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Lawrence Daniel Fogg

"Shady Sinners of the Styx" (1906)
Included in:
The Asbestos Society of Sinners (Lawrence Daniel Fogg); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel) and published independently in pamphlet form
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: (Lucifer)
Historical Figures: Diogenes; John Paul Jones; (David Belasco; Marie Corelli; John Kendrick Bangs; George IV; George Washington)
Other Characters: Narrator; Spirits
Locations: The Region of Outer Darkness; Hades
Story: The narrator arrives in Hades, where he is rescued from a group of angry spectres to whom he has declined to give news of the upper world, by Holmes, who has just returned from a visit to Earth, where he had been sent by Satan to help acquire the three souls he most wants. He tells the narrator Satan's reasons for wanting each of the three authors concerned, and brings him up to date on other goings-on in Hades.

Arthur H. Folwell

"The Adventure of the Gusty Night" (1904)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; (Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Watson)
Other Characters: (Mrs Watson's Half-Sister; Pitt the Fruiterer; Chief Inspector)
Date: April, shortly after Watson's marriage
Locations: Watson's Office
Story: Lestrade calls at Watson's office
to protest against Watson's portrayal of him in his writings, and ask for reparation.

Morris D. Forkosch

"The Case of the Curious Kerchief" (1970)
Included in:
Baker Street Journal, December 1970
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Cabbie; Police Officers; Young Woman; Police Sergeant; (Woman's Gang; Lestrade's Daughter; Lestrade's Secretary)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; The Strand; 85, The Strand
Story: Demanding "Quick, Watson, the needle!", Holmes begins sewing his kerchief. He tells Watson that within the stitching lies the solution to a complex code within a code. They travel to the Strand where they meet Lestrade, and where Holmes accuses a young woman of selling artificial fish and chips. Although the gang is captured, Holmes discovers that the clue should not have led him there.

G.F. Forrest

"The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace" (1905)
Included in:
Imitations of Immortality (E.O. Parrott); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
; "Watson!" and Other Unauthorized Sherlock Holmes Pastiches, Parodies, and Sequels (Wildside Press)
Story Type:
Detectives: Warlock Bones & Goswell
Bones's rooms
Story: Goswell visits Bones, who deduces that he presses his trousers under the bed. He then goes on to deduce that a man will shortly arrive to consult him over the theft of a diamond necklace, and that he already knows who the thief is.


Nev Fountain

"The Doll Who Talked to the Dead" (2015)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Conan Doyle
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Jean Leckie; (Harry Houdini; Dr Joseph Bell; W.T. Stead; Bess Houdini; Louisa Doyle; Kingsley Doyle; Cecelia Weiss)
Other Characters: Doyle's Maid; Frank; Milo DeVere; Molly Hopkins; Irish Police Officer; Police Guard; Policemen; (Nancy DeVere)
Date: July - October, 1926
Sussex; Crowborough; USA; Utah; DeVere's House; Railway Station; A Train
Four months after reading of the death of Houdini, Doyle travels to Utah to the home of Milo DeVere, where he encounters Holmes and Watson. They are all there because of a doll built by Houdini, Holmes to reclaim it for Houdini's family, Doyle because he believes it will help him advance the spiritualist cause. Depending on what one believes, the doll is either a trick built to disprove the claims of spiritualism, or truly has the power to communicate with spirits.

NOTE: in this story, Dr Bell is the fictional detective created by Conan Doyle.

Christopher Fowler

"The Adventure of the Devil's Footprints" (2011)
Included in:
Gaslight Arcanum (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Lucy Woodham; General Sir Henry Woodham; Jacob; Nurse; Charles Charlton; Barley Mow Customers; Elias Peason; Reverend Horniman; Servant; (Ostler; Gravedigger)
Date: Possibly Late February, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Devon; Belstowe Down; Belstowe Grange; The Barley Mow; Church
Story: Holmes and Watson are called on by Lucy Woodham from the isolated Devon village of Belstowe Down.
They travel to Devon to investigate the death of Woodham's head groom, his throat cut in the middle of the lawn during a thunderstorm, and the appearance of devilish footprints, having learned of the local superstition that Lucifer sends his legions to the village to punish wrongdoers there. The stable boy who was with him is in a state of shock, talking only about "Phantoms of the Dead".

"The Lady Downstairs" (2005)
Included in:
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical adventure of, and narrated by, Mrs Hudson
Canonical Characters: Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Maid (Elsie)
Other Characters: Lady Cecily Templeford; Cab Driver; Paper Boy; (The Honourable Archibald Templeford; Rose Nichols; Godwin Templeford; Mrs Drake; Coalman; Viscount Templeford; Arthur Pilkington)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Holmes is visited by Lady Templeford, whose son has recently married a singer from Deptford and whose grandson, born shortly after the marriage, has been abducted. Holmes finds the child and believes he has solved the mystery, but Mrs Hudson's own observations point to a different solution.

George MacDonald Fraser

"Flashman and the Tiger" (1999)
Included in:
Flashman and the Tiger (George MacDonald Fraser)
Story Type:
Canonical Revisioning
Canonical Characters: Colonel Moran; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; (Ronald Adair)
Fictional Characters: Harry Flashman
Historical Figures: Colonel Henry Pulleine; Colonel Durnford; Lord Chelmsford; Lieutenant John Chard; Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead; Oscar Wilde; Aubrey Beardsley (Mr Beasley); Edward VII; William Ewart Gladstone
Other Characters: Rider; Colour-Sergeant; Durnford's Men; Zulus; Natal Kaffirs; Wagon Driver; Artilleryman; Gun Team; 24th Regiment; Gun Carriage Driver; Sergeant Gunner; Rider; Moran's Sergeant; Native Women; Moran's Driver; Moran's Men; Rorke's Drift Soldier; Elspeth Flashman; Selina Flashman; Mr Bruce; Mr Gaston; Shadwell; Lestrade's Men; Hay Hill Policeman
Date: 1879 / 1894
Locations: Isandlwana; A Kraal; Rorke's Drift; London; St James's Theatre; Berkeley Square; Flashman Residence; United Service Club; The Reform Club; Moran's Rooms; St James's; Oxford Street; Camden House; Hay Hill
Story: After fleeing Isandlwana in the midst of the Zulu attack, Flashman joins Moran and his men as they too come under attack. They manage to escape, thanks to Moran's shooting prowess, and end up at Rorke's Drift.

Fifteen years later Flashman encounters Moran again in the bar of the St James's Theatre. Flashman is with his grand-daughter, Selina; Moran is with Oscar Wilde. Moran walks away from him, and he is later cut dead by the Prince of Wales, and commiserates with Gladstone in a lavatory.

Some time later Selina tells Flashman that her fiancé is facing a scandal, having got into debt gambling with Moran and having procured regimental funds to pay the debt off. Moran is demanding Selina as his price for silence. Flashman resolves to pay off the financial debts and try to buy off Moran. He fails to do so and Moran reveals his personal grievance against Flashman. Flashman decides he will have to kill Moran.

In disguise he follows Moran to an empty house in Baker Street, where he is interrupted in his murder attempt and where a number of deductions are made about him. Returning home, he makes an unexpected discovery about his grand-daughter.

F.W. Freeman

"The Adventures of Shylock Oames: The Sign of Gore" (1892)
Included in: My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detectives: Shylock Oames & Wilkins
Other Characters: Mr Jones; Young Lady; (Jones's Downstairs Neighbour)
Locations: Quaker Street
Story: Mr Jones arrives at Quaker Street to consult Shylock Oames after his moustache is stolen while he is asleep, and his nose cut. When the moustache reappears at Quaker Street the solution becomes clear.

Paul A. Freeman

"The Simple Procedure" (2015)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Inspector Lestrade)
Historical Figures: Jack the Ripper; (Mary Kelly)
Other Characters: (Strangling Sam; Murdered Women; Dr Shauffen)
Date: Late Autumn, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Watson wakes up to find Holmes examining his medical instruments, and reading accounts of a series of murders that occurred in Kabul while Watson was stationed in Afghanistan.
Lestrade has consulted Holmes over the Ripper killings, and after examining Mary Kelly's corpse, Holmes believes the two sets of murders are linked. His reading of the Medical Journal points him towards a solution.

Brian Freemantle

The Holmes Inheritance (2004)
Story Type:
Pastiche / Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Historical Figures: Winston Churchill; Viscount Haldane; David Lloyd George; Sir Rufus Isaacs; Sir Edward Grey; Reginald McKenna; Colonel Jack Seely; Herbert H. Asquith; Admiral Reginald Hill
(Sir Alfred Booth; Rasputin; Walter Schwieger; Captain William Turner; Admiral Fisher; Vice-Admiral Henry Oliver; Lieutenantt Commander Joseph Kenworthy; Lord Mersey)
Other Characters: Bavarian Assassin; The Prussian; Sebastian Holmes; Club Doorman; Urchins; Lusitania Loadmaster; Reception Cadet; Denning; Slavic Men; Captain Geoffrey Dow; Ship's Officers; First-Officer Hughes; Walter Ansberger; Passengers; Stewards; Grand Duke Alexei Orlov; Princess Irina Orlov; Princess Anna Boinburg-Langesfeld; John Morganstein; Rebecca Morganstein; James Paterson; Henrietta Paterson; Julius Norton Hemditch; Johnson; Penn Station Guards; Cowling; Oscar Lepecheron; Mill Workers; Managers; Supervisors; Laura Hemditch; Canon Street Soldiers; Wykeham Armes Crowd; Nathan; Colin Nutbeam; Betty; Doreen; Lepecheron's Receptionist; Hemditch's Butler; Cunard Officer; Captain Pettit; Refuge Residents; Refuge Staff; New York Times Librarian; Smithlane's Coachman; Louise Smithlane; Henry Blackmore; Jennie; Senator Jack Carson; David Anderson; Jo Marie Anderson; Carson's Intern; Capitol Escort; Edna Connolly; Diogenes Steward; German Embassy Servants; Embassy Major-domo; Photographers; Embassy Guests; Count Johann Von Bernstorff; Captain Otto Papen; Heinrich Von Strogel; Alfred Scheele; Embassy Waiters; Ludwig Rottman; William Hartley; Hans Vogel; Gerda Vogel; Vera; Secretary of Defence; Embassy Trade Staff; Junior Cultural Attaché; Amelia Becker; Undersecretary of Trade; Treasury Senior Permanent Advisor; Congressmen; Special Branch Officers; German Embassy Lawyers; Union Station Railway Inspector; Blackmore's Bar Steward; Trolley Porter; Army & Navy Desk Porter; Army & Navy Steward; Sebastian's Attackers; Policemen; Willard Housekeeper; Hotel Barber; Willard Concierge; Gun Salesman; Desk Sergeant; Coachman; John; Becker's Waiter; Countess Eva Von Bernstorff; Plantation Owner; Becker's Guests; Bernstorff's Bodyguards; Becker's Gunbearer; Chief Gamekeeper; Under-keepers; Beaters; Bernstorff's Loader; Werner; Cunard Porter; Hartley's Coachman; Germans; Freedom Crew; Office Workers; Dock Policeman; Stevedores; 14th Precinct Sergeant; Policemen; Captain James O'Hanlon; Detectives; Prisoner; Michael Patton; Hank Bellamy; Mortuary Attendant; Army & Navy Club Secretary; Café Customers; Colonel Peter Lumsden; Otto Meyer / Rudolph Weiss; Hotel Messenger; Lepecheron's Securities Manager; Syndicate Members; Wilbur Storey; Press Photographers; Becker's Waiter; Becker's Guests
(Matilde Huber; Allan G. Grant; Peter Pullinger; Burt Williams; Luella Grant; Mrs Pullinger; Dimitri Poliakov; Carson's Housekeeper)
Date: 1913
Locations: Holmes's Sussex Villa; Mycroft's Silver Ghost;
London; The Diogenes Club; The Strand; Churchill's Club; Admiralty Arch; Churchill's Office; The Ritz Hotel; A Train; Liverpool; Lime Street Station; Hyde Park; 221B, Baker Street; The Cabinet Room; Scotland Yard; Carlton Club; The Admiralty
Winchester; St Peter's Street; Hotel; Cathedral Close; Kingsgate; Canon Street; The Wykeham Arms
The Lusitania
United States of America; New York; Fifth Avenue; The Hemditch Residence; Penn Station; Hemditch's Private Railcar; Pittsburgh; A Steel Mill; Cunard Offices; The Mauretania; The Battery; Laura's Immigrant Refuge; Fulton Street; Restaurant; Wall Street; Lepecheron's Bank; New York Times Library; Broadway; Café; Times Square; Long Island; Port Jefferson; Smithlane's Residence; Washington D.C.; Willard Hotel; The Capitol Building; Washington Post Offices; Massachusetts Avenue; German Embassy; Union Station; Lafayette Square; 15th Street; Georgetown; 34, Prospect Street; H Street; Washington Army & Navy Club; Gunstore; Precinct House; Virginia; Amelia Becker's Estate; Plaza Hotel, NY; 5th Avenue; Warehouse; Pier Thirty; 14th Precinct House; 6th Precinct House, New York Army & Navy Club; Central Park; Café; The Frances Tavern; The Hamptons; Southampton; Becker's Mansion
(Switzerland; Reichenbach Falls; Meiringen; Hospital; Holmes's Rooms)
Story: Sebastian visits his father, Sherlock Holmes, in Sussex, having been summoned from University in Heidelberg by his uncle Mycroft. Mycroft sends Sebastian to America to investigate a cabal that has financial interests in the possibility of a European war. Before he leaves, Sebastian learns about his mother, and receives a final briefing from Churchill. He sails aboard the Lusitania and finds himself romantically entangled with a princess. Back in England Holmes is being followed.

Within hours of meeting his contact in New York, Sebastian is whisked off to Pittsburgh, making inroads into the American financial community en route. Holmes, not trusting Churchill, sets out to learn the Winchester schoolboy slang by which Sebastian and Mycroft are communicating. Churchill becomes impatient for information. Sebastian attends a Long Island houseparty and moves a Senator to re-open enquiries into German-funded associations in the United States, an inquiry to which two deaths are already linked. Watson becomes increasingly concerned over Holmes's cocaine usage. Sebastian's intelligence directs Holmes's attention towards Russia and Rasputin. Sebastian attends the Kaiser's birthday celebration at the German Embassy in Washington where he re-encounters the princess. After a meeting involving a mysterious shipment to Germany Sebastian is attacked in the street.

The Senator is found dead and Sebastian invests in new weapons of his own, while underwriting the shipment of arms to Germany - a shipment which is destroyed before even leaving the harbour, an event which drives him to make contact with his father's New York police friend O'Hanlon, and infiltrate himself further into the smuggling syndicate, putting his own life further at risk.

NOTE: The Captain of the Lusitania is named Geoffrey Dow. The actual Captain of the ship from 1913 to 1915 was Daniel Dow.

The Holmes Factor (2005)
Story Type:
Pastiche / Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Inspecor Lestrade)
Historical Figures: Winston Churchill; Josef Stalin; Alexander Kerensky; Princess Irina Yusupov; Prince Felix Yusupov; Rasputin; Lord Stamfordham (Arthur Bigge); Vladimir Ilich Lenin; George V; Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaievna Romanov; Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich; Grand Duchess Olga Nicolaievna; Herbert H. Asquith; Sir Edward Grey; (The Earl of Chesterfield; Lord Carnarvon)
Other Characters: Sebastian Holmes; Club Custodian; Train Steward; Three-year-old Girl; Begging Children; St Petersburg Porters; Backstreet Denizens; Grand Hotel Doorman; Coachman; Orlov's Gateman; Embassy Custodian; Okhrana Men; Captain Lionel Black; Black's Driver; Grand Hotel Concierge; Embassy Clerk; Pravda Staff; Embassy Guests; Sir Nigel Pearlman; Lady Pearlman; Lieutenant Roger Jefferson; John Berringer; Ludmilla Berringer; Princess Olga Orlov; Olga's Companions; Hans Vogel; Churchill's Office Staff; Olga's Guards; Maids; Grand Duke Alexei Orlov; Orlov's Footman; Orlov's Butler; Train Waiters; Detective Chief Superintendent Hugo Kuranda; Mary Black; Restaurant Attendants; Theatre Attendants; Opera Audience; Lenin's Audience; Otto von Hagel; Southampton Police; Osborne Footman; Lenin's Associates; Yusupov's Servants; Yusupov's Guests; Grand Duchess Olga's Chaperone; Telegraphist; Fritz Langer; Konrad Blum; Viktor Andreevich Krazin; Embassy Staff; Peter Johnson; Henry Smallwood; Embassy Secretary; Mycroft's Secretary; Olga's Butler; Nurses; Doctor: Orlov's Train Staff
Date: 1913
Locations: Reichenbach Falls; Pall Mall; Churchill's Club; 221B, Baker Street; British Library; Churchill's Admiralty Arch Office; Diogenes Club; The St Petersburg Express; Russia; St Petersburg; The Grand Hotel; Orlov's Palace; British Embassy; Prison; Pravda Offices; Green Park; Holmes's Sussex House; Tsarskoye Selo; The Duma; Calais; French Train; Geneva; Beau Rivage Hotel; Quai du Mont Blanc; Police Headquarters; Restaurant on the Neva Canal; Mariinsky Theatre; Southampton; A Ferry; The Isle of Wight; Cowes; Osborne House; Rue Massat, Geneva; Rue du Mont-Blanc; Café; Cornavin Railway Station; The Bern Express; Bern; The Yusupov Palace; Buckingham Palace; 10, Downing Street; The Flight of Fancy; The Travellers Club; House of Commons; Orlov's Train; France; Paris
Story: After visiting Reichenbach with his father, Sebastian is summoned back to London by Mycroft. Churchill sends Sebastian to Russia, undercover, to assess the current strength of the royal family, and investigate the extent of German presence in the country. On his arrival in Russia it is the poverty that first strikes him. He is arrested after attempting to visit the Tsar's Palace. On his release, Sebastian seeks out Stalin at the Pravda offices, evading pursuers, suffering a gang attack and surviving an explosion in the process. At an embassy party he receives an entrée into St Petersburg society, and encounters an old friend and an old adversary.

In London, both Watson and Mycroft are ostracised by Holmes after expressing concern over his drug dependence. Sebastian finds himself serving the Okhrana and visiting the Tsar's Palace where he learns more about Rasputin, and at the Duma he learns of a spy at the British embassy. Holmes turns his attention to Lenin, and travels to Geneva with Watson to learn more about him. Sebastian finally sees Rasputin at the theatre with the Yusupovs. Holmes and Watson see one of Sebastian's old adversaries at one of Lenin's meetings. Mycroft dines at Osborne House. Sebastian has a further encounter with Rasputin, and the Tsar's daughter, at a party given by the Yusupovs. With Orlov he makes plans to get the Tsar's family out of Russia in the event of an uprising. He also has another affair with a Princess, uncovers the Embassy spy, and falls victim to a bomb attack before leaving Russia.

Jim French

"The Inspector of Graves" (2006)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Radio Script
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; (Mrs Watson; Mary Morstan; Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Cabbie; Barbara Woolsey Holcamp; Lucy Packer; Mrs Ellis; Workmen; (Dr Frank Ellis / Francine Ellis; Toby Luster; Gravediggers; Police Constable; Mr Ellis)
Date: 1st March, 1903
Locations: Watson's House; Lambeth; Kennington; Bethune Road; 19, Bethune Road; Loburn Abbey Cemetery; Empire Park; 5, Cambridge Lane; 221B, Baker Street
When Barbara Holcamp has the body of physician Frank Ellis exhumed, she finds a woman buried in his place.
Holmes visits Ellis's mother, and digs up the grave a second time to learn the truth.

John L. French

"Murder at the Diogenes Club" (2012)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi)
Story Type: Third Person Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes
Other Characters: Diogenes Club Servant; (Victims; Murderer; Kitchen Staff)
Locations: Diogenes Club; Pall Mall; 221B, Baker Street
Holmes examines the blood-spattered bedroom at the Diogenes Club in which three men have been murdered. When Mycroft arrives, the truth is revealed. Watson's examination of the bodies reveals further aspects of the case.

Wendy C. Fries

"A Study in Abstruse Detail" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890-1895 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Vamberry; (Tobias Gregson; Smith-Mortimer (Mariam Penelope Mortimer); (Mr) Vigor; Conk-Singleton (Mr Singleton); Venomous Lizard; Tobias Gregson)
Historical Figures: (Infanta Eulalia of Spain; Infanta's Son)
Other Characters: Scotland Yard Constable; Constable Hynes; Vamberry's Son; (Lord; Soho Herpetologist; Dr Lealand Bentham; Stephen Smith Larkyns / Stephan Plum; Constable Margola; Greengrocer; Duchess; Holland Park Veterinarian; 2nd Earl of Westfriars; Vamberry's Brother)
Date: January, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard; Aboard the Ayng
Watson is struggling to write up his notes on the Smith-Mortimer succession case. After suggesting other cases he could document instead, Holmes helps him craft his account of the withdrawal from society and death of socialite Mariam Mortimer, and the search for her heir. They go on to record the case of Vamberry, the Spanish Infanta's wine merchant, who stole her pleasure craft and gold and fled to England.

Esther M. Friesner

Druid's Blood (1988)
Story Type:
Fantasy Pastiche
Detectives: Sherbourne Rath / Brihtric Donne & Dr. John H. Weston
Canonical Characters: Lord Backwater; The Red Leech; The Giant Rat of Sumatra; The Baker Street Irregulars
Characters Based On Canonical Characters: Mrs. Hendrik = Mrs. Hudson; Cuchulain Jones = Wiggins; Byron = Ricoletti; Lady Byron = Ricoletti's Abominable Wife; Vittoria Pitti = Vittoria The Circus Belle; Joseph Isaacs = Old Abrahams; Hamid, the Baker Street Assassin = Huret, the Boulevard Assassin; Lucius Hope = Crosby the Banker; Morganwg = Moriarty; Vendee The Wine Merchant = Vamberry The Wine Merchant (Lestrasse = Lestrade; Stratford = Stamford)
Fictional Characters: Renfield; The Time Machine
Folkloric Characters: Bran; King Arthur; Mordred; Afrit; Demons; Dragon; Dwarf; Kali; Djinni
Historical Figures: Sarah Bernhardt; Queen Victoria; Lord Byron; The Duke of Wellington; Lady Byron; George IV; Elizabeth I; Lord Kitchener; Charles II; Jack The Ripper; Ada Augusta, Lady Lovelace; Edward V; Richard, Duke of York; H.G. Wells; Oscar Wilde; Lord Alfred Douglas; Viscount Melbourne; Caradoc (Sir Henry Bessemer)
Characters Based On Historical Figures: Arthur Elric Boyle = Arthur Conan Doyle; Charolis Dickens = Charles Dickens
Other Characters: Maestro Bertoldi; Audience; Indonesian Slave; Mildred; Daisy; Beltaine Crowds; Byron's Challenger; Priestess; Acolyte; Kevin; Friedrich; Kwei-Fei; Nadja; Musette; Jeanne; Druids; Disciple; Royal Guards; Buckingham Palace Porter; Lionors; Morgan; Maid-in-Waiting; Adams; Sarah Giles; Romans; Archdruid; Ancient Druids; British Chiefs; Llyr; Post office Clerk; Post office Customers; Meg; Baker Street Idlers; Master Caradoc; Baker Street Neighbours; A Lady; Acolyte of the Law; Buckingham Palace Guardsmen; New Palce Servants; New Palace Porter; Mag Mell Gate Guardian; Park Idler; Billingsgate Crowds; Tam; Old Jim; Bank Girls; Street Urchin; Acolytes of the Law; Head Acolyte; Teashop Proprietress; Dierdre; Cumhail; Prison Sergeant; Tower Guard; Iolo; Boyle's Housekeeper; Charioteer; Servant Girl; Harry; Widow; Madame Marushka; Strong-armed Novices; Wellington's Novice; Merriwell; Tarts; Café Royal Clientéle; Tommy; Waiter; Wilde's Companions; Andy; Jimbo; Bouncers; Captain Berkeley; Berkeley's Landlady; Govannon; Vendee's Clerk; Vendee's Apprentices; Bob; Moll Scryer; Gorboduc; Guards; Porter; The Beacon Keeper; Brendan; Weston's Teacher; The Golden Brotherhood; Baskerville's Grooms; Yeomen; Priestesses; The Four Queens
Locations: Peoria Theatre; A Train; Nieuw Amsterdam; Shipping office; Motorcab; A Ship on the Atlantic; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Trafalgar Square; Buckingham Palace; An Underground Cavern; The Embankment; Friedrich's Brothel; A Courtyard; A Public House; Baker Street Post office; Baker Street Bazaar; Bun Shop; Mag Mell Park; Billingsgate Market; Threadneedle Street; The Scryers' Guildhall; Hope's Bank; A Hand of Justice Station; A Teashop; Paddington Street; A Café; Seven Dials; Soho; Renfield's Restaurant; Marushka's House; Lovelace's House; The Strand; Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe; The Café Royal; 25, Little Queen Street; A Pub; Wells's House; Vendee's Shop; Bessemer's Rooms; Stonehenge; Salisbury Plain; A Devon Beach; Baskerville Hall; The Mound of the Baskervilles; Annwn; London Bridge; the Axe & Singer Public House
Story: British actor Sherbourne Rath leaves America to become Brihtric Donne, the detective character created by John H. Weston MD. On Beltaine Night, Weston finds himself chosen as the Queen's consort in place of Byron. Wellington claims that it is against the Rules Britannia, but when Victoria searches for the rulesshe discovers that they have disappeared. Kitchener reveals that the disappearance is part of a plot to force her to marry him.

Weston awakens on the Embankment with no memory of the events. Donne is visited by Vittoria the circus dancer, who wants him to retrieve a missing box containing an emerald necklace. He deduces that she is the Queen. He and Weston disguise themselves as druids and visit the Queen, but are interrupted by Kitchener, Wellington and Lady Byron. Isaacs, a Jewish scholar, also working for the Queen, dies horribly, and Donne finds a heavy black feather on the body. Weston is taken out of the palace by Byron and Sarah, the kitchen maid who is to be their eyes and ears in the royal household.

When they return to Baker Street, Charles II is waiting for them, and shows them the history of the Rules. Byron warns Weston that he is being watched by Lady Byron. Donne and Weston are attacked in Baker Street by Hamid, the assassin, using a steel dagger and a gun, both items banned in Britain because of the effect of iron against druid magic. Master Caradoc tells Donne that the feather is from an Afrit. After warning the Queen, Weston is attacked again by the assassin, but is able to overcome him. He and Donne travel to Hope's bank to contact King Charles through his banker, but find the bank staff dead and a giant red leech in the building. When they leave, they hear that the Hand of Justice station has been blown up. Donne deduces that a dragon, long extinct in England, was responsible. When they return to Baker Street they find Caradoc murdered, and Donne is arrested for treason.

Months later, with Donne still locked in the Tower of London, Weston reads of the sinking of the British barque Maura Oisin. He receives a letter from Sarah but finds her murdered by Jack the Ripper, clutching a violet glove identical to one found in Hope's office. He is arrested as the Ripper and, in prison, is visited by the ghost of Dierdre who reminds him of the curse on him - that if he uses his magical powers someone close to him will die. He is finally released from prison by Boyle, an admirer of his stories.

He attends a séance with Boyle, which is disrupted by a demonic woman and a poisonous lizard. At the séance, he meets Lady Lovelace, and with her help, and that of the Little Princes in the Tower, Donne is freed. Weston traces the gloves to Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, but is captured by Kitchener, who sends Morganwg to deal with Donne, who has used Wells's Time Machine to travel back to Bessemer's time, from where he believes the steel is entering the present. Weston joins him, but they discover that Bessemer has been killed by Morganwg. Weston is shown a vision of Victoria held captive by Kitchener and Kali.

After being returned to their own time they travel to Baskerville Hall with the Queen and Charles II, where they are taken by Sir Hugo into an ancient British barrow - the mound of the Baskervilles - from where they travel to Stonehenge to battle Kitchener and his Eastern allies. Dierdre's curse leads to Donne's death, and the dead Kings and Queens of Britain join the battle. Weston and Victoria travel to the shadow land of Annwn to find Donne's spirit.

Mark Frost

The List of 7 (1993)
Story Type:
Sherlockian Hero: Jack Sparks
Folkloric Characters: Spirits; Demons; Mummies
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Helena Blavatsky; Dion Fortune; Bram Stoker; Albert Victor Edward, Duke of Clarence; Sir Henry Ponsonby; Queen Victoria; Tom Hawkins; Louise Hawkins Doyle; Mary Louise Doyle; Adolf Hitler; Alois Hitler; Klara Hitler
Other Characters: Mrs Petrovitch; Tim; Lady Caroline Nicholson; Wrinkled Boy; Fairy Fay; George Rathborne; Emma Fulgrave; Sammy Fulgrave; Professor Arminius Vamberg; Medium; Willie Nicholson; Skull-like Creature; Hooded Murderers; Jack Sparks; Barry; Inspector Claude Leboux; Irishwoman; Indian Woman; Hay Cart Driver; Farm Labourers; King's College Clerk; Blavatsky's Audience; Blavatsky's Assistant; Professor Armond Sacker; Cambridge Inn Patrons; Innkeeper; Alexander Sparks; Larry; Peter Farley; Ruskin; Lord Charles Stewart Nicholson; Battersea Hansom Driver; Melwyn Clerk; Criterion Staff & Customers; Band; Market Crowds; Gym Patrons; Bodger Nuggins; Policemen; Mediums; Spivey Quince; Bart's Nurse; Children; Circus Performers; Nurses; Joey / Little Roger; Big Roger; Senior Nurse; Doctors Guards; Bobbies; Eileen Temple; Dennis Cullen; Rose and Thistle Guests; Sparks's Father; Ravenscar Servants; Bishop Pillphrock; Maximilian Graves; Brigadier General Marcus Macauley Drummond; Sir John Chandros; Convicts; Guards; String Quartet; Sir Nigel Gull; Altar Boy; Battersea Engineer; Railway Workers; Melwyn Hall-Boy; Leboux's Driver; Swiss Guide
(Lansdowne Dilks; Sparks's Mother; Madelaine Rose Sparks; Stableman; Schoolboys; Valet; Headmaster; Priest; Hester; Art Dealer; Tomb Guards; Whaler)
Date: December 25th, 1884 - March, 1885 / April, 1890
Locations: Doyle's London Flat; 13, Cheshire Street; Mitre Square; Barts; Corner of Commercial Street and Aldgate; Tavern; Train; Cambridge; King's College; St Mary's Church; Grange Hall; Inn; Essex; The River Colne; A Sloop on the North Sea; Sussex; Faversham; Topping Manor; A Train; Battersea; The Strand; Hotel Melwyn; Criterion Long Bar; Covent Garden; Soho; Gymnasium; Pentonville Prison; Hotel in Holborn; Quince's Mayfair Apartment; Sparks's Montague Street Flat; Russell Street; Rathborne & Sons Offices; British Museum; Whitby; Goresthorpe; The Rose and Thistle; Whitby Abbey; Ravenscar; Underground Cavern; Factory; Battersea Pub; London Bridge; Buckingham Palace; Southsea; Reichenbach Falls
Story: Doyle is led by an anonymous note to attend a séance which ends with an apparition, murder and his rescue by Professor Sacker from hooded assassins. Sacker tells him that his recent story, 'The Dark Brotherhood', has come too close to the truth and now a secret society, whose aim is to bridge the gap between this world and the world of spirits, is trying to kill him. Returning home he finds his rooms destroyed, and later a neighbour is murdered.

He travels to Cambridge to meet Blavatsky, faces a demonic pursuit, and learns that Sacker was not what he seemed, and nor is the Indian woman who seems to be following him. Rescued again by Sparks, agent of the Queen, from the Man in Black, Doyle travels with him to the home of the murdered Lady Nicholson, learning about the twin brothers, Barry and Larry, on the way. They find the house barricaded up, having apparently come under some kind of attack, the halls strewn with salt, and only the butler and Lord Nicholson alive. They flee on an underground steam engine.

In London, Sparks tells Doyle about his brother Alexander and the fate of his family. An interview with a boxer ends with Doyle in prison. After his release, he visits a medium, and in Sparks's Montague Street rooms learns more about Barry and Larry's history. A night time visit to a publisher's office finds him and Sparks trapped in an underground passage where they face an army of mummies. At Bart's he learns that Sparks is a Bedlam escapee, and a child has a vision of the Black Lord.

Following a lead, they travel to Whitby where they encounter Bram Stoker and a troupe of actors. Events there provide Stoker with literary inspiration. Doyle learns the fate of the others who attended the original séance. Doyle finds himself a prisoner of Alexander and the Seven, dining in company with the Duke of Clarence, and facing giant leeches before escaping. Returning to London, he receives a summons to Buckingham Palace and later learns of Sparks's final encounter with his brother at the Reichenbach Falls. Despite his pledge to secrecy, Doyle finds a way of immortalising Sparks in his writings.

NOTE: Doyle's deductions about Sparks's background (pp.91-93) are derived from Baring-Gould's biography of Holmes, Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street.

NOTE 2: The character Sir Nigel Gull is derived from the royal physician Sir William Withey Gull.

The 6 Messiahs (1995)
Story Type:
Sherlockian Hero: Jack Sparks
Folkloric Characters: Angel; The Golem
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Innes Doyle; Theodore Roosevelt; Harry Houdini; Thomas Edison(William Ewart Gladstone)
Other Characters: Gambler; Reverend A. Glorious Day; Railway Porter; Larry; Southampton Crowd; Roger Thornhill; Customs Clerk; Ira Pinkus; Dock Guard; Dock Hands; Elbe Officers; Purser; Passengers; Father Devine; Blond German; Lionel Stern; Rupert Selig; Kanazuchi; Immigrants; Werner; German Passengers; Mrs Saint-John; Rabbi Jacob Stern; Immigration Guards; Immigration Officials; Canton Crewmen; Engineer's Mate; Bendigo Rymer; Eileen Temple; Sophie Hills; Mr Li; Seance Participants; Elbe Steward; Walks Alone/Mary Williams; Cornelius Moncrief; Dieter Boch; ; Flophouse Trustee; Flophouse Inhabitants; Charlie; Fung Jing Toy/Little Pete; Stowaways; Elbe Mechanics; New York Dock Crowd; Marching Band; Major Rolando Pepperman; Policemen; Patrolman O'Keefe; Denver Porters; The Penultimate Players; Baker Street Irregulars; Museum Guests; Preston Peregrine Raipur; Dante Scruggs; Tattooed Man; Hobos; Slocum Haney; Railroad Bulls; Pinkerton Men; Broadway Crowds; Houston Dusters; Sheriff Tommy Butterfield; Warden Gates; Prison Guards; Phoenix Railroad Workers; Railroad Guards; Ding-Dong Dunham; Gates of Hell Residents; Patrolmen; Mouse Malloy; Buckskin Frank McQuethy; Buckskin's Posse; Phoenix Stationmaster; Frederick Schwarzkirk; Edison Guard; Train Porter; Milwaukee Reporters; Cab Drivers; Shwarzkirk's Men; Skull Canyon Hotel Staff; Rabbi Isaac Brachman; New City Guards; Rowena Jenkis; White Shirts; Tower Workers; Clarence; Children; Old Prescott Prospector; Young Prescott Man
(Yee Chin; Elbe First Lieutenant; Jacob Stern's Assistant; The Nizam of Hyderabad; Raipur's Grandfather; Bookseller; Shaman; Rina; Diego Montes; Montes' Men; Jan de Voort; Chinese Opium Seller; Arizona Republican Editor; Reporter)
Date: July, 1889 / September 19-29, 1894 -
Locations: East Texas; Southampton Station; The Elbe; The Canton; Chicago; San Francisco; Butte, Montana; Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota; The New City, Arizona Territory; Chinatown, San Francisco; Kearney Street; New York; West Side Docks; Denver; Waldorf Hotel, NY; Metropolitan Museum; Yuma; Hobo Camp; Broadway; Delancey Street; St Mark's Place; Arizona Territorial Prison; Phoenix; The Gates of Hell; The Water Tower (Chicago); Fifty-Seventh Street Calvary Baptist Church; New Jersey; Edison's Labs; The Exposition Flyer; Wickenburg; McKinney's Cantina; The Palmer House Hotel (Chicago); Schwarzkirk's Office; Skull Canyon; Temple B'nai Abraham (Chicago); Flagstaff; Prescott
Story: 1889: A preacher summons creatures from the Texas desert to kill a card cheat.

1894: Doyle sets off on a tour of America with his brother, Innes, leaving Larry in England. Crossing the Atlantic aboard the Elbe, Innes befriends a reporter and Doyle hears of a series of strange occurences that have led to a rumour that the ship is haunted, and so a séance is held. A number of other characters, all religious figures are also heading towards and across the United States. Each has heard the phrase "We are Six" in a dream. Eileen Temple is touring the States with Bendigo Rymer's touring theatrical troupe. At the séance, the medium tells Doyle that Jack Sparks is not dead, but the séance ends with a violent possession. The same evening one of the men transporting the Gerona Zohar for Rabbi Stern, one of the Six, is murdered.

The Preacher, Day, has built the New City in Arizona, where he is joined by railway enforcer Moncrief after showing him a vision of an angel. The Japanese monk, Kanazuchi faces a demon in a San Francisco flophouse, and a Tong boss. When the Elbe is disabled in mid-Atlantic, Doyle sets a trap for those responsible, suggests that the golem was responsible for Selig's death, and discovers that Sparks is among the ship's passengers, but finds him dreadfully altered. He is investigating the theft of the Vulgate Bible from the Bodleian Library. Rabbi Stern finds himself travelling in company with Eileen and the Penultimate Players who are to perform in the New City.

Doyle faces numerous enthusiastic crowds in New York, and meets Roosevelt, who shares more than Doyle would care to learn. A raid on a hobo camp by railroad bulls leaves Kanazuchi wanted for murder, and tracker McQuethy is released from prison to hunt him down. Doyle finds himself fleeing a street gang across the rooftops of New York, encounters a Maharaja searching for a stolen Hindu holy book, and meets Houdini and Edison, who screens a film for him and his friends, showing Alexander Sparks at the Parliament of International Religions.

Rabbi Stern encounters Kanazuchi aboard the train to the New City, and learns that he is looking for a stolen copy of the Kojiki. Doyle's tour takes him to Chicago, and on the way he learns how Sparks survived the fall at Reichenbach and of the intervening ten years. Walks Alone is rescued from the psychopathic Scruggs by Doyle and his friends, but Scruggs is himself rescued by their adversary. The Players arrive in the New City with Stern and Kanazuchi, followed by Buckskin, and telegraph enquiries lead Doyle and his companions to the same location, where once again the two Sparks brothers come face to face, as do Walks Alone and Scruggs, while Buckskin finds himself working with Kanazuchi on Eileen's behalf.

NOTE: The character Major Rolando Pepperman is derived from Conan Doyle's American tour manager Major J.B. Pond. The street gang, The Houston Dusters, is presumably based on The Hudson Dusters.

Gerald Frow

Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (1982)
Story Type:
Children's Third Person Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson (Mrs Cunliffe); Professor Moriarty; (Mycroft Holmes; Colonel Moran; Holmes's Vernet Grandmother)
Historical Figures: The Munshi; Queen Victoria; (Princess Beatrice; Dhuleep Singh)
Other Characters: Mrs Turnbull; Jasper Moran; Uncle Gideon; Rachel Holmes; Charity Holmes; Dr George Sowerbutts; Charlotte Whitney; Dr John Whitney; Natty Dan; Colonel (Captain) Turnbull; Anil; Ranjeet; Sergeant Silas Grimshaw; Newbugs; Militiamen; Captain Cholmondeley; Gypsy; Hector McTaggart; Bessie Bright; Postman; Albert Bates; Indian Servants; Doctor Greasley; Sailor; Alf Prendergast; Captain Cholmondeley; Soldiers
(Holmes's Parents; Colonel Hamilton)
Date: Early November, 1871 - February 8, 1872
Locations: Preston Station; Pendargh Manor House; Aunt Rachel's House; Pendargh; Sowerbutts' House; Dan's Hut; McTaggart's Shop, Great Avenham Street, Preston; Pendargh Police Station; Preston Station; Windsor Castle
Story: Holmes returns home for the school holidays to find strangers occupying the manor house belonging to his family, and has a wolfhound set on him. Bankruptcy has sent his parents abroad and he is forced to live with his Aunt Rachel. He learns about the new residents of the Manor, the Turnbulls, from the local doctors, Sowerbutts and Whitney. The travelling broadsheet salesman Natty Dan tells of his royal welcome at the Manor and how he has been invited back for dinner, and arranges to meet Holmes afterwards, but when Holmes arrives he finds him dead, apparently of tetanus, the words "Haybag Old Mo" scrawled in chalk beside him.

Searching the hut he finds animal tracks and a rose thorn. The Holmeses are invited to the Manor House, and Sowerbutts gives Sherlock a deerstalker to wear. At the Manor, Holmes meets Jasper Moran, brother of Sebastian, who tells him about Professor Moriarty. A tailor's dummy in evening dress is found in the woods. Holmes meets his aunt's cook's fiancé, Tom Hudson, and learns the significance of "Old Mo". On watch in the woods, Holmes sees Mrs Turnbull dining with five tailor's dummies, and tests a poison on himself. Holmes puts the clues together, finds a missing dog, enters the Manor through a secret passage and thwarts Moriarty's plot against the Queen.

Young Sherlock: The Adventure at Ferryman's Creek (1984)
Story Type: Children's Third Person Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes
Hitorical Characters: (Florence Nightingale; Queen Victoria; Prince Albert)
Other Characters: Dr George Sowerbutts; Moses Naull; Jonas Naull; Aunt Lucy; Rosetta; Effie Jackson / Sarah Langley / Sarah Ashley; Martin Ashley / Seth Raminily; Beelzebub the Raven; Farm Labourers; Donkeyman; Charlotte Whitney; Roddy; Septimus Wagge; Jeremiah Dunkerley; Bartelmy Clegg; Ethelburga Gutteridge; Lady Dorothea 'Dolly' Cholmondeley; William Denton; Sir Rupert Falconer; Lady Cecily Falconer; Miss Bray; Colonel 'Pongo' Cholmondeley; Servants; Chimney-Boy; Chimney Sweep; (Rachel Holmes; Holmes's Parents; Harry Westmacott; Parsonage Maid; Ticket Man; John Whitney; Vicar; Traveller; Young Woman; Farm Boy; Earl of Kesteven; Cabby; Shepherd; Ashley's Brothers; Ashley's Cousin; Edward Ashley; Shoshone Indians)
Date: November, 1872
Locations: Lancashire; Pendargh; Holmes's Aunt's House; Sowerbutts' House; Preston; Lincolnshire; Ormesby-le-Clay; Ormesby Station; Ferryman's Creek; The Ferryman's Inn; Thoresby-le-Marsh; Sandpiper Lodge; The Devil's Boulder; Marsh House; The Beach; Shepherd's Hut; Saxon Barrow; Shepherd's Cottage
Story: Holmes receives a message from Mycroft, summoning him to the Ferryman's Inn in Thoresby, Lincolnshire, and promising something interesting. Holmes travels there with Sowerbutts, whose Aunt Lucy lives in the village. The inn is dreadful, but when Mycroft arrives, he reveals that they are on the trail of Ashley, a government clerk in Mycroft's department, who has embezzled £6000 and disappeared. They learn that he had been staying at the inn, but has moved on. Holmes is justifiably surprised to find Ashley in Mycroft's room. Ashley has been investing in a friend's invention, an alternative to glass, which is near success. Mycroft believes that the money can be retrieved when the formula is sold, but is also protecting Ashley from rivals, including a man with a missing finger, attempting to steal the formula. He sets off to lay a false trail, leaving Holmes to protect Ashley. Ashley has a nightmare. Holmes sees a stain on Ashley's pillow and a shadow at his window, and meets a man with a donkey.

Sowerbutts' niece and nephew arrive, as does a mysterious woman, while Ashley disappears, turning up later, dead. Holmes is intrigued by a snake tattoo on his arm. A decorative hedge-stake disappears from the inn, and Holmes hears stories of a great white owl, and the legend of a traveller who had been killed with a stake in the same place and same way as Ashley. When Sowerbutts brings the dead man's possessions to him, Holmes begins to doubt both Ashley's and Mycroft's stories. They meet the local gentry, via a snake in a paint-box, and the missing fence-stake is found in the bed of Sir Rupert. An attack is made on Miss Bray, and the stake appears in Rupert's bed again, and then again.

A dancing elephant, a black feather, a pressed flower, and a Saxon barrow provide clues. A red-haired girl on the beach and the disappearance of Lady Cecily deepen the mystery. Mycroft returns, but is stricken with a heavy cold and confined to bed. An attempted poisoning is averted, but accompanied by the return of the stake and a dead eel. Mycroft is summoned away again. A game of "Snakes" gives Holmes the final clue to a chain of events leading back to the California Gold Rush, and he sets out to save Sir Rupert's life, facing a rattlesnake, a child in the chimney and a ducking in the process.

Stephen Fry

"The Adventure of the Laughing Jarvey" (1987)
Included in:
Paperweight (Stephen Fry)

Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy
Historical Figures: Charles Dickens
Other Characters: Culliford Bosney; Jarvey; Hansom Passenger; Tom the Crossing Sweeper; Maid; Medical Students; Jasper Corrigan
Date: Christmas, 18--
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Hansom Cab; Euston Road; Gray's Inn Road; John's Street
Story: Holmes and Watson are visited by novelist Culliford Bosney, who has lost his latest manuscript. Attempting to take a cab to his publisher's, he was shocked by the pale, staring appearance of a passenger already in the cab, and dropped his manuscript in his hurry to exit. The cabbie drove off, laughing. Holmes visits Bosney's street, where he is able to connect the disappearance to recent news stories, and retrieve the missing manuscript.

William O. Fuller

"The Mary Queen of Scots Jewel" (1929)
Also published as "A Night with Sherlock Holmes"
Included in:
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Historical Figures: William O. Fuller; William S. Richardson (?); (Mary Queen of Scots)
Story: A jeweled ornament, once owned by Mary, Queen of Scots is stolen from the London hotel room of visiting Americans, Fuller and Richardson, to whom it has been loaned for examination by an antique dealer. Holmes's only clue is a button torn from the coat of the burglar.

Cornelia Funke

"Lost Boys" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type
: Pastiche
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; (Professor Moriarty; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Nicholas Hawkins / Nicholas Beauchamp; Billie Leaside; Coachman; (Banker; Beatrice Beauchamp; Nicholas Beauchamp; Holmes's Father; Father's Business Partner; Holmes's Mother)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
The Baker Street Irregulars bring a new boy, Nicholas Hawkins, to one of the dinners Holmes gives for them at Baker Street. His circumstances dredge up memories of his own childhood for Holmes.

Jacques Futrelle

"The Great Suit Case Mystery" (1905)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Historical Figures: Susan Geary (Miss W); Charles B. Beckwith; Joseph Berkman; (E.I.K. Noyes; Winthrop Physician; Women in Automobile)
Other Characters: Police Official; Marlboro People; Girl; Garage Employee; Leather Expert; Novelty Company Clerk; Winthrop Station Agent; Yacht Club Attendant; Boatman; Baggageman; Pawnbrokers; Telegraph Boy; Wharf Crowds; Purser; Winthrop Beach People; Stranger; Policeman; (Dr X; Dr Nemo; Banker's Son)
Date: September 29th - October 1st, 1905
Locations: USA; Boston; Holmes's Rooms; State House; Pemberton Building; Harvard Medical School; Marlboro; Cobbler's Shop; Worcester; Franklin Street; Advertising Novelty Company; Rowe's Wharf; Winthrop; Winthrop Beach Station; Shirley Street; Winthrop Yacht Club; Shirley Point; Lewis Lake; Washington Street; Pleasant Street; Atlantic Avenue; Wharf; Saratoga Street Bridge; Winthrop Beach; Empty House; Drugstore
Story: Holmes and Watson
arrive in Boston several days after a dismembered torso has been found in a suit case floating in the river near the Winthrop Yacht Club. Holmes quickly arrives at a solution, but in order to prove it must view the body, and interview a cobbler who claims to recognise the case. After reaching a dead end, a sticker, a row on Lewis Lake and a trip to the beach lead to better results.

NOTE: This story is based on the notorious "Winthrop suit case mystery" of 1905. At the time that it was written the identity of the victim, Susan Geary, was not known.