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The Best Sherlock Holmes Stories: 1999 Poll
Women versus Men

(sorted by Women's score)

 

Women Ranking
Story
Wom
%
  Men
%
Men
Rank
1. "A Scandal in Bohemia" (9) 10.2   7.4 3
2. "The Blue Carbuncle" (6) 8.5   6.5 5
3. "The Speckled Band" (5) 7.4   9.2 1.1
4. "Silver Blaze" (4) 6.9   7.0 4
5.1. "The Red-Headed League" (2) 5.5   9.2 1.1
5.1. "The Dancing Men" (1) 5.5   3.8 11
7. "The Musgrave Ritual" (0) 5.1   5.4 6
8. "The Empty House" (0) 4.4   4.1 8
9. "The Final Problem" (0) 4.1   4.7 7
10.1. "Charles Augustus Milverton" (0) 2.9   1.8 18
10.1. "The Copper Beeches" (0) 2.9   1.6 19
12. "The Solitary Cyclist" (0) 2.9   1.2 23
13. "The Devil's Foot" (2) 2.6   1.9 15
14. "The Second Stain" (0) 2.3   1.9 16.1
15.1. "The Naval Treaty" (1) 2.1   2.0 14
15.1. "The Six Napoleons" (0) 2.1   4.0 9
17. "The Man with the Twisted Lip" (0) 2.0   2.5 12
18. "The Norwood Builder" (0) 2.0   0.9 26
19. "The Priory School" (0) 1.8   1.9 16.1
20. "The Dying Detective" (0) 1.8   1.1 25
21. "The Bruce-Partington Plans" (0) 1.5   4.0 10
22. "The Greek Interpreter" (0) 1.5   1.1 24
23. "The Illustrious Client" (0) 1.5   0.7 29
24. "His Last Bow" (0) 1.4   1.3 22
25.1. "The Cardboard Box" (0) 1.0   0.6 32
25.1. "The Problem of Thor Bridge" (0) 1.0   2.3 13
27. "The Abbey Grange" (0) 0.9   1.4 20
28.1. "The Five Orange Pips" (0) 0.9   1.3 21
28.1. "A Case of Identity" (0) 0.9   0.4 36.1
28.1. "The Noble Bachelor" (0) 0.9   0.2 48.1
31. "The Reigate Squires" (0) 0.8   0.3 41
32. "The Three Garridebs" (0) 0.7   0.4 36.1
33. "The Engineer's Thumb" (0) 0.6   0.5 33.1
34. "The Crooked Man" (0) 0.5   0.5 33.1
35.1. "Black Peter" (0) 0.5   0.8 27
35.1. "The Red Circle" (0) 0.5   0.4 39
37.1. "Shoscombe Old Place" (0) 0.4   0.4 35
37.1. "The Yellow Face" (0) 0.4   0.3 43
39. "The Lion's Mane" (0) 0.3   0.7 31
40. "The Resident Patient" (0) 0.3   0.3 45
41. "The Beryl Coronet" (0) 0.2   0.2 47
42. "The Sussex Vampire" (0) 0.2   0.3 46
43. "The Gloria Scott" (0) 0.1   0.7 30
44.1. "The Boscombe Valley Mystery" (0) 0.1   0.8 28
44.1. "The Creeping Man" (0) 0.1   0.4 38
44.1. "The Mazarin Stone" (0) 0.1   0.1 54
47. "Wisteria Lodge" (0) 0.0   0.3 42
48.1. "The Three Gables" (0) 0.0   0.0 56
48.1. "The Three Students" (0) 0.0   0.2 48.1
48.1. "The Blanched Soldier" (0) 0.0   0.1 51
48.1. "The Golden Pince-Nez" (0) 0.0   0.2 50
48.1. "The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (0) 0.0   0.3 40
48.1. "The Missing Three-Quarter" (0) 0.0   0.1 52
48.1. "The Retired Colourman" (0) 0.0   0.3 44
48.1. "The Stockbroker's Clerk" (0) 0.0   0.1 53
48.1. "The Veiled Lodger" (0) 0.0   0.0 55

 

Reference:
Randall Stock, "A Study in Sherlockians" The Baker Street Journal, December 1999, pp. 12-20. This version of Table 3 lists results for all the stories.

 

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