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Piaf, Edith (French Chanteuse, 1915-1963)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 58-59, 61

Piatkow, Peter (British Anarchist, aka. Peter the Painter, Peter Straume, Peter Schtern, Gederts Eliass)
Cry of Thunder (Joe Gentile, Andy Bennett & Carlos Magno) 29, 65, 67-68, 86, 90
Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 21-25, 33
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 228, 232
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 127, 136
"The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 217-218, 221-226, 228-233, 235-236, 238, 243, 257-260, 266-267
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 55-56, 119-120, 123, 132, 137, 158, 202, 206-208, 210-212, 226-227, 231-232, 239, 242
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 139, 141, 156; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 278

Piazzi-Smyth, Charles (British Astronomer, 1819-1900)
Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 35, 238

Picard, Jean-Luc (Star Trek: The Next Generation - TV series)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) 118

Picasso, Pablo (Spanish Artist, 1881-1973)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 235-236, 247
Passo Picablo: "The Adventure of the Artist's Mottle" (Robert L. Fish) 59-60
The Case of the Missing Masterpiece (Terrance Dicks) 50; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 62; The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (Daniel Gracely) 36; The Notched Hairpin (H.F. Heard) 91; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 9; Watson's Choice (Gladys Mitchell) 160; The Case of Emily V. (Keith Oatley) 393; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 60

Pichon, Stéphen (French Statesman, 1857-1933)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 19, 56, 61

Pickering, Colonel (Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw)
"The Bite Worse than Death" (Vithal Rajan) 55-56
"The Case of the Murdering Saint" (Vithal Rajan) 9-10, 17-22, 24, 29-30, 35-41, 44, 46, 52
"The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 233

Pickett, George (American General, 1825-1875)
The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 113; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 260; Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 156, 218; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 520

Pickford, Mary (Canadian-American Actress, 1893-1979)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 201
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 50; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 12; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 138

Pickwick, Moses (English Landlord, Allegedly Dickens' Inspiration for Mr Pickwick)
Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 55

Pickwick, Mr. (Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 91, 119-123, 129, 133, 157, 159
"The Man who "Bested" Sherlock Holmes" (Joseph Baron) 47; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 76; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 98, 106, 162; "The Mary Queen of Scots Jewel" (William O. Fuller) 277; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 24, 37, 183; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 25; "The Shadows on the Lawn" (Barry Jones) 135; "The Repulsive Story of the Red Leech" (David Langford) 347, 351; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 101; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 55; Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Alan Vanneman) 297
Pickwick Club: The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 117
Pickwickian: The Devil’s Promise (David Stuart Davies) 88; The Scroll of the Dead (David Stuart Davies) 30; Sherlock Holmes and the Frightened Golfer (J.M. Gregson) 149; Night Watch (Stephen Kendrick) 20; "The Adventure of the Nefarious Nephew" (Michael Mallory) 128; Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 24
; The Adventure of the Missing Brother (Eugene Edmund Snyder) 55, 83; A Three-Pipe Problem (Julian Symons) 149; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 18; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 94

Picquart, Major Georges (French Army Officer, 1854-1914)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 43-44, 244-259, 263, 265, 267-269, 274-279, 281-287, 300-303, 305, 309, 312, 314-320, 324-325, 327-329, 331-338, 341, 389, 405-408
"The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 114, 143-144, 158
"The Queen of the Night" (Donald Thomas) 298, 329

Pidgeon, Walter (Canadian Actor, 1897-1984)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 141

Pied Piper, The (The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Robert Browning)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 84; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 220; "A Certain Notoriety" (David Stuart Davies) 498; The Veiled Detective (David Stuart Davies) 33; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 159; "The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarters" (Robert L. Fish) 133; "The Adventure of the Pie-Eyed Piper" (Robert L. Fish); "The Case of the Devil's Spawn" (S.M. Ghatak) 96; A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 472; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 84; "The Case of the Sumatran Rat" (June Thomson) 197; Basil and the Pygmy Cats (Eve Titus) 64; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 192; The Case of the Fiendish Dancing Footprints (Karen Wallace & Emma Damon) 22, 25

Pierce, Franklin (American President (1853-57), 1804-1869)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 142; "The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 21

Pierce, George N. (American Car Manufacturer, 1901-1938)
Pierce-Arrow: "The Imitator" (Jan Burke) 332, 343; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 203; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 212, 233, 254; Creighton's Castle (Miriam Lynch) 17, 173; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 32

Pierce, Mildred (Mildred Pierce - James M. Cain)
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 138

Pierce, William (British Train Robber)
"The Caribbean Treaty Affair" (Jill Braden) 402-403
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 24

Pierre (The Alchemist - H.P. Lovecraft)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 242, 245

Pierrepoint, Albert (British Hangman, 1905-1992)
East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 165

Pierrepoint, Henry (British Hangman, 1878-1922)
Moriarty (John Gardner) 165

Pierrepoint, Thomas (British Hangman, 1870-1954)
Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 122-124
"The Case of the Hygienic Husband" (Donald Thomas) 188, 222

Pierrette (Commedia Dell'Arte Character)
"The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 360

Pierrot (Commedia Dell'Arte Character)
"The Mystery of the Elastic Band" (Anonymous) 91; "Cabaret Aux Assassins" (Cara Black)
232; "The Adventure of the Elusive Emeralds" (Carla Coupe) 138; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 229, 236; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 168, 170-173, 184, 193; The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 33; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 104, 106-107, 110, 112, 116-117; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 360; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 140
Pierrot Show: "The Case of the Hygienic Husband" (Donald Thomas) 212
Un-pierrotlike: The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 107

Pig Baby, The (Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll)
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 84

Piggott, Lester (British Jockey, 1935- )
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 14

Piggott, William Henry (Ripper Case, Ship's Cook Arrested on Suspicion of being the Ripper)
The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 80-81

Piglet (Winnie The Pooh series - A.A.Milne)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 168-170, 175, 185-187

Pigot, Lord George (Governor of Madras, 1719-1777)
Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 209-210

Pigott, Richard (Irish Journalist)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 77-78
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 149

Pike, Dr William Royston (British Doctor, Colleague of Arthur Conan Doyle, c.1849-1891)
The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (Roberta Rogow) 4-5, 202

Pike, James Albert (American Bishop & Spiritualist, 1913-1969)
The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 50

Pike, Zebulon (American Explorer, 1779-1813)
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 209; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 145

Pilate, Pontius (1st Century Roman Governor of Judaea)
An Opened Grave (L. Frank James) 95, 217-218
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 124; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 23, 169; The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 126; "Shady Sinners of the Styx" (Lawrence Daniel Fogg) 15; A Taste for Honey (H.F. Heard) 62; Night Watch (Stephen Kendrick) 62; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 46; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 132; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 272; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 148

Pilcher, Percy (British Aviation Pioneer, 1866-1899)
The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 122

Pile, Henry (English Railways Inspector, Witness to the Grantham Rail Disaster)
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 19, 58

Pilgrim, Henry (Witness at the Trial of Samuel Herbert Dougal)
"The Case of the Naked Bicyclists" (Donald Thomas) 99-100

Pilgrim Fathers, The (Early American Settlers)
The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 97

Pillai, V.O. Chidambaram (Indian Freedom Fighter, 1872-1936)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 156, 219

Pillaji Temple Guards (Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 67-68

Pillsbury Doughboy (Advertising Figure)
The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 18

Pillsbury Family (American Flower Manufacturers)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 155, 167

Piltdown Man (British Anthropological Hoax)
Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 10-13, 15-46, 48, 51, 59, 76-79, 140-164, 174-175, 177-183, 186-187, 191, 193-207, 211-216, 221-223, 234-235, 238-242, 244, 246, 250, 253-256, 259, 262, 265, 267, 269, 273-284
Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) x-xi, 19, 58, 64-66, 69, 72, 77-78, 81-82, 86-88, 90-92, 95, 98, 103-105, 107-108, 126, 137, 146, 151-152, 157, 168-169, 174, 176
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 133, 136-145
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 10;
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 30
Piltdown Man Pub: Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 105, 174

Pim ("The Case of Lady Sannox" - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"The Case of Lady Sannox" (Peter H. Wood) 66-67, 73, 75, 88

Pimm, James (English Restaurateur, 1798-1873)
Pimm's: Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 132

Pindar (Greek Poet, c.522-443BC)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 233

Pine, Nathan (American Bookseller, 1892-1982)
Dauber & Pine: Pulptime (P.H. Cannon) 50

Pinel, Philippe (French Physician, 1745-1826)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 184; "The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 365

Pinero, Arthur Wing (British Dramatist 1855-1934)
The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes (Hilary Bailey) 115, 119; Sherlock Holmes in New York (D.R.Bensen) 15; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 131; "The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger" (Michael Moorcock) 200

Pinet, F. (French Shoe Designer)
"The Adventure of the Bookshop Owner" (Vincent W. Wright) 46

Pinhead (Hellraiser - Movie series)
Captain Eliot Spenser: The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 1-4, 7, 11-12, 21, 23, 138, 200, 205

Pinheiro, Emmanuel (16th-17th Century Missionary)
Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 36

Pink Floyd (Rock Band)
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 132

Pink Panther, The (Pink Panther series)
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 221
P1I3N7K Panther Safe: "Zindernuff's Treasure" (Dana Martin Batory) 166

Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly - Puccini)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 21

Pinkerton, Allan (Scottish-American Detective, 1819-1884)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 21-23, 25, 28, 32, 34, 36
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 91-97, 100, 113, 221, 331
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton)
62, 129-143
The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester)
225
"The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 164; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas)
97, 253, 368, 384; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 424; "The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 256; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 204; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 52; Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 83-84, 86, 123; The Guilty Abroad (Peter J. Heck) 148; Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 32-33; Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 26-27, 31; Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 235; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 20, 67; "The Bughouse Caper" (Bill Pronzini) 155

Pinkerton, Mrs. (Allan Pinkerton's Wife)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 28

Pinkerton, Robert (American Detective, son of Allan Pinkerton, 185?-1907)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 28, 32-33
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 4, 33, 36, 110, 154, 197, 210
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 45, 239

Pinkerton, William (American Detective, son of Allan Pinkerton, 1850?-1923)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 28, 30-33
"Sherlock Holmes and the Other Eye" (Richard Dean Starr & E.R, Bower) 178-182, 184, 186-192, 195-197, 199-205
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 33; Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 239; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 127-128

Pinkerton's Agency (American Detective Bureau)
"The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant"
(Brian Ball) 33-40, 45-47
"The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant" (Brian Ball) 32-41, 45-47
"The Abandoned Brigantine" (Sam Benady) 14
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 8-9, 43, 46-47, 52, 54, 81, 84-86
"The Case of Vamberry, The Wine Merchant" (Ian Charnock) 83
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 83-84, 93, 122-123, 126
"Dracula on the Rocks" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 34, 38
Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 29, 59, 87, 92-97, 129, 144, 180, 214, 252-253, 265, 267, 318, 334, 395, 416, 440-441, 452, 454-455, 457
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 52-53, 56, 64, 66, 69, 82, 85-86, 111, 115-116, 172, 176
"Mesmerizing Bertie" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 277
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 66, 72, 133, 345, 351, 363-364, 371, 383, 391, 412, 415, 418-419, 421, 423-424
"The Thief of Twelfth Night" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 219-220, 229
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 19-23, 32, 41-42, 56, 76, 108, 110, 115, 141, 154, 171, 178-181, 185
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 138, 140-141, 153
Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Paul D. Gilbert) 150-151
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 21-23, 28-37, 138
The Final Solution (Walter J. Harmidarow) 118-119, 124-127
Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 83-86, 124, 139, 192, 206
On the Wrong Track (Steve Hockensmith) 5-6, 8, 12-15, 21, 48, 54, 60-61, 64, 67, 72, 74, 81, 99, 101, 105, 109, 122, 142, 184, 193, 195-198, 200-201, 218, 258, 264, 267, 276, 289-290
The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 26-30, 58, 172, 275, 278, 281-283
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 6, 16-19, 22, 31-36, 38-39, 48, 52-54, 57, 73-74, 96-97, 101, 110, 119, 121, 134, 141, 149, 162-164, 166-167, 177, 186, 197, 211, 225-226, 230-231, 245, 247, 267, 271, 274, 277, 284
Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 155-156, 158-165, 167, 218, 319, 337, 349
Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 23, 26-27, 30, 32, 35, 119, 205, 219, 227, 257, 298, 301, 303, 327
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek)
52, 76, 79-83, 85-97, 105, 113, 119, 209-211, 218, 221-222, 246-247, 261, 331
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 170-171
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 18-301
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 215, 217
The Case of the Disappearing Detective (Anthony Read) 126-130, 135, 137-138
"The Stagecoach Detective" (Linda Robertson) 333-336, 339, 341
Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 95-96, 108, 128, 154, 164, 167, 171, 173, 175, 184, 191, 200, 263-264, 266-267, 274, 289, 325, 354
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 19, 21, 61, 66, 236, 321
"The Adventure of the Barnegat Burglaries" (H.W. Starr & Orville Horwitz) 134, 138
"Sherlock Holmes and the Other Eye" (Richard Dean Starr & E.R, Bower) 191, 195-199, 202, 204-205
Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow)
119-222
The Adventure of the Ancient Gods (Ralph Vaughan) 24-27, 32-33
Sherlock Holmes & the Coils of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 69, 71, 74, 76
Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 77-78, 80, 85-86, 90-91, 100, 105-106, 113-114, 118
Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 120, 157
The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester) 225
"A Scandal in Hobohemia" (Jamie Wyman) 18-19, 26-29, 31
Sherlock Holmes and the Sandringham House Mystery (Val Andrews) 12; "My Silk Umbrella" (Darryl Brock) 33, 45; "The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 164; "The Strange Case of the Voodoo Priestess" (Carole Buggé) 300; Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 161; The Adventure of the Dead Rabbits Society (Philip J. Carraher)
46, 93, 95; Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 160; The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 447; "The Darlington Substitution Scandal" (David Stuart Davies) 88; Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 3; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 31-32, 348; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 29, 51-52, 77, 161, 167, 227, 236, 293, 300, 363, 374-375, 389, 405, 431, 466; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 142; Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 42; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 48; The Quest for Bowie's Blade (J.T. Edson) 65-66, 87-89, 94, 98; "The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 256; "The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist" (Loren D. Estleman) 121; "The Adventure of the Plated Spoon" (Loren D. Estleman) 256, 271; "The Haunted Manor" (Howard Hopkins) 112-113; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 249; "Excerpts from an Unpublished Memoir Found In the Basement of the Home for Retired Actors" (Steve Hockensmith) 76; Holmes on the Range (Steve Hockensmith) 293; "A Slaying In Suburbia" (G. Kelly) 46-47; "The Closing" (Leslie S. Klinger) 242; Black Ice (Andrew Lane) 117; Knife Edge (Andrew Lane) 143, 212; "The Adventure of the Japanese Sword" (Michael Mallory) 141; The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 306; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 13, 67, 109, 114, 130, 145, 147, 288, 342; Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Larry Millett) 7, 25, 51, 288, 300; Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 97; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 10, 19-21, 50, 77; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 153; "The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 404; "The Bughouse Caper" (Bill Pronzini) 140; The Case of the Captive Clairvoyant (Anthony Read) 119-120; Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 158-159, 162, 166, 246; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 246; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 65-66; The Crimes of Dr Watson (Duane Swierczynski) 22; "The Adventure of the Diamond Dog Collar" (Bert Leston Taylor) 289-290; "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 278; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow)19; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 104; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 49, 113, 150

Pinkham, Lydia (American Businesswoman, 1819-1883)
Lydia Pinkham's Compound: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 67

Pinky (Pac-Man Video Game Character)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 198

Pinocchio (Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi)
Stanley Bagshaw and the Frantic Film Fiasco (Bob Wilson)
Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 404; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 18; The Secret Fiend (Shane Peacock) 241; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 164

Pinter, Harold (English Playwright, 1930-2008)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 137
Cod-Pinteresque: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 150
Pinterian: A Three-Pipe Problem (Julian Symons) 57

Pinzon, Martin Alonso (Spanish Navigator, 1440-1493)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 125

Piotrowski, Eduard (Polish Forensic Scientist)
The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 5

Pip (Great Expectations - Charles Dickens)
The Tangled Skein (David Stuart Davies) 24

Piper, Constable (British Police Officer, Sidney Street Siege)
"The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 209, 211-212

Piper, Leonora (American Medium, 1857-1950)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 23, 76 {named as 'Gladys Piper' on p.23}

Piper, Thomas (American Murderer, 1849-1876)
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 31

Piper, William T. (American Aircraft Manufacturer, 1881-1970)
Piper Cherokee Arrow: "The Adventure of the Speckled Bandana" (J.E. Cohen) 65

Piranesi, Giovanni Battista (Italian Artist, 1720-1778)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 11; "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 135

Pirate King, The (Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert & Sullivan)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) {Richard D'Oyly Carte} 39-40, 42-47, 50-52
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 69, 78-80, 88, 95, 97, 99, 123, 146, 178, 182; "Places for Act Two!" (Bradley H. Sinor) 158, 165, 171

Pirates, The (Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 8, 15, 21, 33, 35-37, 64, 134-135, 153, 164, 209, 229, 246
"The Lost Boy" (Barbara Hambly) 15, 23, 26, 28, 37

Pirates, The (The Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert & Sullivan)
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 28, 49-50, 57, 63, 77-78, 80, 86-89, 91, 93, 95-102, 121-122, 128, 141, 147, 162-170, 174, 182, 184, 186-187, 189, 196-197, 206, 209-217, 220, 223, 247-248, 260, 262, 270, 283, 287, 295, 298-300

Pirkis, Catherine Louisa (British Author, 1841-1910)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 94

Pirrie, William James, 1st Baron (Irish Shipbuilder, 1847-1924)
"The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 105, 107

Pisanello (Italian Artist, c.1395-c.1455)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 259

Pissarro, Camille (French Painter, 1830-1903)
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 143; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 13; The Fatal Mistake (Hugh S. Scullion) 32; "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 130; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 287; "The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 130; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 92

Pistol (Henry V - William Shakespeare)
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 112

Pistrucci, Benedetto (Italian Engraver, 1784-1855)
Pistrucci Sovereigns: Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 47

Pitcairn, Robert (Author)
Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 93

Pitikwahanapiwiyin / Poundmaker (Native American Leader, 1842-c.1887)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 49

Pitman, Isaac (British Educator, Inventor of Shorthand System, 1813-1897)
"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 74; Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania (Gerry O’Hara) 60; Brigade (M.J.Trow) 253
Pitman Shorthand: Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 23; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 157; "How A Hermit Was Disturbed In His Retirement" (Julian Symons) 256
; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 95

Pitman, Herbert John (Third officer Aboard the Titanic)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 223, 244

Pitt, William (Either of two British Prime Ministers)
Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Events at the Bank of England (Graham Avery) 35; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 25;
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 104; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 67; The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 187; "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 99

Pitt, William, the Elder (British Statesman, 1708-1778)
The Albino’s Treasure (Stuart Douglas) 34

Pitt, William, the Younger (British Prime Minister (1783-1801, 1804-06), 1759-1806)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 170; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 109; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 116; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 138; "The Remarkable Worm" (Carolyn Wheat) 207

Pitt-Rivers, Augustus (British Archaeologist & Army Officer, 1827-1900)
"The Long Man" (Rafe McGregor) 119; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 61

Pittsburgh Steelers (American Football Team)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 16; The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 25

Pius V (Pope (1566-72), 1504-1572)
"The Adventure of the Pius Missal" (Ralph A. Ashton)151

Pius IX (Pope (1846-78), 1792-1878)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) cxviii-cxxix, ccv
"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 76; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 113, 196; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 264; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 182; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 193; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 12
The Pope: The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 120

Pius X (Pope (1903-14), 1835-1914)
"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George)
73; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 172; "The Case of the Vermilion Face" (Ted Riccardi) 217; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 136
The Pope: Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 194

Pius XI (Pope (1922-39), 1857-1939)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J. Trow) 167
The Pope: Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 213; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 110

Pixley ka Isaka Seme (Founder of the African National Congress, 1881?-1951)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 150-152, 157

Pizarro, Francisco (Spanish Conquistador, c.1471-1541)
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 264

Pizer, Gabriel (Brother of John Pizer)
Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 85, 87; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J. Trow) 58, 60

Pizer, John (Ripper Suspect, Known as "Leather Apron")
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 92
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 33-35
Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye) 45-49, 54, 69, 76
The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 70-71, 79-80, 112

Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 70-71, 74-75
Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 83-88, 90-91, 95-96, 144, 252
Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 54-60, 86, 109, 111, 120, 231
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 80-81; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas)
242-243; A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 377-378; Bloodline (Jill Jones) 176, 190; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 108, 119, 207

Pizer, Mrs (Mother of John Pizer)
Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J. Trow) 58, 60

Place, Francis (English Social Reformer, 1771-1854)
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 48

Planchet (The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas)
"The Adventure of the Glass House" (Michael Mallory) 60, 62-63

Placidus, St (6th Century Disciple of St Benedict)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 120

Planck, Max (German Physicist, 1858-1947)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) ci
The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 18; "The Adventure of the Dreaming Detective" (Ralph Vaughan) 15; Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 98

Plançon, Pol (French Opera Singer, 1851-1914)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 125, 180-182, 221

Planer, Gotthelf (Father of Minna Planer)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 150-151

Planer, Minna (German Wife of Richard Wagner, 1809-1866)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 142, 145-146, 148-155, 159

Planer, Nathalie (Daughter of Minna Planer, 1825?-?)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 142-159

Plank, Ernst (German Manufacturer)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 78

Plant, Henry (American Railroad Developer, 1819-1899)
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 156

Plantagenets, The (British Ruling Dynasty)
"Mrs. Farintosh & An Opal Tiara" (Ian Charnock) 175, 205; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 203, 235, 254; "Inga Sigerson Weds" (Richard A. Lupoff) 23, 32
The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr) 75; "A Case of Identity" (Randall Garrett) 59-60; "The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece" (Barbara Hambly) 168; Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 93; "The Case of the King’s Evil" (Donald Thomas) 77; "The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 4, 40

Plasticine (The New Doctor Who Adventures: No Future - Paul Cornell)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 100, 126-127, 201, 272-273, 286

Platelayers (The Man with the Watches - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"The Girl and the Gold Watches" (Robert Ryan) 429

Plato (Greek Philosopher, 427-347BC)
The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland) 15; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 184; "The Adventure of the Librarian's Ghost" (Jon L. Breen) 21-22, 35; Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown)
4, 6, 70; "The Case of the Faster Businessman" (Colin Bruce) 145; The Crack in the Lens (Darlene A. Cypser) 131; Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 23; "The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes" (Tom English) 64; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 53; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 52; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 56; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 107; "The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One" (Mark Hodder) 25; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 217; My Hero (Tom Holt) 278; "Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse" (H. Paul Jeffers) 90; "Moriarty and the Two-Body Problem" (Alison Joseph) 3; Black Ice (Andrew Lane) 42; Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 129, 131, 152, 156, 181, 186, 289, 294; "Inga Sigerson Weds" (Richard A. Lupoff) 8; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 48, 60; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 300; The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 238; The Case of Emily V (Keith Oatley) 352; Evolution (John Peel) 21; "The Aristotelian" (Steve Poling) 5, 42, 63; Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 124; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 67, 202, 227, 233, 252; The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Nancy Springer) 16; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 201; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 47; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 69-70; "The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 261; "The Black Heaven" (Ron Weighell) 115, 120; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 13, 32; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 215, 246, 271, 286
Neo-Platonic: "The Black Heaven" (Ron Weighell) 120
Platonic: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 37; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 78; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 158; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 47, 65; Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 63; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 213; "The Adventure of the Sally Martin" (H. Paul Jeffers) 176; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 19; Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 203; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 152; The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 238; "The Aristotelian" (Steve Poling) 9; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 299-300; Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 123; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 91; "The Black Heaven" (Ron Weighell) 120
; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 140; A Night in the Lonesome October (Roger Zelazny) 139

Platt: see Langham & Platt

Platt, Thomas C. (American Politician, 1833-1910)
The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 126

Plautus (Roman Playwright, 254-184BC)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 210; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 89; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 225

Player, John (English Tobacconist, 1839-1884)
Players: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 237; "The Draugr of Tromsø" (Carole Johnstone) 462-463

Player King, The (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 282; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 423

Player Queen, The (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
The Stratford Conspiracy (Michael Mallory) 255

Players, The (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 411; My Hero (Tom Holt) 51-52; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 191-192

Plehve, Vyacheslav Konstantinovich (Russian Minister of the Interior)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 126;
Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 65

Pleiades, The (Seven Daughters of Atlas & Pleione in Greek Mythology)
"The Eight Pointed Cross" (Bill Paxton) 224; Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J. Trow) 162
Bridge of the Pleiades: Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Thos. Kent Miller) 27

Plessis, Alphonsine (Mistress of Alexandre Dumas, Fils)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 57

Plimsoll, Samuel (British Politician, 1824-1898)
Plimsoll Line: "My Three Ripping Years at the Yard" (Douglas Moreton) 11; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 314

Pliny (Either the Younger or Elder, Unspecified)
"The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 151

Pliny The Elder (Roman Scholar & Naturalist, 23-79)
Young Sherlock Holmes (Alan Arnold)
133; "The Pennyroyal Society" (Kelly Hale) 262; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 206; "The Repulsive Story of the Red Leech" (David Langford) 350; "The Eight Pointed Cross" (Bill Paxton) 229; "Merridew of Abominable Memory" (Chris Roberson) 233, 237; Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 82, 157-158, 218, 222; Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 133
Modern Pliny: Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Alan Vanneman) 190

Pliny The Younger (Roman official, 62-113)
Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders (Barry Day) 127; The Notched Hairpin (H.F. Heard) 36-37; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 204

Plotinus (Philosopher, 205-270)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 213

Plug Uglies, The (New York Gang)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 184

Plume, Thomas (English Churchman, 1630-1704)
Plumian: "The Red Planet League" (Kim Newman) 276

Plummer, Christopher (Canadian Actor, 1929- )
"As to ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’" (Tony Broadbent) 31

Plumpick (Le Roi De Coeur - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 197-198

Plutarch (Greek Historian, 46-120)
The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland) 15; "The Adventure of the Plated Spoon" (Loren D. Estleman) 229; "The Dollmaker of Marigold Walk" (Barbara Hambly) 32; "Inga Sigerson Weds" (Richard A. Lupoff) 8; "The Folly of Flight" (Matthew P. Mayo) 163; The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 11; Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 96; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 206; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 122-123

Pluto (Greek God)
Pluto's Den!
: Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) cxciii