New Sherlock Holmes Story Discovered

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

sir arthur conan doyleYou guys, this is getting ridiculous.

A new Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been (re?)discovered by a historian after he put it in his attic 50 years ago and then forgot about it.

In 1902, the Scottish town of Selkirk’s bridge was destroyed in a flood. The town held a 3-day bazaar to raise funds for a new one, and the fund-raising efforts included a pamphlet of short stories written by locals (including one by Conan Doyle). Conan Doyle’s story is called “Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar,” and is  “about Holmes deducing Watson is going on a trip to Selkirk,” according to The Telegraph.

The booklet will be on display at a pop-up community museum in Selkirk, so if you want to take a gander, book your tickets now.

Now we’ll just be over here waiting for someone to discover the lost sequel to Pride and Prejudice, written by Jane Austen.