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Alex Jack

Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Story Type:
Parody / Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; James Ryder; Catherine Cusack; Head Lama)
Other Characters: Inspector Ginkgo; Jeff Milton; Cambridge Girls; Blonde in Jeans; Cambridge Crowds; Rowers; Young Woman with Sheepdog; Jogger; Irish Policeman; Harvard Business School Student; Fruit Stand Proprietor; Woman with Ice Cream; Street Vendor; Woman in Shoestore; Shoe Salesman; Couple in Old Burial Ground; Cambridge Common Crowds; Loaves & Fishes Mime Troupe; Annemarie; Audience; Priest; A Hare Krishna; Hitchhiker; Woman in Car Park; Tibetan Monks; Limo Driver; Christopher Loring; Dharmapa Karma Dzong; Bardo; Loring's Driver; Sunyata; Meditators; Lance Andrews; Kalavinka / Laurel Fieldstone; Tyler Chase; Professor Peter Wilkins; Martha Jean; Martha Jean's Husband; Harrison / Phil Lord; Keiji Aso; Schoolchildren in Art Museum; Boy with Kite; Boy's Mother; Boy's Brother; Lord's Men; Coffee Shop Waitress; Holiday Inn Guests; Ginkgo's Clients; Coffee Shop Hostess; Holiday Inn Night Clerk; Community Health Foundation Man; Taxi Driver; British Museum Guards; James Ryder, Jr.; Children in Hat Museum; Girls on Steamship; Tourist Guide; Passengers; Chenpo; Sergei Starov; Starov's Men; Crewmen; British Dowager; Helvetica Arms Doorman; Elsa Klein; Hans; Family at Reichenbach; Italian Monks; Lama in New Delhi; Rani Ras; Devotees; Ganges Supplicants; Funeral Party; Storyteller; Vendors; Bystander; Benares Crowds; Pilgrims; Sherpa Guide; Norbu's Children; Norbu; Vajra; Potala; Windridge Guard; Hopi Villagers; Buddhist Monks; Jonathan Corn Silk; The Hawk Maiden; Copley Crowds; Woman with Stroller; Ingrid Klein; Senator Matthew Fairway; Mildred Fairway; The Admiral; (Tra Tsil; Chinese Geomancer; Chinese Ambassador; British Captain; The Regent; Banquet Guests, Guards; Dharmapa's Servant; Cobbler; Astrologer; Bhakti; Dharmapa's Astrologer)
Locations: Cambridge, Massachusetts; A Bridge over the Charles; Harvard Square; Cambridge Common; Supermarket Carpark; Gingko's Apartment on Potter Park; Snow Lion Meditation Center on Garden Street; Garden Street; Boston; Storrow Drive; Museum of Fine Arts; The Esplanade; A Boat on the Charles; North Cambridge Holiday Inn; Heathrow Airport; Nottingham; Community Health Foundation Headquarters; London; British Museum; Paddington; British Hat Museum; A Steamship on the Thames; Scotland; The Samaye-Ling Monastery; A Plane; Switzerland; Zurich; Albistrasse; The Helvetica Arms; Zurich Airport; Inside a Renault; Reichenbach Falls; India; New Delhi; Tibetan Centre; Bramah Bhavan; Benares; Beside the Ganges; Marketplace; Rajghat; Sikkim; Pleasant Valley; Bodhgaya; Burial Ground; Thailand; Maxwell Airforce Base; Arizona; Windridge Airforce Base; A Hopi Pueblo; Mass. Ave.; Erewhon Natural Foods Store; Copley Square; Dartmouth Street; Trinity Church
(221B, Baker Street; China; Tibet; Lhasa)
Story: After a morning in Cambridge, Ginkgo, the macrobiotic detective, is visited by government agent Loring, who tells him of the theft of the Black Hat, a ceremonial headpiece belonging to the visiting Dharmapa lama, which also contained a map showing Chinese nuclear facilities. Ginkgo's companion, Milton, points out the connections to Holmes's travels during the hiatus. A visit to the Snow Lion Meditation Centre reveals the inconsistencies in the story of the monk guarding the hat, and narrows down the investigation to a British art dealer who was present at the Dharmapa's reception, Sergei Starov. They also meet Kalavinka there, who is later abducted for cult deprogramming by her parents and Phil Lord. She accompanies them to London where they meet James Ryder's son, James Jr., at the British Hat Museum, where after discussing the social, historical and spiritual significance of hats, they hear of Ryder's meeting with Holmes and his attempts to obtain Holmes's deerstalker, after which they view the Museum's Sherlockian collection.

Ryder gives them the deerstalker that the Dharmapa was wearing during his visit to the museum. From Starov they learn of Ryder's intentions regarding the hat, and its link to the death of his parents. In Zurich they learn from Elsa Klein of the nuclear secrets hidden in the hat. Before leaving Switzerland they visit the Reichenbach Falls, where Milton & Kalavinka barely escape an avalanche, and where they encounter Lance Andrews, whom they had last seen in Boston, and who, they learn in new Delhi, has also been making attempts to obtain the hat. Visiting the exiled Regent, Vajra, in Sikkim, they hear of Ryder and Cusack's death, and of Holmes's sojourn in Lhasa. Gingko sets a trap to reveal a traitor, but he and Milton find themselves stranded in Pleasant Valley. The lamas assist them in reaching Arizona in time for the ceremony and Gingko uses his knowledge of traditions surrounding the hat to forestall the Dharmapa's discovery of its disappearance, but leaves him only a day to recover the genuine hat. The final solution leads to the discovery of Holmes's presence throughout the investigation.

Neil Jackson

"Celeste" (2009)
Included in:
Gaslight Grotesque (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Third-Person Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: (J. Habakuk Jephson)
Characters Derived from Fictional Characters: (Cigarette-Smoking Man)
Historical Figures:
George V; The Mary Celeste; (Gilman C. Parker)
Other Characters: Newman; Edna Plympton; Chef; Joseph Jephson; Guards; Sergeant Ambrose Merry; Private Alten; Mallaig Fishermen; McGraw; Private Scott; Chatham Men; (HMS Alexandra Captain; Charles Weaver; Martin Bower; Gavin Herbert; Robert Keston-Bloom; HMS Alexandra Second Officer; Crewmen)
Date: March - April, 1895
Locations: Scotland; Loch Muick; Balmoral; Mallaig; Boarding House; Tavern; Harbour; Aboard the Mary Celeste; Kent; Chatham
Story:
Holmes and Watson are asked by Prince George to investigate the salvaged Mary Celeste, now docked in Mallaig. He tells them of the disappearance not only of the original crew, but also of the sailors who were sent aboard to investigate. A further search party found only a residue on the walls. Holmes insists that Joseph Jephson, son of J. Habakuk Jephson who disappeared aboard the ship, but left a document describing events thereon, should accompany them. A rat meets its end aboard the ship, as does Jephson, when he and Holmes board and explore it. More lives are put in danger, including Holmes's own, as he learns the ship's secrets.

L. Frank James

An Opened Grave (2006)
Story Type:
Metaphysical Science Fiction Pastiche
Biblical Characters: Jesus Christ; Soldier at the Tomb; Women at the Tomb; Angels; (God; Barabbas; Joseph of Arimathea; Peter; Pontius Pilate; Mary; Nicodemus)
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; (Stanley Hopkins; Mycroft; Toby)
Fictional Characters: The Time Machine; The Time Traveller; (Eustace T. Filby)
Other Characters: Elizabeth Hackberry; Kidnappers; Rodford Hackberry; River Police; Carriage Driver; Hackney Constable; Time Traveller's Servants & Colleagues; Druids; Drumb; Cart Driver; Roman Soldiers; Street Traders; Dentist & Patient; Customers; Children; Gurralt; Fishing Village Host & Wife; Officials; Fisherman; Farmer; Brigands; Gypsies; Greek Philosophers; Boat Crew; Sheik; Servants; Harem Women; Pilgrims; Jerusalem Crowds; Beggars; Mercenaries; Prisoners; Tumbrel Driver; Egyptian Sailors; French Fishermen; (Dr Bender; Government Official; Hugart; Numismatist; Innkeeper; Mrs MacNaughton; Vicar)
Date: October, 1908 / 29 AD
Locations: Watson's Practice; 221B, Baker Street; Holmes's Sussex Villa; Clapham; Hackberry's Flat; Wharf; Aboard the Nabul; The Thames; Hackney; The Time Traveller's House; Oak Forest; Londinium; Gurralt's Hovel; Fishing Village; The English Channel; Gaul; Inn; Forest; Italy; The Appian Way; Rome; Greece; Athens; The Parthenon; Boat; Ephesus; Damascus; Caesarea-Philippi; Palestine; Tyre; Jerusalem; Temple of the Hebrews; Prison; Jesus's Tomb; Caesarea; Egyptian Grain Ship; Normandy
Story: Watson is surprised to receive a summons to Baker Street from Mrs Hudson. She asks him to spend the night, to investigate the strange noises she has been hearing from the still unlet suite of rooms formerly occupied by him and Holmes. His vigil reunites him with a drug-addled Holmes, a shadow of his former self. Watson, once more, attempts to wean him off the drugs, and Holmes tells him of a case which began eight months previously. He was consulted by Elizabeth Hackberry over the disappearance of her father, a Foreign Office attaché, and unofficial Christian missionary, working in the Arab Emirates. An ancient document, an amulet and the nose of Toby the Second put Holmes on the trail of the "Eye of God", a vigilante religious group run by a Palestinian Sheikh. His rescue of Hackberry results in capture and near death, that is averted apparently through divine intervention. The experience has left him with a belief in the existence of a Creator-God, and a distrust of Darwin, and has turned all his attention to an investigation of the true nature of Jesus Christ.

Having overheard Filby discussing the Time Machine at the Diogenes Club, Holmes has resolved to steal it, and he and Watson travel back in time. They arrive in the middle of a druid ritual, with six months to reach the Holy Land before the Crucifixion. Betrayed by the Arch Druid, they find themselves under arrest. In Gaul they are set upon by brigands, live with gypsies, and are captured by a Sheik, before finally reaching Jerusalem, where they witness Christ's entry into the city. They become separated, Watson becomes a prisoner again, and survives an earthquake. Holmes examines the tomb of Christ, and after recovering the stolen Time Machine crystal they return to the twentieth century.

Craig Janacek

"The Adventure of the Fateful Malady" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Sir James Saunders; Mary Morstan; (Dr Jackson; Dr Anstruther; Young Stamford; Joseph Stangerson)
Other Characters: Dick Whyte; Purcell's Valet; Mrs Purcell; Dr Edward Purcell; Cab Driver; (Doctors; Nurses; Patients; Dr Alfred Taylor; Vivian Crawford; Mr Garrett; Arthur Bryant Collier)
Date: Autumn, 1889
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Agar Street; Charing Cross Hospital; William IV Street; Watson's House; Harley Street; Purcell's House
Story: Sir James Saunders hires Holmes to uncover the source of a bubonic plague outbreak at the Charing Cross Hospital. Prior to the outbreak the hospital's Manx cats were found dead. Dick Whyte, a famous rat-catcher has been employed, but although he has caught many rats, the plague continues to spread.

Anita Janda

The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (2001)
Story Type:
Pastiche / Revisioning of the Canon
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs. Hudson; Stamford; Dr. Mortimer; Sir Henry Baskerville; Beryl Stapleton; Jack Stapleton; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Barrymore; Mrs. Barrymore; Selden; Cartwright; Peterson; Mary Sutherland; Anstruther; Alice Turner; Mycroft Holmes; Professor Moriarty; Baker Street Irregulars; Inspector Patterson; Peter Steiler; Swiss Boy; Colonel Moran (Irene Adler; King of Bohemia; Godfrey Norton; John Turner; James McCarthy; Charles McCarthy; Jabez Wilson)
Other Characters: Hermia Marie Cathcart; Cathcart's Manservant; Cathcart's Maid; Alec Brownley; Henrietta Marie "Hettie" Cathcart; Nathaniel Fitscherton; Lassiter; Loretta Lassiter; Timothy Ogden; Mrs. Ogden; Mr. Jellett; Celia Hughes; Mary's Friends; Flora Blish; Theatre Crowd; Pamela Lampley; Holmes's Admirers; Cabman; Abel Hucknell; Claire Hucknell; Madame Chang; Chang's Assistants; Inspector Grillot; Celia
Date: 1888-1894
Locations: Watson's Paddington House; 221B, Baker Street; Kensington; Cathcart's House; Dartmoor; Baskerville Hall; Post office; Neolithic Hut; Alhambra Theatre; The Silver Bowl Opium Den, Upper Thames Street; Watson's Kensington House; A Brougham; Victoria Station; The Continental Express; Canterbury; Newhaven; Cross-Channel Ferry; Dieppe; Brussels; Switzerland; Interleuken; The Englischer Hof; Meiringen; Reichenbach Falls; Camden House
Story: Mary has given Watson a journal to help him overcome his writing problems. Holmes is summoned to Miss Cathcart's via a cryptic telegram to Watson. There he is shown a box containing two severed ears. Holmes identifies the fate of the owners of the ears and turns the case over to Lestrade. Watson reminisces over his early years with Holmes and the writing of A Study In Scarlet to help bring Holmes clients. After many refusals from publishers, he published it himself and had a gang of street urchins hawk it at railway stations. He goes on to recount the problems inherent in bringing his stories to print - restrictions placed by Holmes, or by the nature of the case, and explains how he has changed the names of those involved.

Later, Holmes is distressed - Lestrade has given him a copy of the Ripper letters, but in his own handwriting. Holmes sends Watson to Dartmoor to keep watch over Sir Henry Baskerville. Bored with the chore, Watson decides he will attempt to solve the mystery himself. Eventually Holmes arrives on Dartmoor to clear things up, and suggests to Watson that the story might make a serial, rather than a novel. Watson's stories have begun to appear in The Strand (edited by Mary's cousin, Nat), but already he is having problems choosing which ones to write up - there seems to be a sameness to many of Holmes's cases, he thinks.

Holmes is spending increasing amounts of time visiting the Watsons, and Mary believes he is lonely. She arranges for him to meet her old school friend, and then a number of other friends. After an embarrassing night at the theatre, Holmes brings them a goose in apology. Upon cutting open the goose, Mary finds a blue carbuncle inside. Mary Sutherland calls on Watson, aghast at learning the facts of her fiancé's disappearance in The Strand. Watson later writes "A Scandal In Bohemia" in an attempt to preserve Holmes from Mary's matchmaking. He decides to move his practice to Kensington to avoid the attentions of his readers who begin to seek him out after SCAN is published. Mary moves on to matching Stamford up with Mary Sutherland. Watson gets another story when he visits an opium den to bring home the husband of another of Mary's friends.

In 1891 Holmes faces Moriarty, and sets off for the Continent in pursuit of him, with Watson in tow, only to meet his fate at Reichenbach. After Holmes's death, Watson resolves to give up writing. He returns to writing "The Final Problem" in 1893 after attacks on Holmes's reputation by Colonel Moriarty.

In 1894 Watson's son is born, but dies in infancy, followed shortly thereafter by Mary. Holmes returns from the dead and Watson joins him in the capture of Colonel Moran, but begins to feel that in the light of the things Holmes has kept from him, their relationship cannot continue in the same way.

NOTE: In this revisualising of the canon several of the characters become characters in Watson's stories: Hermia Marie Cathcart = Susan Cushing; Alec Brownley = Jim Browner; Stephen Smith = Alec Fairbairn; Henrietta Marie Cathcart = Mary & Sarah Cushing; Lassiter = Frankland; Loretta Lassiter = Laura Lyons; Abel Hucknell = Isa Whitney; Claire Hucknell = Kate Whitney

Roger Jaynes

"The Case of the Baffled Courier"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: A Duel with the Devil (Roger Jaynes)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
; Mrs Hudson; Tobias Gregson; Professor Moriarty; (Dr Percy Trevelyan; Fred Porlock; Colonel Moran; Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters:
Howard Montclair; Gregson's Constables; John Hayes; Emma Simpson; Henri Victoire / Pierre D'Arcy; D'Arcy's Rough; Moriarty's Four-Wheeler Driver; (Arthur Montclair; Sir William Morrison; Mr Warwick; Abigail Morrison; Duchess Arabella of Cavour; D'Arcy's Coach Driver; Moriarty's Friends)
Date: Tuesday, Late September, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bond Street; Merryweather & Stone's Offices; Bristol; Royal Hotel; Brixton; Montclair's House; A Cab; Baker Street; Italy
Story:
Solicitor Howard Montclair is recommended to consult Holmes by Dr Percy Trevelyan. He has on two occassions been asked by Henri Victoire to deliver letters to Bristol. Both occassions have coincided with the expected arrival of his late brother's effects from Italy. Holmes links the events to the theft of the Brereton Emerald, and to Moriarty.

"The Case of the Dishonoured Professor"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: A Duel with the Devil (Roger Jaynes)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
; (Professor Moriarty; Inspector Lestrade; Watson's Father; Mrs Hudson)
Historical Figures: (Sir Gerald Graham)
Other Characters:
Jonathan Thatcher; Mrs Clarridge; Thomas Feeny; Inspector Montgomery Doyle; Mrs Purcell; Professor Ellis Cromwell; Watson's Childhood Friend; Stranraer Magistrate; King's Arms Landlord; Newcastle Porter; Market Vendors; Cab Driver; Durham Desk Sergeant; Arnold House Constable; (Bishop Henley; Home Secretary's Son; Kidnappers; Watson's Spanish Ancestor; King's Arms Landlady; The Chapel Crowd; Home Secretary; Thatcher's Friend; Professor Aubrey Thatcher; El Teb Warriors; Dervish Woman; Army Doctor; Ann Lowell / Annie Langford; Arnold Samuelson / Arnold Saxby; Durham Police; Thatcher's Father; Ann's Brother; Reporters; Lady Pembrooke; William Booker; Forgery Expert; Albert House Boy; Saxby's Landlord)
Date: Third Week of September, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Carlisle; Scotland; Dumfries; Stranraer; The King's Arms; A Beach; Newcastle; Newcastle Central Station; The Pennines; Durham; Ashgate Road; Aubrey's House; Aylsham Row; Albert House; Lydney Station; Park; Framwellgate Bridge; Silver Street; Market Place; The Rose and Crown; Palace Green; University Library; Durham Police Station; Margey Lane; Saxby's Flat
Story: Holmes accompanies Watson to Stranraer where Watson is helping a childhood friend
sort out a problem with an inheritance. On the return journey, at Holmes request, they plan to stop in Durham, but while waiting on Newcastle Station, they are approached by Jonathan Thatcher, whose brother, Professor Aubrey Thatcher, is missing after walking out of his house with a suitcase. His fiancée, Ann Lowell, has also disappeared. Their disappearance has been linked with the death of a library clerk, Arnold Samuelson, who claimed that the Professor's doctoral thesis had been an act of plagiarism. In Durham a pair of slippers and a tobacco pouch provide the first clues to what happened to the professor, and Holmes begins to suspect Moriarty to be behind events.

NOTE: The Spanish ancestor that Watson tells Holmes about (P.12) is Henriques from Michael Hardwick's The Private Life of Dr Watson.

"Moriarty's Fiendish Plan"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: A Duel with the Devil (Roger Jaynes)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
; Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty; Mrs Hudson; Wiggins; Mycroft Holmes; (Tobias Gregson; Fred Porlock; Baker Street Irregulars; The Moriarty Gang)
Historical Figures: Lord George Sanger; (Jean Baptiste Greuze; The Home Secretary)
Other Characters:
Sanders; Douglas; Douglas's Friend; Rajan-Raj; Trafalgar Square Crowds; Trafalgar Square Constables; Abbott's Lane Onlookers; Abbott's Lane Constables; Peter Jacobsen; Edward Biggle; Sticker; Andrew Oliver; Aerialists; Juggler; Tumblers; Clowns; Contortionist; Sword-Swallower; Archie Dennis; Gymnasts; Circus Workers; Ulric; Cabbie; Pedestrians; Gallery Visitors; Gallery Guide; Gallery Guard; 'Bloody' Jack Langdon; Joseph Potter; Motor Launch Captain; (Crimson Vandals; Sergeant Mayhew; Police Constable; Abrams; Clark; Martha; Pierre D'Arcy; Whitehall Officials; Golden Swan Contact; Moriarty's Servant; British Museum Clerk; Mr Cornelius; Claude Jarre; Potter's Landlady; Barclay's Bank Clerk; Potter's Sister; Thurgood Potter; Grimaldi the Illusionist; Palmyra; Paul Galpin; Langdon's Carriage Driver; Moriarty's Lurkers; Moriarty's Housekeeper; French Ambassador)
Date: Saturday 17th November - 24th December, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; West India Docks; Moriarty's Secret Lair; Piccadilly Circus; Haymarket; Pall Mall; Trafalgar Square; Stepney; Abbott's Lane; Jacobsen's Art Shop; Brook Street; Potter's Rooms; Chiswick; Potter's Sister's House; Sanger's Grand National Amphitheatre; National Gallery; Charing Cross; Embankment; Cleopatra's Needle; The Thames; France; Calais
Story: While Watson is out, Lestrade consults Holmes over the fourth incident involving the Crimson Vandals, who coat statues of royalty in red paint. He shows Holmes the runic messages that have been left at the crime scenes. Their conversation is disrupted by the return of Watson, who attempts to murder Holmes. Within the following days another statue is painted, in Trafalgar Square, and an art dealer is murdered in Stepney. The trail leads to a murder at Sanger's Circus, and an art gallery in Calais, then on to the National Gallery where two Greuzes are on display.

H. Paul Jeffers

"The Accidental Murderess" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1945)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Geoffrey Markham; Alice Markham; Nurses; Mrs Dangerfield; Dennis Romney
Date: Summer, 1875
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Stratford-upon-Avon; Avon Forest; Hospital; The Markham House; A Boat on the Avon
Story: Having returned from their investigation into the death of Cardinal Cosca [sic], Holmes and Watson attend the Shakespeare festival in Stratford-upon-Avon. Holmes is accidentally shot while they are out walking, but, recognising his assailant, he feigns greater injuries than he has sustained and sets Watson to watch the couple responsible for the accident. Holmes discovers a second bullet, and Watson witnesses a marriage in trouble and a man overboard, but it is unclear who is trying to kill who until Holmes arrives to clear matters up.

"The Adventure of the Blarney Stone" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Paddy Quinn; Men at the Blarney Stone; Pub Customers; Sean O'Flaherty; Kathleen; Jeffrey Hankin; Michael Corcoran; Molly Hankin; Sergeant O'Malley; (Seamus Donnelly)
Date: March, 1899
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Ireland; Cork; Blarney Castle; Blarney; Pub; O'Malley's Office
Story: After investigating a murder case in Ireland, Watson persuades Holmes to visit the Blarney Stone. In the pub that night they witness an unfaithful wife, a barroom brawl and a challenge to kiss the Blarney Stone which ends in death the following day. Holmes restages the death to trap the murderer.
"The Adventure of the Grand Old Man" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson
Historical Figures: Edward VII; Queen Alexandra
Other Characters: Reeve's Business Manager; Dr Harvey Manners; Hugh Kingslake; Silas Reeve; Catherine Reeve; Martin Reeve; Postmistress; Reverend Mr Norman Miller; (Sir Basil Wentworth; Coachman; Reeve's Servants; Colin McGrath)
Date: A Tuesday between May and July
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Haymarket Square; Restivo's Restaurant; Theatre; Carlisle; The Reeve House; Chiswick; Post Office; Inn
Story: Holmes receives theatre tickets from playwright Martin Reeve to a performance which will be attended by the Prince of Wales. Reeve's business manager asks Holmes to travel to Carlisle, where Reeve is ill and his doctor believes someone is trying to murder him. In Carlisle they learn that Reeve has seen an apparition from his past - a blue-eyed blond young man, the real author of the play that made Reeve famous. Reeve asks Holmes to trace the heir of this man so that part of his estate may be bequeathed to them. Hairs from a wig, village gossip and an old photograph bring the case closer to its solution, but events take a tragic turn.
"The Adventure of Maltree Abbey" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1947)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Athelney Jones
Historical Figures: (Henry VIII; The Venerable Bede; Edward VII)
Other Characters: Sybil Carter; Harold, the 14th Earl of Maltree; Jonathan Devers
Date: December (post-1901)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Maltree Abbey
Story: After her amorous millionaire cousin, Devers, offers to pay her brother, the Earl of Maltree, to disappear, so that he might marry her and inherit the family estate, Sybil Carter asks Holmes to attend a family musical ritual, dating from the time of Henry VII, and warn him off. A tune composed by Henry VIII, and a rosary held by the Venerable Bede lead Holmes to the secret of the family home, Maltree Abbey.
"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (1998)
Included in:
The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Oscar Wilde; James McNeill Whistler; John Singer Sargent
Other Characters:
(Young Woman Bidder; Mr Gordon; Vukcic; Agent of the Kaiser; Mycroft's Agent)
Date: April, 1883
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Piccadilly; Prince's Hall; Chelsea; Tite Street; Whistler's Studio; Cox & Co.
Story: After deducing that letters from San Francisco are from the wife of Watson's ailing brother, and that Watson intends to travel there to attend him, Holmes accompanies Watson to a lecture on America given by Oscar Wilde, after which they encounter Whistler. He invites them to his studio from where a painting of an old Russian woman by an unknown artist has been stolen. At the studio they learn of another bidder for the painting at auction, and Holmes is sketched by Singer Sargent. Holmes visits the gallery where the painting was auctioned, learns that the woman depicted is Serbian, not Russian, and averts a European crisis.
"The Adventure of the Sally Martin" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Albert Jones; Silver Dolphin Waiter; Sergeant Dobson; Mrs Byron; Joseph Hartson; Clarence Byron; Captain Jeremy Small; Arthur Coggins; Mrs Jenkins; Constable; (George Byron; Alf Jones; Meyer Jenkins)
Date: Thursday in July, 1897
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Kingsgate; Silver Dolphin Inn; Aboard the Sally Martin; The Seaman's Hostel
Story: Holmes is invited by cotton tycoon, Byron, to the launching of his yacht, the Sally Martin. When they arrive in Kingsgate they learn that Byron has been murdered. Aboard the yacht all fingers point at the dead man's brother as the murderer. A suicidal confession seems to lay the matter to rest, but further investigations on shore finally uncover the truth.

The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (1978)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Wilson Hargreave; Mycroft Holmes; (Dr Watson; Wiggins; Vanderbilt; The Yeggman / Vanderbilt Footman; Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: (Michael Sasanoff)
Historical Figures: H. Paul Jeffers; Theodore Roosevelt; Father John Christopher Drumgoole; Samuel J. Tilden; Charles Guiteau
(Arthur Conan Doyle; Martha Roosevelt; Alice Roosevelt; William Strong; Elliott Roosevelt; J. Notman; Theodore Roosevelt, Sr; Rutherford Hayes; Edwin Booth; P.T. Barnum; Chief Justice George Shea; Vanderbilt Family; William 'Boss' Tweed; James G. Blaine; Ulysses S. Grant; Charles Dana; Chester Arthur; James A. Garfield; Winfield Scott Hancock; Woodford; Edwin Morgan; Emory A. Storrs)
Other Characters: B. Alexander 'Wiggy' Wiggins; Union Square Pedestrians; Broadway Squad Policeman; Sasanoff Shakespeare Company; Theatre Usher; Red-Haired Policeman; Nigel Tebbel; Gramercy Park Sergeant; Gramercy Park Policemen; Reporter; Bellevue Attendants; Hackie; St Vincent's Boys; James Wakefield; Irregulars; Five Points Residents; Carriage Driver; Peaceful Glade Clientele; Barman; Griggs; Roosevelts' Butler; West Street Roundsman; Tilden's Servant; Schulman; Union League Club Doorman; Augustus Tiberius Gaius Nero Veil; Holmes's Landlady; Carriage Passengers; Rickards; Hargreave's Man; Coach Passengers; Pedestrians
(Gramercy Park Neighbours; Griggs's Mother; Griggs's Father; Tebbel's Father; British Consul General; Azerier; Messenger Boy; Gramercy Park Roundsman; Heidi Schulman; Veil's Driver; Columbus Bystander; The Duke; The Other Woman; The Foreign Minister; Newspaper Reporter)
Date: 30th June - July, 1880 / July 2nd, 1881
Locations: Greenwich Village; Wiggins's Apartment; New York Public Library; Police Headquarters; Fifty-Seventh Street; Roosevelt House; Union Square; Union Square Theatre; Broadway; Madison Square; The Hoffman House; Gramercy Park; 39 East Twenty-Second Street ; 53 Warren Street / St Vincent's Home for Newsboys; Five Points; The Peaceful Glade Saloon; West Street Hotel, 15 Gramercy Park; Union League Club; Fifth Avenue Hotel; Twenty-Third Street; Third Avenue; Brooklyn Bridge
Story: Discovering an old newspaper story about Roosevelt, Hargreave, and Escott's involvement in a Gramercy Park murder, Jeffers takes it to his Baker Street Irregular friend, Wiggins (who claims to be the grandson of Holmes's Wiggins). A search of the New York Police archives turns up Roosevelt's own account of the case, along with letters from Holmes and Watson explaining why it should not be made public.

Holmes and Roosevelt have been corresponding by post for some time, so when he is performing with the Sasanoff Company in New York, Holmes sends Roosevelt two tickets for Twelfth Night. Roosevelt invites Hargreave to accompany him. After the show, Hargreave is called to a murder in Gramercy Park, outside the home of presidential candidate Tilden, and Holmes and Roosevelt accompany him. The victim, Tebbel, appears to have been shot in the back, in the street, by a robber. Holmes uses Drumgoole's orphans as Irregulars to find out what they can about Tebbel, the dead man,who was a cocaine user. A trip into Five Points results in an interview with Tebbel's half-brother, and reveals that, during the election, Tebbel had been hired by a man named Charles to intimidate Tilden voters. Roosevelt describes the Tilden / Hayes election to Holmes, who, after an investigation disguised as a merchant seaman, reveals that the plot involves a threat to the President. The case takes them back to the home of Tilden and to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, where they find Veil, who describes the plot against the President. A carriage chase and a fight on the Brooklyn Bridge bring the case to an unsatisfactory end.

Holmes learns from Mycroft the true identity of Charles after the assassination of President Garfield.

"The Adventure of the Stuttering Ghost" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: Jean Frampton; Ferdinand the Pekinese; Alfie Smith; Jezra Gaunt; (Randal Rogier; Stuttering Steve Hacker; Dartmoor Warden)
Date: 1886 ("The only King Fediand I am aware of died a year ago")
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Scotland Yard; Gaunt's Palace
Story: Holmes receives a letter from a Pekinese dog, who arrives at Baker Street with his owner, Mrs Frampton. While Watson is out walking the dog, Mrs Frampton holds Holmes at gunpoint and searches thrugh his files. Holmes deduces she is interested in the eight-year-old theft of the Shroesbury emeralds and believes that he knows where the jewels are hidden. Luckily, Watson has his own notes on the case, and Holmes visits a waxworks in order to crack an old code, finding connections with the Templars and the Freemasons, and calling on his knowledge of French, before finding the jewels.

"The Book of Tobit" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1945)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Major Edwin Beckwith; Lady Diana Vennering; Young Man; Old Bailey Crowd; Reverend Arthur Whelan; Claiborne; Savoy Messenger; Reverend Mr Vernet; (Sir Wilfred Vennering)
Locations: The Old Bailey; 221B, Baker Street; Berkeley Square; The Beckwith House; Savoy Hotel; Church
Story: After giving evidence at the Vennering murder trial which sees Major Beckwith acquitted, and recovering a missing Admiralty file, Holmes learns that the murdered man's widow is planning to marry the man acquitted of the murder. He will be her third husband, the previous two having been killed on their wedding nights. He is consulted by Whelan, a clergyman friend of Lady Vennering, who tells him that her previous two husbands had received letters prior to their deaths signed "Asmodeus", the name of a Biblical demon responsible for the death's of Sarah's seven husbands in the Apocryphal Book of Tobit. A couple of weeks later Holmes is called to the Savoy Hotel where the newly-wed Beckwith has been murdered. A few weeks after that, after receiving a note from her, Holmes begins spending more and more time with Lady Vennering, whom he has compared to Irene Adler, and shocks Watson with the announcement that they are to marry. Holmes effects an arrest on the night of his wedding, and we learn of one of Mycroft's early ambitions.

NOTE: This radio play has also been adapted as a short story by Carla Coupe

"The Clue of the Hungry Cat" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Doris Roberts; Captain Jonathan Wiley; Daniel Post; (Robert Saunders; Helen Caldwell; Inspector Davis; Justice Hardwick; Amanda Post; Minnie the Cat; Eddie Roberts; Chief Constable Harris; Lord Brookfield)
Date: A Wednesday in late December, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Sudbury; Mrs Roberts' House; Fire Station
Story: The newspapers carry details of the trial of Robert Saunders, accused of murdering his boss's wife during a robbery. Holmes believes him innocent, but is sure he will be convicted. He and Watson visit the burned-out scene of the murder, and hear from a neighbour how Mrs Post's cat had appeared hungry at her kitchen door on the night of the murder and fire. When the fire chief tells him of a burned-up corset and an alarm clock that was still ticking after the fire Holmes is able to solve the case.
"The Darlington Substitution" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1947)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Reginald Tremayne; Darlington's Butler; Lord Darlington; Stationmaster; Dr Edwin Godfrey; Chief Constable; Lady Clara Darlington; Maude Harris; Darlington's Son; Lestrade's Men; (Harris's Son)
Date: "The months following the fateful day on which [Watson] was introduced to Sherlock Holmes"
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Darlington Residence; Surrey; Godfrey's Cottage; Police Station
Story: Lestrade sends Tremayne, who says his life is threatened by his cousin, Lord Darlington, to Baker Street, where he asks Holmes to warn Darlington off. Holmes takes on the case, intrigued to find out what would drive the otherwise upstanding Darlington to these measures. Darlington tells him that Tremayne is threatening to reveal that Lady Darlington's paid companion's son was substituted for the stillborn Darlington heir. Holmes and Watson travel to Surrey to investigate the truth of the claim, but find the doctor involved has been murdered. Back in London, Holmes uses a familiar trick to conclude his Solomonic investigation.

"The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Lily Rainer; Crown Prince Stefano Wilhelm Yosephus Constantine; Bodyguards; Paolo Krasznadar; Rainer's Audience; German Couple; Followers; (Prince Alexei / Sergei; Colonel Rudolfo; Crown Princess Alexandra; Josef)
Date: October, 1899
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Orient Express; Kazanlak; Groznia; Hotel
Story: Holmes announces to Watson that he plans to take a holiday to the Black Sea. After hearing of the political difficulties of the state from the Kazanlak chief of police, Holmes and Watson find themselves being followed around the city of Groznia. That evening the chief of police announces that he is to arrest the singer, Lily Rainer, with whom Crown Prince Stefano is clearly in love, on charges of espionage. After her execution, Holmes finds a letter from Rainer asking him to clear her name. He goes out in disguise, and Watson hears a ghost, before he learns how he and Holmes have been manipulated, and who the leader of the revolutionaries is.

NOTE: Holmes's adventures with Theodore Roosevelt and Wilson Hargreave in New York (P.109) are described in Jeffers's book The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions.

"In Flanders Field" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1945)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Altamont; Von Bork; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Maitland Morris; Cynthia Morris; Staff Car Driver; Corporal; Captain Maxwell; General Sir Stanley Morris
Date: Early 1914 / Autumn, 1914
Locations: Von Bork's Terrace; Watson's Harley Street Practice; Paris; The British Front Lines; Victoria Station
Story: After investigating the disappearance of an aide de camp in Paris, Holmes and Watson are sent to the British front lines in company of a husband and wife Shakespearean acting partnership. The husband, who is the brother of the General in charge of the sector, disappears before the performance, and Holmes is shot at when he takes his place.
Murder Most Irregular (1983)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes)
Characters Based On Historical Figures: Ben Artnikoff (Isaac Asimov); James Donald Cape (John Bennett Shaw); Ethan Cage Remarque (William S. Baring-Gould); John Edgar Foxx (Julian Wolff); Cliff Brownglass (Chris Steinbrunner)
Other Characters: David Morgan; Nicole Varney; B. Alexander 'Wiggy' Wiggins; Taxi Drivers; Baker Street Irregulars; Female Author; The Commissionaire; Bill Miner; Waiter; Freddy; Kenny West; Airport Passengers; Durrants Bellmen; Evie; Durrants Hall Porter; Chief Superintendent Ivor Griffith; Policemen; Hotel Guests; Doctor; Night Hall Porter; Durrants Hotel Waiters; Tourists; Horse Guards; Sherlock Holmes Pub Door Woman; Sherlock Holmes Pub Waitress; Paddington Porters; Four-Wheeler Driver; Robert; Sir Malcolm Bannister; Alexander / Lex Bell; Kevin Bell;
(Wiggins's Attackers; Herman Sloan; Carrie Lonsback; Joseph Bell; Miss McKeon; Artnikoff's Publisher; Hess-Feldstein's Publisher; Leslie Westin; Police Sergeant; Mrs Bell; Mental Hospital Staff; Bell's Cambridge Neighbours; Miner's Son)
Date: 6th January
Locations: USA; New York; Morgan's Apartment; First Avenue; Queen Victoria Hotel; Park Avenue; Fifty-Seventh Street; Nicole's Apartment; Lexington Avenue; Morgan's Offic; Airpor; Heathrow Airport; London; George Street; Durrants Hotel; Baker Street; Blandford Street; Kendall Place; Marylebone Road; Baker Street Underground Station; Sloane Square; Park Lane; Upper Grosvenor Street; Duke Street; Manchester Square; New Cavendish Street; Harley Street; Langham Hotel; Wigmore Street; Duke Street; Manchester Square; New Scotland Yard; Victoria Street; Westminster; Broad Sanctuary; Whitehall; Derby Gate; Horse Guards Parade; St James's Park; Waterloo Place; Pall Mall; Piccadilly; Berkeley Street; Berkeley Square; Grosvenor Square; Sherlock Holmes Pub; Paddington Station; A Train; Devonshire; Dartmoor; Baskerville Hall Station; Baskerville Hall; Waterloo Station; The Boat Train
Story: New York private detective David Morgan attends the annual dinner of the Baker Street Irregulars. Fellow Irregular Wiggins tells him of an attack on himself, and that several members of the Irregulars, the Men of Tor, have received threatening cards bearing the word "Rache". He believes that an attempt will be made to murder the men in London, where they are meeting with Sr Malcolm Bannister, to make arrangements to establish a business running tours to the restored house on Dartmoor he is opening to the public as Baskerville Hall. Each of the Men of Tor has a theory as to who sent the notes, but before the dinner is over, they learn that one of their number has already been killed.
Morgan travels to England with the remaining Men of Tor, and the voice of Holmes guides him through the investigation as they travel from London to Baskerville Hall and the body toll mounts.

"The Paradol Chamber" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1945)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Mrs Hudson; Professor Moriarty; Inspector Lestrade; (Captain Arthur Morstan; Jonathan Small; Tonga; Thaddeus Sholto; Major John Sholto; Mrs Cecil Forrester; Professor Moriarty; The Moriarty Gang; The Baker Street Irregulars)
Other Characters: Albert / James; Dr Paradene; Policemen; (Dr Wilson; Young Man)
Date: 1888
Locations: Watson's Home; The East End; Paradene's Lab; 221B, Baker Street
Story: Looking for an investment opportunity for herself and Watson, Mary arranges a visit to a laboratory where a new substance, Paradol, said to have conquered the fourth dimension, has been developed. At the lab they witness the disappearance of a man from inside a chamber made of the substance, and the transportation of a package from the chamber to the house. Watson decides to consult Holmes before investing. They visit the laboratory, find a dead body, and are trapped in the chamber by an old enemy.

"Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy's Curse" (2006)
(also published as "The Adventure of the Mummy's Curse")
Included in:
Ghosts in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mrs Hudson; Watson's Brother)
Historical Character: William Flinders Petrie
Other Characters: Major James "Rusty" McAndrew; Mr Dobbs; Chief Inspector William Porter; Constable; Bradley; Lord Porter; (Basil Porter; Professor Felix Broadmoor; Sarenput; Anthony Fulmer; Geoffrey Desmond; The Honourable Dudley Walsingham)
Date: April, 1883
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; British Museum; Great Russell Street; A Kent Railway Station; The Porter Residence; Mortuary; (Jerusalem; Cairo)
Story: Holmes and Watson encounter an old army colleague of Watson's in Simpson's. He tells them of a mummy's curse afflicting members of Lord Porter's expedition who uncovered the tomb of Sarenput, and which he believes is connected to his own recent close encounter with a piece of falling masonry. After consulting with Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, Holmes reads of the death of Lord Porter, and his investigation at Porter's Kent home leads to his uncovering an adversary skilled in manipulation of the press, and effecting an arrest without ever meeting the culprit.

"The Singular Affair of the Dying Schoolboys" (2005)
from a radio play by
Anthony Boucher & Denis Green (1946)
Included in:
The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (H. Paul Jeffers)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; "Venomous Lizard, or Gila"; (Dr Grimesby Roylott)
Other Characters: Lord Randolph Landers; Llewellyn Coffin; Mrs Arkwright; Dr Morgan (or Arthur) Ponsonby; Carruthers Minor; Constable; (Stanley Landers; Eric Landers; Jonas Appleton; Ned Baxter; Emma Baxter)
Date: September, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Cardiff; Village Mortuary; Ponsonby Hall; Village Inn
Story: Holmes is consulted by Lord Randolph Landers, who survived the wrecking of the Sophie Anderson, only to learn that his younger brother and heir, Eric, had died aged thirteen at Ponsonby Hall, a school for problem boys from well-to-do families in Wales. Landers has since learned that there have been five similar deaths at the school in the past two years. Holmes discovers that the school's founder is a fomer associate of Dr Grimesby Roylott, and he, Watson and Landers travel to Wales where they learn that all the boys' faces carried expressions of fear, and there were bite marks on the bodies, as if from a small dog or cat. Watson is sent to the school in the guise of a rich Scotsman with a troublesome younger cousin. At the school he learns that another boy is suffering from pneumonia and being treated by Dr Ponsonby, before his identity is uncovered. Holmes and Watson break into the school that night and enter the boy's sickroom to bring the case to a close.

Sarah Montague Joffe

"Elementary, My Lovely" (1986)
Included in:
Serpentine Muse-ings - Volume One (Susan Z. Diamond & Marilynne McKay)
Story Type:
Parody in the style of Raymond Chandler
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Irene Adler
Fictional Characters: Moose Malloy

Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 725, Park
Story: Holmes and Watson receive a visit from a masked man, whom Holmes recognises as Moose Malloy. He asks them to retrieve some account books from Irene Adler. They proceed to her apartment where they encounter a young delivery boy coming down the stairs.

Roger Johnson

"The Adventure of the Grace Chalice" (1987)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Henry Staunton; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Robinson; George Cresswell; Esme Freeling; Two Hampstead Constables
Date: March
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Cab; Hampstead; The Elms; (Highgate Cemetery)
Story: A valuable chalice has been stolen from a safe in the home of Henry Staunton. A set of footprints can be clearly seen leading to and from the house on the newly-seeded lawn. The chief suspect seems to be his cousin, Cresswell, who would have been able to have a copy of the safe key manufactured. While Holmes sets out to interview Cresswell, Watson learns from Lestrade that the body of Freeling, newly escaped from prison where he was sent by Holmes, has been discovered in Highgate cemetery. It soon becomes clear that the two incidents are connected.

NOTE: This story appeared in radio script form in The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part IV: 2016 Annual

Zakariah Johnson

"The Adventure of the Copper Breechloads" (2015)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #18 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; Hugo Oberstein; (Squire Cunningham; Alec Cunningham; William Kirwan)
Historical Figures: Annie Oakley; (Buffalo Bill Cody; Frank Butler; Princess Alexandra; Edward VII; Princess Maud)
Other Characters: Oberstein's Companions; (Edward's Lover; House Owners; Hansom Owners)
Date: First Monday - Thursday in May, 1887
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Large House close to Earls Court
Story: Annie Oakley calls at Baker Street
on behalf of Harry, whose mother is being blackmailed over his father's marital fidelities. Holmes realises that Harry is a pseudonym, and that the outcome of the case could have serious international consequences. He discovers that Oberstein is behind the plot, and with Annie Oakley and Watson as backup, dons a disguise to put matters right.

T. Arnold Johnston

"Moriarty's Return" (1905)
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green)
Story Type:
Pastiche / Canonical Reinvention
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Professor Moriarty; (Rough with a Bludgeon; Mycroft Holmes; Colonel Sebastian Moran; Moriarty Gang; Swiss Boy; English Lady; Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Moriarty's Associates; (Small Boy; Policeman; Fritz Peiffer; Moriarty's Barber; Dickson; Japanese Official)
Date: November, 1904 / 1891

Locations: Buckinghamshire; Marlow; Holmes's Cottage; Watson's Consulting Rooms; Pall Mall; Mycroft's Rooms; Victoria Station; France; Strassburg; Rhone Valley; Switzerland; Geneva; Meiringen; Englischer Hof; Reichenbach Falls; Peiffer's Chalet
Story: Watson travels to Marlow in Buckinghamshire, to visit Holmes in his retirement.
Their conversation is interrupted by the arrival of Professor Moriarty. After an initial verbal sparring match with Holmes, Moriarty consents to tell them how he escaped Reichenbach. He begins by explaining how he used Holmes's own methods against him in the pursuit to the Continent, before going on to relate the events at Meiringen and Reichenbach. After he explains how he escaped from the falls, Holmes deduces his movements in the ensuing years. Subsequent events lead to Watson being unconscious during the denouement of the story.

Carole Johnstone

"The Draugr of Tromsø" (2015)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes / Sigerson; Dr Watson
Folkloric Characters: (Draugr)
Historical Figures: Henrik Ibsen; Elizabeth Robins
Other Characters: Rowboat Skipper; Ivar Brovik; Ludwig; Cart Driver; Erhart Lundestad; Ella Vaeradal Lundestad; Hilde Lundestad; Jörgen Ekdal; Freda Ekdal; Nils Stockmann; Stockmann's Father; Morten Tönnesen; County Selectmen; Haakon Brendal; (Tromsø Citizens; Chief of Police; General Ragnar Vaeradal)
Date: Before FINA
Locations:
221B, Baker Street; Newcastle; Norwegian Sea; Norway; Bergen; Tromsøya Island; Tromsø; The Ølhall; Bjerkaker; Lundestad's House; Stockmann's Farm; Trapper Hut; Vaudeville Theatre
Story: Ibsen receives an anonymous telegram asking him to seek out Holmes's help for the village of Tromsø, where a draugr is spreading terror
. Animals are being slaughtered nightly, and the cries of the mythical creature have been heard. Holmes and Watson travel to Norway, joining up with Ibsen and Ivar Brovik in Tromsø, but when they arrive at the home of their hosts, the Lundestads, in Bjerkaker, they learn that the draugr has killed a local farmer. Holmes's observations seem to implicate their host in the murder.

Barry Jones

"The Shadows on the Lawn" (1987)
Included in:
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Dr Moore Agar

Other Characters: Beggar; Guardsman; Guardsman's Girl; Lamplighter; Anne; Reverend Joseph Wainwright; Sarah Wainwright; Jack Wainwright; Peter Wainwright
; Inspector Wylie; (Albert Henry Wainwright; Kathleen Wainwright; John Wainwright; Rose Wainwright)
Date: 23rd April, 1884
Locations: Regent's Park; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Berkshire; Buckley-on-Thames; Buckley Vicarage; Village Inn
Story: Dr Agar tells Holmes of his bed-ridden patient, ten-year-old Peter Wainwright, who has seen the shadows of a group of people, a man watching his room, and a woman and two children on the lawn of his father's vicarage. He has also become disturbed by the strange behaviour of the boy's father. At the boy's home they learn that the man has entered Peter's room. Holmes finds a buried watch, but is unable to prevent the boy's death. Holmes discovers the secret of the shadows and the family's past, and brings the boy's murderer to justice.

Steven Philip Jones & Aldin Baroza

Adventure of the Opera Ghost (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Cases of the Twisted Minds (Steven Philip Jones, Aldin Baroza & Seppo Makinen)
Story Type: Graphic Novel
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Mary Morstan; Professor Moriarty (Moriarity); Dr Verner; (Mycroft Holmes; Hugo Oberstein)
Fictional Characters:
Erik, The Phantom of the Opera; Joseph Buquet; Armand Moncharmin; Firmin Richard; Philippe, Comte de Chagny; Debienne; Poligny; Mme Giry; Pampin; Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny; Christine Daaé; Theatre Doctor; Christine's Maid; The Persian (Nadir Khan); (La Carlotta; Professor (Martin) Valerius; Christine's Father; The Shah)
Other Characters: London Bridge Crowds; Cabby; Retirement Guests; Opera Performers; Opera Audience; Ayesha the Cat; Khan's Butler; Ball Guests
Date: Late in 1896
Locations: Phantom's Lair; London Bridge; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Kensington Practice; Paris Opera; France; Perros; Setting Sun Inn; A Train; Graveyard; Church; Reichenbach Falls; Rue de Hazard; Khan's Flat; Persia; Persepolis
Story:
Holmes reads of curious goings on at the Paris Opera. Watson is visited by Moncharmin and Richard, sent to him by Mrs Hudson, because Holmes is away. They are surprised to find Philippe already there, but proceed to tell Watson of the events surrounding their taking over the management of the Paris Opera, and the doings of the Opera Ghost. Returning to Baker Street he sees a masked figure outside the window, and finds a note from Holmes summoning him to France. He has already promised de Chagny to travel to Perros to look into his brother Raoul's relationship with Christine Daae, and her mysterious other suitor and singing tutor. When he and the Vicomte come face to face with the Phantom, Holmes appears to rescue them. In a dream, Holmes, the Persian and the Vicomte venture into the Phantom's underground lair on foot, finding themselves trapped in his torture chamber, while Watson and the Comte, exploring by boat, are engulfed in a whirlpool. Watson experiences visions of Mary Morstan and flashbacks of Reichenbach. In Paris, Holmes reveals that he had first heard of the Phantom in Persia during the Great Hiatus. The Phantom causes the chandelier to fall during a masked ball, and abducts Christine. Holmes and his companions find themselves trapped above a powder magazine big enough to destroy the Opera, while Watson and Christine are left to face the Phantom.

NOTE: The pages in this book are not numbered. For indexing purposes I have taken the "Prologue" page, which shows Buquet's suicide, as page one.

Steven Philip Jones & Seppo Makinen

"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Holmes" (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Cases of the Twisted Minds (Steven Philip Jones, Aldin Baroza & Seppo Makinen)
Story Type: Graphic Novel
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Devil's Foot Root
Fictional Characters:
Edward Hyde; Young Girl Knocked Down By Hyde; Richard Enfield; Girl's Family (Palmer); Sir Danvers Carew; Maid Servant Who Witnessed the Carew Murder; G.J. Utterson; Hyde's Housekeeper; Inspector Newcomen; Dr Henry Jekyll; Dr Hastie Lanyon; (Poole; Jekyll's Servants)
Other Characters: Passers-by; Somerset House Clerk; Public House Clientele; Prostitutes; Opium Smokers; Opium Den Staff; (M.P.; M.P.'s Wife; Holmes's Agent; Jekyll's Messenger)
Date: January, 1883 - January 9th, 1884
Locations: A Street; Enfield's House; Jekyll's House; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Diogenes Club; Somerset House; Lestrade's Office; Public House; Camden Town; Bawdy House; Opium Den; Respectable Neighbourhood Near The Thames; Greek Street; Hyde's House; Utterson's Office; Cavendish Square; Lanyon's House
Story: Holmes and Watson recall
how Enfield consulted them after Hyde paid off the father of the child he injured with a cheque signed by Jekyll. A passing remark by Hyde causes Holmes some suspicion and he sets the Irregulars to follow both Jekyll and Hyde. When, after four months, Hyde has committed no crime, Holmes gives up his pursuit. When Hyde murders Carew, Holmes takes up the case again after a visit from Utterson. He and Watson search Jekyll's house, where Holmes finds some Devil's Foot Root powder, and consult Jekyll's former colleague, Lanyon. When an Irregular is reduced to a state of shock, Holmes visits Hyde and leaves Jekyll with a choice to make.

NOTE: The pages in this book are not numbered. For indexing purposes I have taken the title page, which shows Hyde trampling the girl, as page one.

Watkin Jones

The Case of the Scarlet Woman (1999)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche

Book I: "The Haunted House"
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Historical Figures: (Aleister Crowley)
Other Characters: Colonel Pemberton; John Williams; Caped Woman; (Annabel Grunston; Mr. Grunston)
Date: 1899 or 1900
Locations: The Cheshire Cheese; Chancery Lane; 221B, Baker Street
Story: Watson meets Holmes in the Cheshire Cheese. He has come up to London from Sussex at the request of John Williams, an estate agent who is having trouble selling a haunted house. Clients have run from the house screaming, and recently a piece of wood flew at Williams's head. They visit the house and during their night-time vigil Watson dreams of a battle between a crone and a beast. The next morning they see a caped woman running away from the house. Back in Baker Street Holmes describes his observations to Watson, and describes the house's former tenant.

Book II: "The Hidden Church"
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars
Historical Figures: (The Order of the Golden Dawn; MacGregor Mathers; Aleister Crowley)
Other Characters: Tanith Hekaltey; Mrs. Hunter; Mr. Gill, QC; Cab Driver; Tanith's Landlady; Policemen; Perkins
(Rupert Hekaltey)
Date: April 1900 or 1901

Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Battersea; Simpson's; The Strand; Brixton; (Golden Dawn Meeting House)
Story: Tanith Hekaltey consults Holmes over her brother's kidnapping, having received a message accusing him of being a liar and a traitor. Her father had died six weeks previously and had expressed concern over his son's recent activities before he died. Evidence in Rupert's lodgings points to him being involved with the Order of the Golden Dawn. Mycroft is summoned to Baker Street and becomes angered at Holmes's involvement in the case. Mycroft tells of a schism in the Order, and believes that Hekaltey has been abducted as a supporter of the sect's founder, Mathers. Holmes, in disguise, attends a meeting of the Golden Dawn, but is later charged by their lawyer with housebreaking. Holmes eventually becomes aware that he is being manipulated for someone else's ends, and it becomes apparent that the case is linked to the earlier one at the haunted house in Chancery Lane.

Book III: "The Scarlet Woman"
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars
Historical Figures: W.B. Yeats; (Jack the Ripper; The Order of the Golden Dawn; Aleister Crowley)
Other Characters: Policemen; Mitre Square Crowd; Workmen; Perkins; Lestrade's Driver; Commercial Road Denizens; Mr. Dunstan; Cab Driver; Commercial Road Woman; Tram Conductor; Tram Passenger; Labourer; Sailors; Dutch Sailors; Pub Landlord; Foreman Nailer; Cabman; Antiques Shop Owner; Police Officers; Mr. Kelly; Police Driver; Warehouse Worker; Anna Giles; Schoolchildren; Tobacco Warehouse Clerk; Mabel Robinson; George Robinson; Landlord; Railway Foreman; Tanith Hekaltey;
(Lestrade's Superior; Man in Dorset Street)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Whitechapel; Mitre Street; Mitre Square; Commercial Road; Berner Street; East India Dock Road; Public House; Islington; Upper Street; Essex Road; Antiques Shop; Leman Street; Goodman's Yard; The Sewers; School Yard; Poplar; Warehouse; Robinson's Tobacconist; Public House; Railway Warehouse; Poplar Workhouse; (Dorset Street)
Story: Yeats comes to Holmes with a story of a vision he has had in which he found a heart with a dagger stuck in it in a courtyard somewhere in London. A couple of days later, Lestrade calls at Baker Street to tell Holmes that just such a heart has been found at the site of Jack the Ripper's final victim Mary Kelly's murder. A prostitute has also gone missing in the East End and another similar heart has been found in Mitre Square, another Ripper murder site. Yeats is able to tell them more about the Golden Dawn, and about Aleister Crowley, and his latest vision sends them to Berner Street. Despite Holmes's statements to the contrary, Lestrade persists in his belief that the Ripper has returned. Holmes and Yeats believe that the hearts are talismans forming a protective circle around the site of an upcoming magical rite. Following a lead on the daggers, Holmes learns of Hekaltey's involvement, and his deductions about the site of the ritual lead to an expedition into the sewers of Whitechapel and on to a Poplar workhouse. Matters come to an end on a railway track.

Wex Jones

"The Mystery of the Railway Station Sandwich" (1900)
Also published as "The Railway Station Sandwich Case"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in America (Bill Blackbeard); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Timelock Foams & Potson
Other Characters: Café Waitress; (Moriarity)
Locations: Railway Station Café
Story: On their way to investigate a series of murders in Little Stoke Pogis by the Pond, Foams and Potson order ham sandwiches in a railway station café.
Noticing that the bread is fresh, Foams immediately suspects the involvement of Moriarity.

NOTE: This was originally published between 1914 and 1916 in the Hearst newspapers. neith Blackbeard, Press nor De Waal give a precise date.

"The Recrudescence of Sherlock Holmes" (1908)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in America (Bill Blackbeard)
Story Type: Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Fictional Characters: Hawkshaw

Other Characters: Boarding-House Occupants
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; West Upper Tooting; Boarding-House
Story: Holmes, bemoaning the lack of great criminals, and having remained motionless in his armchair for five years, receives a telegram addressed to Pinky Pink from Doodlebug Dingbat. After deducing that this is not the sender's real name, he receives a visit from the sender, in disguise.

Alison Joseph

"Moriarty and the Two-Body Problem" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Stationmaster (Jack) Moriarty; (Colonel (Jim) Moriarty; Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes)
Other Characters: Owen Gifford; Roland Sadler; Tutors; Dr Angus McCrae; Dr Eveline Brennan; Seamus O'Connor; Angela Blunt; Shop-Floor Lad; Police Officers; Police Sergeant; Edmund Sweeney; Porter; Doctor; (Gifford's Parents; Angela's Father; Moriarty's Parents; Stationmaster Moriarty's Adoptive Parents; Moriarty's Mother's Brother; Stationmaster Moriarty's Daughter; Galway Landowner's Son; Stationmaster Moriarty's Wife)
Date: May, 1921- 1922
Locations: St Dunstan's College; Library; Italian Restaurant; Holborn; Bloomsbury; Greenwich
Story:
Mathematician Gifford has moved from Cambridge to London, and is carrying out work on Gauss under the supervision of Professor Moriarty. The college porter, Seamus, is killed soon after a fight with a stranger who had claimed to have come for mathematics tutor Eveline Brennan. The stranger is poisoned, and stationmaster Moriarty family land dispute is resolved.

Magda Jozsa

"The Dentist" (2012)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Watson's Patients; Mrs Hurley's Maidservant; Dorothy Hurley; Gloria Hobson; Police Constable; (Dr Peter Morley; Beatrice Morley; Kate Boyce; Elsie Presnell; Jack Hurley; Burglars; Police Constable; Dr Thomas Carlyle; Mrs Hurley's Servants; Carlyle's Receptionist; Carlyle's Patient; Boyce)
Date: Mid-October, 1883
Locations: Epping; Morley's Surgery; Hurley's House; Italian Restaurant; 221B, Baker Street; Carlyle's Surgery; Eternal rest Funeral Parlour
Story:
Watson is covering the practice of Dr Morley, in Epping. Reading through Morley's case history, he comes to suspect that Morley's wife, and two of his female patients have died of poisoning. When another patient reports similar symptoms, Watson summons Holmes. The victim's sister tells Holmes of her sister's visit to the dentist earlier that day. Holmes asks Watson to punch him so that he has an excuse to visit the dentist, Carlyle. They break into the dentist's office and a funeral parlour, to discover proof of a wider conspiracy.

"Bad Habits" (2012)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Stanley Hopkins; Mycroft Holmes; (Baker Street Page)
Other Characters: Mr Phillips; Sister Mary Ignatius; Village Constable; Blacksmith; Sergeant Robert Reid; Bart Hayes; Duncan Martin; Mr Crabtree; Tom Werner; Ida Hastings; Nuns; Mother Superior Augustine / Clara Hastings; Sister Agnes; Sister Julius / Julia Hastings; Sherbrook Station Master; Doctor; Mrs Reid; Governor Snowden; Prison Guards; Telegrapher; Train Passengers; Train Driver; Fireman; Paddinton Porters; Paddington Constable; Cabby; Blacksmith; John Hastings; Robert Hastings; John Hastings' Second Daughter; Police Officers; (Paddington Security Man; Mother Superior Capuano; Postman; Jim Pyke; Mr King; Mr King's Sister; Mrs Philmore; Prisoners; Merrivale Convent Mother Superior)
Date: 1886
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Paddington Station; Village Police Station; Scotland Yard; Devon; Sherbrook; Sherbrook Police Station; Dartmoor; Sisters of Mary Convent; Post Office; Sherbrook Station; Doctor's House; Reid's House; Princeton Prison; Blacksmith's Shop; Trafalgar Square
Story:
Watson returns home to find Holmes trying to musically paralyse a spider. A letter arrives from Sister Mary Ignatius, but when the nun herself fails to arrive as announced, Holmes and Watson travel to Dartmoor to investigate why she and her fellow nuns are in fear of their lives, after first checking the train she was due to arrive on, and the route she took, only to find her dead body. In Sherbrook, they meet local police officer, Reid, who tells them about the new Mother Superior at the convent. They visit the convent, interview the station-master, and question the doctor about the death of the previous Mother Superior. The following day they visit the prison and hear about the new Mother Superior's visit there, and the incarceration of the two Hastings who robbed the Bank of England. Holmes is attacked on the train back to London, and when he regains consciosness has no recollection of the case. Watson returns to Dartmoor alone, has to be rescued by Holmes, and the ending of the case leads to the recovery of the spoils of a robbery at the Bank of England.