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"The Abernetty Mystery" (2012)
Included in:
The Annals of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Stanley Hopkins; Abernetty Family (Montague Abernetty / Winifred Abernetty / Clarissa Abernetty / Julie Hastings-Thomas); Morgan the Poisoner (James Hastings-Thomas); (Anstruther; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Dr Cardew; Constables; Claire; Granville; Archer; Mrs Barmby; (Daniel Collier; Mrs Collier; Charlotte Collier; Sir Michael Collier; Stephen Possney; Cardew's Wimpole Street Friend; Abernetty's Home Office Friend; Home Secretary)
Locations: Charing Cross Road; Bookshop; 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Kent; Sandwich; Abernetty's House; Richborough; The Colliers' Villa
Story:
Holmes and Watson are invited to stay with the Colliers at their villa in Kent. Watson proposes a side trip to visit Montague Abernetty, an old colleague of his father's, at his home near Sandwich. On their arrival however, they find Hopkins waiting with the news that Abernetty has been found dead in his garden, the victim of cyanide poisoning. Examining the scene, Holmes pays particular attention to the butter dish and a sprig of parsley. He interviews the family, and learns of the younger sister Clarissa's broken engagement to Possney, a young artist, and the disappearance of Granville, the page boy. Holmes's investigations reveal the presence of two different poisoners in the case.
"The Adventure of the Abominable Wife" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Sherman; Toby; (Ricoletti (Alfred Walker); Ricoletti's Wife (Sonia Walker))
Other Characters: Carlton Clarke; Circus Artistes; Goldie the Labrador; (Police Surgeon; Shoe Shop Assistant)
Date: Spring, 1890
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Lambeth; 3, Pinchin Lane; Clarke & Clarke's Circus; (Italy; Padua; Scotland Yard)
Story:
Lestrade brings circus owner Clarke to Baker Street. He wants Holmes to clear one of his performers, Ricoletti (real name, Alfred Walker), of the murder of his wife, dead with a throwing knife through her head. The couple were unhappily married, with the wife, Sonia, constantly scolding and nagging for new clothes and shoes. Walker's pet labrador, which had a penchant for chewing his wife's shoes, became agitated and disappeared after the knife-throwing accident. Holmes visits the circus, and calls on the services of Toby to locate the missing dog. A mangled pair of shoes bring the mystery to a close.
"The Adventure of the Connoisseur" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Nathaniel Graves; Timothy Ryan; Graves's Maid; John Tyler; James Bowen; Mrs Bowen; Farm Lad; Policeman; (Gallery Owner; James Tyler; Robbery Victim; Wormwood Scrubs Governor; Guard)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Montpelier Square; Station; Train; Borehamwood; Bowen Bridge Farm
Story: A landscape of little value is stolen from Graves's art collection. Holmes sends Watson to find an artist and bring him to Graves's home. After enquiries lead him to Wormwood Scrubs, Holmes commissions a copy of the stolen painting, and is able to solve two cases at once.
"The Adventure of the Conscientious Constable" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Shinwell Johnson
Other Characters: Detective Constable Benjamin Cryer; Scotland Yard Messenger; Mrs Mullins; Johnson's Messenger; Gin House Patrons; Silas Morrison; Detective Constable Nicholas Parkes; Johnson's Friends; Morrison's Cohorts; (Theodor Daxer; Sergeant Gates)
Date: Early March, Late '90s
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Langham Hotel; Islington; 41, Conway Avenue; Gin House
Story: Lestrade consults Holmes when Parkes, an up-and-coming young detective-constable disappears while carrying out surveillance on an Austrian agent, Daxer. Holmes enquires into Parkes's most recent cases and contacts Shinwell Johnson who puts him on the trail of an East End fence. A visit to Parkes's landlady raises questions over his comings and goings, and discovery of cigar ash and a red hair lead Holmes to a solution and a criminal who has taken a leaf or two from Holmes's book.
"The Adventure of the Cutter Alicia" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; (The Cutter Alicia)
Other Characters: Mildred Lomas; Edward Lomas; Hotel Landlord; Bartender; Inspector Fowler; Barrow Boys; Edward 'Uncle Ted' Burnley; Mary; (Peabody; Leshtikov; Mr Lomas; Captain Johnson; Dockside Crowd; Nathaniel Garside; Dieppe Harbour Master; Shoeburyness Sailors; Alicia's Crew; Station Clerk; Coastguard)
Date: Summer, 1895
Locations: Marcini's; 221B, Baker Street; Fenchurch Street Station; Essex; Leigh-on-Sea; Ship Hotel; Hadleigh Castle; Elm Road; Constabulary; Peter Boat Inn; Bell Wharf; Coastguard Station; Leigh Hill; Thames Estuary; New Road; Burnley's Cottage; (Shoeburyness)
Story: The couple following Holmes and Watson home from Marcini's turn out to be prospective clients. Mildred and Edward Lomas are concerned about the sanity of their father who claims to have witnessed the disappearance of the cutter Alicia, and has been locked up as insane for loudly and persistently proclaiming this. He says the ship was laying mysteriously low in the water for one that was supposed to be lightly laden, and sailed deliberately into a patch of mist from which it failed to emerge. Holmes and Watson travel to Leigh with the Lomases, but Holmes continues on to Shoeburyness alone to make enquiries there, as well as from the coastguard and an observation of the estuary. After pretending to leave, Holmes returns to Leigh in disguise, with news of two escaped prisoners, and brings the case to an unhappy conclusion.
"The Adventure of the Dying Gaul" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moriarty; Colonel Moran; Stationmaster Moriarty)
Other Characters: Rome Police Officers; Signor Gialli; Museum Head Guard; Gialli's Messenger; Landau Driver; Museum Guards; (Museum Visitor)
Date: 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Charing Cross Station; Train; Folkestone; Ferry; Paris; French Train; Rome; Via Nationale; Hotel; Capitoline Museum; Tivoli
Story: Holmes suggests that Watson accompany him to Rome to investigate the theft of the "Dying Gaul" statue from the Capitoline museum. On the train to Rome, Holmes reveals that he believes Moriarty to be behind the theft, and outlines the chain of events that have led him to the belief that Moriarty survived Reichenbach. In Rome, the police are puzzled that the thieves took the most complicated route out of the museum, but Holmes suggests that the statue has not been removed at all.
"The Adventure of the Red Leech" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; The Red Leech (Randell Crosby); Mary Morstan; The Remarkable Worm; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; ((Nathaniel) Crosby the Banker)
Other Characters: Constable; George; Lestrade's Constables; (Crosby's Parents; Mr & Mrs Josiah Smythe; Caravan Drivers; Tom; Old Ben; Watson's Patients; House Agent; Nathaniel's Servant; Mrs Crosby; Newsagent; Footman; John Clevedon)
Date: Spring, during Watson's Marriage to Mary Morstan
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Watson's House; Nathaniel's House; Commercial Road; Newsagent; Cheapside; Kyle & Onstott Bank
Story: Randell Crosby, a sufferer from a disease which causes red welts "the size of leeches", to appear on his body if his skin is exposed to sunlight, calls on Holmes. Since leaving the family home, he has been cleaning the animal cages in a travelling carnival, and later performing as a sideshow act, "The Red Leech". After learning of his parents' deaths, he returns to London, where he learns from his banker brother, Nathaniel, that thinking him dead, they made no provision in their will for him. Nathaniel gave him a small allowance, but after several months the money stopped coming, and he discovered the newly-married Nathaniel's house empty and boarded up. He asks Holmes to trace his brother. Holmes does so, learning the fate of the allowance, and finding out about Nathaniel's new wife. News comes from Lestrade that Nathaniel has been murdered in the vault of his bank. Holmes arrives and discovers that all is not as it seems to be.
NOTE: Nathaniel's bank, Kyle and Onstott's, is presumabl
y named after Kyle Onstott, author of Mandingo.
"The Adventure of the Regular Passenger" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; John Vincent Harden; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Train Guard; Hampstead Ticket Clerk; Hampstead Bar Keep; Ale House Customers; Dave "Gunner" King; Sophie Sinclair; (Claudia Harden; Harden's Accountant; Train Passengers; Cabbies; Lestrade's Constables; Eyewitnesses; Sophie's Friend)
Date: October, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; West Hampstead; West Hampstead Station; Ale Hous; Sophie's Rooms
Story:
Holmes is visited by the retired tobacco company owner, John Vincent Harden, who has been plagued by a spate of disappearances and reappearances of personal objects at home. More recently a series of intimidating individuals have been observing and threatening him on his regular train journeys to West Hampstead. After discovering Harden's secret, the following day Watson reads of his death.

"The Adventure of the Reluctant Spirit" (2012)
Included in:
The Annals of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Cecil Forrester; Langdale Pike; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: (Margaret & Kate Fox)
Other Characters: Nancy; Joseph Carlisle; Watson's Patients; Dave "Gunner" King; (Lord Hector Landsbury; Lady Landsbury; Landsbury's Footman; Landsbury's Sons; Michael Landsbury; Cab Driver; Egyptologist)
Date:
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Langham Hotel; Landsbury's House; Prometheus Club; Clerkenwell; Mrs Forrester's House; Watson's Surgery
Story:
Watson receives a letter from Mrs Cecil Forrester. Holmes has been consulting Langdale Pike as part of his investigation into the theft of the Landsbury Sapphire from a locked drawer in a locked room. Mrs Forrester is concerned about a medium, Carlisle, whom she has approached to make contact with the spirit of her late daughter, Evangeline, but who is making increasing requests for money. Watson attends a séance at Mrs Forrester's house, where Carlisle makes contact with Evangeline's spirit. When he returns home, he finds that Holmes has been making enquiries, via Pike, into Carlisle's background. At a second seance, Evangeline's spirit materialises and the truth is revealed. Pike concludes the case by explaining its connection to the disapperance of the sapphire.

"The Affair of the Aluminium Crutch" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Charles) Stamford; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Holborn Footman / Paulsen; Inspector Daley; Daley's Constables; Cab Drivers; Stamford's Colleague; (Holborn Members)
Locations: The Holborn; 221B, Baker Street; Bart's
Story: Watson receives an urgent summons from Stamford to meet him at the Holborn, but arrives to find him dead. In the room with him is a blood-spattered aluminium crutch. Watson returns to Baker Street for Holmes, but finding him in an exhausted sleep, returns without him. Holmes, however, arrives shortly after and examines the murder scene and body. Daley's interviews reveal that none of the other members present in the club knew Stamford. A shotgun pellet provides Holmes with the clue he needs to solve the mystery.
"Baron Maupertuis" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Parker; Professor Moriarty; (Colonel Moriarty; Baron Maupertuis; Sir James Damery; Colonel Moran)
Other Characters: Beasant's Butler; Lady Beasant; George Naismith; Queen's Arms Landlord; Bushey Heath Constable; Carriage Driver; Police Officials; (Salzburg Police Officer; Lord Edwin Beasant; Nicholas Collins; Courier; Prime Minister; Foreign Office Doorman)
Date: After 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Mayfair; Beasant's House; Whitehall; Mycroft's Office; King's Cross Station; Hertfordshire; Bushey Heath; The Queen's Arms; Post Office; The Willows; Bushey Heath Police Station
Story: After defeating Moriarty in Rome, Holmes is looking for further evidence of the Professor's misdeeds. Watson links a French news item to a message from Lady Beasant requesting Holmes to put an end to the swindling of Baron Maupertuis. They meet Lady Beasant in a darkened room and she tells them how Maupertuis cheated her husband, a fellow member of the Diogenes Club, of his inheritance. Back at Baker Street they receive a summons from Mycroft who asks them to investigate the murder of his right-hand man, Naismith, in Mycroft's office. Watson discovers he has been garrotted, and Holmes deduces that Mycroft was the intended victim. Holmes sets about looking for a link between Maupertuis and Moriarty. He and Watson journey to Maupertuis's home in Bushey Heath. They capture one of the villains and discover that the other is not who he appears to be.
"The Dundas Separation Case" (2012)
Included in:
The Annals of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Lord Balthazar) Dundas / The Politician; Dundas's Wife (Lady Dundas); (Violet Hunter; Lord Holdhurst; The Trained Cormorant; Mycroft Holmes; Stanley Hopkins)
Other Characters: Edith Swinton; Butcher's Boy; Dave 'Gunner' King; Ashford Station Guard; Dungeness Constables; Detective Sergeant Spencer Routledge; Routledge's Men; (Watson's People in Goole; Theodore Daxer; Detective Constable Parkes; Lady Dundas's Sister; Dungeness Station Master; Jethro Styles)
Date: ?-24th December
Locations: Dundas's Stable; 221B, Baker Street; Charing Cross Station; A Train; Kent; Ashford; Dungeness; The Dundas Estate; The Old Lighthouse
Story:
Holmes and Watson are called on by Edith Swinton, an old friend of Violet Hunter. Since being visited by a Germanic man with whom he argued, her employer, the politician Sir Balthazar Dundas has become increasingly aggressive and taken to throwing his false teeth at his wife at the end of meals, causing him to receive regular replacement sets in the post. He has also converted his attic into an observatory. Edith has heard her employer sobbing, and seen a cormorant flying from the attic. His wife has left him and gone to stay with her sister. Holmes identifies the Germanic man as the spy Daxer. After consulting with Mycroft, Holmes takes Watson to Dungeness to keep watch on the Dundas house. After fire breaks out at the house, they proceed to the Old Lighthouse to face their foe and avert a tragedy.
"The Hooded Man" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Stanley Hopkins; (Mary Morstan)
Other Characters: Baker Street Crowds; Nellie McCumber; Lucy Hardcastle; Linus Rawlings; Admiral's Mast Patrons; Cliff Court Residents; James "The Weasel" Willis; Broadsea Bay Crowd; Widow McCumber; Thomas; Hopkins' Constables; Mrs Hardcastle; (Captain John Dyson / Ryson Douglas; Limpet Hunter; Coroner; George; Folkestone Counterfeit Gang; Inspector Culver)
Date: February after Watson's marriage
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Kent; Broadsea Bay; Cliff Court Lodge; The Admiral's Mast
Story: Holmes receives a letter from Lucy Hardcastle, telling him of a sea captain, Dyson, blinded and disfigured in a fire, who has changed his daily routine, and now stands outside her house, appearing to stare at her from beneath his concealing hood. The day after his arrival in Kent, Holmes receives word from Hopkins that Dyson has been found dead on the beach. The location of the maid's bedroom proves significant, and an examination of the clifftop and a return trip to London allow Holmes to unknit the complex web of relationships that underlie the events in Broadsea Bay, and put an unclosed counterfeit case to bed.
"The Missing Don Giovanni" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Bradstreet
Other Characters: Sir James Mowbray; Jonathan Crawford; Stage Door Steward; Hotel Under-Manager; Cabby; News Vendor; Italian Bodyguard; Interpreter; Signora Calvinni; Giuseppe Analdo; Bradstreet's Constables; (Roberto Tordelli; Royal Opera Committee Members; Times Critic; Police; Hotel Maid; Stage Door Commissionaire)
Date: Summer
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Covent Garden; Royal Opera House; Hotel; Savile Row
Story: A hot summer with no cases irritates Holmes, until the director of the Royal Opera House visits 221B, with news that Tordelli, the young Italian playing Don Giovanni has disappeared from his dressing room on the day his fiancée arrived from Italy. Holmes visits the Opera House and Tordelli's hotel, and examines his trousers to reach a conclusion, which ends in an affray in a hotel room.
"The Mystery of Avalon" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mary Morstan; Mrs Hudson; (Dr Farquhar; Dr Jackson)
Legendary Characters: (King Arthur)
Other Characters: Colonel Geraint Masterson; Avalon Footman; Lad; Avalon Butler; Pageboy; Mitre Inn Reception Clerk; Alice Masterson / Alice Dunwoody; John Rouse; Cornish Police; Police Doctor; Inspector; Carriage Driver
Date: Around January 10th, the year after Watson's marriage to Mary Morstan
Locations: Watson's Paddington Practice; 221B, Baker Street; Train; Cornwall; Avalon; Slaughter Bridge; Mitre Inn
Story: Watson is summoned through the snow to Baker Street, where he meets Masterson, whose house and family have been given names from Arthurian romance. Two attacks have been made on his wife, and his shepherd, who has been acting strangely, has disappeared after being seen emerging from a hole on the hillside - an echo of an Arthurian legend. After brushing up on Malory, Holmes and Watson travel to the Colonel's Cornish home, Avalon. On his arrival, receipt of a telegram confines Holmes to his room with avowals to return to London immediately. Mrs Masterson is not present, and the Colonel explodes in anger when Watson mentions her name. Holmes reveals prior acquaintance with the woman, and, with the aid of a sheepdog, locates the shepherd's cave to solve a very different case from the one he set out upon, but does not prevent its tragic ending.
"The Mystery of the Mumbling Duellist" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; The Remarkable Worm; Mrs Hudson; (Isadora Persano)
Other Characters: Meridien Bellboy; Doña Dolores de Cassales; Maid; Cab Drivers; (Hubbert Greene; Francisco de Cassales; Barber; Diego; De Cassales's Servants; Persano's Second; Guahanna Dignitaries; Times Employee; Watson's Colleagues; Nathaniel Brewer; St Jude's Inmates; Caretaker)
Date: Spring, during Watson's Marriage to Mary Morstan / An unspecified later date
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Browne's Hotel; Naturalm History Museum; Le Meridien; South America; Guahanna; The Embankment; Scotland Yard; hrtfordshire, Hanwell; Constabulary; St Jude's Hospital
Story: Watson finds Holmes examining the remarkable worm, which he had first seen during the Crosby investigation. Greene, a hotel valet, had discovered Persano, a journalist and duellist, at his desk, in a state of torment, with the worm in a matchbox in front of him. Persano is now in an asylum. From de Cassales, widow of the Spanish Consul to the Central American republic of Guahanna, he learns of Persano's impact on her husband, of his relationship with herself, and the duel between her husband and Persano. While Holmes doesn't fully believe her story, he does believe that the roots of the mystery lie in Guahanna, and sets a trap for its perpetrator at Persano's sanatorium.
"The Old Grey Horse" (2007)
Included in:
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Baker Street Passers-by; Lestrade's Informer; Benjamin Matthews; Jonathan Blackwood; Grey Horse Patrons; Albert Collins; Cab Driver; Lestrade's Constables; Three Boys; (Agnes Blackwood; Cab Driver)
Date: Early March
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Kilburn Lane; Regent Street; The Old Grey Horse; Scotland Yard
Story: Holmes disappears with an informer who has information about a string of jewellery thefts. A client, Matthews, calls while he is out, and tells Watson how, looking for work, he took up residence and employment at the Old Grey Horse inn, where the landlord confines him to his room for several hours every day, and where ale is never served. He has heard the cries of children from the cellar. With Holmes absent, Watson resolves to investigate, and visits the pub, spotting a safe breaker in the bar. While examining the cellar doors he is attacked and taken prisoner. Rescue comes from an unexpected source and Watson discovers that his and Holmes's cases have coincided.
"The Remarkable Disappearance of James Phillimore" (2008)
Included in:
The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (Paul D. Gilbert)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Billy; James Phillimore; (Inspector Bradstreet)
Other Characters: News Vendor; Cab Driver; Jarvis / Terence Middleton; (Bradstreet's Men; Lord Chalfont; Shareholders; Company Accountant; Casper & Engles)
Date: October, 1901 or later / An earlier October
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Cox & Co; James's House
Story: Watson reads in the headlines that Montague Phillimore has been found hanged. He retrieves his notes on the unsuccessful investigation into the disappearance of James Phillimore, and reminds Holmes of Montague's visit to Baker Street. James disappeared before an important business meeting after going back indoors to fetch his umbrella. A few days later his valet also disappeared. After Montague's suicide, the press alludes to a financial scandal. A visit to a theatrical agent solves the case.

Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (2010)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Morrison, Morrison & Dodd (James Morrison / Alistair Dodd); The Matilda Briggs; The Giant Rat of Sumatra; Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins; (John Douglas / Birdy Edwards)
Characters Derived From Historical Figures: Bal Ganghadar Tilat (Bal Ganghadar Tilak)
Fictional Characters: Sumatran Rat Monkey
Other Characters: Dr Cresswell; Elizabeth Cresswell; Cresswell's Groom; Mrs Bumstead; Carlo Maddalena; Cab Driver; Lestrade's Constables; Declan McCrory; Ethel; Daniel Collier; Sir Michael Collier; Captain Theo Economides; Lieutenant Marcus Harrison VC; Kaffirs;
Reverend Joseph Stewart; Diomedes Crew; Simon; Mohamed Abdi Mohamed; Mohamed's Family; Train Passengers; Riflemen; Afghan Horsemen; Engineer; Mohamed's Cousin; Kiran Mistry; Mistry's Disciples; Supply Ship Crew; Corporal; Lieutenant John Sterling; Supply Ship Commander; Santi Patel; Pritesh Chundrasami; Batak Villagers; Rashini; Village Elder; Tilat's Followers; Dave "Gunner" King; Pepys Street Constables; Sergeant Rutherford; Hotel Concierge; Bellerophon Crew; Dock Constables; 'Father' Campbell; Shamir; Shivam; Matilda Briggs Crewmen; Charlotte Collier; (Dock Workers; Harbour Master; Nurse; Captain James R. Handley; Mrs Wakeham; Carl 'The Fox' Mandel; Marlene; Corky)
Date: August, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Shropshire; Diddlebury; Delbury Hall; Middlesex Street; Hospital; Canary Wharf; Aboard the Matilda Briggs; Pepys Street; Red Cannon Line Offices; Aboard the Diomedes; The Bay of Biscay; South Africa; Cape Town; Victoria and Albert Docks; Hotel; Natal; Lovedale; Stewart's Mission; Baker Street; India; Calcutta; Mohamed's House; Calcutta Station; A Train; Parna Station; Delhi; Quwwatu'l-Islam Masjid; Madras; Andaman Islands; Singapore; Straits of Malacca; Sumatra; Village; Medan; Bartak Village; Sipiso-Piso Falls; Lake Toba; Samosir; Temple of the Three Deities; Marylebone Road; Russell Square; Collier's Hotel; Alas River; Meulaboh; Aceh; Aceh Docks; Matabeleland; Charlotte's Mission
Story: Holmes takes up meditation during a period of inactivity, and writes a monograph on its use in detection while Watson is visiting his friend Cresswell in Shropshire. On his return to Baker Street, a letter arrives from Morrison, Morrison & Dodd asking Holmes to visit the clipper Matilda Briggs which has appeared, unmanned and untethered, at Canary Wharf. When she was boarded, the only person found aboard was the cabin boy, who died shortly thereafter. Lestrade tells them that he found strange symbols carved on the deck. On examination of the cabin boy's body, Watson finds marks that suggest he was killed by someone skilled in martial arts. Holmes examines the ship, and as they proceed to the shipping line's offices, ascertains that he and Watson are being followed. Returning to Baker Street, they find Daniel Collier waiting for them. He reads them three letters he has received from his explorer father, currently in the East Indies.

Sir Michael Collier sets out on a expedition in search of an advanced civilisation said to have existed in Asia long before Western historians claim. After weathering a storm in the Bay of Biscay, his ship puts in at Cape Town, and he travels towards Natal in hopes of hearing news of his daughter, Charlotte, a missionary in Central Africa. Arriving in Calcutta, he meets up with his old guide, Mohamed. They travel north to Delhi to visit the Quwwatu'l-Islam Masjid and its iron pillar, which he believes will provide the key to his quest. He resolves to set out in search of an artefact, the beledau, missing from a hole near the top of the column. From Delhi he travels on to Madras to seek out the sadhu who first told him of the column, who tells him that the artefact has been taken to Aceh.

He picks up two Indian guides in the Andaman Islands and sails on to Sumatra via Singapore. After leaving his guides, he joins a Batak hunt , weathers a tropical storm and rides a waterfall before first hearing of the Cult of the Giant Rat. He reaches his destination, but is taken captive by members of the Ghadar Indian revolutionary movement. He meets its leader Bal Ganghadar Tilat who is in possession of the beledau.

Holmes sends Collier back to his hotel and tells him not to leave his room. Lestrade returns and Holmes reveals what he has discovered about the Matilda Briggs. One man is brought to justice, but the killer is still at large. A Sumatran rat monkey and some straw sandals serve to link the Matilda Briggs case to Collier's story and reveal the killer's identity. Holmes sets the Irregulars to look for his suspect. The quest culminates in a rooftop martial arts duel which ends in tragedy.

Sherlock Holmes and the Unholy Trinity (2015)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Cardinal Tosca; Coptic Patriarchs
Historical Figures:
Fictional Characters:
Other Characters:

Date:
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: