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Wilkes, Charles (American Captain of the San Jacinto)
Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 89

Wilkin, Arthur Charles (English Jam Manufacturer)
Wilkin & Sons: "The Tiptree Typewriter" (L.F.E. Coombs) 184

Wilkinson, James (British Swordsmith)
Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 121
Wilkinson & Son: Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 85

Will Scarlett (Robin Hood Legend)
Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 84; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 43

Willard, Jess (American Boxer, 1881-1968)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 125, 150, 192

Willat, Irvin (American Film-maker, 1892-1976)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 57
Merv Letofsky: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 215, 218-222

Willaume, David (French Silversmith, 1658-c.1740)
"The Case of the Maplestead Magpie" (June Thomson) 73

Willemse, Cornelius (New York Police Captain)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 184-186, 218, 289

William (Struwwelpeter - Heinrich Hoffman): see The Inky Boys

William II (William Rufus, King of England (1087-1100), 1056-1100)
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 152-154
Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 25

William II (King of the Netherlands (1840-49), 1792-1849)
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Stephen Seitz) 142, 145, 153

William III (King of Great Britain): see William of Orange

William III (King of the Netherlands (1849-1890), 1817-1890)
"A Case of Royal Blood" (Steven-Elliot Altman) 64-65, 74-77, 79, 83, 92
"A Matter of Royal Honour" (David L. Hammer) 78-79
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 8;"All That Glitters" (Bill Paxton) 8; "The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 47
His Netherlandish Majesty's Ship: A Father's Tale (Sterling E. Lanier) 150

William IV (King of Great Britain (1830-1837), 1765-1837)
Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (Gerald Frow)
16, 126; "The Adventure of the Fateful Malady" (Craig Janacek) 404; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 102; "The Adventure of the Queen’s Letters" (Michael Mallory) 209; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 25; The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 2, 53; "The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 87; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 197; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 14
King William's Temple: Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 26
William IV Street: Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 64

William & Mary (British King & Queen (1689-1702))
"A Matter of Royal Honour" (David L. Hammer) 79
William-and-Mary (Style): "The Matter of the Dangerously Generous Benefactor" (David L. Hammer) 16; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 172; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 9, 116, 174
see also: William of Orange

William of Malmesbury (British Monk & Historian, 1090-1143)
Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 95, 110

William of Occam: see Occam, William of

William of Orange (British King (1689-1702), 1650-1702)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 95; Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 104; Absolute Discretion (Grant Eustace) 21; "Moriarty’s Fiendish Plan" (Roger Jaynes) 169; Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 238; "The Riddle of the Young Protestor" (Michael Mallory) 301; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 215; "The Adventure of the Russian Anarchist" (Tony Reynolds) 106; "The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 47; "The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 40; "The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 35-36; Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (M.J.Trow) 199; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 36; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 177
Fort William: The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 12-14, 74, 132-133, 137, 153; "Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 168
The Williamite Conquest: "The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 32; "A Study In Orange" (Peter Tremayne) 273

see also: William & Mary

William of Wykeham (English Bishop, 1324?-1404)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 170

William, Prince of Orange (Son of William III, 1840-1879)
"A Matter of Royal Honour" (David L. Hammer) 78

William the Conqueror (King of England (1066-1087), 1027-1087)
William the Conjurer: Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 41, 265
Sherlock Holmes in New York (D.R.Bensen) 72;
"The Case of the Unmarked Graves" (Colin Bruce) 89, 94; "Art in the Blood" (Laura Caldwell) 108; The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 88, 108; "Mrs. Farintosh & An Opal Tiara" (Ian Charnock) 190; "The Record of the Tarleton Murders" (Ian Charnock) 23; "The Problem of the Sussex Scalping" (David N. Cisler) 108, 114; "The Deerstalker" (L.F.E. Coombs) 99; The Crack in the Lens (Darlene A. Cypser) 113; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 67; The Albino’s Treasure (Stuart Douglas) 105; "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" (Loren D. Estleman) 7; Absolute Discretion (Grant Eustace) 152; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 169; "The Case of the Dancing Noblemen" (S.M. Ghatak) 105-106; The Travels of Sherlock Holmes (John Hall) 118; The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 140; "A Story For Which The World Is Now Prepared" (Jacob Hay) 38; "The Adventure of the Poison Tea Epidemic" (Carl L. Heifetz) 373; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 10, 52-53; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 71, 142; "The Adventure of the Late Orang Outang" (Gillian Linscott) 40; "The Adventure of the Child’s Perambulator" (Charles Loomis) 262; In Search of Watson (Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin) 87-88; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 237; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 73; Hellbirds (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 35; "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 152; The Dragon Turn (Shane Peacock) 69, 163; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 154; "Mrs. Hudson Reminisces" (Linda Robertson) 202; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 59; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 10; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 170; "Art in the Blood" (Brian Stableford) 121; "The Holy Rood" (Alan Stockwell) 122; The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons (James Francis Thierry) 96; The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Jake & Luke Thoene) 6, 9; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 49, 86; Brigade (M.J.Trow) 360; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 220; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 207; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 57-58, 79; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 52; "But Our Hero Was Not Dead" (Manly Wade Wellman) 145

William Rufus: see William II

Williams, Inspector Alexander S. "Clubber" (American Police Officer Accused of Corruption)
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 31-32
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 61-63, 190, 206, 223-224, 235, 255

Williams, Bert (American Comedian, 1875-1922)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 243

Williams, Dr Daniel Hale (American Surgeon, 1856-1931)
Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 200

Williams, Dr Edward (British Doctor, Witness in the Green Bicycle Murder Case)
"The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 247

Williams, Emlyn (British Actor & Writer, 1905-1974)
The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 16

Williams, Esther (American Swimmer & Actress, 1921- )
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 218

Williams, Hank (American Country & Western Singer & Songwriter, 1923-1953)
The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant) 47

Williams, Henry (British Criminal who Escaped from Newgate Prison)
"The Execution of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 42, 57-60, 62-63

Williams, Cpl. James (Soldier at Balaclava)
Brigade (M.J.Trow) 211

Williams, John (English Miner, Foresaw Assassination of Spencer Perceval in a Dream)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Chinese Junk Affair" (Roy Templeman) 48-50

Williams, John (The Ratcliffe Highway Murderer, c1784-1811)
The Baker Street Phantom (Fabrice Bourland) 98

Williams, John (British Astronomer)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) cxxv- cxxvii

Williams, John (The "Hooded Man" Murderer, ?-1913)
"The Case of the Naked Bicyclists" (Donald Thomas) 121

Williams, Lizzie (American Prostitute)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 141

Williams, Mrs (Wife of John Williams the Miner)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Chinese Junk Affair" (Roy Templeman) 49

Williams, Rhondda (Welsh Congregational Minister, 1860-1945)
"Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 279

Williams, Robert (British Union Leader, 1881-192?)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 155

Williamson, Alec (British Air Ace, 1898-?)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 8, 22, 24

Williamson, Frederick Adolphus (Scotland Yard Superintendent, 1830-1889)
The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 186-187
"The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 38, 46-54, 61, 81, 83, 89
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 112-120, 124
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 72; Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (Barrie Roberts) 10, 126; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 71; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 210; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 19; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 16, 51; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 78

Willie Mouse (Rupert the Bear series)
"Rupert and the Pharaoh’s Treasure" (Ian Robinson) 7, 10

Willis, Hubert (British Actor, 1876-1984)
"Of the Origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles" (Barbara Roden) 249

Willis, Thomas (British Doctor, 1621-1675)
Circle of Willis: "The Brown Recluse" (Davis Grubb) 85

Willows, Ernest (Welsh Aviator, 1886-1926)
"The Adventure of the Counterfeit Martian" (Ralph Vaughan) 154, 165

Wills, Harry (American Boxer, 1889-1958)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 65; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 161

Wills, William (British Journalist, 1810-1880)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 191, 387-388, 404, 421

Willson, Joe (The Man with the Watches - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"The Girl and the Gold Watches" (Robert Ryan) 441-442

Wilmer, Douglas (English Actor, 1920- )
"As to ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’" (Tony Broadbent) 31

Wilmer the Gunsel (The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett)
The Gunsel: "The Clam of Catastrophe" (Arthur Byron Cover) 164-165, 174; An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 24, 34, 55, 59, 65, 72, 75, 145, 147, 153, 173, 239, 241, 243, 333, 338

Wilsdorf, Hans (German Watchmaker, 1881-1960)
Wilsdorf & Davis: Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 50

Wilson, Dr. A.M. (British Magazine Editor)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 77

Wilson, Dr Albert (Psychic Investigator)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 94

Wilson, Alexander (Scottish-American Ornithologist, 1766-1813)
The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 36

Wilson, C.T.R. (British Physicist, inventor of cloud chamber, 1869-1959)
"The Swiss Chronometer" (David Scott) 88; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 175

Wilson, Catherine (British Poisoner)
Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Larry Millett) 86; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 288

Wilson, Colin (British Writer, 1931-2013)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 222; The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 112-113, 184
Cage Wilson: The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 65

Wilson, Edith (Wife of Woodrow Wilson, 1872-1961)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 84

Wilson, Edmund (Drood Theorist)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 395, 401

Wilson, Erasmus (American Journalist "Quiet Observer")
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 381

Wilson, Sir Erasmus (British Surgeon, 1809-1994)
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 116

Wilson, Florence (First Bigamous Wife of George Joseph Smith)
"The Case of the Hygienic Husband" (Donald Thomas) 215-216

Wilson, George Washington (Scottish Photographer, 1823-1893)
George Washington Wilson and Company: Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 9

Wilson, Harold (British Prime Minister (1964-70, 74-76), 1916-1995)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 189

Wilson, Henry (American Vice-President, 1812-1875)
"Inga Sigerson Weds" (Richard A. Lupoff) 28

Wilson, Sir Henry (British Army officer, 1881-1964)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 20, 30

Wilson, Superintendent Henry (Superintendent Wilson series - G.D.H. & M.I.Cole)
"The Adventure of the Illustrious Impostor" (Anthony Boucher) 85

Wilson, Sir Horace (British Civil Servant, 1882-1972)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 84

Wilson, James "Daft Jamie" (Victim of Burke & Hare, c.1810-1828)
Fire Storm (Andrew Lane) 178

Wilson, Dr John (19th Century Scottish Educationalist in Bombay)
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 155

Wilson, John F. (American Politician, 1846-1911)
"The Lost Democratic Majority" (Dr H.A.E. Watson) 305

Wilson, Pudd'nhead (Pudd'nhead Wilson - Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 35-37, 113

Wilson, Lady Sarah (British War Correspondent, 1865-1929)
Baskerville (John O’Connell) 24

Wilson, Walter Gordon (British Engineer, 1874-1957)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 93
Wilson Machine: The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 195

Wilson, William (William Wilson - Edgar Allan Poe)
"The Adventure of the Boulevard Assassin" (Richard A. Lupoff) 220, 224, 227; "The Comfort of the Seine" (Stephen Volk) 23

Wilson, Woodrow (US President (1913-1921), 1856-1924)
"The Case of the Last Battle" (L.B.Greenwood) 485, 488-489, 492
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 84-87, 127, 140
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 301, 305-306, 308-309, 317, 319-321
"The Adventure of the Eyrie Cliff" (Rick Boyer) 162;
"The Adventure of the Mooning Sentry" (Jon L. Breen) 53, 58; The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 87, 112; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 9, 59, 83, 153; Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 83; Son of Holmes (John T. Lescroart) 202; The Case of the Second Séance (Sam McCarver) 33, 58; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 2, 97, 107, 109, 146, 171, 290-291; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 33, 36; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 36, 81; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 44; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 181

Wilton, John (British Music Hall Proprietor, 1820-1880)
Wilton's Music Hall: The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 245

Wilton, Robb (British Entertainer, 1881-1957)
Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 187

Wimsey, Lord Peter (Lord Peter Wimsey series - Dorothy L. Sayers)
"Murder in the Library" (Harold Gray) 171, 173; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 188-190, 194-195; "The Young Lord Peter Consults Sherlock Holmes" (Dorothy L. Sayers) 40-41
"The Ultimate Crime" (Isaac Asimov) 340; "The Problem of the Sore Bridge - Among Others" (Philip Jose Farmer) 35; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 190-191; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 248; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 278; The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 116-117, 157; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 12
Peter Wimsey Snellgrove: Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (M.J.Trow) 20-207

Winchelsea, George Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of (British Politician, 1791-1858)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 115

Winchelsey, Robert (Archbishop of Canterbury (1293-1313), c.1245-1313)
Sherlock’s Logic (William Neblett) 36

Winchester, Annie (Daughter of Sarah & William Winchester, 1866)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 145

Winchester, James H. (Owner of the Mary Celeste)
"The Abandoned Brigantine" (Sam Benady) 18, 24-25

Winchester, Oliver (American Gunsmith, 1810-1880)
A Winchester
: Holmes on the Range (Steve Hockensmith) 223; On the Wrong Track (Steve Hockensmith) 259
Winchester Carbine: Holmes on the Range (Steve Hockensmith) 254
Winchester .45: My Hero (Tom Holt) 28
Winchester Model 1873
: Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 12, 157-161, 164, 166, 173, 175, 180-181, 187, 276, 282, 337, 340
Winchester Repeating Carbine: Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 187
Winchester Rifle: "The Case of the Vanished Killer" (Derrick Belanger) 253; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 10; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 300, 320, 337, 371, 392, 400; My Hero (Tom Holt) 106, 268, 301; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 54; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 93, 159; "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 159, 176; Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 130, 132; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 9; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 447; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 145, 251
Winchester '74: My Hero (Tom Holt) 263
Winchester Shotgun: Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 94; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 234, 271

Winchester, Sarah (Wife of William Wirt Winchester, 1837-1922)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 145-146

Winchester, William Wirt (Son of Oliver Winchester, 1838-1881)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 145

Winckelkopf, Herr (Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - Oscar Wilde)
"The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 29, 31, 48

Wincor, Richard (Sherlockian Writer)
The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 6

Winder, John H. (American Brigadier-General, 1800-1865)
"The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 51

Winder, William (Son of John H. Winder)
"The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 51

Windermere, Lady (Lady Windermere's Fan - Oscar Wilde)
Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 148
"The Lady on the Bridge" (Mike Hogan) 356; Sherlock Holmes and the Masquerade Murders (Frank Thomas) 170, 229

Windermere, Lord (Lady Windermere's Fan - Oscar Wilde)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 23

Windsor, House of (British Royal Family)
The Game (Laurie R. King) 179; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 280; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 61

Wingate, George (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 67-69, 86-89, 91-92, 98, 100

Winifred, St. (7th Century Welsh Noblewoman)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 148; The Moor (Laurie R. King) 227
St Winifred's Church: A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 354, 358

Winkle, Nathaniel (The Pickwick Papers - Charles Dickens)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 106

Winkler, Clemens (German Chemist, 1838-1904)
Winkler's Process: Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J. Trow) 265

Winnenberg (German Spy in USA)
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 146-147

Winnetou (Winnetou series - Karl May)
Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 614-617, 639
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 814-817, 824, 835-836
"The Adventure of the Jersey Girl" (Bill Peschel) 374

Winnie The Pooh (Winnie The Pooh stories - A.A.Milne)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 169
The Probability Pad (T.A.Waters) 50-51, 60-64, 70, 108, 126
The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant)
74; "The Lion of Draksville" (Julian Rathbone) 154
Poohsticks: My Hero (Tom Holt) 169

Winnington-Ingram, Arthur (Bishop of London (1901-39), 1858-1946)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 202, 229

Winston, Harry (American Jeweller, 1896-1978)
"The Adventure of the Gowanus Abduction" (Joyce Harrington) 166

Winterhalder, Thomas (German Clockmaker)
Winterhalder-Hofmeier: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 48

Winterhalter, Franz (German Painter, 1805-1873)
The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 147; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 90

Winters, Shelley (American Actress, 1922-2006)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 68, 70

Winthrop, John (British-American Governor, c.1587-1649)
The Winthrops: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 88

Wintour, Thomas (Gunpowder Plot Conspirator, c.1571-1606)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 137

Wippling, Karl L.F. (German-English Cabinet Maker, c.1835-1905)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall)

Wisden, John (British Cricketer, 1826-1884)
Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 13

Wise, Thomas (British Bibliographer)
"A Letter To Posterity From John H. Watson, M.D." (Donald Thomas) 13

Wiseman, Nicholas (British Prelate, 1802-1865)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 25

Wiseman, Sir William (British Intelligence Agent, 1885-1962)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 284

Wish, Eleanor (Harry Bosch series - Michael Connelly)
"The Crooked Man" (Michael Connelly) 14

Wishbone Ash (British Rock Group)
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 4

Wister, Owen (American Author, 1860-1938)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 6

Wisteria Lodge Confederates of the Eastern Deep South (Sherlockian Society)
"Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 66

Witch: see Endor, Witch of; Hansel & Gretel's Witch; Macbeth's Witches; Wicked Witch of the West

Witch Hazel (Fairy Story Character)
The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 23

Witch of Wookey Hole (British Folklore)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 137; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 34, 65

Withers, Googie (British Actress, 1917-2011)
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 135
Makes your googies wither: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 107

Withers, Hildegarde (Hildegarde Withers series - Stuart Palmer)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 24

Withersteen (Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey)
"A Volume in Vermilion" (Kim Newman) 77

Withersteen, Jane (Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey)
"A Volume in Vermilion" (Kim Newman) 76-78, 82-97

Wittelsbach, Ludovica Von (Bavarian Duchess, Mother of Empress Elizabeth, 1808-1892)
Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 206

Wittgenstein, Karl (Father of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian Steel Manufacturer, 1847-1913)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 12, 57

Wittgenstein, Ludwig (Austrian-British Philosopher, 1889-1951)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) v-vi, 12-14, 17, 23-26, 33, 37-38, 43-45, 47-48, 53-59, 62, 64-70, 75, 86, 96, 98, 100, 127, 130, 132-133, 143, 147-152
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 152

Wizard of Oz: see Oz, Wizard of

Wnek, Jan (Polish Sculptor, 1828-1869)
Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 650

Wodehouse, Sir Edwin Frederick (British Police Commissioner, 1851-1934)
"The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 239-245, 249
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 6, 8
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 18-21, 25, 65-67, 70, 72, 80, 130, 205, 212-215, 225, 227

Wodehouse, P.G. (British Author, 1881-1975)
"The Adventure of the Noble Husband" (Peter Cannon) 43-44, 47-48, 51-52; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 143
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 130; The Game (Laurie R. King) 43; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 75, 158; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 10
Written as if by Wodehouse: "Holmes and the Dasher" (Anthony Berkeley) (Written as if by Wodehouse); "The Adventure of Ricoletti of the Club Foot (and his abominable wife)" (Roberta Rogow)

Woden / Odin (Chief Norse God)
"Time Patrol" (Poul Anderson) 30-31; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 11, 124, 225, 235, 324, 336, 348; "The Strange Affair At Glastonbury" (Eddie Maguire) 16, 32; Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania (Gerry O’Hara) 48; Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 63; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 231
Odin Stone: The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 403
See also: Wotan

Woffington, Peg (Irish Actress, 1714-1760)
"Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 223

Wohler, Friedrich (German Chemist, 1800-1882)
The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 240

Wold Newton Meteorite
"The Adventure of the Fallen Stone" (Win Scott Eckert) 82-83, 89-90

Wolf, Ben (American Sherlockian)
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 42
Ben Wolf Gallery: Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 4

Wolf Man, The (Freud Case History)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 121, 149

Wolfe, Bertram (American Scholar, 1896-1977)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 283

Wolfe, James (British General, 1727-1759)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 171

Wolfe, Nero (Nero Wolfe series - Rex Stout)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 8, 54, 77-78, 137, 262, 266, 371, 381, 405
Auguste Lupa: Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 12-13, 36-37, 48-53, 69-71, 73-75, 78, 80-99, 111-120, 126-131, 134-142, 146-148, 156-164, 166-171, 179, 181-182, 189-190, 192-198, 200-211, 213-226, 228-230, 235-237, 240-258, 260-265, 267-273, 277-283; Son of Holmes (John T. Lescroart) 17-18, 23-29, 35-43, 51, 53, 55-61, 66-78, 81-83, 88, 90-96, 98, 122-132, 135-137, 141-144, 152-154, 156-170, 174-180, 185, 192-203, 209-233, 238-256
Nora Woof: "Give Me Lib, or Give Me Death" (Rod Reed) 204, 208-211
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 15;"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 34; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 3, 215; "Dogs, Masques, Love, Death: Flowers" (Barry N. Malzberg) 340
The Other Fat Man: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 13-14, 17
"the wolf at his door": "Too Many Stains" (Marvin Kaye) 330

Wolfe-Barry, Sir John (British Architect, 1836-1918)
Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 202

Wolfendeden, John, Baron (British Educationalist, 1906-1985)
Wolfenden Committee: "The Well-Educated Young Man" (William P. Coleman) 155

Wölfert, Friedrich (German Aviation Pioneer, 1850-1897)
The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 219

Wolff, Dr. Julian (American Sherlockian)
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 21-22; "Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 63-64, 66
John Edgar Foxx: Murder Most Irregular (H. Paul Jeffers) 21-23, 30, 33-34
Dr. Julian Wolff - a mouse: Basil and the Lost Colony (Eve Titus) 49, 56, 85; Basil and the Pygmy Cats (Eve Titus) 17, 52, 56, 81

Wolff Metternich, Graf Paul (German Ambassador, 1853-1934)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 146

Wolfitt, Donald (British Actor)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 73; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 190

Wolfman, The: see Talbot, Larry

Wollstonecraft, Mary (British Writer & Reformer, 1759-1797)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 45; The Case of the Missing Marquess (Nancy Springer) 46
; "The Glennon Falls" (Sam Wiebe) 146

Wolseley, Sir Garnet (British General, 1833-1913)
Embassy Row (Quinn Fawcett) 23, 134, 152, 165, 171, 173
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 161-165, 225
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 2; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 34-35, 371; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 100; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 6; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 67
All Sir Garnet: Moriarty (John Gardner) 50, 175; "The Matter of the Solitary Cellist" (David L. Hammer) 72; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 14
Wolseley Helmet: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 6

Wolseley, Lady Louisa (Wife of Sir Garnet Wolseley, 1843-1920)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 34-35, 115, 156, 371

Wolsey (The New Doctor Who Adventures series)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 25-27, 276, 287

Wolsey, Cardinal Thomas (British Prelate & Politician, 1475-1530)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 117; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 157; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 13; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 136; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 172

Wolverine Orchestra, The (American Jazz Band)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 119

Wombwell, George (British Circus Proprietor, 1777-1850)
The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 226

Wombwell, Sir George Orby, 4th Baronet (British Soldier, 1832-1913)
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 101, 106-107, 118

Women at the Tomb of Christ (New Testament)
An Opened Grave (L. Frank James) 177-178
The Case of the Frozen Scream (Thomas Brace Haughey) 68-69

Wonder Woman (Comic Book Character)
Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 153; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 16

Wong, Anna May (Actress)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 52-55, 93, 96

Wong, James Lee (Mr. Wong series - Hugh Wiley)
The Spy who Fell off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 111

Wonka, Willy (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl)
The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 107

Wontner, Arthur (British Actor, 1875-1960)
The Baker Street Phantom (Fabrice Bourland) 70, 164; "As to ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’" (Tony Broadbent) 30

Woo, Mr: see Mr Wu

Wood, Mrs Benjamin (Kitty O'Shea's Aunt)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 152, 154-155, 173-174

Wood, Charles (American Barber)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 132

Wood, Mrs Henry (Ellen) (English Author, 1814-1887)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) xxxv; Death in the Air (Shane Peacock) 107

Wood, Sir Henry (British Conductor, 1869-1944)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 31; Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 48; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 55, 357

Wood, Sir Henry Evelyn (British Field Marshal, 1838-1919)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 122, 126
Embassy Row (Quinn Fawcett) 23, 134, 152

Wood, John (British Actor, 1930-2011)
The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 17

Wood, Robert (British Artist Accused of the Camden Town Murder)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 211-212
"The Case of the Camden Town Murder" (Donald Thomas) 220-224, 226-227, 230, 233-234, 236-237, 239-245
"The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 246, 249, 252, 257; "The Case of the Sporting Major" (Donald Thomas) 134

Woodbridge, George (English Actor, 1903-1973)
Georgie Woodbridge: Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 76-77, 80-82, 84, 333

Woodbury, Walter B. (British Inventor, 1834-1885)
Woodbury & Marcy Sciopticon: The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons)

Woodford, Stewart L. (American Politician, 1835-1913)
The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 105, 107

Woodhams, Constable (British Police Officer, The Houndsditch Murders)
"The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 211, 213-214

Woodhouse, Barbara (British Dog Trainer & TV Personality)
Evolution (John Peel) 130
Mrs Woodcott:
The Dracula Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 88
Sergeant Woodhouse, the dog handler: Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 157-158, 168

Woodhouse, Emma (Emma - Jane Austen)
"A Problem of Numbers" (David N. Smith & Violet Addison) 290

Woodhull, Victoria Claflin (American Feminist, 1838-1927)
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 145-148, 181, 236, 268, 307, 313, 344-345
"The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 147, 183-185, 190-192, 195
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 223

Woodman, Dr. Robert (British Founder of the Order of the Golden Dawn, 1828-1891)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 136

Woodruff, Timothy L. (American Politician, 1858-1913)
"Dr Watson Gets Peevish" (James J. Montague) 104

Woods, Thomas J. (British Auctioneer)
Christie, Manson & Woods

Woodville, Elizabeth (Queen of England, Wife of Edward IV)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 157

Woodville, James (The Shadow Out of Time - H.P. Lovecraft)
"The Adventure of Exham Priory" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 384

Woodville, Richard Caton, II (American Artist, 1856-1926)
Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 176

Woodward, Arthur Smith (British Museum Curator, Discoverer of the Piltdown Man)
Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 10, 13, 19-21, 25-30, 34-38, 41-56, 59, 78-79, 85-95, 98, 101-109, 118-122, 138-164, 173-183, 186-187, 191, 193-207, 210-216, 222, 234-256, 259-260, 262-265, 269, 273-280, 282-284; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 107-108, 150
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 137-138, 141, 144

Woodward, Bob (1943- ) & Bernstein, Karl (1944- )(American Reporters)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 11; Death of a Scavenger (Keith Spore) 13, 71, 172, 258-259

Woodward, Joan (Wife of Edward Alleyn)
The Fatal Mistake (Hugh S. Scullion) 31

Wooldridge, Clifton (Chicago Police Detective)
The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 32, 56, 98, 101-102, 107-108, 159, 186, 215, 226-227, 231, 233; Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 4, 83-84, 144, 294; Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 101, 104-106, 126-127, 148, 164; Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Larry Millett) 48-49, 151, 160, 204-205, 217-218, 289

Woolf, Leonard (British Writer, 1880-1969)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 113, 118;
Bloodline (Jill Jones) 261

Woolf, Virginia (British Author, 1882-1941)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) v, 85, 113, 115-116, 118; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 113-116;
Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 189-190
Bloodline (Jill Jones) 112, 122, 260-261, 269, 279; The Spy who Fell off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 1

Woollcott, Alexander (American Raconteur, Writer & Sherlockian)
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 12, 20, 141, 143, 227; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 3; "The Curious Incident of the Dogs in the Night-Time" (Wolcott Gibbs) 146

Woolley, Sir Leonard (British Archaeologist, 1880-1960)
A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 22

Woolrich, Cornell (American Author (George Hopley), 1903-1968)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 37, 178-179

Woolson, Constance Fenimore (American Writer, 1840-1894)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 4-5, 402-405

Woolworth, Frank W. (American Retailer, 1852-1919)
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 126
F.W. Woolworths: Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 83
Woolworth Building: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 98-99; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 237; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 40
Woolworths: "The Marischal Manor Mystery" (Anonymous) 116; The Cop Catchers (Terrance Dicks) 33; They Might Be Giants (James Goldman) 33; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 75

Wooster, Bertie (Jeeves & Wooster series - P.G.Wodehouse)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 53; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 10

Wordsworth, Dorothy (British Diarist, William Wordsworth's sister, 1771-1855)
Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 214

Wordsworth, William (British Poet, 1770-1850)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 29-31, 33-34, 55-56, 244, 287, 297; The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 87; The Scroll of the Dead (David Stuart Davies) 113; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 73-74, 107; Young Sherlock: The Adventure At Ferryman's Creek (Gerald Frow) 99; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 110; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 78, 83, 95, 97, 153, 319, 322; "The Highland Intrigue" (Steve Leadley) 149-150; The Spy who Fell off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 62; The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 154;"The Adventure In Border Country" (Gwen Moffat) 74, 78; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 214; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 151; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 26; Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 44; "The Adventure of the Willow Pool" (Denis O. Smith) 332; "The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 149; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 23-24; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 146
Wordsworthian: The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 33

Worldly Wiseman, Mr (Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan)
The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 186

Wormius, Olaus (Danish Physician, 1588-1654)
"The Adventure of the Arab's Manuscript" (Michael Reaves) 273

Wormwood (Bible - Revelation)
"The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 66-67

Worsdell, Thomas (English Locomotive Engineer, 1838-1916)
Worsdsells: The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 282

Worth, Adam (American Master Criminal)
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 116-120, 125-129
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 145-152, 200
Moriarty (John Gardner) 18; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 30; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 66
; "Sherlock Holmes and the Other Eye" (Richard Dean Starr & E.R, Bower) 187, 190, 204-205

Worth, Charles Frederick (Anglo-French Dress Designer)
Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 17-19, 22-33, 35, 38-42, 44-45, 4, 55, 58, 63, 65-68, 73, 76, 95, 100-101, 103, 118, 130, 134, 142-145, 148, 182-183, 185, 229, 233, 298, 302-303, 319, 321-323, 474
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 204, 227, 282, 295; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 318, 322; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 30, 244; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 9; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 224, 354, 432; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 200; A Study in Silks (Emma Jane Holloway) 286; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 214; The Affair of the Incognito Tenant (Lora Roberts) 45; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 71-72; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 151
House of Worth: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 17, 126, 158, 182, 185
Maison Worth: Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 494; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas)166; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 246; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 21, 24, 55, 63, 68, 73, 76, 115, 130, 135-136, 141, 143, 145, 189, 229-231, 233, 243-244, 298, 455-456, 474; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 132, 409
Worth: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 345
Worth Creation: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 193, 230
Worth Dolls: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 296
Worth Fashion Dolls: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 231
Worth Fashion Mannequin: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 369
Worth Gowns: Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 94, 138, 146, 393, 399; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 30, 228, 244, 246-247; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 17, 166, 272; Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 116; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 30-31, 39, 43, 85, 132, 196, 229, 232, 291, 319, 322; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 354, 409, 422; A Study in Ashes (Emma Jane Holloway) 523; A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 381; A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 72, 308; "The Woman" (Aline Myette-Volsky) 180; The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan (Nancy Springer) 28, 64
Worth Mannequin: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 318, 320
Worth's: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 229, 455, 458
Worth Wardrobe: Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 323, 440

Worth, Gaston (Son of Charles & Marie Worth)
Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 23

Worth, Jean Phillipe (Son of Charles & Marie Worth)
Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 23

Worth, Marie (Wife of Charles Worth)
Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 23, 25-29, 39-42, 45, 47, 67-72, 130, 183, 298, 302-303
Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 322

Worthington, William (English Brewer, 1723-?)
Worthington Ale: Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 160; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 38
Worthington's Beer: The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.)
351

Wotan (Teutonic God)
Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 68, 124-125, 158, 164; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 199, 211; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 265; "A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 137
Knights of Wotan:
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 199, 201, 209, 211, 220, 276, 284, 288-289
See also: Woden

Wovoka (Northern Paiute Religious Leader, c1856-1932)
"The Adventure of the White City" (Bill Crider) 186-187, 189-190, 192-195

Wray, Cecil (British Colonial Administrator)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 142

Wreford, Matthew (Purveyor at Scutari during the Crimean War)
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Nancy Springer) 85, 108-109, 113-114

Wren, Christopher (British Architect, 1632-1723)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 10, 13-16, 47, 51
"The Revenge of the Fenian Brotherhood" (Carole Buggé) 152-153; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 135; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 135, 137; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 171; The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Daniel Gracely) 47, 52-53; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 14; Reply Paid (H.F.Heard) 240; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 296; Night Watch (Stephen Kendrick) 56; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 221; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund)29-30; Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 75; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 119-120; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 61; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 47; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J. Trow) 47; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 85; Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire (Dean P. Turnbloom) 47; "The Adventure of the Counterfeit Martian" (Ralph Vaughan) 156

Wrench, R.G.K. (British Lexicographer)
The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 111

Wright, Sir Almoth (British Bactaeriologist, 1861-1947)
Sherlock Holmes and the Thistle of Scotland (L.B. Greenwood) 5; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 162

Wright, Annie Bella (Victim in the Green Bicycle Case, 1897-1919)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 240-241; "The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 246-249, 252-256, 259-265, 269-274

Wright, Farnsworth (American Editor, 1888-1940)
Pulptime (P.H. Cannon) 87

Wright, Mr (Father of Annie Bella Wright)
"The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 247

Wright, Mrs (Mother of Annie Bella Wright)
"The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 247

Wright, Arthur (Cottingley Fairies, Father of Elsie Wright)
"The Case of the Yorkshire Fairies" (Joe Cooper) 210;
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 133
Frances' Father: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) 88

Wright, Dr. Daniel (British Surgeon & Orientalist)
"The Case of Hodgson's Ghost" (Ted Riccardi) 51-52, 55-59, 63-66, 68-70, 75-77

Wright, Elsie (Girl Who Photographed the Cottingley Fairies)
"The Case of the Yorkshire Fairies" (Joe Cooper) 209-210;
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 237-238
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 21; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) 88-89; A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 206; The Case of the 2nd Séance (Sam McCarver) 212; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 123; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 152; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 79; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 132-133

Wright, Farnsworth (American Writer & Editor, 1888-1940)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 43-46
"The Adventure of the Ancient Gods" (Ralph Vaughan) 17-18

Wright, Frank Lloyd (American Architect, 1867-1959)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 188, 205
Wright's Hotel: "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 299, 319

Wright, James (British Butler)
"The Case of the Sporting Major" (Donald Thomas) 148, 153, 173

Wright, Orville & Wilbur (Aviation pioneers - first powered flight)
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 6;
My Hero (Tom Holt) 72, 199; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 358, 362; Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 151; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 146; "The Adventure of the Extraterrestrial" (Mack Reynolds) 167; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 207; The Adventure of the Ectoplasmic Man (Daniel Stashower) 162, 165; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 174; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 43; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 191

Wright, Polly (Cottingley Fairies, Mother of Elsie Wright)
"The Case of the Yorkshire Fairies" (Joe Cooper) 210; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 237

Wright, Richard (American Author, 1908-1960)
Lawd Wright: The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 65

Wright, Sean (Sherlockian Author)
Sean "Wrongo" Wright - a mouse: Basil In Mexico (Eve Titus) 99

Wright, Professor Simon, the Human Brain (Captain Future series - Edmond Hamilton)
"God of the Naked Unicorn" (Richard Lupoff) 306

Wright, Thomas (British Biographer)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 30

Wright, Thomas H. (American Sea Captain)
The Crimes of Dr Watson (Duane Swierczynski) 22

Wright, William (Witness, The Peasenhall Murder)
"The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 174-175, 184, 192-199, 208-211, 213-214, 216-226, 228-229

Wrigley, William, Jr (American Chewing Gum Manufacturer, 1861-1932)
Wrigley Company: "The Adventure of the Missing Three Quarters" (Jon L. Breen) 300

Wu, Mr ("Chinese Laundry Blues" & "Mr Wu's a Window-Cleaner Now"- songs)
Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 323-327, 400, 463, 513-514, 516, 552, 643; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 15-16

Wu Chen (Chinese Artist, 1280-1354)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 220

Wu Wang (Chinese Emperor said to have invented chess)
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 139

Wulf, Anna (The Golden Notebook - Doris Lessing)
"The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" (Jeffrey Deaver) 81

Wurlitzer, Rudolph (German-American Musical Manufacturer, 1831-1914)
Wurlitzer Organ: W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 225

Wutz, The Wizard of (Handy Mandy In Oz - Ruth Plumly Thompson)
"Sherlock Holmes in Oz" (Ruth Berman) 435

Wyatt, Cornelius (The Oblong Box - Edgar Allan Poe)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 300

Wyatt, George Percival (British Coroner)
"The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 254, 289, 303

Wyatt, James (British Architect, 1746-1813)
Wyatt Dining Room: "The Case of the Rajah's Emerald" (Carolyn Wheat) 117

Wyckoff, Alvin W. (American Inventor)
Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 34

Wylie, Mrs (An Unsocial Socialist - George Bernard Shaw)
Agatha Jansenius: The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 63, 65, 200

Wyman, Jane (American Actress, 1917-2007)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 21

Wyndham, Sir Charles (British Actor-Manager, 1837-1919)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 98

Wyndham, John (British Author, 1903-1969)
Wyndham Triffids: "Zindernuff's Treasure" (Dana Martin Batory) 162

Wynert, Ned (British Criminal, Associate of Adam Worth)
"Sherlock Holmes and 'The Woman' (Michael Harrison) 120

Wynn, Ed (American Actor)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 191

Wynne-Candy, Colonel (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 293-294