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The Sherlock Holmes Challenge!

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I finished Adventures of Sherlock Holmes a few days ago, and I can't wait to read more :)

I shall assume by the fact that you can't wait to read more, that you enjoyed them? :lol:

 

I'm currently taking a little break to read a couple of other books then I'll be straight on the Holmes stories. I might have also got the full collection on my Kindle just to make things a little easier in life.

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I shall assume by the fact that you can't wait to read more, that you enjoyed them? :lol:

 

I'm currently taking a little break to read a couple of other books then I'll be straight on the Holmes stories. I might have also got the full collection on my Kindle just to make things a little easier in life.

 

yeah I really enjoyed them :) I'm having a bit of a break from them, id hate to get sick of them, so I'm going to read a couple of others and then start back at the top of the list :)

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I think I have all the Holmes books on my Kindle, I know I have them in print so will be embarking on a trip to Baker Street. It's been a while since I read them all but it will be fun to do it again.

If you are interested I have an on going Holmes page I have thrown together

http://www.scoop.it/t/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective

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I have all the Holmes books on my Kindle, so I'll try and do this this year. I've already read A Study in Scarlett and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Using that as a base, I think I'd prefer reading the long novels compared to the short stories, but I think I'll just read them all in chronological order :)

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I love this challenge!

 

So far I have read

 

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Valley Of Fear

A Scandal In Bohemia

The Red-Headed League

The Five Orange Pips

The Man With The Twisted Lip

The Blue Carbuncle

The Speckled Band

The Copper Beeches

Silver Blaze

The Musgrave Ritual

 

I recently bought myself A Study In Scarlet and The Sign Of Four.

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Ben posted this challenge long before I'd read any Sherlock Holmes, and I'm not really looking for a new challenge, but as I've read a few already and have just downloaded The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,  I thought I'd might as well record them!  :)

The Sherlock Holmes Challenge

A Study in Scarlet (1887) (Novel) - finished 03.13.16 - 4/5
The Sign of the Four (1890) (Novel) - finished 15.05.16 - 3/5

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) - finished 13.02.16 - 4/5

  • 'A Scandal in Bohemia'
  • 'The Red-headed League'
  • 'A Case of Identity'
  • 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery'
  • 'The Five Orange Pips'
  • 'The Man with the Twisted Lip'
  • 'The Blue Carbuncle'
  • 'The Speckled Band'
  • 'The Engineer’s Thumb'
  • 'The Noble Bachelor'
  • 'The Beryl Coronet'
  • 'The Copper Beeches'

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)

  • 'Silver Blaze'
  • 'The Yellow Face'
  • 'The Stock-broker’s Clerk'
  • 'The ‘Gloria Scott'
  • 'The Musgrave Ritual'
  • 'The Reigate Squires'
  • 'The Crooked Man'
  • 'The Resident Patient'
  • 'The Greek Interpreter'
  • 'The Naval Treaty'
  • 'The Final Problem'

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) (Novel)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

  • 'The Empty House'
  • 'The Norwood Builder'
  • 'The Dancing Men'
  • 'The Solitary Cyclist'
  • 'The Priory School'
  • 'Black Peter'
  • 'Charles Augustus Milverton'
  • 'The Six Napoleons'
  • 'The Three Students'
  • 'The Golden Pince-Nez'
  • 'The Missing Three-Quarter'
  • 'The Abbey Grange'
  • 'The Second Stain'

The Valley of Fear (1915) (Novel)

His Last Bow (1917)

  • 'Wisteria Lodge'
  • 'The Cardboard Box'
  • 'The Red Circle'
  • 'The Bruce-Partington Plans'
  • 'The Dying Detective'
  • 'Lady Frances Carfax'
  • 'The Devil’s Foot'
  • 'His Last Bow'

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)*

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


Total: 14/60

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I am half way there!

 

I'm still missing The sign of the Four and the 3 last ones =]

 

Though, would you recommend The Study in Scarlet for first timers? The novel has some very unnexpected turns (I am trying to avoid some spoilers here!) and there is no way the reader can guess the murderer.

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Oooh I'm joining in too as I need to get back on track with my Sherlock reading! I found both novels I've read a bit long-winded so I'm looking forward to getting into a short story collection.

 

The Sherlock Holmes Challenge

A Study in Scarlet (1887) (Novel) 4/5
The Sign of the Four (1890) (Novel) 3/5

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)

  • 'A Scandal in Bohemia'
  • 'The Red-headed League'
  • 'A Case of Identity'
  • 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery'
  • 'The Five Orange Pips'
  • 'The Man with the Twisted Lip'
  • 'The Blue Carbuncle'
  • 'The Speckled Band'
  • 'The Engineer’s Thumb'
  • 'The Noble Bachelor'
  • 'The Beryl Coronet'
  • 'The Copper Beeches'

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894)

  • 'Silver Blaze'
  • 'The Yellow Face'
  • 'The Stock-broker’s Clerk'
  • 'The ‘Gloria Scott'
  • 'The Musgrave Ritual'
  • 'The Reigate Squires'
  • 'The Crooked Man'
  • 'The Resident Patient'
  • 'The Greek Interpreter'
  • 'The Naval Treaty'
  • 'The Final Problem'

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) (Novel)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)

  • 'The Empty House'
  • 'The Norwood Builder'
  • 'The Dancing Men'
  • 'The Solitary Cyclist'
  • 'The Priory School'
  • 'Black Peter'
  • 'Charles Augustus Milverton'
  • 'The Six Napoleons'
  • 'The Three Students'
  • 'The Golden Pince-Nez'
  • 'The Missing Three-Quarter'
  • 'The Abbey Grange'
  • 'The Second Stain'

The Valley of Fear (1915) (Novel)

His Last Bow (1917)

  • 'Wisteria Lodge'
  • 'The Cardboard Box'
  • 'The Red Circle'
  • 'The Bruce-Partington Plans'
  • 'The Dying Detective'
  • 'Lady Frances Carfax'
  • 'The Devil’s Foot'
  • 'His Last Bow'

The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)*

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

Total: 2/60

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To update my progress:

 

1. A Study in Scarlet (1887) finished 03.03.16

 

2. The Sign of the Four (1890) finished 14.05.16

 

3. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892) finished 13.02.16

  • 'A Scandal in Bohemia'
  • 'The Red-headed League'
  • 'A Case of Identity'
  • 'The Boscombe Valley Mystery'
  • 'The Five Orange Pips'
  • 'The Man with the Twisted Lip'
  • 'The Blue Carbuncle'
  • 'The Speckled Band'
  • 'The Engineer’s Thumb'
  • 'The Noble Bachelor'
  • 'The Beryl Coronet'
  • 'The Copper Beeches'

4. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894) finished 14.07.16

  • 'Silver Blaze'
  • 'The Yellow Face'
  • 'The Stock-broker’s Clerk'
  • 'The ‘Gloria Scott'
  • 'The Musgrave Ritual'
  • 'The Reigate Squires'
  • 'The Crooked Man'
  • 'The Resident Patient'
  • 'The Greek Interpreter'
  • 'The Naval Treaty'
  • 'The Final Problem'

5. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)

 

6. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905) finished 19.09.16

  • 'The Empty House'
  • 'The Norwood Builder'
  • 'The Dancing Men'
  • 'The Solitary Cyclist'
  • 'The Priory School'
  • 'Black Peter'
  • 'Charles Augustus Milverton'
  • 'The Six Napoleons'
  • 'The Three Students'
  • 'The Golden Pince-Nez'
  • 'The Missing Three-Quarter'
  • 'The Abbey Grange'
  • 'The Second Stain'

7. The Valley of Fear (1915)

8. His Last Bow (1917)

  • 'Wisteria Lodge'
  • 'The Cardboard Box'
  • 'The Red Circle'
  • 'The Bruce-Partington Plans'
  • 'The Dying Detective'
  • 'Lady Frances Carfax'
  • 'The Devil’s Foot'
  • 'His Last Bow'

9. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927)

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

5/9

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