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.


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

19th December, 2014
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead)
A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway)
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas)

7th December, 2014
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper (Anonymous)
The Affair of the Lost Compression and Other Stories (Ferret Fantasy)
Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead)

The Mystery Surrounding Watson's Lost Dispatch Box (Gary Lovisi)
The Execution of Newcome Bowles (Allan D. Mickle)
Sherlock Holmes and the King’s Governess (Barrie Roberts)

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

Last Update: 25th December, 2014