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.


16th September, 2015
Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Simon Clark)

Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons)

26th August, 2015
Sherlock Holmes and the Sandringham House Mystery
(Val Andrews)
A Study in Ashes
(Emma Jane Holloway)
Sherlock Holmes: A Duel with the Devil (Roger Jaynes)
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Sherlock Holmes: The Tandridge Hall Murder and Other Stories (Eddie Maguire)
"Rupert and the Pharaoh's Treasure" (Ian Robinson)
Basil and the Lost Colony (Eve Titus)
The Mystery of the Missing Peanuts (Walt Disney Productions)

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)

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: 26th August, 2015