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"The Case of the Abandoned Lighthouse" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; (The Politician (Hugo Callister)
Other Characters: Inspector Drury; Sergeant Cotty; Sergeant McGregor; Margretha Crew; Maurice Callister; Constable; Miss Mai; Portswithin Police; Zeiss; journalists; Archie Beal
(Special Messenger; Roderick Jeffreys; Sir Douglas Callister; Count Rudolph von Schlabitz-Hoecker; Otto von Schlabitz-Hoecker; Drury's Men; Japanese Overseas Trade Minister; Driver; Holmes's Paris Friend; Pierre Leblanc)
Date: July, Between 1902 & 1907
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Diogenes Club; Paddington Station; Train; Cornwall; Penzance; Coastguard's Cottage; St Auban; Fisherman's Arms Inn; Penhiddy Bay; Penhiddy Point; The Firs; Portswithin; Coroner's Court; Watson's Queen Anne Street Rooms; Bayswater Hotel
Story: At the Diogenes Club, Mycroft tells Holmes and Watson of a new submarine, a development of the Bruce-Partington model. He believes that one of the scientists, brother of a pacifist politician, is passing details of the submarine to a boyhood friend engaged in similar work in Germany. He sends Holmes and Watson to Cornwall, where the scientist, Maurice Callister, makes regular trips to the a family villa, where he has set up a lab in an abandoned lighthouse. In Cornwall they keep watch, along with the police team, on Callister's villa, the lighthouse, and a fishing boat anchored offshore, but Callister does little except fish and feed the birds. Holmes and the police storm the lighthouse, but Callister throws himself from the top, after releasing a cormorant from a wicker basket. Holmes arranges for the capture of Callister's accomplice, and the covering up of all that has happened.
"The Case of the Addleton Tragedy" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Professor Henry) Addleton; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Watson)
Other Characters: Rose Addleton; Montagu Webb; Haydon Cowper; Bodmin Police Officers; Coroner; Addleton's Solicitor; (Elizabeth Mary Addleton; Dr Harbinger)
Date: Mid-November, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Cornwall; Bodmin Station; The Blue Boar Inn; Bodmin Moor; Wheal Agnes Mine; The Coven Standing Stones; Ancient British Barrow; Coroner's Court
Story: Holmes is called on by Rose, daughter of Oxford Professor Henry Addleton. Her father has been invited down to Cornwall by amateur archaeologist Montagu Webb to examine a hitherto unknown ancient barrow on Bodmin Moor containing human remains. He has become increasingly morose since examining some pottery shards sent by Webb. He had previously exhibited similar behaviour every March over a period of five years some years earlier. After examining the shards, Holmes agrees to take on the case. He travels to Bodmin with Watson, and journeys out to the site of the barrow in advance of the Professor and Webb. They lie in wait behind the stones of a megalithic circle, but are unable to prevent a double tragedy carried out in the name of vengeance.
"The Case of the Ainsworth Abduction" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Jackson; Mary Morstan; Vittoria the Circus Belle (Albert Weaver); (Kate Whitney)
Other Characters: Sir Hector Ainsworth; Ainsworth's Butler; Polly Noakes; Coachman; Maid; Railway Guard; Cabby; Fairground Crowds; Stallholders; Circus Ticket Seller; Ticket Collector; Circus Band; Clowns; Circus Audience; Ringmaster; Circus Assistant; Lady illicent Ainsworth; (Watson's Patient; Ainsworth's Cab Driver; Head Groom; Stable Boys; Cook; Holmes's Acquaintance Who Moved in Aristocratic Circles; Henrietta Bagworth; Montague Bagworth; Duke of Chester; Chester's Son; Lord Packburton; Tenant Farmer; Ted Hubbard; Rosie Hubbard; Circus Owner)
Date: September, a few months after Watson's marriage to Mary Morstan
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Paddington Practice; Paddington Station; A Train; Elmsfield Station; Elmsfield Hall; Clapham Common; Molesworth's Circus
Story: Watson calls in on Holmes who is working on coal tar derivatives, and is shortly to be visited bythe disagreeable and parsimonious Sir Hector Ainsworth whose daughter Millicent has disappeared, along with her horse, a pony and gig, and Weaver the assistant groom. They visit Elmsfield Hall and question Millicent's maid who shows them some yellow tickets. Holmes takes Watson to a circus on Clapham Common to resolve the case.
"The Case of the Aluminium Crutch" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars; Wiggins
Other Characters: Whitey Johnson; George Bartlett; Rosie Bartlett; Holmes's Landlady; Samuel Greenbaum; Lestrade's Officers; Plain-Clothes Sergeant
Date: Late 1870s
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Notting Hill; Ladbroke Grove; Battersea; Fulham; North End Road; Scotland Yard
Story: Hearing from Lestrade that Whitey Johnson is dead, Holmes tells Watson the story of the aluminium crutch. While he was still living in Montague Street Holmes was asked by Lestrade to investigate a series of thefts from jewellers by a husband and wife team. In a number of the thefts the pursuit had been hampered by a man with a crutch. The Irregulars traced the thieves and Holmes took residence in the same street. Holmes suggests to Watson that the crutch played a larger role in the thefts than merely tripping pursuers. Watson, slower than the reader (he forgets all previous mentions of an aluminiumn crutch and suggests it was made of wood), cannot guess what Holmes means.
"The Case of the Amateur Mendicants" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Stamford; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Major Adolphus (Dolly) Venables; Teddy Venables; foreman; Mr. Littlejohn; Ikey Morrison; Lestrade's man; five young men; four streetwalkers; police officers; (Col. F.T. Fortescue-Lamb)
Date: 1887
Locations: Watson's home; 221B, Baker Street; Dorset Court; Titchbourne Street; Grace Street; a hansom cab, Cutler's Row; (Barts)
Story: Having made the acquaintance of an old friend from Afghanistan, Major Adolphus Venables, Watson is shocked on visiting him one evening, to see how ill he is looking. Venables tells Watson of his son Teddy, who has been sent down from Barts, and although he has had his allowance stopped, still seems to have plenty of money. Watson asks Holmes to investigate, and their investigations lead to a furniture warehouse with a very strange room in the basement.
"The Case of the Arnsworth Affair" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Gilbert Arnsworth; Night Porter; Annie Davies / Nanette Pearl; Cab Driver; Lady Edith Arnsworth; Lestrade's Men; Norris
Date: Early Autumn
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Arnsworth's Hotel; Arnsworth Castle; Montague Street
Story: Reminded of it by the death of Lady Edith Arnsworth, Holmes tells Watson of a case from his Montague Street days. Gilbert Arnsworth had murdered Nanette Pearl in his hotel and fled back to Arnsworth Castle. Lestrade's men had searched the castle but failed to find him, so Lestrade called Holmes in. Accompanied by Norris, the butler, they search the castle and Holmes uses a familiar trick to flush out Arnsworth, only to have to pursue him through the castle.
"The Case of the Barton Wood Murder" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Algernon) Crosby; The Red Leech
Other Characters: George Wilberforce; Four-Wheeler Driver; Mrs Denton; Cabby; Guildford Cab Driver; Elderly Tavern Customer; Publican; Dick; Inspector Mumford; Constable Huggins; Rupert Sefton; Wagonette Driver; (Wilberforce's Client; Elizabeth Sefton; Frederick Sefton)
Date: Tuesday in September, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Chelsea; Meredith Close; Penrose Villa; Surrey; Guildford; Steeple Barton; Rose & Crown Tavern; Barton Wood; Lower Haybrook; Churchyard; Guildford Police Station
Story: Holmes is consulted by solicitor Wilberforce after the disappearance of Crosby, a banker, who has been receiving threatening letters, accusing him of being a "leech", over the past two months. The trail leads Holmes and Watson from Crosby's Chelsea house to Steeple Barton in Surrey. The landlord of the village tavern tells them about a woman in widow's weeds who left a letter for Crosby and then disappeared. Bicycle tracks provide a clue, and a trail of chalk arrows leads them to Crosby's body. A number of items have been symbolically placed upon the corpse's chest, including a large red leech.
"The Case of the Boulevard Assassin" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Billy; Alec MacDonald; Huret the Boulevard Assassin; Inspector Bradstreet; (Jonas Oldacre; Professor Coram; Thurston; Inspector Lestrade)
Historical Figures: (Jean Casimir-Perier)
Other Characters: Messenger; Club Member; Hansom Driver; Stall-Keepers; Market Porters; Market Crowds; Urchins; Workmen; Bow Street Pedestrians; Heather Seller; Child; Cabby; MacDonald's Men; Huret's Accomplice; Sergeant; Constable; (Monsieur Boncourt; Claude Auriel; Earl of Evesham; Auriel's Daughter; Evesham's Youngest Son; French Government Agent; French Government Official; Monsieur Delmar; Mosieur Poujade; Vehicle Owners; Witnesses; Céline Lefranc; Thurston's Daughter; Meadows; Evesham's Coachman; Evesham's Groom; Old Jewry Tailor)
Date: Late October, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Diogenes Club; Watson's Club; Covent Garden Market; Bow Street; Covent Garden Opera House; Bow Street Police Station
Story: A message arrives from Mycroft, summoning Holmes and Watson to the Diogenes Club. The French Government believe that Huret the Boulevard Assassin will make an attempt on the life of Auriel, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, while he is visiting England. Holmes plans to disguise himself as Auriel, and lure Huret into his assassination attempt at Covent Garden. After a visit to the Tower of London, Holmes puts his plan into action with the aid of Inspector MacDonald.
"The Case of the Camberwell Deception" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; (Mrs Cecil Forrester; Mary Morstan)
Other Characters: (Henry Forrester; Emma Holland; George Chapell; Mrs Chapell; Mrs Frederick Gore Hamilton; Mrs Forrester's Children; Hansom Driver; Flower Seller; Holmes's Client; Grocer's Wife; Henry Charles Grayson; Grave-digger; William Carpenter; Elizabeth Grayson; Elizabeth's Landlady; Elizabeth's Son; Hotel Chambermaid; Hotel Manager; James Fairclough)
Date: January, 1901/ July, 1879
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Montague Street; Lower Camberwell; Mrs Forrester's House; Camberwell Station; Ludgate Hill; St Pancras Station; Hertfordshire; Banham Cross; St Margaret's Church; Battersea; 19, Clifford Street; Bunch of Cherries Public House; Battersea Park; Grocer's Shop; Cheap Hotel; Charing Cross Hospital
Story: Watson receives notice of the death of Mrs Cecil Forrester. Holmes gives him two photos to examine, then tells him about his first encounter with Mrs Forrester. She consulted him in 1879 regarding her children's governess, Emma Holland, the subject of one of the photos, whom she has discovered was not the woman employed by the family whose references she presented when applying for the position. He follows Miss Holland to a churchyard in Hertfordshire, and thence to Battersea, where she meets the family from the second of Holmes's photos. Further investigations reveal an attempted suicide at the root of the deception.
"The Case of the Camberwell Poisoning" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mary Morstan; Baker Street Maid; Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Charles Perrott; Laurel Lodge Constable; Sergeant Bullifont; Inspector Needham; Cabby; Madeleine Butler; Police Matron; (Mary's Relative; Mayor of Bournemouth; Hon. Mrs Stukely Wodehouse; Albert Rushton; Vera Rushton; Albert's Brother; Perrott's Friends; Perrott's Landlady; Snellings & Broadbent's Chief Accountant; Mrs Williams; Rushton's Maids; Barnes; Letty; Dr Livesey)
Date: Spring, 1887
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Camberwell; Woodside Drive; Laurel Lodge; Camberwell Green Police Station
Story: Late at night, Holmes and Watson are visited by Perrott who tells them that earlier that day his uncle, Albert Rushton, after learning of the death of his younger brother in Australia, had changed his will to make Perrott his main beneficiary. That evening, he had been woken by the police with news of his uncle's death. He has escaped after being charged with the murder and has come to Holmes for help. Holmes deduces that Rushton was poisoned and they travel to his house in Camberwell to investigate. After handing Perrott into the care of the police, Holmes examines Rushton's bedroom and interviews his beautiful young housekeeper. A silver salt pot leads to the truth being revealed, supported by the evidence of the dead man's watch, which Holmes winds up.
"The Case of the Cardinal's Corpse" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Alec MacDonald; Cardinal Tosca; Thurston
Other Characters: Father O'Shea; Mrs. Whiffen; Constable; Cab Driver; Policemen; Police Surgeon; Mr. Buskin; Jack Buskin; (Mrs. Potter)
Date: March, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Spitalfields, Paternoster Yard; Watson's Club; A Hansom Cab; Makepeace Court; Buskin's Builder's Yard
Story: O'Shea and Whiffen are sent to Holmes by Alec MacDonald to consult him over the disappearance of Cardinal Tosca from the St. Christopher's House hotel in Kensington. After hearing of the Cardinal's charitable work, which often brings him to London, Homes & Watson are called to Spitalfields, by MacDonald, where Tosca's body has been found, although there are no external injuries on it. Holmes examines the body, clothing and surroundings and it becomes clear that robbery was not the motive and that the body has been brought there from somewhere else. After analysing substances found on the Cardinal's shoes and clothes Holmes takes Watson to a builder's yard, where they learn about Tosca's past.

"The Case of the Colonel's Madness" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Colonel (Harold "Hal") Warburton; (Mrs Watson; Irene Adler)
Other Characters: Mrs Warburton; Ivy House Lodge-Keeper; Ivy House Inmates; Maid; Dr Ross Coombes; Hermione Rawley / Mrs edward Sinclair / Mrs Harold Warburton / Myrtle Harding / Rose Bannister / Lily Fletcher; Fly Driver; Inspector Davidson; (Mrs Fenner Lytton-Whyte; Major Lytton-Whyte; Mrs Warburton's Godmother; Godmother's Second Cousin's Son; Harold's Father; Warburton's Maid; Man in Carriage; Cricketers Landlord; Ivy House Attendants; Coombes's Married Patient; Warburton's Father; Warburton's Wedding Witnesses; Rawley's Solicitors; Randolph Fairbrother; James Thirkettle)
Date: July, 1890
Locations: Watson's Kensington Practice; 221B, Baker Street; Surrey; Guildford; Long Melchett; Ivy House; The Cricketers Inn; Guildford Police Station; A Train
Story: Watson is visited in Kensington by the wife of an old military colleague, Hal Warburton. She tells him of her husband's reluctance to have their wedding announced in the British press or to return to England from India after his retirement, only doing so when she inherited a house in Hampstead from her godmother. Since their return, he has refused to take part in any social life outside of the house or contact his old acquaintances, After receiving a letter from Guildford, he has confessed to her that he suffers from bouts of madness and has admitted himself to a private nursing-home, although he will not tell her it's location. After his departure she recovered a burnt fragment of the letter and a sprig of myrtle from the fireplace. Watson takes the case to Holmes, who deduces the name of the nursing-home from the scrap of paper and travels to Guildford to locate it discovering that it is owned by neurologist Dr Ross Coombes. He arranges to have himself admitted under the alias of James Escott.

After three days in the home, he sends word to Watson to bring picklocks, dark lantern and rope. After a night-time foray into burglary, Watson brings Inspector davidson to Ivy House where Holmes reveals evidence of bigamy, blackmail and extortion..

"The Case of the Conk-Singleton Forgery" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; (Thurston)
Historical Figures: (John Constable; Jan Vermeer)
Other Characters: Archibald Cassell; Elvira Greenstock / Lavinia Conk-Singleton; (Horatio Greenstock; Horace Conk-Singleton; George Packer; Claude van Heerden; Lord Bardwell)
Date: 1900
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bond Street; Argosy Gallery
Story: Art dealer Cassell consults Holmes. Elvira Greenstock, widow of an art dealer, has brought him a painting to evaluate. She says it is a Constable, but he has identified it as a forgery. She has left him no address, and as she was heavily veiled, he is unable to describe her appearance. Having deduced the ladies true identity, he proceeds to dismantle the framed painting that Cassell has left with him to reveal its secrets to Watson.
"The Case of the Exalted Client" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy, Mrs. Hudson, (Mrs. Watson)
Other Characters: Margaret Elizabeth Helena, Duchess of Welbourne; Desk Clerk; Miss Gordon; Cab Driver; (Duke of Welbourne; Lord Paxton; the Duchess's companion)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; a hansom cab; Coventry Hotel, Newton Street; a four-wheeler; Carlton House Terrace
Story: Having deduced the identity of the sender of a letter received in the morning's post, Holmes proceeds to assist in the matter of a titled lady who is being blackmailed over the contents of a series of compromising letters.
"The Case of the Ferrers Documents" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Dowager Lady Agatha / Agatha Potts / Juanita Vicario) Ferrers
Other Characters: Alistair Thackery; Thackery's Messenger; Cabby; Alfie Donkin; Mrs Donkin; Mrs Campion; (Sir Cuthbert Ferrers; Sir Randolph Ferrers; Thackery's Clerk; Mr Allardyce; Mr Makepeace; Lady Ferrers' Niece and Nephews; George Flemming; William Fisher; William Potts; Sarah Potts; Duke of Dungeness; Lady Ferrers' Servants; Lady Ferrers' Doctor)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Blackheath; Bryony Lodge
Story: Holmes is called on by Thackery, solicitor to Lady Agatha Ferrers, who insists that Watson's presence will also be important to the matter he has come about. His client receives an annual income from the estate of her late husband, Sir Cuthbert, the bulk of which was inherited by their nephew, Randolph. It is a condition of Sir Cuthbert's will that Lady Agatha be visited quarterly by her solicitor. Thackery has recently received a letter stating that she no longer wishes to be represented by him, and demanding that in future, these visits be madeby another of his firm's partners. He asks that Holmes and Watson visit Lady Ferrers as representatives of the firm.
They arrive at the Ferrers house to find that Lady ferrers is confined to her bed, but Holmes is able to solve the case even before meeting her after examining a painting of her as a young woman.

"The Case of the Friesland Outrage" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Friesland; Inspector Patterson; (Baker Street Maid; Mrs Hudson; Professor Moriarty; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Captain Hans Van Wyk; Four-Wheeler Driver; Crewman; Bakker; Friesland Crew; Patterson's Constables; Friesland Passengers; (Maud Pennington; Barnaby Pennington; Steward; Blackmore; Hendrik Van den Vondel; Boris Orlov; Larsson; Luigi Bertorelli)
Date: November, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Free Trade Wharf; Aboard the SS Friesland
Story: Holmes is visited by Van Wyk, captain of the SS Friesland. A passenger, Pennington, who boarded the ship for its voyage back to Rotterdam has disappeared from his cabin, along with money and important documents, leaving his daughter aboard the ship. His daughter has instructed that the police not be involved. Holmes agrees to investigate, but when he joins Watson and Van Wyk at the cab he is walking with a pronounced limp. After examining Pennington's cabin, where there are signs of a struggle, they discover that his daughter Maud has also now vanished. Holmes and Watson are drugged and taken prisoner. After a shipboard skirmish between the crew and Inspector Patterson's men, Holmes reveals the truth of the story, and the involvement of an old adversary.
"The Case of the Gustaffson Stone" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson); Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot (David Stuart Davies)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Boy in Buttons
Other Characters: Count Erik von Lyngstrad / King Erik; Cab Driver; Imperial Doorkeeper; Waiter; Nils; Baron Kleist; Hotel Clerk; Kleist's Bodyguard; Middle-Aged Couple; Hotel Staff; Charlie Peak; Oscar; Igor; (Lyngstrad's Uncle; Cornelius F. Bradbury; Actress; Bieberbeck; Signor Valori)
Date: Early Autumn, Not long before Watson's marriage
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street;
Piccadilly; Hotel Imperial; Sydenham; Peak's House
Story: Holmes is aproached by Lyngstrad whose dead friend had given Kleist, a money lender, a family jewel as collateral on a loan. When the jewel was returned he realised that a replica had been substituted for the real jewel. Lyngstrad asks Holmes to switch the two stones, so that the fake will be sold to millionaire collector Bradbury who is due to meet Kleist in London. After the Count departs Holmes reveals that he was the King of Scandinavia. Holmes and Watson visit the Baron's hotel on a recce. They visit ex-burglar Peak for advice on picking the locks on the Baron's strongbox. They have to scale the outside of the hotel in order to enter the Baron's suite and retrieve the stone.

"The Case of the Hammersmith Wonder" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Vigor the Hammersmith Wonder; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Music Hall Chairman; Wee Jimmy Wells; The Daring Dinos; Marguerite Rossignol / Lizzie Biggs; Merriwick; Stage-Hands; Performers; Badger; Aggie Budd; Lestrade's Men; Performing Seals Man; (Jolly Jack Tarbrush, the Saucy Sailor)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Cambridge Music Hall
Story: Bored, Holmes takes Watson to the Cambridge Music Hall, where they are called backstage when Marguerite Rossignol, the French Nightingale, is strangled with one of her own stockings. The stage doorkeeper has seen no one enter or leave the room, but is able to tell them about Rossignol's relationships with the male performers. By the time Lestrade arrives, Holmes has deduced the murderer's identity.
"The Case of the Harley Street Specialist" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Dr Moore Agar; Inspector Lestrade; (Mary Morstan)
Other Characters: Cab Driver; Hansom Driver; Joseph Smallwood; Dorian Smallwood; Josiah Wetherby / Victor Rouse; Alice Maitland; Agnes Rouse; Police Sergeant; Police Constables; Nurse; (Agar's Maid; Agar's Colleague; Mr Allison; Henry Maitland; Alice's Fiancé)
Date: September, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Harley Street; Agar's Surgery; Hampstead; 23, Maplewood Avenue; Heath Street; Potter's Yard
Story: Holmes is called on by Agar, who tells him that the previous evening he was called upon by a stranger named Wetherby, who drove him in a closed carriage to examine a young woman he claimed to be his daughter who appeared to be drugged with morphine. Having tracked down the house in Hampstead from Agar's description of his journey, Holmes and Watson return disguised as window cleaners. Having seen the young woman for himself, Holmes returns with Lestrade, rescues the young woman, and traces the origins of the case back to a Californian gold mine.
"The Case of the Itinerant Yeggman" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Jonas T.) Vanderbilt (Professor Angelo Galiano); The Yeggman; (Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Maid; Baker Street Page)
Other Characters: Sir Edgar Maxwell-Browne; Sir Edgar's Coachman; Servant; Sir Edgar's Butler; Inspector Biffen; Police Constable; George Inn Head-Waiter; Railway Porter; Colonel Heath-Bennington; Inspector Gow; Gow's Men; (Sir Edgar's Servants; Biffen's Men; Postman; The Magpie; Telegraph Boy; Heath-Bennington's Servants; Heath-Bennington's Butler)
Date: June, 1895
Locations: Watson's Consulting Rooms; 221B, Baker Street; Trains; Great Walden Station; Little Walden; Whitestone Manor; The George Inn, Great Walden; Chatham; Huntswood Hall
Story: Holmes summons Watson to Baker Street when he is called on to investigate the latest in a series of country house burglaries. Two glasses of port were drunk during the robbery at Sir Edgar Maxwell-Browne's home, Whitestone Manor, in Suffolk. Holmes and Watson visit the house, and Sir Edgar recalls a visit from an American professor, Vanderbilt, some time previously. Holmes believes that the thefts are being made on the orders of a private collector, whom he dubs "The Magpie". Marks on a wall, questions at an inn, port glasses, Mrs Hudson's baking powder, and a rabbit's foot, help Holmes bring the culprits to justice at Huntswood Hall in Kent, but he fails to net the Magpie.
"The Case of the Manor House Mystery" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Thurston; Adams; (Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: Edward Maitland; Reverend George Paget; Paget's Servant Girl; Mrs. Grafton; Edith Cresswell; Inspector Bulstone; Sergeant Cox; Two Constables; (Sir Reginald Maitland;Jordan; Dr. McFadden; Gardener's Boy; Mrs. Paget; Edwin Farrow; Mrs. Knight; Mrs. Knight's Solicitor; Mrs. Knight's Grandson; Arthur Crossman)
Date: Shortly before GREE
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Kent; Holbrook; The Vicarage; Holbrook Manor; A Train; Watson's Club; Victoria Station; Diogenes Club
Story: Edward Maitland has received a letter from his uncle, Sir Reginald, accusing him of sending him anonymous threatening letters. Maitland believes that Sir Reginald's manservant, Adams, is behind the letters. Holmes and Watson travel to Holbrook where they examine the letters, and unknown to Watson, Holmes consults brother Mycroft.
"The Case of the Maplestead Magpie" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Thurston; (Vanderbilt; The Yeggman; Inspector Lestrade)
Historical Figures: (Samuel Cooper; Richard Cosway)
Other Characters: Arthur "Arty" Tucker / K. Wesson; Barton Halt Fly Driver; Parker's Butler; The Magpie / Joseph Parker; (Lady Buttermere; Lady Buttermere's Footman; Viscount Freddy Bedminster; Lady Amelia Bedminster; Duchess of Melton Mowbray; Dun Cow Customers; Workhouse Matron; Chemist; Sir Edgar Maxwell-Browne)
Date: September, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Club; Claridge's Hotel; Sussex; Barton Halt; Maplestead Hall; The Dun Cow; Victoria Station
Story: After the case of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman is conclude, the art collector Holmes has christened "The Magpie" is still at large. Holmes places an advertisement in the Times offering artworks by Cooper and Cosway as bait for the Magpie. He orders Watson to brush up his knowledge of enamels and miniatures and sends him to Claridge's to do business with the Magpie. Holmes follows the man sent to do the deal, learns the Magpie's identity and visits his Aladdin's Cave of treasures.
"The Case of the Maupertuis Scandal" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Boy in Buttons; Cosmopolitan Page Boys; Mr Melas; Tobias Gregson; Baron Maupertuis; The Netherland-Sumatra Company; (Mrs Hudson; Colonel Hayter; William Kirwin)
Other Characters: Mr Jozsef; Potter; Johnson; (Henri Rogissart; Investors; Maupertuis's Specialists; Pierre Loursat; Monsieur Chalamont; Marquis Philippe de Saint Chamond; Clarke
Date:
Late March, 1887
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Diogenes Club; Hotel Cosmopolitan
Story: Holmes has been consulted by French Finance minister Rogissart, sent by Mycroft, over the schemes of Baron Maupertuis who has established the Netherlands-Sumatra Company, which is trading in diamonds that he claims to have found a technique for manufacturing. He has been raising capital to invest in larger production facilities, using stolen diamonds as "proof" of his process's integrity. Maupertuis is due to arrive in England from France, and Holmes intends to unmask his plot. Watson poses as a potential investor, Sir William Manners-Hope. A brown stain leads Holmes to deduce the location of the diamonds, and after a spot of burglary and a trip to Buda-Pesth, with the aid of a Hungarian jeweller and Mr Melas, Holmes brings the case to its close.
"The Case of the Millionaire's Persecution" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; John Vincent Harden (Hardern); Violet Smith; (Roaring Jack Woodley)
Other Characters: Mallow; Inspector Whiffen; Sergeant; Constable; Victor Mallow; (Edith Hardern; The Dowager Lady Wroxham; Gerald, Lord Wroxham; Sir Cedric Forster-Dyke; Housekeeper; Police Constable; William Stone; Stolen Goods Dealer; Robbery Passer-by)
Date: Thursday, 21st April - ?, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Kent; Maidstone; Marsham Hall
Story: After a series of threats to his life, American tobacco millionaire Hardern summons Holmes by telegram to his rented country residence in Kent. He shows Holmes three of the letters he has received in the three weeks since he arrived in England, warning him to leave the country, each signed with a fingerprint. He is visiting the country at the invitation of Lord Wroxham, who hopes to marry Hardern's daughter, Edith. After dealing with Violet Smith's case, Holmes returns to Marsham, where Hardern has received a final letter of warning. At Marsham Hall, they discover that a handprint and further warning has appeared on a wall inside the house. A search of the grounds reveals the spot where the "Black Hand" entered, and dinner is interrupted by an assault on the house. Holmes is able to link the events at the house back to the murder of a police constable the previous March.
"The Case of the Missing Belle Fille" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mme (Hortense) Montpensier; Billy; Mrs Hudson; (Mlle (Lucille) Carère; Wilson Hargreaves)
Other Characters: Sergeant Benson; Constable Palmer; M. Daudet; Mlle Benoit; Mme Daudet; Lizzie Ward; (Doctor Chitty; Cabby; M. Carère; Mme Carère; Messenger Boy; Montpensier's Neighbours; Police Inspector; Sidney Wells; Henri Chevalier)
Date: Mid-November after HOUN
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hampstead; 17, Elmshurst Avenue; Finchley Road
Story: Lestrade arrives at Baker Street having disinterred a skeleton, apparently Lucille Carère, the stepdaughter of Hortense Montpensier, after receiving an anonymous letter telling him where it was buried. He wants Holmes's assistance because all the members of the household's primary language is French. Examining the skeleton, Holmes draws attention to the absence of shoes and presence of a locket, and then to the names of the principals of the case. From Mme Montpensier's housekeeper, he learns of an argument between Mme Montpensier and Mlle Carère, and the details of Lucille's disappearance.
"The Case of the Notorious Canary-Trainer" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Wilson, the Notorious Canary Trainer
Other Characters: Annie Hare; Parlourmaid; Cab-Drivers; Mr Palfrey; Wharf Street Duty Sergeant; Rosie Hare / Marguerite; Constables; Burlington Doorman; Mr Gough; Canary Club Girls; Canary Club Clientele; Attendants; Mrs Wilson / The Hon. Mrs Augustus Clyde-Bannister; Céline / Mary Sullivan; Waiter; Passers-by; Streetwalkers; Police Officers; Mrs Gough; Charing Cross Medical Staff
(Mr Duckham; Mrs Duckham; Mrs Harris; Carpenter; Bargeman; Georgette; Mimi; Arthur Mallinson; Mrs Mallinson; Canary Club Maids; Lizzie Hamilton)
Date: January, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; 14, Cadogan Crescent; Streatham; 26, Maplehurst Avenue; Streatham High Road; Palfrey & Dickinson's Offices; Wharf Street Police Station; Burlington Hotel, Piccadilly; The Canary Club, 45, Montrose Square; Montrose Street; Charing Cross Hospital; Prince's Street Police Station
Story: Holmes is consulted by Annie Hare, whose daughter, Rosie, has disappeared after being placed with the Duckham family by Mrs Clyde-Bannister of the Bellevue Domestic Agency. Lestrade brings news of a young woman found dead in the Thames, the second in six months. Enquiries lead Holmes and Watson to the Canary Club brothel.

"The Case of the Old Russian Woman" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Old Russian Woman (Anna Poltava); Baker Street Maid)
Other Characters: Sergei Plekhanovitch; Count Nicholai Plekhanovitch; Dmitri Sokolov; Stanley Street Residents; Vladimir Vasilchenko / Boris Golenski Princess Tatyana Ivanovna; Peter Tomazov; Rosa Zubatov / Ilyich Rodzyanko; Olga Leskova; Inspector Gudgeon; Second-Hand Clothes Dealer; Printer; Police Sergeant; Constables; (Lady Greenleaf; Moffat; Odessa Chief of Police; Chief of Police's Coachman; Jed Mason; Washerwoman)
Date: Winter 1887-1888 / Holmes's Montague Street Days
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Holmes's Montague Street Rooms; Kensington; Plekhanovitch's House; Stanley Street; Commercial Road; Eating-House; Lukin Street; Second-Hand Clothes Dealer's Shop
Story: Holmes tells Watson of a case from before they met.

Living in Montague Street, Holmes is visited by Plekhanovitch, an old university colleague, and son of an exiled Russian Count. His father keeps a house in the East End for newly arrived Russian emigrés to stay in while they search for work. The old woman who looks after the house, Anna Poltava, Sergei's fomer nurse, has been murdered. The Count believes the murder to be political, having heard rumours that an escaped assassin is lodging in the house, but also suggesting that it could have been the work of an agent provocateur from the Okchrana. Holmes is infiltrated into the house, disguised as a deaf-mute named Misha Osinsky. He pays particular attention to the back-bearded Vasilchenko, who had been a suspect until a witness had failed to identify him as the man he had seen leaving the house on the night of the murder. The residents of the house believe the murder may have been committed by Jed Mason, leader of a gang of housebreakers, however a search of Anna's room reveals to Holmes that it was an inside job. His investigations reveal that not everyone in the house is who they appear to be.

"The Case of the One-Eyed Colonel" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Thurston; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Hudson; Murray)
Other Characters: Colonel Godfrey Carruthers / Barty Cheeseman; Club Waiters; Sammy Knox; Costermonger; Plain Clothes Policemen; Club Members; (Lieutenant Wilkes; Captain Goodfellow; Sister Dear; Club Manager; Farmer's Boy Customers; The Jackson Brothers; Lady Vanessa Fitzgibbon; Lord Wellesley Fitzgibbon; Montagu Orme-Wiston; Lady Vanessa's Mother; Lady Petersham)
Date: Early 1880s
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Sutton Row; The Kandahar Club; Orchard Street; Oxford Street; Holborn; Gray's Inn Road; Clerkenwell; Pickard's Close; The Farmer's Boy Tavern; Castle Street; The Crooked Billet Public House
Story: Thurston introduces Watson to Carruthers, a one-eyed veteran of the Afghan campaign, at their club,
the Kandahar. Watson takes a dislike to Carruthers, and after questioning Thurston about the man, comes to believe that he is not all he claims to be. Holmes takes on the task of following Carruthers and discovers his true profession, while one of his underworld contacts fills in the missing details. With Lestrade and Watson's cheque book that set out for the club to bring him to justice.

"The Case of the Paradol Chamber" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Paradol Chamber; (Farquhar; Mary Morstan; Watson's Accommodating Neighbour)
Other Characters: Edith Russell; Frederick Lawson; Mr Russell; Edith's Coachman; Mrs Henty; Macey; Lord Hindsdale; Mr Barker; Handel the Spaniel; Gilbert, Marquis of Deerswood; (Edith's Father's Doctor; Harris; Deerswood's Cook; Deerswood's Housemaids; Deerswood's Valet; Deerswood's Housekeeper; James, Marquis of Deerswood; Blanche Seaford; Mrs Seaford; Signor Paradolini)
Date: November, 1897
Locations: Watson's Paddington Consulting Rooms; 221B, Baker Street; Surrey; Guildford Station; Little Bramfield; Windicot Villa; Hartesdene Manor
Story: Holmes calls on Watson in Paddington and takes him to Baker Street to meet Edith Russell and her lawyer, Lawson. Edith tells them of her neighbour, Gilbert, Marquis of Deerswood, who had drowned in a boating accident in Scotland, but whom she has recently seen walking across the lawn of the family home, Hartesdene Manor. Holmes and Watson travel to Surrey where Gilbert's guardian and heir, Lord Hindsdale, after being confronted by Edith, has invited them to search Hartesdene. They set up watch outside the building until a figure appears in the windows of the Tudor wing. Holmes predicts that the affair will come to a tragic end, and that it somehow links back to the Babington plot against Queen Elizabeth I. Gilbert's spaniel assists them in their search of the house and uncovers the secret of the Paradol Chamber.

"The Case of the Pentre Mawr Murder" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson;
Other Characters: Dr Gwyn Parry; Rhian Madoc; Owen Madoc; Inspector Rees; Sergeant; Constable; (Dai Morgan; Hywel Morgan; Constable; Mrs Parry; Emrys Jenkins; Carys Williams; Carys's Sons; Postman; Parry's Locum)
Date: June
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Wales; Abergavenny; Pentre Mawr; Y Delyn Aur Inn; Plas Y Coed; Cartref
Story: Holmes receives a letter from Welsh physician Parry asking him to investigate the case of Hywel Morgan who has been accused of murdering his father, a farmer, who has been stabbed twice in the chest. He and Watson travel to Abergavenny, and from there to Pentre Mawr, where they examine the barn where the murder took place, and Holmes makes reference to what he has observed there reminding him of the curioous incident of the dog in the night-time. Rumours of Dai's plan to marry Carys Williams have been used to explain Hywel's motive for the murder. After a dungheap provides the final clue, Holmes sets the stage in the barn to reveal the murderer.
"The Case of the Remarkable Worm" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Isadora Persano; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Senora Persano; Juan Alberdi; Mrs. O'Hara; Polly Atkins; Police Officers; Boy; Carlos Vicente Gasca; Constable
Date: August, "some time after my marriage to Miss Mary Morstan"
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; a four-wheeler; Kensington; a hansom cab; 14, Leverstock Avenue, Hampstead
Story: Watson's visit to Baker Street is interrupted by the arrival of Señora Persano, wife of Holmes's old friend, the journalist & duelist, Isadora. She takes them to her home in Kensington, where they find Persano, apparently quite mad, at his desk, with a matchbox in front of him containing a remarkable worm. Shortly thereafter he throws himself to his death from the window. Mrs. Persano is able to tell Holmes of a feud, begun in Mexico, with Carlos Vicente Gasca, a rich landowner, about whom Persano had written an exposé.
"The Case of the Shopkeeper's Terror" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Old (I.) Abrahams; Susan Dobney; Thurston; Inspector Lestrade; (Lady Frances Carfax)
Other Characters: Abrahams' Daughter; Hansom Driver; George Hunniford; (Young Man with Box; Mr Stein; Police Sergeant; Bert Morrison; Horace Morpeth; Lady Farthingdale; Farthingdale's Servant; Morrison's Fence; Ferrers; Nancy; Mrs Hunniford)
Locations: Coleville Court; Abrahams' Shop; Abrahams' Daughter's House; 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Club; Scotland Yard; Somerset; Yeovil; Witchett Manor; Goodge Street; Oxford Street
Story: Noticing that Old Abrahams' curio shop is shut, Holmes calls by to ask the reason. Abrahams tells him that his shop has been watched by a fierce black-bearded man ever since he was brought a carved, oriental ebony box by a young man who has since been murdered. Holmes opens the box to find that it contains a buttonhook, a scent bottle and some coral beads. Back at Baker Street, he discovers the secret of the box. After returning from his work on the Carfax case in Lausanne, Watson asks Holmes how the case has been resolved. Holmes tells him to go back to Old Abrahams' shop, where he finds the box in the shop window, and Holmes disguised as Abrahams. Holmes explains how he discovered the identity of the bearded man, and allows a fellow detective to present the details of the case, and explain how the contents of the box were returned to their rightful owner.

"The Case of the Smith-Mortimer Succession" (1993)
Included in:
The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Smith-Mortimer (Johnathan Smith & Eugene Mortimer); (Tobias Gregson)
Other Characters: Constance Hunt Mortimer; Ralph Berkinshaw; Boxstead Station-Master; Inspector Jenks; Police Constable; Mrs Deakin; Mr Deakin; (Mortimer's Son; Franklin Mortimer; Bartholomew Smith; Christie & Manson's Valuer; Mr Hunt; Music Shop Proprietor; Solicitor)
Date: September, 1894

Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Essex; Boxstead Halt; Woodside Grange
Story: Solicitor Berkinshaw brings his client, Mrs Mortimer, to see Holmes when her husband Eugene disappears.
He had been due to travel by train to Essex to meet Berkinshaw to discuss the estate of his late uncle, but never arrived. The uncle's house and contents were to be sold and the proceeds divided between Mortimer and another nephew, Johnathan Smith. The two cousins wee not on speaking terms having both been contenders for the hand of Mrs Mortimer. Holmes and Watson travel to Boxstead with Berkinshaw, and learn that Mortimer was seen leaving the train and setting off for his uncle's house. A bowler hat in a field and a cheroot stub provide the first clues, leading to the discovery of Mortimer's corpse. Lestrade arrests Smith based on the evidence of a button. Holmes, however, continues his investigation and reveals the truth the following day after purchasing a metronome and a wig.

"The Case of the Stray Chicken" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Holy Peters; Annie Fraser; Inspector Lestrade; (Lady Frances Carfax; Oscar Meunier)
Other Characters: Holidaymakers; Regal Hotel Guests; Waiters; Hotel Flunkey; Edith D. Pilkington; Cab Driver; Mrs Huxtable; Wine Waiter; Anglers; Brighton Police Officers; Invalid Chair Lady; Nurse-Companion; (Postman; Dr Joseph Wilberforce; Adelaide Wilberforce; George W. Huxtable; Edith's Paris Friend)
Date: June
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Brighton; Esplanade; Regal Hotel; The Copper Kettle Tea Shop; Palace Pier
Story: A letter from Edith Pilkington takes Holmes and Watson to Brighton. She is companion to the widowed Mrs Huxtable, and has become uneasy about her employer's relationship with fellow hotel guests, Dr Joseph and Adelaide Wilberforce. Holmes suspects that Wilberforce is "Holy" Peters working his old tricks on a new victim.
"The Case of the Sumatran Rat" (1992)
Included in:
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Giant Rat of Sumatra; Mycroft Holmes
Historical Figures: (Queen Victoria)
Other Characters: Mr Armitage; The Pied Piper / Van Breughel / Wilhelm Van Heflin; Jonas Bedlow; Inspector Unwin; Unwin's Officers; The Prime Minister; Carlton Waiter; (Carrier; Clerk; Dock Officials; Mr Dodds; Cab Driver; Charing Cross Porter; Porter at Wellerby; Maltby Arms Waiter)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Kent; Wellerby; Lower Bagnell; The Barley Mow; Blossom Farm; Bedlow's Farm; The Maltby Arms; The Carlton Hotel
Story: Holmes confides in Watson that he has been working on a case surrounding a conspiracy to blackmail the British Government. He shows him the preserved body of a giant rat that has been sent to the Prime Minister, and a letter stating that similar specimens will be released in London unless a half a million pounds is paid to the man who signs himself the Pied Piper. The ship that the rats were brought from Sumatra on board has been identified, as has the Piper, who has been traced as far as Wellerby in Kent. Watson suggests that enquiries of Kentish straw dealers may help them narrow their search. They travel to Kent where, having located their quarry, Holmes summons Unwin of Scotland Yard, asking him to bring fishing line with him. After dealing with a guard dog, and a stand off between the police and the villains, the case is brought to a fiery end, and Holmes and Watson dine at the Carlton with Mycroft and the Prime Minister.

"The Case of the Three-Handed Widow" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Rev. Samuel Whittlemore; James Thorogood; Whittlemore's Housekeeper; Constable Herbert Pound; Johnny Wilkins; The Widow; Assembly Room Crowd; Ruth; Elderly Lady; Companion; Warren Street Woman; Children; Coffee Shop Waitress; (Lady Dee; Dawkins; Jenny McBride)
Date: January, Early 1880s / October, During Holmes's time in Montague Street
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Holmes's Montague Street Rooms; Chelsea; Fountain Square; Church of St Matthias the Less; Vicarage; Scotland Yard; Kensington; Assembly Rooms; Oxford Street; Warren Street; Coffee Shop
Story: Holmes tells Watson about one of his early investigations.

Holmes is visited in Montague Street by Rev. Whittlemore and his curate, Thorogood. An elderly lady has had her purse stolen from her reticule as she left a service at the church of St Matthias the Less in Chelsea. The curate remembers a widow with a little girl being close to Lady Dee at the time of the robbery. Holmes attends numerous events at which the thieves might operate, finally tracking them down in Kensington, where he discovers their working method.

"The Case of the Upwood Scandal" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; Colonel Upwood; (Colonel Hayter)
Other Characters: Godfrey Sinclair; Nonpareil Flunkey; Butler; Club Members; Waiters; Eustace Gaunt; Card Players; Music Hall Performers; Count Rakoczi; Music Hall Chairman; Rakoczi's Assistant; John Franklin; Stage Door Keeper
Date: November ("not long after" HOUN)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; South Kensington; The Nonpareil Club; The Cambridge Music Hall; (Afghanistan; Kandahar)
Story: Sinclair, owner of the Nonpareil Club consults Holmes after two of his members, Upwood and Grant, have twice had large wins from carefully selected opponents. Holmes and Watson, under aliases, attend the Club on several Fridays to observe the two men. After assuring himself that there is indeed cheating going on, Holmes takes Watson to the Music Hall to bring an end to the case.
"The Case of the Upwood Scandal" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; Colonel Upwood; (Colonel Hayter)
Other Characters: Godfrey Sinclair; Nonpareil Flunkey; Butler; Club Members; Waiters; Eustace Gaunt; Card Players; Music Hall Performers; Count Rakoczi; Music Hall Chairman; Rakoczi's Assistant; John Franklin; Stage Door Keeper
Date: November ("not long after" HOUN)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; South Kensington; The Nonpareil Club; The Cambridge Music Hall; (Afghanistan; Kandahar)
Story: Sinclair, owner of the Nonpareil Club consults Holmes after two of his members, Upwood and Grant, have twice had large wins from carefully selected opponents. Holmes and Watson, under aliases, attend the Club on several Fridays to observe the two men. After assuring himself that there is indeed cheating going on, Holmes takes Watson to the Music Hall to bring an end to the case.

"The Case of the Vanishing Barque" (2004)
Included in:
The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson); Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot (David Stuart Davies)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Sophy Anderson; Mary Morstan; Inspector Lestrade; Lestrade's Men; (Jackson)
Other Characters: Thomas Corbett / Joseph Nully; Harry Deakin; (Jamie McNeil; Duncan McNeil; Joseph Chafer / Michael Lofthouse; Sophy Anderson Crew; Morrison; Billy Wheeler; Newton; Injured Crewman; Reynolds; Tommy Brewster)
Date: April, 1889
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Paddington Practice; A Cab; St. Katherine's Docks; Picott's Wharf; Aboard the Sophy Anderson; (Valparaiso; The Outer Hebrides; Duncraig; Rotterdam; Bergen; Mile End Road Hospital
)
Story: Sailor Corbett tells Holmes of an insurance fraud pulled by the owners of the Sophy Anderson, which was supposed to have disappeared with all hands, but now sails under the name of Lucy Belle. The ship had had its appearance altered and the crew given new identities. During the ship's conversion, a deck-hand was killed, and now Corbett wanted the truth to be known. With the aid of an old house lease Holmes gets corroborating evidence for Corbett's story.
"The Case of the Vanishing Head-Waiter" (1990)
Included in:
The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; James Phillimore; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Charles Nelson, Cora Page, Mrs. Bennet, Sammy Webb, Ellen
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Clapham; 17, Laburnham Grove; A Cab; Battersea Bridge; A Hansom; A Train; Margate; 'Mon Repos'
Story: Holmes & Watson are visited by Charles Nelson and Cora Page, the domineering fiancée of head-waiter, James Phillimore. Nelson tells how, as on any other morning, he had called for his friend, Phillimore, on the way to work. Phillimore had said he could smell rain, gone back into his house for an umbrella and was never seen again. On questioning Mrs. Bennet, Phillimore's housekeeper, Holmes learns that he was a man of regular habits, never even taking a holiday, except for one week in Margate, on doctor's orders, after the death of his mother, and except for the fact that he had recently taken to locking his wardrobe.

"The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Boy in Buttons; Inspector Lestrade
Historical Figures: (Pope Leo XIII; Giuliano Medici; Pietro Medici; Lorenzo II Magnifico; Pope Leo X; Andrea del Verrocchio)
Other Characters: Signor Graziano; Sam Wegg; Battling Billy Hobson; Monty Gimble; Lestrade's Men; Constable Reynolds; Mr and Mrs Armstrong; (Mr Valentine; Cab Driver; Young Lady; Passers-by; Solly Goodman; Harry Best; Duke of Eglinton; Duchess of Bexford; The Potter Gang; Titled Lady; Vatican Collection Curator; Countess of Cleveland; The Honourable Mrs Ponsonby Foulke
Date: June, a few months before HOUN
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hampstead; Hazelwood Road; Beaumont Grange; Heath Street; Claridge's Hotel; Scotland Yard
Story: Graziano bursts into the Baker Street rooms, having been sent by the Pope to London with a set of cameos once owned by the Medici family for display at the British Museum. The bag containing the cameos has been stolen in the street outside the museum, where Graziano put it down in order to pay his cabby. Holmes recognises the thieves as the Armstrongs from their modus operandi. Weggs, an ex-pickpocket acquaintance, suggests to Holmes that the cameos will likely be passed to high class fence and creditor to the aristocracy, Gimble. He sends Watson to Gimble in the guise of an aristocrat, Sir William Fox Hardy, crippled by gambling debts. He is to fake a heart attack to distract the house's occupants, allowing Holmes to gain entry and recover the cameos. At Scotland Yard, Holmes delivers not only the cameos, but also the long-lost Medici ruby.
"The Case of the Watchful Waiter" (2012)
Included in:
The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Swiss Boy (Hans Tetzner); Boy in Buttons; Stanley Hopkins; (Thurston; Peter Steiler; English Woman; Parker; Colonel Moran; Professor Moriarty; Ronald Adair; Eduardo Lucas; Mme Fournaye; Hugo Oberstein; Cadogan West; Mycroft Holmes; Von Bork)
Other Characters: Sheridan Irving; Marcini's Waiter; Marcini's Customers; Mesenger Boy; Hopkins's Men; (Tailor in Cripplegate; Erik Werner; Colonel Victor Norland; Baron von Staffen; Ernst Hiedler; Gustav)
Date: 2nd Wednesday of April, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Marcini's; Baker Street; Fulbeck Street
Story: Holmes notices a young man on Baker Street watching 221B. At Marcini's Holmes introduces Watson to the actor Sheridan Irving, whom he sometimes uses as a double for himself, and whom he plans to have lure the young man away. Back at Baker Street, Holmes remembers where he has seen the young man before, and realises that he is up against the machinations of Colonel Moran. After Holmes puts his plan into action and the watcher is captured, Hopkins's investigations turn up a wider conspiracy.
"The Case of the Wimbledon Tragedy" (1997)
Included in:
The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (June Thomson)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Abernetty Family (Mr Abernetty; Mrs Abernetty; William Abernetty; Mrs William Abernetty); Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Mrs Woodruffe; Telegraph Boy; Cab Driver; Maid; Inspector Willard; Dr Thorogood; Gardener's Boy; Police Officer; Police Matron; (Mrs Sheldrake; Cleaning Woman; Dr Martin)
Date: July / early September, Late 1890s
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Wimbledon; Castlebury Avenue; Laburnum Lodge
Story: Holmes is consulted by Mr Abernetty's housekeeper, Mrs Woodruffe. She fears for the life of her employer, a wealthy retired and widowed stockbroker, whose only heir is the widow of his late son, William. He has suffered recent bouts of illness, always immediately after his daughter-in-law's visits. A few days later, Holmes is summoned to Wimbledon, but arrives at Laburnum Lodge to find that Abernetty is dead. An examination of a sprig of parsley atop the butter in the ice-box is all Holmes needs to solve the case.
Sherlock Holmes and the Lady in Black (2015)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Watson; Harold Stackhurst; Maud Bellamy; Ian Murdoch; Holmes's Housekeeper (Mrs Bagwell); Inspector Bardle; Langdale Pike; Tom Bellamy; William Bellamy; (Fitzroy McPherson; King of Bohemia; Irene Adler; Princess Clotilde; King of Scandinavia; Godfrey Norton; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Fisherman's Arms Customers; Reg Barry; Simmons; Police Officers; Lewes Café Customers; Lionel Larkin; Telephone Engineer; Pike's Chauffeur; Bob Lockhart; Tom Lockhart; Mrs Lockhart; Stackhurst's Guests; Mrs Dobson; Stackhurst's Secretary; Wedding Congregation; Bill Neave; Mary Neave; Eleanor Trevelyan; Mrs Berry; Funeral Congregation
(Mrs Bagwell's Sister; Henry Lovell; Gables Architect; Lady in Black; Henry Trevelyan, sr; George Trevelyan; Charles Trevelyan; Henry Trevelyan, jr; Trevelyan Sisters; Henrietta 'Hetty' Trevelyan; Sir Oliver Wayne; Lady Wayne; Wheatsheaf Landlord; Mrs Davies; William K. Goldstein; Lewes Estate Agent; George Sutton; James Gifford; Frederick Swayne; Watson's Locum; Lady Agatha Crispin-Jones; Mrs William Hardy; Roger Sinclair; Margaret White / Marguerite Le Blanc; Robert Lockhart; David Selby; Sir Francis Wayne; Watson's Patient; Solicitor)
Date: Summer, 1908
Locations: Watson's Queen Anne Street Practice; Sussex; Church Lane; Bay Cottage; The Cliffs; Fulworth Cove; Fulworth; The Fisherman's Arms; St Botolph's Church; The Gables; Lewes; Lewes Post Office; Rose and Crown Hotel; Lower Melchett; Wheatsheaf Inn; Lower Melchett Manor; Fulworth Hall; Lewes Café; Barton; St Michael's Church; Martin's Lane; Abbot's Farm; South Downs; Birmingham
Story: At Holmes's invitation, Watson motors down to Sussex. After visiting the local church and at dinner at the Gables, Watson comes to realise that Holmes is investigating a case invlving the church crypt, a mysterious woman in widow's weeds who lives at Fulworth Hall, and smugglers. A robbery at nearby Mechett Manor, being investigated by Inspector Bardle, attracts Holmes's attention and leads to him and Watson visiting Fulworth Hall in disguise,