The Best of Sherlock Holmes

 

Relative Story Scores from All Polls

(each poll sorted by score)

 

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1944 %   1954 %   1959 %   1989 %   1999 %   Avg. %
SPEC 11.1%   SPEC 13.8%   SPEC 11.5%   SPEC 8.6%   SPEC 9.0%   SPEC 10.8%
SCAN 10.2%   REDH 10.1%   REDH 9.7%   REDH 6.9%   REDH 8.8%   REDH 9.0%
REDH 9.8%   SCAN 9.9%   BLUE 8.2%   MUSG 6.0%   SCAN 7.7%   SCAN 8.1%
SILV 7.0%   SILV 9.8%   SILV 8.2%   BLUE 5.8%   SILV 7.0%   SILV 7.4%
DANC 6.5%   MUSG 6.3%   SCAN 7.1%   SCAN 5.5%   BLUE 6.7%   MUSG 5.9%
MUSG 5.9%   BLUE 5.6%   MUSG 6.2%   SILV 5.1%   MUSG 5.3%   BLUE 5.5%
FIVE 5.2%   BRUC 5.0%   BRUC 4.7%   DANC 4.4%   FINA 4.6%   DANC 4.4%
FINA 5.1%   PRIO 3.6%   SIXN 4.2%   FINA 4.4%   EMPT 4.2%   BRUC 4.1%
EMPT 3.9%   EMPT 3.6%   DANC 3.6%   BRUC 4.1%   DANC 4.0%   FINA 3.8%
BRUC 3.1%   DANC 3.6%   EMPT 3.3%   DEVI 3.7%   SIXN 3.8%   EMPT 3.7%
SECO 2.9%   SIXN 2.8%   NAVA 2.7%   EMPT 3.6%   BRUC 3.7%   SIXN 3.3%
DEVI 2.7%   FIVE 2.3%   FINA 2.7%   SIXN 3.3%   TWIS 2.4%   FIVE 2.6%
ENGR 2.6%   FINA 2.2%   TWIS 2.7%   TWIS 3.2%   THOR 2.2%   DEVI 2.2%
CHAS 2.5%   SECO 1.9%   DEVI 2.0%   NAVA 3.0%   DEVI 2.0%   PRIO 2.2%
GOLD 2.5%   NAVA 1.7%   CHAS 1.9%   SECO 2.6%   NAVA 2.0%   SECO 2.1%
SIXN 2.5%   TWIS 1.7%   NORW 1.9%   REDC 0.1%   CHAS 1.9%   NAVA 2.1%
DYIN 1.8%   GOLD 1.6%   LAST 1.8%   MAZA 0.1%   SECO 1.9%   TWIS 2.0%
PRIO 1.7%   ABBE 1.5%   FIVE 1.8%   VEIL 0.1%   PRIO 1.9%   CHAS 1.8%
REIG 1.3%   GREE 1.2%   PRIO 1.7%   MISS 0.1%   COPP 1.8%   GOLD 1.4%
BLAC 1.3%   NORW 1.2%   SECO 1.4%   3GAB 0.0%   SOLI 1.4%   THOR 1.3%
LAST 1.2%   BOSC 1.2%   GOLD 1.3%   3GAR     ABBE 1.4%   ENGR 1.2%
SOLI 1.1%   CARD 0.8%   BOSC 1.2%   3STU     LAST 1.3%   LAST 1.2%
GREE 1.0%   DYIN 0.8%   THOR 1.2%   ABBE     FIVE 1.3%   NORW 1.2%
WIST 1.0%   DEVI 0.7%   GREE 1.1%   BERY     GREE 1.2%   DYIN 1.1%
GLOR 0.9%   COPP 0.7%   ENGR 1.0%   BLAC     DYIN 1.2%   GREE 1.1%
BLUE 0.9%   ENGR 0.7%   COPP 0.8%   BLAN     NORW 1.0%   ABBE 1.1%
NAVA 0.8%   3STU 0.7%   DYIN 0.8%   BOSC     ILLU 0.8%   COPP 0.9%
ABBE 0.7%   CHAS 0.7%   ABBE 0.7%   CARD     BLAC 0.8%   BOSC 0.9%
BERY 0.7%   BERY 0.6%   ILLU 0.6%   CHAS     BOSC 0.7%   SOLI 0.7%
BOSC 0.5%   REIG 0.5%   3GAR 0.6%   COPP     CARD 0.7%   BLAC 0.7%
NORW 0.5%   LAST 0.5%   SHOS 0.5%   CREE     LION 0.6%   REIG 0.6%
3STU 0.4%   IDEN 0.5%   CARD 0.5%   CROO     GLOR 0.6%   ILLU 0.5%
TWIS 0.3%   RESI 0.4%   SUSS 0.4%   DYIN     ENGR 0.5%   CARD 0.5%
COPP 0.3%   THOR 0.4%   CREE 0.4%   ENGR     CROO 0.5%   BERY 0.5%
CARD 0.2%   BLAC 0.3%   BERY 0.4%   FIVE     IDEN 0.4%   GLOR 0.4%
REDC 0.1%   GLOR 0.3%   BLAC 0.3%   GLOR     3GAR 0.4%   3GAR 0.4%
CROO 0.0%   SOLI 0.3%   REDC 0.3%   GOLD     SHOS 0.4%   3STU 0.3%
RESI 0.0%   ILLU 0.2%   REIG 0.2%   GREE     REDC 0.4%   WIST 0.3%
IDEN 0.0%   STOC 0.2%   LION 0.2%   IDEN     REIG 0.4%   SHOS 0.3%
NOBL 0.0%   3GAR 0.2%   LADY 0.1%   ILLU     CREE 0.3%   LION 0.3%
YELL 0.0%   LADY 0.1%   3STU 0.1%   LADY     YELL 0.3%   CREE 0.2%
STOC 0.0%   MISS 0.1%   SOLI 0.0%   LAST     LADY 0.3%   IDEN 0.2%
MISS 0.0%   NOBL 0.0%   IDEN 0.0%   LION     WIST 0.3%   SUSS 0.2%
LADY 0.0%   YELL 0.0%   STOC 0.0%   NOBL     RESI 0.3%   REDC 0.2%
THOR     CROO 0.0%   CROO 0.0%   NORW     NOBL 0.3%   RESI 0.2%
MAZA     WIST 0.0%   GLOR 0.0%   PRIO     SUSS 0.2%   CROO 0.1%
CREE     REDC 0.0%   WIST 0.0%   REIG     RETI 0.2%   LADY 0.1%
SUSS     BLAN 0.0%   NOBL 0.0%   RESI     BERY 0.2%   STOC 0.1%
3GAR     MAZA 0.0%   RESI 0.0%   RETI     3STU 0.2%   RETI 0.1%
ILLU     3GAB 0.0%   MISS 0.0%   SHOS     GOLD 0.1%   YELL 0.1%
3GAB     SUSS 0.0%   RETI 0.0%   SOLI     BLAN 0.1%   NOBL 0.1%
BLAN     CREE 0.0%   3GAB 0.0%   STOC     MISS 0.1%   MAZA 0.1%
LION     LION 0.0%   BLAN 0.0%   SUSS     MAZA 0.1%   MISS 0.0%
RETI     VEIL 0.0%   YELL 0.0%   THOR     STOC 0.1%   BLAN 0.0%
VEIL     SHOS 0.0%   VEIL 0.0%   WIST     VEIL 0.0%   VEIL 0.0%
SHOS     RETI 0.0%   MAZA 0.0%   YELL     3GAB 0.0%   3GAB 0.0%
Points 1,019   Points 2,575   Points 2,420   Points 12,090   Points 19,032      

 

Reference:
Randall Stock, "The Best of the Best" The Baker Street Journal, December 1999, p. 35. This is the complete version of Appendix Table A1.

 

1944 Poll Notes

 

1989 Poll Notes

 

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