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Yahoos (Gullivers Travels - Jonathan Swift)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Allan Moore & Kevin O'Neill) 44

Yahweh: see Jahweh

Yakub Beg (Founded Muslim State in Tarim Basin)
The Siam Question (Timothy Francis Sheil) 160, 180, 182-183

Yale, Linus (American Inventor of Yale Lock)
A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 308
Yale Key: The Vampire Serpent (Kel Richards) 28; "The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 96
Yale Lock: Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 271; "The Case of the Matinee Idol" (Donald Thomas) 354, 361; "The Queen of the Night" (Donald Thomas) 316, 331

Yam, Mr (Mr. Vampire - Movie)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 155-159, 188, 242-249, 265, 267, 283-286, 299, 302, 331, 335, 365, 441

Yama / King Yan (Chinese God)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 167

Yamaha, Torakusu (Japanese Entrepreneur, 1851-1916)
Yamaha Grand Piano: Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (Barry Grant) 154

Yang Kwei Fei (Emperor's Consort in Japanese Literature)
A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 130

Yapp, Alice (Nanny to the Maybrick Family)
"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (Martin Edwards) 254, 259, 261-262, 266

Yaqub Khan, Amir (Afghan Leader (1879), 1849-1923)
The Private Life of Dr. Watson (Michael Hardwick) 249; Watson's Afghan Adventure (Kieran McMullen) 48, 54, 82, 87, 91-92, 94; Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 79

Yarab (She - H. Rider Haggard)
"Me, or The Strange Episode of the Reincarnated Greek" (E.V. Knox) 206

Yarborough, Ralph W. (American Senator, 1903-1996)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 84

Yardley, William (British Businessman)
Yardley's: "The Brown Recluse" (Davis Grubb) 87; "The Case of the Yokohama Club" (Donald Thomas) 334

Yarrow, Alfred (British Shipbuilder, 1842-1932)
Yarrows Ltd.: "The Case of the Greek Key (Donald Thomas) 151

Yastremski, Carl (American Baseball Player, 1939- )
Inspector Ginkgo Tips His Hat To Sherlock Holmes (Alex Jack) 71

Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu (Son of Emperor Taisho, 1902-1953)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 191

Yasumasa, Fukushima (Japanese General, 1852-1919)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 293

Yates, Mike (Doctor Who - TV series)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 72-74, 77-79, 109, 113-114, 128, 139, 151, 190-191, 203, 217, 221, 229-230, 232, 234, 237, 282-283

Yeadon, Robin (The New Doctor Who Adventures: Nightshade - Mark Gatiss)
Happy Endings (Paul Cornell) 278, 281

Yeager, Chuck (American Pilot, 1923- )
The Adventure of the Dreaming Detective (Ralph E. Vaughan) 5, 9-11, 15-16, 21-22, 47-48
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 140

Yeames, William Frederick (British Artist, 1835-1918)
"The Protégé" (Kate Ellis) 204, 207, 210

Yeats, William Butler (Irish Poet & Dramatist, 1865-1939)
"The Coole Park Problem" (Michéal & Clare Breathnach) 166, 168-179, 181-183, 185, 187-188
"The Scarlet Woman" (Watkin Jones) 64-70, 75, 77-95, 102-104, 124
"The Irish Professor" (Eddie Maguire) 86
Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 19, 58; The Adventure of the Dead Rabbits Society (Philip J. Carraher) 68; The Case of the Philosophers' Ring (Randall Collins) v, 88; "The Butler Did It" (Herschel Cozine) 157; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 73, 76; A Taste for Honey (H.F. Heard) 29; The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 29; "Angel Down, Sussex" (Kim Newman) 129, 134; The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 6
"the butler - Yeats":
Lestrade and the Brother of Death (M.J.Trow) 71

Yellow Hand / Yellow Hair (Cheyenne Chief, ?-1867)
"The Adventure of the White City" (Bill Crider) 187-188; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 292, 294-295, 298

Yellow Jacket (Yellow Jacket: Man of Mystery Comics - Scott McCullar)
"The Vanishing Devil" (Win Scott Eckert) 60

Yelva (Yelva - Henry Bishop)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 165

Yen, General (The Bitter Tea of General Yen - Movie)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 54

Yersin, Alexandre (Swiss Bacteriologist, 1863(?) - ?)
The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 146; The Holmes-Dracula File (Fred Saberhagen) 162

Yesenin, Sergei (Russian Poet, 1895-1925)
Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 155

Y'golonac (Cold Print - Ramsey Campbell)
"Nightmare in Wax" (Simon Clark) 425

Yhtill (The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers)
"The Adventure of the Pallid Mask" (Daniel McGachey) 247

Yin Chang (Chinese Military Leader)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 106

Yith, The Great Race of (The Shadow Out of Time - H.P.Lovecraft)
The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 171

Yixuan, Prince Chun (Chinese Prince, 1840-1891)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 135, 137

Yo San (Darling of the Gods - David Belasco)
Shady Sinners of the Styx (Lawrence Daniel Fogg) 10

Yoda (Paws & Claws: A Three Dog Mystery - Ralp E. Vaughan)
"The Dog Who Loved Sherlock Holmes" (Ralph E. Vaughan) 168

Yoerg, Anthony (German-American Brewer, 1816-1896)
Yeorg's Brewery
: The Magic Bullet (Larry Millett) 62, 320

Yog Sothoth (Cthulhu Mythos Stories)
"A Case of Royal Blood" (Steven-Elliot Altman) 89; "Nightmare in Wax" (Simon Clark) 430; "The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece" (Barbara Hambly) 179, 180; All-Consuming Fire (Andy Lane) 221
Iog Sotot: "The Adventure of the Unknown Worm" (Daniel McGachey) 89
Sothoth (spaceship):
"The Interrupted Game" (Dana Martin Batory) 125

Dr Yogami (Werewolf of London - movie)
The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror (Daniel Pinkwater) 455

Yohannes IV (Emperor of Ethiopia (1872-89), 1831-1889)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 532; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 64, 118, 142

Yolande (Madame d'Esperance's Spirit Guide)
Baskerville (John O’Connell) 144-145

Yonge, Charlotte M. (British Writer)
The Revenge of Moriarty (John Gardner) 103

Yongle / Yung-lo (Chinese Emperor (1402-24), 1360-1424)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 227

Yorga, Count (Count Yorga: Vampire - movie)
Iorga: Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 66, 274-458

Yorick (Hamlet - William Shakespeare)
My Hero (Tom Holt) 129
"The Curse of Edwin Booth" (Carole Buggé) 181; The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 69; "Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 31; "The Record of the Tarleton Murders" (Ian Charnock) 52; Sherlock Holmes and the Apocalypse Murders (Barry Day) 128; Good Night, Mr. Holmes (Carole Nelson Douglas) 150; Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 97; The D. Case (Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini) 235; The Secret Diary of Dr. Watson (Anita Janda) 70; Gods of War (James Lovegrove) 85; "The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 241; Shadowblood (Tracy Revels) 54; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 71; The Confessions of Mycroft Holmes (Marcel Theroux) 145; Brigade (M.J.Trow) 377; Everybody's Favorite Duck (Gahan Wilson) 8
"Alas, poor Yorick"

York, Archbishop of
"Our American Cousins" (Roberta Rogow) 392

York, Duke of: see Prince Frederick; George V

York, House of (British Royal Dynasty)
Justice Hall (Laurie R. King) 280

Yorke, O. (Writer)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 26

Yorke-Davies, Nathaniel (British Physician)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 13

Yoshihito (Emperor of Japan (1912-26), 1879-1926)
The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 76; Locked Rooms (Laurie R. King) 9

Yoshitsune, Minamoto no (Japanese General, 1159-1189)
Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 267

Young, Detective-Constable Alfred (British Police Officer, 1880-1915)
"The Case of the Crown Jewels" (Donald Thomas) 104

Young, Sir Allen (British Explorer, 1827-1915)
The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 148-149, 156-157, 160, 164-166, 169, 184, 188-192

Young, Arthur (British Agricultural Writer, 1741-1820)
Lestrade and the Sign of Nine (M.J.Trow) 52

Young, Brigham (American Religious Leader, 1801-1877)
"A Study In Lavender Lace" (Larry Townsend) 91, 112-116
"The Flowers of Utah" (Robert Pohle) 87-88

Young, Charles E. (American University Administrator, 1931- )
Charles E. Young Research Library: The Final Page of Baker Street (Daniel D. Victor) 7

Young, Sir George M. (British Historian, 1882-1959)
"The Two Failures of Sherlock Holmes" (Donald Thomas) 10

Young, Isabella (Dreamed of the Sinking of the Comtesse de Flandre)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 344-345

Young, Roland (British Actor, 1887-1953)
Believe (William Shatner & Michael Tobias) 76

Young, Ruby (British Artist's Model, Witness in the Camden Town Murder Case)
"The Case of the Camden Town Murder" (Donald Thomas) 223, 226, 239-241

Young, Thomas (British Physicist & Egyptologist, 1773-1829)
Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (Frank Thomas) 116-117

Younger, Cole (American Outlaw, 1844-1916)
Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds (Steve Hayes & David Whitehead) 88

Younger Stamfords of Iowa City (Sherlockian Society)
The Adventures of Young Stamford (Richard M. Caplan, M.D.) 96

Younghusband, Sir Francis (British Army Officer, 1863-1942)
The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 23-24, 108
"Kim and Kim Again" (Vithal Rajan) 133-136, 138, 153-154, 163
The Game (Laurie R. King) 13; “Art, Crime, and Enlightenment” 170; Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 152-156, 159

Younghusband, Captain Reginald (British Soldier, 1844-1879)
Death on a Pale Horse (Donald Thomas) 35

Ysaÿe, Eugène (Belgian Violinist & Composer, 1858-1931)
"The Book of Tobit" (Carla Coupe) 113; Sherlock in Love (Sena Jeter Naslund) 105-106; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 314
; "Hounded" (Stephen Volk) 33

Yu'an Hee See (Yu'an Hee See Laughs - Sax Rohmer)
"The Vanishing Devil" (Win Scott Eckert) 67

Yuan Shikai (Chinese General, 1859-1916)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 28-38, 41, 45, 48-49, 72-75, 77, 83-85, 90, 92, 95, 97-101, 104, 115-117, 121, 130-131, 169, 172-174, 177-183, 187, 189, 191-192, 194, 201, 204-207, 210-211, 216, 218-222, 228-229,236-263, 265, 272-275, 279-280, 282-283, 285-288, 290, 292-301, 307-309, 312-313
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 82-83; The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 106-108, 111, 133

Yudhisthira (Mahabharata)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 296

Yuenü (Chinese Swordswoman)
The Legend of Lady Yue (Don Bosco) 36-37, 39, 54-57, 71, 73

Yung-Cheng (Chinese Emperor (1722-35))
The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 92

Yusef ben Hassan (Sultan of Morocco (1912-27), 1882-1927)
Garment of Shadows (Laurie R. King) 28, 39, 69-70, 73, 113, 134-135, 141, 163, 165, 216, 220, 242, 244-245

Yusupov, Prince Felix II (Assassinated Rasputin, 1887-1967)
Watson's Last Case (Ian Charnock) 80-82, 102-103; The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 136-137, 177-179, 195, 202, 204-205, 207, 214-215, 268; Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart) 264, 267-268, 272-275; Sherlock Holmes and the Earthquake Machine (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin) 80-82, 90, 92

Yusupov, Prince Nikolai Borisovich (Marshal of the Imperial Court 1827-1891)
Black Ice (Andrew Lane) 198, 200-201, 244

Yusupov, Princess Irina (Alexandrovna) (Prince Feliks's Wife, Czar Nicholas II's Niece)
The Holmes Factor (Brian Freemantle) 136, 177-178, 202, 204
Rasputin's Revenge (John T. Lescroart)
274

Yznaga del Valle, Maria Consuelo (Cuban-American Socialite, 1858-1909)
Spider Dance (Carole Nelson Douglas) 354