The cast and creators of the hit BBC One series Sherlock discuss the villain from series three, Charles Augustus Magnussen Why Sherlock's nemesis Magnussen is a 'unique baddy' 4:09PM GMT 13 Jan 2014 It was originally published in Collier's in the United States on 26 March 1904, and in The Strand Magazine in the United Kingdom in April 1904. It is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905). BBC’s Sherlock is a modern take on the famous detective, but that didn’t stop the writers from taking characters and other elements from the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – and here’s every book case referenced by the show. "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Series Part 4 of In Arduis Fidelis The latter is indeed a pastiche, but Starrett's is a collection of essays. Phillip, you're confusing Vincent Starrett's book "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" which is (mostly) non-fiction, with Michael's Hardwick's novelization of Billy Wilder's film of the same name. Sherlock is 18 and his life is more confined than ever before, Magnussen is ensuring his submission but its being won at a price.