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Po Chü-i (Chinese Poet & Government official, 772-846)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 272

Pobedonostev, Constantine (Russian Churchman)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 15

Pocahontas (Native American Heroine, 1595-1617)
"The Fallen Financier" (James Lovegrove) 346-347; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 86-87

Podgers, Septimus R. (Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - Oscar Wilde)
"The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 36-38, 43, 45, 47, 49-53

Podgy Pig (Rupert the Bear series)
"Rupert and the Pharaoh’s Treasure" (Ian Robinson) 6, 8, 10

Podmore, Frank (British Psychic Researcher)
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 141-144, 146-150, 196

Poe, David (American General, Grandfather of Edgar Allan Poe, 1742-1816)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 84

Poe, Edgar Allan (American Author, 1809-1849)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 102, 151
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 16, 49, 63-64, 70, 73, 82-84, 96-101, 106-108, 118-119, 122-123, 125-127, 144-148, 153-154, 165, 170-173, 190, 192, 199, 202, 210, 216-217, 222-225, 228-229, 231-233, 238, 242, 247, 249-250, 252, 264, 272, 275, 277-279, 283-284, 289, 293-295, 299-301
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek)
57-58
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 32-40, 79-88, 215-221, 227-233, 240-245, 253-256, 263-268, 276-282, 312-314, 340-343
"The Comfort of the Seine" (Stephen Volk) 15-17, 20-35
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 363-413
"The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 231-285
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 33-34; "A Study in Scarborough" (Guy Adams) 140; "The Bound of the Astorbilts" (Charlton Andrews) 136; Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Seven (Val Andrews) 42; Young Sherlock Holmes (Alan Arnold) 23, 49; "The Ultimate Crime" (Isaac Asimov) 343; Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Frankenstein Monster (Don W. Baranowski) ii; "Everything Comes In Circles" (Dana Martin Batory) 21; The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland) 16, 18; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 184; "My Silk Umbrella" (Darryl Brock) 44; Pulptime (P.H. Cannon) 23, 45; "The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (Philip J. Carraher) 11, 38; "The Unmasking of Sherlock Holmes" (Arthur Chapman) 231-232; "The Questionable Parentage of Basil Grant" (R. Bostoun Cromer) 59; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 221; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 257-258, 343; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 55-56, 64, 159, 459; "Dracula on the Rocks" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 29; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 68, 76, 104, 226; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 40, 102, 190, 257; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 65, 257, 310, 369; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 399; "The Adventure of the Plated Spoon" (Loren D. Estleman) 240; The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 4; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 99, 116; "A Study in Abstruse Detail" (Wendy C. Fries) 324; Young Sherlock: The Adventure At Ferryman's Creek (Gerald Frow) 33; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 6; "The Mary Queen of Scots Jewel" (William O. Fuller) 278, 290; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 164-165; "The Death of Moriarty" (Peter Guttridge) 573; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 17; "The Adventure of the Christmas Bauble" (John Hall) 197; Sherlock Holmes and the Adler Papers (John Hall) 98, 110, 134; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 11, 36; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 52; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 16; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 36; My Hero (Tom Holt) 255; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 8; Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 144; "The Three Monarchs" (Anthony Horowitz) 296; The Game's Afoot Mrs. Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 69; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 203; "Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse" (H. Paul Jeffers) 91; "The Hidden Church" (Watkin Jones) 36; "The Case of the Lost Soul" (Paul Kane) 360; Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 90; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 170; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 21, 129; Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (Maurice Leblanc) 83; "The Adventure of the Swiss Banker" (R.C. Lehmann) 139; "A Scandal in Paflagonia" (R.C. Lehmann) 127; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 72, 149; The Spy who Fell off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 62, 151, 160; The Baron’s Revenge (Gary Lovisi) 70; "The Incident of the Impecunious Chevalier" (Richard Lupoff) 7; "The Adventure of the Boulevard Assassin" (Richard A. Lupoff) 220, 222; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 129; "The Adventure of the Pallid Mask" (Daniel McGachey) 229; Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 22, 126; The Stratford Conspiracy (Michael Mallory) 198; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 83; The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 175; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 5, 169, 322; Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 295; Watson's Choice (Gladys Mitchell) 47; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 67; The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 9-10, 98; "The Case of the Rising Ransom" (Douglas Moreton) 123; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 56; The Case of the Grave Accusation (Dicky Neely) 76; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 236, 249; "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 186; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 74, 150; The Adventures of the Five Puce Map Tacks (Paul Nizza) 19; "The Adventure of the Deadly Interlude" (James O’Keefe) 166; The Dragon Turn (Shane Peacock) 174; Eye of the Crow (Shane Peacock) 95; The Secret Fiend (Shane Peacock) 164; "The Adventure of the Boston Dromio" (Matthew Pearl) 268; Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 100; "Dynamics of a Hanging" (Tony Pi) 334-335, 339; The Dark Water (David Pirie) 15, 128, 143; The Night Calls (David Pirie) 34, 52, 82, 149, 186, 188; The Patient's Eyes (David Pirie) 21, 205-206; A Study In Terror (Ellery Queen) 11; East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 22; Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 62; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 145; The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (Roberta Rogow) 277; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 52; The Fatal Mistake (Hugh S. Scullion) 13; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 379; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 107-109, 218; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 12; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 19-20; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 445; Season of Madness (Aaron Smith) 26; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 9; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 151; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 127; "The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 149; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 92; "A Letter To Posterity From John H. Watson, M.D." (Donald Thomas) 5; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 166; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 83; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 82; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 205; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 17; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 21; The Adventure of the Ancient Gods (Ralph Vaughan) 11; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 80, 146-147; "The Case of the Vanishing Inn" (Stephen Wade) 301; Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Hounded By Baskervilles (Mercer Warriner) 69, 114, 117, 119; "The Black Heaven" (Ron Weighell) 115-116, 119, 138, 142; "The Glennon Falls" (Sam Wiebe) 142; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 174; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 65; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 113, 148, 300, 302
Edgar Allan Poe Gumpshon: "The Stolen March" (R.C. Lehmann) 46-47

Poe, Eliza (English-American Actress, Mother of Edgar Allan Poe, 1787-1811)
"The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 257

Poe, Virginia (Virginia Clemm, Wife of Edgar Allan Poe, 1821-1847)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 108, 126, 225, 300; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 34, 37, 84-85, 132-133; "The Comfort of the Seine" (Stephen Volk) 27; "The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 247-248, 257, 260, 265

Poelzig, Hjalmar (The Black Cat - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 81

Pogo (Pogo Cartoon Strip - Walter Kelly)
"The Adventure of the Snitch In Time" (August Derleth & Mack Reynolds) 67

Poignet, Monsieur (French Prisoner at the Battle of the Marne)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 81

Poincaré, Henri (French Mathematician, 1854-1912)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 136
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 154, 180
The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 229; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 171; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 61

Point, Jack (The Yeoman of the Guard - Gilbert & Sullivan)
The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 72-73, 76, 79, 90, 109-110, 136, 150

Pointdextre, Alexis (The Sorcerer - Gilbert & Sullivan)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 109

Poiret, Jules (Jules Poiret series - Frank Howel Evans)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 161

Poiret, Paul (French Fashion Designer, 1879-1944)
Poiret Hat: "The Finger Print Failure" (A. Conning Goil) 110

Poirot, Hercule (Hercule Poirot series - Agatha Christie)
The Strange Case of the End of Civilisation as we Know It (John Cleese, Jack Hobbs & Joe McGrath) 80-82, 95
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 3-423
"Murder in the Library" (Harold Gray) 171, 173
My Hero (Tom Holt) 188, 207-208
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 286
"Did Sherlock Holmes Meet Hercule -?" (Julian Symons) 157, 162, 164, 167-168
Hercules Something or Other: "The Sound of the Buskervilles" (Douglas Moreton) 117, 119-120, 122
Aristide Nemo: Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 141, 145-146, 148-150, 153, 155-159, 161-162, 165, 173, 175, 180-183, 185-186
Hercula Parrot: "Give Me Lib, or Give Me Death" (Rod Reed) 205-206, 208-211
Hercule Parrot: "Jack The Ripper" (Graeme Garden & Bill Oddie) 72
Poirolmes: "The Omnibus Murder" (R.E. Swartwout) 127
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 33, 94, 120, 175, 182, 185, 207, 229; "A Study in Scarborough" (Guy Adams) 139; The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (James Anderson) 146; "The Ultimate Crime" (Isaac Asimov) 340; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 78, 107; "Dogs, Masques, Love, Death: Flowers" (Barry N. Malzberg) 340; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 278; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 156-161; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 119; Shirlick Holmes and the Case of the Wandering Wardrobe (Jane Yolen) 16
NOTE: Arséne Pupin, the French detective, in "The Four Detectives" (Frank Thomas) (138, 141, 145-148, 155-164, 166) & Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) (129) appears to be derived, in part, from Poirot, making frequent references to "little grey cells".

Poker (The Sapsea Fragment of the Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 387

Pokingham, Lord & Lady (Lady Pokingham, Or They Do It All - Anonymous)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 43

Pol Pot (Cambodian Dictator, 1928-1998)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 99

Poldark Family (Poldark series)
The Headless Monk (Kel Richards) 54, 57, 104, 109

Pole, Margaret, 8th Coutess of Salisbury (English Peeress, 1473-1541)
"Inga Sigerson Weds" (Richard A. Lupoff) 24

Police Constables (The Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert & Sullivan)
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 29, 165-166, 168-170, 196, 214-217, 223, 248, 256, 263, 266, 284, 286, 299

Policeman, The (Punch & Judy Show)
The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 227;
The Case of the Baffled Policeman (Allen Sharp) 65-66

Polidori, Dr. John (English Physician & Author, 1795-1821)
Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 148-149, 162-165, 167, 172, 180-182, 189-198, 213, 222, 231-232, 260, 262, 264, 269-272, 276-277, 282, 288-290, 310-311, 314-317, 337, 341-342, 346, 352-355, 358, 366-368, 383, 421, 432, 434, 437-439, 458-462, 468-469, 476, 483-485, 491-494
"A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 227; "The Adventure of the Solitary Grave" (Christian Klaver) 15; Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Stephen Seitz) 65; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 135, 173; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 146-147

Poligny, Monsieur (Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
"Adventure of the Opera Ghost" (Steven Philip Jones & Aldin Baroza) 10-13, 19
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 47, 49, 58, 60, 71, 74-79, 92-98, 115-119, 139, 181-182
The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 21, 51-52, 184

Polk, James Knox (US President (1845-49), 1795-1849)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 107

Pollen, Arthur (British Naval Writer, 1866-1937)
"The Tiptree Typewriter" (L.F.E. Coombs) 190

Pollock, Sir Frederick (British Judge, 1845-1937)
"The Ghost in the Machine" (Donald Thomas) 35-36, 41
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 23

Pollock, Mary Fava (Scottish Inventor, 1855-1928)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 100

Pollone (Norma - Bellini)
The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 311

Pollux: see Castor & Pollux

Polly, Aunt (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 85, 107; "My Silk Umbrella" (Darryl Brock) 37, 48

Polly, Mr. (The History of Mr. Polly - H.G.Wells)
Mr Polly (H.G.Wells' Cat): Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 131

Pollyanna (Whittier) (Pollyanna - Eleanor Porter)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 39-43

Polo, Marco (Venetian Explorer, 1254-1324)
"A Full Account of Ricoletti of the Club Foot & His Abominable Wife" (Ian Charnock) 151, 162; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 14; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 125; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 73; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 232; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 218; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 50, 56, 62; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 172; "The Adventure of the Missing Coffin" (Laura Resnick) 74; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 43, 195; Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 163

Polonius (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 32, 51-52, 112, 165-166
"The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 174, 176, 192-194, 197; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 112, 157; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 67, 74, 113, 155, 161, 320; Sherlock Holmes and the Frightened Golfer (J.M.Gregson) 42; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 58; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 101; "Too Many Stains" (Marvin Kaye) 316; "The Case of the Danish Prince" (Miles Kington) 137; "The Adventure of the Unique Hamlet" (Vincent Starrett) 96; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 211, 260
Polonian: The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 15

Polton, Nathaniel (Dr. Thorndyke series - R. Austin Freeman)
"Murder in the Library" (Harold Gray)
172-173
"The House on Moreau Street" (Don Roff) 261, 269
"The Omnibus Murder" (R.E. Swartwout) 128

Polyhymnia (Muse of Sacred poetry)
The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 240

Polyphemus (Cyclops in The Odyssey - Homer)
"A Scarletin Study" (Philip Jose Farmer) 216; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 136; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 225; Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 25

Pomba Gira (Umbanda Demon)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 235-237

Pomfret, Duke of (The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 109-111, 140

Pomfret, John (English Poet & Clergyman, 1667-1702)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 16

Pommery, Alexandr Louis (French Winemaker, ?-1860)
Pommery Champagne: Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 303

Pompadore, Madame Du (French Lover of Louis XV, 1721-1764)
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 111

Pompey the Great (Roman Statesman & General, 106-48BC)
Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 164
Pompeian: The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 109

Ponchielli, Amilcare (Italian Composer, 1834-1886)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 123
"The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 179-180

Pond, E.B. (American Banker)
Deadly Season (Tim Champlin) 31

Pond, Major J.B. (Arthur Conan Doyle's American Tour Manager)
Major Rolando Pepperman: The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 101-102, 107-111, 125, 187, 215-217, 244, 253, 257, 278-280, 284, 291-292
Captain Pushcart: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 96, 98-99, 116, 119, 207-209, 212, 214, 258-259, 299, 301

Poniatowski, Jozef Antoni (Polish Soldier & Marshal of France, 1763-1813)
Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 447

Pons, Solar (Solar Pons series - August Derleth)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 191; "The Tragic Case of the Child Prodigy" (William Patrick Maynard) 124

Ponselle, Rosa Melba (American Soprano, 1897-1981)
"The Anomaly of the Empty Man" (Anthony Boucher) 33; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 97

Ponsonby, Sir Frederick, 1st Baron Sysonby, (Royal Equerry to Edward VII, 1867-1935)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 128-130, 190, 193, 196, 203, 217, 222-223, 230, 248
Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 482, 496-497, 608-613, 616-618

Ponsonby, Sir Henry (British Major General & Secretary to Queen Victoria, 1825-1895)
The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 388, 390-391
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Jake & Luke Thoene) 7-8
Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 28, 113, 115-123, 125, 136, 182-186, 227-229, 232-233, 238, 258, 266-268, 288
The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 110-111; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 89-90; "The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 121

Pontellier, Edna (The Awakening - Kate Chopin)
The Case of Emily V. (Keith Oatley) 364, 366

Poole (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes (Loren D. Estleman) 43, 89-92, 94, 112, 134-135, 204-205, 207, 217, 223, 231, 243-244
Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby)
56-57
"Sherlock Holmes and the Autumn of Terror" (J.G. Grimmer) 46-49
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 226-227
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 119, 121-124, 181, 183, 185-186, 199, 275-276, 281-285
"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Holmes" (Steven Philip Jones & Seppo Makinen) 18

Poole, Elizabeth (Scottish Nanny & Medium)
The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland) 1-2

Poole, John E. (English Hotelier, c1839-?)
"The Strange Affair at Glastonbury" (Eddie Maguire)5-8, 13-15, 20-21, 35

Poor Jo (Bleak House - Charles Dickens)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 80, 127

Poor Student, The (Amerika - Franz Kafka)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 330

Pope, Alexander (British Writer, 1688-1744)
Pulptime (P.H. Cannon)
37; The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 86, 95; Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 127; "The Problem of the Sussex Scalping" (David N. Cisler) 127; "The Adventure of the Christmas Bear" (Bill Crider) 169; Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders (Barry Day) 99; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 103; The Cop Catchers (Terrance Dicks) 15; "The Adventure of the Mendicant's Face" (M.J. Elliott) 28; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 24; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 85, 118; Reply Paid (H.F. Heard) 101; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 148; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 120; The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Nancy Springer) 117; The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (Nancy Springer) 54; The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Nancy Springer) 24; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 157

Pope, Lieutenant Charles (British Soldier at Isandlwana, ?-1879)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 15-16, 19, 23, 26, 34

Pope, Harry M. (American Gunsmith)
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 103

Popeau, Hercule (Popeau Intervenes - Marie Belloc Lowndes)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 9-422

Popov, Mikhail Vladimir (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Birthright - Nigel Robinson)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 262-263

Poppins, Mary (Mary Poppins series - P.L. Travers)
Sophie's World (Jostein Gaarder) 454
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 70

Porch, Reginald (Brother of Edith Carew)
"The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 313

Porchester, Lord Teddy See: Carnarvon, Henry George Alfred Marius Herbert, 6th Earl of

Porlock, Person From (Interrupted Coleridge Writing "Kubla Khan")
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 138, 167; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 9, 93; "The Importance of Porlock" (Amy Myers) 82; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 219; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 15-16
The Persons from Porlock: The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 21-22, 30, 33, 54-55, 85, 104, 249

Porroh Man (Porlock and the Porroh Man - H.G. Wells)
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 221

Porsche, Ferdinand (German Automobile Engineer)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 111
A Porsche: "The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" (Jeffrey Deaver) 95; The Cop Catchers (Terrance Dicks) 86; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 180; The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror (Daniel Pinkwater) 440; The Baker Street Letters (Michael Robertson) 141
Porsche Engine: Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 203; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 84

Porta, Costanzo (Italian Composer, c.1528-1601)
Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 255

Porter, The (Macbeth - William Shakespeare)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 90; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 276

Porter, Cole (American Composer, 1891-1964)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 218; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 32, 176, 193-194;
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 17, 166

Porter, Edwin H. (American Journalist, 1864-1904)
Sherlock Holmes and the Fall River Tragedy (Owen Haskell) 13, 28

Porter, Edwin Stanton (American Cinema Pioneer, 1869-1941)
"The Enigma of the Warwickshire Vortex" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 466-467

Porter, General George (American Ambassador, 1837-1921)
Shady Sinners of the Styx (Lawrence Daniel Fogg) 13, 15-17

Porter, Jane (Tarzan series - Edgar Rice Burroughs)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 125
"Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 30; "The Shades of Pemberley" (Win Scott Eckert) 16; The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Philip José Farmer) 70-126; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 27, 30, 72-73, 124; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 241; "God of the Naked Unicorn" (Richard Lupoff) 309

Porter, Sir Joseph, KCB (Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert & Sullivan)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 51-52, 64

Porter, Nikki (Ellery Queen series - Ellery Queen)
"The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore" (Ellery Queen)
A Study In Terror (Ellery Queen) 44

Porter, Professor (Tarzan series - Edgar Rice Burroughs)
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Philip José Farmer) 76

Porter, Roberty P. (American Census Official)
The Crimes of Dr Watson (Duane Swierczynski) 22

Porteus, Captain John (Scottish Soldier, c.1695-1736)
Porteus Riots: "The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 221

Porthos (The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas)
The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 44, 165-166, 216, 222, 239; "Mrs. Farintosh and the Opal Tiara" (James R. Stefanie) 139
See also: The Three Musketeers

Portia (The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 55-56, 58-60, 65-66, 71, 93-94, 99, 147-150, 152, 154, 168, 191, 194-196, 198, 201
"Mr. Homes Solves A Question of Authorship" (John Kendrick Bangs) 209-210; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 230; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 104; "Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 208, 224; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 60; A Taste for Honey (H.F.Heard) 188; A Study in Silks (Emma Jane Holloway) 93; "The Adventure of the Nefarious Nephew" (Michael Mallory) 135; The Case of Emily V (Keith Oatley) 255; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 179

Portland, William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, 5th Duke of (British Eccentric, 1800-1879)
The Case of the Ranjipur Ruby (Anthony Read) 54-55, 126; "Sherlock Holmes and the Chinese Junk Affair" (Roy Templeman) 15-16

Portman, Edward Berkeley (English Businessman, 1771-1823)
"The Singular Affair of the Dying Schoolboys" (H. Paul Jeffers) 147-148

Portmore, David Colyear, 1st Earl of (Governor of Gibraltar, 1657-1730)
"The Gibraltar Letter" (Sam Benady) 31

Poseidon (Greek Sea God)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 193; Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 143
Poseidon Category: "The Innocent Icarus" (James Lovegrove) 210
Poseidon Club: A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 213

Post, Melville Davisson (American Author, 1869-1930)
The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 169

Postlethwaite, Pete (British Actor, 1945- )
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 24

Potemkin (Russian Battleship)
The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 15, 78

Potter, Beatrice (Webb) (British Social Reformer, 1858-1943)
Durkheim Is Dead! (Arthur Asa Berger) 25, 30, 32, 48, 57, 77, 99, 106, 108, 111, 125-133, 145, 149
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 28, 42-44
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 106, 435; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J. Trow) 152-153

Potter, Beatrix (English Writer & Illustrator, 1866-1943)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 160; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 108; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 200; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 154

Potter, Harry (Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling)
"The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" (Jeffrey Deaver) 81; The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 183-184, 186, 188, 191, 193-195, 289

Potter, Henry Codman (Bishop of New York, 1835-1908)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 168-171, 175-185, 187, 194, 197, 200-201, 205, 211, 282-285, 337, 362, 364-366, 403

Potter, Horatio (Bishop of New York, 1802-1887)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 167-169, 171, 175, 182

Potter, Paulus (Dutch Artist, 1625-1654)
The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 57

Potter, Richard (Father of Beatrice Potter)
Durkheim Is Dead! (Arthur Asa Berger) 129-130

Pouchet, Félix-Archimède (French Biologist, 1800-1872)
M. Pauchet: "The Case of Vamberry, The Wine Merchant" (Ian Charnock) 62

Pound, Ezra (American Poet & Critic 1885-1972)
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 7; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 73; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 229

Pound, John (British Leather Goods Retailer)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 209

Poundmaker: see Pitikwahanapiwiyin

Poussin, Nicolas (French Painter, 1594-1665)
The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (Daniel Gracely) 137; "The Adventure of the Smiling Face" (Denis O. Smith) 147

Powell, Colin (American Politician, 1937- )
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 13

Powell, Dick (American Actor, 1904-1963)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 28, 61-62, 87

Powell, Eleanor (American Actress, 1912-1982)
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 218

Powell, Dr. Ellis (British Spiritualist)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 131

Powell, Evan (British Medium, 1881-?)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 77, 82

Powell, Frederick Eugene (American Magician, 1856-1938)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 131

Powell, Lewis: see Lewis Payne

Powell, Sam (Welsh Brewer)
Sam Powell's: The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 91, 172, 351

Powell, William (American Actor, 1893-1984)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 175; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 81; The Probability Pad (T.A.Waters) 112

Power, John (Irish Distiller)
"The Reluctant Assassin" (Peter Tremayne) 223, 225, 231

Power, Tyrone (American Actor, 1914-1958)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 83

Powys, John Cowper (British Writer, 1872-1963)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 221
Head Cowper Powys: The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 65

Poynter, Sir Edward John (British Artist, 1836-1919)
The Notched Hairpin (H.F. Heard) 95

Prada, Mario (Italian Fashion Designer, ?-1952)
Prada: "Art in the Blood" (Laura Caldwell) 115

Prado, Louis (Spanish Pimp & Murderer)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 259, 331

Praetus (King in Greek Mythology)
Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 236

Prakriti (Die Sieger - Richard Wagner)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 132, 147, 149, 153, 156

Prancer (Santa's Reindeer)
Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 160

Pratap Singh (Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir (1885-1925), 1848-1925)
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 172

Prater, Elizabeth (Ripper Case, Heard Kelly scream "Oh, Murder!")
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 124
Elizabeth Praten: The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 304, 310
Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 106, 171; Bloodguilty (Raymond Thor) 80, 114

Pratt, Fletcher (American Historian & Sherlockian, 1897-1956)
"Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 59
"The Baker Street Irregulars Murder Case" (Henry T. Parry) 77

Pratt, Lucy (Gramercy Park - Paula Cohen)
"Recalled To Life" (Paula Cohen) 219

Praxiteles (Greek Sculptor, c400-330BC)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 34; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 90

Predator Alien (Predator movie series)
"The Adventure of the Night Hunter" (Ralph E. Vaughan) 111-116

Preminger, Otto (Austro-Hungarian-American Director, 1905-1986)
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 7

Prempeh I (King of Ashanti (1888-96 / 1926-?))
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 49, 148

Prendick, Edward (The Island of Dr Moreau - H.G. Wells)
Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr Moreau (Guy Adams) 25-28, 100, 110, 114-115, 119-129, 131-133, 159-161, 166, 196-197
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 81, 84-87, 115
"The House on Moreau Street" (Don Roff) 264, 267

Presley, Elvis (American Singer, 1935-1977)
"The Adventure of the Speckled Bandana" (J.E. Cohen) 66-69
The Mature Eternal Child: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 91-105, 110, 130, 242, 247
Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 82; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 10; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 140; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 62; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 15, 84

Prest, Thomas Peckett (British Author, 1810-1859)
The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 33; "A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 227; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 146-147

Prester John (Legendary Eastern King)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 202-204, 214, 236, 238-239

Prester John's Necklace (Prester John - John Buchan)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 237-239

Preston, Surgeon-Major Alexander F. (British Military Surgeon)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 261-263, 267-269, 271, 274-275
Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 147-148, 152-153, 155, 157-158, 163, 166, 180-182, 188-196
"A Most Diabolical Plot" (Tim Symonds) 305-307
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 233

Preston, Charles (Ripper Case: Witness in Stride Murder)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 80
Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 267

Prevost, Augustus (Governor of the Bank of England (1901-03))
Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Events at the Bank of England (Graham Avery) 4-8, 17, 20, 54, 58, 65-67, 72-73, 83, 93

Priam (King of Troy in Greek Legend)
"The Downfall of Our Old Friend Sherlock Holmes" (Anonymous) 283; The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 163

Priapus (Greek Fertility God)
"The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 271

Price, E. Hoffmann (American Writer, 1898-1988)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) xxxviii- xliii, liv

Price, Harry (British Psychic Researcher, 1881-1948)
"Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 29

Price, Vincent (American Actor, 1911-1993)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 127; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 74, 82, 92

Prichard, James Cowles (English Physician & Ethnologist, 1786-1848)
Mycroft Holmes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse) 60, 291

Pride (One of the Seven Deadly Sins)
Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders (Barry Day) 39, 105; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 59

Priest all Shaven and Shorn (The House that Jack Built - Nursery Rhyme)
"The House that Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 279, 283-284, 291, 298

Priestley, J.B. (English Writer, 1894-1984)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 49

Priestley, Joseph (Englsh Theologian, 1733-1804)
Reply Paid (H.F. Heard) 57

Prime, Pactolus (Pactolus Prime - Albion W. Tourgée)
"A Study in Fiction" (M.C. Stretch) 1

Primo de Rivera, Miguel (Spanish Prime Minister (1923-30), 1870-1930)
Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 39-40, 135

Primrose, General James (British Military Officer, Second Afgan War)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 267
Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 147, 153

Prince, Henry James (British Clergyman, 1811-1899)
"A Volume in Vermilion" (Kim Newman) 72

Prince, Morton (American Physician, 1854-1929)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 15

Prince, Richard (British Actor)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 28-29
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 167

Prince Charming (Fairy Story Character)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 375; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 30, 163; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 251, 405; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 195; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 118; Fire in the Blood (P.N. Elrod) 67; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 34-36; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 149; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 226; Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 79; Watson's Choice (Gladys Mitchell) 11; "The Great Flea Mystery" (Snowshoe Al) 227; "The Struldbrugg Reaction" (John Sutherland) 286, 290
A Prince Charming: The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 194; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 64
Prince Not Very Charming: Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J. Trow) 206

Princes in the Tower see: Edward V & Richard, Duke of York

Princess (and the Pea), The (Fairy Tale Character)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 206; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 155

Princip, Gavrilo (Serb Nationalist, Assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 1894-1914)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 537, 540
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 56, 153-154, 156-158, 167-171, 223-224
"The Death of Mycroft Holmes" (Ted Riccardi) 52, 58, 63-66, 68
Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 74; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 49; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 269; "The Very First Affair" (Johan Heliot) 276; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 18-19; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 149; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 79; "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 148; "The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 276

Princip, Marija (Mother of Gavrilo Princip)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 154

Princip, Petar (father of Gavrilo Princip)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 154

Pringle, Romney (Romney Pringle series - R. Austin Freeman)
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 207

Prinn, Ludwig (Cthulhu Mythos stories - H.P. Lovecraft)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 91; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 32; "The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 64, 68, 73, 78, 80, 91; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 140; "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" (Paula Volsky) 171-172

Prisoner of Zenda: see Rudolf V

Pritchard, Edward William (British Doctor & Murderer, c1825-1865)
"The Matter of the Poisoned Bridegroom" (David L. Hammer) 3

Pritchard, Ted (British Boxer)
"The Sporting Gent" (Alan Stockwell) 73

Probyn, Sir Dighton Macnaghten (British General & Royal Equerry, 1833-1924)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 203, 250
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 174-176, 181
Probyn's Light Horse: "The Case of Lady Sannox" (Peter H. Wood) 68

Proctor, Richard A. (English Astronomer, 1837-1888)
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 387

Proctor, Colonel Stamp (Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 114-119, 123, 126
"The Very First Affair" (Johan Heliot) 270

Proctor's Duelling Second (Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 118

Prodigal Son, The (Bible - Luke)
"The Case of Hodgson's Ghost" (Ted Riccardi) 55-56; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 387
The prodigal: Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 238; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 122; "The Beast of Guangming Peak" (Michael Mallory) 16

Prokofiev, Sergey (Russian Composer, 1891-1953)
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 76

Prometheus (Stole Fire from the Gods in Greek Mythology)
Sherlock Holmes' Last Case (Robert D'Artagnan)
203; Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 223; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 46; "Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 156; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 232;"A Volume in Vermilion" (Kim Newman) 73; "How the Professor Taught a Lesson to the Gnoles" (Josh Reynolds) 100; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 214-215, 219, 256; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 270; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor)109; "Voiceover" (Edward Wellen) 229
Promethean: The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 98; East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 145
Prometheus Club: "The Adventure of the Reluctant Spirit" (Paul D. Gilbert) 156-157
Prometheus rifle: "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 166-167
, 190

Pronzini, Bill (American Author, 1943- )
Pronzini and Wilcox: Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 119

Prophets, A Hundred (Bible - Kings)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 324

Propter's Nicodemus Pills (Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly - Edward Lear)
"The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 258, 265-266, 273-276, 280, 282

Proserpine (Roman Goddess)
"The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 152, 205, 241, 249

Prospero (The Tempest - William Shakespeare)
The Haunting of Torre Abbey (Carole Buggé) 256; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 97; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 353; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 71-73; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 172; The Stratford Conspiracy (Michael Mallory) 99; The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 144; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 10

Proszynski, Kasimierz (Polish Inventor, 1875-1945)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 56

Proteus (All-knowing Son of Poseidon in Greek Mythology)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 32; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 68
Protean: The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 56

Proudhon, Pierre (French Writer & Anarchist, 1809-1865)
"The Adventure of the Boulevard Assassin" (Kathleen Brady) 78; "The Matter of the Assassination League" (David L. Hammer) 48
Proudhonist: The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 112

Proust, Joseph Louis (French Chemist, 1754-1826)
Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 150

Proust, Marcel (French Author, 1871-1922)
The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes (Hilary Bailey) 168
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 136
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 79;
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 25-26; Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 112; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 34
Proustian: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 220

Prout, Ebenezer (English Musicologist, 1835-1909)
Proutean: A439, Being the Autobiography of a Piano (H. Chilver Wilson & A.H. Mann) 72

Prout, Paul Pontifex (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 29-30

Prusik, Karl (Austrian Mountaineer, 1896-1961)
Prusik Knot: The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 144

Pry, Paul (Pseudonym of British Artist William Heath)
Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 14; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 226

Pryce-Jones, Colonel Edward (Welsh Politician, 1861-1926)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 56, 83, 96-97, 250-251, 379

Pryce-Jones, Sir Pryce (Welsh Businessman, 1834-1920)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 83, 95-98, 109-110, 251

Pryderi (Welsh King in Celtic Legend)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 88

Prynne, Hester (The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders (Barry Day) 24

Pryse, Eleanor (Wife of Sir John Pryce)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 23, 107, 173

Pryse, Sir John (18th Century Welsh Nobleman)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 23, 107, 173

Przhevalsky, Nikolai (Russian Explorer, 1839-1888)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 151; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 75-76, 163, 207

Psammitichus (Psamtik I, King of Egypt, (664-610BC))
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 140

Psyche (Greek Mythology)
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 176; "Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 198
Psyche Knots: Creighton's Castle (Miriam Lynch) 11

Psycho (Automaton on Dispaly at Maskelyn'es Egyptian Hall)
Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (Val Andrews) 24-26, 65

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

Ptah (Egyptian God)
The Clockwork Scarab (Colleen Gleason) 26

Pterodactyl, Professor Challenger's (The Lost World - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"Sherlock Holmes in the Lost World" (Martin Powell) 134-135, 157

Ptolemy (Astronomer & Mathematician, 100-170)
"The Case of the Scientific Aristocrat" (Colin Bruce)
9; Sherlock’s Logic (William Neblett) 34; "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 151
Ptolemaic:
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 44; "The Adventure of the Tangled Web" (Michael Mallory) 90

Ptolemy I (Egyptian Pharoah, 367(?)-283(?) BC)
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 140; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 69

Ptolemy II (Egyptian Pharoah, (285-246BC), 309-246BC)
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 69

Ptolemy V (Egyptian Pharoah, 210-181BC)
The Case of Emily V. (Keith Oatley) 110; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 112

Publius Cornelius Scipio (Roman Consul, 48 BC-?)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) cxcvii

Puccini, Giacomo (Italian Composer, 1858-1924)
"The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 166-173, 176, 178-179, 182
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 51; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 101-102; Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 203; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 6; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 85; "Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 113; "The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes" (H. Paul Jeffers) 113; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 241; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 194; "An Affair in Ravello" (Ted Riccardi) 3; "The Case of the Plangent Colonel" (Ted Riccardi) 83; "The Phantom of the Barbary Coast" (Frank M. Robinson) 109

Puch, Johann (Austrian Cycle Manufacturer, 1862-1914)
Puch Motorcycle: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 61-62, 65

Puck / Robin Goodfellow (A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare)
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 159
My Hero (Tom Holt) 89-90, 97, 132-133
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 60; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 457; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 74; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 48, 74, 106, 158, 160, 170, 218, 246; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 221; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 195; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 293; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 205; "The Case of the Maestro's Ghost" (John Whitman) 89
Puckish: The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 143; An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 44; "The Dilemma of the Distressed Savoyard" (Crighton Sellars)
450; Sherlock Holmes & the Coils of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 17
Pucklike: The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 182

Puffer, Princess (The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 57
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 35, 235, 238-239, 260, 265, 326, 328, 394 {Lascar Sal}
"Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery" (Edmund Pearson) 162
The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland) 82, 92, 114-122, 166-167 {Princess Puffa}
"Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 218, 220, 224-225

Pugin, Augustus Welby (British Architect, 1812-1852)
Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 31; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 144; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 533-534

Pulitzer, Joseph (Hungarian-American Journalist, 1847-1911)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 30-33, 112, 116-117, 255
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 244; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 152, 438, 451; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 45; The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 197; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 8
Pulitzer Express: Cry of Thunder (Joe Gentile, Andy Bennett & Carlos Magno) 5
Pulitzer Papers: "The Case of the Notorious Practitioner" (Jane Rubino) 84
Pulitzer Prize:
My Hero (Tom Holt) 311; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 11; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 3, 15, 109; Death of a Scavenger (Keith Spore)198; The Ritual (J.N. Williamson) 101

Pulitzer Family
Good Night, Mr Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 333

Pulleine, Colonel Henry (British Soldier at Isandlwana, 1839(?)-1879)
"Flashman and the Tiger" (George MacDonald Fraser) 297
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 11, 14-25, 27-28, 30-40, 42-43, 128, 185, 213-215, 217, 227, 260

Pullman, George (American Inventor of Pullman Car, 1831-1897)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 44; The Final Page of Baker Street (Daniel D. Victor) 30; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 42
Pullman Car:
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 103; On the Wrong Track (Steve Hockensmith) 28, 32, 46, 49, 67, 69-70, 94-95, 102, 105-106, 117, 121, 129, 133, 143, 153-154, 158, 160, 184, 192, 195, 215-216, 237, 257, 263; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 203; "The Case of Colonel Crockett’s Violin" (Gillian Linscott) 152; The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 179, 191, 233-234, 240; Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Larry Millett) 13, 15; Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 162, 164; "The Adventure of the Locked Room" (Andrew Salmon) 94; "The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 86; "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 240, 275; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 114; The Seventh Bullet ( Daniel D. Victor) 13
Pullman Coach: "The Case of the Addleton Tragedy" (Jack Grochot) 106
Pullman Limousine: The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 218, 224
Pullman Palace Car: "Met His Match" (Anonymous) 256
Pullman Railroad Strike: The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 138

Pullman Recliner: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 57
Pullman Steward: "The Wealden Pullman Blackmailer" (Richard Stannoy) 4-5, 7-10-15, 17-24

Wealden Pullman: "The Wealden Pullman Blackmailer" (Richard Stannoy) 4-5

Pumphrey, James W. (American Livery Stable Owner, 1832-1906)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 133

Punch, Mr. (Punch & Judy Show)
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 159
"Death in the Christmas Hour" (James Powell) 323, 327-333, 335
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 60;
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 193; "The Adventure of the Plated Spoon" (Loren D. Estleman) 209; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 208; Death By Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 216; "Missing Parsons" (Douglas Moreton) 147; The Rose of Africa (Tim Pigott-Smith) 74; "Merridew of Abominable Memory" (Chris Roberson) 248; The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 227; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 29; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 85; "The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters" (Cavan Scott) 56; The Case of the Baffled Policeman (Allen Sharp) 55, 65-67, 70, 91, 95; The Thundering Underground (Jake & Luke Thoene) 14; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J.Trow) 73; "But Our Hero Was Not Dead" (Manly Wade Wellman) 147 {Dr. Punch}
Pleased As Punch: "The Adventure of the Celestial Snows" (George Alec Effinger) 329; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 380
Punch-Faced: "But Our Hero Was Not Dead" (Manly Wade Wellman) 148
Punch’s Playhouse & Marionette Theatre: "Everything Flows and Nothing Stays" (John Soanes) 39

see also: Punch & Judy Show

Punchinello (Commedia Dell'Arte Character)
Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (Val Andrews) 62; A Study in Ashes (Emma Jane Holloway) 37
Pleased as Punchinello: Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 55
Polichinelle: Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 267

Puppet Master, The (Fantastic Four Comics)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 127

Purcell, David (Soldier at Balaclava)
Brigade (M.J.Trow) 208

Purcell, Henry (British Composer, 1959-1695)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 116;
The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 25; "The Adventure of the Fateful Malady" (Craig Janacek) 409; The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 247; "The Human Mystery" (Tanith Lee) 232; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 221-222

Purdey, Athol (British Gunsmith)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 53

Purdey, James (British Gunsmith)
James Purdey and Sons: Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 127; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 63
Purdy Elephant Gun: "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" (Orville Horwitz & H.A. Schroeder) 24
Purdy Gun: Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 240
Purdey 12-bore: The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Richard L. Boyer) 119
Purdey's: The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 234, 236, 240; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 159
Purdey Shotgun: Moriarty (John Gardner) 281; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 125, 131; Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 233, 252, 285; "The Adventure of the Missing Rubies" (Tony Reynolds) 177; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 72, 212; Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Alan Vanneman) 245, 275, 281-282

Purdey, James, the younger (British Gunsmith, 1828-1909)
The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 159

Purdom, Charles B. (British Town Planner)
Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 48-51

Purishkevich, Vladimir (Russian Politician, Assassinated Rasputin, 1870-1920)
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 272, 274-275

Purkinje, Johannes Evangelista (Bohemian Physiologist, 1787-1869)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 115; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 201; Sherlock Holmes’s Tibetan Adventure (John F. Rice) 18; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 155

Pursewarden, Ludwig (The Alexandria Quartet - Lawrence Durrell)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Pusey, Edward (British Theologian, 1800-1882)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 181; The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (Roberta Rogow) 96, 222

Pushkin, Alexandr (Russian Writer, 1799-1837)
The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 320; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 214; "A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 120; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 272; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 91, 97; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 147; A Night in the Lonesome October (Roger Zelazny) 139

Puss in Boots (Puss in Boots - Folk Story)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 114

Putnam, James Jackson (American Neurologist, 1846-1918)
"The American Ambassador" (David Scott) 9

Puyi (Emperor of China (1908-12), 1906-1967)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 107-109, 126, 133

Puysegur, Marquis de (French Hypnotist, 1751-1825)
Sherlock Holmes' Last Case (Robert D'Artagnan) 119, 205

Pwyll (Legendary Welsh King)
Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 189

Pye, Leslie W. (Australian Cricketer, 1871-1949)
"The Last of Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Governor’s Message and the Missing ----" (A.B. “Banjo” Paterson) 13

Pyle, Howard (American Illustrator, 1853-1911)
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 106; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 154
Howard Hand: The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 65

Pyle, Joseph G. (American Editor & Author)
The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 232, 238-239, 249
Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett)
10-19, 32, 34, 49-52, 54-55, 60-65, 67, 72-74, 90, 101, 108-110, 140, 151-158, 160-163, 165-167, 169-172, 212, 214-218, 220-226, 228, 230-231, 234-235, 245, 247, 249, 251, 274-277, 282-283, 285-286, 289, 296, 298-299, 303
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Larry Millett) 3-13, 15-21, 23-26, 28, 30-32, 36, 40-41, 43-46, 48, 52, 142, 274, 278-289, 291-292
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 17-21, 26, 59, 194-195, 227-228, 275, 292
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 17-282

Pym, Arthur Gordon (The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym - Edgar Allan Poe)
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 399, 411

Pym, John (English Parliamentarian, 1583-1643)
The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 70

Pyramus (Metamorphoses - Ovid)
The Final Page of Baker Street (Daniel D. Victor) 92, 94

Pyramus & Thisbe (A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare)
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 55

Pyrrhus (King of Epirus (307-272BC), 318?-272BC)
Pyrrhic Pride: Elementary, Mrs Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 157
Pyrrhic Victory: "The Record of the Tarleton Murders" (Ian Charnock) 42; "The Witch of Greenwich" (Gerard Dole)
137; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 299; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 161, 588

Pythagoras (Greek Philosopher & Mathematician)
The Scroll of Greatness (Don Bosco) 22; "The Case of the Faster Businessman" (Colin Bruce)
145; "The Case of the Flying Bullets" (Colin Bruce) 112; Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 221; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 45; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 9; "The Swimming Lesson" (Priscilla Masters) 119; "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 149; "The Eight Pointed Cross" (Bill Paxton) 224; East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 136; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 117; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 327; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 149; "The Black Heaven" (Ron Weighell) 120; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 29; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 115
Pythagorean: Mrs Hudson and the Malabar Rose (Martin Davies) 251; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 50, 114; An Opened Grave (L. Frank James) 139; "Everything Flows and Nothing Stays" (John Soanes) 30; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 148
Pythagoreanism: "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 149

Pytheos / Pythis (Greek Architect)
In Search of Watson (Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin) 5

Pythia, The (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible - Marc Platt)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 26

Pythias: see Damon & Phinteas

Python (Earth-Dragon of Delphi)
Reply Paid (H.F. Heard) 251