The Chronological Sherlock Holmes Challenge: Full schedule

In the interests of planning ahead, I thought it might be a good idea to go ahead and post the full schedule for the challenge.  Let me know if you see any typos.

    • There will be weekly check-in posts for each short story, and one post for each 3-week novel.
    • All book formats are welcome (audiobooks, ebooks, translations, etc.)
    • Feel free to drop in at any time!  No blog posts required.  🙂

    Click on any story to go to the check-in post for that week.

    Week 1  (Jan 1-7):  “The Gloria Scott”
    Week 2:  “The Musgrave Ritual”
    Week 3:  A Study in Scarlet
    Week 4:  A Study in Scarlet
    Week 5 (Jan 29-Feb 4):  A Study in Scarlet.  (Finish by February 4th.)

    Week 6 (Feb 5-11):  “The Speckled Band”
    Week 7:  “The Yellow Face”
    Week 8:  “The Red Circle”
    Week 9 (Feb 26-Mar 4):  “The Beryl Coronet”

    Week 10 (Mar 5-11):  “The Resident Patient”
    Week 11:  “The Reigate Squires”
    Week 12:  “The Second Stain”
    Week 13 (Mar 26-Apr 1):  “The Naval Treaty”

    Week 14 (Apr 2-8): “The Crooked Man”
    Week 15:  “The Five Orange Pips”
    Week 16:  “The Noble Bachelor”
    Week 17:  The Valley of Fear
    Week 18 (Apr 30-May 6):  The Valley of Fear

    Week 19 (May 7-13):  The Valley of Fear
    Week 20:  “A Scandal in Bohemia”
    Week 21:  “A Case of Identity”
    Week 22 (May 28-Jun 3):  “The Greek Interpreter”

    Week 23 (Jun 4-10):  The Sign of the Four
    Week 24:  The Sign of the Four
    Week 25:  The Sign of the Four
    Week 26 (Jun 25-Jul 1):  “Silver Blaze”

    (Full schedule below the cut)

    Week 27 (Jul 2-8):  “The Stock-Broker’s Clerk”
    Week 28:  “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”
    Week 29:  “The Man with the Twisted Lip”
    Week 30:  “The Engineer’s Thumb”
    Week 31 (Jul 30-Aug 5):  “The Cardboard Box”

    Week 32 (Aug 6-12):  The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Week 33:  The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Week 34:  The Hound of the Baskervilles
    Week 35 (Aug 27-Sep 2):  “The Blue Carbuncle”

    Week 36 (Sep 3-9):  “The Copper Beeches”
    Week 37:  “The Red-Headed League”
    Week 38:  “Charles Augustus Milverton”
    Week 39 (Sep 24-30):  “The Final Problem”

    Week 40 (Oct 1-7):  “The Empty House”
    Week 41:  “Wisteria Lodge”
    Week 42:  “Three Gables”
    Week 43:  “The Mazarin Stone”
    Week 44 (Oct 29-Nov 4):  “The Norwood Builder”

    Week 45 (Nov 5-11): “The Golden Pince-Nez”
    Week 46:  “The Solitary Cyclist”
    Week 47:  “The Three Students”
    Week 48 (Nov 26-Dec 2): “Black Peter”

    Week 49 (Dec 3-9):  “The Bruce-Partington Plans”
    Week 50:  “The Veiled Lodger”
    Week 51:  “The Missing Three-Quarter”
    Week 52:  “The Abbey Grange”
    Week 53 (Dec 31-Jan 6):  “The Devil’s Foot”

    January 2018
    Week 54 (Jan 7-13):  “The Dancing Men”
    Week 55:  “The Retired Colourman”
    Week 56:  “Thor Bridge”
    Week 57 (Jan 28-Feb 3):  “The Priory School”

    February 2018
    Week 58 (Feb 4-10):  “The Sussex Vampire”
    Week 59:  “The Six Napoleons”
    Week 60:  “The Three Garridebs”
    Week 61 (Feb 25-Mar 3):  “The Disappearance of Lady Francis Carfax”

    March 2018
    Week 62 (Mar 4-10):  “The Illustrious Client”
    Week 63:  “The Blanched Soldier”
    Week 64:  “Shoscombe Old Place”
    Week 65 (Mar 24-31):  “The Creeping Man”

    April 2018
    Week 66 (Apr 1-7):  “The Dying Detective”
    Week 67:  “The Lion’s Mane”
    Week 68:  “His Last Bow”


    1. cleopatra Avatar

      Oh wow, this challenge is soooo tempting! Do I have time to add something else to my overburdened schedule? Sigh! Let me think ….


    2. LeviSamJuno Avatar

      My wife just bought me the Sherlock Holmes complete anthology for Christmas, and I just happened to stumble on your blog post as I was searching for the best order to read the stories. I'll definitely be reading along with you all, though I'm quite new to the whole comment/discussion/review thing.


    3. MH Avatar

      No pressure! 🙂


    4. MH Avatar

      That's great; glad to have you on board! The neat thing about the Sherlock Holmes series is that it can be read in nearly any order. And no worries, discussion is encouraged but not mandatory.


    5. Melissa Avatar

      I'm going to try and join along with you on this. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up ok.


    6. MH Avatar

      Cool, thanks for joining in! Feel free to be flexible with the schedule; I want it to be fun for everyone. (Luckily these stories are pretty good page turners!)


    7. Erin Williams Avatar
      Erin Williams

      I know it's only week 2 but I have been loving these! A nice snacky read in between my other reading challenges. Looking forward to my first of the novels next week!


    8. Jon Duckworth Avatar
      Jon Duckworth

      I am very sad because I just realized that my big book of Sherlock Holmes lacks 12 short stories


    9. MH Avatar

      That's too bad…very frustrating when a collection is almost complete but not quite. 😦 However, if you don't mind reading digitally, I think the stories are all available online. For example, this site has links to places you can read them:


    10. Etudesque Avatar

      This is fantastic! I'm not too far behind, so I'd like to jump on the bandwagon for this readalong 🙂


    11. MH Avatar

      Cool, thanks for joining! They're quick reads and quick to catch up on. 🙂


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