Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Short Stories and Novels

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The Top Ten

1 The Hound of the Baskervilles

Definitely the best. I have read it twice, even though I'm not a compulsive reader.

I'm a huge sherlock fan, I have 8 of the volumes - Ananya

This one was great. Even though the thought of a hell-hound stalking you until your death creeped the heck out of me, it was still extremely interesting.

2 A Study in Scarlet

Yes, the first half is good, but the second half is far too long and doesn't make sense. - MrKite

3 The Red-Headed League

The first one I read

4 The Adventure of the Speckled Band
5 The Sign of the Four
6 The Adventure of the Copper Beeches

Really clever mystery. A classic example of Doyle taking a concept that isn't too strange and presenting it in a way that makes it appear the strangest thing in the world, so that when everything is revealed we feel stupid for not realising what was going on earlier. - MrKite

7 The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual
8 A Scandal in Bohemia
9 The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
10 The Dying Detective

The Contenders

11 The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle

A nice, entertaining adventure, with a satisfying ending. - MrKite

12 The Man with the Twisted Lip
13 The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
14 The Boscombe Valley Mystery
15 The Valley of Fear

This is one of the best EVER! The ending was just unexpected and awesome!

16 The Adventure of the Yellow Face
17 Silver Blaze
18 The Adventure of the Dancing Men
19 The Five Orange Pips

Absolutely brilliant! Typical stormy night for a Sherlock case and an end so singular, leaves even Sherlock Holmes baffled and disappointed.

20 The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
21 A Case of Identity
22 The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
23 The Adventure of the Lion's Mane
24 The Final Problem (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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1. The Red-Headed League
2. The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle
3. The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
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1. A Study in Scarlet
2. The Hound of the Baskervilles
3. The Sign of the Four
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