STORY SUMMARIES

Plot outlines, and character listings for each story. Stories are listed alphabetically by author. A more recent addition to the site, this does not yet include all the stories indexed on the rest of the site, but is growing steadily.

WARNING
These are summaries, not reviews, and may contain story spoilers.

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TV & Movie Guest Appearances

HISTORICAL & FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

....and other folkloric & cultural icons. These have been lumped together because we couldn't decide where Shakespeare's kings should go. Arranged in alphabetical order - pick a letter...

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CANONICAL CHARACTERS Characters drawn from the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

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What is this site about?

The site was initially a listing of historical, fictional and canonical characters appearing, or mentioned, in published Sherlock Holmes pastiches, parodies and other Sherlockian writings. More recently it's expanded into a collection of summaries of those stories (intended as an aide memoire for those, like the compiler, who can no longer remember what happened in which pastiche). For a history of the site & answers to FAQs go to the Notes page. A listing of the latest additions can be found on the Updates page. Books in the yet to be done pile are here.

Why?

Uh......we're not clear on that one yet, but would welcome any ideas on what possible use it might be. Many indexes exist for the canonical stories, but, understandably, none for the vast number of more recent efforts. This is an attempt to fill the gap.

NEW

18th October 2021

"The Saving of London" (Anonymous)
The Improbable Prisoner (Stuart Douglas)
The Sceptre of the Pharaohs (Derek Keilty & Mark Elvins)
Riviera Gold (Laurie R. King)
The Three Locks (Bonnie MacBird)
"The Rib Mythtery" (H.W.H. Nameti)
The Firland Saga (Norman S. Power)
"The Invisible Voice" (Kenneth L. Roberts)
"No Mystery at All" (Kenneth L. Roberts)

27th July 2021

Mycroft & Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse)
The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose (Irene Adler)

"The Case of the Missing Postmen" (Anonymous)
"The Fête and Fortune of Funnilla" (Anonymous)
"The Case of the Genus Vespa" (Jean Bryett)

"A Strange Suicide" (Cami)
"The Missing Leek" (Casey)
"The Case of the Tainted Sump" (Paul H. Davey, Jr)

"The Strange Story of a Box" (Constance C. Halkett)

"Sammy" (Lynn Karp)

Island of the Mad (Laurie R. King)

"The Baker Street Saboteur" (Miles Kington)

"The Adventure of the Disappearing Sovereign" (Terry Klasek)

"Holmes, Watson, and Me" (Carol Mason)
"The Great Trollope Mystery" (Angela Milne)
"The Postmaster General" (Angela Milne)
"A Study in Ha Ha" (Colin Mochrie)

"It is a riddle wrapped inside a mystery inside an enigma" (Frank Muir)

"The Case of the Spotted Tie" (Simon Rich)
The Devil and the Four (Sam Siciliano)
"Sherlock’s Christmas" (Julian Symons)

"The Adventure of the Speckled Hand" (Robert Walton)
"Giants in These Days" (T.S. Watt)

6th July 2021

"The Malgrath Mystery" (Anonymous)
"Zoonoses" (Anonymous)

Mickey Mouse Detective (Alan Benjamin)
The Mystery of the Jeweled Eggs (Lara Bergen)

"The Mystery of the Department of State Cardboard Invert Proofs" (Stanley M. Bierman)

"Christmas Fun" (Maxwell Bukofzer)
"Elementary, My Dear Watson" (John Butler)

The Osiris Curse (Paul Crilley)
"Sherlock Holmes at Hendon" (D.W.T.)

"The Case of Monsieur Dupres" (R.L. Deal)
"A Shadow at the Window" (Marion A. Dreyer)

"The Missing Cylinder" (Dick Goldstone)
Sherlock Holmes and the Abbey School Mystery (John Hall)
"Municipal Trading" (Innocens)
Bialosky and the Big Parade Mystery (Justine Korman)
Bialosky’s Big Mystery (Anne Kostick)

"Homicide on the 40c Tour" (Bob Landry)
Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea Devils (James Lovegrove)
The Devil’s Due (Bonnie MacBird)
"The Praying Mantis Principle!" (Don McGregor, Rich Buckler, Carlos Garzon & Klaus Janson)
"The Mystery of the Tortoise and the Hare" (Charles Mears)
"The Return of Herlock Sholmes: The Ghost of the Pantheon" (Niblick)
"Merseyside Mouse Goes a-Haunting" (Dilys Owen)
Raiders of the Lost Car Park (Robert Rankin)
"The Black Box" (Inagaki Taruho)

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By request: a listing of pastiche anthologies and their contents, with links to story summaries. Listed by editor / author:
A-B | C-E | F-G | H-K | L-R | S-Z

Non-Sherlockian Anthologies

Stories in Magazines, Newspapers & Yearbooks