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Zacharias, St. (Greek-Italian Pope (741-752), 690(?)-752)
Monastery of St. Zacharias :The Adamantine Sherlock Holmes (Hapi) 51

Zaghlul Pasha, Sa'd (Egyptian politician, 1857-1927)
Lestrade and the Kiss of Horus (M.J.Trow) 61, 63-69, 119-120, 123-133, 135, 138-139, 142-151, 153-155, 161, 167, 226, 231

Zaharoff, Basil (Greek Arms Dealer, 1849-1936)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 533-534, 541

Zahir ud-Din Muhammad: see Babur

Zaifeng, 2nd Prince Chun (Emperor of China (1908-12), 1883-1951)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 106-107

Zaleska, Countess Marya (Dracula's Daughter - Movie)
Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 67; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 55

Zaleski, Prince (Prince Zaleski - M.P. Shiel)
The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires (Brian Stableford) 151

Zambaco, Demetrius (Greek Doctor)
"The Case of the Blood Royal" (Donald Thomas) 172

Zambra, Joseph (British Scientific Instrument Manufacturer, ?-1877)
Negretti & Zambra: Dr Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery (Gerard Williams) 86

Zambra, Sebastian (Sebastian Zambra series - Headon Hill)
Sherlock Holmes & the Coils of Time (Ralph E. Vaughan) 42

Zan Degolą, S.: see John the Beheaded, St.

Zancig, Julius (1857-1929) & Agnes (1850s-1916) (Danish Mind Reading Act)
Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (Val Andrews) 71; Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (Val Andrews) 62

Zandonai, Riccardo (Italian Composer, 1883-1944)
"The Case of the Two Bohmes" (Ted Riccardi) 176, 179

Zangwill, Israel (British Writer, 1864-1926)
The Case of the Revolutionist's Daughter (Lewis S. Feuer) 74, 79-80
Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 7-23, 51, 56-57, 69, 148, 160, 162, 192, 238, 246, 312, 315
The Limehouse Text (Will Thomas) 181-185, 187-192, 196
Some Danger Involved (Will Thomas) 98-102, 115, 117, 119, 122, 146, 202, 204-210, 215, 221, 258, 271, 286

Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 157

Zangwill, Mose (Father of Israel Zangwill)
Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 8

Zanoni (Nick Carter series)
"The Problem of the Final Adventure" (Kim Newman) 389, 391, 394, 427, 460-461

Zappa, Frank (American Rock Musician, 1940-1993)
"A Triumph of Logic" (Gayle Lynds & John Sheldon) 191

Zapruder, Abraham (American Clothing Manufacturer, Filmed JFK Assassination, 1905-1970)
Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (Edmund Aubrey) 92-93, 97-98, 161, 163

Zarate, Lucia (Mexican Sideshow Act, 1864-1890)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 217

Zarlino, Gioseffo (Italian Musical Theorist, 1517-1590)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 28

Zarmi, the Eurasian (Fu Manchu series - Sax Rohmer)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 96, 128-139, 141, 145, 155, 168-170, 174-178, 190, 258-259, 304, 322-323, 370-385, 387-388, 397, 400, 403, 431

Zaroff, General (The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell)
"The Adventure of the Ethical Assassin" (Matthew Baugh) 240; Anno Dracula (Kim Newman) 344

Zasulich, Vera (Russian Activist, 1849-1919)
Sherlock Holmes: The Unauthorized Biography (Nick Rennison) 92; "The Case of the Old Russian Woman" (June Thomson) 120

Zayat Kiss, The (The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu - Sax Rohmer)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 106, 108

Zeck, Arnold (Nero Wolfe series - Rex Stout)
"Too Many Stains" (Marvin Kaye) 304, 306-310, 314, 317-318, 320-327, 329-330

Zedekiah, King (Bible - Kings, Chronicles, Jeremiah)
O, Jerusalem (Laurie R. King) 308

Zeffirelli, Franco (Italian Director, 1923- )
Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 70

Zeiss, Carl (German Optical Instruments Manufacturer, 1816-1888)
The West End Horror (Nicholas Meyer) 107
Carl Zeiss Works: Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 65
Zeiss: The Snarkout Boys and the Baconburg Horror (Daniel Pinkwater) 589
Zeiss Binoculars: "The Captive Bride" (Dana Martin Batory) 84
Zeiss Field-glasses: Lestrade and the Dead Man's Hand (M.J. Trow) 5
Zeiss Glasses: "The Adventure of the Barnegat Burglaries" (H.W. Starr & Orville Horwitz) 132
Zeiss Lenses: "The Queen of the Night" (Donald Thomas) 322

Zeiss Pocket Glass: The Winged Wheel (Peter H. Wood) 33, 110

Zelda (Spellman), Aunt (Sabrina The Teenage Witch - TV Series)
Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Hounded By Baskervilles (Mercer Warriner) 2, 10-12, 19, 21-27, 32-43, 45, 47-48, 54-55, 59, 64-65, 73-85, 87-91, 96-99, 117, 121-125, 131-132

Zelin, John (Rosen) (British Anarchist)
Fedoroff: "The Case of Peter the Painter" (Donald Thomas) 238

Zeller, Carl (Austrian Composer, 1842-1898)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 240; Sherlock Holmes: My Life And Crimes (Michael Hardwick) 131

Zender, Ludovico Hurwitz-y- (Peruvian Spy, 1878-1916)
The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 124

Zenger, John Peter (American Publisher, 1697-1746)
Winter at Death’s Hotel (Kenneth Cameron) 246

Zenith the Albino (Sexton Blake series - Anthony Skene)
The Albino’s Treasure (Stuart Douglas) 25, 84-88, 129, 132, 134, 149-153, 155-158, 160, 162-163, 168, 170-173, 187, 189, 196, 204-205, 207-223, 225-226, 228-231, 233-240, 242-245
The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 87

Zeno (Roman Emperor (474-491), 426-491)
The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 130
; Anatomy of Evil (Will Thomas) 126

Zenovitch, Samuel (American Restaurateur)
Sam's Grill: The Bughouse Affair (Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini) 94

Zephyrus (Greek God of the West Wind)
"The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands" (Donald Thomas) 16

Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand Von (German Inventor, 1838-1917)
Red Leech (Andrew Lane) 190-194, 202-203, 307
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson)
14; "And The Rest" (C.D. Ewing) 353; The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Michael & Mollie Hardwick) 157; "The Folly of Flight" (Matthew P. Mayo) 161, 165; The Bloody Red Baron (Kim Newman) 306, 321; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 117
Zeppelins: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (K.J. Anderson) 14-15, 18-19, 117-118, 242; Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (Val Andrews) 53; "The Adventure of the Eyrie Cliff" (Rick Boyer) 102; An East Wind Coming (Arthur Byron Cover) 139; "Jacques the Giant Slayer" (Vanessa de Sade) 179, 181, 183-184; The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 116; Dr Jekyll and Mr Holmes (Loren D. Estleman) 24; The Adventure of the Three Madmen (Philip José Farmer) 86, 109, 112-113, 115, 118; Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 35; The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Laurie R. King) 42; The God of the Hive (Laurie R. King) 26; A Monstrous Regiment of Women (Laurie R. King) 194; The Stuff of Nightmares (James Lovegrove) 256; The Spirit Box (George Mann) 9, 18, 55-56, 58, 62, 69; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 62, 64; Hellbirds (Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin)
174-175; "The Sound of the Buskervilles" (Douglas Moreton) 119; Sherlock Holmes and the Railway Maniac (Barrie Roberts) 114, 141; The Dead Can Wait (Robert Ryan) 16, 54, 122, 165-170, 174, 183-186, 214, 237, 241, 304, 307-308, 340; Dead Man’s Land (Robert Ryan) 226-227, 231, 313, 330; A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan) 67, 189, 353; The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 15, 117, 142-143, 229, 281; Lestrade and the Magpie (M.J. Trow) 102
Zeppelinwerks: Something Rotten (Jasper Fforde) 323

Žerajic, Bogdan (Bosnian Assassin, 1886-1910)
"The Fifth Browning" (Jürgen Ehlers) 537

Zerlina (Don Giovanni - Mozart)
"The Well-Educated Young Man" (William P. Coleman) 86-87; The Angel of the Opera (Sam Siciliano) 45

Zetarians (Star Trek - TV series "The Lights of Zetar" episode)
"Everything Comes In Circles" (Dana Martin Batory) 17

Zeus (Greek God)
"Ideal Interviews: Sherlock Holmes" (Anyhow) 97; "The Missing Coppertop" (J.R. Campbell) 39;"Hall of Fame" (A. Bertram Chandler) 21; A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mitch Cullin) 170; Chapel Noir (Carole Nelson Douglas) 138, 320; Femme Fatale (Carole Nelson Douglas) 60; Irene at Large (Carole Nelson Douglas) 360; Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King) 34; Dead Man's Confession (Cass Lewis) 148; "The Adventure of the Pallid Mask" (Daniel McGachey) 225; Skullduggery (Peter Marks) 90; The League of Heroes (Xavier Mauméjean) 63; "The Adventure of the Faithful Retainer" (Amy Myers) 368; "The Eight Pointed Cross" (Bill Paxton) 222; The Hampstead Poisonings (Glen Petrie) 145; "The Aristotelian" (Steve Poling) 42; The White Worm (Sam Siciliano) 88; Sherlock Holmes: My Life (Lawrence R. Spencer) 214, 218, 254; Death of a Scavenger (Keith Spore) 179; Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara (Alan Vanneman) 297
By Zeus!: A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 195
Great Zeus!: A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 166

Zhang Zhidong / Chang Chih-tung (Chinese Politician, 1837-1909)
The Year of High Treason (Vithal Rajan) 105

Zhen, Consort (Concubine of Emperor Kuang Hsu, 1871-1908)
"The Curse of Guangxu" (Sam Stone) 250, 255-257, 259-260, 262, 267-277

Zheng He (Chinese Mariner, 1371- c.1433)
Sherlock Holmes in Japan (Vasudev Murthy) 194-195

Zhenwu (Chinese God)
Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 150

Zhu Yuanzhang (First Ming Emperor, 1368-1398)
Ten Years Beyond Baker Street (Cay Van Ash) 255

Zhuangzi (Chinese Thinker, 369-286BC)
Chuang Tzu: The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 237

Ziegfeld, Florenz (American Theatrical Producer, 1869-1932)
Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (Val Andrews) 38; Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 26; Sherlock Holmes and the Masquerade Murders (Frank Thomas) 173-174
Ziegfeld Girls: Nevermore (William Hjortsberg) 63, 88

Zijlker, Aeilko (Dutch Industrialist)
Sherlock Holmes and the Story For Which The World Is Not Yet Prepared (Stephen E. Pierce) 24-26, 62, 89

Zikali (Allan Quatermain series - H. Rider Haggard)
Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time (Thos. Kent Miller) lxviii, lxxi- lxxiii, cxvii, 5-6, 10, III, V
The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 49-57, 61, 79, 81-83, 143-144, 154, 178, 198, 206-207, 212

Ziminar (Demon)
Doctor Watson and the Invisible Man (Noel Downing) 125

Zimmer, Justin O. (American Manufacturer, 1884-1951)
Zimmer Frame: "The House of Blood" (Tony Richards) 203

Zimmermann, Arthur (German Diplomat, 1864-1940)
"The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram" (Donald Thomas) 271, 273, 277-283, 285, 290, 292, 296
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 105-109, 111, 119, 266

Zimmermann, Robert (Czech-Austrian Philosopher, 1824-1898)
"The Adventure of the Lost Theorem" (Julie Novakova)324-328, 330-336, 338-340, 342

Zinovyev, Grigori (Soviet Politician, 1883-1936)
The Demon Device (Robert Saffron) 106

Zip the What Is It? (American Sideshow Act, 1840s-1926)
Wilde About Holmes (Milo Yelesiyevich) 217

Zoe of Rome, St (Roman Noblewoman, ?-c.286)
The Book of Changes (R.H.W.Dillard) 126

Zoėga, G. (Religious Scholar)
"The Case of the Two Coptic Patriarchs" (John A. Wilson) 77

Zoffany, Johann (German Artist, 1733-1810)
Dr. Mortimer and the Aldgate Mystery (Gerard Williams) 26, 63, 69, 93, 95-98, 114, 116-118, 134, 145-146, 155, 158, 169, 175, 178, 208, 210-211, 222
"Art, Crime, and Enlightenment" (Vithal Rajan) 176

Zola, émile (French Author, 1840-1902)
Prisoner of the Devil (Michael Hardwick) 406; W.G. Grace's Last Case (William Rushton) 219, 239
"Cabaret Aux Assassins" (Cara Black) 229; Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance (Gyles Brandreth) 50, 98; From Prussia with Love (John DeChancie) 79; "The Bride and the Bachelors" (Vincent Kovar) 173; Baskerville (John O’Connell) 111; A Samba for Sherlock (Jô Soares) 56; "The Case of the Peasenhall Murder" (Donald Thomas) 213; "The Case of the Unseen Hand" (Donald Thomas) 112, 114

Zoogs (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath - H.P.Lovecraft)
"The Adventure of the Dreaming Detective" (Ralph E. Vaughan) 10, 25-28, 48
A Night in the Lonesome October (Roger Zelazny) 167

Zoroaster (Persian Prophet, 630-550BC)
"The Case of the Surprise Heir" (Colin Bruce) 48; The Other Log of Phileas Fogg (Philip José Farmer) 64; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 56; "The Bab Deception" (Bill Paxton) 160; The Arcanum (Thomas Wheeler) 30
Zoroastrian: The Adventure of the Three Madmen (Philip José Farmer) 152; The List of 7 (Mark Frost) 175; The Empress of India (Michael Kurland) 12, 189; The Great Game (Michael Kurland) 22; The Infernal Device (Michael Kurland) 65; Who Thinks Evil (Michael Kurland) 42; Allan Quatermain at the Dawn of Time (Thos. Kent Miller) cxxiii; The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life (Thos. Kent Miller) 71; Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil (Tim Symonds) 60
Zoroastrianism: The Language of Bees (Laurie R. King) 233

Zorro (Zorro series)
Elementary, My Dear Groucho (Ron Goulart) 5; The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 96

Zosimos of Panopolis (3rd-4th Century Greek or Egyptian Mystic)
"The Tragic Case of the Child Prodigy" (William Patrick Maynard) 112

Zucco, George (British Actor, 1886-1960)
The Night Mayor (Kim Newman) 5; "Rosenlaui" (Conrad Williams) 196

Zukertort, Johann (Polish Chess Player, 1842-1888)
"The Moriarty Gambit" (Fritz Leiber) 300, 305

Zulbazan (Djinn named in Kim - Rudyard Kipling)
The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes (Jamyang Norbu) 144

Zuni Fetish, The (Prey - Richard Matheson)
"The Adventure of the Six Maledictions" (Kim Newman) 221

Zweig, Stefan (Austrian Writer, 1881-1942)
And Then There Was One (Gilbert Adair) 3