The Annual John H Watson Canonical Treasure Hunt
Recommended Resources List
Most of the Treasure Hunt answers will be no more than 2-10 words — typically names of persons, places or things. However, the questions are not easy and many may require significant research.
Access to a combination of the following resources is recommended to participants:
- An edition of the complete Sherlock Holmes Canon
While the 1930 Doubleday, single-volume, preface by Christopher Morley, edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes is the favorite at The John H Watson Society, any full edition will suffice.
- An electronic/searchable edition of the Canon, such as the free-use Searching for Sherlock at https://www.arthur-conan-doyle.com/canon/
- An annotated edition of the Canon, such as:
- A major Canonical index, such as:
- An edition of the Apocryphal tales, such as Sherlock Holmes: The Published Apocrypha, selected and edited by Jack Tracy
- A good Dictionary, such as Oxford Living Dictionaries or Merriam-Webster
- An Internet search engine, such as Google or Bing
- Various classic writings and books about the Canon
No definitive list as every Holmes enthusiast has his/her favorites