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Joan de la Haye

"The Rich Man's Hand" (2014)
Included in:
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets (David Thomas Moore)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector (Detective) Lestrade; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Silverton Beggar; Dead Businessman; Hairdresser; Customer; Mechanic; Car Owner; Shaman; Shaman's Child; (Petrous Marais; Mrs Marais; Marais' Workers; Farm Foreman; Missing Child; Child's Parents; Missing Heiress)
Date: 2010s
Locations: South Africa; Pretoria; Brooklyn; Baker Street; Holmes's Office; Ja Shoba; Stanza Bopape; Silverton; Mamelodi Township; Shaman's Shack
Story: A month after solving the case of the farmer and the lion, Holmes receives a text from Lestrade at his office on Baker Street in Pretoria regarding the discovery of the dismembered boody of a white businessman in Mamelodi Township. They view the body, where it was dumped next to the river. Suspecting the missing body parts have been used in local magic, Holmes sets out in search of a shaman.

Lillian de la Tour

"The Adventure of the Persistent Marksman" (1987)
Included in:
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Major Barrett Desmond; Agnes Desmond; Denis Mullen; Penelope Desmond; Sally Parker; Tamms; Mrs Sattler; Pantry-boy; Maggie Murphy; Admiral's Head Landlord; Jem Parker; Ned Bickford; Wilt Birkett; Inspector Clempson; Mr Needleton; (Colonel Luttridge; Clegg; Distinguished Client; Dr Ledyard)
221B, Baker Street; Belting Park; The Admiral's Head; Belting Station
Story: Racehorse breeder Desmond consults Holmes after being repeatedly shot at on his Sussex estate. Holmes and Watson travel to Belting Park, where Desmond shows them his gun collection. At dinner they become aware of tensions in the family, all of whom are expert marksmen. Another attempt is made on the Major's life, and he organises a party to hunt down the shooter, managing to get off a shot at him, but failing to stop or identify him. Holmes returns to London to deal with another client, and the Major is killed before he returns. Holmes chooses not to tell the police who the killer was.

Vanessa de Sade

"Jacques the Giant Slayer" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Steampunk
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; (Sherlock Holmes)
Other Characters: Rosie; Girls; Hilda Braun; Doctor; Selection Panel; Mora; Jacques; Herriman; Moriarty Corporation Militia; Robot Waiters; Prussian Generals
Date: November
Locations: Shoreditch; Aboard a Zeppelin; Switzerland; Moriarty Corporation Mountain Hote
Detective's assistant Jacques buys a second-hand telecopter to follow the Zeppelin that is being used to ship girls out of the country. Rosie is one of the girls aboard the Zeppelin, investigating the disappearance of her father. Jacques follows the Zeppelin to a mountain-top hotel in Switzerland owned by the Moriarty Corporation. Together they face Moriarty and learn his secret.

William L. DeAndrea

"The Adventure of the Christmas Tree" (1996)
Included in:
Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Mycroft Holmes
Other Characters: Joseph Camber; Nancy Camber; MacBurney; Havering; The Duke of Balleshire; Stefan Geitzling; Cabbie; Perkins; Othmar Untermeyer; Lady Caroline Bentley; Frau Geitzling; Servant; Von Tepper
Date: 23rd-25th December, 1889
221B, Baker Street; The Diogenes Club; A Cab; South Kensington; An Ironmongers; Ounslow Square; Balleshire's House
Story: Holmes is visited by Camber, a forester on the estate of the Duke of Balleshire. The Christmas tree he had chosen to send to London from the Duke's estate in Scotland disappeared, so he sent a second one. When he saw the tree in the Duke's London house, however, it was the one he had originally chosen. Holmes visits Mycroft and learns that the Duke is currently engaged in government negotiations with representatives of the Kaiser. Holmes visits the Duke, and on Christmas Eve, is able to bring to light an anarchist plot and save the reputations of all involved.

"The Adventure of the Cripple Parade" (1996)
Included in:
Resurrected Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche in the style of Mickey Spillane
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes
Other Characters: Three Surgeons; Diogenes Porter; Sir Carl Berin-Grotin; Lizabeth Parkins; Thug; Fred; Nigel; Commissionaire
Surgery; Diogenes Club; The Ministry; Trans-Global Line Offices; Pier Sixty-one
Story: Receiving a note from Mycroft, Holmes finds Watson beaten to a pulp and in surgery. Watson mumbles something about cripples, leading Holmes to speculate that his injuries may be linked to Mycroft's investigations into stolen government secrets - the thief also having been disguised as a cripple. The plans stolen were for an aluminium refining furnace. Holmes's investigations lead him to the docks where he witnesses a parade of men on crutches boarding a ship. A femme fatale leads him to the source of the smuggled goods and the mastermind behind it all.

Jeffrey Deaver

"The Adventure of the Laughing Fisherman" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: Paul Winslow; Dr Levine; Starbucks Patrons; Detective Albert Carrera; Central Park Spectators; Nannies; Worker; Roller-Bladers; Franklyn Moss; George Lassiter; Winslow's Elderly Neighbour; Pizza-Delivery Man; News Anchorwoman; (Street Sweeper; Crime Scene Team; Alonso's Deli Counterman; Rachel Garner; Winslow's Lawyer; Garner's Boss)
USA; New York; Upper West Side; Levine's Office; Starbucks; Central Park; West Eighty-Second Street; Winslow's Apartment
Story: New York Holmes fan Paul Wnslow consults his
therapist, Dr Levine, when his depression returns, and he no longer finds solace in reading. Levine suggests that he put his deductive skills to use, so after overhearing a conversation about the Upper East Side Slasher murders, he decides to investigate, and visits the latest murder site in Central Park. He is able to point out a number of missed pieces of evidence to the detective in charge of the case. Detective Carrera decides to further enlist his help in the case, but he also draws the attention of the murderer.

John DeChancie

From Prussia with Love (1996)
Story Type:
Alternate Universe Fantasy
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty
Fictional Characters: Van Helsing; Inspector Clouseau; Captain Nemo; Obadiah Slope
Folkloric Characters: Oberon {Auberon}; Merlin {Morrolan}; The Kraken
Historical Figures: Ludwig II; Franz Von Pfistermeister; Otto Von Bismarck
Other Characters: Tom Olam; Captain Karlheinz Jäger; Airman Schultz; helmsman; First officer Wendt; navigator; sailors; Zeppelin skipper; airmen; Prussian airman; Rupert Hauptmann; Rhyme Enginemaster; Fritz; servant; Colonel Rudolph Von Tarlenheim; Countess Marianne; Ruggiero Zambelli; Aida Zambelli; Enrico Zambelli; Luigino Zambelli; Zambelli brothers; Alberich Ringmaker; Prussian Ambassador; Ambassador's wife; Ambassador's aides; Goethe; goblin-demons; duchess; lancer general; M. Giroud; three thugs; castle guards; Moriarty's crew; bellhop; Lord Ashton Montague; a dragon; footmen; Henderson; Wyndham Brewster; Hashamose; mummy; basilisk; Inspector Motherwell; Nautilus crewmen; Steamfitter; Riveter; nautilus officer; interrogator; orderly; turnkey; corporal; The Unseelie adversary; Prussian soldiers; farmers; Uncle Franz; Willy; Henrietta the pigeon; guard; Berenice
Date: 1872
New Europa; the Aeroship Richard Wagner; the Prussian Zeppelin Gottland; Castle Falkenstein; Tuscany; Zambelli's estate; a train; Paris; Giroud's Bookstore; Paris sewers; Calais; The English Channel; a packet steamer; Dover Bay; London; Piccadilly Circus; Paddington station; Hampshire; Beechtree Court; Kazak Corom; Brewster Hall; the airship Stephanie May; The Nautilus; the Nautilus' diving bell; Prussia; Berlin; Peenemünde; The Swanship Lohengrin; a hayfield
Story: When the Bavarian airship Richard Wagner comes under attack from a Prussian Zeppelin, Tom Olam realises that the Prussians are developing rocket technology. He persuades King Ludwig II that Bavaria must also carry out rocket research. Marianne travels to Florence to bring rocket scientist, Ruggiero Zambelli, back to Bavaria. Rhyme Enginemaster's cousin, working for the Prussians, tries to persuade him to swap a Sending Glass (magic mirror) for a Babbage Machine. Double-agent Goethe sends Olam to Paris in search of a rare technical book.

After being ambushed in the bookshop, Olam finds himself a prisoner in a cellar with Abraham Van Helsing. They escape and are pursued through the Paris sewers by Moriarty and his men. Olam is captured again, this time by a mummy, at Lord Ashton Montague's estate in Hampshire. After escaping, they head for London in Wyndham Brewster's airship, only to crash and be rescued by Captain Nemo, who is obsessed with hunting down the Kraken. Finally they are captured by the Prussians and find themselves at a rocket demonstration where Von Bismarck is the guest of honour and the rockets are set against Castle Falkenstein itself.

Masterminds of Falkenstein (1996)
Story Type:
Alternate Universe Fantasy
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty
Fictional Characters: Dr. Henry Jekyll; Victor Frankenstein; Captain Nemo; Griffin, the Invisible Man
Folkloric Characters: Merlin {Morrolan}
Historical Figures: Jules Verne; Mark Twain; Lady Ada Lovelace; Kit Carson; Emperor Norton
Other Characters: Jarvis Gresham; Jean-Claude; Jim Slocum; Mr. Hingham; Jake Hollister; Bellboys; Quintus:Hotel Guests; Tom Olam; Elevator Operators; Countess Marianne Theresa Desiree; Bellhop; Busboy; Sextus; Richard von Ruppelt; Cleaner; Bald Engineer; John North; Lavatory Attendant; Turk; Stableboys; Hotel Staff; Lord Yosho Tomino; Adam von Richten; Alvin Dumont; Adolf von Shrakenberg; Rhyme Enginemaster; Oriental Gang Leader; Waiter; Train Passengers; Lord Orifex; Dragon Servants; Garsprinilla; Indians; Bartender; Reuben; Cal; Evan Tilley; Tilley's Men; Emil Bass; Desk Clerk; Ettie Wong; Prisoners; Primus; Apollo; Primus's Goons
Date: 1875
San Francisco; Palace Hotel; Underground Tunnels; Empire Hotel; A Train; Califonia; McCloud; Mount Shasta; An Airship; Castle Falkenstein
Story: Gresham of the American Secret Service is shot dead by Moriarty's men at the "World Science League" convention, which Olam is attending undercover. The guests include brilliant scientists and criminal masterminds. After enlisting Jules Verne's assistance, Olam finds himself hanging in an elevator shaft. Verne is called away during dinner and fails to return, Olam & Marianne find Moriarty's men in Verne's room. When Verne finally returns, there is something strange about him, like many of the other convention guests and hotel staff. Olam finds himself trapped in the basement, being chased by the Invisible Man, and Marianne is captured in the toilet. Olam encounters secret service agent North, and the two battle fire and rats to escape their prison.

Olam discovers that the convention has been organised by Lovelace, and learns from Moriarty that people are being replaced by automatons. He offers his help against the mastermind known as Primus. Marianne finds herself strapped to an automata assembly line. Moriarty tells Olam that he believes Primus to be an artificial intelligence created by the cult of Ra, and that it is planning to conquer humanity. The wizard Morrolan joins Olam and Marianne, and they travel to Mount Shasta, where Moriarty believes Primus' base to be. Mark Twain, who Olam believes to be a robot, is also aboard the train, so from Sacramento they proceed by horse, pursued by a giant automaton and attacked by tanks. They continue on by dragon. After a meteor strike and a gunfight in the town of McCloud, Olam enters Mount Shasta to face Primus.

"The Richmond Enigma" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson
Fictional Characters: Eustace T. Filby; The Time Traveller; (Time Traveller's Friends; The Eloi; The Morlocks; Weena; Mrs Watchett; Man-servant; The Journalist)
Historical Figures: (H.G. Wells; Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: Cabmen; (Mrs Watchett's Sister)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Paddington Station; Richmond; Time Traveller's House
Date: March, 1896 / 802 000 AD
Story: Watson awakes and enters the sitting room to learn that Holmes is expecting a visitor, Filby, a lawyer, one of whose clients, an inventor, has been missing for six months. The client's will states that his house must be maintained, untouched and unlet in perpetuity in the event of his disappearance, and that the will and its contents must not be discussed, even with the client himself. Before his disappearance he had claimed to have invented a time machine, which he demonstrated to a group of friends, travelling to the future, where the world is populated by the Eloi and the Morlocks.

He decided to travel back to the future, taking a camera, and has not been seen since. Holmes, having examined a flower, states that the story is true, and reveals that the Time Traveller is a distant relative. He and Watson travel to Richmond, where Holmes leaves a note for the Time Traveller. When he appears, he says that he has realised the dangers of his invention, and that it must be destroyed.

G.S. Denning

"A Study in Brimstone" (2016)
Included in:
Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone (G.S. Denning)
Story Type:
Fantasy Parody / Canonical Re-visioning
Sherlockian Detective: Warlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Young Stamford; Inspector (Vladislav) Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Retired Sergeant of Marines; Lauriston Gardens Constable; Enoch Drebber; John Rance; Mrs Sawyer; Jefferson Hope; (Professor Moriarty; Murray; Sally Dennis; Tom Dennis; Milk Boy)
Characters Based on Canonical Characters: Torg Grogsson (Tobias Gregson); Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggles (Wiggins); Mme Charpontier (Mme Charpentier); Alice Charpontier (Alice Charpentier); Arthur Charpontier (Arthur Charpentier); Lucy the Donut (Lucy Ferrier); Joseph Strangerson (Joseph Stangerson)
Biblical Characters: (Azazel)
Historical Figures: Emperor Norton
Other Characters: Holborn Diners; Cab Drivers; Hotel d'Amsterdam Landlord; Dorset Lady; Dock Workers; Paper Boy; Fortnum's Porters; Police Constables; Baked-Goods Collector; Chinese Nigerian Prince; Halliday's Desk Clerk; Holmes's Neighbour; Gold Prospectors; Cable Car Passengers; ('Splitty' Winslow; Watson's Nephew; Watson's Sister; Russian Gypsy Wise Woman; Nurse)
Locations: The Holborn; High Holborn; Bart's; Strand; Hotel d'Amsterdam; 221B, Baker Street; Fortnum & Mason's; 3, Lauriston Gardens; 46, Audley Court; Toruay Terrace; Madame Charpentier's Lodging House; Grogsson's House; USA; Mojave Desert; California; San Francisco; Lombard Street; Seattle; New York; Russia; St Petersburg; Scotland Yard
Date: 1881? / 1870 - 1873
Story: Stamford introduces Watson to Warlock
Holmes, and persuades him to take his place as Holmes's flat-mate at 221B, Baker Street. Watson soon becomes aware of Holmes's strage behaviour, and obsession with someone called Moriarty. A missive from Scotland Yard takes the two of them to Lauriston Gardens, where Watson meets the ogre Groggson and the vampire Lestrade. They are shown the body of Enoch Drebber, lying in a blood-spattered room, with the word Rache written on the wall, and a piece of paper bearing a baker's logo in his mouth. After the murderer is lured into a trap, he tells his story and reveals the significance of the donut.

August Derleth

"The Adventure of the Circular Room" (1946)
Included in:
The Memoirs of Solar Pons (August Derleth); The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Miss Manahan; Wellman Davies; Pauline Davies; Lydia Thornton; (Mr. Thornton; Lavinia Thornton)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Richmond; 23, Linley Road; A Brougham
Date: An April in the early nineties
Story: Miss Manahan has recently been employed as nurse to Mrs. Thornton, who has just been released from a psychiatric hospital. She is worried about her patient, who lives with her niece and nephew, and who claims that she hears her late husband's voice speaking to her in the night, and that when she wakes up the furniture in her room has been moved around - yet whenever Miss Manahan goes to check, it is all in its normal place. The outbreaks seem often to happen after visits by her sister-in-law, with whom she is having disagreements. Holmes travels to Richmond to examine the house, particularly the round bedroom that Mrs. Thornton sleeps in and the summer house.

NOTE: Derleth included this story, reworked as a Solar Pons adventure, in The Memoirs of Solar Pons in 1951.

"The Adventure of the Grice-Paterson Curse" (1956)
Included in:
The Return of Solar Pons (August Derleth)
Story Type:
Solar Pons & Dr. Lyndon B. Parker
Canonical Characters: The Grice-Patersons
Other Characters: Edith Grice-Paterson; Edith's Chauffeur; Aram Malvaides; Avery Grice-Paterson; Richard Grice-Paterson; Lt. Austen Hanwell; Four Men from the Ship; Police Sergeant; Servants; (Sir Ronald Grice-Paterson; Sydney Grice-Paterson; Edith's Father; Sydney's Servant; Doctor)
Locations: 7B, Praed Street; Edith's Rolls Royce; Cornwall; Penzance; A Yacht; The Island of Uffa; The Creepers; A Train
Story: Pons receives a letter from Edith Grice-Paterson from the Island of Uffa, grand-daughter of the former Governor-General of Malaya. Her fiancé, Hanwell, has been found dead of asphyxiation. On arriving at Praed Street, she tells of a family curse, and three deaths in the family home. She also tells of the deaths of all the dogs and cats the family has tried to keep. Pons travels to Uffa to view Hanwell's body where Parker identifies the marks of cords and puncture wounds on Hanwell's neck. Pons and Parker explore the dead man's room and the island, observing the vegetation imported by Sir Ronald, then set up vigil in the room where the deaths have occurred.
"The Last of Mr Sherlock Holmes" (sometime prior to 1971)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Irene Adler; Godfrey Norton)
Fictional Characters: Fu Manchu
Other Characters: Philo Holmes; Pance Holmes; Millard Mumbleton Might; (Lady Downstairs; Ice-Man; Lena Meyer Girls)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street
Story: Watson visits Holmes, recalling how Holmes came to marry Irene, to find him in a state of extreme distress. The cause of his anguish is his two-week old twin sons, Philo and Pance, who demonstrate that they have inherited their father's genius and deal with a client who is not what he appears to be.

August Derleth & Mack Reynolds

"The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus" (1955)
Included in:
The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes (Robert C. Peterson)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Solar Pons & Dr. Lyndon B. Parker
Other Characters: Inspector Jamison; Terence Allen; Tomas Kanczeny; Captain Martin Verne; Constable MacEachern; Constable Leeds; Mauritanian; Abraham Weddigan; Cab Driver; Josef Zollern
Date: 1920s
Locations: 7B, Praed Street; A Cab; Southampton Row; Camden Town
Story: Jamison wires Pons that he wishes to consult him regarding two child murders in London. When he arrives, however, he reveals that the culprit, Verne, has been captured, and confessed, but has died as a result of injuries sustained during his arrest. Pons believes the murders are linked to others that have occurred throughout Europe, and his reading of Verne's garbled confession leads him to the fortune teller Weddigan, who owns the crystal ball that belonged to Nostradamus. He shows them a vision of the next child to be murdered, and explains the reason for the killings. Pons and Parker race to prevent the next murder.

"The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" (1953)
Included in:
The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes (Robert C. Peterson); The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sebastian Wolfe)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Solar Pons & Dr. Lyndon B. Parker
Canonical Characters: (Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: (Randolph Mason; Perry Mason)
Other Characters: Agent Tobias Athelney
Locations: 7B, Praed Street;
Story: Although Parker, looking out of the window, has seen no one approach, he and Pons receive a visit from Agent Tobias Athelney of the Terra Bureau of Investigation, who has travelled from the year 2565. He explains multiple universe theory and tells them that in his universe they are fictional characters, but that Moriarty is leading a band of criminals, the Club Cerise, who have been travelling the space-time continua stealing art treasures. They cannot be prosecuted in Athelney's universe as they have committed no crimes there. Pons comes up with a bureaucratic gesture to stop Moriarty and prevent others following in his stead, and recommends a good lawyer to counter Moriarty's own.

Colin Dexter

"A Case of Mis-Identity" (1989)
Included in:
Morse's Greatest Mystery (Colin Dexter); Winter's Crimes 21 (Hilary Hale); Murders for the Fireside: The Best of Winter's Crimes (Maxim Jakubowski); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)

Story Type:
Canonical Re-Visioning
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson
Characters Derived From Canonical Characters: Charlotte Van Allen = Mary Sutherland; James Wyndham = James Windibank; (Horatio Darvill = Hosmer Angel; Mrs Wyndham = Mrs Windibank; Mr Van Allen = Mr Sutherland)
Other Characters: Cabman; Bank Manager; Wyndham's Lawyer

Date: November, 188-
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Wyndham House; St Saviour's Church; Stepney; Whitechapel Hospital; St Thomas's Hospital; A Bank
Story: While Watson and Mycroft are visiting Holmes, he receives a call from Miss Charlotte Van Allen who tells of the disappearance of her fiancé on their wedding day. Holmes gives his solution and challenges her stepfather, James Wyndham. Mycroft suggests that Holmes's solution is wrong and offers his own, but ultimately it is Watson who is able to provide the true facts of the case and Holmes flees retribution.

Michael Dibdin

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (1978)
Story Type:
Pastiche / Canonical Re-Visioning
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Billy; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Maid; Mary Morstan; Dubuque; Fritz Von Waldbaum; The Atkinson Brothers (Henry and Edward); Watson's Maid; Gemmi Pass Guide; Peter Steiler; (Jefferson Hope; Tobias Gregson; Jonathan Small; Captain Morstan; Grimesby Roylott; Helen Stoner; Tonga; Young Stamford; Mrs Cecil Forrester; Professor Moriarty; The Moriarty Gang; Silver Blaze; Francis Hay Moulton; Hatty Doran; Lord Robert St Simon; Mycroft Holmes; Rough with a Bludgeon; Trepoff; Head Lama; Thaddeus Sholto)
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Louise Hawkins Doyle; Dr Frederick Gordon Brown; Catharine Eddowes; PC Edward Watkins; Daniel Halse; Mary Kelly; George Hutchinson; (Martha Tabram; Polly Nichols; Annie Chapman; Dr George Bagster Phillips; Wynne Baxter; John Pizer; Sergeant William Thicke; William Stevens; Sir Henry Smith; Elizabeth Stride; Sir Charles Warren; Louis Diemschutz; John Kelly; Annie Philips; Frederick Abberline; George Lusk; Kidney Pathologist; Elizabeth Prater; Alice McKenzie; Frances Coles; Tom Sadler)
Other Characters:
Watson's Great-Nephew; Cox & Co. Manager; Telegram Boy; Cabbies; Policemen; City Police Inspector; York Place Passer-by; Tramp; Music Hall Artistes; Theatre Attendants; Street Sweepers; Commercial Street Detectives; Spitalfields Residents; Whitechapel Man; Vagrants; Lodging-house Man; Old Woman; Bar Hag; Procession Crowds; Elizabeth Atkinson; Native Overseer; Naval Doctor; Captain; Watson's Cook; William; Swiss Police; (Chippenham Landlord; West Lavington Boy; Trepoff's Valet; Russians with Coffin; Dutchman; Watson's Bank Manager)
Date: 1976 / 1922 / Friday 28th September, 1888 - May, 1891
Locations: Cox & Co.; 221B, Baker Street; Southsea; Manchester Square Garden; Aldgate; Mitre Square; Goulston Street; Wentworth Model Dwellings; Baker Street; York Place; Marylebone Road; Edgware Road; Portland Road; The Embankment; Hotel; St James's Park ; Commercial Street Police Station; Shoreditch High Street; Oxford Theatre; Chippenham; West Lavington; Salisbury Plain; Whitechapel; Spitalfields; Miller's Court; Bar; Brighton; Cromer; Watson's Club; Watson's Paddington Practice; Russia; Odessa; India; Darjeeling; Ceylon; Colombo; Trincomalee; Service Club; Atkinson Plantation; Switzerland; Reichenbach Falls; Von Waldbaum's Hotel; Paris; The Sûreté; Café; Watson's Kensington Practice; Nîmes; Blandford Street; Camden House; Alfred Place West; South Kensington Station; Peckham; Victoria Station; Chartham; Inn; Geneva; Gemmi Pass; Meiringen; Englischer Hof
Story: 1976: Papers deposited at Cox & Co. by Watson to be released 30 years after his death are read out to the gathered crowd. Campaigns for their suppression begin almost immediately.

1922: Watson resolves to write his account of the Ripper affair, but is worried that he cannot imitate Conan Doyle's style, and recalls the beginning of his partnership with the author, and Holmes's reaction to his marriage.

1888: Lestrade brings Holmes a letter from the Ripper. Holmes sets out for the East End in disguise, summoning Watson when the body of another victim is discovered. Watson views Eddowes' remains, then hears of the discovery of Stride's body. Holmes shows him the "Juwes" message. Holmes is otherwise occupied for two weeks (on SILV & NOBL), but, when these are concluded, he spots the Ripper watching from Camden House, and after a pursuit through London, reveals to Watson that the Ripper is Moriarty, and that he is engaged in a personal duel with Holmes, who goes into hiding.

Lestrade receives another letter from the Ripper directing him to see Watson, but it is Holmes who reveals its source, and points out a pattern in the murders. He tells Watson of attempts on his life by Moriarty. As a newly-appointed Acting Chief Inspector, Holmes sets up a police watch in Whitechapel, but the Ripper breaks his pattern and no murder occurs.

Holmes disappears again, hoping to lure Moriarty out of the city, and Watson makes a stunning discovery in Pigeonhole M. Holmes returns, and with Watson in Spitalfields, spots the Ripper, and sends Watson for Lestrade. Watson however takes his own initiative and witnesses the Ripper commit his final murder. He goes on to tell of his marriage, the case of the Atkinson Brothers of Trincomalee, and the true events of the journey to Switzerland and the struggle at Reichenbach.

Terrance Dicks

The Cinema Swindle (1980)
Story Type:
Children's Detective Story Homage
Detectives: The Baker Street Irregulars: Dan "Robbo" Robinson; Jeff Webster; Liz Spencer; Mickey Denning
Other Characters: Curly Bill Williams; Mr Harper; Peter Pollard; Detective-Sergeant Day; Detective-Sergeant Fred Summers; Baskerville; Mr Robinson; Eddie Verney; "Ratty" Rattray; Mrs Robinson; Mr Philpott; Frederick J. Rondo; H. Hopper; Miss Winifred Farmer; Mrs Webster; Mr Webster; Arnold Benedict; Miss Simmonds; Rita; Charlie; Morry; Constable Watkins; Cinema Audience; Firemen; Old Lady Usherette; Hooligan Gang; Council Receptionist; Ambulance Men; Hopper's Customers; Postman; Dan's Mother's Friend; Telephone Operator; Police Constable; Croupier; Casino Customers; Curly's Men; (Ice Cream Kiosk Attendant; J.C. Carruthers; A.P. Smythe; Liz's Mother)
Date: 1970s/1980s
Locations: London; The Rio Cinema; Soho; Dan's House; Café; Rondo Investments Office; George Street; Hopper's Newsagents; Miss Farmer's House; Jeff's House; Police Station; Council Offices; Curly's Casino; Leicester Square Underground Station
Story: A fire is set in the Rio Cinema where Dan Robinson and his fellow Baker Street Irregulars are watching Rio Bravo.
The Irregulars extinguish the fire, but when the police believe that Pollard, the cinema's owner, is guilty of setting it, Dan decides to investigate further. The Saturday morning children's film show is sabotaged by a rowdy gang. The Irregulars investigate three suspects, all of whom have offered to buy the cinema in recent months, and further arson attacks occur at Dan's house and the offices of one of their suspects. Mickey's visit to a casino solves the case.

The Cop Catchers (1981)
Story Type:
Children's Detective Story Homage
Detectives: The Baker Street Irregulars: Dan "Robbo" Robinson; Jeff Webster; Liz Spencer; Mickey Denning
Other Characters: Marko Santos; Baskerville; Mr. Robinson; Desk Sergeant; Chief-Inspector Brevett; Detective-Sergeant Fred Summers; Mrs. Hoskins; Anderson's Workers; Dave Burton; Secretary; Mr. Anderson; Fred Sowery; Mr. Webster; M. Carabosse; Charles Carabosse; André Carabosse; Bruno Carabosse; Mrs. Fillmore; Fillmore & Patterson's Customers; Fillmore & Patterson's Shop Assistants; Harry Patterson; Old Sam; Goalkeeper; Anderson's Apprentices; Jacko; Mrs. Denning; James Fillmore; Mrs. Robinson; Mrs. Spencer; Motorway Policeman; Hijackers; Policemen in Lorry; Old Buffer at Yacht Club; Detective-Sergeant Herbert "Happy" Day; Yachtsmen; Policemen at Yacht Club
Date: 1970s/1980s
Locations: London; Dan's House; Police Station; Day's House; Premises of Anderson Transport; Mr. Webster's Bank; Premises of Carabosse & Co. in the High Street; Fillmore's House; Premises of Fillmore & Patterson Ltd.; Archdeacon's Avenue; Carabosse's House; High Street Cafe; The Library; A Train; Another Train; Essex; A Marina; Yacht Club; The Jolly Roger; Essex Police Station
Story: Collecting his dog, Baskerville, from the police station, Dan learns that his friend, Sergeant Day, is being investigated for leaking information on police investigations, and that on the day the investigation began, Day disappeared. Dan and his friends, who are known as "The Baker Street Irregulars" decide to find Day and prove his innocence. They discover Day's notebook, which contains details of three cases - lorry hijackings, the disappearance of a local businessman and the theft of a diamond necklace - which Dan announces they must solve if they are to find Day.

Mickey learns that only selected lorry loads are hijacked, despite all precautions to conceal the nature of all loads on the part of the manager. He is caught snooping around the yard, but ends up officially working for the company. Jeff enlists his dad's help in investigating the jewel theft, and is shown the impenetrable safe from which the necklace was stolen. Liz inveigles her way into the home of the missing man, Fillmore, and into his garden centre, where she learns that the business is being sold.

Mickey finds himself trapped under a lorry, and Dan sets a plan in action to catch the hijackers. The following day he enacts a reconstruction of the opening of the jeweller's safe, and reveals the whereabouts of Fillmore. But there is one more crime to be solved from Day's notebook before he is found.

Rock Dilisio

"The Adventure of Jackthorn Circle" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries of the Victorian Era (Rock Dilisio)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Gladys Joncock; Woman; Bertha Jane Tittleman; Shelton Melnow; (Sylvester Joncock; Penelope Archer)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Jackthorn Circle
Story: The new cook at Holmes's old school (which Watson also attended) consults him about an apparition that appears in the vicinity of a well near her house. Holmes and Watson visit Jackthorn Circle a couple of times and see nothing. They discover an old house, hidden by vines, and learn of a child that drowned in the well because of an inattentive baby sitter. The apparition appears and the baby-sitter is exposed.

"The Adventure of Pinson Manor" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries of the Victorian Era (Rock Dilisio)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Tobias Gregson
Other Characters: Sir Judson Charlemane; Servants; Elizabeth Charlemane; Hansom Driver; Broderick Charlemane; Pierce Charlemane; Gregson's Men; Dr. Billiams; Dr. Jamel Cronhia; Dr. Stillmyer; (Butler; Gardener; Constable; Henry Charlemane; William Coker; Douglas Smith)
Date: February 16th
221B, Baker Street; Pinson Manor; Northern Cemetery
Story: Sir Judson Charlemane announces in the papers that he is going to hire Holmes, then comes to see him to get him to investigate the death of his brother, who had returned from London a few days earlier, become very agitated, then catatonic, then violent, then dead. A leaf which the gardener didn't recognise was stuck to him. His other brother had done the same, ten years earlier. Gregson places Holmes and Watson under quarantine after they visit the Charlemanes' home, but then decides it's OK to let them go out. Holmes learns from Charlemane's father's diary that he had discovered a gem quarry in the Canary Islands. After discovering that the older brother's grave is empty, and doing a bit of chemical analysis, Holmes uncovers the villain, and sends some zombies to hospital.
"The Adventure of the Englander Diamond" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries of the Victorian Era (Rock Dilisio)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Tobias Gregson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Inspector Robinson; John Barton; Williams; Sentman; Joshua Jillings; Leonard James; Jonathan Starrick; Policeman; (The Prime Minister)
Date: July 22nd
221B, Baker Street; York Station; Jillings' House
Story: The Prime Minister squanders public money on a lengthy telegram informing Holmes of the theft of a diamond from a Yorkshire railway station. Holmes deduces a description of the thief and sends the police off to find him. He finds the jeweler who inspected the diamond locked up in a cupboard. He puts an advertisement in the newspapers, and the thief falls into his cunning trap. Holmes hurries back to York to catch his accomplice, who Gregson has foolishly set free. There is also a secret underground hideout.
"The Adventure of the Project" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries of the Victorian Era (Rock Dilisio)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Professor Conroy Crabtree; Professor Robert Berol; Hansom Driver; Constable Watkins; Doctor Wortle; Professor Yark; Professor Stone; Professor Brockner; Professor Wright
Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Carton Street; Oxford University; Fanshaw Place; Cafe Pufferbelly; Starkington Laboratory
Story: Professor Crabtree tells Holmes of a missing colleague, Berol. Holmes and Watson sneak past the policeman guarding Berol's home and find Berol three days dead in his lab, with a steaming jar of liquid nitrogen and a copper coil beside him. They make a couple of quick hansom cab trips to Oxford University and do some scientific research. A re-creation of Berol's final experiment has the murderer confessing all.
"The Adventure of the Quiet Storm" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: Mysteries of the Victorian Era (Rock Dilisio)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Duke of Lancet; Ladies; Servants; Two Burly Men; Reverend Wallis; Workers; Young Lady; Village Men; Inspector Holt; Mr. Stosch; Grodin Bathstern; Holt's Men; Horatio Martin; (Crawford Botkin)
Date: June, 1890
Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Briarwood Estate; Stosch's Farm
Story: Lancet is having trouble on his estate, where Botkin was killed by a falling tree, which had been struck by lightning, although no one heard a storm. The estate workers believe he was sent deliberately to his death. Holmes and Watson go to investigate, the house is set on fire, and Holmes reaches the conclusion that the lightning-struck tree wasn't really struck by lightning, but was cunningly made to look that way to conceal the fact that a different tree had been dropped on the man and then hidden....or something. Some art forgery is going on, too.

R.H.W. Dillard

The Book of Changes (1974)
Story Type:
Sherlockian Detective: Sir Hugh Fitz-Hyffen
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: Octavius Guy; The Defeat of Reichenfels; The Moonstone; Gridley Quayle; Dracula (Voivode Vlady D); Mask of Dimitrios; Mask of Al Mokanna; (Sergeant Cuff; Fah Lo Suee; Clare Quilty; The Necronomicon; Cthulhu; Ghatanothoa; The Great Old Ones; Nyogtha; Otto of the Silver Hand; Fu Manchu; Rosie M. Banks; Felix Clovelly; Pierre Delaland; Carlos Argentino Daneri; John Fincastle; Justin Geoffrey; Robert Hitchinson; Jaromir Hladik; Frederic & Amelie; Alroy Kear; Sebastian Knight; Charles Latimer; Pierre Menard; Mir Bahadur Ali; Ludwig Pursewarden; Herbert Quain; Laban Shrewsbury; Gerard Sorme; Orville Sundheim; Van Veen; Cora Velasquez; The Hon. Mrs Victor-Smythe)
Folkloric Characters: Werewolf
Historical Figures: The Prime Minister (H.H. Asquith); P.C. Edward Watkins; Catherine Eddowes; Jack the Ripper; (Lord Alfred Douglas; Lady Jane Wilde; Mary Bateman; Charley Peace; Henrietta Robinson; Abbé Oudin; Mlle Côte; M. Mougeot; M. Arnould; M. Poignet; M. Cuchard; Grand Duke Nicholas Nicolaievich; Yuan Shikai; Ts'ai Ao; Edith Cavell; Franklin D. Roosevelt; General Byrd; Harry S. Truman; Gale Sondergaard; Dimitrios Kallergis; Adolf Hitler; Edgar Bergen; Charlie McCarthy)
Other Characters: Gregor; Narrator; Coach Driver; Aged Gypsy Woman; Baroness Trutz-Drachen; Pudd; Telegram Boy; Baroness's Serving Girls; Ottavia or Ottilia; Albert Longinus; Miss Parker / Ginger Snap; Bus Driver; Girls on Bus; Little Man on Bus; Strippers; Humber Baboo; Roger Daphnis Farqhart; Sandy Mc Mc-Mc; Lord Fairfax Dowlong-Drungways; Mc Mc-Mc's Servant; Plump Esther Plum; Paperboy; Miss Shirley Ease; Prison Guards; Policeman; Warden Septimus Harding; Execution Spectators; Reporters; Prisoner; Priest; One-Eyed Night Watchman; Auranthe Franconia; Olivia Limpy; Pete Peters; Mary Peters; Maggie Peters; Betsy Harding; Warren Harding; Nan Harding; Daphne Sanders; Mr Oscar Wilde; Fred Bartholomew; Frederica Bartholomew; Z.B.D. James; Dr St John John; Mr Herbert Hoover; Conrad Franconia; Michael Venning; Octavius Guy; Anthony Quiz-Brightling; Sheffield Police Constables; Constable Walker; Otto the Acrobatic German Dwarf; Sheffield Urchins; Fred's Wife; Fred; Fred's Children; Ali Aliynfr; Three Hindoo; Muffled Watchers; Cyclist; Madame Fang-Loos; Cinema Audience; Journalist; Zeppelin Crew; Nurse; Longinus's Boss; Mallory Quayle; Clarissa Silver / Mary Miller; Magazine Counter Girl; Bus Passengers; Karl Kutscher; Mexican Magician; One-Eyed Hans Bogenschiesser; Waiter; Hänselnplatz Customers; German Consul; Lunch Crowds; Emstrad Doorman; Desk Clerk; Spenser February; Strip Joint Barkers; Ishtar the Fish Queen; Teen-Aged Boys; Prostitutes; Strip Joint Customers; Mulla; Molanna the Nubbly Nubian; Bartender; Male Strippers; Quirky Bar Customers; Alfred Omega; Chicago Policeman; Chicago Officials; Taxi Driver; Draft Protestor; Bellboy; Gerald Abbey; Sergeant William Clubb; Air Stewardess; Air France Passengers; Queynte inn Band; Queynte Inn Stripper; The Loose and Easy Three; Queynte Inn Customers; Laundryman; Two Albanians; linden Gardens Policemen; Angry Woman; Angry Man; Young Blonde; Young Man; Handsome Russian; Vera; Bayswater Cabby; Partridge 'Party' Quayle; Moo Cow Customers; Waitress; Miss Fang-Yugh; Peasant; Otto Vuelph / Otto Luker / Otto Wolf
(The Crown Prince; Otto N. Otto; Mc Mc-Mc's Servants; Nigel Dowlong-Drungways; Pearl de Paon; Dr Oswald H Omwake, M.D.; Mrs Quickly; Jezebel Quiz-Brightling; Reginald Quiz-Brightling; Constable Walker; Mrs O. Nan Jerky; The Lukins; Chinese Driver; Harold Limpy; Francie Rimini; Mr Rimini; Rose Fenimore; Mr Fenimore; The Marx Brothers; Leslie Ford; David Frome; Mrs John; Mr & Mrs Andrews; Mr & Mrs Philips; Thomas; Mr & Mrs Matthews; Alfred James; Alvah Thaddeus; Thelma Thaddeus; Simons; Matilda; Dr Thomas Wise; Black Bottom; Holly Cost; Tricia Vixen; Miss Hurry Cane; Ottavia Rima; Clarissa Silver; Dolly; Albert S. Corpio; Ann Corpio; Felicity Craven; Helen Peeler; Pristine Peeler; Hot Tonia the Midget Marvel)
Locations: The Baronial Country House of the Trutz-Drachens; Gypsy Camp; USA; New Jersey; Newark; Ugly Street; Dagon Arms Apartments; Schwartz Carl's Hot Bar; Scotland; Mc Mc-Mc Manor; 2100 Life Street; Prison; 2114 Life Street; Sheffield; Wain Gate; Police Headquarters; Longinus's Apartment; The Plaice Place; Cinema; Laundry; Mallory Quayle's Office; Greyhound Bus Depot; Hänselnplatz Restaurant; German Consulate; German Restaurant; The Emstrand Hotel; Ugly Street; The Smart Set Bar; Quirky Bar; Ye Queynte Inn; Chicago; State Street; Hotel; London; Notting Hill Gate Station; Bayswater Road; Linden Gardens; Lime Court Hotel; Moo Cow Milk Bar; Mitre Square; Schloss Varban
Date: 1st - 2nd September 1898 / 31st March - 1st April, 1897 / 10-11th November, 1915 / 3rd-4th December, 1941 / 28th-29th August 1968 / 30th September 1888
1898: After a frantic summons by cable, a journey across Europe and a meeting with an aged gypsy woman, Sir Hugh Fitz-Hyffen and his companion arrive at the country home of the Baroness Trutz-Drachen. They have been called to investigate a series of slayings and partial devourings of young women, which have been occurring at the time of the full moon.

Pudd is summoned for an execution and afterwards approached by a reporter.

In Newark, Albert Longinus is seduced by one of his laundry customers, and discovers a strange list of books, which he puts in a scrapbook of other cryptic notes. He begins to doubt reality and receives a Bible with a missing passage in the mail. His quest for Miss Parker leads him to the strip joints of Ugly Street.

A meeting of the Our Own Block Home Improvement League and Environmental Protection Association is called by the residents of Life Street when suspicions grow about Miss Shirley Ease's relationship with the paperboy. Strange behaviour begins to spread through the neighbourhood.

1897: Fitz-Hyffen investigates the Dowlong-Drungways murder, and lies in wait for the murderer in the Scottish home of Sandy Mc Mc-Mc.

1915: Fitz-Hyffen meets with Octavius Guy in Sheffield regarding a case involving the future course of the Great War, the Moonstone and secret documents to be delivered to the Prime Minister. They are assisted by the young detective, Gridley Quayle.

1941: Quayle's son, private eye Mallory Quayle, is hired by Clarissa Silver to accompany her to collect a suitcase from a bus driver, and ends up framed for murder. The case brings him into contact with Fitz-Hyffen and the silver hands of Otto.

1968: Sir Hugh pursues a serial killer in Chicago, the murders connected to signs of the zodiac.

In London Sir Hugh is part of the hunt for the Mask of Dimitrios, a quest which leads to the renewal of an old acquiaintance in Eastern Europe.

1888: Sr Hugh observes Sherlock Holmes and learns the truth about his involvement in the Jack the Ripper case.

Captain A.E. Dingle

"Watson!" (1915)
Included in:
"Watson!" and Other Unauthorized Sherlock Holmes Pastiches, Parodies, and Sequels (Wildside Press)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson)
Other Characters: Fiery-Haired Youngster; Merry-Eyed Girl; Percy Anstruther; Croupier; Crew's Cook; Boatswain; Chief Officer; Firemen; Sculleryman; Anstruther's Guests; Anstruther's Valet; Seamen; Officers; Steward; Captain; Radio Man
Locations: Anstruther's Yacht; Ocean View Casino
Holmes and Watson are aboard Anstruther's yacht with a "happy, careless party of youth". Holmes solves the mystery of a missing chicken. Anstruther and his friends decide to concoct a mystery to test Holmes. In the night a shot and splash are heard and Anstruther disappears, his room ransacked. Holmes examines the clues which point to everybody, including Watson, and makes his deductions. It is only when Watson has bundled Holmes off the ship that a radio message alerts Anstruther to the truth of what has happened to his jewels and cash.

Richard Dinnick

"The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman" (2013)
Included in:
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: University College Students; Joseph Porter; John Earl; Westminster Urchins; Sean's Family; Rusheen; Sean Finlay; Tom Stevens; Mary; Night-Watchman; Police Constables; Inspector Pike; Edward Hughes
Date: Autumn, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Gower Street; Bloomsbury; Underground Construction Site; Westminster; Bermondsey; Scotland Yard; The Embankment
Story: After reading of work being halted on the new Central London Railway because workmen believe they have seen a ghost, Holmes and Watson visit the construction site in Bloomsbury. They meet the engineers Porter and Earl, who tell them of the uncovering of plague pits and burial grounds during the excavations. The ghost is being described as looking like a mummy by those who have seen it, one of whom, they learn, died that morning. An examination of the body reveals swollen eyes and bandaged arms. A visit to a second labourer produces another dead body. They return to the construction site, Holmes in disguise, to face the mummy.

John H. Dirckx

"The Adventure of the Oval Window" (1983)
Included in:
Ellery Queen's Prime Crimes (Eleanor Sullivan)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Mr. Ordway; Julia Ordway; Theobald Lawrence; Fetters; Elizabeth Fetters; Ludwick; Inspector Skinner; Landlord
Date: Late Summer, 1896
221B, Baker Street; Moorcroft; Hanford
Story: Diamond dealer, Ordway, tells Holmes of two murderous attacks on his niece Julia, and begs Holmes and Watson to protect her while he is away on business in Calais. They travel to the Ordway estate, Moorcroft, and that night a bullet is fired through an oval window at Miss Ordway. Footprints found in the grounds seem to implicate Ordway himself, and a telegram to Calais reveals that he is not there, nor was he expected to be. Holmes's investigations, however, reveal that the answer is not as simple as it would seem.

Michael Dirda

"By Any Other Name" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type
: Homage
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes; Langdale Pike)
Fictional Characters: (Blue John Gap Creature)
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Jean Leckie; Herbert Greenhough Smith; (Louise Doyle; Grant Allen; E.W. Hornung; Baroness Orczy; Fletcher Robinson; Stanley Weyman; Bram Stoker; F. Anstey; George Bernard Shaw; Ouida; Jerome K. Jerome; Edith Nesbit; J.M. Barrie; Anthony Hope; Algernon Blackwood; Arthur Machen; Andrew Lang; Marie Corelli; Rudyard Kipling; H. Rider Haggard; Aleister Crowley; Pheneas; A.E.W. Mason; G.K. Chesterton; John Buchan)
Other Characters: Zebulon Dene; Passersby; Amnesiacs' Club Waiters
Locations: Camden Town; ABC Tearoom; The Amnesiacs' Club; 221B, Baker Street
Jean Leckie takes Conan Doyle to task over the publication of A Duet. Three months later Greenhough Smith reveals the truth about Conan Doyle's involvement with the Holmes stories to Zebulon Dene. Holmes deduces the authorship of an article in the Strand. Doyle's and Watson's futures as writers take a new turn.

Franklin W. Dixon

The Giant Rat of Sumatra (1997)
Story Type:
Chldren's Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Baker Street Irregulars; dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; The Giant Rat of Sumatra)
Fictional Characters: Frank Hardy; Joe Hardy; Fenton Hardy; Laura Hardy; (Gertrude Hardy; Con Riley)
Other Characters: Donald O'Lunny; Charles Battenberg; Ewan Gordean; Celia Hatteras; Rehearsal Pianist; Li Wei; Gilbert Hornby; Susanna; Hector Arenas; Theatregoers; Arnold Hausner; Theatre Usher;Judge Meagher; Young Woman with Meagher; Theatre Manager; Actors; Stage Crew; Bill; Bettina; Will Robertson; Tomas Gonsalves; Mila; Jonathan; Max Joyner; Aston; Pat; Al; Stage-Door Guard; Jeff; Tertius Lestell; Woman; Young Boy; Man; Mr Hiroto; Value Plus Clerk; Jerry; Carol's Waitress; Police Officer; Alex; (Martha; Hector's Agent; Susanna's Friend; Mike Seward; Inessa; Alice; Channel Six Theatre Critic)
Locations: USA; Bayport; The Hardys' Home; Orpheum Theater; Waterside Inn; Madison Street; Hiroto's Lab; Broad Street; Value Plus Store; Carol's Coffee Shop; Herricks Cove; Restaurant
Story: Donald O'Lunny, writer and co-producer of the new Sherlock Holmes musical The Giant Rat of Sumatra consults Fenton Hardy when he suspects that someone is trying to sabotage the show.
Frank agrees to pose as O'Lunny's personal assistant, while Joe takes on the role of one of the Baker Street Irregulars in the show. There is chaos on the opening night, when many important guests find they have been given fake tickets. There is an accident backstage, Frank is attacked in the wings, and a death threat is left on the stage. The Hardys investigate, and try to save the show as more accidents occur.

Armistead M. Dobie

"Sherlock Holmes Outwitted: The Adventure of the 'Hot Feet'" (1904)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Historical Figures: (T.C. Conlon; Fletcher "Tippy" Jordan; William A. Fleet; Hugh Milton McIlhany; John R. Mott; Sam C. Chancellor; Jeff M. Levy)
Probable Historical Figures: Tom Preston; Charlie Hopkins; Jack Miller; (Walter Scott; 'Butterfly' Boogher; 'Cat' Miller; Letcher; Alfred)
Other Characters: Jack Mason; College Topics Reporter; King of the 'Hot Feet'; The 'Hot Feet'; 'Junk' Osborne; 'Bug' James; College Topics Sub-Editor; Herald; Baron of the Exchequer; Ambassador; Lord Chancellor; (Dick Mason)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; USA; Virginia; Charlottesville; Charlottesville Station; University of Virginia; Carter House; East Range; The Arcade; The Chapel; Throne Room
Story: Holmes and Watson sail aboard the Etruria with
law student Jack Mason who has consulted them regarding his brother Dick, who he believes has been lured into joining the 'Hot Feet' society, in order that his life will be ruined. At the University, Holmes and Watson infiltrate the 'Hot Feet' (who rather charmingly sing "We're off on a bum") in disguise, and attend the new King's coronation.

NOTE: As several of the characters in the story are identifiable Charlottesville figures, it is likely that those listed as "Probable Historical Figures" were also real people, but either do not show up in historical records, or have names too common to assign to a specific individual. Aside from those identified in Peschel's footnotes:

John R. Mott: Listed on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Y.M.C.A. in the University of Virginia's 1925 Yearbook. In 1949, he gave a talk at Chatham Hall High School on his work in the World Council of Churches. In 1946, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Billy Fleet: William R. Fleet was the University of Virginia's first Rhodes Scholar, attending Oxford University in 1904. He was killed in action, fighting for the British Army in May 1918.

McIlhaney: Hugh Mortimer McIlhany, Jr. Ph. D. is listed as Finance Committee Chairman of the University of Virginia's Y.M.C.A. in the 1910 Yearbook. He was head pastor of St Mary's Memorial Church, Charlottesville, but died of a sudden illness in October, 1910.

Sam Chancellor: Sam C. Chancellor "druggist and druggists' sundries, University of Virginia - phone 577; physicians' prescriptions carefully compounded" (Entry in Charlottesville City Directory, 1904)

Jeff Levy: Jefferson M. Levy was the owner of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson (Staunton Spectator, 28 September, 1892).

Tom Preston: A Thomas Preston is listed in the1904 City Directory as a janitor, while the same volume lists his son, Thomas Preston, Jr, as a waiter (in 1906 he is listed as a Laborer). The 1902 Directory has a Thomas L. Preston living in Preston Heights.

Charlie Hopkins: The 1904 City Directory has a Charles B. Hopkins listed as a "Carrier P O h Locust Grove av", and a Charles Hopkins listed as a "Driver h Ridge cor Mill rd"

Smith & Mountcastle: Jacob P. Smith and John R. Mountcastle were tailors in Charlottesville, with premises at 302 Ridge Street (Mountcastle was Smith's stepson).


"The Red Mark" (1900)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Sherlockian Detective:
Don Uncoyle
Other Characters: Narrator; Lamb & Lark Tavern; Bodega Attendants; Punch Barmaid; Dan O'Brien
Locations: Uncoyle's Rooms; Waterloo Bridge; Lamb & Lark Tavern; Ludgate Hill; The Bodega; Fleet Street; Portugal Hotel; Punch Tavern
Story: A series of red marks
lead the great detective Don Uncoyle around London in search of Dan O'Brien, a missing journalist.

A. Cannon Doily

"Sherlock Holmes Redivivus" (1910)
Also Published as "Those Shocking Wellesley Women!"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches I: 1910-1914 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Locations: USA; Massachusetts; Wellesley; Wellesley Inn; Wellesley College
Story: After a world tour, Holmes arranges to meet Watson in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Holmes makes a series of deductions from the items he finds littering the College grounds.

Gerard Dole

"The Witch of Greenwich" (2003)
Included in:
My Sherlock Holmes (Michael Kurland)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Billy
Canonical Characters: Billy; François Le Villard; Tobias Gregson; Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Karolina Szokoli, Countess Vetcha; Constable Curland; Constable Flanders; Firemen; Beresford; Bystanders; Sergeant McLean; Woman in Burning House; Constable Miles; Bog Town Gang; Monsieur Victor; Sleepwalking Girl; Count Vetcha
Locations: Swains Lane; Highgate Cemetery; Oakeshott Avenue; Highgate Road; Hansom; Greenwich; Churchbury Road; Queenscroft Road; Eltham; Vetcha's House; Scotland Yard; Bog Town; 221B, Baker Street; Oxford Street
Story: Le Villard & Billy are at Highgate Cemetery, where they see the ghost of Countess Vetcha, the Witch of Greenwich. The Countess's house burns down, a woman is seen inside, a fireman goes in to rescue her, but on the way out starts performing hideous contortions, drops her back in the fire and throws himself to his death. His body shows signs of bubonic plague. Holmes and Le Villard open the Countess's coffin and find it empty.

In Bog Town, a shanty town on the edge of London, the entire population has been wiped out by bubonic plague. Holmes, Billy and Gregson meet Constable Miles there. They are chased up a heap of rubbish by an angry gang. Luckily Miles finds a secret tunnel in which they find the dying flea trainer, M. Victor, and an empty treasure chest.

At Baker Street they find fireworks set up on the roof and a sleepwalking girl, then a hideous ghost appears and Holmes shoots it. Later in Oxford Street, Billy finds himself surrounded by ghosts again, Holmes appears, the sleepwalking girl appears, the Countess's caretaker appears. Holmes explains how it was a plot to steal the wealth of the entire city, even the crown jewels, and apparently it does all make sense really.

Arthur Douglas

"The Case of the Baker Street Dozen" (1981)
Included in:
Crime Wave (introduced by Desmond Bagley)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; (Mrs. Watson)
Historical Figures: Jack The Ripper; Sir Charles Warren; Louis Diemschutz; Elizabeth Stride; Major Sir Henry Smith; Catherine Eddowes; (Barnaby & Burgho; Mary Ann Nichols; Dr. Ralph Llewellyn; Coroner Wynne E. Baxter; Annie Chapman; Dr. George Bagster Phillips; Inspector Chandler; John Richardson; Inspector Abberline; James Monro; Sir Robert Anderson; Martha Tabram; George Lusk; Thomas Bowyer; Mary Kelly; Pedachenko)
Date: Autumn, 1888
221B, Baker Street; Whitechapel; Berner Street; Commercial Road; Aldgate; Mitre Square; Church Passage; Duke Street; Houndsditch; Middlesex Street; Goulston Street; Wentworth Street; Bell Lane; Artillery Passage; Drury Lane; Oxford Street; Baker Street; (Miller's Court)
Story: Watson's visit to Holmes in Baker Street is interrupted by the arrival of Sir Charles Warren who describes to Holmes the first two Ripper killings. Sir Charles fears that if the killings continue a pogrom is imminent. Holmes recognises a link to Jewish holy days in the killings, and on the expected night of the next killing, summons Watson to the predicted murder site and sets him in pursuit of the Ripper. Coming upon the killer in the act of the second murder that night, Watson chases, but loses him. Holmes approaches Watson after being summoned to Miller's Court, where Mary Kelly has been murdered. He explains how he has deduced the Ripper's identity, and sets about seeing that justice is done.

Carole Nelson Douglas

Stuart Douglas

"The Adventure of the Locked Carriage" (2013)
Included in:
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregular
Other Characters: Cabbie; Margaret Fellows; George Fellows; Cedric Tyler; Tyler's Colleague; Peter Nicholas; Liverpool Street Crowds; Schoolgirls; Short Woman; Corporal Archibald Aberdeen; Labourers; Hansom Driver; Bill Fraser; Leyton Station Crowds; Henry Clarendon; (Passenger; Emily Williams; Physician; Mr Williams; James Hogg; Indian Girl; Girl's Fiancé; Foul-Mouthed Passenger; Couple from Grimsby)
Date: March
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard; Leyton; Fellows's House; Leyton Station; Liverpool Street Station; An Express Train; Fraser's Room; Clarendon's Room
Story: Holmes reads of Aberdeen, a railway porter, finding a dead woman, Emily Williams, in a railway carriage at Liverpool Street Station. The carriage was locked during the train's journey, the woman was alone, and a considerable sum of money and newly purchased jewellery was found with her, so the police have ruled out murder. Holmes's interest is piqued because he feels that he has heard Aberdeen's name before, moreso when he learns that one of the victim's gloves was missing. Watson visits Emily's sister to learn more about Emily's final shopping trip; and Leyton Station, where he is told about a man trying to board her carriage. Later that day, after interviewing Aberdeen, and Fraser, the last person to converse with Emily before her death, Watson has the man, Henry Clarendon, an actor, pointed out to him. Clarendon's account of his attempts to board the train, and Holmes's discoveries in a railway tunnel allow him to solve the case.

The Albino's Teasure (2015)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Wiggins; Mrs Hudson; (Mycroft Holmes; Colonel Moran)
Fictional Characters: Zenith the Albino
Characters Based on Fictional Characters: The Lord of Strange Deaths (Fu Manchu)
Historical Figures: (Lord Salisbury; Charles I; Sir James Hamilton of Finnart; Anne Boleyn; St Thomas Aquinas; Edmund Campion; Louis XIV)
Biblical Figures: (Jacob; Esau; The Magi)
Other Characters: Constable Mann; Corporal Charles O'Donnell; Donald Petrie; Jessica Rhodes; Jamie Ewing; Peter Keane; Major Conway; Hoskin; Christopher Noble; Willoughby Frogmorton / Matthew McCartney; Eugenie Marr; Mary Boggs; Elias Boggs; Constable Frost; Colonel Andrew de la Mare; Woodrush; Scotland Yard Constable; Cab Drivers; Fleet Street Crowd; Earl of Dublin Customers; Art Restorers; Limehouse Crowds; Lord of Strange Deaths' Men; Chinese Guards; Hamblin Hall Maid; Boggs's Baby Son; Old Bailey Guards; Zenith's Men; Lestrade's Constables; Camden Crowd; Camden Children; Primrose Hill Men; Hampstead Policemen; Hamblin Cab Driver; Lord of Strang Death's Boy; (Gallery Night Guards; Solomon; Edmund Brady; Sir Horace Hamblin; Gallery Constables; Chinese Defector; Defector's Wife, Mother & Father; Jessica Rhodes's Friend; Lady Alexandra Frogmorton; Frogmorton's Servants; Roundheads; Seneche; Duc d'Amboise; Liddell; Sir Augustine Hamblin; Holmes's Runner; James Soames; Dr Cameron Munro; Jack Vincent; Howard Smith; Sebastian Rudge; Mrs Rudge; Rudge's Servants; Rudge's Footman; Art Experts; Simon Jarvis)
Date: 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard; St Martin's Place; National Portrait Gallery; Fleet Street; St Giles Rookery; Earl of Dublin Public House; Baker Street; Young, Murray & Noble, Restoration Experts Workshop; Limehouse; Lord of Strange Deaths' Headquarters; Waterloo Station; Surrey; Hamblin; Hamblin Hall; 11 Craven Street; Camden; 2, Nelson Street; The Old Bailey; Primrose Hill; Mayfair; de la Mare's House; Byswater; Smith's House; Hampstead; Rudge's House
Story: Holmes and Watson are woken by an early-morning visit from Lestrade after a painting of Lord Salisbury is slashed in the National Portrait Gallery, and the vandal hints that there is worse to come. The incident appears linked to the nationalist organisation, the Brotherhood of Ireland. After witnessing Holmes being stabbed, Watson learns how he had infiltrated the Brotherhood disguised as an Irish patriot, and how this led to the murder he witnessed. A damaged portrait of Charles I proves to be a forgery, but events take a strange turn when the painting is returned by a suicidal Chinese man, leading to a visit with the Lord of Strange Deaths. The trail leads to Zenith the Albino and his quest for "England's Treasure", more murders, and a hunt to find six paintings sold by the owner of Hamblin Hall.

"The Perfect Spy" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Tobias Gregson)
Other Characters: Lestrade's Constables; Hansom Drivers; Constable Drake; Special Branch Detective; Miss Sharp; William Simon Edwards; Jones; Sir Peter Warburton; Growler Driver; Boer Agent; (Dyer, the Child Killer; Telegram Boy; Detective Johnson; Michael Warburton; Johanna Baumgartner)
Date: 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard; German Language School; Walcott Road; Miss Sharp's Language Emporium; Westcott Road; Chapmans' Offices; Baker Street
Holmes is called to the scene of a young man's death by Lestrade. All forms of identification have been removed from the body apart from a piece of paper bearing the stamp of a chemicals manufacturer and three lines from a German poem.

"The Pilot Fish" (2017)
Included in:
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated in part by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; Fred Porlock [Frederick Hamilton]; (Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: Passers-by; Burglar; Confidence Trickster; Card Sharp; Whitechapel Children; George Yard Residents; Sergeant Peter Gilham; Gilham's Friend; Laidlaw's Neighbour; Mrs Clute; (Nathaniel Ward; Matthew Clute; Waitress; Mr Hamilton; Mrs Hamilton; Dr Hamish Laidlaw; Mrs Laidlaw; Laidlaw's Son)
Date: During the Hiatus / February, 1879
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Great Cumberland Place; Holmes's Lodgings; Whitechapel; George Yard; Curzon Street
Story: After Holmes's disappearance at Reichenbach, Watson discovers a diary detailing a case fro two years before their first meeting.

Holmes believes that news reports of a spate of arson attacks, and a happily married man who has absconded with a waitress are somehow connected. He becomes the intended victim of a pickpocket, but succeeds in wresting the young thief of his coat, which he examines for clues to his identity. He recognises the boy as a young runway, Frederick Hamilton, and contacts his parents. His subsequent investigations reveal the involvement of Professor Moriarty.

Noel Downing

Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (1991)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical Adventure of Dr. Watson
Canonical Characters: Langdale Pike; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; 'Porky' Shinwell Johnson; Fred Porlock; Inspector Lestrade; Sherlock Holmes; (Von Herling)
Fictional Characters: Landlord of the Invisible Man [Walter Duckinck]; (Griffin (The Invisible Man))
Historical Figures: Aleister Crowley; Arthur Machen; The Order of New Templars; Adolf Lanz
Other Characters: Tilly Footage; Dispatch Writers; Night Editor; Thomlinson; Inspector Anderson; Telephone Operator; Cabman; Second Cab Driver; Commissionaire; Crowley's Landlady; Growler Driver; Two Men in Growler; Bill McCarthy; Embankment Passers-by; Embankment Constable; Strand Crowds; Diogenes Doorman; Commissionaire; Otto Eber Kleist; Augustus Schiller; Lestrade's Men; Police Photographer; Anderson's Constables; Constable Todd; PC Moreton; Templar Guard
Date: 1907 (Introduction February, 1912)
The Invisible Man Inn, Port Stowe, Sussex; Watson's Queen Anne Street Rooms; 221B, Baker Street; A Bank; London Dispatch Offices; A Hansom Cab (via Bond Street; Piccadilly); Jermyn Street; Another Cab (via Lower Regent Street; Portland Place; Marylebone Road); Lisson Grove; Edward House; Third Cab; 84, Jermyn Street; A Growler (via St. James's Street; Piccadilly; Lower Regent Street; Trafalgar Square; The Strand; Fleet Street; Ludgate Circus; Cannon Street); The East End; A Flour Wagon (Commercial Road; The Embankment); Villiers Street; Charing Cross Station; The Strand; Pall Mall; Outside the German Embassy; The Diogenes Club; Curzon Street; Kleist's House in Half Moon Street; Curzon Street
Story: Pike attempts to buy Griffin's journals from the landlord of the Invisible Man and learns that they have recently been shown to Crowley. Pike asks Watson to let him see Holmes's (who is away in France) index books to find out about Crowley, after which they learn that the landlord has been murdered and the books stolen, and that Pike is the chief suspect. The knife used in the murder is found to have a strange symbol engraved on it. Watson and Pike follow Crowley to Machen's house. They learn something of the symbol from Machen, and more when they visit Crowley, who denies ever having been at the Invisible Man. The two are abducted by two men who, after escaping, they follow to the German Embassy.

From Mycroft, they learn of Kleist, an Austrian embassy official, known to dabble in the occult. Watson sets Porky Shinwell to follow him. They break into Kleist's house where they discover a list bearing the names of many high-ranking officials, leaders of the Jewish community and Crowley. The also discover a secret in the cellar. Against their will they engage Crowley's assistance in infiltrating the Order of the New Templars.

When Watson and Pike are attacked by the man they believe killed the landlord, Lestrade enters into the investigation. It is clear that the Templars hope to create an invisible army, and Watson, Pike, Anderson and Crowley, set out to retrieve the evidence they need to bring the landlord's murderers to justice at the group's next meeting, and face an invisible man. Holmes shows up after it is all over.

Adrian Conan Doyle & John Dickson Carr

Michael Doyle

"The Legacy of Rachel Howells" (1994)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Rachel Howells; (Reginald Musgrave; Richard Brunton)
Other Characters: Garrison Bolt; Nathaniel Musgrave; Baker Street Postal Worker; Barkerville Postal Workers; William Topping; Musgrave's Driver; (Newman Musgrave)
Date: After May, 1901
Locations: Hallamshire; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street Post office; A Train; Hurlstone Station; Hurlstone Manor; The National Portrait Gallery; (Barkerville, Canada)
Story: After the death of Reginald Musgrave, Watson's publisher Bolt receives a letter addressed to a deceased employee, Newman Musgrave, and postmarked Baskerville, Canada. When it is opened it is found to contain two blank sheets of paper. He takes it to Holmes who deduces that its sender intended all along that he should receive it. He sets to interpret the envelope's meaning, and finds himself heading back to Hurlstone Manor, with Watson. The Manor is now owned by Musgrave's cousin. There he uncovers further treasures, and reconstructs the true facts of Brunton's death and Rachel Howells' disappearance.

Miss Drew

"The Crime" (1931)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Detective: Hubert
Other Characters: Narrator; Hubert's Wife
Locations: Hubert's Study
Story: Having amassed dressing-gown, violin, cocaine, and a half-witted assistant, Hubert now feels ready to become an amateur detective. He announces that his method will be to find clues first, then deduce the crime. His first case begins with a Japanese knife missing from his study and an open window and ends with a telephone call from his wife.

Séamus Duffy

"The Adventure of the Coptic Patriarch" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; (Professor (Ignatius) Coram; Stanley Hopkins; Billy; Vittoria the Circus Dancer; Vigor; Tobias Gregson)
Historical Figures: (Pope Kyrillos V / Cyril V)
Other Characters: Serpentine Skaters; Newsboy; Sergeant Canterville; Mr Merryweather; Inspector Horburgh; Professor Cedric Norbert "Nobby" Beasley; Mrs McGill; Patrick Bartram; Dino Eusebi; Horburgh's Constables; Luigi Eusebi; (Mr McGill; Mr Selborne; Joshua Bennett; Captain Tierney; Circus People; Conrad the Clown; Tibor the Clown; Kaspar the Lion-tamer)
Date: Early Spring, 1889
Locations: Hyde Park; 221B, Baker Street; Buckinghamshire; Bourne End; Bourne End Station; Lime Kiln Lane; Falconer's Field; The Old Swan Uppers
After reading in the papers that a Coptic scroll retrieved by Holmes the previous year has been declared a forgery, Holmes and Watson are called upon by Lestrade. He tells them that the genuines scroll, along with Father Philxenous, the Coptic Patriarch who was examining it, has disappeared from the Buckinghamshire home of Professor Beasley. The three travel to Beasley's home town, Bourne End, where a visiting circus has set up its tents. After examining Beasley's house, Holmes visits the circus, where he learns that Vittoria the Dancer has eloped with Vigor the Strongman, an acrobat has sprained his ankle and two dogs are sick.

F.P. Dunne

"Sherlock Holmes" (1902)
Included in:
Observations by Mr Dooley (F.P. Dunne); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Homage / Parody
Other Characters: Mr. Dooley; Mr. Hennessy; Dorsey; Dugan; Muggins
Story: When Hennessy tells Mr. Dooley about Dorsey's accusation that Dugan has stolen his dog, Mr. Dooley begins extolling the virtues of Sherlock Holmes, and proceeds to give a demonstration of the way Holmes's techniques can be used to discover the true thief. He finally reaches the conclusion that such matters are better left to the police, and goes on to tell of his friend Muggins, the bank robber, whom Holmes would never have been able to catch.

David Dvorkin

Time for Sherlock Holmes (1983)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Professor Moriarty
Fictional Characters: The Time Machine; (The Time Traveller)
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Spencer Perceval; John Bellingham; (H.G. Wells)
Other Characters: Letitia Chalmers; Wilford; Downing Street Policemen; Concorde II Passengers; Hitman; Taxi Driver; Sivestre's Men; Mr. Silvestre; Moriarty's Men; Newsman; Harry Brown; Motel Visitors; Lily Cantrell; Hotel Clerk; Car Rental Receptionist; Moriarty's Workmen; Guard; President's Guardian Clones; Airport Crowd; Reporters; Dignitaries; Politicians; President Wolff; Xian Phitsanulok; Assassins; Crowd; Police; BBC Announcer; Stadium Crowd; Men in Wood; Junior Rex; Johnny Wu; Interpreter; Woman assassin; Farm's New Owner; Sir John Morgenthaler; Exeter Passengers; Exeter Crew; Workmen; Immigration Clerk; Martian Citizens; Hrachia Dashnakian; Water Engineers; Government Receptionist; Sherrinford's Secretary; kambayashi; Meesian; Philo Tremusson; Young Technician; Thomas Cantrell; Martian Armies; Meesian IV; Moriarty's Students
Date: 1925; 1991-1992; 2001; 2014; 2018-2019; 2034; 2042; 2067; 2071; January, 1885-Summer, 1886; 2148; 1868; 11th May, 1812; 25th June, 2170
Locations: Sussex; Hewisham Station; Holmes's Wagon; Holmes's Farmhouse; Windlesham; Metropolitan Police Headquarters; A Taxi; 10, Downing Street; Concorde II; New York; A Taxi; Holmes's Hotel; Another Taxi; A Warehouse Near the Harbour; Silvestre's Jaguar; A Town in Northern New York State; A Gas Station; A Park; A Zoo; Silvestre's Contact's House; Detroit; Grosse Pointe; Ottoworld Motel; A Car; A Men's Clothing Shop; Chicago; A Car; Lily's Flat; Holmes's Hotel; A Plane; Kansas City; Car Rental Agency; A Car; Green Hills; Moriarty's Headquarters; Salt Lake City; Moriarty's Factory; A Car; Salt Lake City Airport; Laos; Vientiane; The Libration Satellite; A Flyer; Stadium; A Wood; A Spaceship; Venice, CA; Watson's Home; The Landing Dock; The Exeter; Immigration office; The New Hope; Mars; Spaceport Terminal; Mariner Valley; New Way City; Hopetown; A Cabin Outside Newmanton; Government Building; Claritas Fossae; Hewisham (Mars); Olympus Mons; Research Station; Martian Plain; San Francisco; Moriarty's Rooms; The House of Commons; Meesian IV's office; Europa
Story: Watson visits Holmes in Sussex to find that he has discovered a way to reverse the aging process and extend the lifespan. He has already shared it with Mrs. Hudson and Mycroft, but refuses to release the secret to the rest of humanity.

In 1991, Holmes reads of the assassination of the Prime Minister, who has been found dead in her locked office. He travels to London to investigate, having spotted something in a newspaper photo. Mycroft is in charge of the Prime Minister's security services. In the Prime Minister's office, Holmes draws Watson's attention to an old book full of complex scientific formulae, then insists that they fly immediately to New York. He tells Watson that the mystery involves the Time Machine that he had been told of by his friend H.G. Wells, which is now in the hands of Moriarty who plans to assassinate the President.

They trail Moriarty to northern New York State, and Detroit, where a piece of paper found on the body of one of his minions directs them to seek out Lily Cantrell, a name from Watson's past, in Chicago. She has been blackmailed into joining Moriarty's organisation. Holmes and Watson offer her assistance, but when Watson accompanies her to Kansas City she leads him into a trap. As a captive of Moriarty he is transported to Salt Lake City, where Moriarty reveals his plan to kill the President , start a nuclear conflagration, and ultimately take over the entire planet. Holmes has infiltrated Moriarty's plant and sabotaged his device. He rescues Watson and Lily, and the bomb destroys Moriarty's factory as he is setting the Time Machine in motion.

At the beginning of the new century Holmes and Watson (now married to Lily) are watching a video of the assassination of a great South-East Asian leader. They see an image of Moriarty appear in the video. Holmes realises that the time between the Utah explosion and this appearance, is equal to the time between the assassination of Anwar Sadat and the Utah explosion. Holmes believes Moriarty is penduluming back and forth through time, influencing political assassinations. While holidaying on the Libration Satellite, another assassination occurs, and Watson encounters Moriarty. Watson decides to become a doctor on the satellite, while Holmes works out when Moriarty's reappearances will occur. A few years later Holmes arrives on the satellite disguised as a space sailor on a ship on which the entire crew and all the passengers have been killed by Moriarty's men. He tells Watson that he is moving on to Mars, and urges him to move there with Lily.

Their arrival on Mars, arranged by Siger Sherrinford, coincides with another assassination. Watson eventually discovers that the government on Mars is being run by a slimmed down Mycroft, assisted by Holmes. They are, however, unable to prevent a further assassination, during the course of which Moriarty captures Lily, the time shift depositing her in 19th Century San Francisco, where an extraordinary encounter occurs. Holmes finally puts his master plan, in development for many years, into operation to bring an end to Moriarty's campaign, but not before Moriarty is able to visit his own past.

C.H. Dye

"The Tale of the Forty Thieves" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Tobias Gregson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Page; (Netherland-Sumatra Company; (Stephen) Grice-Paterson; Inspector Lestrade; Stanley Hopkins)
Historical Figures: Professor Robert Bentley
Other Characters: Cabbies; Strand Pedestrians; Simpson's Waiter; Nettie Hannigan; Lucy; (Hammond; Constable Madison; Constable Gambit; Jack Porter; Porter's Companions; The Forty Thieves; Slavic Princess; Martin Hoffmanstall; Rotherhithe Spice Importer)
Date: May, 1887
Locations: Euston Station; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Piccadilly; Linnean Society; Post Office; Southwark; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; The Strand
Story: Returning to London from the Island of Uffa, Holmes and Watson are met by Gregson at the station.
He is on the case of a stolen Cartier bracelet: a case in which the Foreign Office has an interest. Hopkins has recovered a piece of burned paper from a pickpocket which bears a reference to the Paradol Chamber. Their researches lead them to a gang of women thieves from the Elephant & Castle