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Claude Lalumière

"A Scandal in Arabia" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical Adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; (Sherlock Holmes; Moriarty Gang; Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: M
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle; Abu Bakr ibn Saad)
Other Characters: Indian Twins; Finaciers; Politicians; Arms Dealers; Bankers; Diplomats; Egyptian Government Representatives; Environmental Activists; Revolutionary Militia Commanders; Insurance Brokers; Industrialists; Civil Rights Advocates; Religious Leaders; Assassins; Belgian Bank Executive; (Moriarty's Father; Moriarty's Operatives)

Date: 21st Century
Locations: Dubai; Moriarty's Penthouse; Egypt; Cairo
Story:
The centuries-old Persian Professor Moriarty is living in Dubai, running a global criminal empire, controlling the world of politics, economics, and surveillance. He dreams about the Detective and anticipates an attempt on his life.

Geoffrey A. Landis

"The Singular Habits of Wasps" (1994)
Included in:
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mary Morstan; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Mary Jane Kelly; Jack the Ripper; (Thomas Henry Huxley; H.G. Wells; Polly Nichols; Annie Chapman; Elizabeth Stride; Catherine Eddowes)
Other Characters: Baker Street Neighbours; Gregory's Uncle; Baxter; Message Boy; Whitechapel Residents; Barman; Miller's Court Woman; Constables; Alien Creatures; Cabbie; Whitechapel Women; Whitechapel Man; (Gregory; Cabman; Surrey Search Party; Road Workmen)
Date: Late Spring - November, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Lyceum Theatre; Whitechapel; Pub; Miller's Court; Surrey; Covingham
Story:
London is shaken by the double firing of a cannon, but no source of the noise can be found. The following day Holmes is visited by two men from Surrey, wishing him to investigate the disappearance of the body of a farmhand who died in an accident at work. After finding strange tracks at the scene of the disappearance, Holmes goes to consult Huxley, but finds him absent, and instead talks to his protegé Wells, with whom he discusses the planet Mars and wasps. He begins making frequent visits to Whitechapel. A package is delivered, and the next day Watson reads of the first of the Ripper murders, and is surprised when Holmes knows the victim's name. He resolves to follow Holmes the next time he leaves, but is warned off. The next day he reads of another Ripper murder. He takes Mary to see Jekyll and Hyde at the Lyceum. Holmes asks him to burn his corpse if he should die. His suspicions building, Watson begins accompanying Holmes into Whitechapel. Searching for him one night, he discovers the body of Mary Kelly. Back at Baker Street, Holmes explains his actions, the reason for the killings, and the extra-terrestrial origin of the cannon blasts and missing body. They make one more bloody trip into Whitechapel to put an end to the killings.

Andrew Lane

All-Consuming Fire (1994) (as Andy Lane)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Colonel Warburton; Mrs. Hudson; Billy; Inspector MacDonald; Inspector Lestrade; Giant Rat of Sumatra; Mycroft Holmes; Baron Maupertuis; Professor Moriarty
Fictional Characters: The 1st Doctor; Susan; The 7th Doctor; Bernice Summerfield; Ace; Inspector Cribb; The 3rd Doctor; Madame Sosostris; Bernice Summerfield; Lord John Roxton; Azathoth
Historical Figures: Baden-Powell; Cardinal Ruffo-Scilla; Pope Leo XIII; Inspector Abberline; Walter Dew; Enrico Caruso; (Dr. W.C. Minor)
Other Characters: Siger Holmes; servant; Gloria Warburton; stoker; Reverend Hawkins; serveur; chef de train; Sherringford Holmes; cabbie; urchins; librarian; Jehosophat Ambrose; Mr. Jitter; library guards; Kate Prendersly; maid; sentries; barman; Mack "The Knife" Yeovil; fight crowd; haggard woman; ringmaster; rat keepers; Punishers; Frank; Alf Froome; pickpocket; Jessup; Diogenes Club members; Diogenes footmen; Barker; tattooed man; footman; Madame; children; K'tcar'ch; Surd; Sherringford Holmes; lascars; beggars; traders; crew of the Matilda Briggs; conjurer; waiter; dockside crowd; bar customers; khitmagar; Rakshassi demons; train passengers; soldiers; Tir Ram; Smithee; ice seller; train stewards; Indian bearer; O'Connor; Ghulam Haidar; Tir Ram's servants; Maupertuis' army; fakirs; the Shlangii; firemen; Chinese men; American soldiers; looters; (Matthew Jolly; Josephine Jolly)
Date: 1887
Locations: India; Jabhalabad; Vienna; The Orient Express; Austria; The Pope's Train; Victoria Station; a four-wheeler; Victoria Street; Parliament Square; Whitehall; Trafalgar Square; Charing Cross Road; Oxford Street; 221B, Baker Street; a Hansom; St. Giles Rookery; the Library of St. John the Beheaded; Holborn; Kean's Chop House; another Hansom; Whitefields Lodge; Ry'leh; Scotland Yard; Hyde Park; The Serpentine; Hackney Marshes; Diogenes Club; Pneumatic Railway; Euston; Drummond Crescent; another four-wheeler; The Matilda Briggs; Port Said; The Plain of Leng; Bombay; Ballard Pier; A Hotel; Warburton's Bungalow; Tir Ram's palace; Temple Cave; A Caravan; San Francisco; The Palace Hotel
Story: Holmes and Watson are returning from a visit to Vienna aboard the Orient Express. The train is stopped and they are taken aboard another, where they are commissioned by the Pope to locate books missing from the Library of St. John the Beheaded. In London, they visit the Library, where Watson sees a hooded figure disappearing through a door which Holmes later finds to be locked. Returning to Baker Street, they find the Doctor waiting for them and reluctantly agree to work together. Watson and the Doctor visit Kate Prendersly, a patron of the library, who tells them of a time she saw a man eating books. Before she can go on, her body bursts into flames. Meanwhile, Holmes visits Hackney Marshes, where the library guards are being punished, and witnesses a dogfight between three dogs and the Giant Rat of Sumatra, a strange three-legged creature. Later, in a meeting with Mycroft, Watson meets Holmes older brother, Sherringford, who reveals that it is the diaries of their father, Siger Holmes, that have been stolen, containing information about a means of passing from this world into others.

Holmes, Watson and the Doctor set sail aboard the S.S. Matilda Briggs for India, the site of Siger's experiences, where they meet up with Bernice. The Doctor is carried off by a Rakshassa, and Holmes, Watson and Bernice travel on in pursuit of Baron Maupertuis to Jabhalabad, where they stay with Colonel Warburton. On a visit to the Nizam's Palace, where they meet Lord John Roxton and a missionary named O'Connor, they are taken prisoner by Maupertuis, and led to a cave temple, where, as the portal opens up to the planet Ry'leh, they are attacked by Rakshassi, and O'Connor's true identity is revealed, Maupertuis and his men escape through the portal and it closes behind them. Eventually, Holmes and his companions manage to reopen the portal and pass through to the planet Ry'leh, where they must confront Azathoth, and learn the truth about his human assistants.

"The Curious Case of the Compromised Card-Index" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Mrs Watson; Wiggins; Baker Street Irregulars; Charles Augustus Milverton; Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: Two Scallywags; Solomon Shavetsky; Cabbie; Morgan's Butler; Aloysius Morgan; (Amyus Crowe; Stage Manager)
Date: 1890
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Shaftesbury Avenue; The King's Theatre; Hampstead Hill; Hampstead Garden Suburb; 27, Byron Avenue
Story: Holm
es and Watson return home from a case in America to find a dead ape in Holmes's chair. Holmes believes that the incursion may have something to do with his new card index system and fears the repercussions this could have.
"The Disembodied Assassin" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes
Historical Figures: (Queen Victoria; Edward VII)
Other Characters: Hansom Driver; Pedestrians; Police Guards; Mr Drescombe; Humberstone's Butler; Lord Humberstone; Lady Humberstone; Humberstone's Bodyguards
Date: 23rd January, 1901
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Oxford Street; Trafalgar Square; Diogenes Club; Richmond Park; Humberstone's House
Story:
On the day following Queen Victoria's death, Mycroft presents Holmes with the task of finding the murderer of Lord Humberstone, a member of the Queen's Privy Council. Humberstone was killed in the presence of a bodyguard, in a locked room in his automata filled house.

"The Last Professor Moriarty Story" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty; (Mrs Hudson; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper (Mrs Turner); Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Arthur Chidlow / Jon Paulson;
The Yiddishers; The Hoxton Mob; The Bessarabian Tigers; The King's Cross Gang; The Watney Streeters; Maltese Gangster; Elderly Man; Phonograph Man; Italian Man; Swarthy Man; East End Thug; (Mrs Hudson's Sister; Holmes's Agent)
Date: After the Great War
Locations: Holmes's Sussex Cottage; Wimbledon; St Alkmund's Chapel
Story:
Watson has joined Holmes in retirement in Sussex. Holmes reads of Moriarty's death in the papers. Holmes is asked by the Home Office to track down documents left by Moriarty. Clues in the newspaper death notices take Holmes and Watson to a funeral in Wimbledon attended by the criminal gangs of London and the Home Counties, at which a phonograph recording of Moriarty is played giving clues to the location of his criminal legacy.

Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud (2010)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Baron Maupertuis; (The Paradol Chamber)
Other Characters: Amyus Crowe; Matthew "Matty" Arnatt; Fat Man; Deepdene Students; Students' Families; Mr Tulley; Mr Tomblinson; Mycroft's Driver; Footman; Sherrinford Holmes; Anna Holmes; Farnham Townspeople; Carriage Driver; Man in Carriage; Train Passengers; Porters; Railway Guard; Manor Servants; Maid; Dead Man; Doctor; Cart Driver; Clem; Martin; Joe; Stouffer; Flynn; Denny; Virginia Crowe; Guildford Townspeople; Professor Arthur Albery Winchcombe; Winchcombe's Butler; Fairground Workers; Nat Wilson; Wilson's Barker; Maupertuis's Servants; Tavern Patrons; Landlord; Serving Girl; Crowe's Cart Driver; Waterloo Crowds; Waterloo Porter; Cab Driver; Hotel Porters; Desk Clerk; Hotel Diners; Boatman; Rotherhithe Women; Snagger; Nicholson; Bill; Bill's Woman; Clock Seller; Tunnel Crowds; Little Girl; Girl's Parents; Firemen; Stevedores; Dockmaster; Sailors; Dockers; Mr Surd; French Farmer; Cherbourg Harbourmaster; Fort Guards; Tavern Woman
(Siger Holmes; Mrs Holmes; Holmes's Sister (Charlotte?); Dead Tailor; Wint)
Locations: Deepdene School for Boys; Dorking; Inn; Aldershot; Farnham; High Street; Holmes Manor; Woods; Barn; River Wey; Guildford; Dapdune Wharf; High Street; Chaelis Road; Winchcombe's House; Farnham Castle Fairground; Maupertuis's House; Tavern; Waterloo Station; Sarbonnier Hotel; Trafalgar Square; The Thames; Rotherhithe; Warehouse; Rotherhithe Tunnel; Tower Bridge; France; Maupertuis's Chateau; French Village; Cherbourg; The English Channel; A Seafort; Tavern
Story:
Matty Arnatt sees a mysterious cloud and hears a scream. Mycroft arrives at Holmes's school at the end of term to tell him that their father is caught up in military action in India and their mother is ill, and that he will be staying with his Uncle Sherrinford and Aunt Anna in Farnham for the holidays. Unwelcome in their house, he meets Matty, who tells him about the cloud. He sees a cadaverous figure in a carriage and receives a warning from Mycroft about the housekeeper. A tutor, Crowe, is employed for him, and while they are out studying the countryside, Holmes discovers a boil-covered body.

Crowe teaches him more about the science of deduction, and after finding yellow powder at the site of the death, and seeing a man carrying a sack of yellow powder from the house where Matty saw the cloud to the property the cadaverous man had come out of, he climbs over the wall to investigate and finds himself locked in a burning barn. He continues to learn from Matty, and meets Crowe's daughter, Virginia. When he and Matty travel by canal to Guildford to consult with Winchcombe, an expert in tropical diseases, their boat comes under attack. With Winchcombe's assistance Holmes comes to realise that bees have been responsible for the deaths.

While under curfew, Holmes sneaks out to the fair to meet Virginia, and finds himself in a boxing match, and a prisoner of Baron Maupertuis. After his escape, the trail of the Baron leads him, Matty and the Crowes to London. After facing Maupertuis's men there, Holmes finds himself a prisoner once again, this time in France with Virginia, and he must escape to prevent a deadly attack on the armed forces of the British Empire planned by Maupertuis and his associates in the Paradol Chamber. The case reaches its explosive end on a fort in the English Channel.

NOTE: Maupertuis and his servant Surd also appear in Lane's Doctor Who novel All-Consuming Fire (above).

NOTE 2: Holmes appears to refer to his sister as Charlotte here (p.19: "Give my love to Mother, and to Charlotte." ). However, he must be referring to some other member of the household, as in Fire Storm her name is given as Emma (p.150).

Young Sherlock Holmes: Red Leech (2010)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes
Historical Figures: John Wilkes Booth / John St Helen; Captain C.H.E. Judkins; Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin; (Abraham Lincoln; Edwin M. Stanton)
Other Characters: James Hillager; Will Gimson; Amyus Crowe; Mycroft's Carriage Driver; Mrs Eglantine; Sherrinford's Maids; Sherrinford Holmes; Anna Holmes; Matthew "Matty" Arnatt; Godalming Children; Gilfillan; Ives; Berle; Virginia Crowe; Hamlet Folk; Cart Driver; Dock Crowds; Porters; Dock Workers; Scotia Passengers; Rufus Stone; Helmsman; Grivens; Stewards; Engineer; Pilot; Immigration Officers; Newsboys; Jellabee Guests; Brown Bowler Man; Store Clerk; Newspaper Buyers; Loiterers & Pedestrians; Boarding House Tenants; Duke's Men; Cab Passenger; Cab Driver; Station Ticket Collector; Train Passengers; Jersey Ticket Collector; Train Guard; Engine Driver; Captain Rubinek; Duke's Servants; Duke; Mrs Dimmock; Pikerton's Agents; Perseverance Citizens; Stable Keeper; Army Corps of Engineers; (Major Siger Holmes; Holmes's Mother; Mother's Doctor; Holmes's Sister; Sister's Doctors & Nurses; Farm Worker; Elderly Widow; Widow's Maid; Purser)
Locations: Borneo; Surrey; Farnham; Holmes Manor; Godalming; Guildford Road; Shenandoah; Crowe's Cottage; Southampton; Docks; Aboard SS Scotia; Atlantic Ocean; United States of America; New York Harbour; Jellabee Hotel; General Purpose Store; Boarding House; Pennsylvania Station; A Train; New Jersey; Perseverance; Duke's House; Hotel; Stables; Niblo's Garden
Story: Hillager and Gimson are in the Borneo jungle looking for a giant red leech under orders of Duke. Crowe gives Holmes a lecture on ants, and Mycroft arrives with news that he is considering withdrawing Holmes from school, to be tutored full-time by Crowe. Holmes overhears Mycroft telling Crowe that John Wilkes Booth is thought to be in England using the name "John St Helen". Holmes and Matty visit the house in Godalming that Booth is said to be living in, and Holmes is captured. After helping Holmes escape, Matty is kidnapped, and a horseback chase ensues.

Holmes sails with Crowe and Virginia aboard the SS Scotia to America in pursuit of Booth and his protectors. Holmes learns to play the violin on the voyage, is chased through the ship and encounters Graf von Zeppelin. In New York, he locates Matty, and he and Virginia set off by train to rescue him. They are captured again, and Holmes makes a train-rooftop escape, before encountering Duke, the porcelain-masked animal collector and head of a new Confederate plot against Canada. He demonstrates his use of leeches and attempts to feed Holmes and his friends to others of his exotic pets. Before the case is over, Holmes is riding desperately to save his enemies from death from the sky, and facing a pair of cougars.

Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice (2011)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Jew Broker; The Paradol Chamber; (Baron Maupertuis)
Historical Figures: Count Pyotr Andreyevich Shuvalov; (Tsar Alexander II; Prince Yusupov)
Other Characters: Amyus Crowe; Mrs Eglantine; Maid; Farnham Locals; Matthew "Matty" Arnatt; Rufus Stone; Ticket Seller; Virginia Crowe; Sherrinford Holmes; Ticket Collector; Train Passengers; Waterloo Crowds; Hansom Driver; Brinnell; Diogenes Club Members; John Robertshaw; Police Officers; Sergeant Coleman; Diogenes Club Footman; London Crowds; Printers; Printer's Assistants; Bouncer; Waterloo Bridge Toll-Collector; Tunnel Children; Cab Driver; Museum Attendant; Falcon Man; Security Guard; Museum Teashop Patrons; Teashop Waiter; Sarbonnier Waiter; Sarbonnier Family; Charing Cross Shopkeeper; Thugs; Mister Kyte; Hotel Maid; Hotel Porter; Kyte's Theatrical Company; Thomas Malvin; Aiofe Dimmock; William Furness; Diane Loran; Rhydian; Judah; Pauly; Henry; Mr Eves; Musicians; Pyotr Ilyich Morodov; Kursk Porters; Muscovites; Maître d'Hôtel; Moscow Cab Driver; Tea Sellers; Moscow Policemen; Man in Furs; Market Crowd; Chestnut Seller; Carriage Driver; Robert Wormersley; Third Section Agents; Soldiers; Section Three Guards; Diogenes Club Waiters; (Actress; Stone's Landlady; Murdoch; Orville Jenkinson; Veiled Woman; Spanish Ambassador; British Diplomat; Shuvalov's Secretary)
Locations: Surrey; A Lake; A Forest; Holmes Manor; Farnham; Canal Bank; High Street; Farnham Station; Crowe's Cottage; A Train; London; Waterloo Station; Hansom Cab; Westminster Bridge; Trafalgar Square; Pall Mall; Diogenes Club; Bow Street Police Station; Chancery Lane; Printer's Shops; Drury Lane; Shaftesbury Tavern; Seven Dials; Charing Cross Road; Aldwych; Waterloo Bridge; Underground Tunnels; The Bone Yards; Aerated Bread Company Tearoom; Passmore Edwards Museum; Sarbonnier Hotel; Piccadilly Circus; Leicester Square; Cambridge Circus; Tottenham Court Road; Pawnshop; Whitechapel; King's Theatre; Charing Cross Station; A Train; France; Belgium; Prussia; Russia; Moscow; Kursk Station; Slavyansky Bazaar Hotel; Wormersley's Apartment; Neglinnaya Street; Neglinnaya River Tunnels; Cafe; Lubyanka Square; Section Three Headquarters; Shuvalov's Office
Story: Crowe teaches Holmes about fishing. Holmes receives a summons to London from Mycroft, and Rufus Stone arrives in Farnham. Holmes and Crowe arrive in London to find Mycroft in the Strangers Room at the Diogenes Club with a dead body and a knife in his hand. Mycroft cannot remember what has happened. He is arrested, but Holmes and Crowe search the room and find a leather case and a damp patch on the floor. Crowe and Mycroft deduce how the man died, and the card he presented Mycroft points them in the direction of the Paradol Chamber.

After following a suspect, Holmes is chased through underground tunnels by feral children to the Bone Yards and the Necropolis Railway. A further lead takes Holmes and Crowe to the Passmore Edwards Museum, where Holmes comes under attack from a bird of prey. Mycroft, released on bail, surmises that the events are designed to distract him from involvement in the sale, by Russia, of Alaska to the United States. Holmes buys a violin in Tottenham Court Road, and learns the art of theatrical make-up.

Mycroft arranges for himself, Holmes and Stone to travel under aliases to Moscow with Kyte's Theatrical Company. There they visit the ransacked apartment of Wormersley, Mycroft's missing agent and old university friend. Holmes is framed for theft, and finds himself once more pursued through an underground tunnel, this time facing feral dogs. Mycroft is taken away by the Third Section and Holmes realises the depth of the plot that has been organised against his brother, and learns the secret of the Paradol Chamber.

Young Sherlock Holmes: Fire Storm (2011)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; The Paradol Chamber; (Baron Maupertuis)
Historical Figures: (Burke & Hare; Dr John Knox; Colonel John Chivington; Black Kettle; Andrew Johnson)
Other Characters: Kai Lung; Sailor; Giant American; Bryce Scobell; Rufus Stone; Stone's Landlady; Farnham People; Matthew "Matty" Arnatt; Cart Drivers; Sherrinford Holmes; Anna Holmes; Mrs Eglantine; Sherrinford's Maids; Sherrinford's Cook; Ostler; Market Crowds; Ned Fillon; Tom Payne; Josh Harkness; Tannery Workers; Marky; Nicholson; Sherrinford's Groom; Farnham Ticket-Office Clerk; Guildford Station Guard; Waterloo Crowds; Mycroft's Driver; King's Cross Crowds; Chestnut Seller; King's Cross Guard; Mr Kyte; Newcastle Station Guard; Ticket Collector; Edinburgh Station Crowds; Edinburgh Cab Driver; Edinburgh Citizens; Barman; Tavern Patrons; Thin Men; Hotel Maid; Newspaper Vendor; Scobell's Thugs; Cramond Urchins; Amyus Crowe; Virginia Crowe; Gahan Macfarlane; The Black Reavers; Dougie; Fergus; Dunlow; Brough; Police Constable; Aggie Macfarlane; Ventham's Butler; Hendricks; Mrs Mulhill; Gloria Scott Sailor; (Farnham Mayor's Son; Farnham Police; Siger Holmes; Holmes's Grandfather; Holmes's Grandmother; Doctors; Joseph Lamner; Sir Benedict Ventham; Emma Holmes; Holmes's Mother; Geo. Thribb; Boarding House Owner & Daughter; Crowe's Men; Scobell's Wife & Son; Mr Larchmont)
Locations: Kai Lung's Shop; Surrey; Farnham; Stone's Lodgings; Holmes Manor; Stables; Marketplace; Tannery; Farnham Station; Tea Shop; A Train; Guildford Station; London; Waterloo Station; Mycroft's Cab; King's Cross Station; Newcastle Station; Scotland; Edinburgh; Edinburgh Station; Fraser Hotel; Tavern; Library; Princes Street; Park; Tenement Building; Cramond; Crowe's Cottage; Chapel Yard; Shepherd's Hut; Black Reavers' Warehouse; Edinburgh Police Station; Ventham's Manor House; Aboard the Gloria Scott
Story: An American asks a Chinese tattooist to tattoo the name "Virginia Crowe" on his forehead in red, the colour of blood. After a violin lesson with Stone, Holmes returns home and sees the housekeeper Mrs Eglantine searching the library and confronting his uncle Sherrinford. He searches the housekeeper's room and finds a plan of the house and a set of notes. He learns that she is in league with the blackmailer, Harkness, whose work he brings to an end. His uncle tells him about his father's early life. Calling at the Crowes' cottage, Holmes and Matty find it deserted, as if Amyus and Virginia had never lived there. A clue left by Crowe takes Holmes, Matty and Stone to Edinburgh, and Holmes spots a familiar face watching him on the journey up, and loses Stone.

While searching the papers for further clues from Crowe, Holmes reads about the activities of the Black Reavers, and a spate of sightings of the walking dead. Before they can get to Crowe, he and Matty are captured. After escaping with Stone, they find the Crowes, and learn of their adversaries' involvement in the massacre of Native Americans at Fort Lyon. An ambush at Crowe's cottage leads to the group being split up, and Holmes and Virginia are captured by the living dead men and find themselves reunited with their friends in the lair of the Black Reavers. Holmes must solve a murder to secure their release. After their return home, Holmes finds himself aboard the Gloria Scott bound for China.

NOTE: Although Holmes's sister's name appeared to be Charlotte in Death Cloud (p.19: "Give my love to Mother, and to Charlotte." ), it is here given as Emma (p.150).

Young Sherlock Holmes: Snake Bite (2012)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; The Gloria Scott; (The Paradol Chamber; Baron Maupertuis)
Other Characters: Amyus Crowe; Diogenes Club Footman; Diogenes Club Members; Crew of the Gloria Scott; Jackson; Mr Larchmont; Gittens; Wu Chung; Scorby; Captain Tollaway; Fiddler; Sabang Residents; Sabang Sailors; Satay Seller; Stallholder; Jacobus Arrhenius; Chinese Pirates; Shanghai Crowds; Chinese Harbour Officials; City Guards; Robber Boys; Cameron Mackenzie; Harris; Malcolm Mackenzie; Mrs Mackenzie; Mackenzie's Chinese Servants; Captain Bryan; Officers of the USS Monocacy; Mackenzie's Dinner Guests; Fruitseller; Tsi Huen; Wu Fung-Yi; Healer; USS Monocacy Crew; Bryan's Translator; Beggar; Residence Guards; Residence Officials; Stationery Stallholder; Noodle Seller; Dr Forbes; Farmers; Wu Fung-Yi's Uncle; Uncle's Sons; Boat Owner; Arrhenius's Daughter; Dragon Boat Crew; Lieutenant MacCrery; Chinese Chef; Governor of Jiangsu Province; Governor's Retinue; Chinese Soldiers; Mycroft's Sailor; (Mycroft's Agents; Mr Kyte; Rufus Stone; Holmes's Mother; Siger Holmes; Anna Holmes; Sherrinford Holmes; Virginia Crowe; Ship's Doctor; Matty Arnatt; Captain of the Monocacy; Emma Holmes; Prefect Chen; Aaron Wilson Jr)
Locations: Diogenes Club; Aboard the Gloria Scott; Sumatra; Sabang; China; Shanghai; Gate of the Leaping Dragon; Mackenzie's House; Renmin Dong Lu; Wu Chung's House; Prefect's Residence; Gate of the Virtuous Phoenix; Yangtze River; Aboard the USS Monocacy; Snake Bite Hill; Ruined Fort
Story: Holmes has been given a place on the crew of the Gloria Scott by the First Mate, Larchmont. He still doesn't recall how he came to be aboard the ship. After weathering a tropical storm, the ship stops in Sumatra, where it picks up the veiled and gloved Dutchman, Jacobus Arrhenius. En route to Shanghai, they are attacked by pirates. In Shanghai, Holmes is rescued from robbers by Cameron Mackenzie, son of a shipping agent, and has dinner at Mackenzie's house with the officers of the American warship Monocacy. TheGloria Scott's cook dies, apparently of a snake bite, and Cameron's father is killed the same way. Holmes, Cameron and Wu Fung-Yi sail up the Yangtze River to stop an attack on the Monocacy.

Young Sherlock Holmes: Knife Edge (2013)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; The Gloria Scott; Mycroft Holmes; Barin Maupertuis; The Paradol Chamber
Historical Figures: (Prince Alfred; Queen Victoria)
Other Characters: Mr Larchmont; Ambrose Albano; Sir Shadrach Quintillan; Mrs Silman; Herr Doctor Holtzbrinck; Louis-Adolphe von Webenau; Niamh Quintillan; Count Pyotr Andreyevich Shuvalov; Máire; Amyus Thaddeus Crowe; Virginia Crowe; Matty Arnatt; Rufus Stone; Mr Kyte;
Gloria Scott Crew; Dock Workers; Gawkers; Tradesmen; Accommodation People; Carriage Drivers; Galway Residents; Maître d'Hotel; Tailor; Shoe Man; Hotel Valet; Shuvalov's Manservant; Castle Servants; Footwomen; Telegraph Office Proprietor; Abductors; Cart Driver; Galway Police; Police Sergeant; Maupertuis's Men; (Uncle Sherrinford Holmes; Aunt Jane Holmes; Siger Holmes; Mrs Holmes; Travis Stebbins; Larchmont's Wife; Captain Tollaway; Charlotte Holmes; Mycroft's Agent in Cadiz; Jacobus Arrhenius; Gahan Macfarlane; Indian Holy Man; Niamh's Mother; Invictus; Fritz Holtzbrinck; Doctor; Bryce Scobell; Mrs Eglantine; Crowe's Wife; Farnham Baker; Farnham Actors)
Locations: Atlantic Ocean; Aboard the Gloria Scott; Ireland; Galway; Spanish Arch; Hotel; Salthill; Cloon Ard Castle; Telegraph Office; Shop; Beach; Folly; Cave
Story: Sailing home on the Gloria Scott, Holmes reads Virginia's letter telling him of her engagement.
He is met in Galway by Mycroft. Mycroft is in Ireland to investigate the claims of Ambrose Albano, a spirit medium, who is staying at Cloon Ard Castle, where they will also be guests. The castle is owned by Sir Shadrach Quintillan, a former slave in the Caribbean, knighted for saving the life of Prince Alfred. They discover that representatives of a number of governments are there, and that Albano's claimed ability to communicate with recently deceased spies is to be sold to the highest bidder.

Holmes meets Quintillan's daughter, who tells him about the beast that is said to come out of the sea to carry off livestock in the environs of the castle. A séance is held, the beast is seen, a murder occurs, and Mycroft is injured. Albano disappears during an abduction attempt, and Amyus and Virginia Crowe arrive at the castle. Another example of spiritual powers is given, and a body appears in an impossible location. Holmes and Crowe come face to face with an old adversary.

Andrew Lang

"At the Sign of the Ship" (1895)
Also published (in part) as "Sherlock Holmes Meets Edwin Drood"
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Watson asks Holmes if he has ever considered investigating historical mysteries such as that of Edwin Drood.

NOTE: Press only reprints the introductory paragraph summarised above in his book.

David Langford

"The Repulsive Story of the Red Leech" (1997)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Martin Maximilian Traill; Selina Traill; Wilfrid Jarman; Dr. James; Basil Jarman
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hampstead Heath; Highgate Ponds; A Public House; A Cab; Theobald's Road; offices of Jarman, Fittle & Coggs
Story: Martin Traill must sign the papers that will allow him to claim his inheritance, but since a spirit warning received at a séance given by his sister, he has been unable to do so, feeling a great pain in his hand each time he tries. He tells Holmes that the same hand was bitten by a red leech on Hampstead Heath some months previously, although luckily a passing doctor was able to tend to the bite. Holmes and Watson journey to the Heath, where Holmes is able to find the remains of the leech (which he later deposits on Watson's plate of kippers). Bringing X-ray technology to bear on the case, Holmes is able to solve it but not without an explosion and a bullet in his shoulder.

Sterling E. Lanier

"A Father's Tale" (1974)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Detective: Verner
Canonical Characters: The Giant Rat of Sumatra
Other Characters: Young Club Member; Brigadier Ffellowes; Mason Williams; Captain Ffellowes; Dato Ali Burung; Umpa; Ffellowes' Crew; Ship's Cook; Islanders; The Not-Men / The Folk; Cornelius Van Ouisthoven
Date: Autumn, 1881
Locations: A Club In New York; A Boat off The Coast of Sumatra; A Sumatran Island; Kampong De Kan
Story: Brigadier Ffellowes tells how his father picked up a shipwreck victim after a storm off the coast of Sumatra. Before passing out, the man warns him to look out for Matilda Briggs. When he regains consciousness he says that his name is Verner, ad he needs Captain Fellowes' help, as a gentleman and a patriot, in a matter of some urgency. They land on an island, and, taking control of the crew, Verner leads them inland, stopping on the way to look at animal tracks. As they camp for the night they lose two sentries to something in the jungle. Verner eventually reveals to Ffellowes that he plans to totally destroy a native village occupied by a Dutch scientist named Van Ouisthoven, and what the natives refer to as the "Not-Men". Eventually they arrive at a European-style village where they are attacked by giant human-like rat creatures. The ship Matilda Briggs is in the harbour, loaded with females and infants, Verner says that it, too, must be destroyed. As he explores the village, Ffellowes learns more of Ouisthoven's experiments, and discovers Ouisthoven himself, kept prisoner by the "Folk" who are attempting to leave aboard the ship. The men must unite to stop them.

NOTE: This story owes as much to H.G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau as it does to the Holmesian canon.

Kasey Lansdale

"The Patchwork Killer" (2014)
Included in:
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets (David Thomas Moore)
Story Type:
Scence Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson; Mary Morstan; Irene Adler)
Characters Derived from Canonical Characters:
Maria Hernandez / Maria Turner (Mrs Hudson / Mrs Turner)
Other Characters:
Watson; Darlene Jenkins; Detective Michaels; Blind Man; Maria Hernandez; Blue Moon Girls; Blue Moon Customers; Dancer; Mrs Peppard; Dave; Drifter
(William Watson; Caroline Watson; Yogurt Shop Girl; Dental Hygienist; Plastic Surgeon; Charley Peppard; Man in Alley; Plastic Surgeon's Mother; Mrs Peppard's Parents)
Date: 2010s
Locations: USA; 221B Baker Street; Blue Moon Cabaret; Peppard's House; Mortuary
Story: Watson, an American dentist whose great-great-uncle was Dr John H. Watson, is involved in the police hunt for the Patchwork Killer, who cuts his victims skin apart, then stitches it back together again. Watson lives with a clone of Sherlock Holmes, who appears out of a tiny wooden box.

Ring W. Lardner

"A Lesson in Handwriting Analysis" (1915)
Included in:
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mrs Hudson)
Historical Figures: (Ring Lardner; Richard J. Warner)
Other Characters: (Chicago Tribune Editor; Letter Writer)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Holmes bemoans the typewriter, and explains how handwriting reveals the character of the writer in ways that typewritten messages cannot.
He uses a letter to the editor of the Chicago Tribune complaining about Ring Lardner's column to illustrate his point.

Mark A. Latham

Betrayal in Blood (2017)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector [Roger] Bradstreet; Langdale Pike; Mycroft Holmes; (Colonel Moran; Professor Moriarty; Mary Morstan; Baker Street Irregulars; Adolph Meyer)
Fictional Characters: Inspector [Frank] Cotford; Arthur Holmwood; Abraham Van Helsing; Jonathan Harker; Kate Reed; Lucy Westenra; Mina Harker; Whitby Harbourmaster; Lucy's Maid (Betty Hobbs); Dr John Seward; Dr Patrick Hennessey; Renfield; Dracula; Quincey Morris; Alfred Singleton; (Lord Godalming; Mrs Westenra; Peter Hawkins; Crew of the Demeter; Mr Marquand; The Gypsies; Dracula's Brides; Bloofer Lady; Mr Swales; Captain of the Demeter; Roumanian Mate; Russian Consul; Dailygraph Correspondent; S.F. Billington; Woman Who Stole from the Dead; Berserker; Lucy's Maids (Mary, Wendy & Alice); Thomas Bilder the Wolf-Keeper; Simmons (Renfield's Attendant); William Young; Francis Aytown; Van Helsing's Wife (Elisabet); Van Helsing's Son)
Historical Figures:
(Bram Stoker (Theatre Manager); Arminius Vambery)
Other Characters:
Genevieve Holmwood / Jennie Megginson / Genevieve Kidd; Mainwaring; Sir Maugham Jarsdel; Lady Jarsdel; Mrs Dryden; Robert Browning; Terrence; Constable Perkins; Constable Bryant; Captain Brownsworth; Corporal Phillips; Police Constables; Courier; Surrey Coachman; Cabbies; Royal Society Guests; Scientists; Dilettantes; Financiers; Members of Parliament; Queen's Physician; Princess; Blackall Girls; Schoolmistress; Seamen; Harbourmaster's Staff; Browning's Clerk; Laundry Manageress; Asylum Inmates; Asylum Orderlies; Caretakers; Doctors; Asylum Visitors; Duty Nurse; Asylum Stewards; Bicyclists; Cabbies; Draymen; Hampstead Crowd; German Twins; Hampstead Policemen; Police Surgeon; Carfax Constables; Somerset House Clerk; Orient Express Passengers; Old Woman on Train; Bistritz Citizens; Sahlings Manager; Coach Driver; Peasants; Szgany Gypsies; Royal Engineers; (Sir Toby Fitzwilliam; Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner; Postmaster's Wife; Watson's Patients; Miss Breckendorf; Nuns; Mrs Browning; Theatre Manager; Carriage Driver; Exeter Police Inspector; Betty's Employers; Leverson & Critchley; Mrs Critchley; Police Coroner; Holmes's Informants; Mycroft's Man; Klomser Concierge; Varna Harbourmaster)
Date: 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Whitechapel; Wentworth Street; Cotford's Flat; Surrey; Ring; Carfax; Purfleet Asylum; New Burlington House; Devon; Exeter; Harker's Office; Blackall School; Yorkshire; Whitby; Mina's House; Angel Hotel; Harbourmaster's Office; Harbour Board Offices; Highgate Cemetery; East End Laundry;
Transylvania; Castle Dracula; Hampstead; Spaniards Road; Hampstead Heath; B Division Headquarters; Cockspur Street; Somerset House; Austria; Vienna; Klomser Hotel; Railway Station; Hungary; Buda-Pesth; Bistritz; Hotel Sahlings
Story: Holmes receives details of the Dracula case from Mycroft.
Holmes has encountered Van Helsing before, and believes that there is more to the case than has been made public. Bradstreet, who has taken on the case, arrives at 221B and tells Holmes about the mental decline of his colleague, Cotford, who was involved in the original case, and who believes that a conspiracy of murder is concealed within it.

Spurred on by discrepancies in the so-called Dracula Papers, Holmes visits the impoverished and ailing Lod Holmwood and his new wife, Genevieve. He and Watson examine Carfax Abbey and Purfleet Asylum, and encounter Van Helsing at a Royal Society dinner. In Exeter, they meet with Harker, but it is Kate Reed whose story hints at a deeper conspiracy. From there they journey to Whitby to meet with Mina Harker and investigate the fate of the Demeter, and, back in London, break into Lucy Westenra's tomb.

His researches, with the assistance of Langdale Pike, lead Holmes to figures expurgated from the official Dracula Papers.The facts they uncover lead Holmes and Watson on a journey to Transylvania.

 

"Sherlock Holmes and the Popish Relic" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Mary Morstan)
Historical Figures: (The Golden Dawn)

Other Characters: Ms B-; Three Members of the Golden Dawn; Pregnant Young Lady; Young Lady's Brother; Ageing Widow; Sad-Looking Young Man; Ms B's Amanuensis; Sir Daniel Hotchkiss; Gig Driver; Harry Turnham; Traveller's Rest Customers; Jemima Drebbins; Connie; Connie's Mother; Lord Septimus Bairstowe; Harry Drebbins; Policemen; Inspector Denby; (Young Lady's Husband; Lady Hotchkiss; Poacher; Maid)
Date: October
Locations: Threadneedle Street; 221B, Baker Street; Buckinghamshire; Chalfont Road Station; Chalgrave; Traveller's Rest Inn; Tattlesby Abbey; A Train
Story: Watson attends a séance
and receives a warning about the future. Holmes is consulted by Sir Daniel Hotchkiss, who has inherited Tattlesby Abbey from his eccentric uncle, but has no proof that his uncle is actually dead. He asks Holmes to find his uncle and prove whether he is living or dead. Strange sounds have been heard, and lights and a ghostly monk seen in the Abbey grounds, and a strange draught blows through the house. Arriving in Chalgrave village, Holmes and Watson are told of legends of a saintly relic buried in the grounds of the Abbey. After spending a night in the haunted abbey, the investigation leads Holmes and Watson underground.

Robert Lauderdale

"The Best Laid Plans" (2009)
Included in:
Gaslight Grotesque (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Canonical Revisioning narrated by Lestrade
Canonical Characters: Inspector Lestrade; The Moriarty Gang; Professor Moriarty; Dr. Watson; (Sherlock Holmes
; Inspector Patterson; Tobias Gregson; Inspector Jones; Inspector Bradstreet)
Other Characters: Moriarty's Guests; Police Surgeon; Lestrade's Men; Raven Child; Lizard Woman; Sergeant Jenkins; Moriarty's Creatures; Lestrade's Colleagues
Date: May, 1891 - 1894
Locations: Lestrade's Home; Moriarty's Lair; Morgue; Scotland Yard
Story:
Lestrade recalls the day that the Moriarty Gang was brought down through Holmes's efforts. He recalls his own encounter with Moriarty and the Professor's miraculous escape from death, and the discovery of an underground lair full of human-animal hybrids.

Janice Law

"The Holmes Impersonator" (2015)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #18 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes)

Other Characters: Narrator; Dr Jean Watson; Paul Bergman; Julia Bergman; Bergman's Guests; Barman; police Officer; (Museum Visitors; Museum Board Member; Chief of Police; Agnes; Edith; Martin; Porter St Armond; Caterer)
Date: 21st Century
Locations: USA; Bergman Mansion
Story: The narrator works as a guide, in costume as Holmes, at a Sherlock Holmes museum.
The museum holds a Christmas murder mystery benefit at the mansion home of Paul and Julia Bergman. When the LaFarge family diamonds are stolen from Julia's room, the narrator and museum director, Dr Jean Watson, decide to investigate.

Alain le Bussy

"A Matter Without Gravity" (2009)
Included in:
Tales of the Shadowmen 5: The Vampires of Paris (J.-M. & Randy Lofficier)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson; Mrs Watson's Mother)
Fictional Characters:
Lord Edward Beltham; Arnold Bedford; Professor Cavor; The Time Traveller; Cavorite
Historical Figures:
H.G. Wells
Other Characters: Chambers; Innkeeper; Train Waiter; (Watson's Colleague; Minister)
Locations: Devon; Beltham Manor; 221B, Baker Street; Wells' Home; Two Bridges; Post Office; Inn; A Train
Date: 1896
Story: Holmes and Watson have been summoned to Beltham Manor by the disagreeable Lord Beltham
. The Manor has been plagued by a series of unexplained incidents, and Beltham believes that his neighbour, Wells, may be behind them. Holmes tells Watson of his involvement in Government research into aerial warfare, and suffers a fall on the moor. They visit Wells, taking lunch with him, Bedford, Cavor and the "Traveller", sampling an unfamiliar food cooked with electricity. Intrigued by the sounds of construction from within the house, Holmes and Watson return by night. While Holmes is inside the house, Watson is knocked down by a strange force.

"The Sainte-Genevive Caper" (2005)
Included in:
Tales of the Shadowmen 1: The Modern Babylon (J.-M. & Randy Lofficier)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters:
(Sherlock Holmes)
Fictional Characters:
Ganimard, (Arsne Lupin)
Historical Figures: L
ord Dunsany
Other Characters: Count Sainte-Genevive; Guests; Orchestra; Countess Sainte-Genevive; Footman; Duchess; Marquis; Policemen; Herman Mayer
Locations: Sainte-Genevive's Castle; Paris; Préfecture of Police
Date: 1920
Story: At the annual fête held by Sainte-Genvieve to commemorate his namesake saint's day, Ganimard shares his belief with Dunsany that Lupin poses a threat to the evening, and that Holmes has been hired by the Count's father-in-law as security. The predicted attack comes in a blackout at midnight, but the following day Ganimard discovers that nothing has been stolen, and it is only later that he realises what has really happened.

Stephen Leacock

"An Irreducible Detective Story" (1916)
Included in:
The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel); The Misadventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective:
the great detective
Other Characters: Tourist; Ship's Captain
Locations: New York; The Gloritania
Story: From a hair found on the body of a dead man, the great detective finally tracks down a mass murderer.

 

"Maddened by Mystery: or, The Defective Detective" (1911)
also published as "The Great Detective"
Included in:
The Misadventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen); The Misadventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Sebastian Wolfe)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective: The Great Detective
Story: The Great Detective investigates the kidnapping of the Prince of Württemberg in Paris. After visits from the Prime Minister of England, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Countess of Dashleigh, he begins his investigations, but he is not pleased when he finds out that the Prince is not quite what he expected him to be.

Steve Leadley

"The Circle of Blood" (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes and the Circle of Blood (Steve Leadley)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson)
Historical Figures: Emlen Physick; Frances Ralston; Emilie Parmentier; John Wanamaker; Harriet Tubman; (Benjamin Harrison; Philip Syng Physick; Major General Oliver Otis Howard)
Other Characters: Washington Hotel Manager; Bellhop; Telegraph Clerk; Fourwheeler Driver; Washington Porter; Republic Band; Children; Well-Dressed Elderly Gentleman; Republic Captain; Sailors; Baggage Handlers; Porters; Valets; Robert; Carlton Hotel Guests; Tourists; Bill; Bill's Companion; Joseph Goodfellow; Constable Gallachio; Physick's Butler; Cape May Residents; Chalfonte Guests; Chalfonte Old Man; Angler; Congress Hall Attendants; Baseball Players; Congress Hall Band; Trolley Conductor; Wanamaker's Butler; Wanamaker's Coachman; Samuel Legree; Wagon Driver; Trolley Pilot; Officer Toland; Tubman's Companions; (Minister; John W. Dawkins; Goodfellow's Employee; Goodfellow's Neighbour; Police; Undertaker; Telegraph Operator)
Date: Some time between 1889 & 1893
Locations: USA; Washington City; Hotel; Telegraph Office; Railway Station; A Train; Newcastle; Delaware Bay; Aboard The Rebublic; New Jersey; Cape May Point; Higbee's Landing; Delaware Bay House; Cape May; Hughes Street; Goodfellow's House; Physick's House; Hughes Street; Franklin Street; Columbia Street; Howard Street; The Chalfonte Hotel; The Stockton Hotel; Stockton Baths; Pier; Congress Hall; Wanamaker's House; Telegraph Office; Ocean Drive; A Ship
Story:
In America on government business, Holmes and Watson are on the point of leaving Washington when they receive a telegram from Physick asking them to investigate a murder in Cape May. Goodfellow, an elderly dry goods merchant has been found stabbed through the jaw, a bust of Socrates next to him, circled with his own blood. On arrival they are met by Physick, who takes them to Goodfellow's house, instructing them on local landmarks and history on the way. Holmes examines the murder site and body. Two coloured lanterns attract his attention. Watson tours the city and learns more of its history, attends a Sousa concert, and discovers billiards and baseball. A visit to a gambling house helps Holmes solve the murder. He enlists the help of the Postmaster General and chases a one-armed man to bring the case to a close after a fight aboard a trolley car. Harriet Tubman is present to help add details during the final revelation.

"The Highland Intrigue" (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes and the Circle of Blood (Steve Leadley)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mary Morstan; Mrs Hudson; (Murray; Watson's Accommodating Neighbour)
Historical Figures: (Rob Roy McGregor; James Graham, 1st Duke of Montrose)
Other Characters: Edinburgh Porters; Well-Dressed Couple; Railway Passengers; Thief; Railway Authorities; Edinburgh Constables; Edinburgh Sergeant; Lamplighters; Liam; Hamish Graham; Kyata; Servant; Mr McCloud; Sailors; Firemen; Duncan Dunnahue; Ship's Captain; Cab Driver; Round Tree Waiter; Donald; Steamer Passengers; Games Crowds; Vendors; Games Contestants; Musicians; Highland Dancers; Dunoon Telegraph Clerk; Couple on Train; Fourwheeler Driver; Post Office Clerk; Apoplectic Old Man; Gavin Graham; (Duke of Montrose; Mary; Sikh Foreman; Indian Worker; Magistrate; Dr Dunbarton; Undertaker; Messenger; Jean Grenet; Erin; Edinburgh University Toxicologist; Sub-Saharan Africa Expert; Scottish Soldiers in India; Jewel Expert)
Date: After 1912 (References Scott of the Antarctic)?
Locations: Watson's House; 221B, Baker Street; King's Cross Station; Scotland; Edinburgh; Waverly Station; Tay Bridge; Dundee; Tay Bridge Station; Fintry Castle; Gelly Burn; Mains Graveyard; McCloud's Office; Dock Street; The Round Tree; A Train; Glasgow; Buchanan Street Station; A Paddle Steamer on the River Clyde; Dunoon; Ferry Brae; Telegraph Office; Hunters Quay Hotel; Dundee Post Office; Pub
Story: Watson receives a letter from an old army friend, Graham, who has inherited a lairdship in Scotland after the strange death of his uncle. Holmes is unable to accompany him, so Watson travels to Scotland to investigate. At Edinburgh, he waylays a luggage thief. At Fintry Castle, Graham tells him how he solved a murder in India. He goes on to say that when his uncle, recently returned from a diamond-dealing visit to South Afica, was found dead in bed, a delicate part of his body had turned black. He also discovered a cryptic message in Gaelic in a drawer. Watson pays a nighttime visit to the family crypt to examine the body. On hearing the details of the case, Holmes decides he needs to be on the scene. While Holmes investigates a possible clan feud, Watson and Graham look for the "Duncan" mentioned in the message in town. Watson learns more of the town's history, but the man he is looking for dies in a fire aboard a whaling ship before he can speak to him. A dog is found dead, it's snout turned black and fur falling out, after digging up something, which is no longer there, in the woods. Holmes talks to some professors in Edinburgh and cables Antwerp, while Watson digs up the dead dog and attends the Highland Games. Before the case is over Holmes consults a jewel expert and rehangs a tapestry, Watson waits in a post office, and a maid disappears. A final visit to the family mausoleum concludes the case and recovers an historical treasure.
"The Medium Problem" (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes and the Circle of Blood (Steve Leadley)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars
Historical Figures: (Harry Houdini; William Turner)
Other Characters: Inspector Dickerson; Erin; Miss Ripley; Mrs Saunders; Saunders's Cook; Mrs Dickerson; Commodore Uriah Peters; Benton; Antoinette; Willie Ross; Lady Winfield; Cab Driver; Post Office Clerk; Hiram Silver; Newsboy; Timbor's Butler; Antoinette's Servant; Sir Bradley Timbor; Hansom Driver; Malcolm; (Dickerson's Uncle; Mr Saunders; Lord Alfred Winfield; Miss Fortham; Oliver; Captain Jason Wilkes; Mrs Dickerson's Mother; Mr Ross; Pickpocket; Restaurant Managers; Lady Winfield's Butler; Colonel Stephens; Mrs Stephens; Lord Cheltham; Mrs Curtis; Stanley Kern MP, Mr & Mrs Yarborough; Candice Boice; Baron Von Sickle; Baroness Von Sickle; Chancellor of the Exchequer Paulson; Lady Winfield's Servants; Randolph; Reporter; Confectioner)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Saunders House; Scotland Yard; Chelsea; Antoinette's House; Post Office; Timbor's House
Story: Watson is outraged by stories of the medium Antoinette in the papers, but Holmes takes little interest. Leaving 221B, Watson meets Dickerson, who has attended one of Antoinette's séances, and discovers that the patient he is attending believes herself cured by Antoinette. Deducing that her food had been deliberately poisoned, he decides to attend one of Antoinette's séances. Holmes becomes interested when a diamond is stolen from one of Antoinette's clients, Lady Winfield, particularly when the police choose to consult Antoinette rather than himself. Antoinette claims the jewel was stolen by a spirit named Randolph. When the jewel is recovered, Holmes predicts a spate of future robberies, and sends a letter to Houdini. A Turner painting is stolen. The solution to the mystery lies in a walking stick and a spilled pot of tea.

Anne Lear

"The Adventure of the Global Traveler" (1978)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche narrated by Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moran
Fictional Characters: The Time Traveller; The Time Machine
Historical Figures: William Shakespeare; H.G. Wells
Other Characters: Waitress; Shakespeare's Audience; Actor
Date: 1891 & 1640
Locations: Washington D.C.; The Folger Library; Capitol Hill; The Hawk & Dove Bar; Reichenbach; Richmond; The Globe Theatre
Story: The narrator finds a manuscript written by Moriarty, which tells how he survived Reichenbach with the help of Colonel Moran. Returning to Richmond he was able to build a time machine, which he used to extend the limits of his crimes. Unfortunately the machine broke down and he was transported back to Elizabethan England, finding himself on the stage of the Globe Theatre in the middle of a performance of Macbeth.

Tim Lebbon

"The Horror of the Many Faces" (2003)
Included in:
Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Jones; Mrs. Hudson; (Irene Adler)
Other Characters: Murder Victim; Murderer
Locations: An Alleyway; Watson's Home; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street
Story: On his way home, Watson comes across Holmes in an alleyway brutally murdering a man. The following day he reads of six similar murders. The witnesses to each one describe different murderers. Jones asks Watson to help find Holmes after he tells him what he saw, and he finds himself holding Holmes at gunpoint in the Baker Street rooms, only to be greeted by a second Holmes in the doorway.

Maurice Leblanc

Arsne Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (1908)
(originally serialised as two novellas: "La Dame Blonde" (1905-1907) & "La Lampe Juive" (1907))
"The Jewish Lamp" appears separately in I Believe in Sherlock Holmes (Douglas G. Greene)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Herlock Sholmes & Mr. Wilson
Fictional Characters: Arsne Lupin
Historical Figures: (Napoleon; Marie Walewska)
Other Characters: M. Gerbois; Shopkeeper; Young Man; Suzanne Gerbois; Hortense; Police; Governor of the Credit Foncier; Gerbois' Neighbours; Grocer; Ernest; Blonde Lady; Reporters; Ganimard; Folenfant; Cab Drivers; Gaston; M. Detinan; M. Dudouis; Baron d'Hautrec; Antoinette Brehat; Sister Augusta; Charles; Cab Driver; Coroner; Police Commissioner; Auction Crowd; Exiled King; Italian Tenor; A Prominent Member of Society; Herschmann; Countess de Crozon; Count de Crozon; The d'Andelles; Blanche de Real; Countess's Maid; Madame Real; Waiter; Narrator; Two Men outside Restaurant; Railway Employee; Cab Driver; Two Policemen; Elysee Palace Desk Clerk; M. Thenard; Workmen; Valet; Horseman; Druggist; Druggist's Assistants; Lucien Destange; Destange's Domestic; Clotilde Destange; Lad; Lady Cleveden; Lady Heath; Spanish Ambassador; British Ambassador; Restaurant Proprietor; Policemen; Waiter; Commissioner Decointre; Jeanniot; Edmond Leroux; Victor Leroux; Leonard; Taxi Driver; Captain of The Swallow; Sailors; Felix Davey; M. Dubreuil; Child; Davey's Spy; Rue Crevaux Concierge; Folenfant; Ganimard's Men; Lupin's Men; Rue Picot Concierge; Railway Porter; Railway Guards; Postman; Sholmes's Servant; Sholmes's Valet; Sandwich Men; Dominique; Baron Victor D'Imbervalle; Suzanne D'Imbervalle; Burglars; Domestics; Doctor; Henriette D'Imblevalle; Alice Demun; Dupret; Waiter; Avenue des Ternes Concierge; M. Bresson; Beggar; Two Bicycle Policemen; Fisherman; Austin Gilett; Two Scotland Yard men; (Commandant Bessy; M. Beloux; Hotel Beaurivage Manager; Sophie D'Imblevalle)
Date: December 8th-9th (1904?) / 1st February - 12th March (1905?) / March 27th-April
Locations: France; A Curio Shop; Gerbois' Cottage; The Lycée; Paris; The Credit Foncier; Rue des Capucines; 25, Rue Clapeyron; Avenue Henri-Martin; d'Hautrec's Residence; Drouot Auction Rooms; de Crozon's Chateau; Japanese Tea House, Rue Boissy d'Anglais; Restaurant near the Gare du Nord; A Train; Creil; Gare du Nord; Elysee Palace Hotel; Park; Drugstore; Destange's Residence; Chaussee d'Antin; Rue Helder; Hungarian Restaurant; The Etoile; 40, Rue Chalgrin; Rue Pergolese; Ganimard's Residence; A Quay; Aboard The Swallow; 8, Rue Crevaux; Rue Picot; Sholmes's London Residence; 18, Rue Murillo; Levallois; 36, Quay des Orfevres; Avenue des Ternes; Place Saint-Ferdinand; Cafe; Bank of the Seine; Boulevard Victor Hugo; Rue du Chateau; Aboard the City of London: (Crecy; Trouville; Hotel Beaurivage)
Story:
"The Blonde Lady"
Gerbois buys an antique secretary for his daughter's birthday. The following day the desk is stolen. Two months later Gerbois learns that he has won the lottery, but discovers that the winning ticket was in the stolen secretary. Arsne Lupin announces that he has the winning ticket and suggests they divide the winnings. When Gerbois refuses, Suzanne is kidnapped by a blonde lady. Two days later Foncier arrives at the Credit Foncier with the ticket. Ganimard sets a watch on Gerbois in order to capture Lupin. Lupin reveals his reasons for wanting the secretary and Suzanne is reunited with her father. Although he searches the house, Ganimard fails to find Lupin. Baron d'Hautrec is found murdered in his bedroom, his nurse has disappeared and the room is in disarray. When the police arrive, everything is in its place, the room tidy and the Baron's body peacefully in bed.

Ganimard believes the murder was part of Lupin's theft of the blue diamond, until it is discovered that the diamond is still on the Baron's finger. The diamond is sold at auction and stolen six months later. The Austrian consul is accused of the theft and Ganimard is called in to investigate. He believes the case is related, through the blonde lady, to the Gerbois case. When Ganimard is once again duped by Lupin it is suggested that Herlock Sholmes be called in. Lupin encounters Sholmes in a restaurant and the challenge is laid that the case will be brought to a conclusion in ten days. Sholmes and Wilson find themselves bested by Lupin very early in the game, and their lives at risk. Sholmes discovers that all the properties linked to the case shared the same architect. After taking the blonde lady prisoner, Sholmes finds the tables turned once again, and himself en route out of France, but soon manages to turn them back and hand Lupin over to Ganimard. Sholmes retrieves the blue diamond, but Lupin makes his escape.

"The Antique Jewish Lamp"
Back in London Sholmes receives a letter from Baron D'Imblevalle asking him to investigate a robbery, and a second from Lupin warning him not to interfere. Arriving in Paris, he receives a warning from a girl to stay away from the Baron's residence, and sees sandwich-board men touting a duel between himself and Lupin. He learns from the Duke that an antique lamp containing a precious jewel has been stolen. Sholmes demonstrates that the robbery was not as straightforward as it appears to be. That night, Wilson is wounded during another intrusion into the house. Sholmes and Ganimard believe they have found Lupin, but the man they have been following kills himself. Sholmes finds himself adrift with Lupin in a leaking boat on the Seine, being shot at from the shore. Sholmes's solution leads to distress and he finds himself sailing for England, once again in company of Lupin.

"Holmlock Shears Arrives Too Late" (1906)
(also published as "Herlock Sholms Arrive Trop Tard", "Herlock Sholmes Arrives Too Late" & "Sherlock Holmes Arrives Too Late")
Included in:
The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsne Lupin, Gentleman Burglar (Maurice Leblanc); The Hollow Needle (Maurice Leblanc / adapted by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier); The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective: Holmlock Shears / Herlock Sholms / Herlock Sholmes
Fictional Characters: Arsne Lupin
Historical Figures: (Kings Henry IV, and Louis XVI of France)
Story: The banker, Georges Devanne, has hired Shears to protect his home, Thibermesnil Castle, and its art treasures from the thief, Arsne Lupin, after books containing plans of the castle's secret passage have been stolen from his library and the Bibliothque Nationale, and to solve the mystery of the family secret. As the title suggests it is Lupin who triumphs over Shears.

Henry Ledgard & Andrew Singer

Tanith Lee

"The Human Mystery" (1999)
Included in:
More Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Eleanor Caston; Vine; Mrs Castle; Reynolds; Nettie Prince; (Lucy; Eleanor's Aunt; Sir Hugh de Castone; Hannah Castone; French Caston Woman; Maria Caston; Samps & Brown; Mr Smith)
Date: 22nd December
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Crowby, Caston Gall
Story: Having inherited a house, Caston Gall, from an aunt, Eleanor Caston learns that any single female member of the family living in it at Christmas is cursed to die. In the past, a sighting of a white fox has accompanied the deaths. Eleanor has recently received a threatening note warning her to stay out of the house, letters have appeared in the snow with no footprints near them, a number five in red has appeared on the study wall, and a scratching noise has been heard in the walls. Holmes and Watson travel to Crowby where they witness the letters and the scratching and learn that meat has been disappearing from the kitchens. His investigations lead Holmes to deduce that Eleanor has something other than the threat to her life in mind, and that he himself is very much central to the events at Caston Gall.

R.C. Lehmann

"The Adventure of the Swiss Banker" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Palace Attendants; European Aristocrats; American Millionaires; Croupier; Duke Cosimo di Monte Carlo; (Marchese Casino Del Rouletti; Potson's Landlady)
Locations: Charing Cross Station; Monaco; Monte Carlo; Ducal Palace
Story: H
oles and Potson are called to Monte Carlo by Duke Cosimo to investigate the disappearance of his son, the Machese Casino Del Rouletti. Holes reveals the missing heir at a roulette table.

"The Bishop's Crime" (1893)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson (Un-named in this story)
Other Characters: Bishop of Florida; (Mrs Drabley)
Date: 14th November, 1892
Locations: Potson's House; Soho; Church Street
Story: Hole
s appears at Potson's house and draws his attention to a series of accidents involving orange peel. A reference to the Bishop of Florida in the Evening Standard puts Holes on the road to a solution.

"The Duke's Feather" (1893)
Included in:
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
; The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson (Un-named in this story)
Historical Figures: (Czar of Russia)
Other Characters: Sergeant Bluff; Duke of Dumpshire; (Oloa Fiaskoffskaia; Grand Duke Ivanoff; Alured, Earl Mountravers)
Locations: Blobley-in-the-Marsh; Wurzelby Farm; Fourcastle Towers
Story: While Holes is in Irkoutsk, investigating the theft of a silver mine for the Czar, Potson is holidaying at a farmhouse in Blobley-in-the-Marsh. Holes appears, swiftly followed by Sergeant Bluff, and together they go to Fourcastle Towers, home of the Duke of Dumpshire, where Holes reveals a poaching plot.

"The Escape of the Bull-Dog" (1893)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Colonel the Reverend Henry Bagnet; Head Mess-Waiter; Undergraduates; Dons; Mathematical Moderator; (Mayor of Cambridge; Vice-Chancellor; The Esquire Bedell)
Date: Early Summer, 1891
Locations: Cambridge; Cambridge Volunteers Mess
Story: During an epidemic in London, Potson visits his old military friend, Bagnet, in Cambridge, when news comes of an escaped bull-dog. Holes arrives, and issues instructions for the capture of the dog.

"His Final Arrow" (1918)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Henry Brabazon Beltravers, Marquis of Bobstay
Date: During the First World War
Locations: Baker Street; Holes's Rooms; Marquis's Mansion
Story: Holes is called on by the War Cabinet to investigate the shortage of one lump of sugar and three bread-crumbs in the accounts of the Food-Controller.

"The Hungarian Diamond" (1893)
Also published as "Picklock Holes and the Samovar Diamond"
Included in:
A Sherlock Holmes Compendium (Peter Haining); The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Emperor-King of Hungary; Leader of the Opposition; Police; (Grand Duke of Schnupftuchstein; M. Paul Deroulede; Emperor of Austria)
Date: August
Locations: Camberwell; Hungary; Pesth
Story: Holes's inference of a commander-in-chief from a penny whistle is interrupted by a bugle call.
Holes tells Potson that the great Samovar diamond has been stolen from the Emperor of Austria, and its disappearence could have terrible consequences as he is due to visit Pesth the following week. Holes and Potson travel to Pesth, taking a clue with them.

"Lady Hilda's Mystery" (1893)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Telegraph Boy; (Cardinal Dacapo; Khan of Bokhara; Khan's Fourteenth Wife; Lady Hilda Cardamums; Marquis of Sassafras)
Locations: Bokhara
Story: Potson is in Bokhara, where he encounters Holes, who is in search of the missing Lady Hilda Cardamums.

"The Notch in the Tulwar" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Historical Figures: (Joseph Chamberlain)
Other Characters: Carter; (Mrs Coles; Imaum of Tulliegorum)
Date: 22nd October
Locations: Potson's House
Story: Holes appears while Potson is eating breakfast
and deuces what is concealed under his napkin. He effects the arrest of Potson's servant, Carter.

"Picklock's Disappearance" (1894)
Included in:
I Believe in Sherlock Holmes (Douglas G. Greene); The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes)
Other Characters: Bloomsbury Policeman; (Bald Solicitor; Music Hall Singer; Life Guards; Mrs Potson)
Date: January, 1894
Locations: Bloomsbury; Potson's Rooms; Piccadilly; Regent Street; Jermyn Street; Bury Street
Story: Holes and Potson are investigating the theft of a well-known public monument, when Holes reveals that a number of attempts have been made on his life. The following day, Potson receives a final note from Holes, explaining the role of Sherlock Holmes in his demise.
"The Return of Picklock" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes)
Historical Figures: (Richard Seddon; Theodore Roosevelt; Paul Kruger; Lord Curzon; Joseph Chamberlain)
Other Characters: (Mrs Potson; The Khan of Khiva)
Locations: 259, Peckham Road
Story: Potson is relecting on Holes's disappearance, when his musings are interrupted by the sound of a bomb from the street outside. He goes outside and collapses into unconsciousness when he discovers Holes lying on the pavement. After he has revovered from the shock, Holes tells him of his adventures since his disappearance.
"A Scandal in Paflagonia" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Smith; (Chickweed / King of Paflagonia)
Date: Early December
Locations: Baker Street; Potson's Apartment
Story: In Potson's Baker Street rooms, Holes deduces what Potson is not thinking about. They are interrupted by the precipitant arrival of a young man whom Holes judges to be the King of Paflagonia. He exits the flat in an even more precipitant manner.
"The Stolen March" (1893)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Samuel Potson
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Swiss Boy)
Other Characters: Isabel Gumpshon; Mrs Philippa Gumpshon; Augustus O'Brien Gumpshon; Sir Aminadab Holes; Lady Holes; Hayloft Holes; Skairkrow Holes; Jemima Gumpshon; Edgar Allan Poe Gumpshon; Gaboriau Gumpshon; Ann Radcliffe Gumpshon; Tochtachie Policemen; Lord Tochtachie; Tochtachie's Retainers; Tochtachie's Butler; (Annabella Bellasys; Colonel Gumpshon; Footman; The Cook; Ian Strunachar; David McPhizzle; Tochtachie's Father-in-Law)
Locations: Belgrave Square; Potson's Rooms; Fitzjohn's Avenue; Sir Aminadab's House; Scotland; Daffshire; Tochtachie; A Barn; Tochtachie Castle
Story: Potson reveals the details of Holes's failed engagement to Annabella Bellasys, the daughter of a church dignitary, and some details of his family background. He and Holes are summoned by Holes's niece, Isabel Gumpshon, to the home of Holes's parents, Sir Aminadab and Lady Holes, where Sir Aminadab has murdered the footman, and framed his wife for the crime. Sir Aminadab sends Holes and Potson north to Tochtachie Castle in Scotland to investigate the theft of a march from Lord Tochtachie.
"The Story of the Lamplighter" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Lamplighter; Thomas Baltimore Jubley; (Cabman)
Date: A Sunday in mid-February
Locations: Baker Street; Jubley's Mansion
Story: Holes and Potson are investigating the disappearances of a number of grandfather's, including Holes's own, Thomas Baltimore Jubley. They follow the lamplighter along Baker Street

"The Story of the Lost Picklock" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Historical Figures: (Kaiser Wilhelm II)
Other Characters: (Mrs Coles)
Locations: Baker Street
Story: After the disappearances of a pipe and a shirt-stud
are linked to Potson's landlady's parrot, Potson judges Holes to have become lost.

"The Story of the Princess" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Young Girl; Ruffian; (Imaum of Kashmir)
Locations: Baker Street; Potson's Apartment
Story: Holes bemoans the declining crime rate of the United Kingdom. A young girl arrives, claiming to have been followed, and Holes and Potson set upon a ruffian, returning to find that a burglary has taken place.

NOTE: Although Bill Peschel identifies "Three Fingered Jack" in Holes's list of dead and gone criminals as American outlaw "Three-Fingered Jack" McDowell, it is more likely that the intended reference is to "Three-Finger'd Jack" Mansong, an escaped slave-turned-rebel in Jamaica, when it was under British rule. Like Sweeney Todd, also in Holes's list, this Three-Fingered Jack was also the subject of a successful London play. As Holes goes on to complain about American criminals, it is unlikely that he would have included one in his otherwise all-British list.

"The Story of the Russian Anarchist" (1903)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: Inspector Lumpkin; Lumpkin's Constables; (The Czar's Renegade Great-Aunt; Tribe of Beni Bashas)
Locations: Potson's House (?)
Story: Holes and Potson set up a crime scene as a test for Scotland Yard's Inspector Lumpkin, leading to Holes's arrest and imprisonment.

"The Umbrosa Burglary" (1893)
Included in:
The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel); The Misadventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Picklock Holes; Dr Potson
Other Characters: James Silver; Mrs. Silver; Boys & Girls; Peter Bowman; Young Puntsman; Johnny Silver; Burglar
Locations: Umbrosa; Banks of the Thames
Story: Staying at Umbrosa, the home of Potson's friend, James Silver, Holes deduces that a puntsman is a bigamist and a wife murderer. He later states that a burglary will take place in the house later that evening, and is none too pleased when the burglar is captured by Silver's son Johnnie and his friend Peter Bowman.

Fritz Leiber

"The Moriarty Gambit" (1962)
Included in:
The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Professor Moriarty
Historical Figures: Henry Edward Bird; Johann Zukertort; Wilhelm Steinitz; Joseph Blackburne; Mikhail Tchigorin; Baron Ignatz Kolisch
Date: April 23, 1883
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Victoria Hall at the Criterion
Story: Holmes tells Watson of his first meeting with Moriarty, and how in the guise of S. Vernet, he beat him in a chess championship. It was as a result of this game that he decided to take up a career fighting crime.

John Lennon

"The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield" (1962)
Included in:
A Spaniard in the Works (John Lennon); The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sebastian Wolfe)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives: Shamrock Womlbs; Doctored Whopper
Characters Based on Historical Figures: Jack the Nipple
Other Characters: Oxo Whitney; Mary Atkins; Sydnees Aspinall; Cabbie; Inspectre Basil; Blasted Policeman
Date: Towards the End of March, 1892
Locations: Bugger Street; Wolmlbs's Rooms; Mary's Room; Picaninny Surplass; Chelthea; Nats Café; Carringto Average
Story:
Womlbs receives a message that Oxo Whitney has broken out of Wormy Scabs prison, and shortly thereafter, Whitney arrives in person. After preparing herself for the evening with Sydnees, Mary Atkins reads in the paper of the latest outrage committed by Jack the Nipple. Inspectre Basil consults Womlbs over the case of Jock the Cripple. While the Nipple stalks the streets, Mary picks up a new client. Sydnees consults Womlbs, who disappears for a week.

Christopher Leppek

The Surrogate Assassin (1998)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Jefferson Hope; Mrs Hudson; Young Stamford; Mycroft Holmes; Silver Blaze; John Straker)
Fictional Characters: Elise McKenna
Historical Figures: Christopher Leppek; Sir Henry Irving; Edwin Booth; Mary McVicker Booth; James McVicker; Mary McVicker; Edwina Booth; Maggie Mitchell; Joseph Booth; Allan Pinkerton; Samuel Arnold; Dr Samuel Mudd; Frances Mudd; Mudd's Children; Richard B. Garrett; Mrs Garrett; Bessie Hale Chandler; Garrie Davidson; John Wilkes Booth; Mary Ann Booth; Rosalie Booth; Richard Booth (Samson Morrissey); (Abraham Lincoln; Mark Gray Lyon; Mary Ann's Mother; Junius Brutus Booth; Adelaide Booth; Junius Booth, Jr.; Asia Booth; John Sleeper Clarke; Sarah Booth; Robert Lincoln; Andrew Johnson; Edgar Allan Poe; Edwin Stanton; John Surratt; Michael O'Laughlin; George Atzerodt; David Herold; Lewis Payne; Mary Surratt; Samuel Chase; William Henry Seward; Mary Todd Lincoln; Major Henry Reed Rathbone; Clara Harris; Harry Hawk; Ford's Audience; Sergeant Silas T. Cobb; Union Troops; Rebel Cavalrymen; Garrett Family; Captain Willie Jett; Lieutenant L.B. Baker; Sergeant Boston Corbett; Ned Spangler; James Garfield; Charles J. Guiteau; Charles Wood; John T. Ford, Jr.; Ulysses S. Grant; Ned Spangler; James W. Pumphrey; Julia Dent Grant; John Matthews; National Hotel Desk Clerk; Peanut John; Star Saloon Drunk; Ford's Usher; James G. Blaine; Edwin M. Stanton; Charles Forbes; John Parker; Lizzie Williams; John Lloyd; Mudd's Father; Oswell Swann; Samuel Cox; Thomas Jones; Colonel John Hughes; Elizabeth Quesenberry; William Bryant; Dr Richard Stewart; William Lucas; Ferryman Rollins; Captain Willie Jett; Major Mortimer Ruggles; Lieutenant A.R. Bainbridge; Richard H. Garrett; William Garrett; John Garrett; Robert Garrett; Joanna Garrett; Lieutenant Edward Doherty; Everton Conger; Luther Baker; Fannie Garrett; Dr Charles Urquhart; Ned Freeman; Judge Advocate General David G. Swaim; Fanny Brown; Effie German; Alice Grey; Helen Western; John P. Hale; Ella Starr; Charles Dawson; Dr John Frederick May; Mark Lyon Gray; John St Helen; Samuel Chester; Louis Wiechmann; John Taltavul; H.A.W. Tabor; Baby Doe Tabor)
Other Characters: Lyceum Audience; Actors; Head Usher; Charlie Yockey; Director; Bothnia Quartermaster; Crewmen; Reporters; Carriage Driver; New York Crowds; Masterson; Pinkerton Agents; Billy McPheeters; Western Union Boy; Cab Driver; Hester Street Beggars; Mulberry Bend Knifeman; Washington Cabbie; National Hotel Clerk; National Waiter; Corporal Jones; Major Caldwell; Lieutenant Devereaux; Anacostia Residents; Surrattsville Innkeeper; Ferry Passengers; War Department Major; 17th Street Crowds; Landau Driver; Chandler's Maid; Central Park Carriage Passengers; Carriage Driver; Brooklyn Bridge Workers; Carrollton Bellhop; Sexton; Mourners; Baltimore Passers-by; Baltimore Cab Driver; National Hotel Lift Operator; Hotel Guests; Boy in Sailor Suit; Firemen; Belvedere Bridge Crowd; (Polk City Farmer; Farmer's Grandfather; Des Moines Attorney; Nehemiah Lane; Watson's Theatre Acquaintance; Oberammergau Assassin; Lyceum Clerk; Chicago Police; Holmes's Parents; Jarvis; Patterson House Landlady; Stable Man; Gray's Orderly; 5th Avenue Irregulars; Georgetown Men; Hillbilly; Confederate Raiders; Miners; Wilkes Booth's Wife; Wilkes Booth's Son; Gypsy Fortune Teller; Ford's Stagehands; Stable Managers; Churchgoers; Elias Barth; Hepzibah Barth; Jedediah Barth; Jonathan Barth; Abigail Barth; Zachariah Barth; Sarah Morrissey; Hermit Woman; Actor)
Date: March, 1990s / May 6th, 1935 / May - September, 1881
Locations: Watson's Study; 221B, Baker Street; Lyceum Theatre; Oxford Circus; Restaurant on the Strand; Aboard the Bothnia; New York; Windsor Hotel; The Bowery; Hester Street; Five Points; Mulberry Bend; A Train; Washington; National Hotel; Tenth Street; Ford's Theater; Baptist Alley; Patterson House; Anacostia; Surrattsville; Surratt's Inn; T.B.; Mudd's House; Zeckiah's Swamp; Port Tobacco; Mathias Point; Virginia; Port Conway; Port Royal; Garrett's Farm; Bowling Green; The War Department; 17th Street; 1421 I Street; Booth Theater; Central Park; Baltimore; Carrollton Hotel; Eden Street; Cathedral Cemetery; Fayette Street; Greenmount Cemetery; Belvedere Bridge; Belair Road; Pennsylvania Station; Northumberland Hotel
Story: 1990s: Leppek receives a UPS package from a farmer in Polk City containing an old manuscript.

1935: Watson re-reads his account of The Surrogate Assassin and resolves, with Holmes, to send it to the descendants of one of the principal characters, to remain unopened until fifty years after his and Holmes's deaths.

1881: Holmes declines a deduced invitation to see Edwin Booth and Henry Irving in Othello, so Watson goes alone. The following day, Booth arrives at Baker Street, and Watson discovers that Holmes and Booth are cousins. Booth tells Holmes of several attempts on his life, each accompanied by the delivery of three acorns. On the way to the Lyceum, site of the latest attack, Holmes tells Watson the Booth family's history. He deduces that the attacker is French and has fled back to his homeland, but will not give up his persecution. When Booth returns to America, Holmes and Watson travel with him. As they sail towards New York, Holmes tells Watson all he has learned of the Lincoln assassination.

In New York, Holmes and Watson familiarise themselves with the city, and hear of an assassination attempt on President Garfield. An intruder kills Booth's Pinkerton bodyguard. A ring links the murderer to the Golden Circle, and Holmes sets his Fifth Avenue Irregulars on watch. Holmes and Watson venture into Five Points in search of the killer, but after barely missing him, Holmes decides to turn his attention to the details of the Lincoln assassination. They travel to Washington and Virginia, visiting sites associated with Booth, and interviewing those connected with the events there, finally learning that Booth may still be alive. Returning to New York, they examine a trunk that belonged to Booth. Holmes travels to Chicago and brings back a surprise guest, and summons his colleagues to Baltimore where another surprise guest is presented. A pursuit leads to a final confrontation in a cornfield near the Booths' old home.

John T. Lescroart

"The Adventure of the Giant Rat of Sumatra" (1997)
Included in: The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Billy; Mycroft Holmes; Colonel Moran; Giant Rat of Sumatra; (Professor Moriarty; Culverton-Smith)
Historical Figures: (Lord Salisbury)
Other Characters: Diogenes Club Doorman; Birmingham Sailors; Captain John Wagner; First Mate Jeffers; Moran's Crew; (Pirates)
Date: December, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Diogenes Club; Atlantic Ocean; Aboard HMS Birmingham
Story: A newspaper article about Moran's ship, returning from Sumatra, being attacked by pirates, leads Holmes to suspect a plot to engineer an outbreak of the bubonic plague. He learns that Culverton Smith is also in league with Moriarty and Moran. Holmes and Watson set sail at the head of a naval fleet aboard HMS Birmingham to intercept Moran.

"Dunkirk" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes / Mr Sigerson; (Dr Watson)
Historical Figures: Winston Churchill; (General Heinz Guderian)
Other Characters: Harry; George; Duffy Black; Soldiers; Boat Crews; Naval Commander; Expeditionary Force Major; Colonel Bryce Hagin; 14th Highland Regiment; German Troops; Lieutenant Wilkes; Roger; (Duffy's Brother-in-Law; Duffy's Sister)
Date: 26th May - October, 1940
Locations: English Channel; Aboard the Dover Doll; France; Dunkirk; Aa Canal; Kent; Dover
Story:
The crew of the Dover Doll during the Dunkirk evacuation is comprised of War Office clerk Duffy Black, his two young nephews, and the elderly Sigerson. The evacuations continue for four days, they face attack from Stukas, and rescue the 14th Highland regiment under enemy fire. But, before they can return to Dover, Colonel Bryce Hagin orders them to launch an attack on the Aa Canal.

Son of Holmes (1986)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: (Mrs Hudson / Martha; Sherlock Holmes; Irene Adler; Mycroft Holmes; Dr Watson)
Fictional Characters: Nero Wolfe (Auguste Lupa / Julius Adler / Cesar Mycroft); Fritz Brenner (Fritz Benet); (James Bond; M)
Historical Figures: John T. Lescroart; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Ian Fleming)
Other Characters: Kevin James; Hugo Arrowroot; Harvard Student; Dinner Guests; Friend in Lyons; Madame Giraud-Neuilly; Jacques Neuilly; Jean Chessal; Jules Giraud; Charles; Marcel Routier; Georges Lavoie; Henri Pulis; Paul Anser; Tania Chessal; Inspector; Gendarmes; Anna Dubrov; Joseph Watkins; Renee Pulis; Funeral Guests; Danielle; Factory Guards; Maurice Ponty; Janitor; Stevedores; Henri Pulis, Jr; Henri's Customer; Newsboy; Cart Driver; Elderly Officers; Children; M. Procunier; Jacques Magiot; Magiot's Men; Monsieur Vernet; Café Waiter; (Lord Peter Thatcher; Undertaker; Watkins' Agents; German Agent; J. Chatelet)
Date: January 6th - April, 1983 / May 18th - 26th & August,1915
Locations: Arlington, Massachusetts; Morocco; France; Lyons; House near Valence; Valence; Rue St Philip; La Couronne; The Giraud House; Flower Shop; The Chessal House; Cemetery; St Etienne; Bar; St Etienne Arsenal & Munitions Factory; The Pulis House; Church; Anser's House; Valence Police Headquarters; Café
Story: 1983: Lescroart is invited to the Martha Hudson Dinner where he is introduced to the theory that Sherlock Holmes was a real person. Later that year, in a house he has rented in France he discovers a manuscript in a box in the wine cellar which tells of an episode in the life of the man who is clearly Holmes's son, Auguste Lupa.

1915: Jules Giraud seeks out chef Auguste Lupa because France needs a spy and he just happens to be the best in Europe. It is believed that the man behind many European assassinations, including Archduke Franz Ferdinand's, is currently in Valence, where two agents have already been killed. Giraud is aware that Lupa has, himself, been tracking down the assassin, and that he also initiated the events that brought Giraud back to his old home in Valence. Giraud believes that their man's target this time would be the destruction of the arms factory at St Etienne. He invites Lupa to his regular Wednesday night beer-drinking session with his small group of friends, and Lupa makes a series of startling deductions about them, but later Giraud's fellow-agent, Routier, is poisoned.

Giraud joins forces with Lupa (who is currently working for the English under the influence of his uncle), and meets his associates, Watson and Dubrov, in his orchid room. The conclusion is obvious that their man is one of Giraud's friends. Giraud and his friend Georges take a tour of the factory. The policeman investigating Routier's death is murdered, and Lupa and his colleagues shot at. Giraud discovers that one of his friends has an attic full of guns. When the police accuse Lupa of the murders, his relative, Vernet, is brought into the picture. Giraud loses his chef and his lover, and the factory is blown up before the case is brought to a conclusion.

NOTE: The name 'Auguste Lupa' is a play on 'Nero Wolfe' who was suggested by William S. Baring-Gould to have been the son of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. Giraud's Swiss chef, Fritz Benet, presumably goes on to work for Wolfe as "Fritz Brenner".

Rasputin's Revenge (1986)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Irene Adler; King of Bohemia; Mycroft Holmes; Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: Nero Wolfe (Auguste Lupa); (Fritz Brenner)
Historical Figures: John T. Lescroart; Ferdinand Foch; Vladimir Sukhomlinov; Nicholas II; Czarina Alexandra; Ekaterina Viktorovna (Katrina Sukhomlinov); Maurice Paleologue; Anna Vyrubova; Rasputin; Czarevich Alexei; Sailor (Rudi) Derevenko; Grand Duchess Olga; Grand Duchess Tatiana; Grand Duchess Marie; Grand Duchess Anastasia; Princess Anastasia of Montenegro; Varya Panina; Prince Felix Yussoupov; Purishkevich; Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovitch; Colonel Sukhotin; Stanislaus de Lazovert; (Peter Stolypin; Pierre Gilliard (Gaillard); Sergei Sazonov; Stephen Beletsky; Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich; Princess Milica (Militsa) of Montenegro; George V; King Nicholas I of Montenegro; Kaiser Wilhelm II; Czar Alexander III; Empress Maria Feodorovna; Fabergé; Alexander Kerensky; Prince Lvov; Princess Irina
)
Other Characters: Dr Don Matoosian; Jules Giraud; Sukhomlinov's Orderly; Servants; Beggars; Cossacks; Guards; Lady-in-Waiting; Old Palace Dinner Guests; Vyrubova's Guests; Boris Minsky; Crowd Outside Minsky's House; Inspector Dubniev; Rasputin's Visitors; Rasputin's Doorman; Rasputin's Women; Detectives; Street Children; Elena Ripley; Bread Thieves; Peasants; String Quartet; Leo; Maximilian Pohl; Karel Borstoi; Monsieur Muret; Villa Rhode Customers; Gypsy Band; Cubat Maitre D'; Waiter; Cubat Customers; Firefighters; Royal Messenger; John Tucker Wilson; Borstoi's Assistant; Lady-in-Waiting; Captain of the Guard; Prison Guard; Anaxagoras Beria; Grand Duke Sergei Zostov; Orthodox Priest; Astoria Guests & Visitors; Delivery Man; Porter; Astoria Night Clerk; Young Man in the Astoria; French Embassy Guard; (Mikhail Vayev; Tania Chessal; Michelle Giraud; Foch's Aides-de-Camp; Dieter Bresloe; Sergei Lubovitch; Duke Pavlaya Beretska; Marcel Routier; Alexei's Doctors; Ivan Kapov; Anna Dubrov; Borstoi's Father)
Date: Mid-September, 1916 - 14th January, 1917
Locations: USA; California; France; Rhone Valley; Russia; St Petersburg; Winter Palace; Tsarskoye Selo; Alexander Palace; Old Palace; Vryrubova's House; Minsky's House; Train Station; 20, 63-64 Gorokhavaya Street; French Embassy; Princess Anastasia's House; Nevsky Prospekt; Boulangerie; Villa Rhode; Borstoi's Shop; Cubat; Restaurant Ernest; Petropavlovskaya Krepost; Fortress Ss Peter & Paul; Astoria Hotel; Neva Bridge; Moika Palace
Story: Lescroart receives a package from Vayev, a Russian archivist, containing an account of Lupa's adventures in Russia.

Giraud is sent to Russia by Foch to present a French arms deal to Nicholas II to keep him fighting on the Eastern Front. He meets with Sukhomlinov, who warns him of Rasputin, and explains his position in the royal household. After his first meeting with Nicholas and Alexandra he finds himself serving as tutor to the Czarevich. At a party that evening he meets Rasputin, and hears a number of different perspectives on the current state of the country and of the alliances and loyalties of the people he will be dealing with. The following day he learns that Minsky, a commissar who challenged Rasputin at the party, is dead, and discovers that Lupa is present at the murder scene and working in the Czar's kitchens. He tells Giraud of three other friends of the Czar who have recently been killed.

Giraud witnesses Rasputin whipping himself, and is taken to meet the royal children. Rasputin saves Czarevich Alexei from an out-of-control horse. On the street, Giraud witnesses peasants being executed for stealing bread. He finds himself becoming attracted to the royal children's drama teacher, Elena Ripley. He and Lupa break up a fight in the royal kitchens, and witness Rasputin disrupt a performance by Panina. Lupa believes the murders are an attempt to dishearten the Czar into settling a separate peace with Germany. Giraud wins the respect of the Czarevich and learns that the murders may be more personal than political. Lupa tells him about his parents and gives him a Fabergé egg to win the confidence of a suspect. He learns who was behind the first murder.

Giraud has a disastrous encounter with Alexandra. Their chief suspect is found hanged, and after another murder Giraud and Lupa are arrested, tried and imprisoned. Rasputin takes to visiting Lupa in prison, standing outside his cell muttering the word 'Rache'. A peasant who seems to know his name is put in Giraud's cell.

Mycroft alerts Holmes to Lupa's arrest, and he and Watson sail to St Petersburg. Holmes senses the presence of Moriarty, and arranges his own arrest in order to break Lupa and Giraud out of prison. They realise that the murders are personal, not political, and directed against Holmes, not the Czar. With the Czarevich's help they reveal the murderer. Justice is served against Rasputin by greater powers.

Jason Lethcoe

No Place Like Holmes (2011)
Story Type:
Children's Homage with religious emphasis
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson
Fictional Characters: Father Brown
Folkloric Characters: (Loch Ness Monster)
Historical Figures:
Frederick Dent; Queen Victoria
Other Characters: James Dunn; Griffin Sharpe; Train Conductor; Woman Client; Rupert 'Snoops' Snodgrass; Watts; Cabman; Sarah Dent; Pastry Vendor; Angler's Club Members; Angler's Club Official; Mr Gordon; Dent's Housekeeper; Chinese Men; Fireworks Woman; Cabbie; Mr Jackson; Nigel Moriarty; Moriarty's Men; Underground Passengers; Train Engineer; Doctors; Toby; Telegram Boy; (Mrs Tottingham; Farmer; Mr Sharpe; Mrs Sharpe; John H. Andover)
Date: June - August, 1903
Locations: River Thames; Victoria Embankment; Train; 221A, Baker Street; Baker Street; Oxford Street; Angler's Club; Moriarty's House; Dent's House; Limehouse Docks; Liuyang Imports; Moriarty's Bunker; Underground Train; Charring [sic] Cross Station; Palace of Westminster; Big Ben; 221B, Baker Street
Story:
Clockmaker Frederick Dent arrives for a rendezvous beside the Thames, but is seen being swallowed by a giant creature.

Griffin Dunne travels from Boston to England to stay with his uncle, Snodgrass, who lives at 221A Baker Street and, like his more successful neighbour, is also a consulting detective. He gets off to a bad start with his uncle, forbidden from being in the house between 8.00 in the morning and 6.00 in the evening, from entering Snodgrass's study or having any contact with Watts, his robot butler. Griffin encounters Dent's wife looking for Holmes, and when they get no response to their knocking at 221B, he takes her to his uncle. She tells them that her husband has been eaten by the Loch Ness Monster.

Griffin and his uncle find themselves embroiled in a plot engineered by Professor Moriarty's cousin Nigel, involving stolen fireworks, an artificial seagull, a London landmark transformed into a timebomb, an underwater battle and a threat to the lives of Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria. With the help of God and Snodgrass's inventions, they bring the case to a close, and Snodgrass avenges a childhood wrong.

Mark Levy

"Juggling with Sherlock's Friend" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; (Cadogan West; Bruce-Partington (Fred Bruce & James Partington))
Other Characters:Narrator; Moriarty's Customers; Exotic Dancers; New Yorkers; Pickpockets; Undercover Cop; Cop; Dave; Working Girls; (Mary)
Date: 2013
Locations: USA; New York; Second Avenue; Moriarty's Tavern; Novelty Shop; Rockefeller Plaza
Story: The narrator shares a drink with Holmes and Watson in Moriarty's Tavern.
They have journeyed to 21st century New York, having ffound a curious artefact among the possessions of Cadogan West. While his friend is analysing it, Watson learns to juggle.

Ann Margaret Lewis

"The Affair of Miss Finney" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890-1895 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Baker Street Maid; Stanley Hopkins; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Melinda Finney; Hopkins' Constables; Mr Finney; Charles Hamming; Paul Somersfield; Joshua Gable; (Watson's Patient; Patient's Housekeeper; Patient's Baby Girl; Preston; Mrs Hudson's Son; Barclay; Finney's Sister)
Date: Third Week of June, 1890
Locations: Watson's House; 221B, Baker Street; Southwark; Anchor Brewery; Celtic Knot Pub; Baker Street
Story: Watson arrives home late after delivering a baby, only to have Holmes appear on his doorstep shortly thereafter.
A young woman, Melinda Finney, has been brought to Baker Street, having escaped after being assaulted and imprisoned. She is too distraught to answer Holmes's questions, so he asks Mary to accompany him back to 221B to talk to her. The clues Melinda gives Mary lead Holmes and Watson to her father's pub in Southwark, and three suspects gathered at 221B.

Anthony R. Lewis

"The Adventure of the Illegal Alien" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Wiggins; Baker Street Irregulars; Mycroft Holmes; Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: AI Educator; Account Executive; Korifer; Detective-Lieutenant Tarkummuwa; Mark Doniger; Ogden Operatives Branch Manager; Terran World Police; Branch Manager's Assistant; (Mokr; Dr Gustavus Adolphus Doniger; Mokr's Daughter)
Date: 2125
Locations: London; Minsky C/Si; Boston; Manchester; Mark Doniger's Office; Manx Spaceport; Ogden Operatives Office; The WorldNet
Story: An Artificial Intelligence version of Holmes is created to investigate the death of Mokr, a political refugee from the planet Erawazira, for Korifer, an illegal alien on Earth. It creates artificial Baker Street Irregulars to search the WorldNet for the real Holmes. Korifer tells of Mokr's refusal to sell land to the new government of Erawazira, his flight to Earth, and his death in Boston. The AI contacts the dolphin that investigated the crime in Boston, calls in an old debt to learn the truth, creates a Watson, and comes to a self-realisation, but leaves his client dissatisfied.

Arthur H. Lewis

Copper Beeches (1971)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper; Von Bork; Baker Street Irregulars; Irene Adler; Mrs Watson; Violet Hunter; Sir Charles Baskerville; Sir Henry Baskerville; Colonel Moran; Josiah Amberly; Lord Saltire; Neville St Clair; Toby; Abe Slaney; Elsie Patrick; Porlock; Colonel Ross)
Historical Figures: The Sons of the Copper Beeches; Herbert P. Middleton; Monsignor Lallou; William Smith; Frank J. Eustace, Jr; H.W. Starr; Arthur H. Lewis; Kenneth Souser; Nels Nelson; Richard T. Nalle; William H. Miller; Ralph Earle II; John B. Koelle; Joseph H. Gillies; Thomas L. Stix; William MacMurtrie, Jr; Richard A. Sprague
(The Baker Street Irregulars; Christopher Morley; Felix Morley; Alexander Woollcott; Gene Tunney; William Gillette; Elmer Davis; Rex Stout; Francis Philben; Carl Anderson; Henry Shalet; Ames Johnston; Melvin L. Sutley; Thomas Hart; Abel Green; Arlen Specter; Marciarose Shestack; Nicholas Frignito)
Other Characters: Frank; Marvin Abrams; Charlie Starr; Donald Donaldson; Ed Johnson; Jack Wharton; Colonel H. Wesley Eberhardt; Ellen Dawson Eberhardt; Juliet; Tom Gilford; Nemo Movie Theatre Cashier; Pinball Players; Hippies; Siggy; Panhandlers; Sixteenth Street Crowds; Blind Beggar; Salvation Army Man; Military Policeman; H&H Customers; Bus Boy; H&H Cashier; Salvation Army Personnel Officer; Mr Rismiller; Mansion House Desk Clerk; Emma Trier; Pop Trier; Otto Trier; Charlie Trier; Hilda Eberhardt Crawshaw; Bob Crawshaw; Sandy; Sandy's Owner; John C. Eberhardt; Whitefish Bar Waitress; McClure State Troopers; Bean Soup Server; Carnival Barkers; Carnival Crowds; Gypsy Joe; Sheriff Dave Roberts; Jon Mungie; Snyder County Veterans' Band; Booking Agent; Mr Sillman; Bozo the Clown; Bozo's Cashier; Folies Bergeres Dancers; The Polish Giant; Mary King; Hugo the Human Skeleton; Alvin the Anatomical Miracle; Gerald-Geraldine Eng, the Wild Man of Borneo; Olga, the Headless Teuton; Doctor; Prince Eric; Astoria Gibbons; Stella MacGregor; Freak Show Master of Ceremonies; Magician; Belly Dancers; Weight Guesser; Knitting Woman; Waiter; Francis Gowen; Millie Tomassio; Inspector Fox; Police Officers; Dan; Lehighton Deputy Sheriff; William R. Moody; Postal Inspector; Postman; Press Club Members; Press Club Waiter; Jerry Kaufman; George Beebelheimer; Chosie; Motel Clerk; Motel Proprietor; Reporters; Photographers; Interviewers; Cameramen; Pickets; Tupper Lewis III; Nurses; Interns; Inquirer Photographer; (British Physician; Arthur Redstone; Daniel S. Knight; Jasper Patterson; Slaves; Dr Gerald Mott Foster; Gerald Foster, Jr; Workman; Judge Ulmebaum; Bert Olisandro; Dr Orville Horlach; Helene Biddle Patterson Abrams; Estes Bigelow; Les Dévots du Maître; Dévots' Commissionaire; Charlie's Mistress; Dorothy Johnson; Veda Wharton; Martin J. Moynihan; BSI Gasogene; Ellen's Distant Cousin; Coleman; Mrs Coleman; Mr Kim; Eberhardt's Korean Servants; Eberhardt's Korean Mistress; Staff Sergeant; Colonel; Lieutenants; Michael Wilson; Marchetti; Jesse Taynton; Paul Gitlin; Connie Donaldson; Grandpa Kaiser; Valley Forge Headmaster; Kenneth J. Eberhardt; Korean Houseboy; Frankie Abrams; Mr Bradley; Martha Eberhardt; Joe Eberhardt; Beckie Eberhardt; Jennie Eberhardt; Alvin Eberhardt; Hazel Ryan Eberhardt; Kathy Ryan; Jake Weiss; Oak Street Evangelical Lutheran Church Trustee; Theatrical Entrepreneur; Will Eberhardt; John C.'s Desk Clerk; John Eberhardt; Mrs Wagner; Bill Hanson; Irwin Kirby; Cousin Archie; Art Harrison; George Hoffman; Hoffman's Secretary; Dr Maurice Katz; John Raleigh; Wilton Krogman; Bergie; Mighty Mame; Joe Spelman; Ray Hendrickson; Gibson and Fowler; Postman; John Morgan; Ed Holling; Holling's Secretary; Millie's Pentagon Friend; Wallace Wondershow's Patch; Wallace; Chester Western Union Clerk; Rensselaer County Sheriff; Chuck; Pinkertons Chief; Horace Redstone; Juliet's Dutch Nurse; York County Sheriff; Bertha O. Franklin; Mr Vincent; Telephone Operator; George Phillips; Delivery Boy; Dave Braveman; Myerston Coroner; Old Ladies at Joe's Funeral; Lutheran Minister; Barney (Slim) Kelley; Lebanon Chief of Police; Stockyard Inn Waiter; Coffin Delivery Men; Jason Fox; François; Lord Philip MacKlein; Harold; Don La Van; Eberhardt's Lawyer)
Date: March - September, 1969
Locations: United States of America; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; Camac Street; The Diogenes Club; Locust Street; Baskerville Hall; Rittenhouse Square; Spruce Street; Jessup Street; Frank's House; South Twelfth Street; Friend Meeting House; Seventeenth Street; The Architects Club; Market Street; Sixteenth Street; City Hall; H&H; Mahanoy City; Bradley's Tobacconist; The Mansion House Hotel; Triers' Corner; Locust Valley; The Thatcher Farm; Lancaster; Nevin Street; Presque Isle Peninsula Park; Whitefish Bar; Library; The Pen and Pencil; Inquirer Office; McClure; Bean Soup Grounds; Hioward Johnson's; Penn A.C.; Widener Building; Philadelphia Police Department Headquarters; Frankford; Lehighton; The Carlisle; Post Office; The Press Club; Dutch Restaurant; Lebanon; Courthouse; Hummelstown; Stockyard Inn; Glen Hill; Beebelheimer's Funeral Parlor; Cemetery; Motel; Camac Street; Graduate Hospital; France; Paris; George V Hotel; Lancaster Hotel; Korea; Seoul
Story:
After a meeting of the Sons of the Copper Beeches Sherlockian society in Philadelphia, the drinking continues at Colonel Eberhardt's home. Conversation turns to the question of whether a man, in the computer age of the late 1960s, could choose to disappear completely in the United States. Colonel Eberhardt bets the other Sons that he will be able to do so, with his wife, and that, although he will remain within 125 miles of Philadelphia, they will not be able to find him for six months. The prize for the winners is to be the Carl Anderson manuscript collection. After researching the Colonel's past, the hunt begins with a search for beggars on Market Street, and Frank receives a message in Dancing Men code. In Mahanoy City they discover that someone has been asking for shag in Bradley's tobacco shop, and an interview with a centenarian tailor leads them to a farm in Locust Valley, where they unwittingly adopt a dog. An interview with Eberhardt's sister is non-productive, but they learn more about his youth, and his Lutheran pastor father, from a cousin. Jack Wharton discovers that Ellen Eberhardt has stopped donating to her favourite charities, and the money is instead sponsoring a number of right-wing organisations.

A sprig of gorse is the clue that sparks the next leg of the chase, taking them to the McClure Bean Soup carnival. They become increasingly concerned about Ellen's safety, particularly when they learn she is allergic to bee stings but has not collected her medication for three months, and even more so when they learn of the Colonel's activities during the Second World War. They are joined in their hunt by Millie Tomassio, a glamorous police officer, and attempt to deduce which of the many carnivals in the state during Labor Day week, Eberhardt is most likely to be hiding out at. Frank receives an invitation to the gasfitters' ball, and further references to the canon arrive at frequent intervals, including a wax bust, a canary and old phonograph records. The death of Eberhardt's carnival worker brother Joe brings new confusion to the case, but also new suspicions when they learn he was buried in an extra-large coffin. Disinterring the coffin reveals not the expected discovery, but a Persian slipper and a copy of the Musgrave Ritual. The chase comes to its conclusion and the truth is revealed during the September meeting of the Sons of the Copper Beeches at Philadelphia's Diogenes Club.

Cass Lewis

Dead Man's Confession (1993)
Story Type:
Children's Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty; Dr Watson)
Other Characters: Shelly Elizabeth Holmes; P.J.; Dodge; Thelma Rice; Sergeant Garcia; Lynn Lauder; Detective Brown; Mary Conan Holmes; Robert Sherlock Holmes; Omnidial Cleaners; Man with Greasy Hair; Kevin Conan Holmes; Joanne Chung; Vice Principal Thorne; Amanda Blaine; Kay Delaney; Maria Rodriguez; Mrs Dunn; Toby Ryan; Mike Thompson; High School Students; Spike the German Shepherd; Golfers; Caddies; Gail; Julie Edwards; Sidney Dunn; Principal Hawkins; Graduation Day Audience; Maria's Parents; Caterers; Sammie Slam; Tricia Tansil Holmes; Joseph Mahoney Holmes; Dr Prager; Reporters; Family Friends; Mourners; John Lane; Toby's Parents; Harry; Michael Morrison; Artie Hanks; Police Officers; TV Station Telephone Operator; Tambler's Secretary; Jackie Tambler; Riley's Hostess; Waitress; Bus Passengers; Bus Driver; Nicholas (Nick) Cramer; Stephen Baker; Baker's Secretary; Security Guard; Television Camera Operator; Peggy Holmes; Heather Holmes; Russell Holmes
(Mr Kinnard; Mrs Rice's Daughter; Mrs Rice's Grandchildren; Eileen Conan; Omnidial Vice President; James Hunt; Elizabeth McIntyre Holmes; Emmet Joseph Holmes; Ruth Edwards; Joan Kennedy; Artie Hanks; Police Officers; Eileen Conan; Driver; Business Broker; Charles Lapidis; R.J. Tambler; Michael Tambler; Hyannis Land Owner; R.J.'s Attorney; Lapidis's Lawyer; Farmer; Charles Lapidis, Jr; Charles Lapidis III; Mrs Lapidis; Morrison's Friend; Morrison's Wife; Morrison's Phone Company Friend; Rosalind; Rosalind's Banker Father; Rosalind's Sailor Husband)
Date: 1993
Locations: United States of America; Massachusetts; Boston; Peppercorn Park; Police Station; Waltham; Route 128; High School; Robert's Office; Shelly's House; Newbury Street; Julie's House; Dubliners Country Club Golf Course; Maria's House; Hospital; Cemetery; Riley's; Danson Street; Mason Street; Baker & Friedman's Office; Toby's House; Library; Wendt Street; Baker Street Books;
Story:
A week before her high school graduation, Shelly Holmes, great-granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes, intervenes in a purse-snatching incident. She has taken photos of the thieves, members of the Steel Dragons gang, which she gives to the police. The following day she accompanies her father, a private investigator, on a stakeout of the Omnidial Corporation's offices. Her father tells her how Sherlock Holmes met his wife in Yorkshire during the Great Hiatus. They follow a man they spot taking trash bags out of Omnidial's dumpster. Her father shows her a box of family memorabilia kept by her grandfather and dating back to Sherlock Holmes. Her father begins working on the case of the serial kiler, the Back Bay Slayer, as well as a messy divorce case.

Shelly gets home from her graduation party to discover that her parents have been killed in a car crash. Wanting to prove that she could run her father's business, Shelly decides to solve the Slayer case, but when she learns that the police have taken her father's paperwork, she decides to work on a case from a letter sent to Sherlock Holmes after he retired to New York, regarding a double-crossing on a land deal and two deaths. A one-armed man breaks into her father's office. Shelly contacts the letter writer's great-granddaughter, Jackie Tambler, a TV news reporter, who tells her about the land swindle. She returns home to find the house has been ransacked, and she flees from the large man who appears outside and who had been watching her at her parents' funeral. She and her boyfriend Toby research the Tambler case at the library. A search through the book collection of Lapidis, the man accused of the land swindle turns up valuable clues.

Shariann Lewitt

"The Secret Marriage of Sherlock Holmes" (1998)
Included in:
The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes
Historical Figures: King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud
Other Characters: Porter; Salah; Bader ibn Abdullah; Abdul Aziz ibn Saud; Ahmed al-Rasheed; Khalid ibn Peterson; Rasheed's Servants; Noura
Date: 1893
Locations: Marseilles; Jedda; Riyadh; Murrah Camp; The Empty Quarter; Village
Story: During the hiatus, Holmes's researches in Montpellier are interrupted when Mycroft sends him to deliver a missive to a representative of the Ottoman Turks at Mecca. Arriving at Jedda, he is taken to a Murrah Bedouin encampment outside Riyadh, and travels with them and a Europe-educated Rasheedi prince across the desert of the Empty Quarter. He discovers that a boy in the camp is the deposed Saudi prince, Abdul Aziz. Rasheed's travelling companion, Peterson, is half-English and a scholar of Shari'a law, and Holmes learns of Islamic marriage customs from him. Abdul Aziz believes that Rasheed will try to kill him as an enemy of his family. When Holmes discovers that the prince's sister is also among the party he realises that Rasheed is planning a marriage rather than a murder to gain control over the royal lineage, and he takes extreme action to prevent it.