
    The Three Gables
    The Lion's Mane
    The Veiled Lodger
    Shoscombe Old Place

Professor Challenger
[ at Freeread in various formats]

  • The Lost World (1912)
  • The Poison Belt (1913)
  • The Land of mist (1926)
  • The Disintegration Machine (1927)
  • When the World Screamed (1928)

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

Collected Short Stories - Read now
(an ebook compiled by Project Gutenberg Australia)

  • That Veteran (1882)
  • Gentlemanly Joe (1883)
  • The Winning Shot (1883)
  • An Exciting Christmas Eve or, My Lecture on Dynamite (1883)
  • The Heiress of Glenmahowley (1884)
  • The Tragedians (1884)
  • The Lonely Hampshire Cottage (1885)
  • The Fate of the Evangeline (1885)
  • Touch and Go: A Midshipman's Story (1886)
  • Uncle Jeremy's Household (1887)
  • The Stone of Boxman's Drift (1887)
  • A Pastoral Horror (1890)
  • Our Midnight Visitor (1891)
  • The Voice of Science (1891)
  • The Colonel's Choice (1891)
  • A Sordid Affair (1891)
  • A Regimental Scandal (1892)
  • The Recollections of Captain Wilkie (1895)
  • The Confession (1898)
  • The Retirement of Signor Lambert (1898)
  • A True Story of the Tragedy of Flowery Land (1899)
  • An Impression of the Regency (1900)
  • The Centurion (1922)
  • The Death Voyage (1929)
  • The End of Devil Hawker (1930)
  • The Last Resource (1930)

Mysteries and Adventures (1889) Read now
(Also published as 'The Gully of Bluemansdyke' and as
'My Friend the Murderer and Other Mysteries and Adventures'
)

  • The Gully of Bluemansdyke (sometimes "Gulley")
  • The Parson of Jackman's Gulch
  • My Friend the Murderer (this story not available from this site)
  • The Silver Hatchet (this story not available from this site)
  • The Man from Archangel
  • That Little Square Box
  • A Night Among the Nihilists
  • The American's Tale
  • Bones. The April Fool of Harvey's Sluice
  • The Mystery of Sasassa Valley
  • Our Derby Sweepstakes
  • Selecting a Ghost

The "Tales" series of stories (1922)
[Later published as "The Conan Doyle Stories" (1929)]

Tales of the Ring and the Camp (1922) Read now

  • Tales of the Ring
    The Croxley Master
    The Lord of Falconbridge
    The Fall of Lord Barrymore
    The Crime of the Brigadier
    The King of the Foxes
    The Bully of Brocas Court
  • Tales of the Camp
    A Straggler of '15
    The Pot of Caviare
    The Green Flag
    The Three Correspondents
    The Marriage of the Brigadier
    The Lord of Chateau Noir

Tales of Pirates and Blue Water (1922) Read now

  • Tales of Pirates
    Captain Sharkey
    The Dealings of Captain Sharkey
    The Blighting of Sharkey
    How Copley Banks Slew Captain Sharkey
    The "Slapping Sal"
    A Pirate of the Land
  • Tales of Blue Water
    The Striped Chest
    The Captain of the "Polestar"
    The Fiend of the Cooperage
    Jelland's Voyage
    J Habakuk Jephson's Statement
    That Little Square Box

Tales of Terror and Mystery (1922) Read now

  • Tales of Terror
    The Horror of the Heights
    The Leather Funnel
    The New Catacomb
    The Case of Lady Sannox
    The Terror of Blue John Gap
    The Brazilian Cat
  • Tales of Mystery
    The Lost Special
    The Beetle-Hunter
    The Man with the Watches
    The Japanned Box
    The Black Doctor
    The Jew's Breastplate
    The Nightmare Room

Tales of Twilight and the Unseen - Read now

  •  The Brown Hand
    The Usher of Lea House School
    B. 24
    The Great Keinplatz Experiment
    Cyprian Overbeck Wells: A Literary Mosaic
    Playing with Fire
    The Ring of Troth
    The Los Amigos Fiasco
    How it Happened
    Lot No. 249
    De Profundis
    The Lift

Tales of Adventure and Medical Life Read now

  • Tales of Adventure
    The Debut of Bimbashi Joyce
    The Surgeon of Gaster Fell
    Borrowed Scenes
    The Man from Archangel
    The Great Brown-Pericord Motor
    The Sealed Room
  • Tales of Medical Life
    A Psysiologist's Wife
    Behind the Times
    His First Operation
    The Third Generation
    The Curse of Eve
    A Medical Document
    The Surgeon Talks
    The Doctor of Holyland
    Crabbe's Practice

Tales of Long Ago Read now

  • The Last of the Legions
    The Last Galley
    Through the Veil
    The Coming of the Huns
    The Contest
    The First Cargo
    An Iconoclast
    Giant Maximin
    The Red Star
    The Silver Mirror
    The Home-coming
    A Point of Contact

Round the Red Lamp (1894) Read now

  • Behind the Times
  • His First Operation
  • A Straggler of '15
  • The Third Generation
  • A False Start
  • The Curse of Eve
  • Sweethearts
  • A Physiologist's Wife
  • The Case of Lady Sannox
  • A Question of Diplomacy
  • A Medical Document
  • Lot No. 249
  • The Los Amigos Fiasco
  • The Doctors of Hoyland
  • The Surgeon Talks

The Great Shadow and Other Napoleonic Tales (1892)--at Freeread in various formats

  • The Great Shadow
  • The Crime of the Brigadier
  • The "Slapping Sal"

The Green Flag and Other Stories (1900) Read now

  • The Green Flag
  • Captain Sharkey
  • The Croxley Master
  • The Lord of Chateau Noir
  • The Striped Chest
  • A Shadow Before
  • The King of the Foxes
  • The Three Correspondents
  • The New Catacomb
  • The Debut of Bimbashi Joyce
  • A Foreign office Romance

The Black Doctor and Other Tales of Terror and Mystery (1925) See Tales of Terror and Mystery

  • The Beetle-Hunter
  • The Black Doctor
  • The Brazilian Cat
  • The Case of Lady Sannox
  • The Horror of the Heights
  • The Japanned Box
  • The Jew's Breastplate
  • The Leather Funnel
  • The Lost Special
  • The Man with the Watches
  • The New Catacomb
  • The Nightmare Room
  • The Terror of Blue John Gap

The Captain of the "Polestar" and Other Stories (1890) Read now

  • The Captain of the Polestar
  • J Habakuk Jephson's Statement
  • The Great Keinplatz Experiment
  • The Man From Archangel
  • That Little Square Box
  • John Huxford's Hiatus
  • Cyprian Overbeck Wells: A Literary Mosaic
  • John Barrington Cowles
  • The Parson of Jackman's Gulch
  • The Ring of Thoth

The Last Galley: Impressions and Tales (1911) Read now

  • The Last Galley
  • The Contest
  • Through the Veil
  • An Iconoclast
  • Giant Maximin
  • The Coming of the Huns
  • The Last of the Legions
  • The First Cargo
  • The Home-coming
  • The Red Star
  • The Silver Mirror
  • The Blighting of Sharkey
  • The Marriage of the Brigadier
  • The Lord of Falconbridge
  • Out of the Running
  • De Profundis
  • The Great Brown-pericord Motor
  • The Terror of Blue John Gap

The Maracot Deep and Other Stories (1929) (most of the stories are available elsewhere on this page)

Danger! and Other Stories (1918) Read now

  • Danger!
  • One crowded hour.
  • A point of view.
  • The fall of Lord Barrymore.
  • The horror of the heights.
  • Borrowed scenes.
  • The surgeon of Gaster Fell.
  • How it happened.--The prisoner's defence.
  • Three of them:--
    * A chat about children, snakes, and zebus.
    * About cricket.
    * Speculations.
    * The leatherskin tribe

The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure (Collection ) (1925)

  • No details available

Other Short Stories

  • The Bravoes of Market Drayton (1889)
  • The Cabman's Story: the Mysteries of a London 'Growler' (1884) Read now
  • The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley (1901) Read now
  • The Holocaust of Manor Place (1901) Read now
  • The Love Affair of George Vincent Parker (1901) Read now
  • The Parasite (1894) Read now
  • An Actor's Duel and the Winning Shot (1894)
  • Cyprian Overbeck Wells: A Literary Mosaic (1886)
  • Spedegue’s Dropper (1929)
  • The Silver Hatchet (1889)

The Conan Doyle Historical Fiction

  • Volume I (1931)
    Micah Clarke (1889)--at Freeread in various formats
    Refugees (1893)--at Freeread in various formats
    Sir Nigel (1906)--at Freeread in various formats
    The White Company (1891)--at Freeread in various formats
  • Volume II (1932)
    Rodney Stone (1896)--at Freeread in various formats
    The Adventures of Gerard (1903)--at Freeread in various formats
    The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896)--at Freeread in various formats
    Uncle Bernac (1896)--at Freeread in various formats
    The Firm of Girdlestone (1890) Read now
    The Blood-Stone Tragedy (1884)

Other Fiction

  • A Duet with an Occasional Chorus (1899) Read now
  • Beyond the City Read now
  • The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892) Read now
  • The Mystery of Cloomber (1888) Read now
  • The Parish Magazine (1930) Read now
  • The Stark Munro Letters (1895) Read now
  • The Tragedy of the Korosko (1898) Read now
  • The Dreamers (1928)
  • The Field Bazaar (1934)
  • Strange Studies from Life (1901)
  • Other
  • Beyond The City: The Idyll Of A Suburb--at Freeread in various formats
  • The Doings Of Raffles Haw--at Freeread in various formats
  • A Duet: With An Occasional Chorus--at Freeread in various formats
  • The Firm Of Girdlestone--at Freeread in various formats
  • The Mystery Of Cloomber--at Freeread in various formats
  • The Stark Munro Letters--at Freeread in various formats
  • The Tragedy Of The "Korosko" (illustrated)--at Freeread in various formats
  • Hilda Wade (co-author with Grant Allen)--at Freeread in various formats

Plays, Verse and Esoteric Writing

  • Esoteric Writings--at Freeread in various formats
    The New Revelation
    The Vital Message
    The Coming Of The Fairies
    The History Of Spiritualism, Volume 1
    The History Of Spiritualism, Volume 2
    Pheneas Speaks
    D.D. Home: His Life And Mission (editor)
    The Mystery Of Joan Of Arc (translator)
    The Case For Spirit Photography (not available)
  • Poetry and Drama--at Freeread in various formats
    Songs Of Action
    Songs Of The Road
    The Guards Came Through And Other Poems
    A Reminiscence Of Cricket (W.G. Grace: A Memory)

    Sherlock Holmes: A Drama In Four Acts
    Jane Annie, Or: The Good Conduct Prize
    Waterloo
    A Pot Of Caviare
    The Speckled Band
    The Crown Diamond
    The Journey
    Foreign Policy
    Brothers (aka Halves)
    A Duet: A Duologue
    Adventures Of Brigadier Gerard
    The Fires Of Fate
    The House Of Temperley
    Angels Of Darkness

NON FICTION

War and Army, Spiritualism, Books and Reading, Memoirs, Current Affairs, etc.

  • A History of the Great War--at Freeread in various formats
  • A Visit to the Three Fronts (1916)--at Freeread in various formats
  • A Word of Warning (1928)
  • An Appreciation of sir John French (1916)
  • An Incursion into Diplomacy (1906)
  • An Open Letter to those of my Generation (1929)
  • Divorce Law Reform (1909)
  • Leon Denis: The Mystery of Joan of Arc (Translator) (1924)
  • Life After Death (A Form Letter) (1918)
  • Memoirs and Adventures (1924)
  • Our African Winter (1929)
  • Our American Adventure (1923)
  • Our Second American Adventure (1924)
  • Pheneas Speaks. Direct Spirit Communications (1927)
  • Spiritualism-Some Straight Questions and Direct Answers (1922)
  • Supremacy of the British Soldier (1917)
  • The Case for Spirit Photography (with others) (1922)
  • The Civilian National Reserve (1914)
  • The Coming of the Fairies (1922)
  • The Crime of the Congo (1909)
  • The Edge of the Unknown (1930)
  • The Fiscal Question (1905)
  • The German War (1914)
  • The Great Boer War (1900) Read now
  • The History of Spiritualism Vol I (1926) Read now
  • The History of Spiritualism Vol II (1926) Read now
  • The Immortal Memory (1901)
  • The New Revelation (1918) Read now
  • The Outlook on the War (1915)
  • The Roman Catholic Church. A rejoinder (1929)
  • The Spiritualists Reader (Editor) (1924)
  • The Vital Message (1919) Read now
  • The World War Conspiracy (1914)
  • Three of them. A Reminiscence (1923)
  • Western Wanderings (1915)
  • What does Spiritualism actually Teach and Stand for? (1928)
  • Why he is now in favour of Home Rule (1911)
  • Through the Magic Door [about Books and Reading] (1907) Read now
  • Autobiographical and Miscellaneous--at Freeread in various formats

Pamphlets

  • The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct (1902)
  • The Case of Mr. George Edalji (1907)
  • The Case of Oscar Slater (1912)
  • In Quest of Truth (1914)
  • To Arms! (1914)
  • Great Britain and the Next War (1914)
  • The Treatment of our Prisoners (1915)
  • Our Reply to the Cleric (1920)
  • A Debate with Dr. Joseph McCabe (1920)
  • Spiritualism and Rationalism (1920)
  • The Early Christian Church and Modern Spiritualism (1925)
  • Psychic Experiences (reprint) (1925)

Updated 10 May 2012