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Encyclopedia > The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes (right) and Dr. Watson, by Sidney Paget Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th century, created by British author and physician Arthur Conan Doyle. He is famous for his prowess at using logic and careful observation to solve cases. Spoiler warning: Plot... Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1903-1904, by Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle ( May 22, 1859 – July 7, 1930) is the British author most famously known for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. He was a prolific writer whose other... Arthur Conan Doyle.


The book was first published on March 7, 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd and in a Colonial edition by Longmans. 30,000 copies were made of the initial print run. The US edition by McClure, Phillips & Co. added another 28,000 to the run.


This was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in " The Adventure of the Final Problem is a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his detective character Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in the Strand in December 1893. It appears in book form as part of the collection The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle later ranked The... The Adventure of the Final Problem." Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles is a crime novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, originally serialised in the Strand Magazine in 1901 and 1902, which is set largely on Dartmoor. At the time of researching the novel, Conan Doyle was a General Practitioner in Plymouth, and thus was able to... The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901 (although setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure to revive his famous character.


This collection contains stories set from 1894, giving Holmes the period from 1891-94 to explain - "The Great Hiatus" has been the subject of intense speculation and analysis by Sherlockian enthusiasts.

  • " The Adventure of the Empty House, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Trivia Harry Paget Flashman witnesses the events of this story in the novel... The Adventure of the Empty House" (the return of Holmes)
  • " The Adventure of the Norwood Builder, one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the second tale from The Return of Sherlock Holmes. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine in 1903 with original illustrations by Sidney Paget. Trivia... The Adventure of the Norwood Builder"
  • " The Adventure of the Dancing Men, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. External links Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Adventure of... The Adventure of the Dancing Men"
  • " The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. External links Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Adventure of... The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist"
  • " The Adventure of the Priory School, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. External links Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Adventure of... The Adventure of the Priory School"
  • " The Adventure of Black Peter is a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle. This tale is in the collection, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, but was published originally in 1904 in the Strand Magazine and Colliers. External links Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Adventure of... The Adventure of Black Peter"
  • " The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Trivia Charles Augustus Milverton may have been named after Arthur Conan Doyles... The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton"
  • " The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. External links Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Adventure of... The Adventure of the Six Napoleons"
  • " The Adventure of the Three Students, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Synopsis The story is set in... The Adventure of the Three Students"
  • " The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. External links Wikisource has original text related to this article: The Adventure... The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez"
  • " The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. It was originally published in the Strand Magazine in 1904 with illustrations... The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter"
  • " The Adventure of the Abbey Grange, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. Synopsis Early one cold winter morning... The Adventure of the Abbey Grange"
  • " The Adventure of the Second Stain, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Trivia This case was first mentioned in The Adventure of the Naval Treaty... The Adventure of the Second Stain"

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Short stories about Holmes began to appear regularly in the Strand Magazine in 1891 and later made up several collections, including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905), and The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927).
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