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 espeare'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.


6th November, 2018

"Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra" (Matthew Dennion)
"The Boy and the Book" (Daniel Nathan)
"The Adventure of la Soupe Chinoise" (MacLean O’Spelin)
"Peters, Detective" (Eden Phillpotts)
"Sherlock Holmes Speaks His Mind at Last" (L. Rastrigin)
"His First Bow" (J.W. Wells)

4th November, 2018

"God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" (Nathan M. Adams)
“International Investigators, Inc.” (E.G. Ashton)
"Sherlock Holmes and Charles Babbage" (Ian Malcolm Earlson)
"Confidence Game" (Jim Harmon)
"The Sherlock Holmes Theory" (Jack Kofoed)
The Devil's Dust (James Lovegrove)
"The Case of the Doctor Who Had No Business" (Richard A. Lupoff)
"A Case of Identities" (Margaret Norris)
"His First Bow" (Craig Strete)
"The Affair of the Spindled Manager" (Richard W. White)

17th September, 2018

"The End of Sherlock Holmes" (A. Boukhov)
Jack the Ripper: Case Closed (Gyles Brandreth)
Arrowood (Mick Finlay)

The Red Tower (Mark A. Latham)
Associates of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Sherlock Holmes The Missing Years: Timbuktu (Vasudev Murthy)
A Study in Scarlet Women (Sherry Thomas)

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: 6th November, 2018