Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 62 stories of Sherlock Holmes published between and The 62 stories includes 4 novels and 58 short stories. Within the short stories, 56 were serialized in UK / US magazines and collected in the volumes known as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (x12), The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (x12), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (x13), His Last Bow (x7) and . Sherlock Holmes, for his part, was indeed a vampire. A creature depending on humans, envying their ability to live without having the necessary need of drinking blood every now and then, yet despising their incredibly dull and narrow-minded nature. Anal Sex (4) Hurt/Comfort (4) Slave Trade (4) Other tags to include Exclude? Exclude Ratings.