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Vaillant, Auguste (French Anarchist, 1861-1894)
"The Matter of the Assassination League" (David L. Hammer) 49

Vajda, Asa (Las Maschera Del Demonio - movie)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 67

Vajrabhairava (Peaceful Form of the Boddhisatva Majushri)
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 76

Val d'Orge, Duc de (The Suicide Club - Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 135

Valadon, Suzanne (French Artist, 1865-1938)
Basil In Mexico (Eve Titus) 20

Valance, Liberty (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Movie)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 37

Valens, Ritchie (American Singer, 1941-1959)
Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 181

Valentine (Faust - Gounod)
The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 92, 201

Valentine (Twelfth Night - Shakespeare)
Valentine Feste: "The Thief of Twelfth Night" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 217-218, 221-223

Valentine, Basil (15th Century German Alchemist)
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 41

Valentine, Jimmie (Alias Jimmie Valentine - O. Henry)
"The Rangoon Jade" (Frank Thomas) 45; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 79

Valentine, George (British Schoolmaster, M.J. Druitt's Employer)
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 54, 200-201, 236, 267-270, 285-287, 341
The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 64, 66; Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 54; The Mycroft Memoranda (Ray Walsh) 155

Valentine, St. (3rd Century Roman Martyr)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 333
A Valentine: Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 126, 157; Good Night, Mr Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 88
Valentine's Cards: "Mrs Hudson at the Christmas Hotel" (Paul Magrs) 119
St Valentine's Day: Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 32; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 23, 118
Valentine's Day: The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 50; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 127, 143, 155; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 198, 386; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 48; Sherlock Holmes and the Boulevard Assassin (John Hall) 8

Valentino, Rudolph (Italian-American Actor, 1895-1926)
They Might Be Giants (James Goldman) 23, 25; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 315-317; Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 24, 39-40, 43, 47-48, 50; Creighton's Castle (Miriam Lynch) 40; The Execution of Newcome Bowles (Allan D. Mickle) 75-76; Watson's Choice (Gladys Mitchell) 56; "Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 23; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 34

Valentinus, Basilius (French Benedictine Monk & Chemist, c.1394-1450)
"The Adventure of the Hanging Tyrant" (M.J. Elliott) 68

Valerius, Mother (The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 89, 98, 100-101, 106, 159-160, 216

Valerius, Professor (The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
"Adventure of the Opera Ghost" (Steven Philip Jones & Aldin Baroza) 22

Valerius's Maid (The Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux)
The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 100, 159

Valery, Violetta: see Violetta Valery

Valiant, Prince (Comic Strip Character)
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 381

Valjean, Jean (Les Miserables - Victor Hugo)
The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 81; Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 199-200; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 73; "The Mountain of Fear" (Ted Riccardi) 302

Valladon, Gabrielle (The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - 1970 Movie)
"The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 324, 326, 328-329, 331, 333-334, 337, 339-341, 349-350, 352, 366-367

Vallaury, Alexander (French-Ottoman Architect, 1850-1921)
"The Last of His Kind" (Barbara Nadel) 270

Valmont, Eugene (The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont - Robert Barr)
"The Things That Shall Come Upon Them" (Barbara Roden) 62

Vambery, Arminius (Hungarian Philologist, 1832-1913)
The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 12-13, 15, 56-57, 78, 135, 143, 187-193, 195

Vampirella (Vampirella comics)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 111

Vampires, Les (Les Vampires - 1915 Movie Serial)
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 235-236, 242
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 382, 393, 402, 423, 445-446, 462
"The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 319; "The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 144

Van Aelst, Willem (Dutch Artist, 1627-c1683)
"The Medium Problem" (Steve Leadley) 227

Van Buren, Abigail (Psudonymous American Agony Aunt)
Dear Abby: Killer Finish (Denny Martin Flinn) 157

Van Damme, Jean-Claude (Belgian Actor, 1960- )
Jean-Claude LeBec: Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 1-3, 35-38, 78, 85-86, 92-93

Van Doren, Mamie (American Actress, 1931- )
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 54

Van De Graaff, Robert (American Physicist, 1901-1967)
Van De Graaff Generator: "A Scarletin Study" (Philip José Farmer) 202

Van de Velde (Husband of Hydeline Van de Velde)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 87

Van Der Linden, Maria Swanenberg (Dutch Serial Killer, 1839-1915)
Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 24

Van der Stel, Simon (Governor of Cape Colony, 1639-1712)
Simonstown: The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 77

Van Diemen, Anthony (Dutch Colonial Governor, 1593-1645)
Van Diemen's Land: Sherlock Holmes and the Man from Hell (Barrie Roberts) 56, 60, 62, 64, 85, 135-137, 149-150, 168

Van Dusen, Professor S.F.X. (Thinking Machine series - Jacques Futrelle)
"The Secret of Grant’s Tomb" (Joe Gentile) 96-97, 99-104, 106-107
"The Adventure of the Clothes-line" (Carolyn Wells) 58-59, 61-62
"The Adventure of the Lost Baby" (Carolyn Wells) 12
"The Adventure of the Mona Lisa" (Carolyn Wells) 22-23, 25
"Sure Way To Catch Every Criminal. Ha! Ha!" (Carolyn Wells) 106-108
"By Any Other Name" (Michael Dirda) 207; "The Adventure of the Dying Ship (Edward D. Hoch) 117-118; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 60; The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 169; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 108; Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy (William Seil) 58, 99, 150, 154, 157-158, 176, 231
The Thinking Machine: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 154-170, 236, 284

Van Dyck, Sir Anthony (Flemish Painter, 1599-1641)
Absolute Discretion (Grant Eustace) 167; "The Canterbury Cathedral Murder" (Frederic Arnold Kummer & Basil Mitchell) 327-328; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J.Trow) 71
Salle Van Dyck: The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 162
Van Dyke: The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 13; The Fatal Mistake (Hugh S. Scullion) 29; Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Alan Vanneman) 76
Vandyke: "The Röntgen Ray-der" (Mr M-) 233-234
Vandyke / Van Dyke Beard: "The Case of the Vanished Killer" (Derrick Belanger) 243; The Tangled Skein (David Stuart Davies) 72; Good Night, Mr Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 241; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 382; "The Case of the Bearded Baritone" (S.M. Ghatak) 14-15, 17; "The Case of the Girl with the Gazelle" (Ken Greenwald) 174; "The Shocking Affair of the Steamship Friesland" (Jack Grochot) 49; "The Adventure of the Sally Martin" (H. Paul Jeffers) 178; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 14; Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 21, 121; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 131; Dead Man’s Confession (Cass Lewis) 181; Sherlock Holmes and the Skull of Death (Robert E. McClellan) 178; "The Commercial Centre Mystery" (P. Nikitin) 185; The Grimswell Curse (Sam Siciliano) 28; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 29; Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 76
Van Dyke Brown: Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 25, 276

Van Eyck, Jan (Flemish Painter, 1390-1441)
"The Malady of the Mind Doctor" (Howard Halstead) 135; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 79; "The Case of the Greek Key (Donald Thomas) 133

Van Gogh, Theo (Brother of Vincent Van Gogh)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 64-65

Van Gogh, Vincent (Dutch Painter, 1853-1890)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 62-65
The Secret of Sherlock Holmes (Gary F. Boothe) 118; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 118; The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 74; "The Brown Recluse" (Davis Grubb) 83; My Hero (Tom Holt) 286; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 255; Son of Holmes (John T. Lescroart) 106; The Book of the Dead (Robert Richardson) 19; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 231-232; "The Pilfered Paintings" (Frank Thomas) 128; Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire (Dean P. Turnbloom) 22, 26, 101; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 33

Von Helmholtz, Hermann (German Physicist, 1821-1894)
Knife Edge (Andrew Lane) 28

Van Helsing, Abraham (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
The Tangled Skein (David Stuart Davies) 18-20, 71-89, 106-107, 109, 111-112, 117, 126, 136, 140, 145, 148, 154, 157, 164-170
From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 102-118, 122-125, 133-136, 139, 153-161, 164-166, 168-170, 179-181, 183-190, 197-201, 207, 210, 212-218, 220-225, 243, 246-247, 249-254, 260
Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 19-21, 86-103, 105, 111, 115, 119-120, 132, 175, 201, 205, 211
The Dracula Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 43, 45, 62-63, 65, 68, 71, 76-78, 85, 87, 93, 101-102, 104-106, 108, 117-124, 145, 150-153
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 6, 8-9, 14, 25, 62-63, 70, 73, 108, 111, 115-116, 118, 139-143, 145-147, 163-164, 166, 179, 221, 231, 276, 335, 397, 403, 416-417, 422, 439, 443-444, 461
Scarlet In Gaslight (Martin Powell & Seppo Makinen)
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Stephen Seitz) 89, 92, 94-98, 102, 107, 113-115, 120-126, 167-168, 170, 172, 192, 208
Season of Madness (Aaron Smith) 7-8, 108
Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 186-187, 192-197
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 841-851, 853-860, 935-944, 949, 951-952
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 86; The Baker Street Phantom (Patrice Bourland) 144, 147, 163; The Clockwork Scarab (Colleen Gleason) 234; Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 422; "The Adventure of the Solitary Grave" (Christian Klaver) 16; "Red Sunset" (Bob Madison) 270; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 121; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 18, 90, 247; "The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 385, 388, 393; "From The Tree of Time" (Fred Saberhagen) 232; Séance for a Vampire (Fred Saberhagen) 255
NOTE: In Tom Holland's Supping with Vampires, Professor Huree Jyoti Navalkar (8, 11-14, 16, 21-22, 26, 29-30, 61, 65-81, 83, 88-95, 242, 250-251, 256, 266, 286, 291, 335-344, 346-350, 352, 359, 362, 364-371, 374-377, 379-400, 402-406, 408-409, 411-415, 420, 422, 425-431, 441, 445, 463, 467-471, 482, 487-488, 496, 498, 500-501) is presented to us as the original of Stoker's Van Helsing.

Van Helsing, Lawrence (The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires - 1974 Movie)
Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (Guy Adams) 98-99

Van Houten, Coenraad (Dutch Chocolate Maker, 1801-1887)
Van Houten's Cocoa: "The Case Of the Greek Key" (Donald Thomas) 102

Van Keppel, Arnold Joost (William II's Lover, c1670-1718)
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 95
Keppel Corner: Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 95, 165

Van Rensselaer Family
Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 167

Van Ronk, Dave (American Folk Singer, 1936-2002)
The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant) 114

Van Tromp, Martin (Dutch Admiral, 1597-1653)
Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 64

Van Veen (Ada - Vladimir Nabokov)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Van Winkle, Rip (Rip Van Winkle - Washington Irving)
"A Study in Fiction" (M.C. Stretch) 1
Mycroft Holmes (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse) 122; And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 9; "Dr Watson and Mr Holmes, or The Worm That Turned" (J.W. Courtney) 252; The Veiled Detective (David Stuart Davies) 177; Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 8; Most Baffling, Mrs. Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 183; "The Irish Professor" (Eddie Maguire) 75
A Rip Van Winkle: The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant) 100

Van Wyck, Robert A. (Mayor of New York, 1847-1918)
"The Seven Walnuts" (Daniel Stashower) 224

Vanbrugh, Sir John (British Playwright, 1664-1726)
Van Brough: The Scottish Ploy (Quinn Fawcett) 261

Vance, Alfred "The Great Vance" (Alfred Peck Stevens) (British Music Hall Entertainer, 1840-?)
Death in the Air (Shane Peacock) 56
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 152-155, 162, 218

Vance, Jack (American Writer, 1916-2013)
East of Ealing (Robert Rankin) 141

Vance, Philo (Philo Vance series - S.S.Van Dine)
"Help! Help! Sherlock!" (Edmund L. Pearson) 317-320
Violet Pants: "Give Me Lib, or Give Me Death" (Rod Reed) 209
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 10; "Murder in the Library" (Harold Gray) 171; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 230

Vanchinathan (Indian Tamil Independence Activist, 1886-1911)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 142, 220

Vancouver, George (British Naval officer & Explorer, 1757-1798)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 28

Vandeleur, Crofton Bury (British Soldier, 1867-1947)
A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 20

Vandeleur, John (The Suicide Club - Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 133-38, 142-44, 146-55

Vandeleur, Major Thomas Burton (British Soldier at Maiwand, 1836-1880)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 80-81

Vanderbilt, Alfred (American Sportsman, 1877-1915)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 60

Vanderbilt, Alice (Wife of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, 1845-1934)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 418

Vanderbilt, Alva (American Socialite & Suffragist, Wife of William K. Vanderbilt, 1853-1933)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 34-35, 41-42, 44, 65-69, 71-72, 78-80, 92, 351, 353-357, 383-384, 389, 391, 403, 412, 415-416, 418, 425, 438; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 243, 245-254

Vanderbilt, Consuelo (Duchess of Marlborough, 1876-1964)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 42, 350-361, 363, 367, 369-372, 374-375, 378-379, 383-384, 386, 391-392, 394, 410-413, 415, 419, 423-427, 438; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 21; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 235-238, 251, 253-255; Lestrade and the Guardian Angel (M.J.Trow) 87-90
"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 74; The Punjat's Ruby (Marian J.A.Jackson) 30

Vanderbilt, Cornelius "Commodore" (American Financier, 1794-1877)
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 62-63; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 34, 72, 75-79, 92, 191, 279-281, 394, 398, 402-403, 414-417, 419, 421-422, 427
"The Victory Match" (Barry Perowne) 2, 9; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 242-243, 252, 254

Vanderbilt, Cornelius, II (American Railroad Director, Son of William Henry Vanderbilt, 1843-1899)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 77-78, 415-416; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 45, "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 240, 253, 255

Vanderbilt, Cornelius Jeremiah, (Son of Commodore Vanderbilt, 1830-1882)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 76-77

Vanderbilt, Frank Armstrong Crawford (Second Wife of Commodore Vanderbilt, 1839-1885)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 77

Vanderbilt, George Washington (Son of William Henry Vanderbilt, 1862-1914)
"The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 253, 255

Vanderbilt, Maria Louisa (Kissam) (Wife of William Henry Vanderbilt, 1821-1896)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 77; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 245

Vanderbilt, William Henry (American Railway Magnate, Son of Commodore Vanderbilt 1821-1885)
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 61-65; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 240, 242-254
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 72, 75-78, 191, 415-417, 419, 421-422; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 174; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 219

Vanderbilt, William Kissam (American Industrialist, Son of William Henry Vanderbilt, 1849-1920)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 34, 39, 43-45, 56-57, 65-82, 90, 92, 96, 98, 144, 191-193, 247, 250, 349-352, 354-357, 372, 383-384, 391, 411-416, 418-419, 421-425, 429, 438
Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 31, 34; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 237, 240, 243, 245, 253, 255

Vanderbilt Family
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 33-35, 40, 57, 62, 66-68, 71-73, 75-78, 91-94, 98-99, 145-147, 149, 157, 173, 184, 186, 190-191, 195, 244, 250-251, 304, 311, 314, 321, 327-328, 344, 347, 356, 360, 392, 394, 403, 412, 414-415, 418-419, 423-424, 426-427; Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 178; "The Adventure of Vanderbilt and the Yeggman" (Roberta Rogow) 237-238, 240, 250-254
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 229; "Cross of Gold" (Michael Collins) 343, 346; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 89; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 268; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 333; Fire in the Blood (P.N. Elrod) 134; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 9, 58; The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 124; The Punjat's Ruby (Marian J.A.Jackson) 202 {The Vandergilts}; The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 18, 59, 80; Copper Beeches (Arthur H. Lewis) 52; The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 113; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 174; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 71, 426; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 334
Vanderbilt Mansion: The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 108; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 277, 280
Vanderbilt Row: Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 67, 92, 265, 412, 419; The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 43

Vane, Harriet (Lord Peter Wimsey series - Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 142

Vane, Inspector (The Man with the Watches - Arthur Conan Doyle)
"The Girl and the Gold Watches" (Robert Ryan) 428, 450

Vane, Sybil (The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde)
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (Bernard J. Schaffer) 208

Vanek, Professor Josef (Hungarian Magician, 1818-1889)
"The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 327, 330-331, 337

Vardalek, Count (The True Story of A Vampire - Eric, Count Stenbock)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 78-84, 135-138, 228, 231, 228, 231, 365

Vardans, The (The New Doctor Who Adventures: No Future - Paul Cornell)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 103

Vardon, Harry (British Golfer, 1870-1937)
Sherlock Holmes and the Frightened Golfer (J.M.Gregson) 13, 67, 138, 142, 151, 154, 156, 158, 161-164, 172, 174
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 180
Varden Overlapping Grip: Death of a Scavenger (Keith Spore) 145

Varešanin, Marijan (Governor of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1847-1917)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers)

Varley, Cromwell (Kidnapped Son of C.F. Varley)
Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 42

Varnell, Harry (Chicago Gambling Boss)
The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (Larry Millett) 142-143

Varney, Sir Francis (Varney The Vampire - Thomas Prescott Prest)
"A Study in Brimstone" (G.S. Denning) 156; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 33; "A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 227; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 66, 120, 164, 309, 331, 437; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 138; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 135

Varro, Marcus Terentius (Roman Scholar, 116-27BC)
Death Cloud (Andrew Lane) 58-59

Vasiliqia (Wife of Ali Pasha of Albania)
Sherlock Holmes and the Golden Bird (Frank Thomas) 210-211, 214, 233-234

Vasques, Francesco Correia (Brazilian Actor, 1839-1892)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 117-118, 238

Vassilleva, Nina (British Anarchist, Member of the Houndsditch Bank Gang)
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 130

Vauban, Sébastien Le Prestre de (French Military Engineer, 1633-1707)
Sherlock Holmes and the Boulevard Assassin (John Hall) 7

Vaudrey, Sulpice (Monsieur le Ministre - Jules Claretie)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 57

Vaughan, Ellen: See: Ellen Gethin

Vaughan, Herbert (British Cardinal, Archbishop of Westminster, 1832-1903)
"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 75-79, 81
Night Watch (Stephen Kendrick) 59, 97, 246

Vaughan, Thomas "Black" (British Nobleman, ?-1469)
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd (Phil Rickman) 71, 77, 79, 94-100, 103, 134, 197, 223, 308, 310, 317, 323-324, 326, 331-333, 343, 355, 369-370, 431, 446, 454, 460, 465, 469-470, 472, 475-477, 479, 492, 495, 497, 500, 514, 526
Vaughan Family: "The Adventure of the Late Orang Outang" (Gillian Linscott) 39

Vaughan Williams, Ralph (British Composer, 1872-1958)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 31

Vedder, Elihu (American Artist, 1836-1923)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 233

Vedder, Jan (Jan Vedder's Wife - Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr)
"A Study in Fiction" (M.C. Stretch) 1

Vedder, Margaret (Jan Vedder's Wife - Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr)
"A Study in Fiction" (M.C. Stretch) 1

Veidt, Conrad (German Actor, 1893-1943)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 5; The Kentish Manor Murders (Julian Symons) 86, 90, 184

Velasquez, Cora (The Flower Beneath the Foot - Ronald Firbank)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Velasquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y (Spanish Artist, 1599-1660)
And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 38; "Mrs. Farintosh & An Opal Tiara" (Ian Charnock) 188; The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (Daniel Gracely) 34, 54, 132; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 9; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 298; The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz) 25; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 169; "The Case of the Maplestead Magpie" (June Thomson) 82; Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 87

Velie, Sgt. Thomas (Ellery Queen series - Ellery Queen)
"The Final Problem" (Bliss Austin); "The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore" (Ellery Queen)

Velvet, Nick (Nick Velvet series - Edward D.Hoch)
"The Theft of the Persian Slipper" (Edward D. Hoch) 477-487

Venice, Duke of (The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare)
"The Adventure of the Eccentric Inventor" (Eugene D. Goodwin) 107

Venice, Duke of (Othello - William Shakespeare)
The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 207

Venn, Diggory (Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy)
"The Hound of the D’Urbervilles" (Kim Newman) 148, 186-187, 189-195, 198-208, 217
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 399

Venn, John (British Logician, 1834-1923)
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 254
Venn Diagram: Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? (Paul Cornell) 178

Venner, Elsie (Elsie Venner - Oliver Wendell Holmes, sr)
"Sherlock Holmes’ Daughter" (H.H. Ballard) 36

Venus (Roman Goddess of Love)
"The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud" (John Kendrick Bangs) 51; The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 64, 146; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 230; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 175; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 247; Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 35, 82, 160; The Clockwork Scarab (Colleen Gleason) 159; Faction Paradox: Erasing Sherlock (Kelly Hale) 93; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 58-59 160; Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 440; A Study in Silks (Emma Jane Holloway) 57, 195, 401; An Opened Grave (L. Frank James) 136; "The Bride and the Bachelors" (Vincent Kovar) 178; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 98, 101, 224; "The Tragic Case of the Child Prodigy" (William Patrick Maynard) 111; "The Adventure of the Eminent Collector" (Tony Reynolds) 135; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 233; "The Dilemma of the Distressed Savoyard" (Crighton Sellars) 456-457, 459; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 101; Death's Angel (Kathleen Sky) 72; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 53; "The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets" (Donald Thomas) 141, 166; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 238; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 146; "The Sect of the Salamander" (Ron Weighell) 104; Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 301
Plis de Venus: Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 152
Pocket Venus: "A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 218; Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 33, 40, 56, 66, 73, 79, 82, 98, 105, 110-111
Regions of Venus: Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 149
Throne of Venus: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 102
Venus Flytrap: An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 104; The Holmes Inheritance (Brian Freemantle) 247; "The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 67; "The Adventure of Exham Priory" (F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre) 388; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 92
Venus in...: Druid's Blood (Esther M. Friesner) 139

Venus De Milo (Greek Sculpture)
"The Queen of Air & Darkness" (Poul Anderson) 45; Sherlock Holmes and the Mysterious Friend of Oscar Wilde (Russell A. Brown) 94; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 420; "The Plate Mystery" (Gene Fowler) 124; Murder in the Bath (Michael Mallory) 115; The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 30; "Angels of Music" (Kim Newman) 177; "The Macabre Affair" (Bill Paxton) 32; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 15; Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Alan Vanneman) 161

Vep, Irma (Les Vampires - 1915 Movie Serial)
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 383, 388, 393-395, 409-410, 427, 445-446, 460-462
"The Greek Invertebrate" (Kim Newman) 321

Vercingetorix (Gaulish Chieftain, ?-46BC)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 375; Lestrade and the Gift of the Prince (M.J.Trow) 117-118

Verdi, Giuseppe (Italian Composer, 1813-1901)
The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr) 146-147, 235; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 27, 32, 34, 40, 59; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 192; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 120; Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 338; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 99, 102; "The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 81; "The Missing Don Giovanni" (Paul D. Gilbert) 71; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 75; The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 85; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 241; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 21; The Canary Trainer (Nicholas Meyer) 55, 57, 167; The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (Gilbert Pearlman); "The Case of the Plangent Colonel" (Ted Riccardi) 85; "The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 178, 180; "A Singular Affair at Trincomalee" (Ted Riccardi) 247; "The Two Umbrellas" (Martin Rosenstock) 384; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 213; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 179, 184; "The Case of the Remarkable Worm" (June Thomson) 71; Basil in the Wild West (Eve Titus) 34, 56, 58

Verges (Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare)
Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 60-61

Verlaine, Paul (French Poet, 1844-1896)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 66; "The Case of the Exalted Client" (June Thomson) 103

Verloc (The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad)
The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 678-679, 695-698, 708

Vermeer, Jan (Dutch Artist, 1632-1675)
The Albino’s Treasure (Stuart Douglas) 63; Absolute Discretion (Grant Eustace) 167; The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 74; The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (Daniel Gracely) 137; The Game's Afoot Mrs. Hudson (Sydney Hosier) 111; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 204; O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 175; Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 184; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 270; "The Adventure of the Purloined Paget" (Phillip Margolin & Jerry Margolin) 66; "The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil’s Cape" (Rob Rogers) 365; Sherlock Holmes' Lost Adventure (Lauren Steinhauer) 138; "The Case of the Conk-Singleton Forgery" (June Thomson) 33-34; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 81; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 85

Vernandois, Louis, Count of (Son of Louis XIV, 1667-1683)
"The Resources of Mycroft Holmes" (Charlton Andrews) 221

Verne, Berthe meslier de Montarand (Wife of Paul Verne)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 95-96, 98

Verne, Gaston (Son of Paul Verne, 1860-1916)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 7-12, 20-22, 24, 33-36, 38-44, 46-59, 66-67, 74-75, 78, 80-81, 85-86, 88, 90-91, 95-102, 107-108, 111-127, 130, 133, 136, 139, 145, 149, 155, 164, 167, 170, 177, 187, 207, 219
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 411

Verne, Georges, I (Son of Michel Verne, 1886-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead)

Verne, Honorine (Wife of Jules Verne, 1829-1910)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 37-39, 41-43, 46-47, 58-59, 68, 70, 89-94, 101, 107, 109, 111-113, 133-137, 139, 146, 174-176, 186-187, 189-192, 194-196, 220
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 391-392, 397

Verne, Jeanne "Maja" Raboul (Wife of Michel Verne, 1876-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 71, 220

Verne, Jules (French Author, 1828-1905)
Masterminds of Falkenstein (John DeChancie) 5-14, 21, 23, 29-35, 38-42, 44-47, 57, 80, 83-84, 86, 89-91, 133, 215, 271-272
The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 1-2, 5-6, 8, 11, 13, 18, 22, 26, 28-29, 33, 35, 41-44, 48, 63-68, 70, 72, 78-80, 82-83, 107-108, 113, 116, 118, 123-129, 153-154
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 7, 17-19, 25-27, 33-47, 51-56, 58-59, 66-73, 80, 89-120, 128, 130-131, 133-142, 144-145, 147-148, 151-161, 164-165, 167, 169-176, 183-197, 199-200, 206, 219-220
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 83, 210, 218, 250
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 269-270, 275-278
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 36, 88, 159-165, 167-173, 178-179, 181, 185, 191, 197, 228, 230, 251, 262-270
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 370, 374, 382, 390-400, 406, 409, 411-413
Sherlock Holmes and the Sandringham House Mystery (Val Andrews) 63; "The Adventure of the Russian Grave" (William Barton & Michael Capobianco) 31; "Everything Comes In Circles" (Dana Martin Batory) 14; "The Tattooed Arm" (Marc Bilgrey) 154; "The Case of the Flying Bullets" (Colin Bruce) 114; "The Case of the Martian Invasion" (Colin Bruce) 120; "Three Cases of Relative Jealousy" (Colin Bruce) 128; Pulptime (P.H. Cannon) 71; "The Sycamore Seed" (L.F.E. Coombs) 128, 134; "The Tenth Jar" (L.F.E. Coombs) 78; Solar Pons Versus the Devil's Claw (Basil Copper) 42; "The Adventure of the Unidentified Flying Object" (Michael G. Cornelius) 256; Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 93; Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murders (Barry Day) 156; From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 36, 52, 80, 208; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 343; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 285; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 217; Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 190, 260, 324; Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 28; "The Problem of the Sore Bridge - Among Others" (Philip Jose Farmer) 51; San Francisco Kills (Denny Martin Flinn) 187; "The Disappearance of the Cutter Alicia" (John Hall) 88; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 48, 233; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 155; The Guilty Abroad (Peter J. Heck) 284; "The Very First Affair" (Johan Heliot) 260-261, 266, 269-270; "Excerpts from an Unpublished Memoir Found In the Basement of the Home for Retired Actors" (Steve Hockensmith) 53; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 179; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 201; "The Greatest Mystery" (Paul Kane) 192; The Moor (Laurie R. King) 44; "The Disembodied Assassin" (Andrew Lane) 200; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 105, 129; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 149, 228-229, 249, 294; The Baron’s Revenge (Gary Lovisi) 70; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 42, 57; "The Adventure of the Field Theorems" (Vonda N. McIntyre) 66; Hellbirds (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 107; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 67; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 105; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 37; Death in the Air (Shane Peacock) 22; Evolution (John Peel) 174; "Sherlock Holmes in the Lost World" (Martin Powell) 139; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 182; "The Adventure of the Arab's Manuscript" (Michael Reaves) 289; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 195; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 123; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 221; "You See But You Do Not Observe" (Robert J. Sawyer) 347; Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 129; "The Case of Vittoria The Circus Belle" (Jay Sheckley) 343; The Web Weaver (Sam Siciliano) 77; "The Bride of the Moon" (Alan Stockwell) 89; "Mouse and the Master" (Brian M. Thomsen) 141; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 688, 794; Sherlock Holmes and the Terror Out of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 88
Verne Cannon: From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 27

Verne, Marie (Sister of Gaston Verne, 1842-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 12, 96

Verne, Mathilde (sister of Gaston Verne, 1839-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 96

Verne, Maurice (Brother of Gaston Verne, 1862-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 96

Verne, Michel (French Writer, Son of Jules Verne, 1861-1925)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 40, 71, 108-117, 119-120, 137, 159, 169, 171, 174-176, 185, 187-190, 194, 196, 214-217, 220
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 182; "The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 394, 397

Verne, Michel (Grandson of Jules Verne, 1885-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 71, 113, 220

Verne, Mme (French Actress, First Wife of Michel Verne)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 71

Verne, Paul (Brother of Jules Verne, 1829-1897)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 41, 46-47, 92-99, 121, 125, 139

Verne, Pierre (Father of Jules Verne, 1799-?)
Sherlock Holmes and the Knave of Hearts (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 69, 104

Vernet, Antoine (French Artist, 1689-1753)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 5

Vernet, Carle (French Artist, 1758-1836)
I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 32; "A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 217, 230; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 43; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 134; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 169

Vernet, Claude-Joseph (French Artist, 1714-1789)
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 67; Death Cloud (Andrew Lane) 52-53; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 5

Vernet, Emilie (Chalgrin) (Sister of Carle Vernet, ?-1794)
Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 43

Vernet, (Emile-Jean-Horace) Horace (French Artist, 1789-1863)
Young Sherlock Holmes (Alan Arnold) 98; "Art in the Blood" (Laura Caldwell) 109, 120; "The Book of Tobit" (Carla Coupe) 121; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 75; "The Reichenbach Secret" (David Stuart Davies) 393; "The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 265; Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 13; Absolute Discretion (Grant Eustace) 42, 125; The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert) 62; Young Sherlock: The Mystery of the Manor House (Gerald Frow) 52; Exit Sherlock Holmes (Robert Lee Hall) 87, 228; I, Sherlock Holmes (Michael Harrison) 10; Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 24; "A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 217; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 72; "The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 26; "The Book of Tobit" (H. Paul Jeffers) 106; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 54, 383; A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 67, 239; Death By Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 14, 203, 209; Death Cloud (Andrew Lane) 52; Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 184; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 43-44; "The Adventure of the Three Verners" (Michael Mallory) 161; The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 63, 275; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 134; "The Mystery of the Missing Child" (Christine Poulson) 245; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 5-6, 9; "The Case of the French Savant" (Ted Riccardi) 91; "The Adventure of Ricoletti of the Club Foot (and his abominable wife)" (Roberta Rogow) 149; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 198; Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test (Stanley Shaw) 93; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 84; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 169; "Art in the Blood Revealed" (Regina Stinson) 27; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 146; "The Case of the Manor House Mystery" (June Thomson) 89

Vernet Family (French Artists - References to unspecified family members)
Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 298; "The Adventure of the Poison Tea Epidemic" (Carl L. Heifetz) 371; Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 38; Death by Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 14, 203, 209; The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 492; The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester) 69

Vernon-Smith, Herbert "The Bounder" (Billy Bunter series - Charles Hamilton)
Sherlock Holmes and the Greyfriars School Mystery (Val Andrews) 16-106

Veronica, St (Gave Christ her veil as he walked to Calvary)
St Veronica's Hospital: "The Adventure of the Second Round" (Mark Wardecker) 67-68

Verneuil, Auguste (French Chemist, 1856-1913)
"The Matter of the Pigeons-Blood Ruby" (David L. Hammer) 68

Verrocchio, Andrea del (Florentine Sculptor & Painter, 1435-1488)
"The Case of the Vatican Cameos" (June Thomson) 160

Vervoids (Dr. Who: Terror of the Vervoids - TV series)
All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 222

Verwoerd, Hendrik (South African Prime Minister (1958-66), 1901-1966)
Time for Sherlock Holmes (David Dvorkin) 104

Very, Edward (American Naval Officer, 1847-1910)
Very Flare: Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 437, 449
Very Light: "Narpoo Rum" (Anonymous) 215; "The Scarlet Drop" (Fibulous) 159; Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 262-263

Vespasian (Roman Emperor (69-79), 9-79)
Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J.Trow) 138

Vespucci, Amerigo (Italian Navigator, 1452-1512)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 125
The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 26, 45-46, 170-171, 174-177, 207, 235, 286
Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 358, 414, 457, 566, 618; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 761, 787, 795, 797-798, 916, 925
Vespuccia: The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 110, 170, 284, 286, 290-291; Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 470, 481, 493, 551-552, 560-561, 570, 582, 588; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 787, 815, 823, 835, 849, 869, 890, 892, 916, 976
Vespuccian: The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 23, 53 , 99, 103, 205, 234, 243, 283; Camera Obscura (Lavie Tidhar) 346, 348, 389, 606, 613, 615, 648, 651-652; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar)
808, 814, 817, 820, 872, 876, 878, 884, 941

Vest, George Graham (American Politician, 1830-1904)
The Barker Street Regulars (Susan Conant) 78, 81

Vesta (Roman Goddess of the Hearth)
The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 378
Vestal Virgin: Good Night, Mr Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 75, 95

Vetterli, Johann-Friedrich (Swiss Riflemaker, 1822-1882)
Vetterli M1881: Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Problem (Nick S. Thomas) 202

Vholes, Mr. (Bleak House - Charles Dickens)
The Master Sleuth on the Trail of Edwin Drood (Robert F. Fleissner) 128

Vi, Auntie (Kate Shugak series - Dana Stabenow)
"The Eyak Interpreter" (Dana Stabenow) 304

Viardot-Garcia, Pauline (Opera Singer)
The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 86, 135

Vicars, Sir Arthur (English Genealogist & Ulster King of Arms, 1862-1912)
"The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 52-55, 57, 61-63, 65-89, 91-92, 94-99, 102, 104-105, 107

Vicars, Lady Gertrude (Wife of Sir Arthur Vicars, ?-1946)
"The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 52-53

Vicars, Jane Gun-Cunningham (Mother of Sir Arthur Vicars, 1821-1873)
"The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 83

Viccars, George (Tailor of Eyam Plague Village, ?-1665)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Tick Tock Man" (Roy Templeman) 116-117, 121, 123-124

Vick, Dr Joshua (American Drug Retailer)
Vicks Vap-O-Rub: "The Rich Man’s Hand" (Joan de la Haye) 74; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 120

Vickers, Edward (British Steel Manufacturer, 1804-1897)
Vickers: Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 235; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 54; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 120; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 213, 229
Vickers gun: The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 204; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 164

Vickers, Joan, Baroness Vickers (British Politician, 1907-1994)
"Sherlock Holmes and the Underground Car Park" (Alan Watkins) 309

Vickers, Thomas (British Steel Manufacturer, 1833-1915)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 534, 538

Vickery, Jim (Assistant To Houdini)
Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (Val Andrews) 74-75, 87-89, 92, 99-100, 113; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 3, 80, 103-104, 109-115, 156-161, 165-168, 179, 181-182, 187, 192, 202, 204, 215, 223, 226, 267, 275-276, 278

Victor, Daniel D. (American Teacher & Author)
The Final Page of Baker Street (Daniel D. Victor) 6-9
The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) xiii-xv

Victor Emmanuel II (King of Italy (1861-78), 1820-1878)
"The Abandoned Brigantine" (Sam Benady) 15; "The Adventure of the Dying Gaul" (Paul D. Gilbert) 205; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 12; The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 264; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 52; The Monstrous Regiment (Glen Petrie) 182

Victor Emmanuel III (King of Italy (1900-46), 1869-1947)
Sherlock Holmes in New York (D.R. Bensen) 16; Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 4; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 156; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 265, 268

Victoria (Dr Who): see Victoria Waterfield

Victoria, Queen

Victoria, The (Five Weeks In A Balloon - Jules Verne)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 118, 124, 127-130, 139-143

Victoria Alexandra Olga, Princess (Daughter of Edward VII, 1868-1935)
The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 203, 219
Sherlock Holmes Meets Annie Oakley (Stanley Shaw) 47-48, 50-55, 58-60, 68, 70, 72-73, 75, 83-88, 91-92, 97, 100-104, 107, 109, 111, 125-127, 134-137
"The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 176

Victoria of Prussia, Princess (Sister of Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1866-1929)
"Sherlock Holmes & 'The Woman'" (Michael Harrison) 114, 126

Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, Princess (Daughter of Queen Victoria, Mother of Kaiser Wilhelm II, 1840-1901)
"Holmes and the Loss of the British Barque Sophy Anderson" (Peter Cannon) 81; Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 62; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 132; "The Importance of Porlock" (Amy Myers) 86; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 48; Sherlock Holmes and the Royal Flush (Barrie Roberts) 130

Victoria Eugenie Julia of Battenberg (Wife of Alfonso XIII of Spain, 1887-1969)
Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 72, 87, 91-99, 101, 104-106, 130
Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 114

Victor-Smythe, The Hon. Mrs (The Flower Beneath the Foot - Ronald Firbank)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 91

Vidal, Aurélio (Brazilian Hotelier)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 11-13, 25

Vidocq, François Eugène (French Detective, Founder of the Sûreté)
"The Adventure of the Clothes-line" (Carolyn Wells) 59, 61
"The Adventure of the Lost Baby" (Carolyn Wells) 12
Good Morning, Irene (Carole Nelson Douglas) 71; "The Adventure of the Child’s Perambulator" (Charles Loomis) 265; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 82; "The Incident of the Impecunious Chevalier" (Richard Lupoff) 20; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 73-74; The Pandora Plague (Lee A. Matthias) 83; "Water from the Moon" (Carolyn Wheat) 46; "The Glennon Falls" (Sam Wiebe) 142

Vienna Boys' Choir, The
The Cinema Swindle (Terrance Dicks) 38

Viereck, George Sylvestre (German Author, 1884-1962)
The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 24, 88, 136, 146-148, 155-157, 173

Vieuxtemps, Henri (Belgian Violinist & Composer, 1820-1881)
The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 275; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 107; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 314

Vigar-Harris, Henry (British Writer)
Mrs Hudson and the Irish Invincibles (Barry S. Brown) 13

Vigée Le Brun, Elisabeth (French Artist, 1755-1842)
Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 163, 165

Vigènere, Blaise de (French Cryptographer, 1523-1596)
The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 38; The Dark Water (David Pirie) 262
Vigènere Cipher: The Albino’s Treasure (Stuart Douglas) 202; A Study in Silks (Emma Jane Holloway) 279; "Dynamics of a Hanging" (Tony Pi) 333-334, 338

Vigilius of Trent, St (Roman Bishop, C353-405)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 116

Vigne, Godfrey (English Traveller, 1801-1863)
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 28

Vikar-ul-Umrad, Sir (Prime Minister of Hyderabad (1893-1901), 1856-1902)
"The Bite Worse Than Death" (Vithal Rajan) 78

Vilella, Giuseppe (Italian Bandit)
"Of the Origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles" (Barbara Roden) 256

Villa, Pancho (Mexican Revolutionary, 1877-1923)
The 6 Messiahs (Mark Frost) 242; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 209; The Game (Laurie R. King) 274; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 142; "The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 301; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 200

Villanueva, Sebastian (The Black Castle - Les Daniels)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 66

Villemin, J.A. (French Army Doctor, Discovered Tuberculosis could be spread from humans to animals)
"A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 219

Villon, François (French Poet, 1431-1463)
The Incredible Umbrella (Marvin Kaye) 213; Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 244

Vincent, Dr (Dracula - Bram Stoker)
Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula (Stephen Seitz) 114-115

Vincent, Harry (The Shadow series - Maxwell Grant)
"God of the Naked Unicorn" (Richard Lupoff) 306

Vincent, Howard (British Founder of the CID)
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 147, 124-125, 147, 149; Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring (M.J.Trow) 13-233
The Return of Moriarty (John Gardner) 140; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 71; Lestrade and the Mirror of Murder (M.J. Trow) 19; Lestrade and the Ripper (M.J.Trow) 13; Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 19, 202

Vincent de Paul, St. (French Priest, 1581-1660)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 161
Cape St Vincent: "The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 22
St Vincent's Home: The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions (H. Paul Jeffers) 78, 81

Vincenzo, Tony (Kolchak - The Night Stalker - TV Series)
Cry of Thunder (Joe Gentile, Andy Bennett & Carlos Magno) 2-6, 90-91
Anthony: Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 173

Vincey (She - H. Rider Haggard)
Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Thos. Kent Miller) 5

Vincey, Leo (She - H. Rider Haggard)
Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World (Thos. Kent Miller) 1, 4-56, 65-73
"Me, or The Strange Episode of the Reincarnated Greek" (E.V. Knox) 207, 213; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 27

Vincy, Rosamond (Middlemarch - George Eliot)
The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 161

Viola (Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare)
"The Old Senator" (Steve Hockensmith) 73, 79; "Sherlock Holmes and the Muffin" (Dorothy B. Hughes) 212; The Game (Laurie R. King) 274; "Sherlock Holmes Solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Harry B. Smith) 223
Viola DeVere: "The Thief of Twelfth Night" (Carole Nelson Douglas) 213-214, 217-219, 223-229

Violetta Valery (La Traviata - Verdi)
Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 30, 32, 36, 40, 51, 53, 77, 86, 132, 180; "The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk) 239, 246-248, 256, 263, 265-266, 277, 283

Vionnet, Madeleine (French Fashion Designer, 1876-1975)
Vionnet Costume: The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 82

Viotti, Giovanni (Italian Violinist, 1755-1824)
The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes (Mona Morstein) 275

Viqar-ul-Muluk (Indian Politician, 1841-1917)
"The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 221-223

Virchow, Rudolph (German Pathologist, 1821-1902)
Supping with Panthers (Tom Holland) 346; "The Curse of Guangxu" (Sam Stone) 268

Virgil (Roman Poet, 70-19 BC)
The Pursuit of the Houseboat (John Kendrick Bangs) 163; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 63; The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 26; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 47; The Notched Hairpin (H.F.Heard) 74, 140; "The Italian Sherlock Holmes" (Reginald Hill) 236; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 5, 22; The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 8, 72; The Moor (Laurie R. King) 131; "The Adventure of the First Class Carriage" (Ronald Knox) 51; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 147; "The Persian Slipper" (Steve Lockley) 279; The Holmes Affair (Graham Moore) 153; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 414; The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 260; The Dragon Turn (Shane Peacock) 64; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 180; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 62; Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 13; "The Adventure of the Docklands Apparition" (Mark Wardecker) 50; "The House That Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 279; "The Case of the Rival Queens" (Carolyn Wheat) 286; "The Glennon Falls" (Sam Wiebe) 138; Sherlock Holmes in Tibet (Richard Wincor) 4; A Night in the Lonesome October (Roger Zelazny) 166

Virot, Madame (French Milliner)
The Pursuit of the House-Boat (John Kendrick Bangs) 101

Visconti, Filippo Maria (Duke of Milan (1412-47), 1392-1447)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 50

Visconti, Gian Maria (Duke of Milan (1402-12), 1388-1412)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 50

Visconti, Luchino (Italian Film Director, 1906-1976)
The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death (Daniel Pinkwater) 364

Vishnu (The Pervader, Hindu Deity)
"The Case of Hodgson's Ghost" (Ted Riccardi) 78-83
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 88; Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (Paul D. Gilbert) 55, 121. 210; Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 153, 155, 173; The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (John R. King) 142; The Game (Laurie R. King) 263; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 138, 191; "The Case of Hodgson's Ghost" (Ted Riccardi) 58, 63, 76; "The Case of the French Savant" (Ted Riccardi) 99, 111-113, 116-117; "A Singular Affair at Trincomalee" (Ted Riccardi) 237; Lestrade and the Deadly Game (M.J.Trow) 208
Vaisnava: Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 173

Vitruvius (Roman Architect & Engineer, 90-20BC)
"The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 151
Vetruvius: Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 87
Vitruvian: "The Case of the Fiery Messengers" (Ron Weighell) 8, 16-17

Vittorio Emanuele (Prince of Savoy & Count of Turin, 1870-?)
"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (Isaac S. George) 74-75

Vitus, St (Italian Martyr, ?-303)
Enter the Lion (Michael P. Hodel & Sean M. Wright) 208
St Vitus (ship): "Mary of the Prairie, or, Should She Have Let Him?" (Anonymous) 124
St Vitus' Cathedral: Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 197-198; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 161, 166; Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 81
St Vitus' Dance: "The Witch of Greenwich" (Gerard Dole) 138; "The Doll Who Talked to the Dead" (Nev Fountain) 128; The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 38; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 44; Pirate King (Laurie R. King) 212; Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 280; Art in the Blood (Bonnie MacBird) 81; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 167-168; The Adventures of Inspector Lestrade (M.J. Trow) 166-167
St Vitus-Where-He-Danced: "The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound" (Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson) 91

Vivaldi, Antonio Lucio (Italian Composer, 1675-1741)
Durkheim Is Dead! (Arthur Asa Berger) 29; The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 85; "The Lost Boy" (Barbara Hambly) 20, 36; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 199; Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Vampire (Dean P. Turnbloom) 39, 43, 79, 81, 112, 115, 176; The Probability Pad (T.A.Waters) 9; The Jewel of Covent Garden (Wayne Worcester) 75-76

Vivekananda, Swami (Indian Religious Leader, 1863-1902)
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 198, 201
"The Indian Summer of Sherlock Holmes" (Vithal Rajan) 217

Vivian, Sir Walter (The Princess - Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
The Dorking Gap Affair (Glen Petrie) 217

Vivien (Arthurian Legend)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 20

Vizayanagaram, Maharajah of (Indian Nobleman, Chess Tournament Sponsor)
"The Moriarty Gambit" (Fritz Leiber) 299

Vizetelly, Henry (English Publisher, 1820-1894)
The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 85

Vlad II Dracul (Voivode of Wallachia, Father of Vlad Tepes, c1390-1447)
The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 190

Vlad Tepes, The Impaler (Voivod of Wallachia, 1431-?)
The Tangled Skein (David Stuart Davies) 74-75, 156
Dracula's Diary (Michael Geare & Michael Corby) 5-8, 10-19, 21, 24, 27-28, 31-32, 37, 41, 49, 51, 55, 67, 69, 74, 76-77, 79, 85, 87, 89, 94, 97, 109, 114, 125, 129, 139, 141, 151, 153
"A Singular Event On A Night In 1912" (Roman A. Ranieri) 175-181
The Ritual (J.N. Williamson) 181-183, 232
The House of Smoke (Sam Christer) 261; "The Case of the Vampire's Mark" (Bill Crider) 114, 126; Sherlock Holmes and the Alice In Wonderland Murders (Barry Day) 57; Castle Rouge (Carole Nelson Douglas) 131, 185, 410-411, 518; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 165; Irene's Last Waltz (Carole Nelson Douglas) 235-236; Sherlock Holmes Vs. Dracula (Loren D. Estleman) 99; "A Study In Emerald" (Neil Gaiman) 12; The Dracula Caper (Simon Hawke) 36, 48, 92-93, 98, 122, 128-129, 139-140; Death By Gaslight (Michael Kurland) 257; Sherlock Holmes and the Affair in Transylvania (Gerry O’Hara) 70; The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 190; The Great Game (Lavie Tidhar) 923; Brigade (M.J.Trow) 375
Vlad the Impostor: And Then There Was No One (Gilbert Adair) 239
See also: Dracula

Vladimir, St (Grand Prince of Kiev, 956-1015)
Lestrade and the Devil's Own (M J Trow) 163, 166

Voigtländer, Johann Christoph (German Optical Manufacturer)
Voigtländer Night Sight: Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 203
Vöigtlander Portrait:"Fade to Black" (Michael Gregorio) 515

Voisin, Gabriel (1880-1973) & Charles (1882-1912) (French Aircraft Manufacturers)
Voisin Plane: Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (Val Andrews) 56-61, 63, 90, 111

Voisin, Jules (French Alienist, 1844-1920)
"The Lunacy of Celestine Blot" (Stephen Volk) 368

Volk, Magnus (British Electrical Engineer, 1851-1937)
"The Brighton Clown" (L.F.E. Coombs) 36

Volkoff, Boris (Russian Ballet Master, ?-1974)
"The Case of the Smiling Buddha" (Ronald C. Weyman) 124, 135

Vollard, Ambroise (French Art Dealer, 1867-1939)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 234

Vollum, Edward (American Author)
"A Ballad of the White Plague" (P.C.Hodgell) 213

Volpone (Volpone - Ben Jonson)
The Flying Scotsman (Quinn Fawcett) 127

Volstead, Andrew (American Politician, 1860-1947)
Volstead Act: "The Imitator" (Jan Burke) 339; Pulptime (P.H. Cannon) 43, 74; The Art of Detection (Laurie R. King) 140; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 91, 155, 270

Volta, Alessandro, Count (Italian Physicist, 1745-1827)
"The Singular Affair of the Aluminium Crutch" (Ian Charnock)120, 129, 131; The Werewolf Club Meets Oliver Twit (Daniel & Jill Pinkwater) 69-70; "The Adventure of the Eminent Collector" (Tony Reynolds) 140
Volta Prize: A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 21
Voltaic: "The House that Jack Built" (Edward Wellen) 277

Voltaire (French Philosopher & Writer, 1694-1778)
"The Coole Park Problem" (Michéal & Clare Breathnach) 171; "My Silk Umbrella" (Darryl Brock) 42; The Nine Wrong Answers (John Dickson Carr) 178; "The Richmond Enigma" (John DeChancie) 183; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 51; Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 72; The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (Barry Grant) 32; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 241; The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 236; The Case of the Frozen Scream (Thomas Brace Haughey) 87; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 111; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 43; "Half There / All There" (Glen Mehn) 245; The Fatal Mistake (Hugh S. Scullion) 28; "The Case of Vittoria The Circus Belle" (Jay Sheckley) 314; The Bookman (Lavie Tidhar) 123, 126; Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J.Trow) 121; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 194; "The Remarkable Worm" (Carolyn Wheat) 204
Quai Voltaire: The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 27

Voltranons (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Set Piece - Kate Orman)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 37

Volumnia (Coriolanus - William Shakespeare)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 549; "The Adventure of the Second Round" (Mark Wardecker) 66

Von Berlichengen, Gottfried "Gotz" (German Knight, 1480-1562)
Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 83-85, 89, 92-94, 103

Von Bernhardi, Friedrich (German Soldier & Author, 1849-1930)
The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 93-94, 163

Von Bleichröder, Gerson (German Banker, 1822-1893)
"The Case of the Murdering Saint" (Vithal Rajan) 3

Von Bülow Eva (Daughter of Richard Wagner, 1867-1942)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 116-117, 119, 124, 127, 131, 136-139, 151

Von Bülow, Hans (German Conductor, 1830-1894)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 116, 123, 140, 151, 158

Von Bülow, Isolde (Daughter of Richard Wagner, 1865-1919)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 116-117, 119, 124, 127, 131, 136-139, 151

Von Ehrenfels, Christian (Austrian Philosopher, 1859-1932)
Moriarty (Anthony Horowitz) 259

Von Einsiedel, Ernst Rudolf (Father of Nathalie Planer)
"A Death in Venice" (Ted Riccardi) 145

Von Erlach, Johann Bernhard Fischer (Austrian Architect, 1656-1723)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 8-9

Von Erlach, Joseph Emanuel Fischer (Austrian Architect, 1693-1742)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 8, 128

Von Fleischl-Marxow, Ernst (Austrian Physician, Friend of Sigmund Freud, 1846-1891)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 52, 115

Von Frisch, Karl (Austrian Ethologist, 1886-1982)
Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 293

Von Harrach, Count Franz (Archduke Franz Ferdinand's Bodyguard, 1870-1934)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 223

Von Hartmann, Eduard (German Philosopher, 1842-1906)
"The Malady of the Mind Doctor" (Howard Halstead) 131

Von Hildebrandt, Johann Lukas (Austrian Architect, 1668-1745)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 8, 128

Von Hoffmannsthal, Ilse: see Gabrielle Valladon

Von Hofmann, August Wilhelm (German Chemist, 1818-1892)
"The Post-Modern Prometheus" (Nick Kyme) 88-89

Von Hötzendorf, Count Franz Conrad (Austrian Military Leader, 1852-1925)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 149

Von Junzt (The Black Stone - Robert E. Howard)
"A Case of Royal Blood" (Steven-Elliot Altman) 79

Von Karajan, Herbert (Austrian Conductor 1908-1989)
The Case of the Invisible Thief (Thomas Brace Haughey) 23

Von Kluck, Alexander (German Military Leader, 1846-1934)
Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 44

Von Knipping, Hubert (German Diplomat, 1868-1955)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 101

Von Knobelsdorf, Konstantin Schmidt (Prussian Military Officer, 1860-1936)
A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 54

Von Kühlmann, Richard (German Diplomat & Industrialist, 1873-1948)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 183

Von Papen, Franz (German Politician, 1879-1969)
"Porlock’s Demise" (Ted Riccardi) 102

Von Recklinghausen, Friedrich (German Pathologist, 1833-1910)
Von Recklinghausen Disease: Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 28

Von Ribbentrop, Joachim (German Diplomat, 1893-1946)
The Curse of the Nibelung (Marcel D'Agneau) 118-120
; Lestrade and the Giant Rat of Sumatra (M.J. Trow) 154

Von Sanders, Otto Liman (German Military Commander, 1855-1929)
The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 135

Von Schleich, Eduard (German Air Ace, 1888-1947)
The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 67, 165-166

Von Schlieffen, Count Alfred (German Chief of Staff, 1833-1913)
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (Nicholas Meyer) 163, 169-170, 212
Schlieffen Plan: A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 157

Von Schwartzkoppen, Colonel Maximilian (German Diplomat, 1850-1917)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 236, 254, 334, 392, 395
"The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 111-112, 119, 141, 143-144, 158

Von Slatin, Rudolf Carl (Anglo-Austrian Soldier & Colonial Administrator, 1857-1932)
"A Commission to the Sultan of Turkey" (Frank J. Eustace) 6

Von Tersch, Gary (American Writer)
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 111, 117

Von Thun, Johann Ernst (Archbishop of Salzburg, 1643-1709)
Sherlock Holmes and the King of Clubs (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 8

Von Tirpitz, Alfred (German Admiral, 1849-1930)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 535
Sherlock Holmes and the Copycat Murders (Barry Day) 44; The King Edward Plot (Robert Lee Hall) 94; The Case of Emily V (Keith Oatley) 155; "The Case of the Greek Key (Donald Thomas) 100-101, 107, 115, 117, 158, 163-164; "The Case of the Abandoned Lighthouse" (June Thomson) 189; "The Case of a Boy’s Honour" (Donald Thomas) 6; "The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 275, 282, 290, 317; Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 241; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 107

Von Uexküll, Jakob (German Biologist, 1864-1944)
"The Case of the Murdering Saint" (Vithal Rajan) 45

Von Welsbach, Carl Auer (Austrian Scientist, 1858-1929)
The Fifth Heart (Dan Simmons) 100-101

Von Wolff, Isabella Freiin (Wife Of Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin)
Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 193

Vonderahes, Frank (Cousin of Eliza Barrow)
Lestrade and the Leviathan (M.J.Trow) 190

Voss, Madame (Garth comic strip - Steve Dowling)
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 98

Vowles, Emma (Emma Phillips) (British Landlady, Neill Cream Case)
"The Case of the Talking Corpse" (Donald Thomas) 276-280, 302, 324, 329

Voysey, Charles (British Architect, 1857-1941)
The Revenge of the Hound (Michael Hardwick) 169

Vucetich, Juan (Argentinian Police Official, 1858-1925)
"The Case of the Itinerant Yeggman" (June Thomson) 174

Vuillard, Edouard (French Artist, 1868-1940)
W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 231
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 184

Vuillaume, Jean-Baptiste (French Violin Maker, 1798-1875)
A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 89

Vuitton, Louis (French Baggage Manufacturer, 1821-1892)
Vuitton Luggage: The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 245; The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 542

Vukcic, Marko (Nero Wolfe series - Rex Stout)
"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (H. Paul Jeffers) 34

Vulcan (Roman God of Fire)
Shadowfall (Tracy Revels) 15; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 218
Temple of Vulcan: The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 142
Vulcan (Tugboat): The Seventh Bullet (Daniel D. Victor) 173-174

Vulcans (Star Trek - TV series)
"Everything Comes In Circles" (Dana Martin Batory) 13, 15-18, 25; "The Interrupted Game" (Dana Martin Batory) 129-130, 132, 134, 137-138; "A Nostalgic Country of the Mind" (Dana Martin Batory) 5, 10-12; Death's Angel (Kathleen Sky) 8, 10, 14-17, 33-34, 41-42, 45, 73-74, 81, 104, 109, 124-125, 134-135, 140, 151, 157, 162-163, 171, 174-176, 178-181, 183, 188, 195, 202, 209-210
"The Captive Bride" (Dana Martin Batory) 68, 73, 77-78, 80-81; "The Chalice of Skorr" (Dana Martin Batory) 99-100; "The Color of Death" (Dana Martin Batory) 51, 55; "The Mechanical Pup" (Dana Martin Batory) 92; "A One Pipe Problem" (Dana Martin Batory) 60; "The Vanishing Devil" (Win Scott Eckert) 59, 69

Vulkan (They Thirst - Robert McCammon)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 66

Vyrubova, Anna (Russian Lady-in-Waiting, 1884-1964)
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 29, 31, 37-39, 49, 54, 63, 118-119, 170, 180-181, 211, 215-216, 219, 273

Vyver, Bertha (Companion of Marie Corelli)
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 347