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David Scott

"The American Ambassador" (1997)
Included in: Holmes Redux (David Scott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Page
Historical Figures: (J.J. Putnam; Max Adolf Gutzeit; Chester A. Arthur)
Other Characters: Major Kenneth Gibson; Phillip Abercrombie; Gustavo Antoni; Sir Neville Catt; Morley; Mrs Carling; Sarah Latham; (McKelvey; Weaver; Cecily Adams)
Date: Early May, 1882
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bart's; Long Lane; American Embassy
Story: Watson is working as a consultant at Bart's, and asks Holmes to investigate a case brought to him by an old Maiwand friend, Gibson, now serving as military attaché at the American Embassy. The American Ambassador is ill, amid vital negotiations surrounding an Anglo-American military treaty. Watson had him admitted to Bart's under an alias, where his condition improved, but on returning to the embassy he became ill again. Watson suspects poisoning, and tests reveal the presence of arsenic. The ambassador fears that even if the poisoner is caught, the repercussions could have a disastrous impact on the treaty negotiations. Holmes visits the Embassy, suggests a solution to the Ambassador's problem, and receives a letter from the President.

"The Butler's Footprints" (1997)
Included in: Holmes Redux (David Scott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Baker Street Page; Inspector Lestrade; (Colonel Moran; The Moriarty Gang; Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: Officer Manley; Nicholas Parker; Sir Henry Oakes; Coroner's Men; Philip Dinsmore; (Victor Farquhar; Jane; Mrs Needham; Dinsmore's Mother; Elizabeth Dinsmore; Dinsmore's Driver; Street Arab; Bagatelle Club Waiters)
Date: Early January
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 64, Devonshire Court; Kensington, 22, Evaston Place; Simpson's; (Hyde Park; The Serpentine; Bagatelle Club)
Story: Manley brings a message from Lestrade, calling Holmes to Devonshire Court at the request of Parker, whose employer, Oakes has been murdered. Parker has been accused of the murder, being alone in the house with the dead man, and with only one set of footprints in the snow outside, leading into the house. The cry of the murdered man rouses Holmes's suspicions over how events really played out in the house, and Watson tries walking with his boot on backwards. A copy of Keats's Hyperion gives Holmes his solution remarkably quickly, but the case also introduces him to someone who will become a future adversary.
"The Russian Countess" (1997)
Included in: Holmes Redux (David Scott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Baker Street Page; Irene Adler; (Countess Irina Nokovsky); King of Bohemia; (Godfrey Norton; Charles Augustus Milverton; The Red Circle)
Other Characters: Coachman; St Pancras Doorman; Desk Clerk; Hansom Driver; Arthur Balfour; St Pancras Porter; Harvey Nash; King of Bohemia's Attendant; (R.J. Mews; Count Andrei Nokovsky; General Sir Reginald Balfour; Lady Penelope Balfour; Mr Stokes; Red Circle Leader & Wife)
Date: 31st October (Later than EMPT & CHAS)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; St Pancras Hotel; Oxford Street; Hampstead; Gayton Road; The Crossings
Story: Holmes is visited by the Russian Countess Irina Nokovsky over the deeds to family land in the Crimea which have come into the hands of Arthur Balfour. He is planning to claim the estate himself, and the Countess asks Holmes if he can retrieve the papers. After she leaves, Holmes reveals to Watson that she was Irene Adler in disguise, and that Balfour is a master blackmailer. Holmes deduces that he has come into possession of the photo of Irene and the King of Bohemia. Holmes becomes the old bookseller again to visit Irene. He and Watson confront Balfour, invoking the Red Circle in order to retrieve the photo, and, with a ittle bit of misdirection, Holmes is able to fulfil his earlier obligation to the King.
"The Swiss Chronometer" (1997)
Included in: Holmes Redux (David Scott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Simpson's Patrons; Sommelier; Steward; Waiter; Dept. 44 Guard; John McGregor; Ian Giles; Reginald Metcalf; Sir Charles Percy; (Earl of Dover; Franz Edelman; Tuttle; Admiral Sir Rodney Cavanaugh; Andrew Norton; Charles Milton; Watchmen; Dr Stewart)
Date: August
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Corner of Baker & Oxford Streets; The Strand; Simpson's; Whitehall; Mycroft's Office (Department 44)
Story: Holmes receives a telegram from Mycroft summoning him to dinner at Simpson's. Mycroft tells him and Watson of Swiss clockmaker Edelman who has been brought to Edinburgh to design a new naval chronometer of unprecedented acuracy for the Admiralty. The plans for the chronometer have been stolen from Mycroft's safe, and as he is the only key-bearer, his boss, Sir Henry Percy, is convinced he has stolen them. Percy refuses to allow the department's offices to be searched, but will allow one safe to be opened if it can first be proved that the plans are inside it. Mycroft describes the hours between the delivery of the plans and their disappearance, and Holmes visits his office. His knowledge of x-rays and radioactivity finally leads him to the criminal.