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Mr M-

"The Röntgen Ray-der" (1896)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Sherlockian Detective:
Shylock Bones
Other Characters: Cloncroskey / Count Amadeo Klonkroskikoff; Ex-Inspector Creeman; The Five; (Q Division Men; Jonathan; Benjamin)
Locations: London; Cloncroskey's House
Story: Shylock Bones is caught photographing the defences at the base of the Five, London's most famous gang of high-art cracksmen.
Cloncroskey challenges Bones to use his spectroscopic Röntgen ray camera to detect a hidden locket, but Bones's camera has hidden secrets.

James MacArthur

"Notes of a Bookman: The Resuscitation of Sherlock Holmes" (1901)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Letters (Richard Lancelyn Green); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Professor Moriarty; Moriarty Gang)
Fictional Characters: (Captain Kettle)
Historical Figures: Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard; Arthur Conan Doyle; George Newnes; Lord Rosebery
Other Characters: Andrew Breen; (Search Party; Bear of Berne Hotel Proprietor; Zermatt Hotel Proprietor)
Date: 5th May - 2nd August
Locations: Switzertland; Zermatt; London; London City Liberal Club; Soho
Story: A series of news reports and letters tell of Holmes's escape from the Reichenbach Falls after he is seen alive in Zermatt.

Bonnie MacBird

Art in the Blood (2015)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Pageboy; Baker Street Irregulars; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Dr Moore Agar; Mary Morstan; (Grandmother Vernet)
Historical Figures: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec; Dr Henri Bourges; (Horace Vernet; Carle Vernet; Degas; Renoir; Les Hydropathes)
Other Characters: Emmeline 'Cherie Cerise' La Victoire; Bernice; Jean Vidocq; Marie; Jeffrey; Mason; Freddie Pomeroy; Nellie; Daniel G. Strothers; Frederick Boden; Emil La Victoire; Harold Beauchamp-Kaye, Earl of Pellingham / Count Wilford; Lady Annabelle Pellingham; Hector Philo; Bottoms; Freddie; Annie Philo; Wells; Carothers; Jones; Mazzara; Cabman; Firemen; Fire Captain; Paris Cab Driver; Louvre Guards; Umbrella Man; Boulevard de Clichy Crowds; Chat Noir Cloakroom Girl; Chat Noir Audience; Swiss Guards; Bearded Ruffian; Chat Noir Server; Mafia Thugs; Peasant; Chat Noir Stagehand; Stagehand's Colleague; Bald Thug; Angry Rue Lepic Resident; Diogenes Club Attendan; Carriage Driver; Train Porter; Pellingham's Footmen; Pellingham's Servants; Penwick Newsboy; Mill Workers; Mill Foremen; Mill Children; Mill Clerk; Lestrade's Men; Verrey's Owner; Mycroft's Man; Penwick Station Porter; Boden's Men; Gaol Attendant; Carriage Driver; Pellingham's Physician; Scotland Yard Officer; Holmes's Nurse; Watson's Harley Street Friend; Watson's Brighton Friends; (Watson's Patient; Hugh Barrington; Mary Morstan's Mother; Nike Discoverer; Murdered Men; Dover Travellers; Louvre Greek Curator; Watson's Housekeeper; Murdered Children; Charles Eagleton; Merielle Eagleton; Baron Fritz Prendergast; Viennese Doctor; Highly Placed Person; Dr Richard Laurel; Mycroft's Men; Pellingham's Father; Bill MacPherson; Peter; Paulie; Old Farmer; Duke of Wallford; Shepherdess; Young Man; Cullen; Cuthbertson; Bone Specialist)
Date: Late November, 1888
Locations: Watson's House; 221B, Baker Street; Victoria Station; Pub; A Cab; Pall Mall; Diogenes Club; Waterloo Place; Euston Station; Baker Street; Oxford Street; Hanover Square; Regent Street; Verrey's Restaurant; The Docks; Bermondsey; Eagleton's House; Harley Street; A Train; Dover; Hotel; Lancashire; Lancaster; Clighton; Penwick; Penwick Railway Station; High Street; Penwick Gaol; Silk Mill; Clothes Shop; Philo's House; Brighton; France; Paris; Gare du Nord; Montmartre; Franc Buveur Bistro; Emmeline's Apartment; Hotel near the Madeleine; Place de l’étoile; Champs élysées; Place de la Concorde; The Louvre; Boulevard de Clichy; Le Chat Noir; Rue Lepic; 21 Rue Caulaincourt
Story: A telegram from Mrs Hudson brings Watson to Baker Street, where he finds the aftermath of a fire, and a drug-ravaged Holmes. A letter arrives from French cabaret singer Emmeline La Victoire asking Holmes to investigate the disappearance of her son Emil, the son of the Earl of Pellingham. Holmes is already investigating the Earl, on behalf of Mycroft, in relation to the theft of the Marseilles Nike statue, so decides that he and Watson must depart immediately for Paris.

After meeting Emmeline La Victoire, Watson is attacked in the Louvre, and becomes involved in a brawl at Le Chat Noir, where he encounters the detective Jean Vidocq, who claims to be the great-grandson of Eugène Vidocq. They retreat, with Emmeline, to the home of Toulouse-Lautrec, before heading back to London. Mycroft sends Holmes and Watson, in the roles of a wheelchair-bound art expert and his companion, to Pellingham's Lancashire estate, Clighton, to view the latest addition to his art collection, and investigate the deaths of three children in his factories.

When a murder occurs, Holmes becomes frustrated as his disguise prevents him from being fully able to carry out an investigation. Another murder takes place in the town gaol, and they learn of the ruthless rule of the town magistrate, and read about a murder in Baker Street. Watson returns to London, while Holmes tries to get a job in a silk mill and rescues an orphan, before ending up in gaol with the local coroner.

Unquiet Spirits (2017)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; (Mary Morstan; Wiggins; Victor Trevor; Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: The Lord Chamberlain [The Earl of Lathom]; Prince Arthur; (Henri Toulouse-Lautrec; General Gordon)
Characters Based on Historical Figures: Dr Pierre Viala [Dr Paul-Édouard Janvier];
Other Characters: Butterby; Isla McLaren; Orville St John; Jean Vidocq; Sir Robert McLaren; Charles McLaren; Alistair McLaren; Catherine McLaren; Fiona Paisley; Inspector Grégoire; Gaston Peringes; Minot; Pierre Mathurin; Jean-Jacques Mathurin; MacAuliffe; Mungo; Jowe Lammas; Cameron Coupe; Ualan Moray; Calum Moray; Kenneth MacCauley; Jenny MacCauley; Dr Gordon Jennings; Peter; Duke of Amberley; Duchess of Amberley; Master of the Queen's Cellars; Donal McLaren; Dr MacLeish; Geordie; Richard; Polly; Aline; Agnes Simpson; August Bell Clarion; Baker Street Pedestrians; Lestrade's Deputies; Promenade Ladies; Promenade Children; Montpellier Passers-by; La Coulombe Waiter; Police Commissionaire; Janvier's Assistants; Train Purser; Hôtel du Cap Porters; Hotel Guests; Hotel Page; Hotel Waiters; Waitress; Headwaiter; Policemen; Spaniard; Hotel Guests; Nice Station Porters; Train Bleu Passengers; Aberdeen Locals; Inn Serving Girls; Innkeeper; McLaren's Grooms; Carriage Driver; McLaren's Butler; Footmen; Distillery Workers; Braedern Servants; Bridie Vendor; Fettes Students; Bagpipers; Tasting Guests; Courtiers; Sir Robert's Valet; (Mary's Friend; Lady Elizabeth McLaren; Second Footman; Servant; Anne McLaren; Watson's Doctor Neighbour; Philippe Reynaud; Iain Moray; Harold Beauchamp-Kay; Emmeline La Victoire; Butcher; Dr Aden Fleming; Fiona's Mother; Anne's Nurse; Gillian Andrews; Fiddler; Village Girls; Duke's Son; Hemley; Fettes Headmaster; Christian Clarion; Seamus Marchand; Inspector Gerald; Gerald's Constable; Charlotte Simpson; Camford Lecturers; Golden Bear Owner; Golden Bear Patrons; Camford Police; Chestnut Peddler; Camford Doctors)
Date: December, 1889
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Regent Street; Pall Mall; Diogenes Club; France; Tours; Nice; Hôtel du Beau Soleil; Promenade des Anglais; Montpellier; Place de la Comédie; la Coulombe; L'École Nationale d'Agriculture de Montpellier; Antibes; Grand Hôtel du Cap; Gare de Nice; Police Station; Waterloo Station; Euston Station; Scotland; Edinburgh; Waverley Station; Inverleith Place; Photographer's Studio; Inverleith Street; Fettes College; Aberdeen; Inn; Haberdashery; Ballater; Braedern Castle; Atholmere; Camford; The Golden Bear
Story: Watson visits Holmes to find a bullethole in the window, a plain-clothes policeman on watch outside, and Holmes distilling his own whisky. Isla McLaren arrives from Scotland with a tale of an abducted parlour maid, ghosts and dynamite. After turning down her request, and apprehending an old acquaintance, he takes Watson to the Diogenes Club, where Mycroft sends them to France to protect Dr Janvier, a scientist working to eradicate the phyloxera plague decimating the country's grape crops, against whom threats have been made. Certain factions are using the situation to foment war against Britain.

In France they re-encounter Isla McLaren and Jean Vidocq, and are caught in an explosive situation. A macabre delivery disrupts a dinner party, and leads them to Braedern Castle, home of the McLarens, where Watson has a ghostly encounter. He alsp learns about events from Holmes's past at Fettes College and Camford University. Holmes has an adventure in an ice-house and there is a shocking revelation at a royal whisky-tasting.

Roy L. McCardell

"The Sign of the '400' "
Also published as "The Coleslaw Jewel Robbery" and as by R.K. Munkittrick
Included in:
The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
; Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press); The Misadventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Athelney Jones
Other Characters: The Countess of Coldslaw; Major Smythe; Burglar
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 72, Chinchbugge Place; 239, Toff Terrace
Story: Athelney Jones summons Holmes to investigate the theft the Dowager Countess of Coldslaw's diamonds. Holmes quickly links the muddy footprints in the Countess's boudoire to a prominent member of the '400', who is quickly arrested. Holmes is disgruntled when later, Jones arrests another man, a notorious burglar, for the theft.

"The Reappearance of Sherlock Holmes" (1895)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Professor Moriarty)
Date: Summer
Locations: USA; New York; Watson's Surgery; Switzerland; Reichenbach Falls
Story: After the events at the Reichenbach Falls, Watson gives up the rooms in Baker Street and sets up surgery in New York
. Holmes appears and tells how he survived the fall and of his pursuit of Moriarty to America.

Sam McCarver

The Case of the 2nd Séance (2000)
This is the third story in the John Darnell series
Story Type:
Supernatural Detective Story featuring Arthur Conan Doyle
Historical Figures: David Lloyd George; Margaret Lloyd George; Megan Lloyd George; Arthur Conan Doyle; Andrew Bonar Law; Lord Curzon; Lord Milner; Arthur Henderson; Lord Addison; Olwen Lloyd George; Gwilym Lloyd George; Richard Lloyd George; Lady Jean Conan Doyle; (Mair Lloyd George)
Other Characters: Robert Brent; Hugo Stanton; Madame Ilena Ispenska; Mrs. Beecher; Professor John Darnell; Penny Darnell; Sung; Phillips; Chief Inspector Bruce Howard; Mary Marchant; Séance Group; Sergeant Catherine O'Reilly; Ho San; Charles Adler; Maid; Slade; Karl; Baldrik; Police Officers; Mrs. Brent; Sandy MacDougall; Servant; Haas; Thickset Man; Alice Woodley; Tussaud's Crowds; Attendants; Crystal's Waitress; War Office Secretary; Alfred Sheinhofer; Fox and Crow Customers; Waiter; Policemen; Telephone Operator; Train Conductor; Constable Russell Kinney; Woman on Train; Man Who Followed Penny; Wade Pardlow; Village Shopkeeper; Millicent Trelawney; Members of Parliament; House of Commons Spectators; Scotland Yard Officer; Nurse; Policemen; Scott; Jimmy; Hospital Staff; Downing Street Waiters; (Downing Street Doorman; Garage Attendant; Daniel Marchant; Jenkins; Brooke; Jeffrey Darnell; Harris; Millicent; Doctor; Downing Street Guards)
Date: December 14th - 25th, 1916
Locations: 10, Downing Street; Darnell's House; Ispenska's House; Kidnappers' House; Scotland Yard; O'Reilly's Flat; Madame Tussaud's; Crystal's Tea Palace; Alleyway; Sheinhofer's Office; Sheinhofer's Rooms; The Fox and Crow; Railway Station; Kidnapper's Second Hideout; A Train; The Cotswolds; Stow-on-the-Wold; Darnell's Cottage; Village Store; Stanton's Flat; The House of Commons; Victoria Station; The Royal Hospital
Story: During a séance at 10, Downing Street, attended by the Lloyd Georges and Conan Doyle, the lights go out, and when they come back on, Lloyd George's daughter Megan has disappeared. Conan Doyle calls in psychic investigator John Darnell. Darnell examines the séance room, and advises Lloyd George to call in Scotland Yard. Doyle and Darnell visit the medium, Ispenska, who claims she was in a trance, was not aware of events going on, and suggests another séance. Lloyd George's secretary hears someone on the phone in the Prime Minister's private office,and later he finds a strange pack of cards in a briefcase in the same office. At the second séance the lights go out again and Brent is murdered. Darnell examines the premises with O'Reilly and locates a way that those responsible may have got in and out of the building.

Lloyd George receives a letter from the kidnappers demanding he concede the war to the Germans. Darnell and Doyle try to decode the playing cards. Darnell searches the medium's house and receives a message from his dead brother. He returns the next day to find the house empty. His wife Penny is threatened in an attempt to get him to drop the case. Doyle gets a lead from an acquaintance who used to have connections in the German Embassy. Darnell locates the kidnappers' lair, but by the time the police arrive it has been abandoned. A second raid reveals the identity of the ringleader, but fails to rescue Megan. Darnell travels to his own home in the Cotswolds to bring matters to a head, before returning to London to uncover those involved at a higher level during one more séance at the Prime Minister's Christmas party.

Robert E. McClellan

Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (2001)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Professor Moriarty; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper (Mrs Bradley); Baker Street Irregulars; Stamford; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; (Irene Adler; Wiggins; Moriarty Gang)
Historical Figures: Charles Dawson; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Eugene DuBois; William Jamrach; Dr Arthur Keith; William Gillette; Archduke Franz Ferdinand; Sir Grafton Elliot Smith; Anna (Renee) DuBois; Java Man; Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; Arthur Smith Woodward; Aubrey Strahan; (Piltdown Man; William Lewis Abbott)
Other Characters: Jim Sykes; Two Sudanese Arab Thugs; Dockworker; Mulvaney / Major Simpson; Mr Caruso the Chimpanzee; Mr Bradley; Renee DuBois; Lamb Patrons; Rebecca Howe; Victoria Station Porter; Street Urchin; Cab Drivers; Cyril Hudson; Mrs Hudson;Man in Bowler Hat; Limehouse Residents; Indian; Hwei Fu; Chinese Woman; Hatchetmen; Eva Ashburn; Lady Amelia Ashburn; Scotland Yard Men; Brady; Haymarket Audience; Backstage Crowds; Professor August Von Widmann; Actresses; Gillette's Guests; Servants; C. Potts-Chamber; Morgue Attendant; Bookshop Clerks; Bookshop Customers; Motor Cab Driver; DuBois's Maid; Four Wheeler Driver; Workmen; Ashburn Footmen; Carriage Driver; Williams; Servant; Madam Suzanne Mipistopolis; Captain Colin Ashburn; Demitrius; Otto; Constables; Inspector Todd; Sergeant Simms; Armed Footmen; Army Captain; Von Widmann Doubles; Train Guard; Sergeant Lattanzi; Anastasia Crewmen; Captain Spyros; Spyros's Woman; Lestrade's Men; East End Crowd; Police Drivers; Sergeant; Conference Attendees; Abdul; Mulvaney's Men; Dock Sergeant; Police Stoker; Lookout; Steamer Sailor; Deck Hand: (Dr Dodd; Dr Segal; Scott Adler; Commissionaire; Lestrade's Informant; Constable; Major Simpson; Simpson's Mess Mates; Native Chief; Hans Goettig; Mycroft's Agents; Austrian Ambassador; Moriarty's Bodyguard)
Date: Late Autumn, 1912 / June, 1914
Locations: London Bridge; West India Docks; Holmes's Sussex Farmstead; Piltdown; Haesler's Camp; Piltdown Quarry; The Lamb; Victoria Station; 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Surgery; Ekins' Cab Yard; Jamrach's Emporium; Limehouse; Hwei Fu's Shop; Haymarket Theatre; Gillette's Mayfair Flat; Morgue; The Royal Society; Oxford Street Bookshop; The DuBois Residence; A Train; Ashburn Manor; Station; Goods Wagon; The Anastasia; East End; Conference Hall; Limehouse Pier; A Police Launch on the Thames
Story: Taking a break from his practice, Watson visits Holmes in Sussex, where Haesler, who is working for Dawson in the Piltdown quarry, consults Holmes over a stolen chimp. He and Watson examine Haesler's gypsy wagon, and visit the quarry, where they encounter Dawson and Doyle. They return to 221B, where Mrs Hudson's nephew Cyril is now landlord, and set the Irregulars, now led by Wiggins Secundus to find the lorry that brought the chimp to London. A clue on the body of the dead driver takes them to Jamrach's animal emporium and into Limehouse.

A letter from Mycroft sends Holmes and Watson to the theatre, to see Gillette in The Importance of Being Earnest. There they encounter Keith and Lestrade, newly brought out of retirement after receiving a tip-off about an assassination. They also meet the Austrian archaeologist Von Widmann, in England to view the Piltdown skull, and at a party after, are invited to a séance.

More bodies are discovered, and Holmes turns his attention to the authenticity of the Piltdown skull. DuBois enters their investigations, after his wife visits 221B, and he shows them the Java Man fossils. On their way back to Sussex, Holmes tells Watson that he believes the plot that is afoot is a plan to foment a European war, and that Von Widmann is not who he claims to be. A murder is attempted at the séance, which ends with two more, the arrival of Mycroft and the departure of a flock of professors. Holmes receives a visit, and an offer, from Moriarty, faces death at the Piltdown conference, and ends the case with a Thames boat chase. He learns of his brother's involvement in Moriarty's schemes.

NOTE: Eugene DuBois's wife was named Anna, not Renee as here.

Lyn McConchie

"The Fury" (2012)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Colonel Ross; Mrs Hudson; (Silver Blaze)
Other Characters: James Hammond; Mrs Hammond; Matthew Hammond; Gypsies; Margaret Faa; Joe Farr / Joe Faa / Ruth Faa; Train Passengers; (The Fury; Maid of Athens; Stable Boys; Tout; Leah Faa; Bob Jackson; Joseph)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Devon; Dartmoor; King's Pyland; Dorset; Poole; Morden Heath; A Train
Colonel Ross returns to Baker Street. The Fury, a colt sired by Silver Blaze, although a champion racehorse, has proven unmanageable, except by one twelve-year-old gypsy boy, Joe Farr, who has now gone missing. Disguised as a gypsy, Holmes learns about the boy's family. He and Watson travel to King's Pyland to learn the reasons behind the boy's departure. Having learned the truth, they visit a gypsy camp in Dorset to try to persuade Joe to return.

"The Button-Box" (2012)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Hilton Soames; Miles McLaren; Daulat Ras; (Gilchrist)
Historical Figures: (Charles I; Charles II)
Other Characters: Mrs Soames; Pawnbroker; Isaac Tremain; (Marjorie Fuller; Marjorie's Granddaughter; Brown; Police Officer; Head Clerk; Tremain's Brother; Charles I's Valet Soames)
Date: 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Mrs Soames's House; Garnet's Close; College of St Luke; Grand Hotel; Pawn Shop; Bar
Holmes and Watson receive a second visit from Hilton Soames, whose grandmother has been attacked and her button-box, a tiny chest which has been in the family for generations, stolen. After interviewing Mrs Soames and viewing the scene of the crime, Holmes deduces a link to the University. After locating the box in a pawn shop, Holmes traces its path back to the culprit and reveals its secret.

"A Mistress - Missing" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes
Other Characters: Mandalay; Jane Knox; Typing Bureau Owner; Professor Smithyson; Vereker; Lestrade's Constables; Emily Jackson; (Pimlico Husband; Pimlico Wife; Newspaper Artist; Mr Southby; Liebowitcz; Johnson; Lutz; Cmitzhcoh)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 14, South Street; Typing Bureau; Smithyson's House; Lestrade's Office; Diogenes Club; Essex; Chigwell; The Hall
A cat named Mandalay arrives at Baker Street and Holmes sets about finding its owner, Emily Jackson. He discovers from her landlady that she has not been seen for several days. The trail leads them to a Russian spy.

Sharyn McCrumb

"The Vale of the White Horse" (2002)
Included in:
Murder, My Dear Watson (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type: Pastiche (Narrated in third person)
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Grisel Rountree; Tom Cowper; James Dacre; Evelyn Ambry; Sir Henry Dacre; Millie Hopgood; Christabel Ambry
Date: June 12th
Locations: A Hill Fort; A White Horse Hill Figure; Grisel's Cottage; Old Hall
Story: Village wise-woman, Rountree, finds the mortally wounded doctor, James Dacre, in the eye of the chalk carving of a white horse outside her village, stabbed with a seam ripper. His dying words are "Not a maiden". The local police call in Holmes and Watson. The solution to the mystery seems to lie with the family of Dacre's brother's fiancée: a family long rumoured to have a changeling child in each generation. It requires Watson's skills as much as Holmes's to solve the mystery.

David McDaniel

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. #13: The Rainbow Affair (1967)
Story Type:
Spy Story / Man From U.N.C.L.E. Tie-in Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes (William Escott)
Fictional Characters: Napoleon Solo; Illya Kuryakin; Mr Waverly; Inspector West; Inspector Claude Teal; Neddie Seagoon; Fu Manchu; Peko; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; John Steed; Emma Peel; Adam Adamant; Miss Marple; Father Brown
Historical Figures: Johnnie Rainbow; (Retired Superintendent John Gosling; T.E. Lawrence)
Other Characters: Pub Customers; Man in the Gray Suit; Barmaid; Dingo Harry; John; Scotland Yard Constable; West's Secretary; Lascars; Oriental Girl; MI-5 Man; Taxi Driver; Stake-out Men; Jewelry Store Robbers; Constables; Rainbow's Guards; Josephine ("Joey"); Pete; Willy; Lighthouse Guards; Bert; Harry; Bill; (Devlin; Ward Baldwin; Baycombe Constable; Commander Horatio Dascoyn)
Date: May, 1967
Locations: A Pub; UNCLE Headquarters; Scotland Yard; Soho; Fu Manchu's Rooms; Hotel; Flat Overlooking St James's Park; New Bond Street; Devonshire; Baycombe; Montague Street; Woburn Place; Rainbow's Manor House; Restaurant; Holmes's Sussex Bee Farm; Stonehenge; Wiltshire Farmhouse; Shaftesbury; Police Station; Park; Baycombe Pillbox; Donzerly; Lighthouse
Story: Dingo Harry is approached by an agent of THRUSH wanting to contact his superior. After a Rothschild gold robbery, Waverly sets Solo and Kuryakin on the trail of ex-British Army officer, Johnnie Rainbow, a man whom THRUSH are also interested in.

In London, they meet West at Scotland Yard, who assures them that Rainbow is a myth. The THRUSH agent tries to recruit Fu Manchu. Fu Manchu's lascars capture Solo and Kuryakin, but they are freed by Nayland Smith, who sends them to MI-5. Their MI-5 contact involves them in a stake-out on Rainbow's next robbery, where they find themselves taking on more than they bargained for, Illya is aided by Adam Adamant, and Solo is taken prisoner again.

After escaping, he finds himself with a girl on a motorcycle, and getting advice from Miss Marple and Father Brown on the location of Rainbow's headquarters. Illya is captured again and comes face to face with Rainbow. Marple and Brown direct Solo to Escott's Sussex bee farm; Escott points them towards an airdrop at Stonehenge. Having thwarted it they return to Escott, and after another visit with Marple and Brown, set out for Rainbow's island lighthouse base, find themselves captive again, and learn of his dealings with THRUSH.

NOTE: The 1935 Brough-Superior motorcycle which Illya collects Solo from Shaftesbury on was borrowed "from our friend at Clouds Hill, near Dorchester" (p.106). This is a reference to T.E. Lawrence who lived at Clouds Hill and was killed while riding a Brough-Superior in 1935.

NOTE 2: Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu played by Holmes on his violin (p.108) inspired the song I'm Always Chasing Rainbows which leads to Solo's comment, "A whole island of punsters".

NOTE 3: The "Rollison file" mentioned by West (p.23) refers to John Creasey's character the Honourable Richard Rollison aka "The Toff".

W.J. McDonnell

"Holmes Out-Sherlocked" (1919)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Detective: Scotland Yard Detective
Other Characters: Narrator; Patient; Doctor; Orderlette; Sister; Colonel; Night Nurse; The M.C.
Locations: Q Ward
Story: A patient's bottle of stout, ordered by the doctor, fails to appear. The War Office is informed, and a Scotland Yard detective is sent. He has a number of theories as to why only one bottle from a case of twenty-three has been taken. A furtive pursuit of a night nurse discovers only a milk bottle. The M.C.'s failure to attend a whist drive puts the detective on the right path.

Adam Beau McFarlane

"The Adventure of the Lunatics's Ball" (2013)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #10 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Billy; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Hudson)
Fictional Characters: (Dr Henry Jekyll; Edward Hyde)
Other Characters: Dr Malcolm Beamish; Elizabeth Dayton / Sarah Cole; Mrs Dayton; Bar-Tender; Masquerade Guests; Policemen; (Elizabeth's Father; 221B Lodgers & Staff; Doctors)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Trelawny; Elizabeth's House; Public House
Story:Beamish calls at Baker Street with a box he has found among the possessions of one of his patients, Elizabeth Dayton. He believes that the box contains the substance that transfomed Jekyll into Hyde. He claimsthat Elizabeth has undergone a similar transformation of character. Holmes believes the case may be related to the escape of several inmates from an asylum. When he is infected with the same substance the race begins to find Elizabeth, a cure, and the truth about Beamish. The case leads them to a masked ball in a public house and leaves the reader slightly confused as to just what the point of all that was.

NOTE: Yes, Lunatics's is spelt that way in the title and within the story with no explanation as to why.

"The Adventure of the White Python" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mary Morstan; Watson's Maid (Sally); Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Laszlo Lazar; Anna Lazar; Benjamin Kincaid; Aloysius Robinson
Date: After 1894
Locations: Watson's House; Laar's Pet Shop; 221B, Baker Street
Story:Holmes visits Watson and asks for his help in finding pet-shop owner Laszlo Lazar's missing albino python. The only clue is a scrap of paper bearing an image of the Hapsburg eagle. They visit Lazar's shop, where Holmes's administers a series of tests to extract a confession.
"Sun Ching Foo's Last Trick" (2012)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #8 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lanner (Inspector Lanners); Baker Street Page; (Mary Morstan)
Characters Based on Historical Figures: Sun Ching Foo / Cecil Windham (Chung Ling Soo)
Other Characters: Audience; Performers; Lai Way / Thomasina Windham; Audience Volunteer; Alastair Franklin / Alastair Reynolds / Alastair Dayton; Orchestra; Miles Cavendish; Sun Ching Foo's Scottish Lover; (Franklin's Wife & Son)
Date: Whitmonday in June
Locations: Music Hall; Scotland Yard; 221B, Baker Street
Story: Holmes and Watson attend a variety show at which the magician Sun Ching Foo is killed during a bullet-catching trick. They accompany Lanners to Scotland Yard where they interview the sailor volunteer who loaded the gun, and examine the jezail rifle itself. The following day they are visited by the magician's wife, who believes that she will be charged with the murder.

Daniel McGachey

"The Adventure of the Pallid Mask" (2010)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Impossible Cases (Daniel McGachey)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; (Victor Lynch)
Fictional Characters: The King in Yellow; (The Stranger; The King; Playwright)
Other Characters: Theatre Cleaner; Actors; Hubert Warburton-Branche; Mr Longbrace; Diogenes Club Functionary; Diogenes Club Members; Viscount Alderton; Colonel Stockwill; (Frederick Nightingale / Mr Starling; Paris Agent; Monsieur Hawkspur; Glazier; Henry Lynch; Forgers)
Date: Autumn in the latter years of Holmes's tenure in Baker Street
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Lyric Theatre; Hardwicke Lane; Longbrace's Emporium; Starling's Rooms; Pall Mall; Diogenes Club
Story: After initially turning away the case of a play stolen from the safe of actor-manager Warburton-Branche, Holmes agrees to track down the manuscript. The play in question, The King in Yellow, by an unknown author, is said to have an almost supernatural effect on those who see it. He and Watson arrive at the theatre, to learn that an actor, Frederick Nightingale, has disappeared. Warburton-Branche tells how he received the play from the blind French translator Hawkspur. With the manuscript recovered and Lestrade departed, Watson is astonished at Holmes's revelation of the thief's identity. Holmes leaves it to Mycroft to explain the full facts of the matter.

"The Adventure of the Red Barrow Horror" (2010)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Impossible Cases (Daniel McGachey)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; ((Marianne) Huret the Boulevard Assassin; Mary Morstan; Tobias Gregson)
Other Characters: Sowerby Halt Cabbie; Police Officers; Constable Joshua Devenish; Inspector Percival Alistair; Lord Addleton; Professor Redfearn Maltravers; Archaeologists; Miriam Acland; Tavern Customers; Landlord; Townsfolk; Dr Birdshaw; Bertrand Frederick Addleton; Sightseers; Addleton's Coachman; Dr Jerome Radlinger; Mummified Bodies; Benjamin Addleton; Benjamin's Coachman; Benjamin's Butler; (Reporter; Lady Addleton; Henrietta; Henrietta's Papa; Sailors; Albert Devenish; Afghanistan Captain; Afghan Girl; Girl's Father; Uncles; Brothers; Mr Acland)
Date: September, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Devonshire; Sowerby Halt; Addleton Barrow; Crookruth; Tavern; Village Hall; Birdshaw's Surgery; Cottage Hospital
Story: The newspapers carry stories about excavations of a pre-Bronze Age barrow on the estate of Lord Addleton. Addleton's son, Bertrand, has been brutally beaten to death at the site of the excavations, and Dr Radlinger, assistant to Professor Maltravers, has disapppeared. Holmes and Watson travel to the village of Crookruth, to investigate, but both the local police and Lord Addleton are hostile to Holmes's involvement. Maltravers tells them the history of the curse on the barrow. The following day, the constable on night-duty at the barrow is found in a state of terror, talking about things he has heard "down in the dark", and the "raggedy man" he saw rising from the earth. A figure appears in the barrow on its opening, and when those present move inside, the case ends with a shcking revelation and a skeleton that raises more questions than answers.

NOTE: Although the newspaper report states that Crookruth is a "South Easterly village" (p.147) later discussions place it in the south-west, in Devonshire: "we are close to the sea, and...practically in Cornwall".

"The Adventure of the Seventh Stain" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Fritz von Waldbaum; (Marcel) Dubuque; (Trelawney Hope; Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Florence Lodge; Lord Herbert Sternfleet; Sterbfleet's Carriage Driver; Police Constables; Sternfleet's Servants; Lady Verity Sternfleet; Graf Rupert von Schellsberg; Miss Tanner; Inspector Godfrey Highford; Grafin Natascha von Schellsberg; Mathilda "Matty" Lodge; (Murderess; Illiterate Flower-Seller; Captain Gideon Blackhall; Crew of the SS Genevieve; Earls of Shardsmere; Sternfleet's Sister; Sternfleet's Brother-in-law; Francois Lefalque; Claudine Lefalque; General Sir Hartford Sternfleet; Sir Hartford's Wife "The Red Widow"; Mathilda's Mother)
Date: July, A little under half a year after Watson's marriage
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Carriage; Marleigh Towers; Pall Mall
Story: Watson explains the confusion caused by his various references to the case of the Second Stain.

Florence Lodge calls on Holmes when he sister Mathilda is arrested, but she flees on the arrival of Lord Sternfleet. Lefalque, French industrialist visitor to his home, Marleigh Towers, has been found in bed with his throat cut. It soon becomes apparent that the two cases overlap, as Mathilda is a servant at Marleigh Towers, and has been arrested for a theft carried out during the confusion after the murder. Holmes and Watson are taken to Marleigh Towers where they meet Sternfleet's other guests the German Graf von Schellsberg and his wife, who has taken to her bed in a state of shock, and Lady Sternfleet. The discovery of the dead man's own bloodied razor, and the pattern of the blood stains in the room complicate the investigation..

"The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (2010)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Impossible Cases (Daniel McGachey)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Isadora (Isadore) Persano; The Remarkable Worm; Shinwell Johnson; Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins; (Tobias Gregson; Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: (Ludwig Prinn; Abdul Alhazred; Count Magnus de la Gardie; Nicolas Francken)
Other Characters: Plain-clothes Man; Susan Draper; Mr Henshaw; Professor Augustus Chetwynd; Dr Thomas Fretwell; Sergeant Summerlee; Cabby; Whitechapel Inhabitants; Griggs's Thugs; Johnson; Malachy Griggs; Dalbhach Blackmyre; Library Official; Padre Domenico; Library Visitors; Albert; (Marquis of Somerton; Persano's Housekeeper; Footmen; Maids; Cook; Dr Basil Rutland; Lestrade's Constable; Pathologist; Edward Sidney; Mrs Summerlee; Whitechapel Gang; John 'Bull" Bullen; Ezekiah Hawkes; Jasper Griggs; Aldous Chetwynd; American Botanist; Blackmyre's Uncle; Irish Woman; Irish Doctor; Uncle's Parishioners; Italian Exorcist; Chetwynd's Doctor)
Date: 1881
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Knightsbridge; Buckingham Mews; Persano's House; Scotland Yard; Mortuary; Whitechapel; Griggs's Headquarters; Camford Chetwynd's Rooms; Ireland; Italy; Rome; Library of St Michael; Hotel; Subterranean Temple
Story: Holmes and Watson return from a case in the north to find Lestrade waiting for them. He takes them to the home of scandalmongering newspaper columnist Persano, who has been found by his maid in a state of madness staring at a strange worm in a matchbox. When they meet Persano, he claims that this is not his home and that he is Professor Augustus Chetwynd, a professor of antiquities from Camford University who believes the year is 1875. They view the worm at Scotland Yard, but discover that it is decaying at an unnaturally fast rate. After a visit to a Whitechapel crime boss, during which Watson tends to Porky Shinwell's injured hand, they return to Baker Street where Persano is now staying, and hear the story of his introduction to the work of Ludwig Prinn.
"The Adventure of the Voice in the Smoke" (2010)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Impossible Cases (Daniel McGachey)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Mary Morstan)
Other Characters: St Giles Road Workers; Sailor; Mrs Collins; Madame Clair de Lune / Sarah Mourthorpe; Hefty Lady; Sallow Woman; Skelskirk Train Passengers; Inn Landlord; Coachman; Inn Patrons; Annabelle Mourthorpe; Sir Edward Mourthorpe; Servants; Fire Crew; (Jocko; Hefty Lady's Grandmother; Hefty Lady's Baby Daughter; Sallow Woman's Husband; Jonathan Collins; Monsieur Nemo / Monsieur Brouillard; Lady Elspeth Mourthorpe; Incense Supplier; Landlord's Wife; Geoffrey Mourthorpe; Paris Agent)
Date: Early Autumn, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Holborn; 66, St Giles Road; Skelskirk; Skelskirk Station; Coaching Inn; Mourthorpe Hall; Chapel
Story: An anonymous card summons Holmes and Watson to Holborn on a rain-lashed evening. They find themselves at a séance conducted by the youthful medium Madame Clair de Lune. The medium collapses after a voice unlike her own announces that "the man who has died and yet lives" has come. Her assistant, Mrs Collins, tells them that this has been happening over the past week and she fears that Madame Clair de Lune is possessed. The French-accented voice of the spirit claims that he was murdered in 1892, but his name has been lost, and asks Holmes to solve his murder. Metion of a dragon and a unicorn leads Holmes to Mourthorpe Hall, where they meet Annabelle Mourthorpe and learn that her younger sister Sarah disappeared after the death of their mother. The denouement comes in a night-time cemetery, where Holmes plansa disinterment.

Terry McGarry

"The Case of the Ancient British Barrow" (1998)
Included in:
The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars
Historical Figures: (William Ewart Gladstone)
Other Characters: Cab Driver; Workmen; Constable; Manservant; Sergeant; Richard Addleton; William Addleton; Estate Attendant; Groundsmen; Pub Landlord; Landlord's Wife; James Addleton; Slaves; Government Men; (Burkum Stacy)
Date: Early 1894
Locations: Bloomsbury; Wiltshire; 221B, Baker Street; Diogenes Club
Story: Holmes arrives at his client's house to find the client, anthropologist Richard Addleton, and his brother William dead. In the basement they discover a private museum, and a letter announcing the withdrawal of funding from Addleton's archaeological dig.

Having deduced that the deaths were a suicide-murder, he and Watson travel to Wiltshire where they are refused entry to the excavation site, which they hear ghostly rumours about in the village. Returning to the barrow at night, they discover bodies, the bones dissolved, but the flesh preserved by the boggy ground. There they hear a story of slavery and politics and are escorted from the site by government agents. The Prime Minister's reputation rests on Holmes's discovery of the men responsible for sending fifty slaves to their deaths.

The Baker Street rooms are ransacked, Addleton's rooms burned, and the barrow blown up before the case reaches its unsatisfactory conclusion at the hands of Mycroft.

"Victor Lynch the Forger" (1996)
Included in:
Resurrected Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche (in the style of Theodore Dreiser)
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Victor Lynch
Other Characters: Anne Gibney; Inspector Leland Barney; Reporter; Lynch's Landlady; Constable; Appraiser; Innkeeper; Harry Gibney; (Ryan Kenny)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 5, Aylsley Street; Potterdon's Appraisers; The East End; Inn
Story: Holmes points out a cryptic message that has been appearing in the agony columns each day for a month. Anne Gibney consults him about her missing husband, but he refuses to take the case. Barney consults Holmes over the murder of a forger named Victor Lynch who has been run through with a poker, but who had already died ten years previously. Holmes's investigations reveal that all three matters are connected and uncover a romantic triangle, deceit, attempted reconciliation and the facts of Lynch's two deaths.

Mabel McGinnis

"Padlock Bones" (1901)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Sherlockian Detectives:
Padlock Bones & Chumpson
Other Characters: Footmen; Mrs Masters; Masters' Child; (Dr Masters)
Locations: Switzerland; Mountain; Cottage
Story: A year after Bones's death on a Swiss mountain, Chumpson returns to the site of the tragedy, and is astonished by B
ones's reappearance. As they return to their hotel, they are distracted by screams coming from a cottage. There, they agree to help Mrs Masters, whose child has been sitting, terrified, at the top of a tree for six months.

Rafe McGregor

"The Long Man" (2008)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot (David Stuart Davies)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Roderick Langham
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Sophy Anderson; (Tobias Gregson; Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Nikulica Makedonski
Other Characters: Roderick Langham; Signor Rossi; Professor Edford; Hughes; Parker; Scipio; Nevskaja; Joseph Munro; Stable Boy; Dolphin Publican; Lilian Younger Sailors; Constable Hampton; Inspector Brown; Dr Roundtree; Signora Rossi; Star Night Porter; Star Maids; Sid; (Edford's Daughter; Albert Langham; Emma Langham; Assistant Commissioner; Mrs Wright)
Date: Friday in June
Locations: Sussex; The South Downs; Alfriston; Star Inn; Wilmington; Windover Hill; Newhaven; The Dolphin; Castle Hill
Story: Undercover in Sussex on the trail of the Macedonian, Scotland Yard man Langham accompanies archaeologist Edford to his excavation below the Wilmington Giant, a chalk figure on Windover Hill. At the inn where they are staying, Langham encounters Holmes and Watson, although does not recognise them. Later, in Newhaven, he sees Holmes, in disguise, also keeping wartch on Makedonski's contacts.
Edford is found murdered at his excavation, and Langham finds Holmes already on the scene. Holmes reveals that he believes the ship he was observing in Newhaven to be the missing Sophy Anderson. After ruling out other suspects, Holmes and Langham reach the same unexpected and unwelcome conclusion.

Alistair MacIan

"The Provost's Chain" (1916)
Included in:
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin Review, 25th February, 1916 and on this site
Story Type:
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Provost Smawares; Chief Constable; Provost's Maid; Policeman; Walter "Wattie" Pendriver; Academy Rector; Emily Smawares; President of the Burns Club; Mrs Smawares; (Englishman; Passer By; Gobby Mainspring; Bailie Duds; Golfer; Treasurer; Wattie's Uncle)
Locations: Scotland; Seatown; Provost's House; Golf Links
Story: The Provost of Seatown loses his chain of office.
The following day it is discovered in the desk of Wattie Pendriver, a clerk. After realising that she is in love with Wattie, Emily, the Provost's daughter, encounters Sherlock Holmes on the golf course. He agrees to prove Wattie's innocence by supper time. Holmes doctors the Provost's whisky in order to solve the case.

F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre

"The Adventure of Exham Priory" (2003)
Included in:
Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Professor Moriarty; Mary Morstan
Other Characters: Jephson Norrys; Cabman; Montagny; James Woodville; Titus Sempronius; (Three Hooded Figures)
Date: April, 1901
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train;Shropshire; Exham Priory; (Reichenbach Falls)
Story: Holmes receives a fragment of blood-stained pottery, and then a visit from Norrys, who shows him a similar piece of pottery from a cave beneath the Reichenbach Falls. As they journey to Norrys's home in the Welsh Marches, Holmes tells Watson the true story of his final meeting with Moriarty and the "Reichenbach Horror". Watson also reads of Norrys's encounter with something strange in the cellar of his home, Exham Priory. Meanwhile Norrys seems to be degenerating into something less than human. At Exham Priory they descend into the cellars where both Holmes and Watson encounter figures from their pasts, and face the entrance to another world.

"The Enigma of the Warwickshire Vortex" (1997)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; James Phillimore
Historical Figures: Edwin Stanton Porter; Ambrose Bierce; Aleister Crowley; (James D. Phelan; Henry Evans; Eugene Schmitz; Emily Bishop Crowley)
Other Characters: Two Bankers; Watson's Patient; Cabman; Newsboy; Second Cabman; (Belgrave Road Bootblack)
Date: 1875 & April-May, 1906
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 13a, Tavistock Street, Leamington Spa; Watson's Harley Street Surgery; Victoria Station; Brighton; Holmes's Sussex Villa; The SS New York; New York; Pennsylvania Station; Herald Square Hotel; Broadway; The Edisonia Amusement Hall; A Hansom; West 58th Street; The Hearst Building; A Cab; Madison Square
Story: In the wake of the San Francisco earthquake, Holmes travels to the USA to investigate an insurance company's claims that the scale of the disaster was exacerbated by the on-going corruption of city officials. Forced to stop over in New York, he and Watson view a demonstration of Edison's Kinetoscope. In a film shot that morning in Manhattan, Holmes recognises James Phillimore, a man who disappeared from his English home thirty-one years earlier, having gone back inside to fetch his umbrella. All that was found were his footsteps leading to a scorched circle on the floor, and the ferrule of his umbrella. Once again, in the film, he appears to vanish into thin air. Holmes and Watson dash to the film's location on Broadway, where a newsboy tells them that there were in fact two identical men. The pursuit leads to Madison Square, where Holmes finally learns the truth about Phillimore, and of the involvement of Crowley and Bierce in the day's events.

Vonda N. McIntyre

"The Adventure of the Field Theorems" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Lady Jean Conan Doyle
Other Characters: James; Robert Holder; Doyle's Tenants; Doyle's Butler; Holder's Children; Little Robbie; Sightseers; Constable Brown; Photographer
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Surrey; Hindhead; Undershaw
Story: Doyle calls on Holmes to investigate crop circles that have appeared in the fields of his tenants, wanting him to disprove other possibilities in order that Doyle might prove the phenomenon to have spiritual origins. In Surrey, Holmes meets the farmer, Holder, who claims to have heard a roaring noise and seen some kind of craft, which disappeared in a flash of light, floating above his field. As they drive out to view a new circle, Doyle's car mysteriously stops working. Holmes finds a wooden stake in the field. When the car's engine dies again on the way home, they too see the hovering lights, and Doyle disappears. When he returns, he says he was taken aboard a Martian craft. A bent piece of metal, some burned leaves and a parallelogram, along with his own past experiences, eventually lead Holmes to a solution.

Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin

The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas (2006)
Story Type:
Children's Story / Extra-Canonical Adventure of the Baker Street Irregulars
Canonical Characters: Wiggins; Baker Street Irregulars; Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty
Historical Figures: Edward VII; (Charles II; Queen Victoria)
Other Characters: Avalon Barboza / Abel Price; Wolfgang Zalinda; Wilhelm Zalinda; Werner Zalinda; Circus Crowd;Well-Dressed Man; Osgood 'Ozzie' Manning; Alfie; Rohan Punjabi; Elliot; Simpson; Fletcher; Barnaby; James; Pete; Shem; Shirley the Ferret; Royal Coachman; Footman; Prince's Assistant; Officer Grey; Cart Driver; Lion Trainer; Angelina & Balina; Clarence; Indigo Jones; The Flying Joneses; Irma Jones; Frankie; Madam Estrella; Pilar Ana Maria Reina de la Vega; Karlov; Floppy Hat / Watty; Big Collar; Jack Crumbly; Hackney Driver; Orlando Vile; Hunchback; Brougham Driver; Brougham Passenger; Dockland Policemen; River Police; Moriarty's Men; Coach Drivers; (Bearded Woman; Penelope; Cesar Zalinda; Canary Trainer; Palace Guards; Palace Maids; Holmes's Swiss Contacts)
Date: September, 1889
Locations: St John's Wood; The Grand Barboza Circus; Baker Street; The Castle; 221B, Baker Street; Oxford Scriveners; Dock; Oxford Street
Story: Three members of the Zalinda family are killed in a fall during a tightrope act at the Grand Barboza Circus. Wiggins and newest Irregular, Ozzie (who is searching for his unknown father) see the Prince of Wales visiting 221B. They follow Holmes, Watson and the Prince to Buckingham Palace. Later, Billy brings them a summons to Baker Street, where Holmes sets them on observation duty at the circus.

The Irregulars begin by interviewing the circus performers - a lion tamer, a two-headed woman, the human cannonball and the bearded woman - and Alfie overhears the trapeze artists planning to take over the tightrope act. Holmes arrives at the Circus, with Watson and Lestrade, and Wiggins painfully locates the murder weapon. Ozzie has his fortune told and receives a warning. Barboza tells Holmes of a rope salesman who had been associating with the Zalindas recently. Ozzie and Wiggins team up with Pilar, the fortune teller's daughter, to question the knife thrower, whose assistant ran off with one of the Zalindas, while the others tackle the Flying Joneses.

Ozzie faces a possible killer on the tightrope, but is able to learn of the involvement of Orlando Vile, the fourth most dangerous man in London. Holmes tells them that the circus case is related to his commission from the Prince to recover the Stuart Chronicle, a jewelled guide to monarchy, stolen from Buckingham Palace. Ozzie is injured escaping the forger in whose care his mother left him, and Stitch performs surgery. A watch is set on the docks where Vile conducts business, and Holmes realises that Moriarty is involved. They capture Vile and despatch Moriarty, but fail to recover the Chronicle. Moriarty reappears, and Ozzie finds himself in charge of the book. Holmes alters his plans to bring the case to its conclusion.

The Mystery of the Conjured Man (2009)
Story Type:
Children's Story / Extra-Canonical Adventure of the Baker Street Irregulars
Canonical Characters: Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins; Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Konstantine Zweig; Tara Brown; Christopher Brown; Greta Berlinger; Elsa Hoff; Osgood "Ozzie" Manning; Alfie; King Henry the Bloodhound; Elliot; Shirley the Ferret; Rohan Punjabi; Fletcher; Pete; Simpson; Pilar Ana Maria Reina de la Vega; Madam Estrella; Covent Garden Customers & Mongers; Enrique; Old Woman; James; Barnaby; Shem; Konstantine's Clients; Seven Dials Residents; Carlos; Spangler Zweig / Gunther Berlinger; London Bridge Passers-By; Berlinger's Bodyguards; Konstantine's Footman; Lestrade's Men; (Great Aunt Agatha; Ozzie's Father; Greta's Doctors; Séance Guests; Pilar; Pilar's Mother; Greta's Solicitor; Gentlemen; Carriage Driver; Elsa's Helpers; Elsa's Cook; Alister; Penelope; Gunther's Business Associate)
Date: November, 1889
Locations: Chelsea; Konstantine's Mansion; The West End; The Castle; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Covent Garden Market; Pilar's Flat; Seven Dials; Carlos's Hovel; Adelaide's Milliner's Shop; Elsa's House; London Bridge
Story: Greta Berlinger dies at a séance led my the young medium Konstantine. Ozzie is still hoping to find his father. Alfie brings a bloodhound, King Henry, to the Irregulars' headquarters, the Castle. Berlinger's niece, Elsa, consults Holmes, who sends Billy to fetch the Irregulars. Elsa tells them of her aunt's attempts to contact her late husband. Holmes sets the Irregulars to watch Konstantine's Chelsea house. Ozzie consults the fortune tellers, Pilar and Madam Estrella. Pilar takes him to Seven Dials, where they are chased by a crowd who want their clothes, to meet Carlos, a medium, who warns them against the Browns, Konstantine's custodians.

A secret tunnel system is discovered under Konstantine's house, where the Irregulars face rats and dogs. Holmes's research pulls up information on Konstantine's background. An attempt is made on Elsa's life and Holmes sends Watson and Pilar home with her for protection. In Konstantine's house the boys discover the secrets of the apparitions. Elsa receives a note from someone claiming to know the details of her aunt's death, and asking to meet on London Bridge. Ozzie realises the true identity of Konstantine's father. Elsa is abducted on the bridge, and Holmes and the boys work to save her life. Ozzie leaves the Irregulars to look for his father.

In Search of Watson (2009)
Story Type:
Children's Story / Extra-Canonical Adventure of the Baker Street Irregulars
Canonical Characters: Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins; Moriarty Gang; Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Professor Moriarty; Billy; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Calico Finch; Carter; Osgood "Ozzie" Manning; Agatha Manning; Mrs Bentley; Pilar Ana Maria Reina de la Vega; Elliot; Alfie; Rohan Punjabi; James; Alistair; Simpson; Scotland Yard Officers; Man of the Streets; Allegro Tuttle; Fletcher; Shem; Barnaby; Pete; The Gents; The Duke; Beefeaters; Workmen; Cart Driver; Tower Visitors; Cab Driver; Mark Lane Crowds; Station Attendant; Elderly Woman; Diggers; Mick
(Banbury Vegetable Monger; Winston Manning; Julia Manning; Madam Estrella; Old Workhouse Man; Library Assistant; Museum Night Watchman; Jack Crumbly)
Locations: British Museum; Oxfordshire; Wroxton; Banbury; The West End; The Castle; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Norwood Cemetery; Tower of London; Lambeth Bridge; Jennie's Gin Shop; Mark Lane Station; Tower Hill Station; Temple of Diana
Story: Finch, an elderly archaeologist, on the trail of a Roman relic, is attacked in the British Museum. Ozzie locates his great-aunt Agatha. She is in no condition to tell him anything, but papers in a trunk lead him to believe that his father may be Holmes. In London, Pilar is wondering when she will be invited to join the Irregulars, while Alistair escapes from the workhouse and rejoins them. A message from Holmes takes Wiggins, Pilar and Alistair to the museum, where they are given the task of searching for witnesses outside. They learn that Finch was searching for relics of the goddess Diana, and that Moriarty had a hand in his death.

Wiggins and Pilar discover a coded message on the pavement near their headquarters. Holmes reveals that Watson has been abducted, and sends the Irregulars to investigate the Norwood cemetery catacombs, where the have a run-in with a gang known as the Gents. After being rescued by Ozzie, they discover a cryptic message from Watson, which leads them to the Tower of London.

On their return, they discover more coded messages, and find that their headquarters has been ransacked. They realise that Holmes is lying to them and that there is a traitor in their midst. Ozzie, Pilar and Wiggins are tied up on a burning boat. Elliot leads them underground to the site of the Temple of Diana, but they are captured by Moriarty.

The Final Meeting (2010)
Story Type:
Children's Story / Canonical Re-visioning
Canonical Characters: Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins; Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty; The Moriarty Gang; Colonel Moran; Dr. Watson; Moriarty's Roughs; Simpson; Watson's Maid; Mycroft Holmes; Swiss Boy; Peter Steiler; (Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson; Stationmaster Moriarty)
Other Characters: Osgood "Ozzie" Manning; Elliot; Alfie; Rohan Punjabi; Pete; Fletcher; Shem; James; Simpson; Pilar Ana Maria Reina de la Vega;
Moriarty's Driver; Baker Street Strollers; Firemen; Barnaby; Bearded Man; well-Dressed Man; Muffin Man; John Bloomfield; Jerry Bloomfield; Victoria Station Porter; Continental Express Conductors; Mrs Bloomfield; Whitley; Continental Express Passengers; Newhaven Fishermen; Sailors; Stevedores; Coach Driver; Paddle Steamer Passengers; Crewmen; French Train Conductor; French Train Passengers; Gare du Nord Crowds; French Coach Driver; Dieppe Porter; Hotel du Louvre Desk Clerk; Bellman; Valet; Brussels Conductor; Hotel du Louvre Manager; Strasbourg Bellman; Frutigen Café Man; Waitress; Meiringen Man; Diogenes Club Members; (Great Aunt Agatha; Julia Manning; Hotel du Louvre Doorman; Moriarty's Barrister; Madam Estrella)
Date: April-May, 1891 / 1955
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Dorset Street; Camden House; The Castle; Watson's House; Pilar's House; Lowther Arcade; Victoria Station; Aboard the Continental Express; Canterbury East Station; Haywards Heath; Bloomfield's Farm; Dover Station; Cross-Channel Steamer; Newhaven; Newhaven Harbour; France; Calais; Paris; Gare du Nord; Rue de Rivoli; Hotel du Louvre; Paddle Steamer; Dieppe; Dieppe Station; Belgium; Brussels; Market; Metropole Hotel; Brussels Station; Strasbourg; Hotel; Switzerland; Geneva; Geneva Station; Lake Geneva; The Alps; The Gemmi Pass; The Daubensee; Frutigen; Café; Aarmuhle; Café; Meiringen; Hotel du Sauvage; Englischer Hof; Reichenbach Falls; Diogenes Club
Story: Ozzie and Wiggins overhear the meeting between Holmes and Moriarty at Baker Street, and prevent an attack on Holmes by Colonel Moran. Ozzie continues to wonder whether Holmes is his father. Holmes announces his plans to bring down Moriarty's organisation, and tells the Irregulars that they must leave London for their own safety. Shortly thereafter, their headquarters is burned down.

Holmes arranges for the Irregulars to stay on a farm, but Wiggins, Ozzie and Pilar decide to follow him to the Continent. Moriarty's men arrive at the farm. Wiggins and his friends lose Holmes and Watson at Canterbury Station, but continue trailing Moriarty and Moran. Rohan, Alfie and Elliot spot Holmes and Watson in Newhaven and take up the trail. Ozzie is captured by Moriarty, who tells him about his lost son. The rest of the Irregulars travel on with Holmes, until they reach Aarmuhle, where Holmes arranges to have Mycroft take them back to London. Wiggins, however, returns with Pilar, and all the parties converge on Reichenbach Falls.

Russell McLauchlin

"Tea Time in Baker Street" (1948)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Mrs. Hudson; Mary Morstan; Irene Adler; Wiggins; Professor Moriarty
Other Characters: Mrs. Wiggins
Date: 1890
Locations: Mrs. Hudson's Rooms
Story: Mrs. Wiggins calls on Mrs. Hudson, complaining about Holmes's use of her son. She is followed by Mrs. Watson, complaining that she never sees Watson these days. Mrs. Hudson tells her that he and Holmes are working on the Blue Carbuncle case. Mrs. Hudson is expecting a visitor whom Mary recognises to be Irene Adler, who has decided to return the picture of her and the King of Bohemia, but wants to do so in a clever way. She steams open a letter, which turns out to be from Moriarty demanding the return of the carbuncle and announcing his impending arrival. Mrs. Hudson doesn't believe that Holmes has the jewel, so the three resolve to intercept the Professor, and in so doing manage to discover the jewel's hiding place.

Iain McLaughlin

"The Unfortunate Guest" (2017)
Included in:
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Peterson
Canonical Characters: Peterson; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Police Officers; Mr Gartyne; Mr Wilson; Hotel Guests; Eamonn Gallagher; Ronald Milne; David Carson; Wilson Kettley; Daniel Prentiss; (Mr McGregor; Mrs McGregor; Frederick Parson; Reverend Aubrey Goodchild)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bertrand's Hotel
Story: When a guest at the hotel he works at is killed with a poisoned cigarette, Commissionaire Peterson becomes the police's chief suspect, and so cals on Holmes for help. Some of the dead man's possessions have been planted in Peterson's locker

Iain McLaughlin & Claire Bartlett

"The Hopkins Brothers Affair" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars
Other Characters: Captain Jonathan Hopkins; Mrs Priddy; (Matthew Hopkins; Jonathan's Wife; Henry Meek; Charlotte Hill Crew; Bosun)
Date: When Summer was turning to Autumn
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Matthew's House
Shipping line owner Jonathan Hopkins consults Holmes when his brother's ship, the Charlotte Hill, disappears during a race to Lisbon for which the entire crew was replaced with a much smaller one.

Russel D. McLean

"Obsession" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moran; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Colonel Moriarty)
Historical Figures: (Jack the Ripper; Inspector Frederick Abberline)
Other Characters: Psychiatrist; Emily; Hotel Steward; (Moriarty's Parents; Young Man at Newhaven)
Date: 1891
Locations: Psychiatrist's Office; Psychiatrist's House; Switzerland; A Train; Meiringen Station; Moriarty's Rooms; Hotel
Moriarty visits the psychiatrist and asks him to help him overcome his obsession with Sherlock Holmes. The psychiatrist is summoned to Meiringen for a final consultation, and while there, acquires another patient.

W.R. Duncan Macmillan

"Holmes in Scotland" (1953)
Also published as "The Adventure of the Trained Cormorant"
Included in:
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Richard Lancelyn Green)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Ivy Scott-Burns; Mr. MacKelvie; Oban Porter; Head Waiter; Lobster Fisherman; Mr. Scott Burns; Yacht Captain; Lighthouse Keeper; Plumber; Yacht Stewards
Date: August, "about the turn of the century"
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Euston Station; A Train; Glasgow; Greenock; The Columba; Oban; A Hotel; Scott-Burns's Yacht; Dubh Heartach Lighthouse
Story: Holmes is summoned to Oban by a former client, Ivy Scott-Burns, wife of a prominent Scottish politician. He and Watson are met by her lawyer, MacKelvie, who tells them of the Scott-Burns' passion for yachting. On a recent trip Scott-Burns took his wife to see the trained cormorants belonging to his friend, a lighthouse keeper on Dubh Heartach. Later, Mrs Scott-Burns discovered that a valuable brooch had gone missing from her cabin.

Holmes arranges to interview the lighthouse keeper, who is brought in dead drunk, hwever, so Holmes decides to abandon him in an empty room, and sets out for the yacht, having first procured the services of a plumber. On board the yacht, Holmes has the plumber open the waste-pipe under Mrs. Scott-Burns's sink, and restores the brooch, found in the pipe, to its owner. Later he reveals to Watson that the solution was not quite so innocent, but he has decided to circumvent the usual processes of the justice system.

Kieran McMullen

Watson's Afghan Adventure (2010)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical Adventure of Dr. Watson
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Private Liam) Murray; Watson's Father (Henry Watson); Watson's Brother (Henry Watson, Jr); Mrs Hudson
Historical Figures: General John Watson; Sir F. P. Haines; Captain D.M. Strong; Major John Robert Dyce; Major C.F. Oliver; Surgeon-Major A.F. Preston; Captain John R. Slade; Captain T.J. Cullen; Captain W. Roberts; Lieutenant Faunce; William Collins; Major C.V. Oliver; Lieutenant T.P. Geoghegan; Lieutenant HectorMaclaine; General Nuttall; Lieutenant Newton Plomer Fowell; Major Ready; Lieutenant E.G. Osborne; Colonel Griffith; General Burrows; Colonel Oliver St John; Major Edward Pemberton Leach; Lieutenant Anderson; (Dr Joseph Bell; Fred Archer; William Hay Macnaghton; Major General William Elphinstone; Akbar Khan; Lt John Leigh Doyle Sturt; Benedict Goes; Dr James Hanbury; Alexandrina Sturt; Captain Garrett O'Moore Creagh; Colonel Galbraith; Major Blackwood; Lieutenant E. Monteith; General Roberts)
Other Characters: Eileen Duffy; Violet Enderby; Colonel Enderby; Lt Sutter Sturt; Lt Arthur "Arty" McMullen; Bandleader; Katherine Enderby; Katherine's Friends; Waiter; Ladies; Bartender; Hotel Waiter; Simpson's Waiter; Sally; J.W. Stuart; Frederick Dibble; Lieutenant Thomas Godard / Lieutenant Dragon; Lieutenant-Colonel Rowland; Surgeon-Major Thomas Bennett; Orderlies; Major Tucker; Sergeant Ryan; B.G. Tyler; Captain Thompson; 13th Lancers; Malalai; British Soldiers; Afghan Tribespeople; Guhkta; Doolie Bearers; Captain Trotter; Colonel Barnes; Lieutenant Pollack; Armistead; Lieutenant Withers; General Doran; Colonel Dawson; Lieutenant Bradford; Colonel Martin; Captain Kilgour; Colour Sergeant Wood; Captain Mayes; Chaplain; General Headquarters Sergeant; Private John Holmes; Lieutenant Smith; Lieutenant Jones; Blackwood's Corporal; Sergeant Ryan; Surgeon Carter; Kandahar Surgeon; Assistant Surgeon Banks; Father O'Callahan; (Murray's Daughter; Murray's Son-in-law; Murray's Grandchildren; Murray's Wife; Watson's Mother; Watson's Grandfather; Captain Beamish; Armenian Elder; Sturt's Son)
Date: April / 1852-1880
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Australia; Hampshire; Wellington College; Netley; Epsom Race Course; Hurling; Enderby's House; Doncaster; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; Hotel; Aboard the Kaiser-I-Hind; India; Bombay; Watson Hotel; Aboard the Vingoria; Afghanistan; Karachi; Lahore; Jhelum; Rawal Pindi; Peshawar; Jamrud; Hospital; Bazar Valley Plain; Pesh-Bolak; Deh-Sarakh Plain; Mausam; Safed-Koh; Darawazai; Dakka ; Jalalabad; Dabela; General Headquarters; Sibi; Kandahar; Kohkaran; Kushk-i-Nakhud; Mis Karez; Maiwand; Ashikan
Story: After Murray calls at 221B and leaves a package of mementos, Watson decides to tell Holmes about his early life.

Watson's father takes his sons to Australia after their mother's death, and while there, marries their nanny, Eileen Duffy. When his father and brother move on to San Francisco, Watson is sent to Wellington College. Inspired by his correspondence with his cousin John, an army lieutenant in India, he resolves to become an army surgeon. While at Netley he falls in love with colonel's daughter Violet Enderby. Before he leaves for Afghanistan he is given a Webley-Pryse revolver while dining at Simpson's. On the voyage to India, his colleague Sturt, tells him of a treasure map given to an ancestor of his by an Afghan merchant.

As they go about their duties in Afghanistan, Sturt sets about a search for the treasure. Watson rescues a young Shinwari woman, and sets up a hospital for the Afghans. They participate in more battles and skirmishes. Murray provides the clue that finally unlocks the treasure map's secret, but they face treachery in their attempt to recover the treasure. After one of their party is killed in action, Watson is sent to Kandahar to join the 66th Regiment of Foot. He moves on to Maiwand with them, where he meets an old acquaintance.

Bob Madison

"Red Sunset" (2008)
Included in:
Gaslight Grimoire (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Hard-Boiled Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson)
Fictional Characters: Dracula
Other Characters: Private Eye; Nurse; Gas Station Attendant; Miles Landau; (Monica Landau; Theresa Vincenzo)
Date: May, During World War II

Locations: Los Angeles; Nursing Home; Gas Station; Edgecombe
Story: Evacuated from Britain during the war, Holmes is living in a nursing home in Los Angeles
, when he is called upon by a private eye (the story's narrator). A man the private eye has shot three times has gotten up and walked away. He has been investigating the case of the missing importer, Miles Landau, having been hired by Landau's wife, Monica. Landau has recently handled a shipment of boxes from Romania. Together theprivate eye and Holmes go to the address the boxes were delivered to, where Holmes comes face to face with an old foe.

Paul Magrs

"Mrs Hudson at the Christmas Hotel" (2013)
Included in:
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche narrated in part by Mrs Hudson
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Mrs Watson; Mrs (Hettie) Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; (Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: (Professor Challenger)
Other Characters: Nellie; Christmas Hotel Guests; Band; Mrs Claus; Waiters; Harbour Crowd; Sailors; Gypsies; Exotic Vendors; Denise Wheatley; Wheatley; Possessed Man; Romany Woman; Exorcism Audience; Maude Sturgeon; Maude's Sisters; Museum Guests; Mr Danby; Danby's Mother; Raphael; (Maude's Nieces)
Date: November, 1925 / June 15th, 1895
Locations: Watson's Home; Yorkshire; Whitby; The West Cliff; The Royal Crescent; The Christmas Hotel; Nellie's Cottage; Whitby Harbour; The Sturgeon House; Whitby Museum; Miramar Hotel
Story: 1925: Watson receives a package from Holmes containing some honey, the Eyes of Miimon, and letters from Mrs Hudson, who is now working as housekeeper to Professor Challenger.

1895: Mrs Hudson is staying with her sister, Nellie, in Whitby. They visit the Christmas Hotel, run by Mrs Claus, where Christmas revelries occur all year long. After their visit, Nellie's health goes into decline. A ship arrives in the harbour with a strange carcass on board. The sisters attend an extravaganza of exorcisms, where Nellie is exorcised by a Romany woman. Mrs Hudson consults local wise woman, Maude Sturgeon, over her sister's condition. She learns that Whitby Abbey is built over an interstitial dimensional gateway, and that Nellie, who has mediumistic powers, has assisted Maude on supernatural investigations around the town. After a disaster involving a giant squid at the museum, Mrs Hudson learns about the missing jewels, the Eyes of Miimon, smuggled from Finland. Her actions lead to her and Nellie being held prisoner, and Nellie battling for the soul of her spirit guide. Assistance comes from an unexpected source.

NOTE: The exorcist Denise Wheatley is named in tribute to occult novelist Dennis Wheatley.

Eddie Maguire

"A Death at the Cricket" (2000)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Tandridge Hall Murder and Other Stories (Eddie Maguire)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Young (Foster) Stamford
Historical Figures: Bobby Abel; George Bonnor; Henry Holroyd, 3rd Earl of Sheffield; Matthew Baines; Alfred Shaw
(Thomas Gunn)
Other Characters: Holidaymakers; Harold Price; Arthur Onions; Charles Mortimore; James Sidgwick; Singleton; Sidgwick's Son; Constable Turner; Cricketers; Inspector Harry Bulstrode; Cricket Spectators; Reverend Mann; Footman; Bullstrode's Constables; The Hon. Chesney Blythe; Wilson
(Margery Dickson; Margery's Landlord; Sir Angus Wilson)
Date: Summer, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Croydon; Sussex; East Grinstead; Sheffield Park
Story: Stamford invites Watson to a cricket match at Sheffield Park, and Holmes accompanies him with the goal of meeting with Lord Sheffield. They meet the cricketers Abel and Bonnor on the train to Sussex. On the night of their arrival, Stamford is knocked down and killed by a brewer's dray, and Lord Sheffield discovers that a Canaletto has been stolen. Holmes and Watson set about disproving Sheffield's suspicions that Stamford was the thief. Holmes insists that the cricket match should go ahead in order to trap the true criminal.

"The Irish Professor" (2000)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Tandridge Hall Murder and Other Stories (Eddie Maguire)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Jackson)
Historical Figures: Sir Josslyn Gore-Booth; Reverend Fletcher Le-Fanu; Lady Georgina Gore-Booth; Constance Gore-Booth / Miss Noel (Constance Markievicz); Douglas Hyde; William Butler Yeats (Willie Yeates); (Sir Henry Gore-Booth; Eva Gore-Booth)
Other Characters: Jenny; Professor Hugo O'Neill; Liverpool Dockers; Ferry Passengers; Man with Mutton-Chop Whiskers; Four-Wheeler Driver; Michael Taffe; Longford Station Crowds; Carrick Station Announcer; Carrick Porter; Captain Grey-Wynn; Strandhill Doctor; Blond Gunman; Drumcliffe Constable; Gore-Booth's Guests; Gore-Booth's Staff; Petter Van Der Elst; Sir George Moore; (Pickpockets; Clerical Gentleman; European Noblemen; English Lord)
Date: Late May - June, 1897
Locations: Belmont Square; Jackson's Surgery; 221B, Baker Street; Liverpool; The Docks; Aboard the Dunlaghaire; Ireland; Dublin; Baggott Street; A Train; Longford; Carrick on Shannon; County Roscommon; Sligo; MacManus's House; Wine Street; Bolands; Knocknarea; Maeve's Tomb; Strandhill; Doctor's House; O'Neill's Cottage; Glencar; Drumcliffe; Lissadell House; Colagh Road
Story: Watson is acting as locum at Jackson's surgery where one of his patients is his old schoolteacher, the Irish mathematician Professor Hugo O'Neill, who is in London for a conference. When he tells Watson that he has twice been assaulted since coming to London, Watson refers him to Holmes. Holmes reassures the professor, who invites Watson to return to Ireland with him. Further attacks are made on O'Neill in Ireland, and Watson's bag is stolen aboard the train to Sligo. Holmes appears at a literary dinner given by the Gore-Booth family, reveals his involvement in the case, and brings the villain to justice.

"Sherlock Holmes and the Tandridge Hall Murder" (2000)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Tandridge Hall Murder and Other Stories (Eddie Maguire)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Watson; Watson's Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Green Park Strollers; Harold Norman; Sir George Simon; Jenkins; Alexander; Darts Players; Harris; Servant
(Mrs Harrington; Harold's Uncle; Hendon Wheelers Bicycle Club Members; Village Constable; Jonas Baker; Jim Norman; Mrs Norman; Harold's Sisters)
Date: Monday - Tuesday in May / November
Locations: Baker Street; Green Park; 221B, Baker Street; King's Cross Sation; Hertfordshire; Mill Street; Tandridge Hall; Bull Inn; A Train; Watson's House
Story: Harold Norman approaches Holmes after witnessing a murder in the grounds of Tandridge Hall, where he had stopped to fix a bicycle puncture. He tells Holmes and Watson, that when he took the village constable and the Hall's owner, Sir George Simon, to the site of the murder, there was no sign of the body or any evidence that a crime had taken place.

"The Strange Affair at Glastonbury" (1999)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Tandridge Hall Murder and Other Stories (Eddie Maguire) and published separately in pamphlet form
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Wilson Kemp; (Inspector Lestrade; Thurston)
Historical Figures: John E Poole; Morgan James Appleby; (George Kennion, Bishop of Bath and Wells; James Churchill; King Alfred)
Other Characters: Messenger Boy; Railway Porter; Carriage Driver; Townspeople; Sergeant Buckland; Mr Lockyear; Jack Beck; Hotel Boy; Elderly Man; Young Woman; Constables; (Bath Church Official; Shoe Factory Driver; Farmhands; Mr James; Appleby's Boy; McCloud; A Carpenter; Mrs Buckland; Sharpe; Lockyear's Daughter; Lockyear's Granddaughter; Mrs White; Magistrate; Mr Bulleid)
Date: October / The Final Weeks of 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bath; Wells Station; Somerset; Glastonbury; Glastonbury Station; Benedict Street; Magdalene Street; High Street; George Hotel; Church of St John the Baptist; Appleby's Butcher's Shop; Lansdown Street; Chilkwell Street; Glastonbury Tor; St Michael's Chapel; Barratt Brothers Restaurant; Benedict Street; Bulleid & Nixon's Offices; Police Station; Buckland's House; A Train
Story: Holmes's spring-cleaning unearths Watson's notes on an adventure they shared in Glastonbury.

Having completed a case in Bath, Watson suggests that he and Holmes visit Glastonbury on the way home. On their second day, their hotelier, Mr Poole, tells them that all the signposts in town have been turned around, and all the blooms cut off the Glastonbury thorn. Further trivial incidents and thefts occur around the town, and Holmes sees a connection to the Labours of Hercules. He encounters an old rival and recovers an ancient treasure.

NOTE: The firm of Bulleid and Nixon, Solicitors is a reference to Chubb Bulleid, Solicitors of Glastonbury, Wells and Street.

"A Voice from the Ether" (2000)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Tandridge Hall Murder and Other Stories (Eddie Maguire)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Jabez Wilson; Marcini; (Mary Morstan; Kate Whitney; Professor Moriarty (Maury Attlee); Inspector Patterson; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Tom George; Wilson Porritt; Joseph Clark; John Gool; Cabby; Witham Station Porter; Mrs E. S. Nicholson; Swan Hotel Boy; Sergeant Brundle; Old Osea Island Man; Mr King; (Forger; Jabez Wilson's Assistant; Walton McCarthy; Swan Hotel Cook)
Date: February, 1891
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Saxe Coburg Square; Wilson's Pawn Shop; Courtroom; Prison; Egypt; Limehouse; Essex; Osea Island; Osea Cottage; Maldon; Swan Hotel; Telegraph Office; A Train; Witham; Langford; Heybridge; Chigborough Road; Maldon Station; Liverpool Street Station
Story: Watson is visiting Baker Street when Holmes brings home a phonograph which he has been given by Jabez Wilson. Listening to the cylinders that came with the machine, it appears that one of them contains a recording of a murder. The remaining cylinders tell the story of Tom George, who turned Queen's evidence against the gang he belonged to. Using clues from the recording and Wilson's description of the men who sold him the phonograph, Holmes discovers the scene of the crime.

Johnny Mains

"The Case of the Revenant" (2015)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Carriage Driver; Abfel Holzer; Stephan; Police Officer; Liza; Caziel; Housekeeper; Nichola; Nichola's Parents; Mikka; Horst; (Farmer; Nichola's Family; Maid; Clairvoyants; Dead Soldier)
Date: During the War
Austria; Salzburg; Huben; Billundam Valley; Nichola's Farm
Holmes journeys to a remote farmstead in the Billundam Valley in Austria, at which a family and their servants have died after reporting mysterious footprints in the snow outside and in the attic. Suspicons of incest, and attempted disinterment, draw the case to its unsatisfactory close.

Richard Mallett

"The Case of the Diabolical Plot" (1935)
Included in:
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
The Great Detective & J. Smith
Story: The Great Detective investigates a spate of thefts of piano keys, elephants and billiard balls by a group known as "The Hippy Hops", disguised as badgers, and reveals a plot to overthrow the British Empire.



Barry N. Malzberg

"Dogs, Masques, Love, Death: Flowers" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Homage
Historical Figures: Jack the Ripper
Other Characters: Sharon; Technicians; The Captain; The Holmes
Locations: Spaceship; Whitechapel
Story: Sharon is woken from hypersleep, and dreams of murder, because there have been five murders aboard her spaceship. The Holmes, a reconstruct, has been activated to investigate, but is malfunctioning, and the technicians want her to fix it.

George Mann

"The Case of the Night Crawler" (2013)
Included in:
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes
Fictional Characters: Sir Maurice Newbury; Scarbright; Veronica Hobbes; Aldous Renwick; (Mrs Coulthard; Sir Charles Bainbridge)
Other Characters: Peter Brownlow; Cab Driver; Pilot; Mrs Brownlow; Brownlow's Clerk; Xavier Gray; (Vagabonds; Gray's Wife and Sons; Order of the Red Hand)
Date: September, 1902
Locations: Watson's Club; Watson's Home; 221B, Baker Street; Chelsea; 10, Cleveland Avenue; Cheyne Walk; Chelsea Embankment; Brownlow's Home; Brownlow's Surgery
Story: Watson is visited in his club by Brownlow, who has seen an eight-tentacled creature haul itself out of the Thames and crawl off into the city. After reading of further sightings in the papers the following morning, he visits Holmes, who is dismissive of the case, but refers him to Newbury. That night, Watson accompanies Newbury and Hobbes in search of the creature, discovering that it is not what it appears to be. The following night they return to Cheyne Walk to lay an electrical trap, with Renwick's assistance. Watson discovers that his investigation has overlapped with Holmes's search for one of Mycroft's missing spies.

The Spirit Box (2014)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; (Watson's Brother; Mrs Watson)
Fictional Characters: Newbury's Secretary (Mrs Coulthard); Sir Maurice Newbury; Professor Archibald Angelchrist; (Inspector Bainbridge)
Other Characters: Carter; Inspector Gideon Foulkes; Captain John Cummins; Mary Temple; Herbert Grange; Sergeant John Bates; Millicent Brown; Henry Baxter; Brown; Percy Cranston; Lord Foxton; Seaton Underwood; Segeant Hawley; Inspector Cuthbertson
Carriage Driver; Belgrave Street Pedestrians
; Victoria Station Crowds; Two Clergymen; Portly Man With Moustache; Young Man With Harelip; Elderly Woman; Three Soldiers; Morgue Porters; Morgue Surgeons; War Office Guards; War Office Receptionist; Firemen; Newbury's Valet; Cab Driver; Museum Visitors; Museum Doorman; Bank Clerks; Baxter's Receptionist; Carriage Drivers; Foxton's Guests; Foxton's Footman; Carter's Family; Baxter's Housemaid; Baxter's Driver; Baxter's Housekeeper; Office Workers; Reggie; Smythe; Mr Scriver; Club Members; Club Valet; Germans; Telephone Operator; Police Constables; Police Driver; Diogenes Club Doorman; Diogenes Club Members; Train Conductor; (Joseph Watson; Mrs Watson's Sister; German Interviewees; Romanian Prince; Brentley & Shunt; Fenwick; Philip Underwood; Seaton Underwood's Mother; Brownlow; Angelchrist's Housekeeper)
Date: Summer, 1915
Locations: Ealing; Watson's House; Belgrave Street; Victoria Station; King's Road; Morgue; Horse Guards; Grange's House off Theobald's Road; British Museum; Tidwell Bank; Ravensthorpe House; St Bartholomew's Church; Belgravia; Quillcroft House; Knightsbridge; Watson's Club; Underground Chamber; Angelchrist's House close to Berkeley Square; Pall Mall; Diogenes Club
Story: Following a summons from Mycroft, Watson is taken by young Carter to Victoria Station, where he meets Holmes, fresh off the train from Sussex. Mycroft wants them to investigate the strange suicides of three prominent public figures. Holmes deduces that only one of the deaths merits investigation, and as London suffers attacks by zeppelins, their investigation leads them into the world of spirit photographs, and a consultation with Sir Maurice Newbury. Newbury's friend Angelchrist falls victim to the same affliction as the dead man. The case ends in a showdown at the Diogenes Club.

The Will of the Dead (2013)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; (Mrs Watson; Inspector Lestrade)
Fictional Characters: Inspector Charles Bainbridge; Isobel Bainbridge; Lord Roth
Other Characters: Oswald Maugham
; Theobald Maugham; Agnes; Peter Maugham; Hansom Drivers; Mrs Hawthorn; Edwards' Secretary; Tobias Edwards; Cab Driver; Brougham Driver; Constable Harris; Belgravia Constables; Harris's Driver; Constable Patterson; Peters; Mr Hillingsborough; Mrs Hillingsborough; Hillingsborough's Son; Hillingsborough's Daughter; Vicar; Mourners; Percival Asquith; Martha; Hans Gerber; Police Officers; Mitchell; Police Surgeon; Women Strollers; Old Man; Passers-By; Street Urchin; Ferenczy's Butler; Ferenczy's Visitors; Iron Men; Nightingale Society Butler; Nightingale Society; Frederick; (Mrs Watson's Mother; Peter's Mother; Sir Theobald's Brothers; Annabel Maugham; Joseph Maugham; Humphrey Scott; Lady Godfrey; Hillingsborough's Maid; Sir Marshall Hargreaves; Hargreaves' Footman; Hargreaves' Daughters; Lady Hargreaves; Harold Curzon; Home Secretary; Peter's Maid; Watson's Patients; Count Laszlo Ferenczy)
Date: Late October, 1889
Locations: St John's Wood; Sir Theobald's House; 221B, Baker Street; Police Morgue; 112, Charing Cross Road; Oswald's House; Bainbridge's House; Belgravia; Hillsborough's House; Joseph's House; Watson's House; Graveyard; Peter's House; Holborn; Whitechapel; Pimlico; Shaftesbury Avenue; The Nightingale Society Club
After the death of Sir Theobald Maugham, apparently from a fall downstairs, his nephew Peter visits Holmes because his uncle's will has gone missing. In addition to investigating Sir Theobald's death, Inspector Bainbridge is on the trail of the iron men, a group of mechanical, steam-powered, iron-clad, jewel robbers. The Maugham cousins receive letters from Hans Gerber who claims to be the son of Sir Theobald's estranged sister, Frances, and as his eldest nephew, in light of the missing will, he claims the right to inherit Sir Theobald's estate. After being attacked by the Iron Men, and after the successful conclusion of the Maugham case, Bainbridge sets a trap, with Watson, for the Iron Men at the home of Count Ferenczy, owner of the Moon Star diamond.

David Marcum

"The Adventure of the Pawnbroker's Daughter" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; (Jefferson Hope; Mycroft Holmes; The Boy in Buttons)
Other Characters: Letitia Porter; Police Constables; Lord Carlington; Man on Tower Bridge; ; Man in Carriage; Carriage Driver; (Lyton Porter; Mrs Porter; Mrs Porter's Parents; Mrs Porter's Brother; Mrs Porter's Sister-in-law; Floyd Willis; Carlington's Father; Limehouse Police; Limehouse Doctor; Cab Driver; Limehouse Passers-by; Garren; Letitia's Aunt's Brother)
Date: Spring, 1882 / 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Tower Bridge
Story: Lestrade brings Letitia Porter to Baker Street.
Her father, a pawnbroker in Limehouse, has received threatening letters, which appear mysteriously in his locked shop. The letters seem to have led to arguments between her father and his assistant, her fiancé Floyd Willis. After her departure, Holmes and Lestrade reveal to Watson that her father is a notorious fence. Holmes also reveals that he doesn't trust her account of events, and the case soon turns to one of murder, which Holmes is able to solve without leaving the Baker Street rooms.

"No Good Deed" (2017)
Included in:
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Jim Smith
Canonical Characters: Jim Smith; Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Parker; Rough with a Bludgeon (Devereaux); Tobias Gregson; Mordecai Smith; Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes; (Mrs Smith; Jack Smith; Baker Street Irregulars; Von Herder; Inspector Patterson; Serpentine Mews Idlers)
Other Characters: Baker Street Pedestrians; Cabmen; Welbeck Street Van Driver; Vere Street Assailant; Vere Street Constable; Vere Street Landlady; Parnell's Clerk; Abel Parnell; Doorman; Baker Street Idlers; Firemen; Nursemaid; One-legged Soldier; Victoria Station Crowds; (Smith's Children; Smith's Widowed Neighbour; Lydia McGraw Ladies; Helen Silsoe)
Date: 24th April - 7th May, 1891
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Southwark; Smith's House; Parnell's Office Off Oxford Street; George Street; Thayer Street; William Street; Welbeck Street; Vere Street; Rathbone Place; Oxford Street; Pall Mall; Dorset Square; Victoria Station
Story: When Mordecai Smith, now widowed and working for a merchant who is involved in smuggling, disappears, his son Jim consults Holmes, arriving on the night of his meeting with Moriarty.

Phillip Margolin & Jerry Margolin

"The Adventure of the Purloined Paget" (2011)
Included in:
A Study in Sherlock (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type:
Historical Figures: The Baker Street Irregulars; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Sidney Paget; Queen Victoria; John Jacob Astor)
Other Characters: Ronald Adair; Drivers; William Escott; Robert Altamont; Peter Burns; Phillip Lester; Hilton Cubitt; Security Staff; Inspector Andrew Baynes; Forensic Experts; (Chester Doran; Chef)
Date: Early 21st Century
Locations: Dartmoor; Cubitt Hall
Story: Video game designer and Baker Street Irregular Ronald Adair is on Dartmoor with other Sherlockian collectors, visiting the home of Hilton Cubitt, a collector of Sherlockian art. Cubitt tells them of a lost Holmes story, written by Doyle and illustrated by Sidney Paget, produced for Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee. He shows them the only surviving picture from the story and says he will auction it the following day, but the following morning the Paget has disappeared and Cubitt is dead.

Margaret Maron

"The Adventure of the Concert Pianist" (2011)
Included in:
A Study in Sherlock (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical Adventure of Mrs Hudson & Dr Watson
Canonical Characters: Mrs Hudson; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson's Maid (Alice); Sherlock Holmes; (Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes; Baker Street Irregulars; Ronald Adair)
Other Characters: Elizabeth Breckenridge;William Breckenridge; Sir Anthony Stockton; Lady Anne Stockton; Sarah Manning; Maria; Sir Ernest Fowler; Newsboy; (Mr Powell; Mrs Jamison; Lord P----; Giorgio)
Date: April, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Breckenridge's House; Theatre
Story: During the hiatus, Watson calls on Mrs Hudson. While he is there, her niece Elizabeth arrives, looking for Holmes. She is in London with her concert pianist husband, and believes that she is being poisoned by him. Mrs Hudson visits Elizabeth's husband, while Watson refers to Holmes's notes on poisons. The solution comes at a piano recital that evening. When she returns home, Mrs Hudson receives a surprise visitor.

Philip Marsh

"A Betrayal of Doubt" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Dr Watson Jr
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
; (Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Dr John Watson Jnr; Scotland Yard Officers; Inspector Barrett; Marcus Sanders; Police Surgeon; Mrs Gainsborough; Mrs Watson; Dead Man; Constable Wilson; Police Driver; Cab Driver; Isaiah Simmonds; Inspector Pemberton; The Cult of the Magic Age; (Strangled Woman; Husband; Sanders's Neighbours)
Date: After the War

Locations: Scotland Yard; Sanders's House; Watson's House; Marylebone; Simmonds' Shop
An elderly Holmes arrives at Scotland Yard, where Dr Watson's son is among those waiting to greet him. He has been called in to solve an impossible locked room murder. A man has been found by his housekeeper, stabbed, in his locked parlour, and his body covered in symbols and foreign script. Holmes shows signs of losing his powers, and after another identical murder occurs, the investigation takes Holmes and Watson to an occult bookstore. Holmes, Watson and his wife Millie sit up on vigil when it is suggested that their own lives may be in danger.

N.R. Martin

"The Terrors of War" (1914)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Professor Moriarty (Von Kluck)
Other Characters: General J-; Field Marshal F-; Firing Party; British Commander; General; (Crown Prince)
Date: 1914
Locations: France; A Trench; Chateau
Story: In the trenches, in the first months of the Great War, H
olmes identifies a German spy as Moriarty. Later, Holmes and Watson are sent on a reconnaissance mission, on which Holmes's observations during a comfortable night in a chateau, provide all the information he needs.

J.C. Masterman

"The Case of the Gifted Amateur" (1952)
Included in:
Seventeen Steps to 221B (James Edward Holroyd); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Inspector Lestrade;
Other Characters: Narrator; (Scotland Yard Chief; Rheinhart Wimpfheimer; Solomon Wimpfheimer; Rheinhart's Servants; Miss Wimpfheimer; Rheinhart's Secretary; Rheinhart's Medical Attendant; Rheinhart's Nurses; Sir Euston Pancras; Rheinhart's Valet)
Date: 1889
Locations: Surrey Nursing Home; 221B, Baker Street
Story: The narrator regularly visits Lestrade in a Surrey nursing home, but Lestrade only ever tells him one story about Holmes:

Lestrade consults Holmes when the Dark Diamond of Dungbura is stolen from jewel collector Rheinhardt Wimpfheimer. Having attended Wimpfheimer in place of his usual doctor, Watson ihas a personal connection to the case. Holmes visits Wimpfheimer's home disguised as a vet, but Watson and Lestrade reveal the case's solution.

Priscilla Masters

"The Swimming Lesson" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Stationmaster Moriarty; Colonel Moran; Porlock; (Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Moriarty Gang)
Other Characters: Cicely Moriarty; Cicely's Mother
Locations: Stationmaster Moriarty's Railway Station; Lake
Professor Moriarty takes his young niece Cicely to a lake to teach her to swim. As she grows older, he trains her in mathematics and business, warns her about Holmes, and introduces her to his associates. On her sixteenth birthday he tells her a greater truth.

Lee A. Matthias

The Pandora Plague (1981)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector MacDonald; Billy; Mrs. Hudson; Shinwell Johnson; Mycroft Holmes; Tobias Gregson; Baker Street Irregulars; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Pageboy; Dubuque; (Stanley Hopkins; Professor Moriarty; Anna Coram)
Fictional Characters: Dr. John Thorndyke
Historical Figures: Harry Houdini; Bess Houdini; Franz Kukol; Theo "Dash" Weiss; Arthur Conan Doyle; Marie Curie; Pierre Curie; William Gillette; Percy Lyndal; Kropotkin; Emma Goldman; Hans Richter; Arthur James Balfour
Characters based on Historical Figures: Al Fateel / Albert Fatelli {The Great Cirnoc }; Superintendent Dick {Superintendent Melville}; D.C. Slattery {C. Dundas Slater}; Harry Dayton {Harry Day}; Hodgkins {William Hope Hodgson}; Heinrich Stübler {Schutzmann Werner Graff};
Other Characters: Houdini's Girl Assistant; Houdini's Assistants; Audience Volunteers; Alhambra Ushers; Alhambra Stage Doorman; Harley Street Doctors; Abraham Holzinger; Jeweler; Man Following Houdini; Lamplighter; Policeman; Nivens; Streetwalkers; Port Bow Clientele; Percy Stiveney; Murd's Clientele; Four-wheeler Driver; Alhambra Watchman; Gregson's Constables; Gregson's Superior At Scotland Yard; Constables; Wagon Driver; Empire Theatre Audience; Orchestra; Holmes's Attacker; Coachman; Mycroft's Doctor; Nurse; Man Following Houdini; Hospital Guards; Holmes's Doctor; Turbanned Man; Reporters; Dr. Phineas Hatherley; Moustached Guard; Jail Guards; Prisoners; The Angel Clientele; Johnson's Men; Hospital Assassins; Patient; Foreign Service Guards; Coster; Street Urchins; Constable Harris; Railway Passengers; Telegraph Operator; Dr. Christopher; Blackburn Audience; Herr Waldemar; Waldemar's Maid; Waldemar's Family; Leeds Orchestra; Stage Crew; Pundar; Passing Stranger; Sims; Brewery Men; Stagehands; Jenkins; Stage Manager; Theatre manager; Cab Driver; Nevill's Customers; Anarchists; Speaker; Another Cab Driver; Mr. Throgmorton; Opera Cast; Caterers; Covent Garden Audience; Mycroft's Men; Foreign office Man; Stagehand; Musicians; (Petr Alekseevich; Gebhardt; Courier; Von Goff)
Date: July, 1900 & September, 1902
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Leicester Square; Alhambra Theatre; Empire Theatre; Various Cabs; Fitzroy's Jewelers, Savile Lane; Pall Mall; Port Bow Tavern; Murd's Tavern; The Diogenes Club; Scotland Yard; Bart's Hospital; The Langham Hotel; The Holborn; Thurston's Billiard Parlour; Metropolitan Jail Cells; Shadwell; The Angel Tavern; Northumberland Avenue; Nevill's Turkish Baths; the Strand; Rotherhithe; Wapping; Coventry Street; Whitechapel; Metropolitan Police Records office; Café Royale; St. Pancras Station; A Train; Blackburn; A Telegraph office; Blackburn Hotel; Blackburn Palace Theatre; Burnley; Leeds; Waldemar's House; Leeds Hotel; Turkish Baths; A Car; Manchester; Manchester Station; A Train; Leicester Station; St. Pancras Station; Clerkenwell; Streatham; London Bridge; Southwark; Kennington; Camberwell; Brixton; Stockwell Station; Middlesex; Northumberland Avenue; Covent Garden; Bow Street; Royal Opera House
Story: Holmes, Watson and MacDonald attend a performance by Houdini. Two years later, they meet the magician again and he tells them of an audience member who ran out of the theatre, shouting, after he borrowed his watch for a trick. The man never returned for the watch, but when Houdini takes Holmes to his dressing room, it has disappeared. Houdini, working from Holmes's deductions, retrieves the watch from the theatre's ex-manager, Slattery, an old friend who wants him to open an extremely heavy, precious chest, with a strange lock. A rat Holmes has been experimenting on is terrified by the watch, and dies, and returning to Baker Street one evening, Watson sees a strange green glow in the sitting room. Holmes tracks down the watch's owner, Holzinger, a jeweler, who seems strangely nervous and ill-looking, but sends him away with a replica of the watch.

Holmes, assisted by Shinwell Johnson, begins making enquiries among London's underworld, and visits Mycroft. Later, they break into the Alhambra Theatre to examine Slattery's chest, but he has removed it. They find a set of notes written by the late Professor Moriarty, apparently relating to the chest, and a green glow coming from the space the chest had been hidden in. On leaving the theatre they are arrested by Gregson and taken to Scotland Yard, where Holmes spots Dr Thorndyke. Mycroft arrives and has them released from custody. Later, they read of Holzinger's suicide, his body, when found, covered in strange sores.

Bess Houdini is sent to stay with Mrs Watson and her sister in Wales after threats are made against her. Holmes is shot while in pursuit of a man who seems very interested in Bess's departure. Confined to hospital, Holmes assigns Watson to guard Houdini on his upcoming tour to the North of England. After the police guard is withdrawn, Watson enlists Johnson and his men to guard Holmes's hospital room. They manage to thwart an attack on Holmes by a husband and wife team of assassins, shortly after which, Dubuque arrives. Mycroft tells Watson of a nihilist plot involving the chest, which was created by Moriarty. Moriarty's document refers to a substance called Pandorium, and Holmes realises that he is dealing with a radioactive substance. He brings in Marie and Pierre Curie to advise on the matter. Before heading North, Watson gives Houdini, who asks to be shown the sites of the Ripper murders, a tour of London.

During the northern tour Holmes joins them in Leeds, but Houdini is kidnapped from the theatre. Travelling by train to London in pursuit, they receive word that Bess, too, has disappeared. Holmes employs William Gillette and Percy Lyndal to impersonate him and Watson, and lead their trackers astray, while they investigate the anarchists. At an anarchist meeting they are able to contact Houdini, who tells them he has overheard that an attack is planned at Covent Garden.

Events come to a head at a Wagner evening at the Covent Garden Opera House when the box is finally opened.

Xavier Mauméjean

"Be Seeing You!"
Included in:
Tales of the Shadowmen 2: Gentlemen of the Night (J.-M. & Randy Lofficier)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Von Bork; (Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: Number Two; Sir Denis Nayland Smith; Azzef; Number One; (Ned Hattison; Professor Cavor)
Historical Figures: Winston Churchill
Other Characters: Cyclist; Waitress; Chef; Village Residents
Date: 1912
Locations: The Village; Holmes's Cottage; Café
Story: Holmes wakes up as a prisoner, nicknamed "Danger Man" in the Village. Number Two tells him that he wants information about Mycroft, and he notices that all the other occupants of the village appear to be captured spies, including Von Bork, with whom he plans an escape, although it is Lupin who brings the plan to fruition, leaving Churchill, Number One, to make new plans for the Village's future.

The League of Heroes (2002 / English Version 2005)
Adapted by Manuella Chevalier
Story Type:
Alternate World Fantasy-Adventure / Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (The Giant Rat of Sumatra; Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: Professor Cavor; The Lost Boys; The Indians; Tiger Lily; The Pirates; Captain Hook; Peter Pan; Tarzan (Lord Greystoke); Phileas Fogg; Wendy Darling; Slightly; Nibs; Tootles; Curly; Sinbad; Smee; Cecco; Gentleman Starkey; Bill Jukes; Tinkerbell; The Forty Thieves; Kid Colt; The Nyctalope; Baron Stromboli; Zenith the Albino; Kio-Hako; Ken Barlow; Ena Sharples; Dr Moreau; The Mangani; Jane Porter; Big Brother; Arnold Bedford; Spargus; Gibbs; Solomon Caw; Julian James; Great Big Little Panther; M; (Admiral Sir Miles Messervy); J.G. (John) Reeder; (Sandy Arbuthnot; Doctor Natas; Numa Pergyll; Judex; Miss Mousqueterr; Captain Mors; Corsair Triplex; John Bull; Charles O'Malley; Professor Challenger; Hercule Poirot; Jules Poiret; Gully Foyle (The Red Tiger); President Barbicane; Cookson)
Folkloric Characters: Fairies; The Jinn; The Roc; The Dullahan; Leprechauns
Historical Figures: Sir George Frampton; Edward VII: Queen Victoria; Kaiser Wilhelm II; The Archbishop of Canterbury; Queen Alexandra; Nikola Tesla; Thomas Edison; Lord Lytton; George V; Walther Schwieger; Charles Frohman; John Maclean; David Kirkwood; Willie Gallagher; Paul von Hindenburg; V.I. Lenin; Winston Churchill; Georges Clemenceau; Alexander Dovzhenko (The Steel Comrade); Leon Trotsky (Lev Bronstein); George; Llewelyn-Davies Boys; Lars Christensen; George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair); Warren G. Harding; James Cox; Michael Collins; Henri Poincaré; Paul Langevin; Adolf Hitler; Alfred Rosenberg; Edward VIII; Josef Stalin (Joseph Vissarionovich Jughashvili); Ramsay MacDonald; Robert Williams; Hamilton Fyfe; Thomas Bell; Mohandas Gandhi; Francis Hawkins; Oswald Mosley; H.G. Wells; Henri Poincaré; Charles Lindbergh; The Lindbergh Baby; Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Betty Gow; J. Edgar Hoover; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Henry Breckinridge; Colonel H. Norman Schwarzkopf; Sergei Gusev; Robert Goddard; Sir Robert Baden-Powell; Eamon de Valera; Kevin O'Higgins; (J.M. Barrie; La Goulue; Sir Frederick Treves; Karl Baedeker; Hugo Gernsback; T.E. Lawrence; Mata Hari; Captain William Turner; Alfred Vanderbilt; Ivan Pavlov; Woodrow Wilson; Henry White; Edith Wilson; David Lloyd George; Henry Cabot Lodge; Vyacheslav Molotov; David O. Selznick; Cary Grant; Louella Parsons; W.C. Fields; Paul McCartney; John Lennon; Yoko Ono; Issy Bon; Lady Guernsey; Stanley Baldwin; Charles Nungesser; FranÁois Coli; Freda Dudley Ward; Viscountess Furness; Agatha Christie; Alan Turing; Laurence Olivier; Sergei Eisenstein; Joseph Smith; Edgar Rice Burroughs; J.R.R. Tolkien; Jules Verne; Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: Lord Kraven; Prince Spada; Mercenaries; Servants; Edward-Albert Doubles; English Bob / Rupert Hammerstein / Robert Hammerstone; Vulpinia; Stilson; Afghani War Veteran; Plunder; Cavor's Technicians; Flanders; Captain of the Steam Guard; Doctor Fatal / Sir Reginald Plumdritch; The Singh; Hook's Crew; Shala Khan; Gunner; Defector; Cairo Informer; French Embassy Guards; Doctor Auguste de Grandin; Grandin's Giant Companion; Sorceror; Major James West III; Bertram's Manager; West's Men; Fairy Girl; Lusitania Passengers; Steward; Radio Operator; Third Officer; Mrs Van Dusen; Baron Manfed von Tod; Piccadilly Crowds; Zeppelin Pilots; Home-front Volunteer; Child; Civil Engineers; Strikers; Soldiers; Hammerstone's Soldiers; Prussian Soldiers; Prussian Officer; Lothar von Tod; Journalists; Salvation Army Volunteers; Reform Club Servant; Duty Officer; Fogg's Butler; Paris Delegates; The Steel Comrade / Alexander Dovzhenko; George; Government Bureaucrats; George's Wife; George's Sons; Syd; Bus Passengers; Chip Seller; School Janitor; Students; Miss Wentworth; Headmaster Putnam; Bolo; Cambridge Prefect; House Master; Olga Lovinsky; English Bob's Landlady; White Hart Bum; Double-O Agents; Actors; Paddy McKenzie; Willy Masterson; Theatre Cook; Mrs Smith; Ministry Officer; Chief Commissioner Zyd; Aloysius Keys; Joris Lodge; Bonnie; Stagehand; Hoover's Agents; 009; Smith Son; Smith Daughter; Mr Smith; St Thomas Snipers; Orderly; Turkish Bath Attendants; Fogg's Agents; Projectionist; Seven Seers; Los Alamos Soldier; Robert Meadows-Taylor; Alice; Travellers' Club Hall Porter; The Hawklords; Reform Roster Officer; Men-in-White; Colt's Young Man; Prussian Soldiers; Lieutenant Syd Barrett; Nurse Zydblinski; Soldiers; Children; (The Siegfried Legion; Loki; The Hammer of Thor; Arthur Pyke; Lord Roger Shamwell; Lady Shamwell; The Rt. Hon. Ronald Partridge; Señor Miranda; Pilar Miranda; Mrs Latimer; Evans; Shamwell's Chef; Zyd's School Friend; Zyd's Principal)
Date: June 1896 / September 1900 / January 1901 / June 1902 / September 1906 / February 1909 / March 1911 / August 1914 / May 1915 / January 1916 / May 1916 / September 1916 / June 1917 / February - April 1918 / November 1918 - January 1919 / March 1919 / January 1920 / July 1936 / 1969-1970 / Spring 1897 / 1920-1922 / 1925-1928 / September 1930 / March 1929 / May 1930 / January 1929 / 1928 / 1900 / May 1924 / March-May 1928 / April 1930 / October 1899 / 1927 / December 1930 / 1905 / January 1931
Locations: Albion; Kensington Gardens; Ingolstadt Castle; Aboard HMS Albion Ascendant; Warehouse; Limehouse; Vulpinia's Residence; Drummond Street; Kraven's Residence; League of Heroes Headquarters; The Crystal Palace; Westminster Cathedral; Fatal's Lab; Aboard the Jolly Roger; Krakatoa; Sinbad's Lair; Aboard the Siddh‚rta; Egypt; Cairo; Lunatic Asylum; Bertram's Hotel; Aboard the Lusitania; A Prussian U-20; Piccadilly; Piccadilly Circus; Whitcomb Street; Northumberland Avenue; Pub by the Thames; Glasgow; George Square; A Trench near Portsmouth; A Sopwith Camel above the Somme; The Reform Club; Paris Conference; George's House; Syd's Van; A Bus; School; Macklin Street; Pub; Comics Convention; Cambridge; Christ's College; Northumberland; Military Training Camp; English Bob's Room; Park; Bolo's House; The White Hart Hotel; Adelphi Theatre / The Theatre of Crime; Baker Street; Holmes's Building; Buckingham Palace; Keys' Shop; Kent; Lympne Castle; New Jersey; The Lindbergh Residence; Madison Square Gardens; Mosley's Office; St Thomas Hospital; Turkish Baths; Los Alamos; Pall Mall; The Travellers' Club; Hospital; Cafeteria; CONTROL Office; Piccadilly Avenue; The Embankment
Story: In 1896, a hole in the aether allows the inhabitants of Neverland to appear in England. Most find a place in Albion society, and Neverland magic blends with British technology to help protect the Empire, but Peter Pan remains in Neverland, an enemy of the Empire.

In 1900, Lord Kraven rescues the Prince of Wales from Prince Spada, and Cavor unsuccessfully demonstrates his Mechaman.

After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, and the defeat of Dr Fatal in 1906, Greystoke and Hook face Pan's ally, Sinbad, his allies the Singh, and his forty thieves, at sea and on the island of Krakatoa.

In 1911, Kraven goes undercover in Cairo's lunatic asylum to investigate a spate of terrorist bombings in the city.

Just before the Great War an incident between Kid Colt and a fairy girl at Bertram's Hotel leads to Greystoke attempting to resign from the League.

In 1915, English Bob and Kraven are aboard the torpedoed Lusitania, and the following year, a zeppelin raid takes Hook and Greystoke. Kraven's actions among Glasgow strikers prove fatal, and the League continues to disintegrate, the Prussians invade Albion, and Kraven faces von Tod in an aerial dogfight. After a peace speech in Paris, Kraven alienates himself further from the League, and in 1920 goes missing on an expedition to the South Pole. Six years later a movie is made of his life.

In 1969 an old man, sent to live with his daughter and son-in-law, struggles to remember his real identity, and as his memories come back, stimulated by the comic strip Garth, reconstructs the birth of the League of Heroes.

In 1897 Kraven is recruited to the League, established as a response to the arrival of the Fairy Folk as a precaution should they ever turn against the Empire. After training, Kraven sets about recruiting further members, the first of whom, Tiger Lily's shaman, takes on the mantle of Sherlock Holmes following the detective's death at Reichenbach. His selections, even from the beginning, distance him from the League's founder, Fogg.

In 1970, Kraven, tries to discover what happened to him after his "death" in the Antarctic, and why the world he is in seems different from the Albion he knew, and how he has come to be there. After being abducted and rescued he forms a new League.

After Kraven's death, the League continues under Holmes's leadership, but disbands in 1922. By 1926 Fogg has taken advantage of civil unrest to deport all Fairy Folk to Ireland and become Prime Minister, and by 1937, Lord Protector of England.

In 1930, Holmes is reduced to performances, at the Theater of Crime, of plays by Agatha Christie, The Woman, and is living in communal housing. He is summoned by the Party to investigate the death of Turing, stabbed with a fairy dagger at the Outer Space Research facility. Accompanied by the young female Commissioner, Zyd, who reminds him of English Bob, his investigations lead him back to the Theatre, and to Cavor's castle in Kent where he learns of the development of the computer. He also recalls his involvement in the investigation into the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, apparently by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily. After two more murders, Holmes finds himself captured by Pan, and faces the ultimate decision when he comes face to face with Fogg.

The new League plan the kidnapping of Fogg, and Kraven penetrates the Reform Club, a task he finds confusingly easy, but which lands him in hospital surrounded by familiar faces, where he finally learns the true nature of his existence and the world he's living in.

NOTE: James West III is presumably the grandson of James West of Wild Wild West.

NOTE 2: Bertram's Hotel is from Agatha Christie's At Bertram's Hotel.

NOTE 3: The veiled woman on the Lusitania who lost her husband, Professor Auguste Van Dusen, on the Titanic, is based on May Futrelle, wife of Van Dusen's creator, Jacques Futrelle.

Ardath Mayhar

"The Affair of the Midnight Midget" (1989)
Included in:
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sebastian Wolfe)
Story Type:
Parody narrated by Mrs Hudson
Canonical Characters: Mrs Hudson / Martha; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Dr. Watson; Mrs Watson; Baker Street Irregulars; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Midget; Diogenes Club Usher; Tilly; Andrew Holmes; Dr Jermyn; Danvers; (Mycroft's Wife; Holmes's Distant Cousin; Lord Tinningsly; Millicent Tinningsly; Baker Street Servants; Constable)
Date: 3rd - 10th November
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: In letters to a convalescing Dr Watson, Mrs Hudson tells of her fears for Holmes. He has been coming home late, the Irregulars are strangely absent, a well-dressed midget has left an exploding package for him, there is a bloodstain on the carpet, and he is refusing to open the door. She later hears footsteps in the sitting room while Holmes is out. Lestrade arrives, searching for Holmes's nephew, Andrew, who has been accused of murdering his fiancée's father. When Holmes is hospitalised with pneumonia, he turns Andrew over to Mrs Hudson's care. The murdered man is Lord Tinningsly, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his death is part of a plot against the British currency. Mrs Hudson lays a trap to catch the real murderer.

NOTE: It is not really clear in this story whether Andrew's father is Mycroft or a third "reclusive" Holmes brother.

William Patrick Maynard

"The Singular Case of the Unrepentant Husband" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890-1895 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Mrs Turner; Inspector Jones; (Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Olivia Habersham; Cab Drivers; Apartment House Tenants; Alfred Clovis; Old Woman with Dog; Hospital Matron; (Alfred Habersham; Basil Carruthers; Hospital Doctor; Clovis's Cleaning Woman)
Date: 1890
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Praed Street; Habersham's Apartment; Watson's House; Carruthers' Office; Metropolitan Police Department; Baker Street; St John's Wood; Hospital
Story: Watson consults Holmes when the widow of one of his former patients, the author Alfred Habersham, claims that she has been receiving visits from her late husband, who confesses crimes and marital infidelities to her.
When they visit her, they are given short shrift and shown the door; the next morning, however, she calls them back. Events lead to murder, but Holmes is unable to bring a conviction against the killer until Watson brings his medical experience to bear on the matter. A dream signals the end f the affair.

"The Tragic Case of the Child Prodigy" (2009)
Included in:
Gaslight Grotesque (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Mary Morstan; Mrs Hudson; Billy)
Fictional Characters: (Solar Pons)
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Characters Based On Historical Figures: Christopher Frawley (Aleister Crowley)
Other Characters: Arthur Tremayne; Audience; Mr Jago; Bertram Chase; Cabman; Hellfire Club Doorman; Hellfire Club Members; Deirdre Tremayne; Agathodaimon; (Brother Milagro)
Date: Sunday

Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Lyceum Theatre; Greyhound Tavern
Watson invites Holmes to the Lyceum to see the young violin prodigy Tremayne. They visit the boy after the concert, and he asks their help to rescue his mother who has become involved with a group of occultists led by Christopher Frawley. At the Greyhound Tavern they gatecrash a meeting of the Hellfire Club, where they witness Frawley transfer the lifeforce of a woman into a simulacra. They do battle with Frawley and his creation, but are unable to bring a happy ending for Tremayne.

NOTE: Holmes's confusion between the violinist Tremayne and the pianist Ellis, may be a reference to crime writer Peter Tremayne whose real name is Peter Ellis.

William Patrick Maynard & Alexandra Martukovich

"The Adventure of the Coin of the Realm" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: (Count Cagliostro)
Other Characters: Charlie; Presumption Crew; Presumption Passengers; Mr Blither; Captain Jamison; Jane Portnoy; James Tetherspoon; Catherine Mendelssohn; Thomas Whittingham; The Right Honourable Edward Smythe-Pedgwick; Hildegard Knopf; (Milton Tyler; Robert Mendelssohn; Mrs Richards)
Locations: Aboard the Presumption;
Story: Holmes and Watson are
sailing back from New York aboard the Presumption when a coin dealer named Tyler is lost overboard. When the Chinese porter who witnessed the incident also dies, Holmes begins questioning the passengers, learning about the legendary coin known as the Mark of Cain.

Matthew P. Mayo

"The Folly of Flight" (2012)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook (Howard Hopkins)
Story Type: Comic Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson
Fictional Characters: Arsène Lupin
Historical Figures: (Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin)
Other Characters: Telegraph Clerk; Surrey Driver; Madame Hammelin; Professor Henri Plouff; Hammelin; Lord Ruddy; (Clarice Plouff)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Little Dimpling; The Dimpled Arms Pub; Ruddy Manor; An Airship
Story: Holmes and Watson read of the visit of French balloonist Plouff to the home of Lord Ruddy and receive a telegram from Lupin stating that foul play is afoot at the Ruddy Estate. They travel to Little Dimpling, where Holmes believes they will find that Plouff has been murdered, pushed from his balloon. He rescues Lupin from the cook and examines Plouff's body and the airship plans that Lupin has liberated from it. Together they thwart a plan to take the plans to Germany, and rescue Watson from a prototype airship.

Glen Mehn

"Half There / All There" (2014)
Included in:
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets (David Thomas Moore); alt.sherlock.holmes (Jamie Wyman, Gini Koch & Glen Mehn)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Characters Based on Canonical Characters: John "Doc" Watson (Dr Watson); (Irene Adler)
Historical Figures: Valerie Solanas; Raphael Hendrix; Billy Name; Paul Morrissey; Maurice Girodias; Candy Cane; (Andy Warhol; Hardine Hendrix; Lee Lorch; Bobby Kennedy; Richard Nixon; Sirhan Sirhan)
Other Characters:
Chelsea Hotel Manager; Chess Player; Junkies; Homeless People; Shopkeepers; Tough Youths; Coffee Shop; Transvestites; Chelsea Hotel Desk Clerk; (Chelsea Hotel Landlady)
Date: 1st - 6th June, 1968
Locations: USA; New York; The Factory; The Chelsea Hotel; Washington Square Park; All-Day Breakfast Place; Avenue A; 221 Avenue; East 47th Street
Story: After meeting Holmes at the closing party at Warhol's Factory, wounded Vietnan veteran Doc, takes him back to the Chelsea Hotel, to get him some drugs. Later, they encounter Valerie Solanas in Washington Square Park. Doc agrees to share rooms with Holmes above Mrs Hendrix's baker's shop at 221 Avenue B, where they become lovers. Holmes becomes interested in Solanas's involvement with Irene Adler, but a couple of days later they learn that she has shot Warhol. Holmes fails to prevent another shooting, instigated by Irene in California.

William Meikle

"The Case of the Maltese Catacombs" (2015)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Biblical Figures: (Mary Magdalene)
Other Characters: Young Captain; Irish Sergeant-at-Arms; Irish Lad; Local Man; Irish Squaddie; (Dock Watchman; Lady of the Night)
Malta; Valetta; Midina; Army Garrison; Catacombs
On holiday in Malta, Holmes and Watson explore the catacombs beneath the army garrison atMidina, where they discover a dead workman. When they return with a sergeant from the garrison, however, the body has disappeared. Further exploration reveals a newly-opened tomb chamber, and Holmes and Watson stand night vigil to catch the villains and uncover a historical treasure.

"The Color That Came To Chiswick" (2011)
Included in:
Gaslight Arcanum (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars
Other Characters: Brewery Workers; Men with Hoses; Cab Driver; Vauxhall Bridge Crowd; Vauxhall Policemen; (Widow Murray; Gerard Jones)
Date: May, 1887
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hospital; Chiswick; Fullers Brewery; Vauxhall Bridge
Watson arrives at Baker Street to find Holmes working on a new case after a period of uneasy house rest. He is carrying out tests on a sample of beer from Fullers Brewery in Chiswick, where someone is suspected of sabotaging the brewing process. The samples contain what appears to be a green, slime-mould-like organism. Lestrade takes Watson to see a brewery worker who has been infected by the substance. After Holmes takes action at the brewery, Lestrade's efforts may inadvertently have made matters worse. The final showdown comes on a boat at Vauxhall.
"A Gentlemanly Wager" (2017)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Mycroft Holmes; Colonel Moran)
Historical Figures: Queen Victoria
Other Characters:
Wilkinson; Green; German Spy; Carriage Driver; Russian Spy; St Paul's Bystanders; Police Officers; Urchin; Sergeant Clarke; Ascot Crowds; Barkers; Bookmakers; Mycroft's Men
Date: May, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Russell Square; Imperial Academy of Detective Inquiry and Forensic Science; Chelsea; 224, King's Road; Cheyne Walk; The Embankment; St Paul's Cathedral; Vauxhall; The Queen's Arms; Tailor's Shop; Ascot
Watson bets Holmes that the plodding Green will outshine Mycroft's man, Wilkinson, as a detective. Holmes sends the two off to investigate a burglary in Chelsea, and he and Watson follow in disguise to observe their progress. The case leads to a conspiracy of foreign spies, an assassination plot, and a murder on the steps of St Paul's.
"The Quality of Mercy" (2009)
Included in:
Gaslight Grotesque (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche narrated by Captain McKay
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Captain Jock McKay; Carriage Driver; The Seekers of Light; William Leckie; Jeannie McKay; (Colonel "Mad Tam" Menzies)
Locations: Scotland; Edinburgh; Waverley Station; Jenners; Princes Street; St Mary's Cathedral; Melville Street; Seekers of Light Temple
McKay is followed through Edinburgh as he goes to meet his old army colleague, Watson. He tells Watson how, after the death of his wife, he was introduced to the Seekers of Light by Colonel Menzies. The Seekers promised that he would see his dead wife again. He believes that, during one of their ceremonies their promise came true, and he is afraid that it will do so again. When Watson confronts the figure following them, she disappears. McKay takes him to another meeting of the Seekers, where both Jeannie and Holmes appear. A further return to the Temple leads them all to face the truth.

Nicholas Meyer

The Canary Trainer (1993)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated to Watson by Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Sherman; Irene Adler; (Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: Christine Daaé; Erik, The Phantom of the Opera; Carlotta / Sorelli; Jammes; César; Meg Giry; Madame Giry; Monsieur Debienne; Monsieur Poligny; Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny; Philippe, Comte de Chagny; Mother Valerius; Armand Moncharmin; Firmin Richard; Mercier; The Concierge; The Concierge's Husband; Valerius' Maid; Mifroid; Mauclair; Mauclair's Assistants; (Joseph Buquet)
Historical Figures: Nicholas Meyer; Gaston Leroux; Edgar Degas; Jean de Reszke; Pol Plançon; Charles Garnier; Herbert Asquith
Other Characters: Fred Malcolm; Gerald Forrester; Madame Solange; Guzot; Opera Audiences; Opera Cast; Monsieur Frédéric; Jérôme; Violinist Applicants; Third Audition Judge; Door-Shutter; Ponelle; Bela; Orchestra; Corps De Ballet; Jacques; Scene-Shifters; Guard; Reception Guests; Café de la Paix Waiter; Diners; Cab Driver; Henri; Movers; Gerhardt Huxtable; Léonard; Desk Clerk; Hostlers; Groom; Irene's Maid; Planning Commission Clerks; Waiter; Cemetery Attendants; Cabby; Eiffel Tower Visitors; Ball Guests; Prefecture Guards; Edouard Lafosse; Workmen; Nuns; Doctors; Mifroid's Secretary
Date: December 1992 (Editor's Foreword) / June, 1912 (Introduction) / September, 1891
Locations: Burley Manor Farm, Sussex; Milan; Paris; Gare D'Orsay; Les Champs élysées; Place de la Concorde; Hotel in Rue Saint-Julien-Le-Pauvre; Holmes's Rooms in Rue Saint-Antoine; The Paris Opéra; The Marais; A Bistro; The Café de la Paix; A Cab; 36, Avenue Kléber; Valerius's Rooms in Rue Gaspard; Grand-Hôtel de Paris; 76, Rue de Varenne; 92, Rue de Varenne; Boulevard Saint-Germain; A Café; Père Lachaise Cemetery; Garnier's Tomb; A Cab; A Brougham; The Eiffel Tower; Opéra Cellars; Underground Lake; Phantom's House; Hospital of Saint Sulpice
Story: A manuscript donated to Yale Library by Mrs. Hudson's son-in-law is discovered when the libraries archives are being transferred to digital media and is sent to Nicholas Meyer.

Watson visits Holmes in Sussex and persuades him to tell him something of his adventures during the hiatus.

After Reichenbach, Holmes visits Milan, but eventually winds up in Paris and gets a job as violinist at the Paris Opéra, where he hears stories of the Opera Ghost. When a production of Carmen is mounted, one of the performers is Irene Adler. He attempts to conceal his presence from her, but she recognises him in a picture painted by Degas and tracks him down to his rooms where she tells him of the death of Buquet the scene-shifter who was in love with Christine, the rising young singer, and who was a rival of Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny for her affections. She tells him also of a man she has heard in Christine's dressing room and asks him to look after Christine.

At a farewell reception for the opera managers, Holmes hears more about the ghost, then sets off to explore the theatre. At the site of Buquet's death he is attacked by Raoul, believing him to be the Ghost, or another of Christine's admirers. Raoul tells him of a voice he has heard in Christine's dressing room, and of her recent refusals to see or speak to him. The managers tell him of their contract with the Ghost, and the new managers' refusal to honour that contract, selling the ghost's box, refusing to make payments to him, and their intention of replacing Christine with Sorelli in a performance of Faust. Christine tells him that the Angel of Music visits her and has been training her voice, but is jealous of her suitors; she fears he will hurt Raoul.

During a rehearsal Irene is the victim of an attack. The horse César is stolen, Sorelli is driven from the stage and a chandelier falls during a performance. Investigating, Holmes finds a note addressed to himself. Irene leaves for Amsterdam. When Holmes tries to examine the building's plans he discovers that they have disappeared, but after breaking into the architect Garnier's tomb, he believes that he has identified the Phantom.

The Phantom appears as the Red Death at the Opera's masked ball, and Holmes pursues him and his accomplice into Christine's dressing room, where they disappear. Mifroid arrests Holmes and charges him with the Phantom's crimes. Leroux insists that before he is taken away, he play in the concert, during which the Phantom abducts Christine. Holmes pursues them into the cellars under the Opéra, where he finds the missing horse, an injured Raoul, and ultimately, the Phantom's house, where he and Raoul are trapped in a water-filled chamber.

The Prime Minister arrives in Sussex to seek Holmes's help in apprehending Von Bork.

NOTE: Meyer appears to have combined the two characters Carlotta the diva and Sorelli the dancer into one.

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1974)
Story Type:
Pastiche / Canonical Re-visioning
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Watson's Accommodating Neighbour (Cullingworth); Mrs Hudson; Watson's Maid; Professor Moriarty; Young Stamford; Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes; Mr Sherman; Toby; (Moriarty Gang; Mrs Cecil Forrester; Wiggins; The Cutter Alicia; Sigerson)
Fictional Characters: Rudolf Rassendyl; (Lord Burlesdon; Lord Topham)
Historical Figures: Nicholas Meyer; Sigmund Freud; Paula Fichtl; Martha Bernays Freud; Anna Freud; Hugo Von Hofmannsthal; Alfred Von Schlieffen; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Otto Von Bismarck; Kaiser Wilhelm II; Dr Theodor Meynert; Franz Josef I; Archduke Franz Ferdinand)
Other Characters: Uncle Henry; Aunt Vinny; Mr Swingline; Jenkins; Dr Schultz; Nancy Osborn Slater Von Leinsdorf; Manfred Gottfried Karl Wolfgang Von Leinsdorf; Vitelli; Berger; Diana Marlowe; Aylesworth House Matron; Cabbies; Waterloo Porters; Waterloo Crowds; Hansom Driver; Diogenes Club Footman; Street Vendors; Organ-Grinder; London Pedestrians; Victoria Station Crowds; Train Steward; Vienna Cab Drivers; Vienna Residents; Griefensteidl Waiter; Griefensteidl Patrons; Maumberg Members; Courier; Hospital Patients; Hospital Attendants; Opera Audience; Messenger; Von Leinsdorf's Butler; Krankenhaus Orderly; Hungarian Life Guards; Krankenhaus Porter; Police Officers; Police Sergeant; Funeral Procession; Funeral Coachman; Train Engineer; Bad Ischl Railwaymen; (Mrs Swingline / Miss Dobson; Headmaster Price-Jones; Squire Holmes; Moriarty's Solicitor; Stamford's Wife; Forrester Children; Moriarty's Landlady; Moriarty's Maids; Augarten Bridge Bystanders; Baron Karl Helmet Wolfgang Von Leinsdorf; Constables; Hapsburg Princess; Freud's Patient; Prefect of Police; Nora Simmons)
Date: 1970 / 1973 / 1939 / April 24th - May, 1891
Locations: Hampshire; Swingline's House; Aylesworth House; Watson's Consulting Rooms; Cullingworth's House; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; St Bartholomew's Hospital; Waterloo Station; Pall Mall; Diogenes Club; Hammersmith; Munro Road; 114, Munro Road; Hanover Square; Grosvenor Square; Whitehall; Westminster; Westminster Bridge; Lambeth; 5, Pinchin Lane; Gloucester Road; Victoria Station; The Continental Express; Kent; Dover; English Channel; France; Calais; Paris; Gare du Nord; French Train; Switzerland; Berne; Zurich; Germany; Munich; Austria; Salzburg; Linz Station; Vienna; Railway Station; Berggasse 19; The Graben; Café Griensteidl; Maumberg Club; Allgemeines Krankenhaus; Sensen Gasse; Café; Währinge Strasse; Berggasse; Waterfront; Danube Canal; Telegraph Office; Vienna Opera House; Wallenstein Strasse; 76 Wallenstein Strasse; Heiligenstadt Bahnhof; Neulengbach; Boheimkirchen; St Polan; Melk; Pochlarn; Ebensee; Bad Ischl; Bavaria
Story: Meyer's Uncle Henry sends him a copy of a manuscript found in the attic of a house he has bought in Hampshire.

Holmes arrives at Watson's consulting rooms and tells him about Moriarty. Holmes's behaviour causes concern, and after an encounter with Moriarty the following day, and a consultation with Stamford, he contrives to lure Holmes to Vienna in the hopes that Freud will be able to cure him of his addictions. Mary, Moriarty and Mycroft aid him in his plan, while Toby aids Holmes in his pursuit of the professor.

Freud takes Holmes through the withdrawal process. Watson accompanies Freud to the Maumberg Club, where Freud is subjected to anti-Semitic taunts and engages in a tennis match with his taunter. Later, both Holmes and Watson visit the Allgemeines Krankenhaus with Freud, where he has been summoned to consult over a patient, Nancy, who has been brought in after an attempt at suicide, and who claims to be the widow of Baron Von Leinsdorf, a German arms manufacturer. At the opera, that evening, another woman is pointed out to them as the Baron's widow.

Holmes's investigations lead to the discovery of a coming European conflagration and the abduction of the woman from the hospital. The case ends in a pursuit by funeral-coach and locomotive. Freud hypnotises Holmes to learn the true nature of his relationship with Moriarty.

The West End Horror (1976)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Stanley Hopkins; Dr. Moore Agar; (Tobias Gregson)
Historical Figures: George Bernard Shaw; Oscar Wilde; Lord Alfred Douglas; Richard D'Oyly Carte; W.S. Gilbert; Walter Passmore; Mr. Crathie; Bram Stoker; Ellen Terry; Henry Irving; Sir Arthur Sullivan; Frank Harris
Other Characters: Jonathan McCarthy; Bloomsbury Crowd; Constables; Mr. Brownlow; Brownlow's Men; Holborn Waiter; Mr. Fitzgerald; Avondale Clerk; Wilde's Companions; Elderly Sleeper; Savoy Actors; Stagehands; Stage Manager; Jessie Rutland; Dr. Benjamin Eccles; Simpson's Diners; Waiter; Constables; Terry's Coachman; Lyceum Carpenters; Café Royal Patrons; Hezekiah Jackson; Achmet Singh; Soho Folk; Cab Drivers; Ostlers; Agar's Housekeeper; (Rutland's Landlady; Edith Morstan; Eccles' Family; Dr. Spellman)
Date: 1974-1975 (Foreword) / March 1st, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bloomsbury; South Crescent; The Holborn; Regent Street; Dunhill's; Piccadilly; The Avondale; The Strand; The Savoy Theatre; Simpson's; The Lyceum Theatre; The Café Royal; Whitehall; Scotland Yard; Soho; Porkpie Lane; Baker Street; Harley Street; Marylebone; Wyndham Place
Story: In the wake of publishing The Seven-Per-Cent Solution Meyer receives a number of new Watson manuscripts, most fakes, but one, from the widow of a descendant of the Vernet family, he believes to be genuine.

Holmes refuses to allow Watson to write up the case of the West End Horror until most of the principals are dead, and Watson suggests that it should be recorded for history, not publication, and handed over into Holmes's care.

Shaw wishes Holmes to investigate the fatal stabbing of fellow critic McCarthy. At the victim's house, Holmes discovers a cigar that he doesn't recognise. Lestrade and Hopkins show him a copy of Romeo and Juliet that the murdered man had taken from his shelves as a final act. Holmes takes the cigar to Dunhill's for identification, then seeks out Oscar Wilde, who tells them that McCarthy was a blackmailer. Following information obtained from Wilde, they proceed to the Savoy Theatre, but, while they are there, McCarthy's mistress, Rutland, a chorus girl, is also murdered.

After meeting Shaw at Simpson's, both Holmes and Watson are assaulted in an alley, and forced to drink from a phial of liquid. The following morning they receive a message warning them to stay away from the Strand. A visit to Sir Arthur Sullivan reveals that Rutland had another, married, lover. Holmes begins to show an interest in Bram Stoker as a suspect, but Lestrade announces he has caught the killer, arresting Singh, Rutland's lover.

A visit to Singh's cell convinces Holmes that he is not their man, and a visit to Stoker's Soho hideaway reveals an unexpected secret. Hopkins is waiting at Baker Street on their return, and tells them that Brownlow, the police surgeon has disappeared, along with the bodies of McCarthy and Rutland. Holmes finally puts the pieces together, but cannot bring the killer to justice.