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Herlock Sholmes

Charles Hamilton created Herlock Sholmes as a parody of Conan Doyle's famous detective. The stories appeared in numerous publications between 1915 and 1952 and thanks to Gary they are listed below. Most of the stories are genuine Hamilton but a few of the later stories are believed to be subs.

Hawk Books published a volume in 1989 containing almost 300 pages of Herlock Sholmes with an introduction by Norman Wright.  You can pick up a copy of this book from around 5 from ABE or Ebay. Search for ISBN No 0948248912.

In 1976 Bill Lofts and John L Lellenberg published a bibliography and history of Herlock Sholmes. Thanks to Naveed you can read it here.

In his "Let's Be Controversial" article on page 19 of the Collectors Digest issue 331 Eric Fayne discusses Herlock Sholmes. You can read the article here.

A further Herlock Sholmes story (supposedly by Peter Todd) was published in the 1960 Collectors Digest Annual. You can read it here
 

Publication Issue Date Herlock Sholmes Story Title
Greyfriars Herald 1 20 November 1915 The Adventure Of The Diamond Pins
Greyfriars Herald 2 27 November 1915 The Case Of The Biscuit-Tin!
Greyfriars Herald 3 04 December 1915 The Bound Of The Haskervilles!
Greyfriars Herald 4 11 December 1915 The Freckled Hand!
Greyfriars Herald 5 18 December 1915 The Sign Of Forty-Four!
Greyfriars Herald 6 25 December 1915 The Death Of Sholmes!
Greyfriars Herald 7 01 January 1916 The Return Of Herlock Sholmes
Greyfriars Herald 8 08 January 1916 The Missing Mother-In-Law!
Greyfriars Herald 9 15 January 1916 The Adventure Of The Brixton Builder!
Greyfriars Herald 10 22 January 1916 The Case Of The American Millionaire!
Greyfriars Herald 11 29 January 1916 The Foreign Spy!
Greyfriars Herald 12 05 February 1916 The Case Of The Pipeclay Department!
Greyfriars Herald 13 12 February 1916 The Case Of The Pawned Pickle-Jar!
Greyfriars Herald 14 19 February 1916 The Munition Mystery!
Greyfriars Herald 15 26 February 1916 The Captured Submarines!
Greyfriars Herald 16 04 March 1916 The Sham Huns!
Greyfriars Herald 17 11 March 1916 The Kaiser's Code!
Greyfriars Herald 18 18 March 1916 The Yellow Phiz!
The Magnet Library 461 09 December 1916 Herlock Sholmes's Christmas Case
The Magnet Library 469 03 February 1917 The Case Of His Lordship's Engagement
The Magnet Library 471 17 February 1917 The Missing Minister!
The Magnet Library 472 24 February 1917 The Clue Of The Chanting Cheese
The Magnet Library 473 03 March 1917 The Missing Moke
The Magnet Library 474 10 March 1917 The Vanished Aliens!
The Gem Library 479 14 April 1917 The Red Tape Mystery!
The Gem Library 482 05 May 1917 The Case Of The Escaped Hun!
The Gem Library 483 12 May 1917 The Case Of The Currant Bun!
The Gem Library 485 26 May 1917 The Case Of The Russian Revolution
The Gem Library 486 02 June 1917 The Last Of The Potatoes!
The Gem Library 488 16 June 1917 On The Scent
The Gem Library 490 30 June 1917 The Case Of The Teuton's Trousers
The Gem Library 493 21 July 1917 The Missing Margarine
The Magnet Library 498 25 August 1917 The Mystery Of The Dustbin!
The Magnet Library 501 15 September 1917 The Case Of The American Clock!
The Magnet Library 505 13 October 1917 The Case Of The Hidden Hun!
The Magnet Library 506 20 October 1917 The Secretary's Double!
The Magnet Library 508 03 November 1917 The Lottery-Ticket!
The Magnet Library 520 26 January 1918 Herlock Sholmes At Monte Carlo!
The Magnet Library 521 02 February 1918 The Case Of The Financier!
The Gem Library 526 09 March 1918 A Murder Mystery
The Magnet Library 551 31 August 1918 The Case Of The Missing Wife!
The Magnet Library 564 30 November 1918 The Case Of The Missing Ms.
The Gem Library 584 19 April 1919 The Case of the Airman's Medal!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 33 12 June 1920 The Missing Cricketer!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 34 19 June 1920 The Bacon Mystery!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 35 26 June 1920 The Chopstein Venus
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 36 03 July 1920 The Case Of The Missing Heir!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 37 10 July 1920 The Mystery Of The Studio!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 38 17 July 1920 The Case Of The Musician!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 39 24 July 1920 The Mystery Of The Taxi-Cab!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 40 31 July 1920 The Case Of The Stolen Car!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 41 07 August 1920 The Case Of The Ball Dress!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 42 14 August 1920 The Disappearance Of Lord Adolphus!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 43 21 August 1920 The Mystery Of The Garden Suburb!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 44 28 August 1920 The Case Of The Sinn Feiners!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 45 04 September 1920 The Case Of The Mysterious Soprano!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 46 11 September 1920 The Mysterious Bottle!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 47 18 September 1920 The Case Of The Missing Patient!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 48 25 September 1920 The Purloined Pork!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 49 02 October 1920 The Case Of The Bolshevik!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 50 09 October 1920 The Case Of The Orator!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 51 16 October 1920 The Trunk Mystery!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 52 23 October 1920 The Disappearance Of Dr. Jotson!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 53 30 October 1920 The Case Of The Boat Club!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 54 06 November 1920 The Case Of The Gunpowder Plot!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 55 13 November 1920 The Case Of The Lost Chord!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 56 20 November 1920 The Case Of The Charlady!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 57 27 November 1920 The Case Of The Corn-Plaster!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 58 04 December 1920 The Case Of Podgers, M.P.!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 59 11 December 1920 The Case Of The Cubist!
Greyfriars Herald (second series) 60 18 December 1920 The Case Of The Dentist!
Greyfriars Boys' Herald 61 25 December 1920 The Mystery Of The Mince-Pie
Greyfriars Boys' Herald 62 01 January 1921 Pinkeye's New Year Resolution!
Greyfriars Boys' Herald 65 22 January 1921 The Case Of The Pink Rat!
Greyfriars Boys' Herald 69 19 February 1921 The Case Of The Lame Snail!
The Popular 114 26 March 1921 The Case Of The Potato-Jack!
The Magnet Library 687 09 April 1921 The "Sarah Jane" Mystery
The Popular 118 23 April 1921 The Mystery Of The Vacant House!
The Magnet Library 690 30 April 1921 The Case of the Lost Sapphire!
The Magnet Library 691 07 May 1921 The Case Of The Haunted Coal-Shed!
The Magnet Library 695 04 June 1921 The Case Of Creeping Krooboy!
The Magnet Library 700 09 July 1921 The Case Of The Lost Nugget!
The Magnet Library 723 17 December 1921 That Ghostly Xmas Knight
The Magnet Library 727 14 January 1922 The Lost Persian!
The Magnet Library 737 25 March 1922 The Case of Christopher Chickweed!
The Popular 288 26 July 1924 The Schwottem Ray!
The Popular 290 09 August 1924 That Mystery Of The Green Crab
The Popular 292 23 August 1924 The Golden Cow!
The Popular 294 06 September 1924 The White Rabbit!
The Popular 296 20 September 1924 The Unguarded Goal
The Popular 298 04 October 1924 The Mystery Of Moldy Manor
The Popular 302 01 November 1924 The Silver Wishbone
The Popular 310 27 December 1924 The Secret In The Pudding Bag!
The Popular 312 10 January 1925 The Great Wax-Work Mystery!
The Popular 316 07 February 1925 The Nabob's Elephant!
The Magnet Library 1006 28 May 1927 Herlock Sholmes At St. Sam's! [1/4]
The Magnet Library 1007 04 June 1927 The Shaddow Of Suspishun! [2/4]
The Magnet Library 1008 11 June 1927 A Slooth On The Trail! [3/4]
The Magnet Library 1009 18 June 1927 Laid By The Heals! [4/4]
Schoolboys' Own Library 138 04 December 1930 The Case of the Financier
Tom Merry's Own 2 1950 The Missing Millionaire
Tom Merry's Own 4 1952 The Case of the Perplexed Painter