Sherlock Holmes Study Guides
William S. Dorn


    Volume 1 - Adobe pdf E-Book  302 pp.
ISBN 978-1-55497-194-7   $10.00
    Volume 2 - Adobe pdf E-Book  314 pp.
ISBN 978-1-55497-195-4    $10.00

The Study Guide - Volume One

This volume is lovingly and gratefully dedicated to Nancy whose support, encouragement, and tolerance were all magnanimous and above and beyond the call of a wife’s duty. She put up with barely seeing my face for days, nay weeks, on end while I sat at the keyboard creating and recreating the material that you see on the following pages. Of course, there are some who claim that this was all to her advantage, but she has vehemently denied all such claims. Nancy also served as advisor and counselor on matters of style and decorum, matters on which the author needs considerable advice but which, alas, he does not always accept with grace.
                                                             — William S. Dorn Denver, Colorado June 1, 2000


The author wishes to thank the hundreds of students from the University of Denver who suffered through the classes that are the foundation for this book. Their interest and enthusiasm over the more than 25 years that these classes were held was an inspiration. The comments and criticisms of all of these students, and especially Violet Armour, Bev Bridges, David Von Drehle, Mary Mathiesen, and Mary McGivern, helped shaped the material presented here in many ways.

The author also wishes to express his gratitude to two fellow Sherlockians, Ron Lies and John Stephenson. Ron carefully read each and every quiz—there are 81 of them in this volume alone—and found numerous errors and oversights. I can only hope that I corrected most of them. John Stephenson made his extensive library of Sherlockiana available for my use and was most gracious in his hospitality when I visited his library. To both of these distinguished scholars and good friends, there is no way I can adequately express my thanks.

I also would be remiss if I did not give a vote of appreciation to Dr. George A. Vanderburgh who first suggested this project and provided the author with untold support and advice in its creation. Without his advice and counsel the book certainly would never have seen the light of day.

Finally, the author must acknowledge the substantial contribution made by the illustrations of the distinguished Australian artist, Philip Cornell, whose talent at capturing the essence of Mr. Sherlock Holmes is unequalled.

Volume 1 Table of Contents

Foreword & Introduction
The Novels
    A Study in Scarlet
    The Sign of Four
    The Hound of the Baskervilles
    The Valley of Fear
    Answers to Quizzes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    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 Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
    The Adventure of the Speckled Band
    The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb
    The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor
    The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet
    The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
    Answers to Quizzes
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
    Silver Blaze
    The Yellow Face
    The Stock-Broker’s Clerk
    The ‘Gloria Scott’
    The Musgrave Ritual
    The Reigate Puzzle
    The Crooked Man
    The Resident Patient
    The Greek Interpreter
    The Naval Treaty
    The Final Problem
    Answers to Quizzes
Bibliography & Index

The Study Guide - Volume 2 DEDICATION

This volume is dedicated to the women in my life: Abigail, Claire, Dolores, Emily, Erica, Hannah, Julie, Pamela, and —most especially — Nancy. What more could a man ask for than to be surrounded by nine beautiful, talented, and loving women?
                       — William S. Dorn, Denver, Colorado September 1, 2001

The Return of Sherlock Holmes
    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
    Answers to Quizzes

His Last Bow
    Wisteria Lodge
    The Cardboard Box
    The Red Circle
    The Bruce-Partington Plans
    The Dying Detective
    The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax
    The Devil’s Foot
    His Last Bow
    Answers to Quizzes

The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes
    The Illustrious Client
    The Blanched Soldier
    The Mazarin Stone
    The Three Gables
    The Sussex Vampire
    The Three Garridebs
    The Problem of Thor Bridge
    The Creeping Man
    The Lion’s Mane
    The Veiled Lodger
    The Shoscombe Old Place
    The Retired Colourman
    Answers to Quizzes
Bibliography & Index

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