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.

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

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TV & Movie Guest Appearances


....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.


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.


5th April 2021

"The Rajah’s Ruby" (A.B.)
"A Missing Monsoon" (Anonymous)

"Pen Portraits of Prominent Persons: The Supervising Architect" (Anonymous)

"The Adventure of the Uneasy Encounter" (Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller)

"The Strange Case of IBM" (Weaver C. Barksdale)
"The Modern Hawkshaw"
(Frank Bill) "Logos: My Tale Is Read" (Rob Chilson)
"Sherlock Holmes Investigates" (Peter Cook & Dudley Moore)

Sherlock Holmes and the Three Poisoned Pawns (Emanuel E. Garcia, Roger Jaynes & Eddie Maguire)

"The Defective Detective or The Trail of the Phantom Clue" (J.E. Gentle)

"The Case of the Missing Ace" (Richard Gidez)
"The Moriarty Engine" (Ray Girvan)
"Burlap Grones, Detective" (J.B.T.)

The Case of the Spellbound Child
(Mercedes Lackey)
"A Study in Harlots" (Fran Lebowitz)
"The Maltese Cockroach" (Bill Mantlo, Gene Colan & Dave Simons)

Brown Bear Figures It Out! (Holly Melton)

"Are You There?" (Neal R. O’Hara)

"The Strange Case of the Queen’s Pupils" (Charles O’Hegarty, Michel Choquette & Frank Springer)

"The Mystery of the Left Handed Wrench, or Button, Button, Who Swiped the Gas Key?" (Ralford B. Purman)
"A Fiasco of Inference" (Stanley Quinn)

"The 7% Solution" (John Rhea)
The Deductive Detective (Brian Rock)
"The Strange Case of Lady Nicotine and John Barleycorn" (Louis H. Schwartz)

"The Adventure of the Fifty Percent Solution" (Gahan Wilson)

2nd April, 2021

"The Rummy Affair of Young Charlie" (P.H. Cannon)
"Patients, Just Patients" (H.S. Coldiron)
"The Curious Case of the Distressed Gentlefolk" (Alan Coren)

"The Camberwell Poisoner" (Ruth Douglass)
"The Rollo Boys with Sherlock in Mayfair" (Corey Ford)
The Adventure of the Innsmouth Mutations (Lois H. Gresh)

"The Case of the Ninety-Two Candles" (Ted Malone)
Thrice Burned (Angela Misri)

"The Beast of Bubble City" (William F. Nolan)

"Sungrab" (William F. Nolan)

"Sherlock Holmes in Society" (The Parodist)

"The Last Detective Story in the World" (Maurice Richardson)
The Deeds of Doyly McPurr (Lawrance Smith)

"The Enigma of the Serbian Scientist" (S. Andrew Swann)

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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