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|"The Case of the Last Battle" (1997)
Included in: The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: Prince Max of Baden; (Woodrow Wilson; Kaiser Wilhelm II)
Other Characters: Dead Soldier; Jackson; Ailing Soldiers; Dr. Ostenborough; British Sergeant; Train Attendant; Berlin Crowds; Chancellory officers; Hans; Count Hoffenstein; Guard
Date: November 10th, 1918
Locations: France; A Field Dressing Station; Ypres; A French Taxi; A Train; Germany; Berlin; A Limousine; The Chancellory
Story: Beset by an outbreak of influenza, Watson is summoned from his field station at Ypres by Holmes and taken to Berlin to attend to the ailing German Chancellor, Prince Max. The prince has just received a coded message from President Wilson that could mean an end to the war, but the key to the code has been stolen by Von Bork's cousin, Count Hoffenstein. Holmes must work through the night to break the code.
|"Darkest Gold " (2001)
Included in: Murder in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mary Morstan; Anstruther
Other Characters: Cabbie; Watson's Medical Acquaintance; Lord John Ashley; Mrs. Hiram Jones; Turka Hotel Porter; Karl Barker; Native Lad; Waiter; Watson's Host; Rough Riders; Lady Julia Ashley; Pygmies; (Pygmy Girl; Girl's Father & Brothers; Nawga)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Queen's Star; The Congo; Leopoldville; Turka; Hotel; Pygmy Village
Story: Watson arrives at Baker Street to find Holmes dressed in safari gear. Barker, an explorer is planning an expedition to the Congo in search of gold. Lord John Ashley is trying to stop the expedition, because of the threat it poses to the Congolese Pygmies, and fears that Barker will try to kill him. Holmes is to travel with Ashley, posing as his brother to protect him. Watson, in disguise, follows Holmes to the Congo. He is pestered on the voyage by the widowed Mrs. Jones. In the Congo, Barker is sent off on a false trail and Watson meets up with Holmes and Ashley with the aid of Mrs Jones, who is not what she appears to be. The journey through the jungle incurs strained relationships, but they are able to warn the pygmies of Barker's coming. After visiting the pygmy village they encounter Barker, but learn that the pygmies really do not need their help.
|"The Music of Christmas" (1999)
Included in: More Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Mrs Carmichael; Hampton Carmichael; Emily Carmichael; Vicar; Choir; Verger; Congregation; Organist; Wilkins; (Wilkins' Grandmother)
Date: Christmas Day
Locations: Bayswater; St Goddard's Church
Story: The Watsons are invited by Mrs Carmichael to hear her son Hampton sing at St Goddard's Church. At the cjurch, they meet Holmes, who has come to hear the rarely-performed cantata the boy is singing. At the end of the service the collection is discovered to have been stolen. With the finger of suspicion pointing at the verger, Holmes's solution rests on the final note of the cantata, two pins and a whispered "damn".
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Sabina Hall (1988)
A horse that throws its rider, a bottle of tonic, someone who washes seaweed, footprints in a mineshaft, a contested will, a doctor's bag, blackberry wine, and the complex web of relationships among those at the Hall complicate matters, and Miss Garth, Silas's heir, seems set on alienating the remainder of the family and servants. Her death soon follows, another soon after, and Holmes and Watson find themselves victims of a mine cave-in before the case is resolved with Holmes's own form of justice.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Raleigh Legacy (1986)
Holmes's deductions and research lead to his discovery that Nightsead was originally a monastery, dating back to the time of Henry VIII. Raleigh brings Holmes a full copy of the letter, which seems just as inexplicable as Moseley's partial copy. Investigations seem to find more and more people who have strong connections to the Raleigh legacy. Raleigh's wife is attacked in an alley. Holmes becomes convinced that the solution to the legacy lies with a carved frog at Nightsead. While Holmes and Watson are researching Raleigh in Devon, the Nightsead housekeeper is murdered. On one last visit to Nightsead, Holmes reveals the true nature of the treasure, the family history and the treachery attached to it.
Sherlock Holmes and the Thistle of Scotland (1989)
The following month, Holmes is called on to investigate the theft of the jewel on the day of Lady Caroline's marriage, it having vanished from her hair during her wedding breakfast. The footman's involvement with a criminal gang, a fleeing gambler and a chimney-sweep, and Caroline and her brother Eustace's strange comings and goings come under consideration, but spilled champagne, abandoned clothing, a gutta-percha head, damaged books, and a stained dress prove vital clues in the search for the jewel.