Books to Hold You Over Until Sherlock Is Finally Back


It’s been a couple months now and it’s hitting me: the void that Sherlock left behind. With its endless hiatuses, who knows how long we’ll be waiting to see what happens to our favorite high functioning sociopath. While I open Netflix and re-watch for the millionth time, here are some books (aside from the obvious Sir Arthur Conan Doyle original) to tide you over while we wait!

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson: Perfect for anyone who misses Sherlock’s intricate mysteries, plus Lisbeth Salander is one of my favorite characters of all time. AND, the fun continues for two more (pretty hefty) books!

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s once lost diary has turned up, the top Doyle scholar is found murdered, and Harold, the leader of a fanatic group, The Baker Street Irregulars, takes up the search for himself.

The Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionIf you find yourself missing some of Sherlock’s oh so charming personality quirks, you will find them again in the likes of Don, the novel’s protagonist. Quirky and eccentric just like Sherlock himself, Don will have you falling in love with him, and the novel, in a heartbeat.

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A Study in Sherlock by Various AuthorsA series of short stories inspired by Doyle himself, written by some of the best writers around, including Neil Gaiman, Alan Bradley, and a bunch more.

The Dinner by Herman Koch: Two 15 year old boys commit a crime, and despite the ongoing search, the only people who know about it are the boy’s parents. Reviewers called it the “European Gone Girl,” and it’s a thriller any Sherlock fan is likely to enjoy.

The Skeleton Crew by Deborah Halber: This one isn’t being released until August, but I can’t wait. A nonfiction book focused on real life detectives solving decades old cold cases. Sherlock would love it.  

Have you read any of these? Do you like Sherlock?


  1. This is such a great post! I LOVE Sherlock, and I totally get what you mean by the empty void it leaves behind 🙂 I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and really liked it, but I haven’t read the other books in the trilogy yet. The Sherlockian sounds really good!

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