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Masaryk, Jan (Czech Statesman, 1886-1948)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 33

Mascagni, Pietro (Italian Composer, 1863-1945)
"Imaginary Interview with Sherlock Holmes" (Guisard) 22
"An Affair in Ravello" (Ted Riccardi) 3; "The Case of the Plangent Colonel" (Ted Riccardi) 83; "The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 176, 179

Masini da Peretola, Tomasso (Italian Alchemist & Assistant to Leonardo da Vinci)
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 131-132, 140-141, 147, 164, 182, 201

Mask of Al-Mokanna (The Mask of Fu Manchu - Sax Rohmer)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 210, 213, 226, 236

Mask of Dimitrios (The Mask of Dimitrios - Eric Ambler)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 210, 213, 226, 236

Maskelyne, Jasper (British Conjurer, 1902-1973)
"The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 183; "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 260

Maskelyne, John Nevil (British Conjurer, 1839-1917)
Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (Val Andrews) 7, 14-15, 19, 22-25, 31, 37, 40-42, 48, 50, 59, 64-67, 77, 84, 86, 88-91, 95-96, 101-103, 106, 111-112
The Case of the Vanishing Corpse (Robert Newman) 151
"The Bride of the Moon" (Alan Stockwell) 88-104
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 38-39, 106-107, 114, 116-117, 130, 229
"The Phantom Pistol" (Jack Adrian)
488; Sherlock Holmes and the Sandringham House Mystery (Val Andrews) 16, 33; Sherlock Holmes in New York (D.R.Bensen) 20; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 96; Moriarty (John Gardner) 42; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 95, 175, 198; "The Stolen March" (R.C. Lehmann) 44; "The Adventure of the Medium" (Tony Reynolds) 78; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 208; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 296; Lestrade and the Dead Man’s Hand (M.J. Trow); Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 3, 113, 122-123, 143, 159, 198; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow); Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 212; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 176; "A Scandal in Drury Lane, or The Vampire Trap" (Carolyn Wheat) 74
Maskelyne's: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 138; Sherlock Holmes at the Varieties (Val Andrews) 7
Maskelyne's Egyptian Hall Theatre: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 65

Maskelyne, Nevil (Son of J.N. Maskelyne, 1863-1924)
Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (Val Andrews) 23-25, 42, 84, 95, 98, 102-103
A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 176, 190, 258, 260

Mason, A.E.W. (British Author 1865-1948)
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 213
"The Omnibus Murder" (R.E. Swartwout) 127
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 135-136, 139, 166-168, 173-176
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 75, 158; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 19

Mason, Aaron (Lost Dutchman Mine)
Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murder (Barrie Roberts) 123-126

Mason, Charles (English Astronomer, 1728-1786)
Mason-Dixon Line: "The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 40

Mason, Hugh (17th/18th Century British Landlord & Grocer)
Fortnum & Mason

Mason, James (Confederate Ambassador - the Trent Affair)
Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 89-90

Mason, John L. (American Tinsmith, 1826-1902)
Mason Jar: The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 150, 161-162, 172

Mason, Perry (Perry Mason series - Erle Stanley Gardner)
"The Adventure of the Snitch In Time" (August Derleth & Mack Reynolds) 70; The Case of the Blackmail Boys (Terrance Dicks) 32

Mason, Randolph(Randolph Mason series - Melville Davison Post)
"The Adventure of the Snitch In Time" (August Derleth & Mack Reynolds) 70

Mason of Elmira (The Man with the Watches - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"The Girl and the Gold Watches" (Robert Ryan) 427

Masséna, Andre (French General, 1758-1817)
"The Anomaly of the Empty Man" (Anthony Boucher) 40

Massenet, Jules (French Composer, 1842-1912)
"The Adventure of the Willow Basket" (Lyndsay Faye) 217; The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (Daniel Gracely) 2; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 36; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 48; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 60; "The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 178

Massereene & Ferrard, Viscount (Irish Peer)
"The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 33

Masset, Louise (British Murderess, 1866-1900)
The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 147-153, 162, 428, 439

Massey, Raymond (British Actor, 1896-1983)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 36

Massinger, Philip (English Playwright, 1583-1640)
"The Adventure of the Mocking Huntsman (M.J. Elliott) 29

Master, The (Doctor Who - TV series)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 17-18, 172, 180, 223-233, 235, 279-280, 285

Masters, Eliza (Witness, Neill Cream Case)
"The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 260

Masterson, Bat (American Lawman & Journalist, 1853-1921)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 150-151; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 157; Sherlock Holmes and the Crosby Murder (Barrie Roberts) 31

Mastiff, Half-breed, belonging to a coal merchant (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 82
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 185

Mata Hari (Dutch Spy, 1876-1917)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 28-29, 41-54, 56-57, 59, 78, 91, 93-94, 96-108, 111, 124, 145-146, 160, 172, 257, 272
Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 58-59, 138-139
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 203, 208-213, 215-217, 225-227, 234, 239, 242
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 115; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 50; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 322; The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 98

Matcham, Frank (British Music Hall Architect, 1854-1920)
Sherlock Holmes at the Varieties (Val Andrews) 63

Math (Lord of Gwynedd in The Mabinogion)
Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 189

Mather, Peter (British Manufacturer)
Mather & Platt: Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 45

Mather, Stephen T. (American Industrialist & Conservationist, 1867-1930)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 37

Mathers, Edward Powys 'Torquemada' (British Translator, Poet & Crossword Compiler, 1892-1939)
"The Omnibus Murder" (R.E. Swartwout) 128

Mathers, Samuel MacGregor (British Founder of the Order of the Golden Dawn, 1854-1918)
Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (Guy Adams) 161-163, 165-167, 171-174, 177-178, 186, 192, 198-200, 205-206, 216, 218-219, 224
"The Hidden Church" (Watkin Jones) 43, 60-61
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 88-89;
"The Scarlet Woman" (Watkin Jones) 82

Matheson, James (Scottish Trader, 1796-1878)
Jardine, Matheson & Co.

Mathews, Jessie (British Entertainer, 1907-1981)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 170

Mathews, Kerwin (American Actor, 1926-2007)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 127

Mathias Corvinus (King of Hungary (1458-95), 1443-1495)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 60

Matilda, Empress (Daughter of Henry I, 1102-1167)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 329

Matilda, St. (German Queen, Wife of Henry I, 895-968)
St. Matilda's School: "The Case of Lady Sannox" (Peter H. Wood) 80

Matisse, Henri (French Artist, 1869-1954)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 124; No Ordinary Terror (J. Brooks Van Dyke) 159

Matsch, Franz (Austrian Artist, 1861-1942)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 63

Matsubara, Hajime (Japanese Scientist, 1975- )
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 278

Matthew, St. (Gospel Writer)
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 81; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 110; Death Cloud (Andrew Lane) 26; Fire Storm (Andrew Lane) 94; Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time (Thos. Kent Miller) cxiii, cxx, cxxiii; Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 28, 65, 220; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 280

Matthews, Henry, Lord Llandaff (British Home Secretary, 1826-1913)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 263-265
"My Three Ripping Years at the Yard" (Douglas Moreton) 1-3, 6, 13-17, 19-21, 25-26, 29-30, 32
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 305-312, 374
Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 137-138, 206-208, 210, 238-239
Bloodguilty (Raymond Thor) 41-44, 54
Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 176-178
Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire (Dean P. Turnbloom) 54-55, 95, 119-122, 197, 212-213, 232-233, 244
Murder by Decree (Robert Weverka) 141-142, 165-170, 177, 180
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 15, 57; "The Case of the Baker Street Dozen" (Arthur Douglas)
77; Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye) 265-266, 280, 284; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 87-88, 90-91, 96, 231, 243, 297; "The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 47; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 55; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 113, 268; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 49-50, 63-64
The Home Secretary: Sherlock Holmes and the Thistle of Scotland (L.B. Greenwood) 155, 195; A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 329; "Moriarty’s Fiendish Plan" (Roger Jaynes) 307-309; Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 21-22, 24, 67, 77, 92; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 93-94; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 291; Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J. Trow) 171

Matthews, John (American Actor)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 134, 232, 254-255, 257, 288-289

Matthey, Cyril(British Colonel & Military Author)
Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Problem (Nick S. Thomas) 84, 87, 93-106, 108-123, 126-132, 135, 137, 140-156, 158-165, 167-171, 182, 185, 192, 249

Mattioli, Ercole Antonio (Italian Politician, 1640-1694)
"The Resources of Mycroft Holmes" (Charlton Andrews) 221

Maturin, Charles Robert (Irish Author, 1782-1824)
The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 304; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 146

Maturin, Dr Stephen (Aubrey - Maturin series - Patrick O'Brian)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 141

Mauclair (Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 187, 189

Mauclair's Assistants (The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 187, 189

Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria of Wales (Queen of Norway, Wife of Hakon VII, Daughter of Edward VII, 1869-1938)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 203
"The Adventure of the Copper Breechloads" (Zakariah Johnson) 41-43, 45-46, 51-52
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 114; "The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 176

Maudsley, Henry (British Psychiatrist, 1835-1918)
The Dark Water (David Pirie) 200; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 94-95; "The Case of the King’s Evil" (Donald Thomas) 77; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 244, 328

Maugham, William Somerset (British Author, 1874-1965)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 98-100, 102
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 49-50; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 193; "A Father's Tale" (Sterling E. Lanier) 123; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 75
"The Case of the Notorious Canary Trainer" (Henry Slesar) (Written as if by Maugham)

Maupassant, Guy de (French Author, 1850-1893)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 296-297; Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds (Manly W. Wellman & Wade Wellman) 38-39, 42

Maupertuis, Pierre (French Mathematician, 1698-1759)
"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (Ian Charnock) 90

Maurel, Colonel émilien (French Soldier)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 21-22

Maurel, Victor (French Opera Singer, 1848-1923)
"The Well-Educated Young Man" (William P. Coleman) 86

Mauren, Perle Von (Revelations In Black - Carl Jacobi)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 219-221, 281

Maurice, St (3rd Century Roman Soldier)
St Moritz
: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 214; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 70, 97, 313

Maurice, Thomas (English Oriental Scholar)
"An Affair in Ravello" (Ted Riccardi) 4

Maury, Matthew Fontaine (American Oceanographer, 1806-1873)
Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 189

Mauser, Peter Paul (German Arms Inventor, 1838-1914)
Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 606
Broomhandle Mauser: "The Adventure of The White Bird" (C. Edward Davis) 368; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 98, 118, 137, 193, 200, 207, 224, 229, 240, 242, 244-246
Mauser: The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 225; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 98-99, 215
Mauser Automatic: The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 82; Sherlock Holmes and the Masquerade Murders (Frank Thomas) 42-44; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 219, 233-234
Mauser-based: The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr) 212
Mauser Bullets: The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 28; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 80
Mauser Karabiner: The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 163
Mauser Pistol: "Dr Watson" (Charlie Adams, Gareth Hale & Norman Pace) 154; The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 118-119; "The Climbing Man" (Simon Clark) 193, 232; "The Monster of Hell’s Gate" (Paul Finch) 8; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 289; The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 124, A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 34, 51, 60-61, 105, 179, 283, 285, 345, 400; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 223-224, 232; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 59; "The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 237, 247, 254-255, 265; "The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 262; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 315
Mauser Rifle: The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 53; The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 267-268; "The Beast of Guangming Peak" (Michael Mallory) 35; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 42, 44, 204, 258, 286, 364, 436; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 134, 169, 174-175; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 527-528, 532, 589-590, 593, 596-597, 599, 605; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 232; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 167; Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Problem (Nick S. Thomas) 145, 154; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 33

Mauser Zig-Zag: "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 213

Mausolus (King of Caria (376(?)-353(?)BC), ?-353BC)
"The Eight Pointed Cross" (Bill Paxton) 222-223, 228-230, 232, 234, 238

Mauvais, Michel (The Alchemist - H.P. Lovecraft)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 243-245, 248

Mavrokordatos, Alexandros (Greek Statesman, 1791-1865)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 212

Mavroyeni (Personal Physician to Sultan Abdulhamid II)
"The Last of His Kind" (Barbara Nadel) 271, 275

Maw, Mr. (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes (Loren D. Estleman) 217-218

Max (Kate Shugak series - Dana Stabenow)
"The Eyak Interpreter" (Dana Stabenow) 293, 296, 299-301

Max (Der Freischutz - Weber)
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 59

Max of Baden, Prince (German Chancellorin World War I)
"The Case of the Last Battle" (L.B.Greenwood) 484-493

Maxentius (Roman Emperor)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 380

Maxim, Hiram (Inventor of Maxim Gun)
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 170-173
"The Sycamore Seed" (L.F.E. Coombs) 131, 134; "The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 533; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 163; "The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 346
Maxim Bisley:
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J. Trow) 170
Maxim Gun:
The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr) 229; "The Perfect Spy" (Stuart Douglas) 81; "The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 536; The Adventure of the Three Madmen (Philip José Farmer) 115; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 228; "The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece" (Barbara Hambly) 165; Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 58; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 230; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 258, 261-262; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 40; "The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 345; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 136; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 225, 297; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 98-99; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 231; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J. Trow) 22, 24; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 560; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 229
Maxim Machine-Pistol: The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 7

Maxim-Nordenfeldt: Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 231, 266

Maximilian I (Kaiser)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 188

Maximilian I (Mexican Emperor (1864-67), 1832-1867)
"The English Señor" (Marta Randall) 274, 290

Maximilian II (Holy Roman Emperor (1564-76), 1527-1576)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 117
; Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 67

Maximilian II (King of Bavaria (1848-1864), ?-1864)
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 1; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 192, 237-238, 312, 323, 325, 398

Maximo & Bartola, The Aztec Children (Mexican Sideshow Act, 1840s?-?)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 217

Maxwell, Caroline (Witness - Ripper Case)
The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 75-76, 81-82

Maxwell, James Clerk (British Physicist, 1831-1879)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time (Thos. Kent Miller) xcii-c, civ cxi-cxv, cxviii- cxix, cxxvi, cxxx, cxxxiii-cxl, cxliii, cciv-ccvix, III
"The Case of the Energetic Anarchist" (Colin Bruce) 161, 164; "The Case of the Flying Bullets" (Colin Bruce) 83-84; "The Case of the Sabotaged Scientist" (Colin Bruce) 80; "The Singular Affair of the Aluminium Crutch" (Ian Charnock) 120, 129; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 76; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 178; SherlockHolmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 101-103, 160; "The Adventure of the Field Theorems" (Vonda N. McIntyre) 43; Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 171

Maxwell, Jonathan Dixon (American Car Manufacturer)
Maxwell Autos: The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 37
Maxwell Motorcar: Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 182, 234, 250, 309, 339

Maxwell, Mr. (Caroline Maxwell's Husband)
The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 76

May, Elizabeth (Witness, Neill Cream Case)
"The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 260

May, Francis (British Match Manufacturer)
Bryant & May

May, Frank (Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, 1832-1897)
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 435

May, James (English Resurrectionist, ?-1831)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 62-64, 93

May, John Frederick (American Doctor)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 199

May, Karl (German Writer, 1842-1912)
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 916-918, 920-922, 924, 927-928, 964
"The Adventure of the Jersey Girl" (Bill Peschel) 374

May, Phil (British Illustrator, 1864-1903)
Sherlock Holmes at the Varieties (Val Andrews) 86

May, Inspector William (British Police Officer)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 7-8, 14, 17-27, 41, 64, 99, 181, 185

May of Teck, Princess: see Mary, Queen

Maybach, Wilhelm (German Industrialist, 1846-1929)
Maybach Engine: The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 167

Maybrick, Edwin (Brother of James Maybrick)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 259-261

Maybrick, Florence (American Poisoner, 1862-1941)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 254, 259-266
Bloodline (Jill Jones) 261-262; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 355; "The Case of the Wimbledon Tragedy" (June Thomson) 80; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 94; "Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 24

Maybrick, Gladys (Daughter of James Maybrick)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 259, 261

Maybrick, James (Supposed author of the Ripper Diary, 1838-1889)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 251-262, 264, 266-267
Bloodline (Jill Jones) 20, 261-262; "The Repulsive Story of the Red Leech" (Morgan Llywelyn) 67; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 24, 94

Maybrick, James Chandler (Son of James Maybrick)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 259

Maybrick, Michael (British Composer, Brother of James Maybrick, 1841-1913)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 260-261

Maybud, Rose (Ruddigore - Gilbert & Sullivan)
Rose: "The Dilemma of the Distressed Savoyard" (Crighton Sellars) 455-457, 459
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 72, 74

Mayer, Louis B. (American Film Executive, 1885-1957)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 200-201
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 60
M.G.M.: Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 241

Mayfair, Monk (Doc Savage series - Kenneth Robeson)
"The Vanishing Devil" (Win Scott Eckert) 71
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman)
318-320

Mayhew, Henry (British Journalist & Writer, 1812-1887)
Mycroft Holmes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse) 26; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 49; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 41; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 294-296, 306

Mayne, Sir Richard (Irish Barrister, 1796-1868)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 19

Mayo, Diana (The Sheik - Movie)
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 43

Mayo, Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of (British Statesman, 1822-1872)
"The Mountain of Fear" (Ted Riccardi) 315

Mayo, William (1819-1911) & Charles (1865-1939) (American Surgeons)
"The Opera Thief" (Larry Millett) 310-311; Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 160
Mayo Clinic: Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 133

Mayor of Gloucester, The (The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix Potter)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 112

Mazarin, Cardinal Jules (French First Minister, 1602-1661)
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 311; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 184
Mazarin Bible: "The Adventure of Clergyman Peter" (Henry Ledgard & Andrew Singer) 75

Mazurki, Mike (American Actor, 1907-1990)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 6-11, 20-25, 81

Mazzini, Giuseppe (Italian Revolutionary, 1805-1872)
"Prolegomena to Dr Watson's Ninth Marriage" (Jacques Barzun) 43; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 371; "The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 231

Mead, Mr (British Lawyer)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 12-13, 79, 87

Mead, William Rutherford (American Architect, 1846-1928)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 318

Meade, General George G. (American Soldier - Civil War, 1815-1872)
"The American Ambassador" (David Scott) 4

Meade, L.T. (Irish Writer, 1854-1914)
Baskerville (John O’Connell) 79-81

Meakin (The Orchid - James T. Tanner)
Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 120-121; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 55

Measures, George (Witness in the Green Bicycle Case)
"The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 247, 252-255

Mechnikov, Illya (Russian Biologist, 1845-1916)
"The Post-Modern Prometheus" (Nick Kyme) 89; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 179

Medb / Maeve (Mythical Queen of Connacht)
"The Irish Professor" (Eddie Maguire) 78-79

Medea (Sorceress, Wife of Jason in Greek Mythology)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 31; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 208; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 197; The Monster of St. Marylebone (Wayne Worcester) 219

Medical Man, The (The Time Machine - H.G. Wells)
Sherlock Holmes & the Coils of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 4

Medici Family (Rulers of Florence)
"The Perfect Crime" (G.H. Finn) 468; Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 30; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 238; "The Affair of the 46th Birthday" (Amy Myers) 250-251; "A Case of Criminal Madness" (Ted Riccardi) 34; "The Case of Isadora Persano" (Ted Riccardi) 225; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 70; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 162; "The Case of the Gustaffson Stone" (June Thomson) 196; "The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 129, 131, 156, 160; Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Hounded By Baskervilles (Mercer Warriner) 35
Medici Casket: "The Case of the Gustaffson Stone" (June Thomson) 196, 198-199, 212-214, 216, 219-220
Medici Lock: "The Case of the Gustaffson Stone" (June Thomson) 201-202
Medici Ruby: "The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 155-158, 161
Medicean: "The Questionable Parentage of Basil Grant" (R. Bostoun Cromer) 53

Medici, Cosimo de, I (Florentine Ruler, 1519-1574)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 168, 177, 179; "The Adventure of the Queen Bee" (Frederic Arnold Kummer) 141
The Medici Pearl: "The Adventure of the Queen Bee" (Frederic Arnold Kummer) 131, 140-141, 145-146, 151, 156, 159-160, 162, 170, 172, 180-181, 183-184

Medici, Cosimo de, II (Grand Duke of Tuscany (1609-21), 1590-1621)
"The Fulham Strangler" (Keith Moray) 304; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 201

Medici, Giovanni de: see Pope Leo X

Medici, Giuliano de (Italian Nobleman, 1479-1516)
"The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 131

Medici, Lorenzo de, "The Magnificent" (Italian Banker & Statesman 1449-1492)
"The Affair of the 46th Birthday" (Amy Myers) 250; "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 151; "The Case of Isadora Persano" (Ted Riccardi) 225; "The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 131, 156; "The Sect of the Salamander" (Ron Weighell) 100

Medici, Pietro de (Son of Cosimo I de Medici, 1554-1604)
"The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 131, 156

Medicis, Catherine de (Queen of France (1547-59), 1519-1589)
The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (Roberta Rogow) 109

Medusa (Gorgon in Greek Mythology)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 326-327, 332
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 108; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 46; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 31; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 64; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 113, 301, 333, 411; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 125; Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 207; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 138; Young Sherlock: The Adventure At Ferryman's Creek (Gerald Frow) 64-65; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 107; "The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 79; "The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger" (Michael Moorcock) 203, 209; "Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 177; "The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 455; Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania (Gerry O’Hara) 158; "The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm" (Stuart Palmer) 111; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 40; "An Envoy to Lhasa" (Ted Riccardi) 123; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 84; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 233; "The Case of the Colonel's Madness" (June Thomson) 63; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 454; Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Hounded By Baskervilles (Mercer Warriner) 88; "The Sect of the Salamander" (Ron Weighell) 93, 106; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 47
Dr Medusa: Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 17
A Medusa: Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 36; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 352
Medusa (ship):
"The Loss of the British Bark Sophy Anderson" (Gary Lovisi) 12-13; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 164
Medusa gaze: The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 170
Medusa-like: The Scroll of the Dead (David Stuart Davies) 35; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 249
Medusan: "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 246
Medusans: "The Color of Death" (Dana Martin Batory) 51
Medusa Scowl: Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 475
Medusa Stare: Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 47
Medusa-terrible: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 257

Meese, Edwin (American Attorney, 1931- )
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 255

Mehmed V Reshad (Sultan of Turkey (1909-18), 1844-1918)
"The Last of His Kind" (Barbara Nadel) 279-280

Mehmet Selim Efendi (Son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, 1870-1937)
"The Last of His Kind" (Barbara Nadel) 276-277

Mehta, Sir Pherozeshah (Indian Political Leader, 1845-1915)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 216-218

Meiji (Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), 1852-1912)
Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 78, 88, 94, 112, 152, 173, 198, 200, 229, 231-237, 242, 245, 250-251, 253-258, 261-262, 265-268, 272
Embassy Row (Quinn Fawcett) 56, 61, 65, 68, 74, 102, 105-106, 114, 117, 134, 171-173, 209, 212-213, 256, 258, 270-272, 275-276, 289, 364-365, 382-383; "The Peculiar Adventure of the Paradol Chamber" (Jack Grochot) 108; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 25, 154, 165, 167; "The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 341, 345; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 23; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 295; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 337; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 258

Meiklejohn, John (Scotland Yard Inspector, de Goncourt Affair)
The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 167, 185-189, 202-207, 209-210
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 40
"The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 35-37, 56-57, 88-89
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 115-117, 119, 121-122, 124-125, 145, 217
Sergeant Malcolm: Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 162, 164-165, 172
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 19

Meilhac, Henri (French Composer, 1831-1897)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 31

Meinertzhagen, Richard (British Soldier, 1878-1967)
"The Monster of Hell’s Gate" (Paul Finch) 7-8, 12, 17-18, 28-29, 31-33, 38-39, 45

Meinster, Baron (Brides of Dracula - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 102-104, 107-108
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 66

Meir (2nd Century Rabbi, Husband of Beruria)
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 92

Meireles, Teodora (Brazilian Wife of Ernesto Nazareth)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 125

Meireles, VĂ­tor (Brazilian Artist, 1832-1903)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 33, 35, 48, 86-87, 136

Meisho (Japanese Empress (1629-43), 1624-1696)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 158, 164-165, 168

Meissonier, Jean-Louis-Ernest (French Artist, 1815-1891)
"Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 155

Meister, Wilhelm (Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship - Goethe)
"Imaginary Interview with Sherlock Holmes" (Guisard) 22

Mekasto / Red Crow (Native American Leader, c.1830-1900)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 49

Melampus (First Mortal Granted Prophetic Powers in Greek Mythology)
Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 236

Melba, Nellie (Australian Soprano 1861-1931)
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 64-65
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 59; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 95;
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 255; Basil In Mexico (Eve Titus) 20; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 138
Peach Melba: The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 53

Melbourne, William Lamb, Lord (British Prime Minister (1834-31), 1779-1848)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 169, 223-224, 276
The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr) 69; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 26; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 45; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 111; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 205;
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 70

Melchior (Three Wise Men - Bible)
The Albino’s Treasure (Stuart Douglas) 174; "The Four Wise Men" (Peter Lovesey) 40, 43, 53; Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time (Thos. Kent Miller) cxxiii

Melchizedek (Bible - Genesis)
O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 234

Meleager (Greek Mythology)
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 118

Méliès, George (French Cinematographer, 1861-1938)
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 105; The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 275-276, 280; "The Very First Affair" (Johan Heliot) 260; "The Enigma of the Warwickshire Vortex" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 471-472; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 71

Melin, Ernst (Swedish Spy, 1866-1915)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 124

Mellen, Charles Sanger (American Railroad President, 1852-1927)
"The Adventure of the Diamond Dog Collar" (Bert Leston Taylor) 291-292

Mellon, Andrew W. (American Financier & Statesman, 1855-1937)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 34; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 210

Mellor, David (British Politician)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 12

Mellors (Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H.Lawrence)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 185-189, 194-196, 198-199, 207, 210-211
"Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 30;
Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 69

Melmoth (Melmoth the Wanderer - Victor Maturin)
The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 304; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 116

Melmotte, Augustus (The Way We Live Now - Anthony Trollope)
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 46

Melnotte (The Lady of Lyons - Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton)
The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 128

Meloney, Missy (American Reporter, Planned Marie Curie's US Tour)
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 129-130

Melpomene (Muse of Tragedy)
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 136; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 166; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 240; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 50

Melvill, Teignmouth (English Soldier at Isandlwana, 1842-1879)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 36-37, 128, 214

Melville, Herman (American Author 1819-1891)
The Star of India (Carole Buggé) 95; Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 27; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 215; "The Adventure of the Sally Martin" (H. Paul Jeffers) 168-169

Melville, Superintendent William (British Special Branch Officer, 1850-1918)
The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 24, 176, 179-181, 187-188, 289
Superintendent Dick: The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 10, 27, 49, 105, 116-120
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 39-41; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 53; "The Medium Problem" (Steve Leadley) 247; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 75; "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 124, 130

Memling, Hans (Flemish Painter, 1430-1494)
The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 164; "The Malady of the Mind Doctor" (Howard Halstead) 135

Memnon (King of Ethiopia)
"Mr Montalba, Obsequist" (H.F. Heard) 186

Menard, Pierre (Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote - Jorge Luis Borges)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Mencius (Chinese Philosopher, 378-289BC)
The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 77, 79, 113

Mencken, H.L. (American Writer, 1880-1956)
"The Last of Mr. Sherlock Holmes" (August Derleth) 2; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 30
H.L. Mecca: Elementary, Mr Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 141

Mendel, Gregor (Austrian Geneticist, 1822-1884)
Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 30-43, 57, 75, 101, 140, 161
"The Case of the Missing Energy" (Colin Bruce) 27; The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 118; The Shadow of the Rat (David Stuart Davies) 91; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 239; "A Father's Tale" (Sterling E. Lanier) 125; "The Case of the Sumatran Rat" (June Thomson) 178-179

Mendeleev, Dmitry (Russian Chemist, 1834-1907)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 114;
"A Study in Chemistry" (Henry Ledgard & Andrew Singer) 145-148, 150; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 71, 150; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 265

Mendelssohn, Felix (German Composer, 1809-1847)
"The Martian Crown Jewels" (Poul Anderson) 18; "The Reigate Road Murder" (Anthony Armstrong) 61;
"The Case of the Vanishing Stars" (Deanna Baran) 195; "Mr. Sigerson" (Peter Beagle) 59; "As to ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’" (Tony Broadbent) 43; Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 138, 189; "The Adventure of the Paradol Chamber" (John Dickson Carr) 49; "The Affair of the Politician, The Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant" (Howard Collins) 199; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 109; Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (Gerald Frow) 75; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 43; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 116; The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Michael & Mollie Hardwick) 26; The Guilty Abroad (Peter J. Heck) 182; Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 150; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 35; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 48; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 39, 46, 230; Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 266; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 214; "Moriarty By Modem" (Jack Nimersheim) 289; The Adventures of the Five Puce Map Tacks (Paul Nizza) 17; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 35; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 166; "A Discreet Investigation" (Rohase Piercy) 44; "The Bughouse Caper" (Bill Pronzini) 133, 137; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 6, 19; "The Case of the Viceroy's Assistant" (Ted Riccardi) 11; "A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 108-109; "A Singular Event in Tranquebar" (Ted Riccardi) 235; The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 90, 135; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 232; The Fatal Mistake (Hugh S. Scullion) 32; Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 244; Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 6; The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons (James Francis Thierry) 88; "The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 192, 213; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 276; "The Ghost in the Machine" (Donald Thomas) 32; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 280; Basil of Baker Street (Eve Titus) 7

Mendelssohn-Hensel, Fanny (Sister of Felix Mendelssohn, 1805-1847)
Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (Gerald Frow) 75; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 214

Mendoza, Daniel (British Boxer, 1764-1836)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 128; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 212-213; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 998; "The Song at Twilight" (Michael Walsh) 333
The Whitechapel Mendozas:
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 128, 131, 143

Méne Cult (The Lost Cult - E.E. Knight)
"The Eye of Oran" (Win Scott Eckert) 27

Menelik II (Emperor of Abyssinia (1889-1909), 1844-1913)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 204

Menendez de Aviles, Don Pedro (Spanish Explorer, 1519-1574)
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 185, 254, 259, 262-266

Ménière, Prosper (French Physician, 1799-1862)
Ménière's Disease: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 9

Menkaure: see Mycelinus

Menken, Adah Isaacs (American Actress, 1835-1868)
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 40; The Dragon Turn (Shane Peacock) 36; "The Adventure of the Jersey Girl" (Bill Peschel) 370

Menschikoff, Prince Alexander Sergeievich (Russian General, 1789-1869)
"The Russian Countess" (David Scott) 46

Mensdorff-Poully-Dietrichstein, Count Albert von (Austrian Diplomat, 1861-1945)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 27, 203, 216
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 146

Menuhin, Yehudi (American Violinist, 1916-1999)
Yehudi Menuhin School of Music: Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 149-150

Mephisto, The (Chess-playing Automaton, built by Charles Gumpel, 1876)
"The Moriarty Gambit" (Fritz Leiber) 299

Mephistopheles (Devil in Faust Legend)
"Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 24-25, 27, 32, 35-36
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 88, 92, 96-106, 123, 222-224, 229, 248
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 195-196; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 14; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 226; "Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 208; Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes (Loren D. Estleman) 219; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 33; The Adventure of the Three Dragons (Luke Steven Fullenkamp) 35; A Study in Ashes (Emma Jane Holloway) 362; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 236; "Adventure of the Opera Ghost" (Steven Philip Jones & Aldin Baroza) 36; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 161-162; The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas (Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin) 103; "The Adventure of the Other Woman" (Michael Mallory) 24; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 125, 180; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 248, 252; "An Envoy to Lhasa" (Ted Riccardi) 139; "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" (Ted Riccardi) 205; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 125; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 45, 58-59, 83, 92, 95, 163, 198-201, 203; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 151; The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons (James Francis Thierry) 30; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 75; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 116
Fiat Mephisto: Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 75, 77-78, 101-102, 125, 159-162, 165-166, 168-169, 181-183, 186, 189
Mephistophelean:
Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (Guy Adams) 174; Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 59; The Quest for Bowie's Blade (J.T. Edson) 14; Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 246; Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 61, 181; The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 34; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 49; "The Case of the Rising Ransom" (Douglas Moreton) 132; "The Case of the Upwood Scandal" (June Thomson) 29; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 242

Merari (Bible - Judith (Judith's Father))
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 294

Mercader, Caridad (Mother of Ramon Mercader)
Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 103, 106

Mercader, Ramon (Spanish-born Agent of the Soviet Secret Police, Assassinated Trotsky, 1914-1978)
Mercador Ramon: Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 103-104, 106

Mercalli, Giuseppe (Italian Vulcanologist, 1850-1914)
Mercalli Scale: Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 64

Mercator, Gerardus (Flemish Map-Maker, 1512-1594)
Mercator Chart: "The House that Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 288
Mercator Projection: Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 14

Mercedes: see Mercedes Jellinek

Merchant, Ismail (British Film Producer, 1936-2005)
Merchant Ivory: Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 100

Mercier (Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 58, 114, 121

Mercier, General Auguste (French Minister of War, 1833-1921)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 72, 198

Mercier, Lewis Page (British Translator, 1820-1875)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 18

Mercury (Roman God)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 162; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 15, 255; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 106; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 502; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 376; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 85; The Clockwork Scarab (Colleen Gleason) 159; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 48; "The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 88; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 201; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 175; Becoming Holmes (Shane Peacock) 10; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 120; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 292; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 297; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 101
Mercurial: "The Adventure of the Canine Ventriloquist" (Jon L. Breen) 122, 133; An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 7, 330; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 182; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 242; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 34; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 181, 346; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 169, 200; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 17; "The Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant" (Craig Shaw Gardner) 100; The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (Daniel Gracely) 91; "The Case of the Baconian Cipher" (Ken Greenwald) 116; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 22; The Private Life of Dr Watson (Michael Hardwick) 247; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 151; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 146; Elementary, Mrs Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 9; An Opened Grave (L. Frank James) 121; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 108; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 225; "Years Ago & In A Different Place" (Michael Kurland) 168; "The Medium Problem" (Steve Leadley) 209; "The Human Mystery" (Tanith Lee) 225; "Sherlock Holmes in the Lost World" (Martin Powell) 148; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 57; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 257; "Art in the Blood" (Brian Stableford) 117; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 274; "The Blue Eyed Dog" (Frank Thomas) 50; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 96; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 18; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 11, 71, 101; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 250; "The Case of the Barton Wood Murder" (June Thomson) 187; "The Case of the Watchful Waiter" (June Thomson) 236; "The Curse of Nectanebo" (Ron Weighell) 57; "A Scandal in Drury Lane, or The Vampire Trap" (Carolyn Wheat) 77; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 86
Mercuries: "The Adventure of the Gowanus Abduction" (Joyce Harrington) 164
Mercury Category: "The Innocent Icarus" (James Lovegrove)
202, 205, 208, 211, 213
Mercury Train: Against the Brotherhood (Quinn Fawcett) 128, 138, 150, 161, 207, 217, 256
My Mercury: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 289
Our Young Mercury: The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 368
Twentieth Century Mercury: The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 305

Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet - William Shakespeare)
The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 93; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 40, 45, 61; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 239; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 223; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 276

Merdle, Mr. (Little Dorrit - Charles Dickens)
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 46

Meredith, George (British Writer, 1829-1909)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 51; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 30; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 57; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 158; "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 149; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 320; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 191, 199, 249; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 122, 141-142, 150, 191

Merenptah (Egyptian Pharoah)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 72

Merimée, Prosper (French Author 1803-1870)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 63

Merlin (Arthurian Legend)
East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 142-143
Morrolan: From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 22, 30, 55, 57-58, 143, 147-149, 173, 175-176, 187, 204-205, 219, 227, 229-233, 235-236, 239, 253-256, 258
Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 110-111, 115-119, 121-132, 134-135, 138-160, 163-166, 168-169, 173, 175, 179-186, 194, 200-201, 207, 209, 232-233, 237, 244-245, 253-257, 260-261, 270, 281-282, 285
"The Case of the Unmarked Graves" (Colin Bruce) 89; Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 78; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 177; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 193; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 9; Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 202; Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 314, 364; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 20
A Merlin: Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 45
The Modern Merlin: Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 216

Merriam, John L. (American Politician, 1825-1895)
The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 86

Merriam, William Rush (American Politician, 1849-1931)
The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 86

Merrick, Joseph "John" (The Elephant Man, 1862-1890)
"The Adventure of Zolnay The Aerialist" (Rick Boyer) 15-17, 19, 22-23, 26-27, 29-35, 37-41
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 434, 444-446, 448, 452, 455, 457-458
The Star of India (Carole Buggé)
18; The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 41, 58; "The Post-Modern Prometheus" (Nick Kyme) 91; Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 29; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 253; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 212

Merrick, Mary Jane (Mother of John Merrick, ?-1873)
"The Adventure of Zolnay The Aerialist" (Rick Boyer) 41

Merrick, Mercy (The New Magdalen - Wilkie Collins)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 290

Merrill, Humphrey (Resident of Eyam Plague Village)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Tick Tock Man" (Roy Templeman) 125

Merrivale, Sir Henry (Merrivale series - Carter Dickson)
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Philip José Farmer) 15, 20-21, 37
The Adventure of the Three Madmen (Philip José Farmer) 87, 91-92, 103
"The Case of the Substitute Strangler" (Douglas Moreton) 40
NOTE: There is a character named after Henry Merrivale in The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) P.282-283, 287, 323.

Merry Hampton (Derby-Winning Racehorse)
The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 319, 321
Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (Barrie Roberts) 63, 171

Mersey, John Charles Bigham, Lord (British Judge, 1840-1929)
The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 345

Merton, Arthur Sidney (British Reporter, ?-1942)
Percy Merton: Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 70, 83, 96, 101-106, 109, 113, 118-120, 122-124, 142, 144-145, 147-148, 150-155, 186, 207, 230-231, 234

Merrett, George (Man Shot by William Chester Minor, ?-1872)
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 273

Merymery (Royal Scribe to Tutankhamun)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 13

Meschach (Bible - Daniel)
Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 165, 230-231

Meskyllene (French Magician)
"The Adventure of the Canine Ventriloquist" (Jon L. Breen) 125

Mesmer, Franz (Austrian Physician, 1734-1815)
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 39; Sherlock Holmes' Last Case (Robert D'Artagnan) 90, 94, 114-119; "The Adventure of the Forgetful Assassin" (M.J. Elliott) 107, 115; "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" (Loren D. Estleman) 6; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 93; Sherlock Holmes and the Boulevard Assassin (John Hall) 48, 65; "The Malady of the Mind Doctor" (Howard Halstead) 139, 141; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 36;"The Adventure of the Patient Adversary" (George Kaplan) 28; "Watson’s Wound" (Bruce I. Kilstein) 53; "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 150; "The Adventure of the Arab's Manuscript" (Michael Reaves) 290; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 175-176; "The Case of the Hygienic Husband" (Donald Thomas) 185; "The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 381; The Ritual (J.N. Williamson) 123
"Dr Mesmer": "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 242-243, 249

Messalina (Wife of Claudius I of Rome)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 394, 503; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 110; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 265; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 117, 212; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 263

Messenger, Adrian (The List of Adrian Messenger - 1963 movie)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 183

Messervy, Admiral Sir Miles: see M