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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Vincent Starrett
1933
revised 1960
Michael Murphy Sherlockian Recommendations
1975

 
From one of the finest books on the life of Sherlock Holmes, the author of the biography of Vincent Starrett, Michael Murphy, included recommendations for Sherlockian readings in the 1975 Paperback Edition of this book.

  
1911/1912
Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes
Monsignor Ronald A. Knox, (first read, 1911), first published in The Blue Book, 1912
The Cornerstone in Sherlockian literature. 
1917
Sherlockian Studies:  7 Pieces of Sherlockiana
Robert A. Cutter, Ed.
no notes
1920
The Unique Hamlet
Vincent Starrett
the "first quality pastiche". 
1924
Memories and Adventures
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
AC Doyle's autobiography; 
1928
Essays in Satire 
Monsignor Ronald A. Knox
The Cornerstoneof Sherlockian collections due to containing Studies in the Literature of Sherlock Holmes
1931
Doctor Watson: Prolegamena to a Biographical Problem
Sir Sydney Roberts
Cornerstone Work
1932
Sherlock Holmes:  Fact or Fiction?
TS Blakeney
Cornerstone Workof critical essays
1934
Baker Street Studies
HW Bell, Ed.
Cornerstone Work
1940
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars
Anthony Boucher
no notes
1940
221b:  Studies in Baker Street
Vincent Starrett
no notes
1940
Baker Street and Beyond, A Sherlockian Gazetteer
Edgar W. Smith
no notes
1942
Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street
WS Baring-Gould
reprinted in 1963
1942
Bookman's Holiday
Vincent Starrett
contained a "classic commentary on Sherlock Holmes"
1943
Conan Doyle:  His Life and Art
Hesketh Pearson
"entertaining... but superficial...".
1944
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes
Ellery Queen
rare due to "questions of copyright"
1944
A Baker Street Four Wheeler:  16 Pieces of Sherlockiana
Edgar W. Smith, Ed
Cornerstone Work
1945
In Re:  Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Solar Pons
August Derleth
no notes
1945
The True Conan Doyle
Adrian Conan Doyle
"reverential"
1945
Baker Street Inventory:  A Sherlockian Bibliography
Edgar W. Smith
no notes
1945
A Baker Street Folio:  Edited Letters of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the BSI
Edgar W. Smith
published by BSI
1946
Unpopular Opinions
Dorothy L. Sayers
Cornerstone Work
1947
Sherlock Holmes and Music
Guy Warrack
no notes
1947
An Irregular Chronology of Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street
Jay Finley Christ
Cornerstone Work
1947
An Irregular Guide to Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street
Jay Finley Christ
Cornerstone Work
1947
Books and Bipeds
Vincent Starrett
contained numerous columns on Sherlock Holmes
1947
The Second Cab
James Koldie, Ed
The Speckled Band
privately printed and a Cornerstone Work
1949
The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
John Dickson Carr
publication date of 1934 and as the "best of the biographies" as of 1960.
1951
My Dear Holmes:  A Study in Sherlock
Gavin Brend
Cornerstone Work
1953
Holmes and Watson:  A Miscellany
Edgar W. Smith
no notes
1954
The Exploits Sherlock Holmes
John Dickson Carr and 
Adrian Conan Doyle
excellent stories, but "not at the level of the master".
1955
The Fabulous Originals
Irving Wallace
contains biographical references to the Agent
1955
The Chronological Holmes
WS Baring-Gould
privately printed
1955
The Best of the Pips:  A Collection of Writings about the Writings
RW Clark
The Five Orange Pips
collection of commentaries by one of the earliest of scion societies.  privately printed
1956
The Incredible Schlock Homes
Robert L. Fish
no notes
1958
The Inconubular Sherlock Holmes
Edar W. Smith
Cornerstone Work
1959
A Doctor Enjoys Sherlock Holmes
Edward J. Van Liere  MD
no notes
1959
Baker Street By-Ways
James E. Holroyd
Cornerstone Work
1959
Introducing Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Edgar W. Smith
Cornerstone Work
1960
The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes
Anne Metcalfe, Ed
The Council of Four
privately printed
1960
In the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes
Michael Harrison
"highly recommended". 
1962
Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson, An Encyclopedia of Their Affairs
Orlando Park
"extensive and emminently readable index".
1963
Sherlock Holmes in Portrait and Profile
Walter Klinefelter
major work on illustrators
1963
London by Gaslight
Michael Harrison
no notes
1963
The Sherlock Holmes Companion
Michael and Mollie Hardwick
no notes
1964
The Man Who Was Sherlock Holmes
Michael and Mollie Hardwick
no notes
1964
Conan Doyle
Pierre Nordon
"superb" biography published in 1947 
1965
Elementary, My Dear Watson
Irving and Mary Jaffee
"minor series of essays"
1967
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes (2 volumes)
WS Baring-Gould
no notes
1968
Mr. Sherlock Holmes
Henry Lauritzen
Mr. Lauritzen was Honorary President of the DanishBSI.  privately printed, limited to 500 copies, originally in Danish
1970
Sherlock Holmes:  Ten Literary Studies
Trevor Hall
no notes
1971
The Baker Street Ballads
Charles Lauterback
collection of verse
1971
The Copper Beeches
Arthur Lewis
"well-written novel" with the BSI involved in a mystery
1971
The Late Sherlock Holmes
Trevor Hall
no notes
1972
A Sherlock Holmes Commentary
D. Martin Dalkin
"engaging"
1973
Late, Later and Possibly Last
Vincent Starrett
contained Starrett's last Sherlockian essay.  limited to 500
1974
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer
Phillip Jose Farmer
"superior" pastiche
1974
The Seven-Percent Solution
Nicholas Meyer
a best-seller
1974
The Memoirs of Schlock Homes
Robert L. Fish
"among the most ingenious and amusing"
1974
The Return of Moriarty
John Gardner
no notes
1974
Sherlock Holmes Detected
Ian McQueen
no notes
1974
The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
Ronald B. De Waal
no notes
1975
Encomiums for Vincent Starrett
Vincent Starrett
Starrett's most beautifully done work
1982
My Dear Watson
Henry Lauritzen
representative of the "best of the foreign work"
 
The Private Life of Sherlock , 1933, revised 1960, William S. Baring-Gould
Sherlockian Recommendations, 1975, Michael Murphy


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