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.


3rd February, 2015
"Prolegomena to Dr Watson's Ninth Marriage" (Jacques Barzun)
"Colonel Warburton’s Madness" (Rolfe Boswell)
"Nothing of Value" (Alan Bradley)
"Sunshine, Sunshine" (Benjamin S. Clark)
"The Adventure of the Highest Beast" (Frank J. Eustace)
"A Commission to the Sultan of Turkey" (Frank J. Eustace)
"A Christmas Episode" (Charles Fisher)
"The Shocking Affair of the Steamship Friesland" (Jack Grochot)
"Sound Alibi" (Peter Guttridge)
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz)
"The Three Monarchs" (Anthony Horowitz)
"The Murderer at the Falls" (Michael Mallory)

"The Disappearance of Daniel Question" (Barrie Roberts)
Count Dobermann of Pinscher (Brenda Sivers)
Basil of Baker Street (Eve Titus)

"Sherlock Holmes and the Invisible Car Park" (Alan Watkins)
"The Adventure of the Nine Hole League" (John J. White)

Indexes to:
Beyond Baker Street (Michael Harrison)
Sherlock Slept Here (Howard Lachtman)
A Compound of Excelsior (Susan Rice)
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Dr Freud (Michael Shepherd)

1st January, 2015
"The Adventure of the Pius Missal" (Ralph A. Ashton)
"The Adventure of the Soporific Cipher" (Forrest Athey)
"The Ripe Moment" (John Ball)
Mystery in London (Helen Brooke)

Knife Edge (Andrew Lane)
Becoming Holmes (Shane Peacock)
The Rose of Africa (Tim Pigott-Smith)
The Case of the Racehorse Ringer (Anthony Read)

The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline (Nancy Springer)

25th December, 2014
A page devoted to TV shows and movies in which Holmes makes a guest appearance or is impersonated

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: 25th December, 2014