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Qin Shi Huang (First Emperor of China (221-210BC), ?-210BC)
"The Case of Death and Honey" (Neil Gaiman) 186; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 223

Quaglino, Giovanni (Italian Restaurateur)
Quaglino's: Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 138, 140

Quain, Herbert (An Examination of the Work of Herbert Quain - Jorge Luis Borges)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Quantrill, William Clarke (American desperado, led Quantrill's Raiders)
Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 81; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 238-239

Quantrill's Raiders (US Civil War Confederacy Guerilla Band)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 238-239
Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 81; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 74

Quartz, Dr Jack (Nick Carter series)
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 389, 391, 395, 399-402, 404, 408-409, 423, 461
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 144-145

Quasimodo (Notre Dame De Paris - Victor Hugo)
Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 362-363, 369, 379, 498
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 850-851, 854-855, 934
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson)
91; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Globe Murders (Barry Day) 36; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 132; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 56, 205, 373; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 218-219; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 377; The Case of the Frozen Scream (Thomas Brace Haughey) 44; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 11, 13; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 84; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 161, 224; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 105-107, 109-111, 113, 116-117, 121, 127-128, 133, 144, 241; "The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 28; "The Comfort of the Seine" (Stephen Volk) 34
A complete quasimodo: "Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 170
Quasimodo-like: Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 258
Quasimodo Shackles: The Spy Who Fell Off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 102, 107

Quatermain, Allan (Allan Quatermain series - H. Rider Haggard)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) xxxv- xxxviii, xl, li-liii, lv-cxix, cxxx-cxliv, ccii-ccix, 1-6, 8-12, I-VIII
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 22-50, 52-56, 58-77, 79-82, 84-93, 95-104, 106-107, 109-113, 121-126, 136-139, 145-146, 150-152, 154-158, 160-161, 163, 165-170, 172-176, 181-185, 187-188, 191, 193-195, 197-199, 205-213, 216-223, 226-227, 232, 235-237, 241-243, 245-247, 256-259, 269-270, 282, 285-289, 291, 293-294
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 17, 19, 21, 23-24, 26-27, 31-32, 34-43, 49-111, 115, 117-123, 140-144, 150-209, 212-216
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 4-11, 13-27, 29-33, 35-47, 49-52, 57-79, 81, 84-94, 110-117, 119, 123-124, 128-139, 141-144
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 22-23, 25-28, 30-43, 49, 51-60, 66-71
, 79-81, 84-87, 90-92, 94, 96, 98, 100-105, 112-115, 122-135, 138, 142-146
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (Philip José Farmer) 107-108; Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 329; The Adventure of the Three Madmen (Philip José Farmer) 155-156; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 313; Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Thos. Kent Miller) 11; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 344, 349

Quatermain, Harry (Allan Quatermain series - H. Rider Haggard)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 123-124, 126, 136, 174, 258, 293; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 37; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 39

Quatermain, Marie (Marais) (Marie - H. Rider Haggard)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) lxi; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 57

Quatermain, Stella (Allan's Wife - H. Rider Haggard)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 56; Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) lxi; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 39; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 101

Quatermain's Father (Allan's Wife - H. Rider Haggard)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) lxii, lxxx, lxxxiii-lxxxiv, lxxxviii, xcv, cxvi-cxvii, cxxxi, 1-9, I, V-VII
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 49, 58, 81, 120, 152-153, 158, 176

Quayle, Glory (The Christian - Hall Caine)
"A Study in Fiction" (M.C. Stretch) 1

Quayle, Gridley (Something Fresh - P.G. Wodehouse)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 77, 99, 102, 110-112, 114-117, 133, 147, 149, 208, 230, 232-236

Queen, Ellery (Ellery Queen series - Ellery Queen)
"The Final Problem" (Bliss Austin); "The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore" (Ellery Queen); A Study In Terror (Ellery Queen) 7-11, 26-28, 42-44, 66-67, 81, 106-108, 121, 132-135, 146-147, 158-164, 167-173
Hillary Quinn: "Give Me Lib, or Give Me Death" (Rod Reed) 204-205, 208-209, 211
Tillary Quinn
: Basil and the Lost Colony (Eve Titus) 47-48, 59, 81-82, 92, 103; Basil and the Pygmy Cats (Eve Titus) 17, 55, 65, 78, 81-82
The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (James Anderson) 3; "Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 66
"The Manor House Case" (Edward D. Hoch) (Written as if by Queen)

Queen, Inspector Richard (Ellery Queen series - Ellery Queen)
"The Final Problem" (Bliss Austin); "The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore" (Ellery Queen); A Study In Terror (Ellery Queen) 7-8, 11, 66-67, 108, 132-133, 135, 158-160, 167-173

Queen of Hearts, The (Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll)
"Humpty Dumpty, Did he Fall? Or Was he Pushed?" (Victor G. Ambrus)
Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 62, 84, 88, 91; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 264

Queen of the Night, The (The Magic Flute - Mozart)
"Jacques the Giant Slayer" (Vanessa de Sade) 184; "The Opera Thief" (Larry Millett) 315, 318; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 60

Queens of the Stone Age (American Rock Group)
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 238, 279, 387-388

Queensberry, Lady Sybil Montgomery Douglas (Wife of 9th Marquess)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 13, 25, 37, 39, 63-75, 92, 158, 169

Queensberry, Archibald William Douglas, 8th Marquess of (British Aristocrat)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 68-69

Queensberry , John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of (British Aristocrat, 1844-1900)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 13, 21, 25, 39, 67-74, 76, 89-90, 92, 95, 98, 110-111, 128, 135, 152-153, 157-161, 170-171
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 126, 162-163
"The Bride and the Bachelors" (Vincent Kovar) 158, 181
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 194-195
W.G.Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 167-173, 176-179, 186-187, 189, 192-193, 195-200, 203, 205, 209-211, 214-216, 246, 270-275
"The Two Failures of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 3, 11-16, 19
Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 170-179, 190, 232
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 88; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 183, 185; The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner)
177; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 87-89; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 39, 43; Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 55; The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 15; The Spy who Fell off the Back of a Bus (Marc Lovell) 48; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 54, 57-58, 73, 78, 97-98; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 174; "The Humorist’s Curse" (Bill Peschel) 265; "The Adventure of the Arab's Manuscript" (Michael Reaves) 286; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 23, 137; "Five Rings In Reno" (R.L.Stevens) 96; "The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 186; "The Case of the Racing Certainty" (Donald Thomas) 76; "The Case of the Gustaffson Stone" (June Thomson) 214; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 167-168, 196; "Exit Centre Stage" (M.J.Trow) 240; Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 116-117; Lestrade and the Hallowed House (M.J.Trow) 413; The Lost Holmes (David Upton) 130
Queensberry Rules:
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 21, 126, 142; "The Problem of the Sussex Scalping" (David N. Cisler) 116; From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 88; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 237; Fire Storm (Andrew Lane) 78; A Puzzle for Sherlock Holmes (Robert Newman) 95; Sherlock Holmes and the King’s Governess (Barrie Roberts) 11; "Sherlock Holmes and Certain Critics" (Ellis G. Roberts) 104; Escapade (Walter Satterthwaite) 209, 257; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 338; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 110; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 2; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 256; "The Case of the One-Eyed Colonel" (June Thomson) 104; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J. Trow) 167; "The House that Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 299; The Monster of St. Marylebone (Wayne Worcester) 182

Queensberry, Percy Sholto Douglas, 10th Marquess of (British Aristocrat, 1868-1920)
Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 25, 69, 72; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 176

Quelch, Horace Henry Samuel (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 13-109

Queneau, Raymond (French Writer, 1903-1976)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 120

Quentin, St (Early Christian Saint)
San Quentin Prison: Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 145

Quesenberry, Elizabeth (Aided John Wilkes Booth)
The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 165

Quested, Adela (A Passage to India - E. M. Forster)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 9

Quetzalcoatl (Aztec God)
"The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 84

Qianlong (Chinese Emperor, (1735-96), 1711-1799)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 125

Quiet Observer: see Erasmus Wilson

Quiller, Foxy (Foxy Quiller - Harry B. Smith & Reginald De Koven)
"The Resources of Mycroft Holmes: He Repudiates Sherlock" (Charlton Andrews) 271

Quiller-Couch, Arthur (British Writer, 1863-1944)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 24-25, 64, 80

Quilp, Daniel (The Old Curiousity Shop - Charles Dickens)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 81, 156, 158, 162, 173
Quilpine: The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 158

Quilty, Clare (Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Quin, James (British Actor, 1693-1766)
"Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 223

Quinby, Moses (American Beekeeper, 1810-1875)
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 109

Quince, Peter (A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare)
Watson's Choice (Gladys Mitchell) 43

Quincy, Dr R (Quincy, M.E. - TV series)
Quincey (the police surgeon): Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 131

Quinn, Lady (Wife of Sir Patrick Quinn)
Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 149-150

Quinn, Sir Patrick (Head of Special Branch, 1855-1936)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 125, 189, 198, 202, 228, 245, 257-258, 260, 274, 278; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 11, 52-54, 72, 123-126, 158-160, 175-177, 217; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 116-117, 119, 123, 131-133, 136-137, 157-159, 201-202, 241; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 54, 69-71, 77-78, 83-84, 87-90, 100-101, 117, 123, 128, 144, 148-153, 156, 164, 178, 185, 188, 216-218, 220-223
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 24;
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 96

Quinn, Seabury (American Writer, 1889-1969)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time  (Thos. Kent Miller) xxxviii

Quint, Peter (The Turn of the Screw - Henry James)
"The Case of the Ghosts at Bly" (Donald Thomas) 96-105, 115-124, 126, 135-136, 145-146, 152, 154-161, 163-164, 171, 175-176, 190-191, 201-208, 211, 223, 227-230, 239, 243, 249-250, 255-257, 262, 264-266

Quintilian (Roman Writer & Orator)
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 271; "The House That Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 280

Quixote, Don (Don Quixote - Miguel De Cervantes)
"Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 33
The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) 100; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 270; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 120;
"The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist" (Loren D. Estleman) 111; "The Adventure of the Elite Type" (Robert L. Fish) 196; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 154; They Might Be Giants (James Goldman) 83; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 277; The Case of the Maltese Treasure (Thomas Brace Haughey) 65; "The Adventure of the Ripper's Scrawl" (Michael Mallory) 30; The Stratford Conspiracy (Michael Mallory) 173; The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 25; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 42, 45; The Patient's Eyes (David Pirie) 84; The Affair of the Incognito Tenant (Lora Roberts) 86, 88-90; "The House on Moreau Street" (Don Roff) 270; The Disappearance of Edwin Drood (Peter Rowland) 33; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 236; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 524; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 16; Sherlock Holmes: Draco, Draconis (Brett Spencer & Dorian David Altamont) 89; The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 170; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 181; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 137
A Quixote: "The Doll Who Talked to the Dead" (Nev Fountain) 131
Quixotic: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 187; Against the Brotherhood (Quinn Fawcett) 196; Reply Paid (H.F. Heard) 38; The Surrogate Assassin (Christopher Leppek) 64; "The Case of the Hoodwinked Harriers" (Douglas Moreton) 77; "Murder at the Murray Hill" (Edgar W. Smith) 61; "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid" (Donald Thomas) 235; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 32
Quixotically: The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 102; "The Case of the Eccentric Bequest" (Jane Rubino) 182
Quixotry: The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 16

Quong Lee (Limehouse stories - Thomas Burke)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 51, 53-56

Qutb-ud-din Aibak (Indian King, 1206-10, ?-1210)
Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Paul D. Gilbert) 76