It goes without saying that, bereft of the original stories penned by Arthur Conan Doyle, we would not have been given access to such a singular and extraordinary literary character as Sherlock Holmes.
Following last week’s post, in which I ranked the Sherlock episodes by order of preference, I’ve decided to follow along the same lines and outline my top 10 favourite short stories.
This was partly inspired by Doyle’s own list of his most cherished pieces. Suffice to say, it was a tough decision, but some of the stories were easy to add as I’ve returned to them time and time again.
- The Final Problem
- The Empty House
- A Scandal in Bohemia
- The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
- The Boscombe Valley Mystery
- The Greek Interpreter
- A Case of Identity
- The Adventure of the Dancing Men
- The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot
- The Adventure of the Golden Pince-nez
What are you favourite short stories from the entire Sherlock Holmes collection?
Share your thoughts below!