Arthur Conan Doyle Books

The late Arthur Conan Doyle is most notably renowned for creating Sherlock Holmes, the blueprint of fictional detectives. Doyle, who was a British national, was a man of letters, physician, advocate, and sportsman. The novelist and short story writer’s birth name is Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle and was born in May 1859. Doyle’s birthplace is Edinburgh upon Scotland though he later on died in Crowborough upon England in July 1930, in his early seventies.

Order of Sherlock Holmes Series

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1 A Study in Scarlet 1887 Description / Buy
2 The Sign of Four 1890 Description / Buy
3 The Hound of the Baskervilles 1902 Description / Buy
4 The Valley of Fear 1914 Description / Buy

Order of Sherlock Holmes Short Story Collections

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1 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1894 Description / Buy
2 The Adventure of the Dancing Men and Other Sherlock Holmes Stories 1903 Description / Buy
3 The Return of Sherlock Holmes 1905 Description / Buy
4 His Last Bow 1917 Description / Buy
5 Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Short Stories 1927 Description / Buy
6 The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes 1927 Description / Buy

Order of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series

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1 A Scandal in Bohemia 1891 Description / Buy
2 The Red Headed League 1891 Description / Buy
3 A Case of Identity 1891 Description / Buy
4 The Man with the Twisted Lip 1891 Description / Buy
5 The Adventure Of The Noble Bachelor 1891 Description / Buy
6 The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor 1891 Description / Buy
7 The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 1892 Description / Buy
8 The Adventure of the Copper Beeches 1892 Description / Buy
9 The Adventures & Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 1892 Description / Buy
10 The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Annotated Version 1892 Description / Buy
11 Adventure of the Beryl Coronet 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Professor Challenger Series

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1 The Lost World 1912 Description / Buy
2 The Poison Belt 1913 Description / Buy
3 The Land of Mist 1926 Description / Buy
4 The Poison Belt and Other Stories 1982 Description / Buy

Order of Gerard Short Story Collections

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1 The Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard 1896 Description / Buy
2 The Adventures of Gerard 1903 Description / Buy

Order of Arthur Conan Doyle Short Story Collections

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1 The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Stories 1883 Description / Buy
2 Round the Red Lamp 1894 Description / Buy
3 Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates 1900 Description / Buy
4 The Black Doctor 1908 Description / Buy
5 Round the Fire Stories 1908 Description / Buy
6 The Last Galley 1911 Description / Buy
7 The Great Keinplatz Experiment 1919 Description / Buy
8 Danger! and Other Stories 1919 Description / Buy
9 My Friend The Murderer And Other Mysteries And Adventures 1971 Description / Buy
10 The Supernatural Tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1988 Description / Buy
11 The Horror of the Heights and Other Tales of Suspense 1992 Description / Buy
12 Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle 1996 Description / Buy
13 The Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport 2002 Description / Buy
14 The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax and Other Stories 2007 Description / Buy
15 The Man from Archangel and Other Tales of Adventure 2009 Description / Buy
16 The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Volume 1 2009 Description / Buy
17 The Collected Supernatural And Weird Fiction Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Volume II 2009 Description / Buy
18 The Man from Archangel, and Other Tales of Adventure 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Arthur Conan Doyle Standalone Novels

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1 The Silver Hatchet (Short Story) 1883 Description / Buy
2 The Surgeon of Gaster Fell 1885 Description / Buy
3 The Mystery of Cloomber 1888 Description / Buy
4 Micah Clarke 1889 Description / Buy
5 The Firm of Girdlestone 1890 Description / Buy
6 A Physiologist's Wife (Short Story) 1890 Description / Buy
7 The Firm of Girdlestone 1890 Description / Buy
8 The White Company 1891 Description / Buy
9 The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (Short Story) 1892 Description / Buy
10 The Five Orange Pips and Other Cases (Short Story) 1892 Description / Buy
11 The Great Shadow and Other Napoleonic Tales 1892 Description / Buy
12 The Doings of Raffles Haw 1892 Description / Buy
13 Beyond the City 1892 Description / Buy
14 The Refugees 1893 Description / Buy
15 Tales of Unease (Short Story) 1894 Description / Buy
16 The Parasite 1894 Description / Buy
17 The Stark Munro Letters 1895 Description / Buy
18 Rodney Stone 1896 Description / Buy
19 Uncle Bernac 1897 Description / Buy
20 The Brazilian Cat (Short Story) 1898 Description / Buy
21 The Tragedy of the Korosko 1898 Description / Buy
22 A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus 1899 Description / Buy
23 The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (Short Story) 1900 Description / Buy
24 Sir Nigel 1906 Description / Buy
25 The Case of Mr. George Edalji 1907 Description / Buy
26 Through the Magic Door 1907 Description / Buy
27 The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge (Short Story) 1908 Description / Buy
28 The New Catacomb (Short Story) 1908 Description / Buy
29 The Crime of the Congo 1909 Description / Buy
30 The Terror of Blue John Gap (Short Story) 1910 Description / Buy
31 The Adventure of the Devil's Foot (Short Story) 1917 Description / Buy
32 The Maracot Deep (Short Story) 1929 Description / Buy
33 The Maracot Deep and Other Stories 1929 Description / Buy
34 The Man With the Twisted Lip 1995 Description / Buy
35 Is It the Second Dawn? (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
36 The Narrative of John Smith 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Arthur Conan Doyle Non-Fiction Books

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1 The Great Boer War 1900 Description / Buy
2 A Visit to Three Fronts June 1916 1916 Description / Buy
3 The Vital Message 1919 Description / Buy
4 The History of Spiritualism 1926 Description / Buy
5 The Complete Napoleonic Stories 1956 Description / Buy
6 The History Of Spiritualism 1989 Description / Buy
7 To Arms! 1999 Description / Buy
8 The New Revelation and the Vital Message 2001 Description / Buy
9 The History of Spiritualism Volume 2 2003 Description / Buy
10 The British Campaign in France and Flanders 1915 2004 Description / Buy
11 The War in South Africa 2016 Description / Buy


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1 Tantalizing Locked Room Mysteries 1982 Description / Buy
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Arthur Conan Doyle, whose niche was particularly fiction and crime and thriller books, drifted from Roman Catholicism to agnosticism to freemasonry to spiritualism. Among the literary figures that influenced Doyle include American penman Edgar Allan Poe and French author Jules Verne.

Arthur Conan Doyle’s basic education was predominantly received from Christian-affiliated schools, specifically Jesuit-oriented institutions. As such, Doyle went to the then Stonyhurst-based Hodder Place, presently named Saint Mary’s Hall. Thereafter, Doyle attended Stonyhurst College and the defunct Austria-based Stella Matutina. For his undergraduate education, Doyle attended the Scotland-based Edinburgh Medical School wherein he got Bachelor of Medicine in the early 1880s. Doyle also learned botany and enrolled for ill-fated ophthalmology studies. Doyle attended University of Edinburgh for his postgraduate studies; he received Master of Surgery and, in the mid-1880s, Doctor of Medicine.

Arthur Conan Doyle had a hard time as a fledgling writer and publishers were hard to come by. When Doyle ultimately got a publisher, he sold the rights of the first book in what would later on become Sherlock Holmes series. Did you know that Doyle’s debut book, entitled The Narrative of John Smith and written in 1883/4, was presumed lost on its way to a publisher and it was only published recently—in September 2011?

Arthur Conan Doyle is synonymous with his character Sherlock Holmes. Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series comprises of fourteen major works but, in total, over 200 works including omnibuses. There is a whooping 1034 editions of the first book in the serialized Sherlock Holmes. However, the first edition was initially published in 1887, titled A Study in Scarlet; and this book is shelved under the fiction (particularly classics sub-genre), mystery (especially detective sub-genre), classics, and crime genres.

Sherlock Holmes is the featured main character in Arthur Conan Doyle’s similarly titled Sherlock Holmes series. Protagonist Sherlock Holmes: a superb British consulting detective with a penchant for solving criminal cases that intrigue others. He has a brother named Mycroft Holmes. The turning point in Doyle’s book, A Study in Scarlet, is when Holmes is summoned to a London home wherein a person has been murdered in an apparent case of avenging. Using logic and snippets of clues found at the scene of crime, Holmes is able to unravel the murder mystery in a trendsetting story that ushered in the famed Sherlock Holmes.

Arthur Conan Doyle Awards

Apart from honors such as honorary knighthoods while alive, Arthur Conan Doyle did not clinch any literary award in his lifetime. However, he won awards posthumously. In 2004 and 2005, Doyle’s 1892 book The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was nominated for the Agatha Award, in the Nonfiction categories. In 2005, the said book clinched the Edgar Award, in the Critical/Biographical category. In 2006, the aforementioned book was nominated for the Quill Award in the Mystery/Suspense category. In 2015, Doyle’s 1902 book The Hound of the Baskervilles clinched the Audie Award, in the Best Audio Drama category.

Arthur Conan Doyle Books into Movies

There are countless film adaptations, both silent and feature films, of Arthur Conan Doyle’s books. However, most of them are non-canonical and not direct adaptations. Short stories aside, these are the canonical adaptations.

Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1890 book The Sign of the Four has a similarly titled 2001 film adaptation, with Matt Frewer acting as Holmes. Matt Frewer also starred in the 2000 film named The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted from a similarly titled 1902 book. Doyle’s 1915 book The Valley of Fear was made into a similarly named 1916 film wherein Harry Arthur Saintsbury appeared as Holmes. The 1929 film named The Return of Sherlock Holmes is adapted from Doyle’s similarly titled book; and starred Clive Brook who acted Holmes’ role. Doyle’s book The Hound of the Baskervilles was adapted into a similarly titled film, with Basil Rathbone portraying Holmes.

Best Arthur Conan Doyle Books

These are the best books penned by Arthur Conan Doyle: aforementioned A Study in Scarlet; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles. The latter are the third and fifth books in the Sherlock Holmes series; they chronicle Holmes at his peak and taking on petrifying cases, respectively.

Other Books You May Like

Readers who liked books penned by Arthur Conan Doyle also liked the following series of books. The first is “Father Brown” series, authored by G. K. Chesterton; it features a fictitious priest-cum-amateur detective. The second is “Superintendent Battle” series, produced by Agatha Christie, featuring protagonist Battle who serves in the Scotland Yard. The third is “Lord Peter Wimsey” series, penned by Dorothy L. Sayers; protagonist Wimsey, a recipient of the Distinguished Service Order, is solving murder mysteries with the help of his kith and kin.

When Does The Next Arthur Conan Doyle book come out?

Arthur Conan Doyle doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Man from Archangel, and Other Tales of Adventure and was released on January, 27th 2017. It is the newest book in the Arthur Conan Doyle Short Story Collections.