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Wesendonck, Mathilde (German Poet & Friend of Richard Wagner, 1828-1902)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 149-150

Wesley, John (British Theologian, Founder of Methodism, 1703-1791)
Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (Gerald Frow) 13; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 227; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 6
Wesleyan: Sherlock Holmes and the Harvest of Death (Barrie Roberts) 57; "The Case of the Hygienic Husband" (Donald Thomas) 181; "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 234, 236, 244; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 177; "The Siren of Sennen Cove" (Peter Tremayne) 54; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J. Trow) 38
Wesley Chapel: No Place Like Holmes (Jason Lethcoe) 33
Wesley's Chapel: "The Execution of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 83

Wesley, Mary (British Author, 1912-2002)
The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 164

Wessel, Horst (Nazi Hero, 1907-1930)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 196
Horst Wessel Song: Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 181

Wesson, Daniel B. (American Gunsmith, 1825-1906)
Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 17
Smith & Wesson: Mycroft Holmes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse) 87, 293; Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 51; Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 307; Deadly Season (Tim Champlin) 123, 142; The Case of the Reluctant Agent (Tracy Cooper-Posey) 108; Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 57, 103, 153, 163; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 208, 222, 267, 281, 324; Moriarty (John Gardner) 26, 102; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 60; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 185; On the Wrong Track (Steve Hockensmith) 102, 194-195; My Hero (Tom Holt) 9, 218, 314; The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 169; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 307, 312; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 187; The Secret Fiend (Shane Peacock) 131, 137; "The Bughouse Caper" (Bill Pronzini) 183; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 202; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 90-91, 126, 137, 139, 224, 258, 311; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 12, 147, 151, 172, 276, 281, 338; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 378-379; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 243; "The Case of the Maplestead Magpie" (June Thomson) 69, 81; "The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 139; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 104, 176
Smith-Wesson: Sherlock Holmes and the Masquerade Murders (Frank Thomas) 199-200, 203, 212

West, Herbert (Herbert West: Re-Animator - H.P.Lovecraft)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 114-119
"The Adventure of the Lost Specialist" (Christopher Sequeira) 273; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 94

West, James (Wild Wild West - TV series)
"The Very First Affair" (Johan Heliot) 276
Major James West III: The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 53-54, 56

West, Mae (American Actress, 1892-1980)
Me Uess-tt: "The Greatest Tertian" (Anthony Boucher) 80

West, Rebecca (English Author, 1892-1983)
"The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador" (Eric Brown) 220-222, 225, 228-230

West, Inspector Roger (Inspector West series - John Creasey)
The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 23-28

Westbury, Lord (Father of Richard Bethell)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 235

Westcott, William (British Railway Worker, Camden Town Murder Case Witness)
"The Case of the Camden Town Murder" (Donald Thomas) 231-234

Westcott, William Wynn (British Founder of the Order of the Golden Dawn, 1848-1925)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 136

Westenra, Lucy (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 20-21, 63-64, 66-67, 70, 76-77, 79-83, 86-88, 91-98, 100-101, 113, 129, 142, 182
The Dracula Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 83-85, 88, 92-93, 101, 103, 105, 113
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman)
7-8, 10, 62, 97, 111-118, 139, 141-147, 163, 179-185, 221, 257-258, 276, 325, 327-328, 338-342, 359-360, 403, 405-406, 409-412, 416-417, 422, 443-444, 451
Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania (Gerry O’Hara) 9-11, 13, 15-19, 75, 78-79, 82-97, 109-118, 121-127, 129-130, 134-138, 141-143, 146, 148, 151-153, 156-164, 193, 201, 208, 224, 239
Scarlet In Gaslight (Martin Powell & Seppo Makinen)
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Stephen Seitz) 6, 90-92, 95-96, 98-99, 103, 114-129, 169, 172, 174-176, 179-180, 182, 191, 195, 208
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 714, 773-809, 889-890, 894, 896, 898-912, 926-927, 929, 991-1006, 1008-1017
The Baker Street Phantom (Fabrice Bourland) 137-138, 158, 163; The Tangled Skein (David Stuart Davies) 60; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 518; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 121; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 102, 351; "The Private Files of Mycroft Holmes" (Kim Newman) 16
; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 36; Season of Madness (Aaron Smith) 35; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 186, 195-196
NOTE: In Tom Holland's Supping with Vampires, Lucy Ruthven (later, Westcote) (96-99, 104, 106, 110-111, 113-114, 116, 124-129, 131-158, 160, 168-170, 173-177, 190, 212-223, 227, 236-238, 244, 262-265, 275, 292-297, 300-301, 312-313, 318-319, 326-329, 332-333, 341-343, 350-351, 358-366, 369-372, 374-375, 377, 379-400, 402-403, 406-408, 410-417, 419-421, 451, 461-462, 467-471, 476, 480-483, 497-499) is presented to us as the original of Stoker's Lucy Westenra.

Westenra, Mrs. (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 94
The Dracula Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 83, 92, 101-103, 105
Scarlet In Gaslight (Martin Powell & Seppo Makinen)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 116; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 790

Western, Helen (American Actress, 1843-1868)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 183, 206

Westinghouse, George (American Inventor, 1846-1914)
"The Adventure of the Dreaming Detective " (Ralph Vaughan) 6, 12, 29
Westinghouse Air Brake: "The Tiptree Typewriter" (L.F.E. Coombs)182

Westmeath, Earl of (Irish Peer)
"The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 30

Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of (English Politician, 1825-1899)
"The Victory Match" (Barry Perowne) 2, 9

Westminster, Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of (English Patron of the Arts, 1767-1845)
Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 185

Weston, Edward (American Photographer, 1886-1958)
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 147

Weston, Henry (British Music Hall Proprietor)
Weston's: The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 245

Westphalen, Edgar Von (Brother-in-Law of Karl Marx, 1819-1890)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 157

Westphalen, Ludwig Von (Father-in-Law of Karl Marx)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 122-123

Westwood, John Obadiah (British Entomologist, 1805-1893)
"The Case of Young Vamberry, the Wine Merchant" (Ian Charnock) 67

Wexford, Chief Inspector Reginald (Wexford series - Ruth Rendell)
Constable Wexford: Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 25

Wexler, Haskell (American Cinematographer, 1926- )
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 186

Weyerhaeuser, Frederick (German-American Timber Magnate, 1834-1914)
The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 259; Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Larry Millett) 76, 123, 127

Weyland, Edward (The Vampire Tapestry - Suzy McKee Charnas)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 67

Weyman, Stanley J. (English Writer, 1855-1928)
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 205

Weymouth, Inspector (Fu Manchu Series - Sax Rohmer)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 6-12, 16, 23-24, 29-30, 33, 43, 52, 57, 60-67, 69-71, 83, 117-119, 137, 179, 287, 326, 334, 395

Weymouth, Mrs. (The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu - Sax Rohmer)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 7

Whalen, Grover A. (American Businessman & Politician)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 232

Whalen, James (American Murder Victim)
The Crimes of Dr Watson (Duane Swierczynski) 22

Whalen, Mrs. (Wife of Grover A. Whalen)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 232

Wham (British Pop Group)
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 224

Wharton, Edith (American Author, 1862-1937)
Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 109-111

Wharton, Harry (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 12, 28-29, 35

Whateley, Wilbur (The Dunwich Horror - H.P. Lovecraft)
The Whateley case: "The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece" (Barbara Hambly) 170

Wheatley, Dennis (British Author, 1897-1977)
"A Study in Scarborough" (Guy Adams) 138; Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 108

Wheatley, Mrs (Thomas Smethurst's Landlady)
"The Ghost in the Machine" (Donald Thomas) 24, 28

Wheatley, Susannah (Daughter of Mrs Wheatley)
"The Ghost in the Machine" (Donald Thomas) 24-25, 28, 37

Wheaton, Vincent (The New Doctor Who Adventures: War trilogy - Andrew Cartmel)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 178, 187-188

Wheatstone, Sir Charles (British Inventor, 1802-1875)
Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 38
Wheatstone's ABC: Baskerville (John O’Connell) 58

Wheeler, General Hugh (Britsih Army Commander, 1789-1857)
"The Adventure of the Locked Carriage" (Stuart Douglas) 193; Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 21-22

Whewell, William (British Philosopher & Mathematician, 1794-1866)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 15, 86

Whicher, Jonathan "Jack" (Scotland Yard Detective Inspector, 1814-1881)
"The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer" (Sara Paretsky) 19; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 91; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 206-207; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J. Trow) 95

Whiddon, Dan'l (Widdecombe Fair - Song)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 168-169, 238

Whiffle, Augustus (Blandings series - P.G. Wodehouse)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 141

Whiffling, Mr: see Karl L.F. Wippling

Whilldin, Alexander (American Merchant)
"The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 28

Whistler, Hugh (English Ornithologist, 1889-1943)
"The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 209, 242-247, 249-250

Whistler, James McNeill (American Artist, 1834-1903)
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 77, 79-82, 84-85, 114, 349-350
"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 25-31, 33-34
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 24-25, 32-33, 162
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton)
83
"The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 144-145
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 49; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 57, 61, 219; Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown)
150; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 32; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 49; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 254, 427; "Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 198, 202, 208, 215; "And The Rest" (C.D. Ewing) 354; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 202; The Notched Hairpin (H.F.Heard) 89; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 57-58; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 49; "The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger" (Michael Moorcock) 204; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 15; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 118; "The Case of the Uncommon Necklace" (Jane Rubino) 53, 62; "The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 171; "A Letter To Posterity From John H. Watson, M.D." (Donald Thomas) 13; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 70; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 149, 277; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 19; Sherlock Holmes & the Coils of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 44; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 211; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 31, 33-34, 120, 122, 258-259, 289

Whistler's Mother (Painting)
"The Adventure of the Disappearance of Whistler's Mother" (Robert L. Fish) 141-148
Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 254; "The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 28; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 83; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 19

Whitaker, Joseph (Sicilian-English Archaeologist & Ornithologist, 1850-1936)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 143

Whitbread, Samuel (English Brewer, 1720-1796)
Whitbread: Murder Most Irregular (H. Paul Jeffers) 104

Whitby Coastguard, The (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 35-36

White, Carrie (Carrie - Stephen King)
The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 115

White, Daisy (Friend of the Houdinis)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 66, 71, 76, 82, 89, 109, 116

White, Fanny (American Courtesan, 1823-1860)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 323

White, Francis (Francesco Bianco) (Italian Founder of White's Club)
White's: Sherlock Holmes and the Thistle of Scotland (L.B. Greenwood) 39

White, Gilbert (British Naturalist, 1720-1793)
Brigade (M.J.Trow) 218-219

White, Henry (American Diplomat, 1850-1927)
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 159, 161-162, 201, 243-244, 246-249, 252-256
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 84

White, José (Cuban Violinist & Composer, 1836-1912)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 15, 25, 88-90, 193, 197-201, 254

White, Stanford (American Architect, 1853-1906)
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 66; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 39, 92; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 171; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 331, 354; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 95, 124-125

White, Detective Inspector Stephen (Police officer involved in Ripper Case)
Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 423-424, 467

White, Tim (American Anthropologist, 1950- )
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 16

White, William Allen (American Newspaper Editor, 1868-1944)
The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 63

White Company, The (14th Century English Mercenaries)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 255; The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 260

White Knight, The (Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 302

White Knight, The (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Conundrum - Steve Lyons)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 253

White Knight, The (British Racehorse)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 55, 310

White Rabbit, The (Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 116, 120-121, 135
"Alimentary, My Dear Watson" (Lawrence Schimel) 208-210
Stanley Bagshaw and the Frantic Film Fiasco (Bob Wilson)
"The Case of the Detective's Smile" (Mark Bourne) 24; "The Case of the Unmarked Graves" (Colin Bruce) 101; The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 26-27, 29-32, 37; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 39-40, 43, 84; Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders (Barry Day) 62, 67; The Case of the Disappearing Dragon (Narinder Dhami) 56; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 52; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 382, 393; "The Perfect Crime" (G.H. Finn) 462; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 177; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 223; "The Adventure of the Ripper's Scrawl" (Michael Mallory) 44; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 134; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 13, 18-21, 83; "The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 41; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 44, 147; Basil in the Wild West (Eve Titus) 53

Whitehead (Student whose punch killed Houdini)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 58, 66-68, 104, 112-112, 122
Japanese Guy: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 23-27, 33-34, 320
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 48

Whitehead, Alfred (British Clergyman, Father of Alfred North Whitehead)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 16

Whitehead, Alfred North (British Mathematician & Philosopher, 1861-1947)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) v, 3, 13, 16, 26-29, 32, 46-47, 61-62, 64-65, 80, 97-98, 152
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 214; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 40; The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 213

Whitehead, George W. (Husband of Sarah Whitehead, 1861-1898)
Sherlock Holmes and the Fall River Tragedy (Owen Haskell) 117

Whitehead, James (Lord Mayor of London (1888-89))
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 102
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 111; Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye) 223, 285; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 300; "My Three Ripping Years at the Yard" (Douglas Moreton) 32; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 60
Lord Mayor's Procession: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 99; Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye) 285; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 58-59, 77
Lord Mayor's Show: The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 101; The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 99

Whitehead, Robert (English Engineer, 1823-1905)
Whitehead Torpedo: "The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 264; "The Case of the Hygienic Husband" (Donald Thomas) 188

Whitehead, Sarah (Half-Sister of Abby Borden, 1864-1932)
Sherlock Holmes and the Fall River Tragedy (Owen Haskell) 64-66, 117

Whitehouse, Enoch (British Bargeman, Witness in the Green Bicycle Murder Case)
"The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 251-252, 257

Whiteley, William (British Entrepreneur, 1831-1907)
Whiteley's: "The Case of the Devil’s Door" (James Goss) 118, 120-121; The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 177; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 37, 58, 86, 201

Whiteman, Paul (American Bandleader, 1891-1967)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 231

Whiting, Richard (Last Abbot of Glastonbury, ?-1539)
Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 75; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 60

Whitman, Walt (American Poet, 1819-1892)
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 6; "Eve Times Four" (Poul Anderson) 164; Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 196; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 73, 76; The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 123; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 90;
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost)136; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 80; "Sherlock Holmes Baffled" (J.C. Ochiltree) 10; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 156; "The Bughouse Caper" (Bill Pronzini) 172; "The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 146, 183, 186; Basil and the Lost Colony (Eve Titus) 102; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 259

Whitney Family (American Socialites)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 31, 33

Whittier, Pollyanna: see Pollyanna

Whittington, Richard "Dick" (Lord Mayor of London (1397-99, 1406-7, 1419-20), 1358-1423)
"The Adventure of the Decadent Headmaster" (Nick Campbell) 100; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 273; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 17;
"Voiceover" (Edward Wellen) 225
The Whittington Sanction: Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 17-18

Whittle, Frank (British Engineer, Developed Jet Engine, 1907-1996)
"The Sound of the Buskervilles" (Douglas Moreton) 116-124
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 108, 231-232, 272

Who, The (British Rock Group)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 99

Whore of Babylon (Bible - Revelations)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 75;
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 130; "The Scarlet Woman" (Watkin Jones) 122; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 130; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 201, 203; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 248, 251; "The Oppressed Tragedian" (Alan Stockwell) 144; The Ritual (J.N. Williamson) 221; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 154

Whymper, Edward (British Mountaineer, 1840-1911)
Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 31

Whyos, The (New York Gang)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 44-45, 127, 188-190, 223-224, 241

Wibley, William (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 19-21

Wicked Witch of the East, The (The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum)
"The Adventure of the Sinister Chinaman" (Barbara Hambly) 136, 138

Wicked Witch of the West, The (The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum)
"The Adventure of the Sinister Chinaman" (Barbara Hambly) 138; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 125

Wicker, Henry (English Cowherd who discovered Epsom Spa (1618))
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 65

Wickham, Edward C. (English Academic, c1835-1910)
The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 98

Wickham, George (Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 149

Wickham, Sir Henry (British Explorer, 1846-1928)
"The Adventure of the Amazonian Explorer" (Tony Reynolds) 53-54

Wicksteed, Reverend Philip Henry (British Minister & Economist, 1844-1927)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 39

Widener, Eleanor (Wife of George D. Widener, 1861-1937)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 201, 206

Widener, George (American Financier, 1861-1912)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 201, 206

Widener, Harry (Son of George D. Widener, 1885-1912)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 201, 206, 208

Widener Family (American Financiers)
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 7
Widener Building: Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 145

Widmark, Richard (American Actor, 1914-2008)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 7

Wiechmann, Louis (Mary Surratt Trial Witness)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) , 255, 257, 288

Wieniawski, Henry (Polish Violinist & Composer, 1835-1880)
Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 185; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 275

Wiggins, Blind Tom (American Pianist, 1849-1908)
"Porlock’s Demise" (Ted Riccardi) 100, 102

Wilberforce, Samuel (English Bishop, 1805-1873)
The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 166

Wilberforce, William (British Politician, 1759-1833)
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 146

Wilcox, Ansley (American Scholar, 1856-1930)
"The Startling Events in the Electrified City" (Thomas Perry) 139

Wilcox, Collin (American Author, 1924-1996)
Pronzini and Wilcox: Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 119

Wilcox, Ella Wheeler (American Poet, 1850-1919)
Sherlock Holmes in New York (D.R.Bensen) 36

Wilcox, Henry (Howard's End - E.M.Forster)
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 256-257
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 255-256, 258, 260, 262, 340, 409, 435

Wilcox, Stephen (American Inventor, 1830-1893)
See: George Herman Babcock

Wild, Sir Ernest (British Barrister)
"The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 178-190, 198, 202, 214, 226-228

Wild, Jonathan (British Master Criminal, c.1689-1725)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 216-217, 220, 222-227, 230-234, 241, 295

Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 7, 131, 166-167, 178-182, 186, 211-212, 229, 234-235
"The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes" (Tom English) 62; "The Adventure of the Eccentric Inventor" (Eugene D. Goodwin) 109, 117; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 44; Death By Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 77;
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 221; "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 139; "The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 396; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 269, 275; "Rosenlaui" (Conrad Williams) 196
The Wild Gang: Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 167

Wild Hunt, The (Celtic Mythology)
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 143

Wild Men of Borneo, Waino & Plutano, The (American Sideshow Act, Hiram (?-1905) & Barney (?-1912) Davis)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 217

Wilde, Constance (Wife of Oscar Wilde, 1858-1898)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 10, 16, 33, 41-43, 57-63, 68, 71-72, 102-103, 141, 145, 147-159, 162-164, 170, 194, 227, 250, 264, 300, 303, 308, 314-315, 318-320, 322, 330
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 19-20, 23, 28, 63, 71, 74, 158, 170
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 347-352, 355, 359, 365
Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 175-176, 298; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 74; "Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 202, 215; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 39; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 136; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 176
Florence Wilde: Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 156

Wilde, Cyril (Holland) (Son of Oscar Wilde, 1885-1915)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 10, 16, 30, 33, 55, 58, 60, 62-63, 148, 150-152, 320
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 21-23, 34, 158, 170
"Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 351; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 39

Wilde, Henry Tingle (Chief officer Aboard the Titanic, ?-1912)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 220-221, 223, 234, 237

Wilde, Isola (Sister of Oscar Wilde, 1857-1867)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 29, 151, 258, 332

Wilde, Lady Jane (Irish Author, Mother of Oscar Wilde, 1821-1896)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 72-73, 151-152, 275
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown)
8, 23, 32, 71, 160, 170; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 43; "The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 29; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 15; "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey" (Peter Tremayne) 55; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 87-88, 238

Wilde, Oscar (Irish Writer, 1854-1900)

Wilde, Vyvyan (Holland) (Son of Oscar Wilde, 1886-1967)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 10, 16, 30, 33, 55, 58, 60, 62-63, 148, 150-152, 320
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 22-23, 34, 158; "Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 351; Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 202; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 39

Wilde, William "Willie" (Brother of Oscar Wilde, 1852-1899)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 27-28, 151-153, 254
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 23

Wilde, Sir William (Irish Doctor, Father of Oscar Wilde, 1815-1876)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 72-73, 151, 188, 202, 254; Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown)
7-8, 23, 29, 32, 97, 160; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 15; "The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey" (Peter Tremayne) 55; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 36

Wildhair, Sir Harry (The Constant Couple - George Farquhar)
"Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 223

Wildman, James Clark 'Doc', Jr. (Tarzan Alive - Philip José Farmer)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 15-23, 25-28, 31, 35, 39-40, 47, 50, 57-58, 62-63, 69-72, 76, 79-82, 89-90, 93, 99, 106, 109-111, 119-120, 131-132, 139-146, 151, 173-174, 179, 192-193, 197-198, 201-205
Doc Ardan: "The Shades of Pemberley" (Win Scott Eckert) 14, 35-37, 40; "The Vanishing Devil" (Win Scott Eckert) 59-73

Wildman, James Clark, Sr (Tarzan Alive - Philip José Farmer)
"The Shades of Pemberley" (Win Scott Eckert) 14, 35-37, 40
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 25-27, 63, 69-72, 80, 111, 119-121, 139, 141-144, 193-195, 197-199

Wildman, Patricia Clark (Tarzan Alive - Philip José Farmer)
"The Shades of Pemberley" (Win Scott Eckert) 36-37

Wilhelm I, Kaiser (Emperor of Germany (1871-88) & King of Prussia (1861-88), 1797-1888)
"A Function of Probability" (Mike Chinn) 447-450, 452, 454-460
"Holmes and the Loss of the British Barque Sophy Anderson" (Peter Cannon) 81; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 325; "The Matter of the Cashiered Colonel" (David L. Hammer) 26; "The Importance of Porlock" (Amy Myers) 97; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 113-114, 159, 293, 323; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 11-12, 23, 223, 232, 302; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 107
Agent of the Kaiser: "The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 33
The German Emperor: "An Incident in Society" (Denis O. Smith) 495
The Kaiser: "The Case of Hodgson's Ghost" (Ted Riccardi) 49
King of Germany: The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes (Hilary Bailey) 33

Wilhelm II, Kaiser (Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia (1888-1918), 1859-1941)
Sherlock Holmes and the Sandringham House Mystery (Val Andrews) 30-31, 35-37, 50, 53-54, 59-60, 62-63, 66-71, 90, 92-93, 104
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 49-53, 56, 65, 67, 78, 85
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 99, 109-112, 171, 186, 213, 238, 334, 344, 386, 412
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 101, 253, 276-278, 281, 283-284, 286, 288-289, 293
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 26-27, 51, 63, 69, 71, 73, 80, 82, 127, 240
Hellbirds (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 46-47, 60, 62-63, 66, 74, 77, 83, 91, 101-102, 115, 134, 144, 155, 158-159, 162-163, 170-171, 174-175, 181-184, 218-219
"The Importance of Porlock" (Amy Myers) 86, 97
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 242-244
Brigade (M.J.Trow) 261-264, 327-328, 349, 393, 407
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 28-30, 119
The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 16, 51, 93-94, 163
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 10, 14, 16-17, 45; Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (Val Andrews)
31, 73, 97, 104, 106, 110; Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (Val Andrews) 64, 106; The Strange Adventures of Charlotte Holmes (Hilary Bailey) 33, 41; Sherlock Holmes in New York (D.R. Bensen) 6, 16, 78; "Cabaret Aux Assassins" (Cara Black) 236-237, 245; The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 12, 106-107; "The Case of the Lugubrious Manservant" (Rhys Bowen) 109; "The Adventure of the Mooning Sentry" (Jon L. Breen) 54; Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 9; The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr) 70-72, 79-80, 204; Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 70-71; "A Function of Probability" (Mike Chinn) 448, 456, 460; Chronicles of the Lost Years (Tracy Cooper-Posey) 201; "Our Mr. Smith" (Oswald Crawfurd) 239; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 25; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 99; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 152; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 24, 44, 62-63, 78, 186, 191-192; The Adventure of the Christmas Tree" (John DeAndrea) 180, 183, 188; From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 205, 208-211; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 115; Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 86, 124; "The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 532, 535; "The Adventure of the Honourable Cracksman" (M J Elliott) 29; "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" (Loren D. Estleman) 11, 17; The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Philip José Farmer) 14, 125; The Adventure of the Three Madmen (Philip José Farmer) 87, 168; Embassy Row (Quinn Fawcett) 233, 313; The Scottish Ploy (Quinn Fawcett) 57-58, 71, 129, 171; The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 33, 58, 98, 127, 221; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 26-29, 52, 80, 131, 155, 157, 165, 167, 273, 303, 320; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 41; "The Case of the Bearded Baritone" (S.M. Ghatak) 15; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 112; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 27; "The Case of the Last Battle" (L.B.Greenwood) 485, 490-491, 493; The Travels of Sherlock Holmes (John Hall) 256; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 221; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 24, 27, 41, 50, 86, 90, 94, 129-130, 174, 210, 217-218, 220-221; "The Matter of the Cashiered Colonel" (David L. Hammer) 26; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 193, 216; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 108; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 94, 132-133, 244; The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Michael & Mollie Hardwick) 158; "Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 114; "In Flanders Field" (H. Paul Jeffers) 28; "Too Many Stains" (Marvin Kaye) 298-299; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 26, 64, 82; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 86, 112, 257, 262; O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 285; "The Case of the Missing Navy" (Miles Kington) 54; "Reichenbach" (Michael Kurland) 224; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 227; "The Last Professor Moriarty Story" (Andrew Lane) 344; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 95; "A Matter Without Gravity" (Alain le Bussy) 130, 134; "The Story of the Lost Picklock" (R.C. Lehmann) 143; Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 17, 83, 144, 150-151, 156; Son of Holmes (John T. Lescroart) 202; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 233; The Baron’s Revenge (Gary Lovisi) 45, 91, 128, 139; "The Adventure of the Boulevard Assassin" (Richard A. Lupoff) 225, 227-228; "The Adventure of the Illustrious Patient" (Michael Mallory) 75; "The Case of the Night Crawler" (George Mann) 136; The Spirit Box (George Mann) 10, 18, 62, 145, 191, 201; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 187; The Case of the Second Séance (Sam McCarver) 32, 57, 129; The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 172-173, 175, 180, 210, 212-213; Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 64, 68; "The Sound of the Buskervilles" (Douglas Moreton) 116; "The Adventure of the Faithful Retainer" (Amy Myers) 366, 370, 376; "The Last of His Kind" (Barbara Nadel) 277, 280; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 128; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 9, 15-17, 19, 30, 32, 36, 38-39, 45, 49, 62, 70, 77, 80, 83, 88, 92, 97, 130, 132, 159, 163-164, 187-188, 190, 215, 219, 276, 280, 295, 303, 306, 327, 335, 341, 350, 355; "The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 348; "The Startling Events in the Electrified City" (Thomas Perry) 108; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 140, 190-192; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 149; "The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 250; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 60, 181, 205; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 226; "The Death of Mycroft Holmes" (Ted Riccardi) 66; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 48-50, 81, 83, 87, 99, 110, 113-114, 123, 139, 141, 148-149, 154, 164, 183; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 310, 339, 416; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 202; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 160, 251, 353; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 75, 81, 97, 122, 141, 149, 154, 158, 171, 194-195, 199, 222; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 282; "Larceny in the Sky with Diamonds" (Robert V. Stapleton) 126; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 15, 37, 41-42, 291, 315; "Did Sherlock Holmes Meet Hercule -?" (Julian Symons) 158; "The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 4; "The Case of the Greek Key (Donald Thomas) 100-101, 163; "The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 130, 134, 141; "The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 299, 303, 317-318; "The Four Detectives" (Frank Thomas) 139; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 203; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 12; "The Case of the Abandoned Lighthouse" (June Thomson) 189, 191; "The Case of the Watchful Waiter" (June Thomson) 278; Sherlock Holmes and the Lady in Black (June Thomson) 119; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 695, 917; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 76; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 4, 108; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 461-462, 542, 564, 626; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 141, 151, 229; Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) ix, 223; No Ordinary Terror (J. Brooks Van Dyke) 34, 61, 160, 171, 234, 269; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 107, 152, 191, 195, 254, 264; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 116; "The Song at Twilight" (Michael Walsh) 334; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 264, 269
Agents / Spies of the All Highest:
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts)64, 107
Agents of / for the Kaiser:
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 161; "The Adventure of 221C" (Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis) 182; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 151, 180; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 704; "The Song at Twilight" (Michael Walsh) 337
The Café Kaiser: Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 123
The Emperor of Germany: Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (Maurice Leblanc) 196
His Imperial Majesty's Airship: From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 65
Kaiser Agent: The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 294
Kaiser's Agents: Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 295
Kaiser's Helmet: "The Adventure of 221C" (Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis) 185
The Kaiser's Intelligence Service: Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 109
The Kaiser's Madman: Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 105
The Kaiser's Men / Minions / Agents etc.: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 16-18; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 68, 73, 74, 76, 91, 99, 107, 119, 142-143; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 27
Kaiser's Subjects: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 81
Kaiser's Vengeance Two: From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 211
The Kaiser's Web: Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 142
Kaiser Wilhelm Bavarian Respiratory Clinic: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 152
Kaiser Wilhelm Dome: The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 188

Wilhelmina (Queen of the Netherlands (1890-1948), 1880-1962)
"A Case of Royal Blood" (Steven-Elliot Altman) 63, 65-66, 68-80, 86, 88-90, 92-93
"A Matter of Royal Honour" (David L. Hammer) 78