Sherlock Holmes

Check out our impressive list of articles about Sherlock Holmes.  Learn about the death of Sherlock Holmes, the inspiration for the character of Holmes, a discussion on Moriarty and more.


Professor James Moriarty

The character of Professor James Moriarty makes quite an impression. For all his notoriety he appears in surprisingly few Sherlock Holmes stories.
Holmes and Moriarty

The Death of Sherlock Holmes

As time went on Conan Doyle found himself more closely identified with Sherlock Holmes to the exclusion of his other works. "I weary of his name," he told his mother. In his own mind the matter was settled. Holmes must die.
Joseph Bell - Inspiration for Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joseph Bell

Was Sherlock Holmes a real person? Not exactly, but Dr. Joseph Bell, the man who inspired the character of Sherlock Holmes shared many qualities with the famous detective.

221B Baker Street

"We met next day as he had arranged, and inspected the rooms at No. 221B, Baker Street, of which he had spoken at our meeting. " Learn more about one of the most famous addresses in all of literature.
The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

In 1893 Sherlock Holmes met his death at Reichenbach Falls in "The Adventure of the Final Problem". His fans had to wait until 1901 to once again enjoy a novel featuring the great detective. That novel was "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

Characters in the World of Sherlock Holmes

Here is some information about several of the most important people in the world of Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Homes and Cocaine

The notion that Sherlock Holmes could have been a cocaine addict seems absurd. However even in A Study in Scarlet, the first work featuring Holmes, there were hints that Sherlock Holmes might have been using drugs.
Cover of Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887

List of Sherlock Holmes Fiction

Just how many Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories are there? Here's a list that includes the date they were published.