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La Bruckman, Arbie (Algerian Murder Suspect, Carrie Brown Case)
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 38

La Mettrie, Julien Offray (French Physician, 1709-1751)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 69-70, 315

La Rochefoucauld, Francois, Duc de (French Epigrammatist, 1613-1680)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 187, 270; The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 152;
"The Adventure of the Extraordinary Lodger" (M.J. Elliott) 26

La Rue, Danny (British Entertainer, 1927- )
Detective Constable La Rue: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow), 17-18, 152
Mr. de la Rue (in charge of women): Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 72

La Salle, Robert de (French Explorer, 1643-1687)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 239

La Voisin (Catherine Deshayes) (French Fortune Teller & Poisoner, c.1640-1680)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 113

Labouchère, Henrietta Hodson (British Actress, 1841-1910)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 82, 119-121, 320, 324-326, 328, 330-331, 335-338, 340-342

Labouchère, Henry (British Liberal Politician & Journalist, 1831-1912)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 30, 101-102, 171; "The Well-Educated Young Man" (William P. Coleman) 119-120; The Dracula Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 119; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 435; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 164, 189;
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 175-176; Lestrade and theDead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 170, 184, 189; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 31;Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 146; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 213; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 86; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 119-120, 335
Labouchere Amendment: Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 129; Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (Barrie Roberts) 35
Labouchere Law: Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 155

Labourer (The Turn of the Screw - Henry James)
Two Carters: "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 98

Lacassagne, Alexandre (French Professor of Forensic Medicine, 1843-1924)
The Unpleasantness at Parkerton Manor (Barry S. Brown) 82; "The Blue Eyed Dog" (Frank Thomas) 55; Sherlock Holmes and the Treasure Train (Frank Thomas) 16

Lachaise, Père (French Priest, Confessor of Louis XIV)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 144
Père Lachaise Cemetery: Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 464; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 40; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 138-139, 143-157, 181; "The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 117; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 201

LaChance, Gordon (The Body - Stephen King / Stand By Me - Movie)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 141

Lacombe, Louis (The Seven of Hearts - Maurice Leblanc)
"Be Seeing You!" (Xavier Mauméjean) 125

Lactantius (North-African Christian Author, c240-c320)
"The Adventure of the Medium" (Tony Reynolds) 79

Ladd, Alan (American Actor)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 24, 87
Laddie Badd: "The Murder of Conan Doyle" (Ray Russell) 265

Lady, The (The Lady or the Tiger - Frank R. Stockton)
"Sherlock Holmes and 'The Woman' (Michael Harrison) 127

Lady in the Lake, The (Arthurian Legend)
The Star of India (Carole Buggé) 189; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 124

Lady Luck (Personification of Chance)
"The Case of the Gambling Nobleman" (Colin Bruce) 21, 38; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 139; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 161; Eye of the Crow (Shane Peacock) 212; "The House of Blood" (Tony Richards) 196; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 97; "The Case of the Maupertuis Scandal" (June Thomson) 227
Dame Luck: The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 277

Lady of Shalott (Arthurian Romance)
Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 149, 171; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 265; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 38

Lady Vain, The (The Island of Dr Moreau - H.G. Wells)
Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr Moreau (Guy Adams) 25-26, 132

Laertes (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr Moreau (Guy Adams) 64; "The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 174, 192, 200-201; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 142, 170-174; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 27, 65, 113, 155, 162, 235; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 172;"The Case of the Danish Prince" (Miles Kington) 138; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 43; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 301

LaFarge, John (American Artist, 1835-1910)
The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 125

Lafargue, Paul (French Labour Activist, Husband of Laura Marx, 1842-1911)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 104, 111

Lafayette, Marie Joseph (French Military Leader, 1757-1834)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 111
Lafayette Ball: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 33
Lafayette Opera House: "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 276
Lafayette Park: The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 194, 286; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 190-191, 352

Lafeu (All's Well That Ends Well - William Shakespeare)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 2

Lafitte, Jean (18th Century French Pirate)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 305

Lagarde, Paul Anton de (German Biblical Scholar, 1827-1891)
"The Case of the Two Coptic Patriarchs" (John A. Wilson) 77

Lagrange, Joseph Louis, Comte de (French Mathematician & Astronomer, 1736-1813)
"The Ultimate Crime" (Isaac Asimov) 352; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 15
LaGrange Points: "The Adventure of the Second Scarf" (Mark Aronson) 91

Laine, Cleo (British Singer, 1927- )
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 179

Laine, Frankie (American Singer, 1913-2007)
East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 97

Lairre, Marie (British Nun, Ghost said to haunt Borley Rectory)
Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 125, 127, 134-139, 142

Laius (King of Thebes, Father of Oedipus)
The Case of Emily V. (Keith Oatley) 37

Lake, Veronica (American Actress, 1922-1973)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 38

Laking, Sir Francis (British Royal Surgeon, 1847-1914)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 278

Lakmed (Lakme - Leo Delibes)
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 97

Lakshmi (Hindu Goddess)
Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Paul D. Gilbert) 116

Lakshmi Bai (Rani of Jhansi, 1828-1858)
"Dead Man's Manuscript" (I.A. Watson) 142, 144-145, 153, 161-162, 173-174
"The Case of the Murdering Saint" (Vithal Rajan) 53; "The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 226-227, 230

Lal Beg (Indian Deity, God of Sweepers & Scavengers)
The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 21

Laliman, Leo (French Winegrower)
"The Case of Young Vamberry, the Wine Merchant" (Ian Charnock) 70

Lalique, René (French Jeweller, 1860-1945)
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 60

Lallou, Monsignor William J. (American Cleric & Sherlockian, 1880-1973)
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 10, 19, 36

Laloo the Hindoo (Indian Sideshow Act, 1874-1905)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 217

Lamarck, Jean (French Botanist & Zoologist, 1744-1829)
"The Adventure of the Naturalist's Stock Pin" (Jon L. Breen) 195, 197

Lamarr, Hedy (Austrian-Czech Actress)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 74

Lamartine, Alphonse de (French Poet, 1790-1869)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 92

Lamb, Lady Caroline (British Novelist, 1785-1828)
"The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 164-165, 167

Lamb, Charles (British Writer, 1775-1834)
The Quallsford Inheritance (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 221; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 151

Lamb, Henry (British Police Constable, Ripper Case, 1851-?)
Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye) 88-96, 145, 279
A Study in Darkness (Emma Jane Holloway) 426
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 122-123, 149-150, 177-181, 210-211, 231-232, 238, 248-250, 253-257, 261-263, 271-273, 282, 290-294, 307, 315-316, 318, 336-337

Lamb, Jack (British Sailor, Steward on the Hope, Arthur Conan Doyle's Whaling Ship)
Evolution (John Peel) 37-38

Lambert, Joseph (British Bookseller, Witness in the Camden Town Murder Case)
"The Case of the Camden Town Murder" (Donald Thomas) 223, 226, 240

Lambton, John (Lambton Worm Legend)
"The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 66

Lambton, Lucinda (British Writer & Photographer, 1943- )
"The Lion of Draksville" (Julian Rathbone) 141

Lambton, William (British Surveyor, c.1753-1823)
"Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 132

Lambton Worm (English Folklore)
"The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 66

Lamour, Dorothy (American Actress, 1914-1996)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 161;
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 171

Lampros Family (Keepers of the Secret of Greek Fire)
"The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 342

Lancaster, James (British Optician)
J. Lancaster & Son: The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 266

Lancaster, Osbert (English Cartoonist, 1908-1986)
"The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield" (John Lennon) 225

Lancelot, Sir (Arthurian Legend)
Stanley Bagshaw and the Frantic Film Fiasco (Bob Wilson);
The Star of India (Carole Buggé) 119, 121; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 183; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 84; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 97; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 46;"Sherlock Holmes, Dragon-Slayer" (Darrell Schweitzer) 119; Sherlock Holmes and the Masquerade Murders (Frank Thomas) vi; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 230; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 67

Lanchester, Elsa (British-American Actress 1902-1986)
Elsa the Lanchester car: Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 56; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 94; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 630

Lanchester, Frederick (British Automobile & Aviation Pioneer, 1868-1946)
The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 13
Lanchester cars: Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J. Trow) 144; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 56;
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 93, 134; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 453-454, 457, 598, 630; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J. Trow) 71, 73, 77, 79-81, 83, 85, 89, 93, 162, 232-234, 245-246; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 37, 148

Lancia, Vincenzo (Founder of Lancia Cars, 1881-1937)
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 75
Lancia Car: Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 5-9, 274

Land, Ned (20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - Jules Verne)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 10, 109-111
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 90

Landless, Helena (The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 105-412
"Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery" (Edmund Pearson) 156, 159, 161-162
The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland) 17-172
"Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 218, 220-224
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 11, 59

Landless, Neville (The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 106-412
"Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery" (Edmund Pearson) 156-157, 159-162
The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland) 17-160
"Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 215, 218-222, 224-225
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 42, 124; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 58

Landless's Stepfather (The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 139

Landlord of the Invisible Man (The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells)
Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 3-10, 14, 18, 20, 22-23, 26, 29-30, 35, 51-52, 61-64, 69, 111, 115, 121, 126, 135-137, 140, 142

Landolt, Edmund (French Oculist, 1846-1926)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 44

Landor, Walter Savage (English Poet, 1775-1864)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 152

Landru (Star Trek - TV Series "The Return of the Archons" episode)
"Everything Comes In Circles" (Dana Martin Batory) 15

Landseer, Sir Edwin (British Artist, 1802-1873)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 252-253; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 175; Absolute Discretion (Grant Eustace) 12; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 7; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 66; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 52; "The Lion of Draksville" (Julian Rathbone) 151; The Problem of the Missing Miss (Roberta Rogow) 150; "The Haunted House" (Alan Stockwell) 217; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 293; Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (M.J.Trow) 55; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 28

Lane, Catherine (Ripper Case: Stride gave her a piece of velvet to look after)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 80
Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 267, 316

Lane, Dr (Isabella Bankes's Doctor)
"The Ghost in the Machine" (Donald Thomas) 24, 37

Lane, John (British Publisher, 1854-1925)
The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 134, 151

Lane, Lois (Superman comics)
The Ace Reporter: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 6-12, 15, 61, 67, 170, 172, 278, 350

Lane, Margo (The Shadow series - Maxwell Grant)
"God of the Naked Unicorn" (Richard Lupoff) 309

Lane, Mark (American Author)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 31

Lane Sisters, The (American Singers)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 188

Lang, Andrew (Scottish Scholar, 1844-1912)
"The Fairy Thieves" (Dana Martin Batory) 142; "Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 217, 219, 221, 223, 225

Lang, Fritz (Austrian-American Film Director, 1890-1976)
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 7; "Xenolith" (Dana Martin Batory) 45; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 24, 128; Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 228

Lang, Milton (American Sherlockian)
"Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 63-64

Langevin, Paul (French Scientist, Lover of Marie Curie, 1872-1946)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 154
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 77, 94, 96

Langham & Platt (English Solicitors)
The Quallsford Inheritance (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 253-254

Langstroth, Lorenzo Lorraine (American Apiarist, 1810-1895)
"The Case of Death and Honey" (Neil Gaiman) 182, 184; "The Enigma of the Warwickshire Vortex" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 461
Langstroth Box: The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 13, 73, 109
Langstroth Hive: The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 73; Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 18

Langstroth Spaces: "A Country Death" (Simon Kurt Unsworth) 130

Langtry, Edward (Husband of Lillie Langtry, 1847-1897)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 122-123, 333, 340, 348-352, 355
Good Night, Mr Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 77; "Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 111, 113-114, 124

Langtry, Jeanne Marie (Daughter of Lily Langtry, 1881-1964)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 72, 114, 176, 192-194, 246, 257-258, 305, 207-314, 332-333, 345, 351-352, 354-355
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 219

Langtry, Lillie (British Actress, 1853-1929)
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 17, 61-62, 64, 77, 83-85, 97, 99, 155, 175, 331
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 111-118, 121-129
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 17-27, 71-74, 81-85, 88, 92-93, 95-96, 100-101, 103, 106, 110-117, 119-133, 137-140, 143-144, 147, 149-160, 162, 164, 176, 178, 182-184, 186-187, 190. 192-194, 197-204, 207, 212, 215-216, 228, 234, 246-247, 250, 252, 255-261, 296, 301, 305, 307-309, 313-358
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 71, 135; "The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (
Philip J. Carraher) 83; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 45, 47; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 44; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 187-188, 192, 277; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 228; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 156, 191, 209-210, 232; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 147; "Flashman and the Tiger" (George MacDonald Fraser) 314, 317; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 40, 89, 198; The Game's Afoot Mrs. Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 77; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 259; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 142; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 219; "The Adventure of the Illustrious Patient" (Michael Mallory) 78; Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 21; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 257-258; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 76; The Problem of the Spiteful Spiritualist (Roberta Rogow) 237; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 17; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 168; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 145; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 60; Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (M.J.Trow) 19; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 546; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 89, 107-108; The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester) 70
Langtry Alberts: The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 251
Lilly Langtree: "The Man From Capetown" (Stuart M. Kaminsky) 12

Langtry, William (Father of Edward Langtry)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 349

Languish, Lydia (The Rivals - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 43, 72-73, 160-161

Lankester, Sir Edwin Ray (British Zoologist, 1847-1929)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 13, 21, 52, 66, 100-103, 112, 114, 157-158
Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 21, 41-42, 47, 51, 53, 83, 145, 181
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 145-146

Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 4th Marquess of (British Politician, 1816-1866)
"The Case of the Murdering Saint" (Vithal Rajan) 53

Lansdowne, Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of (British Statesman, Viceroy of India (1888-94) & Foreign Secretary (1900-1905), 1845-1927)
"The Adventure of the Illustrious Patient" (Michael Mallory) 78-83
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 167, 169-177, 181-184, 188, 192, 196-198, 202-203
Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 561-565, 606, 622
Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 221; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 238;
The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 86-87; "The Bite Worse Than Death" (Vithal Rajan) 92; "The Case of the Murdering Saint" (Vithal Rajan) 52-53; "Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 143, 161; "The Naga Baiga of Moogli Hills" (Vithal Rajan) 101; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 90
The Foreign Secretary: "The Adventure of the Greatest Gift" (Loren D. Estleman) 101
The Viceroy: "The Case of Anton Furer" (Ted Riccardi) 183, 186; "An Envoy to Lhasa" (Ted Riccardi) 125-126, 128, 131-133, 149
The Viceroy's Palace: "The Death of Mycroft Holmes" (Ted Riccardi) 66
The Viceroy's Staff: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 139

Lansdowne, Maud Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of (Wife of the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, 1850-1932)
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 165-167, 169, 174, 181, 184-186, 192-193, 197, 201

Lansing, Robert (American Politician, 1864-1928)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 309, 319

Lantier, Jacques (La Bête Humaine - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 41-42, 46, 50, 56-58, 91

Lanyon, Hastie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes (Loren D. Estleman) 40-41, 136-146, 160, 168, 170, 179, 216, 228, 233, 237-241
"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Holmes" (Steven Philip Jones & Seppo Makinen) 19, 26
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 209
"Mr. Homes Solves A Question of Authorship" (John Kendrick Bangs) 215; Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 57; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 120

Lanyon's Butler (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson)
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Holmes (Loren D. Estleman) 139-140, 144-146

Lanz, Adolf (Austrian Mystic, 1874-1954)
Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 69-70, 113, 117-119, 123, 126, 141, 158-159, 161, 164-172

Lanza, Mario (Italian-American Singer)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 3

Lao Tzu (Chinese Philosopher, 570-490BC)
The Case of the Invisible Thief (Thomas Brace Haughey) 98-99; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 123; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 221; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 79; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 133

Laocoön (Priest of Apollo in Greek Mythology)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 164-165; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 210

Laocoön's Sons (Greek Mythology)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 210

Lardner, Ring (American Writer, 1885-1933)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 64, 220-221
"A Lesson in Handwriting Analysis" (Ring W. Lardner) 204

Larkin, Fay (Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey)
"A Volume in Vermilion" (Kim Newman) 76-78, 82-85, 87-98

Larkin, Philip (British Poet, 1922-1985)
A Three-Pipe Problem (Julian Symons) 124

Larrabee, James (Sherlock Holmes - William Gillette)
"The Adventure of the Agitated Actress" (Daniel Stashower) 93-95, 98, 100

Larrabee, Madge (Sherlock Holmes - William Gillette)
"The Adventure of the Agitated Actress" (Daniel Stashower) 96, 98

Lars Porsena (King of Clusium)
Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 578

Larsen, Arronaxe (Tarzan Alive - Philip José Farmer)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 25, 27, 69, 72, 142

Larsen, Viggo (Danish Actor, 1880-1957)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 244

Larsen, Wolf (The Sea Wolf - Jack London)
"The Adventure of the Fallen Stone" (Win Scott Eckert) 77-80, 82, 84, 87-91

LaRue, Alfred 'Lash' (American Cowboy Actor, 1917-1996)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 149

Lasalle, Antoine Charles Louis de (French Cavalry Officer, 1775-1809)
No Place Like Holmes (Jason Lethcoe) 102

LaSalle, Robert de (French Explorer, 1643-1687)
LaSalle Automobile: "Red Sunset" (Bob Madison) 261

Lascaris, Beatrice (Wife of Filippo Maria Visconti, 1378-1412)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 50

Lascelles, Lawrence (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 28

Lascelles, Lord: see Cornwallis West, William

Laski, Harold J. (British Political Scientist, 1893-1950)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 7-12

Lasky, Jesse (American Film Director, 1880-1958)
Lasky Company: Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 48
Merv Letoffsky: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 222

Lassalle, Ferdinand (German Socialist, 1825-1864)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 44

Lassiter, Jim (Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey)
"A Volume in Vermilion" (Kim Newman) 75-80, 82-97
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 171; "The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 399

Lassus, Orlandus (Flemish Composer, 1532-1594)
"The Affair of the Politician, The Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant" (Howard Collins) 200; The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 2; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 161; The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 42; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 23; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 116; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 56; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 114-117, 131; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 6; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 23; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 26-27, 201-202; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 19; "A Case of Criminal Madness" (Ted Riccardi) 37; "The Case of the French Savant" (Ted Riccardi) 118; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 146; "The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 280, 286, 288; "The Execution of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 24; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 99; "Jerusalem Keep" (Mark Valentine & John Howard) 366; The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester) 5
Via Orlando di Lasso: "The Case of the Two Bohèmes" (Ted Riccardi) 181

Latimer, Andrew J. (Chief Steward Aboard the Titanic)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 86

Latimer, Charles (A Coffin for Diitrios - Eric Ambler)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W. Dillard) 91

Lauder, Sir Harry (Scottish Entertainer, 1870-1950)
Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (M.J.Trow) 89-90, 95, 116-121, 123

Laughton, Charles (British-American Actor, 1899-1962)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 127; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 70; The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death (Daniel Pinkwater) 370

Laurel, Stan (British-American Actor, 1890-1965)
"The Little Problem of the Grosvenor Square Furniture Van" (Patrick LoBrutto) (Written as if by Laurel)

Laurel & Hardy (British /American Comedy Duo)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 196;
The Case of the Missing Masterpiece (Terrance Dicks) 7; My Hero (Tom Holt) 219; "Elementary, My Lovely" (Sarah Montague Joffe) 11; The Spy who Fell off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 154; The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death (Daniel Pinkwater) 340-342; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 81-82; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 171
NOTE: "The Little Problem of the Grosvenor Square Furniture Van" (Patrick LoBrutto) is based on Laurel & Hardy's piano-movers routine.

Laurence, Friar (Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare)
"The Flowers of Utah" (Robert Pohle) 96

Laurier, Sir Wilfrid (Canadian Prime-Minister (1896-1911), 1841-1919)
"A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 88; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 74

Lauth, Captain Jules (French Intelligence Agent)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 256-257, 298-299, 305-314, 316, 328, 335, 398

Lautréamont, Comte de: see Ducasse, Isidore

Laveau, Marie, I (American Voodoo Priestess, 1794(?)-1881(?))
Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 26-28, 33, 77, 81-85, 130-131, 137, 140, 143, 146-149, 157, 159, 162, 164-176, 180-184, 186, 188, 191
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 87, 129-130, 132, 196-198
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 52, 58, 104, 141, 263

Laveau, Marie, II (American Voodoo Priestess, 1827-1897)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 86-91, 95-98, 101, 104-105, 110, 112-114, 116, 118-121, 128-135, 141-142, 170-173, 177, 179, 181, 184-185, 187, 192-193, 195-200, 205-207, 210, 214-216, 218-220, 227-233, 236-242, 247-248, 250-251, 261, 264, 289, 296, 300-301, 307, 309-315, 323, 325

Lavelle (War of the Worlds - H.G.Wells)
Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds (Manly W. Wellman & Wade Wellman) 43
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 33

Lavenza, Elizabeth (Frankenstein - Mary Shelley)
Sherlock Holmes The Adventure of the Frankenstein Monster (Don W. Baranowski) 14, 22, 24, 27-30, 33-34, 38, 41-42, 46-49, 51-58, 61, 76, 113-115, 119-120, 123-126, 129-130, 136-138, 140-146, 148, 157, 162

Laver, Rod (Australian Tennis Player, 1938- )
My Hero (Tom Holt) 6

Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent (French Chemist, 1743-1794)
"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (Ian Charnock)
94; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 44; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 266; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 150

Law, Jude (English Actor, 1972- )
"As to ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’" (Tony Broadbent) 32, 37

Lawende, Joseph (Ripper Case, Saw Eddowes with a man like a sailor)
Joseph Lavende: Murder by Decree (Robert Weverka) 26, 47-48
The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 179-180; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 192

Lawes, Henry (English Composer, 1595-1662)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 104

Lawrence, D.H. (British Author, 1885-1930)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 97; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 153; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 217; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 116

Lawrence, Edward (English Brewer)
"The Case of the Sporting Major" (Donald Thomas) 134

Lawrence, Mr Justice (British Judge, Rose Harsent Murder Case)
"The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 181

Lawrence, Marc (American Actor, 1909-2005)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 6, 9-10

Lawrence, Penelope, Millicent & Dorothy (Founders of Roedean School)
Miss Violet Lawrence: Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 451-452, 454, 473-480, 515
Miss Petronella Lawrence: Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 476-478, 480
Miss Agatha Lawrence: Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 476-478, 480

Lawrence, St (Roman Martyr, c.225-258)
Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 246; "Sherlock Holmes and the Tick Tock Man" (Roy Templeman) 123
Ayot St Lawrence: Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 52
Bradstone St Lawrence: "The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 10, 16, 20, 22, 59
Church of St Lawrence
:
"Nightmare in Wax" (Simon Clark) 429
St Laurent: Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 121, 125
St Lawrence River: "A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 86; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 220; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 297; "The Reluctant Assassin" (Peter Tremayne) 216-217
St Lawrence Seaway: Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 86

Lawrence, Sarah: see Sarah Junner

Lawrence, T.E. (British Soldier, "Lawrence of Arabia", 1888-1935)
Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock)
26-43
"The Petrifying Well" (Martin Gately) 56-68
O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 28-366
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 48, 50
The Case of the Reluctant Agent (Tracy Cooper-Posey) 16; The Art of Detection (Laurie R. King) 216; The Game (Laurie R. King) 83; Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 44-45, 249, 260; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 4; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 22, 25; The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 106; The Baker Street Letters (Michael Robertson) 189; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 280; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 102; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 44, 64, 84; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 117-119, 125, 157

Lawrence, Sir Thomas (British Artist, 1769-1830)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 248; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 20

Lawrence, William (British Bank Clerk)
"The Case of the Naked Bicyclists" (Donald Thomas) 129

Lawrie, Dr Edward (Scottish Doctor)
"The Bite Worse Than Death" (Vithal Rajan) 61-62, 66, 68

Lawson, Geoff (Australian Cricketer, 1957- )
'Legbreaker' Lawson: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 73

Lay, Charles (English Doctor)
"The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 171-173, 178, 204

Laye, Evelyn (British Actress, 1899-1996)
"You’d Better Go In Disguise" (Alan Bradley) 16

Lazare, Bernard (French Writer, 1865-1903)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 332-333

Lazarus (Bible - John)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 232; "The Remarkable Disappearance of James Phillimore" (Paul D. Gilbert) 64; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 93; "Adventure of the Opera Ghost" (Steven Philip Jones & Aldin Baroza) 24, 33; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 62; The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 321; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 78, 162, 171; Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 25
Lazarus-like: "As to ‘An Exact Knowledge of London’" (Tony Broadbent) 42

Lazarus, Emma (American Poet, 1849-1887)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 332

Lazenby, George (Australian Actor, 1939- )
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 203-204

Lazovert, Stanislaus (Russian Army Doctor, Involved in Rasputin Assassination)
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 264, 274-276

Le Bon, Alphonse (The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe)
"The Comfort of the Seine" (Stephen Volk) 17

Le Bon, Gustave (French Sociologist)
Durkheim Is Dead! (Arthur Asa Berger) 82

Le Breton, Emilie Davis Martin (Mother of Lillie Langtry)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 140, 350

Le Breton, Reggie (Brother of Lillie Langtry, ?-1877)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 139-140, 319, 322, 340

Le Breton, William (Brother of Lillie Langtry)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 122

Le Breton, William Corbet (Father of Lillie Langtry, 1815-1888)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 121, 157, 339-340
Good Night, Mr Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 61; "Sherlock Holmes and 'The Woman' (Michael Harrison) 112;

Le Carré, John (British Author, 1931- )
My Hero (Tom Holt) 200

Le Cat, Claude-Nicolas (French Surgeon, 1700-1768)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 126, 202

Le Corbusier (Swiss-French Architect, 1887-1965)
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 14

Le Duc, Paul (Playing With Fire - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 22

Le Fanu, Sheridan (Irish Author, 1814-1873)
The Baker Street Phantom (Fabrice Bourland) 170; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 256; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 98; "The Case of the Suicidal Lawyer" (Martin Edwards) 387; "The Sunleys of Canterbury" (Miles Elward) 27; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 21, 33, 90; Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Stephen Seitz) 65; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 12, 168; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 135

Le Gall, Louis (French Secretary to Félix Faure)
"The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 133-140

Le Maire, Jakob (Dutch Explorer)
"The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 53

Le Neve, Ethel (Crippen's Lover & Accomplice, 1883-1967)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 219-221
"The Two Failures of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 3-8
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow)
9-10, 42-43, 73-75, 80-81, 86-88, 116
"The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 209; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 344-345; "The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 249; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 275; "Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 24

Le Petomaine (Joseph Pujol) (French Entertainer, 1857-1945)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 219-221, 243, 245
M. Le Petomaine's Academy for Young Ladies: Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 210; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 103; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 160; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 26, 30, 34, 233; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 110

Le Pileur, A. (French Physiologist)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 52

Le Prince, Louis (French Cinema Pioneer, 1842-1890)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 129-130, 242
"The Enigma of the Warwickshire Vortex" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 465-466

Le Queux, William (Britsh Writer & Journalist, 1864-1927)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 173-176
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 7; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 16; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 233; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 4, 17

Le Roy, Mary Ann "Talma" (American Magician, 1868-1944)
"The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (Philip J. Carraher) 36

Le Roy, Servais (American Magician, 1865-1953)
"The Adventure of the Magic Alibi" (Philip J. Carraher) 36, 108
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 80

Le Sage, Alain Rene (French Novelist, 1668-1747)
The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons (James Francis Thierry) 97

Le Sorcier, Charles (The Alchemist - H.P. Lovecraft)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 239, 243-245, 247-250, 252

Leach, Sir Edward Pemberton (British Military Commander, 1847-1913)
Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 13; Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 164, 185-186

Leacock, Agnes Butler (Mother of Stephen Leacock)
"A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 89

Leacock, Beatrix Hamilton (Wife of Stephen Leacock, ?-1925)
"A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 89-90

Leacock, Peter (Father of Stephen Leacock)
"A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 89

Leacock, Stephen (British-Canadian Humorist, 1869-1944)
"A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 87-95

Leacock, Stephen Lushington (Son of Stephen Leacock, 1915-?)
"A Scandal in Montreal" (Edward D. Hoch) 89

Leadbeater, Reverend C.W.
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 104-107, 134-136

Leakey, Louis (British Paleoanthropologist, 1903-1972)
Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 17; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 139
Leakey family: The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 16

Leal, Mercedes (Mother of Jô Soares)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 56-59

Lear, Edward (British Humourist, 1812-1888)
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 83; Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 121; Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 34; The Dragon Turn (Shane Peacock) 148; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 21, 54; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 13-14

Lear, King (King Lear - William Shakespeare)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 59
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 32, 36, 184; The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 64; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 64, 97-98; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 280; Moriarty (John Gardner) 55, 149; ; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 106; "The Accidental Murderess" (H. Paul Jeffers) 53; The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 120; "The Case of the Danish Prince" (Miles Kington) 133; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 61; "The Adventure of the Pallid Mask" (Daniel McGachey) 234, 238; Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 48; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 14; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 288; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 38; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 322; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 280; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 280; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 90
See also: King Lear (play)

Lear's Fool (King Lear - William Shakespeare)
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 36

Lear, William Powell (American Inventor, 1902-1978)
Lear Jet: Murder Most Irregular (H. Paul Jeffers) 31

Learned Judge, The (Trial By Jury - Gilbert & Sullivan)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 24-25

Leary, Timothy (American Psychologist, 1920-1996)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 152

Leather, Ella Mary (British Folklorist)
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 97, 222-223, 269, 324, 331, 333, 472, 498

Leather Apron (Ripper suspect): see Pizer, John

Leavitt, R.K. (American Sherlockian)
"Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 60

Lebedoueff (Russian Chief of Police, Challenged Houdini)
Lebedin: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 8-10, 13-16, 314

Lebel, Colonel Nicholas (French Soldier)
Lebel Rifle: Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 209; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 137, 202; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 89; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 134

Leblanc, Maurice (French Author, 1864-1941)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 20, 25-59

Leblois, Louis (French Attorney)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 405

Lebrun, Robert (The Awakening - Kate Chopin)
The Case of Emily V. (Keith Oatley) 366

Leckie, Jean (Second Wife of Arthur Conan Doyle)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 8, 10-13, 18, 23, 30, 35-41, 47-57, 143, 145-146, 149, 152, 154-155
The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland) 9-14, 19-31, 34-36, 39-40, 45, 50, 73, 75, 77, 80-81, 90, 94-95, 108-123, 125-126, 129-135, 139-142, 156, 168-169, 172-173, 177-179
"The Adventure of the Noble Husband" (Peter Cannon) 42-46, 48-50, 52
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 17-21, 23, 46-48, 55, 57-58, 61, 71-72, 75, 82, 84, 95, 98-99, 101, 106, 120, 127-132, 138, 144, 147-148, 154-155, 170, 176, 197, 200-201, 214, 220, 222, 229, 231, 239, 273, 291, 294
The Case of the Second Séance (Sam McCarver) 204, 210
"The Adventure of the Field Theorems" (Vonda N. McIntyre) 50, 52, 57, 60-61, 67
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 16-18, 52, 95, 99, 124, 137, 146, 227, 261
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 75-78, 80-88, 90-96, 98-100, 116, 119-120, 122-124, 126-127, 134-136, 146-147, 14-150, 156-157, 159-163, 166, 173-174, 176-177, 181-184, 186, 189-190, 192-195, 202-216, 219, 231, 252-256, 258-260, 274, 276-280, 284, 286-291, 293-295, 297, 300-301, 303, 305, 308-309, 312, 316-318
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 7, 9-10, 13-14, 31-32, 49, 52, 72, 90, 211, 248
The Art of Detection (Laurie R. King) 86; The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 15, 31, 100, 160, 193, 257, 279, 304; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 21, 77, 133, 142-143; The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 107-108, 260; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 121
; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 143

Leckie, Malcolm (Brother of Jean Leckie)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 17; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 75, 81, 84; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 10

Leclanché, Georges (French Physicist)
Leclanché Battery: "The Puzzle of the Vanishing Laboratory" (Peter Calamai) 7, 11, 21; "The Siren of Sennen Cove" (Peter Tremayne) 73
Leclanché Cell
: "The Puzzle of the Vanishing Laboratory" (Peter Calamai) 13; "The Mystery of the Wires" (L.F.E. Coombs) 204; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 88; "The Siren of Sennen Cove" (Peter Tremayne) 69

Lecoq (Lecoq Series - Emile Gaboriau)
"Mr. Homes Solves A Question of Authorship" (John Kendrick Bangs) 216
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 21, 23-25, 37, 46, 123-124, 130, 136-137
"The Adventure of the Clothes-line" (Carolyn Wells) 59-61
"The Adventure of the Mona Lisa" (Carolyn Wells) 22, 24-25
"Sure Way To Catch Every Criminal. Ha! Ha!" (Carolyn Wells) 106-107
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 33; "The Adventure of the Missing Three Quarters" (Jon L. Breen) 310; Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown)
145; "The Last of Mr. Sherlock Holmes" (August W. Derleth) 4; "The Case of the Suicidal Lawyer" (Martin Edwards) 397; "Moriarty’s Return" (T. Arnold Johnston) 77; Arsène Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes (Maurice Leblanc) 50, 83; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 150; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 133; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 113

Lecouvreur, Adrienne (French Actor, 1692-1730)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 49-50

Lecter, Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter series - Thomas Harris)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 200; The Art of Detection (Laurie R. King) 266; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 185-192
NOTE: The chapter in A Samba for Sherlock in which Holmes confronts Dr. Aderbal Câmara at the Dom Pedro II Asylum is a parody of Silence of the Lambs.

Led Zeppelin (British Rock Group)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 104

Leda (Greek Mythology)
"The Hungarian Diamond" (R.C.Lehmann) 150; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 118

Leduc, Pierre (French-American Barber)
Sherlock Holmes and the Fall River Tragedy (Owen Haskell) 33-37, 39-40

Lee, Ann (British Mystic, Founder of the Shakers, 1736-1784)
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 290

Lee, Christopher (British Actor, 1922- )
The Cinema Swindle (Terrance Dicks) 110

Lee, Gypsy Rose (American Striptease Artiste, 1914-1970)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 192; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 93

Lee, James Paris (Scottish Gunsmith, 1831-1904)
Lee-Enfield: "Sherlock Holmes and the Great Game" (Kevin Cockle) 143; "The Adventure of the Mocking Huntsman" (M.J. Elliott) 25; The Private Life of Dr Watson (Michael Hardwick) 273; "Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 144, 150, 157; "The Adventure of the Missing Rubies" (Tony Reynolds) 177; "The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 219, 265; "The Case of the Missing Rifleman" (Donald Thomas) 268; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 5, 114; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 123, 130; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J. Trow) 129; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 81; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J. Trow) 114; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 295
Lee-Metford Rifle: The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 30; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 137, 202; "Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 157; Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Problem (Nick S. Thomas) 48, 62, 100; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J. Trow) 479
Martini-Lee Rifle: "Tiger! Tiger!" (Elizabeth Bear) 29

Lee, John "Babbacombe" (English Murderer, "The Man They Could Not Hang", 1864-1941(?))
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 319

Lee, Nelson (Nelson Lee series - Maxwell Scott)
"The Strange Case of the Three Revolvers" (Anthony Grey) 66-67
"The Shades of Pemberley" (Win Scott Eckert) 10; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 112

Lee, Peggy (American Singer, 1920-2002)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 28

Lee, Robert E. (American Confederate General, 1807-1870)
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr)
115; Deadly Season (Tim Champlin) 230; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 153; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 2; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 85, 121; Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 29, 78, 261, 270; "The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 51; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 168, 229-231; Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 220; Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 59; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 38
The Robert E. Lee (spaceship):
"The Interrupted Game" (Dana Martin Batory) 124-126, 128

Lee, Stan (American Editor & Writer, 1922- )
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 118

Lee, W.H.F. 'Rooney' (American Confederate General & Congressman, 1837-1891)
"The Circle of Blood" (Steve Leadley) 51

Lee French, Edward (British Colonial Police Official, 1860-1932)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 298, 301

Lees, Grace (Wife of Robert Lees)
Murder by Decree (Robert Weverka) 61-66, 73-76, 78-80, 103
Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 249

Lees, Robert (Psychic Involved In Ripper Case)
"My Three Ripping Years at the Yard" (Douglas Moreton) 25
Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 247-252, 282
Murder by Decree (Robert Weverka) 53-54, 56-66, 70-71, 73-80, 102-103, 105, 116, 139, 151
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 100; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 108, 332; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 139;
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 178

Leeson (British Police Sergeant, Wounded at the Sidney Street Siege)
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 130, 202

LeFevre, George L. (American Physician, 1865-1944)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 114-115

Lefroy, Percy: see Percy Lefroy Mapleton

Lefty Louie (American Hoodlum, aka Louie Rosenberg)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 66

Léger, Fernand (French Artist, 1881-1955)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 35

Legion (Biblical Demons)
The Case of the Invisible Thief (Thomas Brace Haughey) 156, 158-159
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 2; Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David) 109

Lehmann, Lilli (German Soprano, 1848-1929)
"The Anomaly of the Empty Man" (Anthony Boucher) 34

Lehmann, Lotte (German-American Soprano, 1888-1976)
"The Anomaly of the Empty Man" (Anthony Boucher) 34

Lehmann, R.C. "Cunnin Toil" (British Humourist)
Brigade (M.J.Trow) 238

Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm (German Philosopher, 1646-1716)
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 14; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 40;
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 56; Death Cloud (Andrew Lane) 55; "Dynamics of a Hanging" (Tony Pi) 335, 339; The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 76

Leicester, Robert Dudley, First Earl of (British Politician, Favourite of Elizabeth I, 1532-1588)
Sherlock Holmes' Last Case (Robert D'Artagnan) 150-151, 178, 284-285, 290; Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Raleigh Legacy (L.B.Greenwood) 102

Leichner, Ludwig (German Opera Singer, 1836-1912)
Leichner make-up: Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 211, 226

Leigh, Lord (British Landowner)
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 89, 94-96

Leigh, Vivien (British Actress, 1913-1967)
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 19; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 76; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 140

Leighton, Arthur (English Solicitor)
"The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 188, 198

Leighton, Sir Frederick (British Artist, 1830-1896)
The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 75; The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester) 69-70

Leinster, Augustus Frederick Fitzgerald, Duke of (Irish Peer, 1791-1874)
"The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 29

Leipoldt, Johannes (German Religious Scholar, 1880-1965)
"The Case of the Two Coptic Patriarchs" (John A. Wilson) 77

Leiter, Levi (American Wholesaler)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick)
33

Leland, Jedediah (Citizen Kane - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 55

Lely, Peter (Dutch Artist, 1618-1680)
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 183

Lemercier-Picard (French Forger, The Dreyfus Affair)
"The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 112, 144

Lemon, Mark (British Editor, 1809-1870)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 32

Lemon Drop Kid, The (The Lemon Drop Kid - Damon Runyon)
"The Sinister Cheesecake" (Craig Shaw Gardner) 444

Lemora (Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 102-104