Sherlock Holmes’ Timeline

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Here is ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the Big Finish audios and the ‘Doctor Who’ books featuring ‘Sherlock Holmes’ as well as the original ‘Sherlock Holmes’ novels and collections of short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The (Audio) stories are highlighted in BOLD and MAROON.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in BROWN and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*SHB – Sherlock Holmes Books
*OB – Obverse Books

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

KEY
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 6 phases
1. Sherlock Holmes in the 1840s
2. Sherlock Holmes in the 1880s
3. Sherlock Holmes in the 1890s
4. Sherlock Holmes in the 1900s
5. Sherlock Holmes in the 1910s
6. Sherlock Holmes in the 1920s


1. Sherlock Holmes in the 1840s

The 1843 scenes from ‘All Consuming Fire’ (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD** take place here.


2. Sherlock Holmes in the 1880s

‘The Adventure of the Gloria Scott’ (SH) (Short Story)

1. The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes: The Guttering Candle (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual’ (SH) (Short Story)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson first meeting in Chapter 1 of ‘A Study in Scarlet’ (SH) (Book) – SHB* takes place here.

2. The Speckled Band (SH) (Book/Audio) – SHB*+BFAD**
3. A Study in Scarlet (SH) (Book) – SHB*

1. The Reminiscences of Watson
2. The Country of the Saints

‘The Adventure of the Yellow Face’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Red Circle’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Resident Patient’ (SH) (Short Story)

4. All Consuming Fire (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**

‘The Adventure of the Reigate Squire’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Second Stain’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Naval Treaty’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Crooked Man’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Five Orange Pips’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’ (SH) (Short Story)

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s visit to 2010 to attend Bernice Summerfield and Jason Kane’s wedding in 5. ‘Happy Endings’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

6. The Valley of Fear (SH) (Book) – SHB*

‘A Scandal in Bohemia’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘A Case of Identity’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter’ (SH) (Short Story)

7. The Sign of the Four (SH) (Book) – SHB*

‘Silver Blaze’ (SH) (Short Story)

8. Holmes and the Ripper (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Shape of Things’ (from ‘Ms Wildthyme and Friends Investigate’ (Book) – OB*) takes place here.
‘The Adventure of the Stockbroker’s Clerk’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Boscombe Valley Mystery’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Man with the Twisted Lip’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Cardboard Box’ (SH) (Short Story)

9. The Hounds of the Baskervilles (SH) (Book/Audio) – SHB*+BFAD**

‘The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle’ (SH) (Short Story)

10. The Tangled Skein (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**


3. Sherlock Holmes in the 1890s

‘The Adventure of the Copper Beeches’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Red-Headed League’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton’ (SH) (Short Story)

11. The Final Problem (SH) (Book/Audio) – SHB*+BFAD**

‘The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge’ (SH) (Short Story)

12. The Judgement of Sherlock Holmes (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Poppyland
2. At the Gates of Shambhala
3. The Man in the Moonlight
4. The Tragedy of Pargetter Square

‘The Adventure of the Three Gables’ (SH) (Short Story)

13. The Empty House (SH) (Book/Audio) – SHB*+BFAD**

‘The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Norwood Builder’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez’ (SH) (Short Story)

14. The Reification of Hans Gerber (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Three Students’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of Black Peter’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans’ (SH) (Short Story)

15. The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Gatekeeper’s Folly (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Abbey Grange’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Dancing Men’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Retired Colourman’ (SH) (Short Story)


4. Sherlock Holmes in the 1900s

‘The Problem of Thor Bridge’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Priory School’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Six Napoleons’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Three Garridebs’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Illustrious Client’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Creeping Man’ (SH) (Short Story)
‘The Adventure of the Dying Detective’ (SH) (Short Story)

16. The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Bermondsey Cut-throats (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

The 1906 scenes from ‘All Consuming Fire’ (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD** take place here.
‘The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane’ (SH) (Short Story)


5. Sherlock Holmes in the 1910s

17. The Adventure of the Bloomsbury Bomber (SH) (The Worlds of Big Finish) (Audio) – BFAD**
18. The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**
19. Ghosts of Christmas Past (DG) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘His Last Bow: The War Service of Sherlock Holmes’ (SH) (Short Story)

20. The Last Act (SH) (Audio) – BFAB**
21. The Death and Life (SH) (Audio) – BFAB**
22. The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes: The Sowers of Despair (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**


6. Sherlock Holmes in the 1920s

23. The Sacrifice of Sherlock Holmes (SH) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Prophet in the Rain
2. The Body in the Garret
3. The Beast in the Darkness
4. The Shadow in the Water

Sherlock Holmes’ appearance in 24. ‘The Feast of Magog’ (DG) (The Worlds of Big Finish) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here in 1927.


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