The Best of Sherlock Holmes

 

The Best Sherlock Holmes Stories: 1999 Poll
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Story Points %
1. "The Speckled Band" (10) 439 9.5
2. "The Red-Headed League" (14) 420 9.1
3. "Silver Blaze" (7) 381 8.3
4. "A Scandal in Bohemia" (6) 331 7.2
5. "The Blue Carbuncle" (3) 272 5.9
6. "The Musgrave Ritual" (2) 202 4.4
7. "The Six Napoleons" (1) 192 4.2
8. "The Final Problem" (2) 184 4.0
9.1. "The Bruce-Partington Plans" (2) 170 3.7
9.1. "The Man with the Twisted Lip" (2) 170 3.7
11. "The Empty House" (1) 154 3.3
12. "The Dancing Men" (1) 139 3.0
13. "The Priory School" (0) 135 2.9
14. "The Problem of Thor Bridge" (1) 109 2.4
15. "The Devil's Foot" (2) 104 2.3
16. "The Abbey Grange" (2) 91 2.0
17.1. "The Copper Beeches" (0) 88 1.9
17.1. "The Naval Treaty" (0) 88 1.9
19. "Charles Augustus Milverton" (1) 84 1.8
20. "The Second Stain" (0) 63 1.4
21. "Black Peter" (0) 60 1.3
22.1. "The Greek Interpreter" (0) 55 1.2
22.1. "His Last Bow" (0) 55 1.2
24. "The Five Orange Pips" (0) 52 1.1
25. "The Solitary Cyclist" (0) 47 1.0
26. "The Cardboard Box" (0) 43 0.9
27.1. "The Dying Detective" (1) 38 0.8
27.1. "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (0) 38 0.8
29. "The Creeping Man" (1) 35 0.8
30. "The Illustrious Client" (0) 34 0.7
31. "The Noble Bachelor" (0) 28 0.6
32.1. "A Case of Identity" (0) 27 0.6
32.1. "The Lion's Mane" (0) 27 0.6
34. "The Red Circle" (0) 26 0.6
35. "The Norwood Builder" (0) 22 0.5
36. "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (0) 18 0.4
37. "Wisteria Lodge" (0) 17 0.4
38.1. "The Gloria Scott" (0) 16 0.3
38.1. "The Reigate Squires" (0) 16 0.3
40. "The Crooked Man" (0) 14 0.3
41. "The Three Garridebs" (0) 12 0.3
42.1. "The Engineer's Thumb" (0) 11 0.2
42.1. "The Resident Patient" (0) 11 0.2
42.1. "The Retired Colourman" (0) 11 0.2
42.1. "Shoscombe Old Place" (0) 11 0.2
42.1. "The Yellow Face" (0) 11 0.2
47. "The Beryl Coronet" (0) 10 0.2
48.1. "The Golden Pince-Nez" (0) 9 0.2
48.1. "The Missing Three-Quarter" (0) 9 0.2
48.1. "The Sussex Vampire" (0) 9 0.2
51. "The Three Students" (0) 5 0.1
52. "The Stockbroker's Clerk" (0) 4 0.1
53. "The Blanched Soldier" (0) 3 0.1
54.1. "The Three Gables" (0) 0 0.0
54.1. "The Mazarin Stone" (0) 0 0.0
54.1. "The Veiled Lodger" (0) 0 0.0

 

Reference:
Randall Stock, "A Study in Sherlockians" The Baker Street Journal, December 1999, pp. 12-20. This version of Table 1 lists results for all the stories as ranked by invested members of The Baker Street Irregulars.

 

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