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Beach, Alfred E. (American Inventor, 1826-1896)
The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 189, 195-196, 200-201, 203

Beach, Thomas (British Spy against Ireland in the USA, 1841-1894)
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 94

Beach Boys, The (American Pop Group)
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 212

Beaconsfield, Lord: see Disraeli, Benjamin

Beadle, The (Punch & Judy Show)
The Case of the Baffled Policeman (Allen Sharp) 65

Beagle, HMS (Ship on which Charles Darwin explored the Galapagos Islands, etc)
"The Adventure of the Naturalist's Stock Pin" (John L. Breen) 191, 193; Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 67

Beale, Dorothea (English Educationalist, 1831-1906)
Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 33

Beals, Fordyce (American Engineer)
Beals Revolving Rifle: Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 152-153, 158, 160-161, 186, 190, 192

Beam, Jim (American Distiller)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 43
Jim Beam Bourbon: Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 118

Bean, Ed (American Police officer, ?-1903)
Bean Handcuffs: "The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (Philip J. Carraher) 97; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 251, 253

Bean, Leon Leonwood (American Inventor & Retailer, 1872-1967)
L.L. Bean: The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant) 170; Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 212

Bean, Roy (American Saloon Keeper & Judge, c.1825-1903)
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 142

Bean, Sawney (14th/15th Century Scottish Cannibal)
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 179; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 221; The Night Calls (David Pirie) 237

Bear, Mrs (Rupert the Bear series)
"Rupert and the Pharaoh’s Treasure" (Ian Robinson) 7

Beard, Dan (American Artist & Boy Scouts of America Founder)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 234

Beardsley, Aubrey (British Illustrator, 1872-1898)
Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 192-195, 197, 232
Beasley: "Flashman and the Tiger" (George MacDonald Fraser) 315
Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 132; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 12; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 86, 167; Sherlock Holmes & the Coils of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 77

Beast, The (Beauty and the Beast)
see: Beauty and the Beast

Beast Folk, The (The Island of Dr Moreau - H.G. Wells)
Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr Moreau (Guy Adams) 26-27, 30, 42, 110, 133, 140, 143, 145, 147, 154-155, 164, 180-185, 196-199, 203, 205, 229-234, 238, 243, 246-248, 253, 255-257, 259-260, 262-265, 267, 276
The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 14

Beast of the Apocalypse, The (Bible - Revelation)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 75; From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 190; The Book of Changes (R.H.W. Dillard) 91, 124; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 285, 306, 404; Reply Paid (H.F. Heard) 224-226; "The Scarlet Woman" (Watkin Jones) 122; Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 236; East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 90, 165, 174, 179; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 248-249, 263; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 76, 184; The Ritual (J.N.Williamson) 181, 221-222; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 153-154, 162

Beatles, The (British Pop Group)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 80; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 14; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 9, 98; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 111-113, 140, 220, 243; Evolution (John Peel) 50; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 32, 56; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 43
The Beadles: "The Adventure of the Widow's Weeds" (Robert L. Fish) 120
Beatles-like: The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 94

Beatmoor, Jane (British Murder Victim, 1860-1888)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 119-120

Beaton, Cecil (British Photographer, 1904-1980)
Cecilia Beaton: Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 183

Constable Beaton: Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 110, 140-141

Beatrice (The Divine Comedy - Dante)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 47, 328; Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 291; "The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer" (Sara Paretsky) 20

Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare)
The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 280

Beatrice, Princess (Youngest Daughter of Queen Victoria, 1857-1944)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 92-96, 98-99
Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (Gerald Frow) 97-98

Beattie, Joseph (British Locomotive Engineer, 1808-1871)
Death Cloud (Andrew Lane) 206

Beatty, Clyde (American Actor, 1903-1965)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 182

Beatty, Admiral David (British Naval Leader, 1871-1936)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 297

Beauchamp, Lady Clementina (Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - Oscar Wilde)
"The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 21-25, 35, 48, 50

Beauclerk, William, 10th Duke of St Albans (English Politician, 1840-1898)
"The Adventure of the Eminent Collector" (Tony Reynolds) 131

Beaufort, Francis (Irish Hydrographer & Naval Officer, 1774-1857)
Beaufort Scale: Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 174

Beaufort, François de Vendôme, Duke of (French Nobleman, 1616-1669)
"The Resources of Mycroft Holmes" (Charlton Andrews) 221

Beaulieu, Claire de (Le Maître De Forges - Georges Ohnet)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 119

Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de (French Dramatist, 1732-1799)
The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 87; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 145

Beaumont, Bill (British Rugby Player, 1952- )
"Beaumont...You'll never play rugby in this school again": Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J. Trow) 153-155, 243-244

Beaumont, Lieutenant Frederick E. (English Military Officer & Inventor, 1833-1899)
Beaumont-Adams: The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 94, 100, 104-105, 109
Beaumont-Vitali: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 354

Beaumont, Dr. William (American Surgeon, 1785-1853)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 11, 14, 20, 100-101

Beaunis, Henri Étienne (French Physiologist, 1830-1921)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 23

Beauregard, Charles (Anno Dracula series - Kim Newman)
"Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 113-116, 128, 136, 139
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman)
23-34, 43-48, 56, 58, 69-74, 85-100, 103, 109, 119-126, 149-154, 165-166, 169-177, 195-198, 203-220, 223-242, 245, 248-254, 265-272, 285-289, 299-304, 315, 319, 323-324, 329-337, 343-350, 359-360, 363-370, 376, 381-385, 393-395, 407-408, 413-430, 432-449, 451-461
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 2-5, 11-20, 27-31, 41-55, 72-78, 89-91, 95-96, 98-99, 101, 105, 107, 109-119, 121-122, 147, 149, 172, 182, 200-205, 212, 247-252, 257-262, 269-275, 288, 317-320, 332-335, 350-352, 354-356
"The Private Files of Mycroft Holmes" (Kim Newman) 15-18
"The Eye of Oran" (Win Scott Eckert) 29; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 96

Beauregard, Pierre (Confederate General, 1818-1893)
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 113

Beauty and the Beast (Fairy Tale Characters)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 59, 154

Beauvallon, Jean Baptiste de Beaupin de Rosemond de (French Author & Duellist,1823-?)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 135, 318

Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, Lord (British Politician & Publisher, 1879-1964)
"The Adventure of the Mooning Sentry" (Jon L. Breen) 58; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 116

Bebel, August (German Socialist Leader, 1840-1913)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 151

Bechstein, Carl (German Piano Manufacturer, 1826-1900)
Bechstein Hall: Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 466
Bechstein Piano: San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 33; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 175; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 180

Beck, Adolf (Norwegian Victim of Wrongful Conviction, 1841-1909)
"At the St James’s Theatre" (Max Beerbohm) 44; "The Adventure of the Parson’s Son" (Bob Byrne) 275; "The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 13

Beck, John B. (American Writer on Legal Medicine)
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 61

Beck, Martin (American Theatre Impresario, 1867-1940)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 26

Beck, Paul (Paul Beck series - M. McDonnell Bodkin)
"The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" (Barbara Roden) 62

Beck, Theodric Bromeyn (American Legal Medicine Specialist, 1791-1855)
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 61

Beck, Walter (Jack the Ripper Case, Inspector Called to Kelly Murder)
The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 299, 303
A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 455
Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire (Dean P. Turnbloom) 233
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 105

Becker, Charles (Corrupt American Police Lieutenant)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 66

Becket, Thomas (Archbishop of Canterbury, Saint, 1118-1170)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 413; "The Case of the Disloyal Servant" (Colin Bruce) 177; "Three Cases of Relative Jealousy" (Colin Bruce) 121; Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Raleigh Legacy (L.B.Greenwood) 165; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 137-138; "The Canterbury Cathedral Murder" (Frederic Arnold Kummer & Basil Mitchell) 314-316; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 21; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 120; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 252; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 116; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 27; "The Oppressed Tragedian" (Alan Stockwell) 134; Brigade (M.J.Trow) 348; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 269
Chapel of St Thomas of Canterbury: Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 79-80

Beckford, William (English Author, 1759-1844)
"The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 137, 150, 153, 162, 185
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 30

Becquerel, Henri (French Physicist, 1852-1908)
"The Mystery of the Addleton Curse" (Barrie Roberts) 242, 244-245;
"Time Patrol" (Poul Anderson) 25; Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 104; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 33
Becquerel Rays: "The Mystery of the Addleton Curse" (Barrie Roberts) 245
Henri Berquel: "The Swiss Chronometer" (David Scott) 88

Bede, The Venerable (British Historian / Chronicler, ?-735)
"The Adventure of Maltree Abbey" (H. Paul Jeffers) 222, 224-227, 230-233
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 68; Hellbirds (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 67; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 113
St. Bede's Church: Footsteps in the Fog (Kel Richards) 130, 163-164, 176; The Vampire Serpent (Kel Richards) 1-2, 86; The Waters of Death (Kel Richards) 58

Bedford, Arnold (The First Men in the Moon - H.G. Wells)
"A Matter Without Gravity" (Alain le Bussy) 133-136
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 165-166, 181, 192-197, 207, 214

Bedivere, Sir (Arthurian Legend)
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 122

Bedloo, Isaak (American Merchant)
Bedloe's Island: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 33

Bee Gees, The (Pop Group)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 141

Beebe, Mr (A Room With a View - E.M. Forster)
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 387-388

Beecham, Thomas (British Patent Medicine Vendor, 1820-1907)
(Mr.) Beecham's Pills: "Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Box" (Anonymous) 77; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 172; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 181-183
Beecham's Powders: "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 258; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 95; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 114

Beecham, Sir Thomas (English Conductor, 1879-1961)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 12

Beecher, Eunice Bullard (American Author, Wife of Henry Ward Beecher, 1812-1897)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 32, 46

Beecher, Henry Ward (American Abolitionist, 1813-1887)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 3, 21-22, 24-29, 31-43, 45-57, 96, 107, 147, 166-167, 246
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 44, 69, 173; Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 95;"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 80;"The Singular Affair of Mr. Phillip Phot" (The Greek Interpreters of East Lansing) 69; "Imaginary Interview with Sherlock Holmes" (Guisard) 22; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 56; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 20; "The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 59; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 53; The Stratford Conspiracy (Michael Mallory) 87; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 67, 69; "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 184; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 223; "The Adventure of the Command Performance" (J.W. Sovine) 18; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 44; "The House That Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 300; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 299-300

Beedel, Inspector (Max Carrados series - Ernest Bramah)
"The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" (Barbara Roden) 62

Beelzebub

Beerbohm, Max (British Caricaturist, 1872-1956)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 215; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 49; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 118

Beerbohm Tree, Sir Herbert (British Actor-Manager, 1853-1917)
"The Puzzle of the Vanishing Laboratory" (Peter Calamai) 13-14, 24
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 27, 37-38, 68-70
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 48, 136; The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett)124; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 234; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 71; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 18; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 36; "Why Musical Comedy Has No Plot" (C. O’M) 343; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 201; The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland) 144; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 332; "The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 250; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 274; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 916; "Exit Centre Stage" (M.J.Trow) 249; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 105

Beere, Fanny Bernard (British Actress, 1851-1915)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 31

Beerman, Herman (American Dermatologist & Sherlockian, 1901-1995)
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 71

Beery, Wallace (American Actor, 1885-1949)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 39

Beeson, Sergeant (British Police Officer)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 8, 14

Beethoven, Ludwig Van (German Composer, 1770-1827)
The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes (Hilary Bailey) 12;"Mr. Sigerson" (Peter Beagle) 59, 62; "At the St James’s Theatre" (Max Beerbohm) 43; The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 43; "The Case of Vamberry, The Wine Merchant" (Ian Charnock) 59; Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 160; Arthur and the Purple Panic (Alan Coren) 28; The A.I. Gang: Operation Sherlock (Bruce Coville) 11; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 32, 250; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 176; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 64; "The Richmond Enigma" (John DeChancie) 164; The Case of the Missing Masterpiece (Terrance Dicks) 104-105; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 44; Against the Brotherhood (Quinn Fawcett) 130-131, 157; "His Last Scrape, or Holmes Sweet Holmes" (Rachel Ferguson) 301; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 19; Moriarty (John Gardner) 245; "The Adventure of the Conscientious Constable" (Paul D. Gilbert) 176; "The Man on Westminster Bridge" (Dick Gillman) 391; The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Daniel Gracely) 49; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 19, 155; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 23; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 73; “The Thinking Machine” (Denise Hamilton) 181; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 7; Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 324; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 114; Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 58; Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 368; A Study in Silks (Emma Jane Holloway) 462; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 90; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 15; The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 190; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 35; "The Adventure of Exham Priory" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 372; "The Adventure of the Concert Pianist" (Margaret Maron) 244; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 27; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 85, 275, 291; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 12; The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 84; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 20, 25; "Dynamics of a Hanging" (Tony Pi) 339; The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death (Daniel Pinkwater) 332; The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror (Daniel Pinkwater) 483; "The English Señor" (Marta Randall) 273-274, 276, 284, 292; "A Singular Event in Tranquebar" (Ted Riccardi) 235; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 31; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 466; Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 23, 49; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 14, 19, 247; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 289-291; The Adventure of the Missing Brother (Eugene Edmund Snyder) 5; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 68, 199; The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Nancy Springer) 157; The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons (James Francis Thierry) 88; "The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 168; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 124, 147; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 265-267, 297; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 223; Basil and the Lost Colony (Eve Titus) 102; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 167; Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire (Dean P. Turnbloom) 39; No Ordinary Terror (J. Brooks Van Dyke) 273; The Final Page of Baker Street (Daniel D. Victor) 38; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 141; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 8, 17

Beetle, The (The Beetle - Richard Marsh)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 62

Beeton, Isabella, Mrs (British Writer on Domestic Management, 1837-1865)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 32-33, 160
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 38-39, 80, 86, 96, 229, 272, 291, 296-297, 301
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 721, 794, 894-895, 921, 927
"The Tenth Jar" (L.F.E. Coombs) 78, 83; Mrs Hudson and the Spirits' Curse (Martin Davies) 7; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 57; The Notched Hairpin (H.F. Heard) 45; A Study in Ashes (Emma Jane Holloway) 448; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 170; "Tears, Idle Tears" (E.V.Knox) 45; Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 157; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 317; "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 187; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 83; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 147; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 81; Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 602; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 35; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 70; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 418; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 56, 58; "Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 24

Beeton, Samuel Orchart (British Publisher, 1831-1877)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 83
Beeton's Christmas Annual

Begbie, Captain E.E.
Begbie Lamp
: "An Incident in the Night" (Ralph E. Vaughan) 110

Begbie, Sir Matthew (British Governor of British Columbia, 1819-1894)
"The Case of the Smiling Buddha" (Ronald C. Weyman) 114-122, 126-129, 132, 135
"Sherlock Holmes And The King of Siam" (Ronald C. Weyman) 92-102, 108, 112
"The Lady of the Camellias" (Ronald C. Weyman) 76-77

Beggar-Woman & Child (Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 28-29, 39-40

Behan, Brendan (Irish Playwright, 1923-1964)
The Behans: East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 22

Beiderbecke, Bix (American Jazz Musician, 1903-1931)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 119

Belafonte, Harry (American Singer, 1927- )
Harrybellafonte my dear Whopper: "The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield" (John Lennon) 225

Belarius (Cymbeline - William Shakespeare)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 113

Belasco, David (American Playwright, 1859-1931)
"Shady Sinners of the Styx" (Lawrence Daniel Fogg) 9-10; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 289, 330-331

Belch, Sir Toby (Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare)
"Excerpts from an Unpublished Memoir Found In the Basement of the Home for Retired Actors" (Steve Hockensmith) 58; "The Old Senator" (Steve Hockensmith) 69, 73; "Sherlock Holmes and the Muffin" (Dorothy B. Hughes) 212

Belcher, James (British Bare-knuckle Fighter, 1781-1811)
Belcher Chain: "The Man on Westminster Bridge" (Dick Gillman) 387

Beletsky, Stephan (Russian Minister of Police)
Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 71-73
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 58

Belial (Biblical Demon)
Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 52; The Ritual (J.N.Williamson) 181

Belinus (British Army Commander)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 239

Belisarius (Byzantine Army Commander, c.505-565)
"The Record of the Tarleton Murders" (Ian Charnock) 29

Belit (Conan Comics)
"The Eye of Oran" (Win Scott Eckert) 27

Bell, Alexander Graham (Scottish-American Inventor, 1847-1922)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 143-144
"The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (Philip J. Carraher) 28; The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 6; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 12; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 160; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 124; Evolution (John Peel) 108; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 21, 87-88; Death of a Scavenger (Keith Spore) 320; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 60; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 101; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J. Trow) 139; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 8
Edison-Bell: Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 414

Bell, Arthur (Scottish Whisky Manufacturer)
Bell's Whisky: "The Shadow Not Cast" (Lionel Chetwynd) 289; East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 27

Bell, Benjamin (Father of Joseph Bell, 1810-1883)
"The American Adventure" (Gary Lovisi) 106; The Patient's Eyes (David Pirie) 128

Bell, Benjamin (Son of Joseph Bell, 1869-1893)
The Night Calls (David Pirie) 2

Bell, Cecilia (Mother of Joseph Bell)
"The American Adventure" (Gary Lovisi) 106

Bell, Chichester A. (American Inventor)
"The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (Philip J. Carraher) 28

Bell, Clive (British Writer, 1881-1964)
Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 188-190

Bell, Edith (Wife of Joseph Bell, ?-1874)
The Dark Water (David Pirie) 61, 158; The Night Calls (David Pirie) 203; The Patient's Eyes (David Pirie) 62, 230, 237

Bell, Edward (American Diplomat)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 308

Bell, Gertrude (British Traveller & Writer, 1868-1926)
Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 74; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 76, 116; O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 63

Bell, H.W. (Harold Wilmerding) (Sherlockian Collector & Author)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 7

Bell, Brigadier General Sir James (British Military Commander, 1856-1926)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 172

Bell, John (English Pharmacist, 1774-1849)
John Bell & Croyden: Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 153

Bell, Joseph (Scottish Doctor, Conan Doyle's inspiration for Holmes, 1838-1911)
"The American Adventure" (Gary Lovisi) 95-113, 115-119, 121-126
The Dark Water (David Pirie) 4, 10, 14-16, 25, 33, 39, 41, 44-46, 49-50, 53-55, 57-85, 87-95, 97-106, 109-110, 112-123, 126-127, 129-131, 134-168, 170-174, 178-208, 210-223, 226, 228-248, 250-326, 329-353
The Night Calls (David Pirie) 2-3, 11-15, 18, 22-31, 37-44, 49, 52-53, 59, 61-63, 65-69, 71, 76-82, 85, 88-90, 93-100, 106-133, 138-144, 148-149, 151, 154, 159-169, 171-185, 188-213, 218-228, 235-237, 239-244, 257, 261-267, 270-272, 277-279, 282-286, 290-295, 297-306, 310, 313-327, 329-348
The Patient's Eyes (David Pirie)
1-2, 13, 15, 18-24, 28-71, 85, 90, 92, 107-123, 125-147, 149, 153-164, 166-188, 190-192, 194-212, 214-225, 227-244
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 176-177
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 104-105, 107, 467-469, 478, 497, 500
Mycroft Holmes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse) 9, 107, 115, 177, 235; Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 21; The Baker Street Phantom (Fabrice Bourland) 81; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 124-128, 315; The Case of the Missing Masterpiece (Terrance Dicks) 12; "And The Rest" (C.D. Ewing) 362; "The Doll Who Talked to the Dead" (Nev Fountain) 116, 119, 121, 149; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 94; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 66, 90; Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 104, 258, 320, 431; The Punjat's Ruby (Marian J.A.Jackson) 27; Murder Most Irregular (H. Paul Jeffers) 15, 107, 164; "The Blackheath Collapse" (Bruce Kilstein) 116; Watson’s Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 13-14; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 84; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 30; Evolution (John Peel) 42; Raffles on the Trail of the Hound" (Barry Perowne) 87-88; "Dynamics of a Hanging" (Tony Pi) 334-335; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 82; The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 28, 31, 95, 245; The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (Roberta Rogow) 104; "The Case of Vittoria The Circus Belle" (Jay Sheckley) 327; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 41, 102; A Spot of Detection" (Jacqueline Winspear) 361

Bell, Joseph (Chief Engineer Aboard the Titanic, ?-1912)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 86, 88-94

Bell, Mary (English Child Murderess, 1948- )
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 402-403, 491

Bell, Richard (British Politician, 1859-1930)
Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 546

Bell, Tom (British Political Leader, 1882-1944)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 155

Bell, Vanessa (British Artist, 1879-1961)
Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 113-116
Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 189
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 85, 113, 118; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 126

Bellachini, Samuel (Polish Magician, 1828-1885)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 107

Bellamy, Francis (American Writer, 1855-1931)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 530

Belle Dame Sans Merci, La (La Belle Dame sans Merci - John Keats)
"The Case of the Lost Worlds" (Colin Bruce) 242; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 72; The Rose of Africa (Tim Pigott-Smith) 42, 232; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 70

Belle Dame Sans Merci's Knight (La Belle Dame sans Merci - John Keats)
The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 70

Bellefontaine, Evangeline (Evangeline - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
"A Study in Fiction" (M.C. Stretch) 1

Bellingham, John (Assassinated Spencer Perceval, ?-1812)
The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 200-201; Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 104, 192
"Sherlock Holmes and the Chinese Junk Affair" (Roy Templeman) 48-49

Bellini, Vincenzo (Italian Composer, 1801-1835)
The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 35-36; The Scottish Ploy (Quinn Fawcett) 86; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 311-312; Sherlock Holmes Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 203

Bellini (Family of Venetian Artists)
Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 104

Belloc, Hilaire (British Writer, 1870-1953)
Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 37, 39

Bellow, Saul (American Novelist, 1915-2005)
Saul Herzog: The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 65

Bellows, George (American Artist, 1882-1925)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 133

Bellwood, Bessie (British Comedienne, ?-1896)
Sherlock Holmes at the Varieties (Val Andrews) 41; The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 91; The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (Gilbert Pearlman) 4, 18-20

Belmont, August (German-American Banker, 1816-1890)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 100, 102-103, 170, 225-227, 350, 408-413, 421-423, 425, 429

Belmont, Oliver Hazard Perry (Son of August Belmont, 1858-1908)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 410; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 255

Belmont Family (American Bankers)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 33-34, 62, 67; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 334

Belper, Lord (Headed British Commission to find Methods for Identifying Criminals)
"The Case of the Suicidal Lawyer" (Martin Edwards) 400
Belper Committee: Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 486

Belshazzar (Bible - Daniel)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 278

Beltempest, Provost-Marshal (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Original Sin - Andy Lane)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 197, 239-240, 242, 268

Beltham, Lord Edward (The Exploits of Juve - Pierre Souvestre & Marcel Allain)
"A Matter Without Gravity" (Alain le Bussy) 128-131, 134, 136, 139, 141, 143

Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (Italian Showman, Engineer & Traveller, 1778-1823)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 77, 324; The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland) 158; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 99, 117, 166, 168, 171-172

Benavides, Father Alonso de (Spanish Missionary c.1578-1635)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Chinese Junk Affair" (Roy Templeman) 48

Bence, Eli (American Druggist, 1865-1915)
Sherlock Holmes and the Fall River Tragedy (Owen Haskell) 162, 166

Benchley, Robert (American Humourist, 1889-1945)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 160

Bencin, Alphonse (Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street - William S. Baring-Gould)
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 55; The Crack in the Lens (Darlene A. Cypser) 66-67, 70, 72, 81, 95-96; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 77; Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murder (Barrie Roberts) 79; Sherlock Holmes and the Man from Hell (Barrie Roberts) 161; "The Sect of the Salamander" (Ron Weighell) 92, 111

Benckendorff, Count Alexander (Russian Diplomat, 1849-1917)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 276

Bendyshe, Thomas (British Editor, 1827-1886)
"The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One" (Mark Hodder) 14, 17-19, 23-24, 27-31

Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare)
The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 280

Benedict XIII (Spanish Antipope, 1328-1843)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 93

Benedict, Elias C. (Friend of Edwin Booth)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 119

Benedict of Nursia, St. (Italian Monk, 480(?)-547)
Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (Guy Adams) 109; "A Case of Identity" (Randall Garrett) 76
The Benedict Church: Against the Brotherhood (Quinn Fawcett) 153
Benedictine: From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 110; "The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes" (Tom English) 51, 54-56, 67; Against the Brotherhood (Quinn Fawcett) 244; Embassy Row (Quinn Fawcett) 122; The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 153; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 146; "A Case of Identity" (Randall Garrett) 52, 75-77, 79-80, 83, 100; "The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 75-76, 78, 82; Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 147; Slickensides (John Buxton Hilton) 155; A Study in Ashes (Emma Jane Holloway) 161; Black Ice (Andrew Lane) 209; "The Commercial Centre Mystery" (P. Nikitin) 180; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 115; The Headless Monk (Kel Richards) 7; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 92
Order of St Benedict: "A Case of Identity" (Randall Garrett) 7

Benet, St (Roman Abbot)
St Benet Gracechurch: "The Adventure of the Beggar’s Head" (Michael Mallory) 195
St Benet Greenchurch: "The Adventure of the Beggar’s Head" (Michael Mallory) 192

Bengis, Nathan (Sherlockian)
"Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 68
The Maharajah of Bengistan: Basil and the Lost Colony (Eve Titus) 48, 70-71, 74-76, 80, 111; Basil and the Pygmy Cats (Eve Titus) 12, 14, 24, 31-36, 91-93; Basil In Mexico (Eve Titus) 77

Benjamin, Regina (American Surgeon General, 1956- )
"Juggling with Sherlock’s Friend" (Mark Levy) 67

Benji (Benji movies)
The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant) 75

Bennet, Catherine (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 162, 164

Bennet, Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 164-166, 169, 177
"The Shades of Pemberley" (Win Scott Eckert) 15-16; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 54, 62-63, 121, 124, 149; "The Snowtorn Terror" (Justin Richards) 255; "A Problem of Numbers" (David N. Smith & Violet Addison) 290

Bennet, Jane (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 162; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 50, 149

Bennet, Lydia (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 80-83
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 162

Bennet, Mary (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 158, 160, 162-164
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 91

Bennet, Mr (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 164
My Hero (Tom Holt) 80

Bennet, Mrs (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
"The Small World of 221B" (Ian Edginton) 162, 164
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 50

Bennett, Arnold (English Writer, 1867-1931)
Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (Guy Adams) 159-160

Bennett, Charles Henry Allan (British Buddhist Monk, 1872-1923)
"Exalted are the Forces of Darkness" (Leigh Blackmore) 188-189, 192-200, 202-203, 206-208

Bennett, Floyd (American Aviator, 1890-1928)
"The Adventure of The White Bird" (C. Edward Davis) 347

Bennett, Herbert (The Yarmouth Beach Murderer, 1880-1901)
"The Two Failures of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 8

Bennett, James Gordon (American Newspaper Proprietor, 1795-1872)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 116, 139, 142, 401-403
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 269; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 35

Bennett, James Gordon, Jr (American Newspaper Proprietor, 1841-1918)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 100-103, 398-403

Bennett, Joan (American Actress, 1910-1990)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 5, 67-68

Bennett, Joseph (British Billiards Player, 1841-?)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 71-74

Bennett, Mary Jane (Wife of Herbert Bennett, c.1877-1900)
"The Two Failures of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 8

Bennett, William (Brother of James Gordon Bennett)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 139

Benoist, Tom (American Aviator, 1875-1917)
Benoist Plane: Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 89

Benoit (French Judge, Object of Assassination Attempt by Ravachol)
"The Matter of the Assassination League" (David L. Hammer) 49

Benson, Alice (Avenger series - Lester Dent & Walter Gibson)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 80

Benson, Alicia (Avenger series - Lester Dent & Walter Gibson)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 80

Benson, Arthur C. (British Poet & Author, 1862-1925)
"The Execution of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 85

Benson, E.F. (British Author, 1867-1940)
The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 1-3
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) xiv; The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 156, 159-160

Benson, Edward White (Archbishop of Canterbury (1883-1896), 1829-1896)
Night Watch (Stephen Kendrick) 31, 33, 40-41, 43, 46-47, 49-54, 58, 61, 78, 80, 82-86, 112, 121, 199, 226, 237, 249-255
The Archbishop of Canterbury: The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 18
The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 225
The Archbishop of Canterbury: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 129; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 57; "The Disappearance of the Vatican Emissary" (Jack Grochot) 59; Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 148; The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 95; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 270; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J. Trow) 48, 123; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 180

Benson, Frank (Sir Francis / F.R.) (British Actor, 1858-1939)
The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 19

Benson, Harry (aka Hugh Montgomery / Comte de Montagu, British Swindler)
The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 186
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 40-42
"The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 22-24, 27-29, 36-37, 40, 42, 49, 55-60, 66-90
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 118-120, 122, 124-125
"The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 340
The Benson Case: Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 55

Benson, R.H. (British Author)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 18, 24, 156

Benson, Richard: see Avenger, The

Bentham, Jeremy (British Philosopher, 1748-1832)
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 144; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 49-50, 133; The Dark Water (David Pirie) 201, 319
Benthamite: The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 169

Bentinck, Lord William (British Governor-General of India, 1774-1839)
The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 77
Bentinck Monument: "Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 165

Bentley (English Police Sergeant Killed During Houndsditch Bank Raid, ?-1910)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 230
"The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 211-214
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 116, 130

Bentley, Sgt Bill (Soldier at Balaclava)
Brigade (M.J.Trow) 204-380

Bentley, Derek (English Victim of Wrongful Execution, 1933-1953)
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 75

Bentley, E.C. (English Writer, 1875-1956)
The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 169

Bentley, Robert (British Botanist, 1821-1893)
"The Tale of the Forty Thieves" (C.H. Dye) 226

Bentley, Walter Owen (British Car Designer, 1888-1971)
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 160-161, 169
Bentley Car: The Case of the Reluctant Agent (Tracy Cooper-Posey) 5-7; Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 72, 74, 77, 283; The Book of Changes (R.H.W. Dillard) 208-209; "The Adventure of the Queen Bee" (Frederic Arnold Kummer) 157, 163; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 169, 181; The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 67; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 112, 135-137; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 237
Bentley Limousine: Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 241-243, 245, 251, 255; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 14

Benton, Lt John (Dr. Who - TV series)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 72-74, 77-79, 109, 112, 114, 116-117, 128, 133, 137-138, 140-141, 148, 154, 190-191, 203, 214-217, 229-230, 232-233, 238, 282-283
Phillip Benton: The Waters of Death (Kel Richards) 13-15, 52-55, 57-58, 60, 63-64, 91, 95-97, 99-100, 102-104

Benton, Thomas Hart (American Statesman, 1782-1858)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 133

Benz, Karl (German Engineer, 1844-1929)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 53; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 251; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 107
Benz Car: The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 122; The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 361; The Scottish Ploy (Quinn Fawcett) 310; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 252
Mercedes-Benz: The Adventure of the Missing Brother (Eugene Edmund Snyder) 30

Benzoni, Giovanni Maria (Italian Sculptor, 1809-1873)
"Art in the Blood" (Laura Caldwell) 113

Beowulf (Legendary Old English Hero)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 327-329, 332
Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 177; "Sherlock Holmes, Dragon-Slayer" (Darrell Schweitzer) 126

Béraud, Jean (French Artist, 1849-1935)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 229

Beraud, Marthe: see Eva C.

Berenice (Berenice - Edgar Allan Poe)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 34

Beresford, Admiral Lord Charles (British Naval Commander, 1846-1919)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 27; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 199; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 266

Beresford, George (British Artist, 1864-1938)
Evolution (John Peel) 44-48, 79-80, 84-86, 93-95, 100-105, 109-111, 115, 117, 190

Beresford, Tommy & Tuppence (Tommy & Tuppence series - Agatha Christie)
"The Case of the Missing Lady" (Agatha Christie) 65-76

Beresford, Lord Wiliam de la Poer (Irish Soldier, 1847-1900)
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 169, 173-174, 177-179, 181, 190-192, 196, 201-202

Beretta, Bartolomeo (Italian Gunsmith)
.32 Beretta: The Mystery Surrounding Watson’s Lost Dispatch Box (Gary Lovisi) 93-94, 97, 101, 128-129, 131, 136-137, 139-140, 142, 145-146, 148, 150
9mm Beretta: "The Shadow Not Cast" (Lionel Chetwynd) 287
Beretta: The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 846

Bergen, Edgar (American Ventriloquist, 1903-1978)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 182-183, 185, 187
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 188

Berger, Hans (German Neurologist, 1873-1941)
The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 115

Bergère, Ouida: see Ouida Rathbone

Bergman, Ingrid (Swedish Actress, 1915-1982)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 113; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 61, 70

Bergson, Henri (French Philosopher, 1859-1941)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 136
"The Adventure of Exham Priory" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 385, 390

Bering, Vitus Jonassen (Danish Navigator, 1680-1741)
Bering Strait: Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 161

Berkeley, Bishop George (Irish Philosopher & Clergyman, 1685-1753)
The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland)16; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 6; "The Case of Isadora Persano" (Ted Riccardi) 218-219; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 18
Berkeley Gold Medal: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 209

Berkeley Duke of Oxford (Prize Bull Owned by James J. Hill)
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 21, 24

Berkman, Alexander (Polish Anarchist, 1870-1936)
The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 139

Berkowitz, David (American Serial Killer (Son of Sam), 1953- )
The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 147

Berlin, Irving (American Songwriter, 1888-1989)
The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (James Anderson) 120; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 1; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 157

Berlin, Lucie (German Murder Victim)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 54

Berliner, Emile (German Inventor, 1851-1929)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 189; "The Adventure of the Voorish Sign" (Richard A. Lupoff) 343
Berliner Gramophone: The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes (Hilary Bailey) 101

Berlioz, Hector (French Composer, 1803-1869)
"The Case of the Vanishing Stars" (Deanna Baran) 187; "Mr. Sigerson" (Peter Beagle) 62; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 180

Berlitz, Maximilian (German-American Linguist, 1852-1921)
Berlitz School: They Might Be Giants (James Goldman) 104

Bernard, Emile (French Artist, 1868-1941)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 232-233

Bernerd, Jeffrey (British Film Producer)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 245-246

Bernard, St (French Monk, 1090-1153)
Menthon-St-Bernard: The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 266
Monastic Lands of St Bernard: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Raleigh Legacy (L.B.Greenwood) 90

Bernadette of Lourdes, St. (French Peasant Girl Visionary, 1844-1879)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 84; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 255

Bernardotte, Jean-Baptiste: see Charles XIV John

Bernbaum, Edwin (American Mountaineer & Scholar)
Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Thos. Kent Miller) 2

Bernhardt, Julie (Mother of Sarah Bernhardt, 1821-1876)
The Private Life of Dr Watson (Michael Hardwick) 182, 189

Bernhardt, Maurice (French Playwright, Son of Sarah Bernhardt)
Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 59, 110
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 12, 80, 82, 84, 125, 129, 133-134, 197
Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 104-105, 215, 256, 310-312, 315, 347, 355-356; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 182, 222

Bernhardt, Sarah (French Actress, 1844-1923)
"A Baker Street Irregular" (Carole Nelson Douglas)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 30, 33-35, 37, 39, 58, 161, 194, 199, 209, 295, 301, 311, 322, 327, 394, 408, 493, 510
Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 7, 11-12, 14, 16-17, 19, 58, 102-113, 150-151, 156-158, 186-187, 189, 209, 227-228, 256, 303-304, 306, 310-318, 330-331, 333-334, 336-337, 347-352, 355-359, 363, 366
Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 58-59, 61, 73, 108-113, 130, 132-134, 137-143, 145-147, 149, 160, 208, 219, 224, 250, 253, 259, 273, 291, 303-304, 308, 338, 340, 374
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 1-3
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick)
175, 178-179, 181-206, 222, 246, 287
Scarlet In Gaslight (Martin Powell & Seppo Makinen)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 88, 140, 151, 187, 198-200, 244-248
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 5-10, 12-15, 20, 25, 27, 31-33, 36, 44-51, 55-59, 80-84, 86, 117-120, 124-129, 132-134, 143, 193-194, 198-199, 201, 210-213, 230, 232, 237-241, 259, 262
"The Lady of the Camellias" (Ronald C. Weyman) 78-89, 91
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 288, 290, 320, 323, 357
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 187; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 28, 32-33, 43, 47, 85, 99, 108, 156-157, 166, 266, 275, 346, 378, 393; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 37, 68, 108, 160, 194, 241, 248-249, 303, 393, 399; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 97, 223, 304; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 11-13, 15, 18, 32, 65, 89, 118, 133, 135, 137-138, 144, 246-247, 266, 272, 274, 277-279, 293, 313; "Mesmerizing Bertie" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 273; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 161, 186, 220, 227; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 147; Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 232; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 31; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 132; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 40, 71; Murder, Mrs. Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 137; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 309; Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 14; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 219; Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 21; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 74; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 71; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 27; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 194; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 290-291; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 47; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 276; "Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 223; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 15; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 332; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 10; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 116, 138, 142, 144-145; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 53; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 574; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 155; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 70; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 158; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 158, 200, 204, 206, 209-210; "A Scandal in Drury Lane, or The Vampire Trap" (Carolyn Wheat) 77
Bernhardtian: Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 249
Regular Sarah Bernhardts: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 34
"Sahara" Bernhardt: "The Adventure of the Big Plunger" (Robert L. Fish) 108

Bernini, Gianlorenzo (Italian Artist, 1598-1680)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 378, 383; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 198

Bernoulli, Jakob (Swiss Mathematician, 1454-1705)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 67
Bernoulli Drive: "Moriarty by Modem" (Jack Nimersheim) 299-301
Bernoulli Numbers: The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 17
Bernoulli Principle: Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 156
Bernoulli Probability Function: "Moriarty by Modem" (Jack Nimersheim) 299

Bernstein, Edward (German Social Democratic Leader, 1850-1932)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 149-157
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 155

Bernstein, Karl: see Bob Woodward & Karl Bernstein

Bernstorff, Count Johann Heinrich von (German Diplomat, 1862-1939)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 273, 302-303, 308-309, 312-313, 315, 317, 319-321

Beron, Leon (Russian-British Anarchist, 1873(?)-1911)
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 124-137
Lestrade and the Leviathan 11-12, 55-56, 122-125, 205-208, 242, 246

Berry, Captain Albert (American Parachute Pioneer)
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 89

Berry, Chuck (American Rock & Roll Star, 1926- )
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 272-273

Berry, Duc de (15th Century French Nobleman)
Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 411

Berry, Helen (American Spirit Medium)
"The Adventure of the Medium" (Tony Reynolds) 77

Berry, James (British Hangman, 1852-1913)
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 130; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 25, 160; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 163; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 57, 99, 108; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 138, 142, 233-234, 243

Berserker (Dracula - Bram Stoker, Dog features in Stoker's working notes, not in finished novel)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 129-130, 132
Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania (Gerry O’Hara) 130-132, 143

Bersey, Walter (British Engineer)
Bersey Cab: Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 41

Bertha of Artois, St (French Abbess, ?-725)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W. Dillard) 125

Berthe (Le Prophète - Meyerbeer)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 43

Bertie (Biggles series - Captain W.E.Johns)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 9, 21-23, 190-192, 259, 261-262, 285-286, 295, 302, 310, 348

Bertie, Francis Leveson, Lord Thame (British Ambassador to France, 1844-1918)
Hellbirds (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin), 90, 92, 105, 114-116

Bertillon, Alphonse (French Anthropologist, 1853-1914)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 71, 78, 87-88, 250, 325, 333
"The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 112-117, 120, 129, 141, 143, 146, 150-154, 156
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 113-114, 116; The Veiled Detective (David Stuart Davies) 152; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 141, 201; The Clockwork Scarab (Colleen Gleason) 42; The Spiritglass Charade (Colleen Gleason) 250; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 52; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 156; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 30; "The Adventure of the Patient Adversary" (George Kaplan) 28; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 128; The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 185; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 83; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) ix,"The Case of the Two-Faced Transom" (Douglas Moreton) 94; The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 63; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 144-145; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 500-501; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 3-5;"The Case of the Itinerant Yeggman" (June Thomson) 173; Sherlock Holmes and the Lady in Black (June Thomson) 104; Brigade (M.J.Trow) 340; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 203
Bertillion [sic] Comparisons: The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 14
Bertillon Measurements: Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 156; "The Adventure of the Boston Dromio" (Matthew Pearl) 273
Bertillon System: "The Fingerprint Failure" (A. Conning Goil) 110; Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (Maurice Leblanc) 136; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 80, 118, 138; "The Case of the Itinerant Yeggman" (June Thomson) 173; "Sure Way To Catch Every Criminal. Ha! Ha!" (Carolyn Wells) 106; "The Case of the Smiling Buddha" (Ronald C. Weyman) 117
Bertillonage: Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 144; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 500-501; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 5
Bertillonism: Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 11
Bertillonists: The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 157

Bertolucci, Bernardo (Italian Director, 1941- )
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 255-256

Bertrand, Clay (Suspect, Possibly Fictitious, in the JFK Assassination)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 125-126

Bertrand, Sergeant Francois (French Criminal, The Vampire of Montparnasse, Mid-19th Century)
The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 119-120

Bertrand, Comte Henri-Gratien (French Engineer, 1773-1844)
"The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 272-273, 279-280

Beruria (2nd Century Talmudic Scholar)
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 91-92

Bervois, Flora (La Traviata - Verdi)
"The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 245

Berwald, Franz (Swedish Composer, 1796-1868)
"The Peculiar Adventure of the Paradol Chamber" (Jack Grochot) 123

Bes (Egyptian God of Music & Dance)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 389

Besant, Annie (British Theosophist & Socialist Pamphleteer, 1847-1933)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) vi, 8-10, 18-22, 48, 50-53, 88, 102, 104-111, 113, 119, 134-136, 143
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 34-36, 71
The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 24
"The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 217, 240-242, 249-250, 253
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 16, 310; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 131; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 62; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 152; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 29

Besant, Reverend Frank (British Anglican Priest, Husband of Annie Besant)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 34-35

Besant, Maxell (Daughter of Frank & Annie Besant)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 34-35, 71

Besant, Walter (British Author, 1836-1901)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 12

Bessarabian Tigers (London Street Gang)
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 67

Bessemer, Sir Henry (British Inventor, 1813-1898)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 76, 167, 177, 194, 200-204, 207-208
"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (Ian Charnock) 88

Bessinet, Ada (American Medium)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 77

Bessler, Johann (German Entrepreneur, aka Orffyreus, c.1680-1745)
East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 7

Best, William (American Train Driver)
Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 10-11, 32
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Larry Millett) 24-25, 48-51, 67, 158, 173-174, 248-264, 268, 272, 275, 279, 282-283, 291, 298

Bethell, Richard (Secretary to Howard Carter, ?-1929)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 235

Bethge, Karl (German Railway Engineer)
The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 267

Bethmann-Hollweg, Theobald von (German Politician, 1856-1921)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 303, 308

Betjeman, Sir John (British Poet, 1906-1984)
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 11; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 148; The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 170

Bettany, Josephine M. (The Chalet School series - Elinor Brent-Dyer)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 141

Bettelheim, Bruno (Austrian-American Psychologist, 1903-1990)
Dr. Bettelheim: Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 78

Bettington, Major Claude (British Soldier in South Africa)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 123

Beuno, St. (Welsh Abbot, ?-660(?))
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 148

Beveridge, Albert (American Senator, 1862-1927)
The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 40-47, 49-56, 58-59, 66-76, 86, 98-99, 109, 111-124, 150-151, 170, 181-182

Beveridge, Henry (British Colonial Administrator, 1837-1929)
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 185

Beyer, Charles Frederick (German-British Engineer, 1814-1876)
Beyer & Peacock Engine: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 169
Beyer & Peacock Locomotive: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 181

Beyoncé (American Singer, 1981- )
"All the Single Ladies" (Gini Koch) 262

Bezukhov, Pierre (War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy)
"The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" (Jeffrey Deaver) 81

Bharathi, Subramanya (Indian Poet, 1882-1921)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 157

Bhatwadekar, Sir Balachandra Krishna (Indian Administrator)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 217

Bhimsen Thapa (Prime Minister of Nepal (1806-37), 1775-1839)
"The Case of Hodgson's Ghost" (Ted Riccardi) 42, 89

Bhisey, Shanker Abaji (Indian Inventor, 1867-1935)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 100

Bhowani (Hindu Goddess)
Sherlock Holmes and the Harvest of Death (Barrie Roberts) 111, 113; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 496

Bhumi (Hindu Goddess of the Earth)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Other Eye" (Richard Dean Starr & E.R, Bower) 181