The Definitive Ranking of Every Single Sherlock Holmes Story

The Definitive Ranking of Every Single Sherlock Holmes Story

Originally published Spring 2021.

I don’t know what YOU do when there’s a pandemic on, but some of us read and rank every single story in the Sherlock Holmes Canon. I’m surprised it took me this long to produce my magnum opus, honestly; in a way I feel like I’ve been preparing for this task my entire life.

(And let’s be frank, this series is absolutely and without question an attempt to channel my Holmes-related energies productively and avoid getting kicked out of my own book club for being an insufferable bore. Thank you for coming with me on this journey.)

You will find the rankings in reverse order:

Introduction + The 5 Worst Sherlock Holmes Stories Ever

5 Sherlock Holmes Stories That Aren’t Unreadable, Just Kind of Dull

5 Sherlock Holmes Stories That Have A Hint of Magic

11 Perfectly Fine Sherlock Holmes Stories

9 Really Quite Good Sherlock Holmes Stories

11 Excellent Stories of Sherlock Holmes, The Great Detective

The Top 10 Sherlock Holmes Stories of All Time