The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

Contents

The original chronological order in which the twelve stories in The Case-Book were published is as follows:

  • "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone" (1921)
  • "The Problem of Thor Bridge" (1922)
  • "The Adventure of the Creeping Man" (1923)
  • "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" (1924)
  • "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs" (1924)
  • "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client" (1924)
  • "The Adventure of the Three Gables" (1926)
  • "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier" (1926)
  • "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane" (1926)
  • "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman" (1926)
  • "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger" (1927)
  • "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (1927)

However, many newer editions of The Case-Book favour the following ordering:

  • "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"
  • "The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier"
  • "The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone"
  • "The Adventure of the Three Gables"
  • "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire"
  • "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs"
  • "The Problem of Thor Bridge"
  • "The Adventure of the Creeping Man"
  • "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane"
  • "The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger"
  • "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place"
  • "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman"

Because of the two orderings, "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman" (1926) has often been incorrectly identified as the last Sherlock Holmes story written by Arthur Conan Doyle to be published, when the last such story to be published is in fact "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (1927).


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