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Oakey, John (English Inventor, 1813-1887)
Oakey's Knife Polish
: Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 193

Oakley, Annie (American Sharpshooter 1860-1926)
"The Case of the Vanished Killer" (Derrick Belanger) 253
"The Adventure of the Copper Breechloads" (Zakariah Johnson) 40-47, 50-52
The Case of the Vanishing Corpse (Robert Newman)
102
Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (Barrie Roberts) 131, 139
Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 7-8, 12, 22-26, 28-38, 51-60, 63-79, 83-88, 90-103, 105-137, 142-148
"The Adventure of the White City" (Bill Crider) 182, 184; "A Baker Street Irregular" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 257; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 284, 297, 366, 429, 469; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas)
192, 194; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 123; The Guilty Abroad (Peter J. Heck) 283; On the Wrong Track (Steve Hockensmith) 9; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 102-103; "The Adventure of the Diamond Stickpin" (Michael Mallory) 175; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 86; "The Seven Walnuts" (Daniel Stashower) 235; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 84
The Annie Oakley of Ballybrophy: Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 179, 182
The Annie Oakley of Shoreditch: Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J. Trow) 177, 182
Annie Oakleys: Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 52
A Hannie Hoakly: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 39
Little Miss Sure Shot: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 37; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 39
Thorn shooting Annie Oakley pod plants: "The Captive Bride" (Dana Martin Batory) 67

Oannes (Sea Creature in Babylonian Mythology)
"Art in the Blood" (Brian Stableford) 120

Oates, Captain Lawrence (British Polar Explorer, 1880-1912)
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 44-47, 101
"The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 26

Obadiah (Biblical Prophet - Kings)
O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 217; "The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 324

Obama, Barack (American President (2009- ), 1961- )
Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 9; "Juggling with Sherlock’s Friend" (Mark Levy) 67

Obaysch (Hippo at London Zoo, c.1849-1878)
"Everything Flows and Nothing Stays" (John Soanes) 31

Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 88-90, 97, 109, 132-133, 292-293, 299
Auberon: From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 2-3, 74-76, 219, 224-225, 241-242, 257, 261
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 457; A Study in Silks (Emma Jane Holloway) 356; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 72, 320-321; Dead Man's Confession (Cass Lewis) 32; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 293; "The Case of the Maestro's Ghost" (John Whitman) 89
King of the Fairies: Most Baffling, Mrs Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 10

Oberon, Merle (Welsh-Indian-American Actress, 1911-1979)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 93-94

O'Brien, Cornelius (Irish Politician, 1782-1857)
O'Brien's Tower: The Monster of St. Marylebone (Wayne Worcester) 238, 240, 251

O'Brian, Dan (Kate Shugak series - Dana Stabenow)
"The Eyak Interpreter" (Dana Stabenow) 305, 311

O'Brien, Edmond (American Actor, 1915-1985)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 71

O'Brien, Pat (American Actor, 1899-1983)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 26

O'Brien, Sir Tim (British Cricketer, 1861-1948)
Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 125

O'Brien, Willis (American Film Director, 1886-1962)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 207

O'Casey, Sean (Irish Playwright, 1880-1964)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 181

Occam / Ockham, William of (British Philosopher, 1285-1349)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 192-193; "The Case of the Lost Worlds" (Colin Bruce) 229; "The Problem of the Three Edwardian Pennies" (Peter Cannon) 63; The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 41; "The Adventure of the Fateful Malady" (Craig Janacek) 406; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 105; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 96; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 79, 103; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 43; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 71, 133, 234; "The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 258
Occam's Kaleidoscope: "The Adventure of the Field Theorems" (Vonda N. McIntyre) 66
Occam's Razor: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 192; "An Adventure in Three Courses" (Guy Adams) 201; "The Anomaly of the Empty Man" (Anthony Boucher) 43; Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 89; The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 41; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) 90; Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 21, 136; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 169; Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong (A.J. Low) 72, 76; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 79, 103; The Rainbow Affair (David McDaniel) 73; "The Adventure of the Field Theorems" (Vonda N. McIntyre) 66; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 234; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 129; "The Ghost in the Machine" (Donald Thomas) 46; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 313; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 896
Ockham's Razor: Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 111
Okham's Razor: The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 203

Ochs, Adolph S. (American Publisher, 1858-1935)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 99
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 124

Ockegham, Johannes (Franco-Flemish Composer, c.1420-1496)
"The Adventure of the Second Scarf" (Mark Aronson) 83

O'Conner, Billy (British Magician)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 74

O'Connor, Eily (The Lily of Killarney - Sir Julius Benedict)
The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 318

O'Connor, Elizabeth Paschal (Wife of T.P. O'Connor, c.1850-1931)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 12-13, 19, 33-34, 115, 131, 156

O'Connor, John J. (American (St. Paul) Police Detective)
Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Larry Millett) 6, 9, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 37-41, 51-52, 57, 62, 68, 73, 90-97, 111-112, 120, 128, 153-154, 164-165, 176, 188, 200, 204-205, 208-210, 216, 218, 220, 223, 232, 251-252, 263-264, 269-270, 272, 274-277, 282, 285
The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 9; "The Opera Thief" (Larry Millett) 312; Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 168

O'Connor, Richard (American Police Captain)
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 28, 31

O'Connor, V.C. Scott (British Author, 1869-1945)
Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 110

O'Conor, Rory (Last High King of Ireland, 1116-1198)
"The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 30

O'Conor Don, The (Irish Peer)
"The Affray at the Kildare Street Club" (Peter Tremayne) 30

Octavia (Wife of Mark Antony)
"The Disappearance of Caroline Erskine" (Michael Mallory) 229

Octavian (Emperor of Rome (27-14BC), 63-14BC)
Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 180-181; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 82

Oddie, S. Ingleby (British Coroner)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 136-137, 140, 144

Oddjob (Goldfinger - Ian Fleming)
"The Eye of Oran" (Win Scott Eckert) 28, 31

Odell, Benjamin (American Politician, 1854-1926)
Odellism: "The Adventure of the Campaign Issue" (Bert Leston Taylor) 296, 298

Odessa Steps Baby (Battleship Potemkin - Movie)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 178; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 13

Odessa Steps Mother (Battleship Potemkin - Movie)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 178

Odessa Steps Woman With Broken Glasses (Battleship Potemkin - Movie)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 13

Odette (Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Michael & Mollie Hardwick) 39, 139

Odgers, William Blake (British Lawyer, 1849-1924)
"The Adventure of the Stolen Doormat" (Allen Upward) 100

Odin: see Woden

Odum, Bardwell (American FBI Agent, 1918-2010)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 124

O'Dwyer, Sir Michael (Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab (1912-19), 1864-1940)
"The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 247-250, 253

Odysseus (Greek Mythology)
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Richard L. Boyer) 225;
"The Case of the Missing Energy" (Colin Bruce) 25; "Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 31; The Notched Hairpin (H.F. Heard) 188; Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 381; A Study in Ashes (Emma Jane Holloway) 333; Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 252; The Fall of the Amazing Zalindas (Tracy Mack & Michael Citrin) 36; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 136; The Case of Emily V (Keith Oatley) 14; Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 25, 139; The Adventure of the Ancient Gods (Ralph Vaughan) 8
An Odysseus: "The Victory Match" (Barry Perowne) 19
Spiritual Odyssey: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 196

Oedipus (Greek Mythology)
"Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 31, 35, 39; Sherlock Holmes' Last Case (Robert D'Artagnan) 265, 310; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 127; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 235;
"The Case of the Revenant" (Johnny Mains) 278; Watson's Choice (Gladys Mitchell) 190; The Case of Emily V (Keith Oatley) 37; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 35; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 357
Oedipal: Durkheim Is Dead! (Arthur Asa Berger) 85; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 235; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 172; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 46
Oedipal Complex: Durkheim Is Dead! (Arthur Asa Berger) 31
Oedipus Complex: The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 259; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 34

O'Farrell, Henry (Irish-Australian Assassin, 1833-1868)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 128

O'Ferrall, Mrs (Trilby - George du Maurier)
"Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 154

O'Ferrall, Patrick Michael (Trilby - George du Maurier)
"Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 154-155

O'Ferrall, Trilby: see Trilby

Offa (English King of Mercia (757-96), ?-796)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 58
Offa's Dyke: The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 2, 223, 369

Offenbach, Jacques (French Composer, 1819-1880)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall)
6, 200, 209; Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 161; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 84; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 131; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 233; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 71; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 19; W.G. Grace's Last Case (WilliamRushton) 219
Oftenbark:
Hound and the Witching Affair (Brenda Sivers) 8

Offord, Lenore Glen (American Writer, 1905-1991)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 106

Ogden, Thomas (British Tobacco Manufacturer)
Ogden's Tobacco: "The Cat of the Bunkervilles" (Boothcut Hoyle) 59

Ogilvy (War of the Worlds - H.G.Wells)
"The Red Planet League" (Kim Newman) 285, 288-289, 293, 295, 297-304, 306, 309-310; Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds (Manly W. Wellman & Wade Wellman) 54-56, 97-98, 100, 113, 142, 154, 168, 171, 184
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 294

O'Grady, Carrie (Doctor Who Short Trips: Not In My Back Yard - Eddie Robson)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 132, 137-138, 142, 156, 203, 275

Ogum (Yoruba Deity of Iron & War)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 233

O'Hara, Kimball: See Kim

O'Hara, Kimball (Kim's Father) (Kim - Rudyard Kipling)
The Game (Laurie R. King) 8, 13; "Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 135, 151-152

O'Hara, Mrs. (Kim's Mother) (Kim - Rudyard Kipling)
The Game (Laurie R. King) 13; "Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 151-153, 160

O'Hara, Scarlett (Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 40
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher) 19; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 76; "A Scarletin Study" (Philip Jose Farmer) 211, 214-215; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 224; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 219; "Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 161-162

O'Higgins, Kevin (Irish Politician, 1892-1927)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 201

Ohnet, Georges (French Playwright, 1848-1918)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 119

Oichi (Kwaidan - movie)
"The Case of Young Vamberry, the Wine Merchant" (Ian Charnock) 80

Ojo the Lucky (Oz series - L. Frank Baum)
"Sherlock Holmes in Oz" (Ruth Berman) 431

O'Keefe, Tom Tully (American Coffee Entrepreneur)
Tully's Coffee: "The Mysterious Case of the Urn of ASH; or, What Would Sherlock Do?" (Deborah Morgan) 138

O'Keeffe, Georgia (American Artist, 1887-1986)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 205

O'Kellyn, Sir Arthur (The Knight's Tomb - Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 56, 58

O'Key, Jane & Elizabeth (19th Century Irish Mesmeric Subjects)
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 379

Olaf, St (King Olaf II of Norway (1015-28), 995-1030)
Order of St Olav: The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 16
St Olaf's; "The Case of the Abandoned Lighthouse" (June Thomson) 191

Oland, Warner (Swedish-American Actor, 1879-1938)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 24

O'Laughlin, Michael (American Charged as Conspirator of John Wilkes Booth, 1840-1867)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 65-66, 71, 124-126, 128-130, 132, 154, 157, 231

Olbers, Heinrich (German Astronomer, 1758-1840)
Olbers Hypothesis: The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 101

Olcott, Henry (American Theosophist, 1832-1907)
Ghosts and the Machine (Lloyd Rose) 28-48

Old, Chris (English Cricketer, 1948- )
My Hero (Tom Holt) 18

Old Bill (Old Bill comics - Bruce Bairnsfather)
Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 415

Old Bird Lady (Mary Poppins - Movie)
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J. Trow) 75

Old Charlie (Buffalo Bill's Horse)
"The Case of the Vanished Killer" (Derrick Belanger) 253-254

Old Davy (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark - Andrew Hunt)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 268-269

Old Father Thames (Personification of the River Thames)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 194

Old Father Time (Personification of Time)
"The Personal Recollections of Father Time: Mrs Sherlock Holmes" (John Kendrick Bangs) 36
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 14; Murder by Decree (Robert Weverka) 92

Old Father William (Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll)
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 98; A Letter of Mary (Laurie R. King) 153; "Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 225

Old Fisherman (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 179-180, 183

Old King Cole (Nursery Rhyme Character)
Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 204

Old Man in the Corner, The (The Old Man in the Corner - Baroness Orczy)
"The Case of the Two-Faced Transom" (Douglas Moreton) 96
"The Case of the Substitute Strangler" (Douglas Moreton) 43, 46; "The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" (Barbara Roden) 62

Old Man of the Mountain (Sheikh al-Jebal, Founder of the Hasashin)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 174; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 175; Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 412

Old Man of the Sea (Greek Mythology / Arabian Nights)
The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 2

Old MacDonald (Nursery Rhyme Character)
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 390

Old Man of Coblenz, The (There Was an Old Man of Coblenz - Edward Lear)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 54

Old Mother Hubbard (Nursery Rhyme Character)
"Humpty Dumpty, Did he Fall? Or Was he Pushed?" (Victor G. Ambrus)
"The Case of the King of Hearts" (Judie Angell) 64, 73; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 146; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 149
Mother Hubbard Style: The Probability Pad (T.A.Waters) 116

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog (Nursery Rhyme Character)
"Humpty Dumpty, Did he Fall? Or Was he Pushed?" (Victor G. Ambrus)

Old Nichol Gang (London Street Gang)
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 67, 98-100, 172-175, 178-181, 213, 230-232, 289-290, 297-299, 302-303, 306, 318-320
The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 38, 105

Old Sleuth (Old Sleuth series - Harlan Halsey)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 21; On the Wrong Track (Steve Hockensmith) 5

Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe, The (Nursery Rhyme Character)
"Humpty Dumpty, Did he Fall? Or Was he Pushed?" (Victor G. Ambrus)

Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe's Children, The (Nursery Rhyme Characters)
"Humpty Dumpty, Did he Fall? Or Was he Pushed?" (Victor G. Ambrus)

Older, Fremont (American Newspaper Editor, 1856-1935)
The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 151

Oldfield, Mike (British Musician, 1953- )
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 3, 371-372

Olds, Ransom Eli (American Car Manufacturer, 1864-1950)
Oldsmobile: "The Adventure of the Speckled Bandana" (J.E. Cohen) 63; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 243; "Second Fiddle" (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) 268; The Tulpa (J.N.Williamson) 163

O'Leary, Catherine "Kate" (Irish-American Immigrant Whose Cow Started the Great Chicago Fire, c.1827-1895)
"The Adventure of the Missing Three Quarters" (Jon L. Breen) 301

Olga Nikolaevna, Grand Duchess (Daughter of Nicholas & Alexandra, 1895-1918)
Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 91-92, 96-97, 111, 118, 120
The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 100, 162, 202-205, 207-209, 215, 217, 228-229
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 29, 53, 59-64, 77, 85, 104-105, 111, 119, 145, 163, 170-172, , 186, 198-200, 211, 224, 261, 285
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 10-11
Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 262

Olga Alexandrovna, Grand Duchess (Sister of Nicholas II, 1882-1960)
The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 204

Olimpia (The Aspern Papers - Henry James)
Rosa: "The Adventure of the Aspen Papers" (Daniel D. Victor) 266-267, 272, 275, 277

Oliphant, Mrs. (Margaret) (Scottish Author, 1828-1897)
Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 91

Oliver, Ariadne (Hercule Poirot series - Agatha Christie)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 94

Oliver, Major C.V. (British Military Commander, Second Afghan War)
Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 147, 153-154, 157-158, 160, 163-164

Oliver, Edna May (American Actress, 1883-1942)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 24

Oliver, Eliza: see Eliza Gilbert

Oliver, Joseph "King" (American Jazz Musician, 1885-1938)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 241-244

Oliver, Rev. Thomas (Canadian Methodist Minister & Inventor, 1852-1909)
Oliver Typewriter: "The Sleep of Reason" (Lou Anders) 215; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 41

Oliver, Vice-Admiral William (British Naval Commander, 1865-1965)
The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 344

Olivetti, Camillo (Italian office Equipment Manufacturer)
Olivetti Typewriter: Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J. Trow) 73, 181

Olivia (Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare)
The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 50
Olivia Feste: "The Thief of Twelfth Night" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 217-219, 221-223, 225

Olivia, St (9th Century Hermit)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 119

Olivier, Sir Laurence (British Actor, 1907-1989)
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 167; Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 187-188; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 70, 156, 234; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 31; My Hero (Tom Holt) 35, 79, 139; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 175; East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 121; The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 148

Olivier le Dain (Favourite of Louis XI, ?-1484)
The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 113

Ollie (Kukol, Fran & Ollie - TV series)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 216

Olmsted, Frederick Law (American Landscape Designer, 1822-1903)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 64

Olney, Richard (American Politician, 1835-1917)
The Attorney General: "The Adventure of the Plated Spoon" (Loren D. Estleman) 271

O'Loughlin, William F.H. (Ship's Surgeon Aboard the Titanic, ?-1912)
Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 86, 118, 120-121, 196-197, 204

Olympia (Tales of Hoffmann - Jules Barbier & Jacques Offenbach)
"Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 180-181

Olmsted, Frederick Law (American Landscape Designer, 1822-1903)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 171

Olney, Richard (American Politician, 1835-1917)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 422

Olympius (Mother of Alexander The Great)
Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 161

O'Malley, Charles (Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon - Harry Lorrequer)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 123-124

O'Malley, Grace (Irish Pirate)
"Places for Act Two!" (Bradley H. Sinor) 162

Omar, Caliph (Conquered Jerusalem, (636 BC))
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 140

Omar Ali Saifuddin II (Sultan of Brunei (1829-52), ?-1852)
The Unpleasantness at Parkerton Manor (Barry S. Brown) 154, 206

Omega (Doctor Who: The Three Doctors - TV series)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 3, 7

Omega, Dr (Le Docteur Oméga - Arnould Galoupin)
"The Dynamics of an Asteroid" (John Peel) 176-193
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 56, 62

Omnium, Duke of (Phineas Finn, etc. - Anthony Trollope)
"Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 158, 173

Onan (Bible - Genesis)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 170; "The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 210, 217
Onanism: The Crimes of Dr Watson (Duane Swierczynski) 26; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 151
Sons of Onan!: W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 26

O'Neill, Eugene (American Playwright, 1888-1953)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 9; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 149

O'Neill, General John (Irish Soldier & Fenian, 1834-1878)
"The Reluctant Assassin" (Peter Tremayne) 212, 214-227, 229-235, 237-238

O'Neill, Kevin (British Illustrator, 1953- )
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time (Thos. Kent Miller) xxxvi

O'Neill, Mary Crow (Wife of John O'Neill)
"The Reluctant Assassin" (Peter Tremayne) 222, 230-232

Ono, Yoko (Japanese Musician & Artist, 1933- )
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 143; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 112

Onstott, Kyle (Author)
Kyle and Onstott's: "The Adventure of the Red Leech" (Paul D. Gilbert) 179, 181

Oofty Goofty (American Entertainer)
The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 121; "The Bughouse Caper" (Bill Pronzini) 158

Oop, Ali (It's That Man Again - radio series)
"A Study in Scarborough" (Guy Adams) 139

Openshaw, Dr. Thomas (Ripper Case, Pathologist who examined kidney sent to Lusk)
The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) 88; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 162-164, 262
The Whitechapel Horrors (Edward B. Hanna) 224, 238; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 19

Ophelia (Hamlet â William Shakespeare)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 2, 6, 91, 94-97, 99, 167, 192
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars (Anthony Boucher)
58; "The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 174, 183; The Haunting of Torre Abbey (Carole Buggé) 57; "The Questionable Parentage of Basil Grant" (R. Bostoun Cromer) 54; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 38, 142, 146, 153, 156, 162-163, 170, 188; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 459; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 397; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 107-109, 303, 330-331, 366; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 60; "Parris Green" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 205; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 27, 39, 70, 72, 80, 112-113, 161-162, 212, 234, 320, 322, 381; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 320; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 180, 239; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 263, 325; "The Pennyroyal Society" (Kelly Hale) 251; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 196-197; My Hero (Tom Holt) 14; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 101; "The Case of the Danish Prince" (Miles Kington) 137; Scarlet In Gaslight (Martin Powell & Seppo Makinen); "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 304; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 137-139, 143-144, 182; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 138, 140; "The Adventure of the Clothes-line" (Carolyn Wells) 61

Opinel, Joseph (French Knife-maker)
Opinel Knife: The Dark Lady (Irene Adler) 54-55

Opium Den Chinaman (The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickens)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 35, 394

Oppenheim, E. Phillips (British Author, 1866-1946)
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 123

Oppenheimer, J. Philip (American Physicist, 1904-1967)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 202; "The Adventure of the Dreaming Detective " (Ralph Vaughan) 10

Orange, Dr William (Medical Superintendent of Broadmoor Asylum)
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 274-275, 279

Orangutan (The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe)
The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 11, 13
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 90, 192; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 159; "The Hidden Church" (Watkin Jones) 36; Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 23; "The Incident of the Impecunious Chevalier" (Richard Lupoff) 18; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 322; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 18, 22; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 212; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 178, 203, 206, 211; Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 334; "The Comfort of the Seine" (Stephen Volk) 15, 18

Orczy, Baroness Emmuska (Hungarian-British Author, 1865-1947)
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 202, 205
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 680-684, 695, 697, 700, 765-766
"The Case of the Substitute Strangler" (Douglas Moreton) 44; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 82

Orderic Vitalis (English Chronicler, 1075-c.1142)
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 151, 156

Orestes (Son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon)
Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 252

Orfila, Mathieu (French Toxicologist, 1787-1853)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 364

Organa, Princess Leia (Star Wars series)
"The Adventure of the Speckled Bandana" (J.E. Cohen) 57

Orgen, Jacob "Little Augie" (New York Gangster, ?-1927)
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 184, 187-188

Orient Express, The (Train)
"The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes" (H. Paul Jeffers) 108-110; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 110-111; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 6-11, 15-17, 94, 174, 201; "A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 121-124; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 66-75, 87, 148; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 101-169, 178, 202, 207, 226-234, 239-257, 287-292
Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock)
187; The Case of the Reluctant Agent (Tracy Cooper-Posey) 190; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 86; The Disappearing Diplomat (Terrance Dicks) 11; The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 216; Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 24, 77; "The Adventure of the Blarney Stone" (H. Paul Jeffers) 70; Murder Most Irregular (H. Paul Jeffers) 111; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 78; The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 6-7; "The Adventure of the Pallid Mask" (Daniel McGachey) 250; The Case of Emily V (Keith Oatley) 303, 305; The Dark Water (David Pirie) 52; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 182; Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 110

Origen (Alexandrian Church Father, 182-251)
Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Thos. Kent Miller) 69

Orion (Hunter in Greek Mythology)
Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 174; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon) 125-126
Orion (Constellation): The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 61; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 36; Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 56

Orlando (Orlando - Virginia Woolf)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 130-131, 135-136, 138

Orléans, Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine, Duchess of (Wife of Philip I, Duke of Orleans, 1652-1722)
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 122

Orléans Dynasty (French Royal Family)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 22

Orlof (The Awful Dr. Orlof - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 62

Orloff Diamond, The (Russian Diamond)
The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 345

Orlofsky, Prince (Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss)
"Dracula on the Rocks" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 39

Orlok, Graf Von (Nosferatu - movie)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 311, 330, 388, 391; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 14, 263-268, 277-278, 282, 313, 327, 340
Count Orloff: The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 140

Orlov, Colonel Lawrence (Russian-American Businessman)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 102

Orme, Stanley, Baron Orme (British Politician, 1923-2005)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Underground Car Park" (Alan Watkins) 306

Ormonde, Lady Elizabeth Harriet Grosvenor, Lady (Wife of the 3rd Marquess of Ormonde, 1856-1928)
"The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 72

Orombello, Michele (Lover of Beatrice Lascaris)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 50

Orpen, William (Irish Artist, 1878-1931)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 449

Orpheus (Poet & Musician in Greek Mythology)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 247, 257; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 209; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 152-153; Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 228
An Orpheus: "The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 180

Orry, King (Legendary Manx King)
The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 38

Orsini, Felice (Italian Revolutionary, 1819-1858)
"The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 171; "The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 141
Orsini Bomb: Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 375

Orsino (Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare)
"The Old Senator" (Steve Hockensmith) 65, 68, 90

Orteig, Marie (Wife of Raymond Orteig)
"The Adventure of The White Bird" (C. Edward Davis) 355

Orteig, Raymond (French-American Hotelier, 1870-1939)
Raymond Ortieg: "The Adventure of The White Bird" (C. Edward Davis) 349-350, 353-355, 357, 361, 363-364, 366, 368

Orton, Arthur (Australian Fraudster, The Tichborne Claimant, 1834-1898)
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 3, 5, 56-60
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 99

Orton, Beth (English Singer-Songwriter, 1970- )
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 248

Orton, William (American President of Western Union)
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 34

Ortrud (Lohengrin - Richard Wagner)
"The Nostalgia of Nervy Jim The Snatcher" (John Kendrick Bangs) 172

Orwell, George (British Author, Eric Arthur Blair, 1903-1950)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 151, 189-190
San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 187; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 76; The Case of the Maltese Treasure (Thomas Brace Haughey) 108

Osborn, Frederic J. (British Town Planner, 1885-1978)
Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 48-51

Osborn, T.E. (English Butcher)
Osborn's: The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 354, 360

Osborne, Lieutenant E.G. (British Soldier, Second Afghan War)
Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 171, 177

Osbourne, Samuel Lloyd (American Author, 1868-1947)
"The Stagecoach Detective" (Linda Robertson) 303-305, 314, 317, 330

Oscar Bernadotte, Prince (Prince of Sweden and Norway, 1859-1953)
The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 12-22, 24-25, 28, 30-31, 33, 37-46, 53, 55, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 71-73, 78, 80-83, 85, 88, 90, 94-119, 123-126, 129-130, 132, 135, 139, 141, 145, 150, 152-154, 157-166, 169, 175, 181, 183, 186, 190-193, 196-198, 200-205, 207, 209-211, 216, 218-221, 223, 225, 228-229, 231, 234, 236, 240-241, 243, 246, 248, 257-266, 268-273, 275-276, 280-281, 283-286, 288-290, 295, 298, 300, 305-307, 311, 314, 316-318

Osceola / Billy Powell (Seminole Leader, 1804-1838)
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 175

Osgood, John C. (American Industrialist, 1851-1926)
A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 174

O'Shane, Barney (New York Alderman)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 55, 65

O'Shaughnessy, Arthur (British Poet, 1844-1881)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 123, 126

O'Shea, Carmen (Daughter of Kitty O'Shea)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 153-157, 174, 177-185, 187, 225

O'Shea, Claire (Daughter of Kitty O'Shea, 1883-1909)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 153-157, 174, 177-185, 187

O'Shea, Gerard (Son of Kitty O'Shea, 1870-?)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 154, 157, 174, 182, 225

O'Shea, Katherine "Kitty" (Parnell's Mistress, later Wife, 1846-1921)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 132, 147-157, 159, 165, 171-187, 222, 225-226, 229, 235
Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 208

O'Shea, Katie (Daughter of Kitty O'Shea, 1884-1947)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 153-157, 174, 177-185, 187

O'Shea, Norah (Daughter of Kitty O'Shea)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 153-157, 174, 177-185, 187

O'Shea, Captain William (Irish Soldier & Politician, 1840-1905)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 148, 151-152, 154-157, 172-173, 179-180, 182-183

Osiris (Egyptian God)
Young Sherlock Holmes (Alan Arnold)
81-82, 138, 197; The Scroll of the Dead (David Stuart Davies) 31-32, 122; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 1, 3-4; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 31, 56, 115, 136-137, 140, 180, 190, 193, 211, 226, 265; The Case of the Vanishing Corpse (Robert Newman) 133; Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 123; The Curse of the Pharaohs (Kel Richards) 20; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 114; Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 111
The Eye of Osiris: The Curse of the Pharoahs (Kel Richards)
4-5, 13, 18-21, 24, 46-47, 53, 65, 72, 93-94, 97, 108, 110

Oskar I (King of Sweden & Norway (1844-59), 1799-1859)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 202, 254; Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 7

Oskar II (King of Sweden (1872-1907) & Norway (1872-1905), 1829-1907)
Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery (Larry Millett) 7-10, 12-14, 19-20, 62, 93, 98, 210-211, 279, 297
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 131-132
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 46-47, 66, 149, 167-168, 298
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 33

Osler, Sir William (Canadian-British Physician, 1849-1919)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 15, 17-20, 24, 100
The Holmes-Dracula File (Fred Saberhagen) 177

Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII (Nizam of Hyderabad (1911-48), 1886-1967)
"The Bite Worse than Death" (Vithal Rajan) 57, 60-68; "The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 253
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 16

Osman Azrak (Sudanese Military Leader)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 30

Osric (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 103

Ossian (The Poems of Ossian - James Macpherson)
"Moriarty’s Return" (T. Arnold Johnston) 81

Ostade, Adriaen Von (Dutch Artist, 1610-1685)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 83

Osterholzer (Royal Groom to Ludwig II)
Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 159-162, 165-166, 187, 191-192

Ostrog, Michael (Russian Thief & Ripper Suspect, c.1833-c.1904)
Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 177, 179-185, 196
The Adventure of the New York Ripper (Philip J. Carraher) 200; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 338; "Sherlock Holmes and the Autumn of Terror" (J.G. Grimmer) 43; Bloodline (Jill Jones) 19; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 71, 73-74; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 45, 150

O'Sullivan Burke, Captain Ricard (Irish Fenian Leader, 1838-1892)
Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (Barrie Roberts) 35

Oswald, Lee Harvey (John F. Kennedy's Assassin, 1939-1963)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 3, 8, 12-13, 23-31, 37-38, 44, 48-53, 55-59, 61-68, 70-74, 77-78, 83, 85, 88-89, 92-93, 95, 97-105, 112-115, 117-128, 132, 137-141, 143, 154, 157, 165, 167-176, 178-179, 184-187, 189-216
Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 74; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 181, Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 28; The Ritual (J.N.Williamson) 174

Oswald, June (Daughter of Lee Harvey Oswald, 1962- )
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 64, 174

Oswald, Marina (Russian-American Wife of Lee Harvey Oswald, 1941- )
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 50-52, 55, 57-59, 62-64, 97, 100, 103, 174, 184-185, 193, 207

Oswald, Rachel (Daughter of Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963- )
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 64, 174

Oswald, St (King of Northumbria (634-642), 604-642)
"The Adventure of Maltree Abbey" (H. Paul Jeffers) 230

Otero, Carolina (Spanish Dancer, 1868-1965)
The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 147

Othello (Othello - William Shakespeare)
"The Chalice of Skorr" (Dana Martin Batory) 111; "The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 199; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 136; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 37; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 12; "A Study in Brimstone" (G.S. Denning) 131; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 120; Embassy Row (Quinn Fawcett) 244; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 20; The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 27, 33-37, 41, 64-65, 67, 71; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 280; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 197, 202;"The Case of the Danish Prince" (Miles Kington) 139; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 19, 21-22, 28; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 207; "Sherlock Holmes: The Actor" (Donald Thomas) 276; "The Case of Lady Sannox" (Peter H. Wood) 82

Otho the Android (Captain Future series - Edmond Hamilton)
"God of the Naked Unicorn" (Richard Lupoff) 306

Otho the Great (Otho the Great - John Keats)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 15-16

Othon, Magistrate (The Plague - Albert Camus)
"The Eye of Oran" (Win Scott Eckert) 31

Otis, Elisha Graves (American Inventor, 1811-1861)
"The Battersea Worm " (John Taylor) 28-29, 31, 41
Otis: The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 312
Otis Elevator: Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 10; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 143; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 254; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 62, 236; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M.J. Trow) 37
Otis-Hale: The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 529-530, 584
Otis Lift: "Murder at the Diogenes Club" (John L. French) 101; "The Case of the Rival Queens" (Carolyn Wheat) 276

Ott, Dr. J.J. (Toured the United States with his Ringing Stones)
Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Grail (Barrie Roberts) 149

Otto (King of Greece (1832-62), 1815-1867)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 212

Otto I (Brother of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria (1886-1913), 1848-1913)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 229, 324-325, 328, 389; Against the Brotherhood (Quinn Fawcett) 169-170; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 139, 175-176

Otto of Bamberg, St (German Bishop, c.1060-1139)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 122

Otto of the Silver Hand (Otto of the Silver Hand - Howard Pyle)
An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 295
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 92, 150, 235

Otto von Habsburg (Crown Prince of Austria and Hungary, 1912-2011)
The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 93-94

Ottokar I (King of Bohemia (1198-1230), c.1155-1230)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 45, 212

Ottokar II (King of Bohemia (1253-1278), 1233-1278)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 67

Ottoline Otter (Rupert the Bear series)
"Rupert and the Pharaoh’s Treasure" (Ian Robinson) 6-11, 17, 25

Oudin, Abbé (French Priest Taken Prisoner at the Battle of the Marne)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 80-82

Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramée, British Novelist, 1839-1908)
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 205
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 89

Ouran (Island of Lost Souls - Movie)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 114-115, 119

Ouroboros (Legendary Serpent)
An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 117

Outram, Sir James (British General, 1803-1863)
Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 104

Ovett, Steve (British Athlete, 1955- )
"Ovett, take the others on a run": Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 106, 128, 135, 142, 242-243, 275

Ovid (Roman Poet, 43BC-AD17)
Mrs Hudson and the Spirits' Curse (Martin Davies) 63; The Guilty Abroad (Peter J. Heck) 221;
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 103; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 59; "The Mysterious Case of the Urn of ASH; or, What Would Sherlock Do?" (Deborah Morgan) 151; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 84; Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Alan Vanneman) 167; The Final Page of Baker Street (Daniel D. Victor) 94; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 140
Ovidian: "The Bothersome Business of the Dutch Nativity" (Derek Wilson) 11

Owen, Anne (Williams) (Mother of Robert Owen)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 88

Owen, Bill: see The Old Man in the Corner

Owen, Caroline (Dale) (Wife of Robert Owen)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 112

Owen, Nicholas (English Jesuit Lay Brother & Constructor of Hiding-Places for Priests, ?-1606)
The Dark Water (David Pirie) 302

Owen, Richard (British Anatomist, coined the term "dinosaur", 1804-1892)
Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 73-74, 77-78; Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye) 15; "You See But You Do Not Observe" (Robert J. Sawyer) 346; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 67; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 177

Owen, Robert (Welsh Social Reformer, 1771-1858)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.)
49-51, 63-64, 68-70, 83-89, 95-100, 102-106, 109-116, 120, 124-125, 157, 216, 218-219, 234, 246-247, 249, 288, 302-304, 306-307, 309-310, 312, 332, 357-360, 363-364, 366-367, 369, 273, 376-378, 380, 392-393, 397, 404; "The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman" (Richard Dinnick) 247-248; The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 51, 97-98
Owenite: The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 87

Owen, Robert (Father of Robert Owen)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle, Jr.) 85, 88

Owen, Wilfred (British Poet, 1893-1918)
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 232

Owen, William (Brother of Robert Owen)
The Glendower Conspiracy (Lloyd Biggle Jr.) 111

Owens, Harry, and His Royal Hawaiians (American Orchestra)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 74

Owl and the Pussycat, The (The Owl and the Pussycat - Edward Lear)
"Humpty Dumpty, Did he Fall? Or Was he Pushed?" (Victor G. Ambrus)

Oxal (Yoruba White Deity)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 233

Oxford, Edward (English Assassin, 1822-1900)
Sherlock Holmes Investigates the Murder In Euston Square (Ronald Pearsall) 68

Oxford, Edward de Vere, Earl of (English Courtier & Poet, 1550-1604)
Sherlock Holmes' Last Case (Robert D'Artagnan) 173, 194, 284; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 45
Ox Sfud: "The Greatest Tertian" (Anthony Boucher) 81

Oxssi (Yoruba Hunter Deity)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 233

Oxumaré (Yoruba Deity of the Rainbow)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 233

Oysters, The (Alice's Adventures In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll)
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 33; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 85; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 244

Oz, Wizard of (Oz series - L. Frank Baum) 431-435
"The Adventure of the Sinister Chinaman" (Barbara Hambly) 127-130, 132-133, 1350144
The 100-Year-Old Secret (Tracy Barrett) 81; "A Scarletin Study" (Philip Jose Farmer) 190, 210-211, 214; Bloodguilty (Raymond Thor) 181

Ozma (Oz series - L. Frank Baum)
"Sherlock Holmes in Oz" (Ruth Berman) 431-440

Ozymandias (Ozymandias - Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 19; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 69; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 204; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 114; "The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 188, 190
Ozymandias-like: The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 124