Plot outlines, and character listings for each story. Stories are listed alphabetically by author. A more recent addition to the site, this does not yet include all the stories indexed on the rest of the site, but is growing steadily.

These are summaries, not reviews, and may contain story spoilers.

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TV & Movie Guest Appearances


....and other folkloric & cultural icons. These have been lumped together because we couldn't decide where Shakespeare's kings should go. Arranged in alphabetical order - pick a letter...

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CANONICAL CHARACTERS Characters drawn from the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

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What is this site about?

The site was initially a listing of historical, fictional and canonical characters appearing, or mentioned, in published Sherlock Holmes pastiches, parodies and other Sherlockian writings. More recently it's expanded into a collection of summaries of those stories (intended as an aide memoire for those, like the compiler, who can no longer remember what happened in which pastiche). For a history of the site & answers to FAQs go to the Notes page. A listing of the latest additions can be found on the Updates page.


Uh......we're not clear on that one yet, but would welcome any ideas on what possible use it might be. Many indexes exist for the canonical stories, but, understandably, none for the vast number of more recent efforts. This is an attempt to fill the gap.


24th September, 2016
The Dark Lady (Irene Adler)
"William Gillette and Vesuvius" (John Kendrick Bangs)
"Charlock Coombs, A London Detective in Clarksburg" (John G. Gittings)
Dreaming Spies (Laurie R. King)
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
"Sherlock Holmes Baffled" J.C. Ochiltree)
A Study in Murder (Robert Ryan)
"The Purloined Face" (Stephen Volk)

The Case of the Fiendish Dancing Footprints (Karen Wallace & Emma Damon)

3rd May, 2016
Index to Crossovers 2: A Secret Chronology of the World (Win Scott Eckert)

By request: a listing of pastiche anthologies and their contents, with links to story summaries. Listed by editor / author:
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Last Update: 24th September, 2016