The original Sherlock Holmes stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle first appeared in 1887, 124 years ago. Ever since, readers have been fascinated by the brilliant, eccentric detective and his friend, Dr. Watson. Many other mystery writers have continued to write about Sherlock Holmes. These are some of the most recent books:
The House of Silk, by Anthony Horowitz, 2011.
This mystery was commissioned by the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle.
The Magic Bullet: a Locked Room Mystery featuring Shadwell Rafferty and Sherlock Holmes, by Larry Millett, 2011. Set in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1917. Sherlock Holmes makes only a brief appearance.
The Mary Russell mysteries by Laurie King feature a semi-retired Sherlock Holmes and his young neighbor Mary. They work together in eleven mysteries; beginning with The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and appearing most recently in The Pirate King, 2011.
A Study in Sherlock, 2011.
A collection of short stories by notable mystery writers.
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter, by Barry Grant, 2010. Sherlock Holmes was frozen in a Swiss glacier and revived 80 years later.
Sherlock Holmes: The American Years, 2010.
Ten original stories by various writers set in the American West when Sherlock was young.
The Baker Street Letters, by Michael Robertson, 2009.
Two lawyers, Reggie and Nigel Heath, rent Sherlock’s old apartment and sign a lease agreeing to receive all letters sent to Sherlock Holmes, and end answering them. Followed by The Brothers of Baker Street, 2011.
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper killings by Dr. John H. Watson, by Lyndsay Faye, 2009.
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 2009.
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures, 2009.
Sherlock Holmes in America, 2009.
The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls, by J. Robert King, 2008.
Sherlock Holmes: the Unauthorized Biography, by Nick Rennison, 2005.
The Italian Secretary: a Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, by Caleb Carr, 2005. Sherlock Holmes tries to save the life of Queen Victoria.
A Slight Trick of the Mind, by Mitch Cullin, 2005. Here Sherlock Holmes is 93.
The Irene Adler mysteries by Carole Nelson Douglas, beginning with Good Night, Mr. Holmes and finishing eight books later with Spider Dance, 2004.
Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara, by Alan Vanneman, 2004.
Shadows over Baker Street, 2003.
Stories about Sherlock Holmes set in the world of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft.
My Sherlock Holmes: Untold Stories of the Great Detective, 2003.
And last, but certainly not least: The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Leslie S. Klinger, 2005.