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.


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.


23rd July, 2015
Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (Val Andrews)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey)
Pulptime (P.H. Cannon)
Deadly Season (Tim Champlin)
The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant)
Fire in the Blood (P.N. Elrod)

They Might Be Giants (James Goldman)
Sherlock Holmes and the Frightened Golfer (J.M. Gregson)
The Notched Hairpin (H.F. Heard)
"Sherlock Holmes in Space" (E.V. Knox)
Trouble in Bugland (William Kotzwinkle)
"The Whitechapel Murders" (Eric Morecambe & Ernie Wise)
The Case of the Burning Building (Stella Paskins)
The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror (Daniel Pinkwater)
"An Encounter in Central Park" (Basil Rathbone)
The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson)
The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland)
The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood)
Shirlick Holmes and the Case of the Wandering Wardrobe (Jane Yolen)
A Night in the Lonesome October (Roger Zelazny)

2nd July, 2015
The Devil’s Promise (David Stuart Davies)
The Cinema Swindle (Terrance Dicks)
The Case of the Frozen Scream (Thomas Brace Haughey)
The Case of the Alien Abductions (Sue Mongredien)
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Jake & Luke Thoene)

30th June, 2015
Happy Endings
(Paul Cornell)
The Albino’s Treasure
(Stuart Douglas)
The Scottish Ploy
(Quinn Fawcett)
The Game’s Afoot, Mrs Hudson
(Sydney Hosier)
The Spirit Box
(George Mann)
The Case of the Baffled Policeman
(Allen Sharp)
Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test
(Stanley Shaw)

A Three-Pipe Problem (Julian Symons)
The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson)

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

Last Update: 23rd July, 2015