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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anna Waterhouse

Mycroft Holmes (2015)
Story Type:
Extra-Canonical Adventure of Mycroft Holmes
Canonical Characters: Mycroft Holmes; Sherlock Holmes; (Mrs Hudson)
Folkloric Characters: (Douen; Lougarou)
Historical Figures: Edward Cardwell; Sir James Clark; Sir Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, Baron Stanmore; Queen Victoria; John Brown; Princess Feodora of Leiningen; Green Riband; (Dr Joseph Bell; William Sheward; Martha Sheward; Charlotte Sheward)
Other Characters: Emanuel; André; Stephen Tidwell; Randolph; Lowe; Phelps; Spencer; Strachan; Gordon; Faulkes; Cyrus Douglas; Gerard Pennywhistle; Ava Pennywhistle; Georgiana Sutton / Anabel Lynch; Charles Parfitt; Captain James Miles; Adam McGuire; Peter Rickets; Edward "Three-Fingered Eddie" Dedos; Huan; Beauchamp; Anabel Lynch Sutton; Little Huan; Charlie Woo; Jessup Jones; Tomas; Nestor Ellensberg; Dr George Curlew; Count Wolfgang Hohenlohe-Langenburg; Trinidad Villagers; Boat Race Spectators; Beadle; Student Guard; Peddlers; Boardmen; Bootblacks; Paperboys; Costers; Hat Owner; Sewer Worker; Bookmaker; Oxford Drunkards; St Giles Women; Messenger; Brougham Cabman; Beggar; Funeral Mutes; East End Boys; Pall Mall Crowds; Clark's Housemaid; Sultana Passengers; Dock Guards; Ship's Steward; Dock Visitors; Wheelchair Woman; Indian Maid; Schoolboy; Wiry Man; Large Man; Red-Haired Man; Stocky Man; Dowager; Dowager's Companions; Ship Attendants; Government Officials; Ship's Doctor's Secretary; Cook's Assistant; Little Boy; Children; Deckhands; Clergyman; Stokers; Purser; Ship's Constable; Trinidad Dock Crowds; Port of Spain Residents; Pie Boy; Bar Patrons; Vendors; Bailiff; Rag Pickers; Hawkers; Chinese Men; Harmonious Order of Closed Fists; San Fernando Residents; Russian Guards; Amerindian Workers; Merikens; Meriken Elder; Meriken Woman; First Island Mercenaries; Slaves; Douglas's Friends; Colonial Bank Clerk; Bank Manager; Bank President; Bank Guards; Bank Driver; Jamaican Lads; Royal Party; Ascot Spectators; Royal Guard; (Mycroft's Father; Mycroft's Mother; Douglas's Family; Flowerseller; Sally Sutton; Roland Traiters; Otis Oswald; Richard Nelson; Upton Bork; Robert Bouvier; Ben Quartermaine; Chief of Police; Mr Sutton; Annie Douglas; Cyrus Nickolus Douglas the Second; Douglas's Parents; Eddie's Mother; Eddie's Sister; Mariana; Noah Jones; Ellensberg's Employer)
Date: 1870 / 6th April - , 1870
Locations: London; Putney Bridge; Chiswick Bridge; St Giles Rookery; Regent Street; Regent Tobaccos; Pall Mall; Cumberland House; Borough High Street; Clark's Examination Room; Westminster; Royal College of St Peter; Liverpool Docks; Aboard the Sultana; Gulf of Paria; Trinidad; Port of Spain; Dock; Pub; Plaza del Marina; Governor's Office; West India Regiment Barracks; Chinese Section; Eating Establishment; Lean-To; Sutton Plantation; Hospital; San Fernando; High Street; Douglas's Village; Cemetery; Emanuel's Hut; Company Village; Columbus Channel; First Island; Aboard the Constance; Jamaica; Kingston Harbour; Spanish Town; Colonial Bank; Berkshire; Ascot
Story: A village in Trinidad is abandoned after its children fall victim to the douen and the lougarou.

Mycroft bets on the university boat-race, and flees a drunken mob. His friend, Douglas, tells him of a series of disappearances near his family's village in Trinidad. When Mycroft's fiancée, Georgiana hears the news, she decides to return to her family's plantation near Port of Spain. Mycroft resolves to follow her, in company of Douglas, but when they board the Sultana, Georgiana is not aboard. As they sail to Trinidad, Holmes and Douglas come under attack.

No sooner have they arrived in Trinidad, than they witness the deaths of four of their fellow passengers, and are given a list of names to take to the governor. They learn that more children have fallen victim to the lougarou. Visit to Georgiana's family plantation leads to the discovery of a body, and Douglas learns of the destruction of his family's home.

After learning the true nature of the plot, Mycroft has a tragic reunion with Georgiania. He leads a raiding party of Chinese and Merikens to First Island, mid-way between Trinidad and Venezuela.

Gilbert Adair

And Then There Was No One (2009)
Story Type:
Homage (with embedded pastiche)
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; The Giant Rat of Sumatra
Fictional Characters: Evadne Mount; (Eustace Trubshawe; The Lone Ranger; Silver; Tonto)
Historical Figures: Gilbert Adair; Carole Blake; Jochen Schimmang; (Martin Hielscher; Umberto Eco; Carmen Callil; Marina Warner; Julian Barnes; Pat Kavanagh; Peter Eyre; Walter Donohue)
Other Characters: Gustav Slavorigin; One-Eyed Man; American Family;Thomas Düttmann; Hugh Spaulding; Hotel Receptionist; Pierre Sanary; G. Autry; Meredith van Demarest; Festival Staff; Dr Eustace Gable; Edward Gable; James Gable; Jerrold; Gable's Servants; Mary Jane; Mrs Treadwell; Inspector Cushing; Two Constables; Adair's Audience; Hildegard; Slavorigin's Bodyguards; Adolescent Girl; Maitre d'; Young Man at Disco; Hotel Manager; Mayor of Meiringen; Inspector Schumacher; Chambermaid; News Vendor; Museum Ticket Issuer; Magrite; Reporters; Museum Sentries; Pianist; (Watson's Patient; Mr Hunter)
Date: September, 2011 / Early Autumn, 1911
Locations: A Train; Oxford; Notting Hill; Portobello Road; The Salvador Deli; Heathrow Airport; Switzerland; Zurich Airport; Meiringen; The Sherlock Holmes Hilton; Sherlock Holmes Museum; Café; The Künsthalle; 221B, Baker Street; Aylesbury Station; The Gables; Restaurant in Meiringen; Meiringen Station; Ice-Cream Parlour; Gallery
Story: Anti-American author Gustav Slavorigin is murdered in Meiringen's Museum of Sherlockiana during the town's first annual Sherlock Holmes Festival. Adair is sent to the festival by his agent, where on the opening night he reads the story "The Giant Rat of Sumatra" from his latest book, The Unpublished Casebook of Sherlock Holmes:

Holmes and Watson are called on by the botanist Eustace Gable. He has recently returned from Sumatra, and his man Jerrold has been bitten by a giant rat concealed among the specimens he brought back. The rat has since taken to terrorising his sons and servants. They travel to Gable's home where they are met with the news that the rat has killed his son James in a locked room. Holmes solves the case but he and Watson agree that the details must not be made public.

During the question and answer session after the reading, he discovers that the original of his own fictional detective character, the crime writer Evadne Mount, is in the audience. She appears to have taken on characteristics of her fictional counterpart, and is annoyed at Adair for stooping to writing Sherlockian pastiche rather than continuing his series about her.

Slavorigin arrives as the Festival's mystery guest, and Adair learns that most of those present have some connection to him. After relating the plot of his latest novel, Slavorigin argues with the American academic Meredith van Demarest over his treatment of 9/11. In the morning, after a dream-disturbed sleep, Adair learns that Slavorigin has disappeared, and is there when his body is discovered in the museum. He and Mount discuss possible suspects, but he is unprepared for her ultimate revelation, which leads to a confrontation on the rim of the Reichenbach Falls.

Charlie Adams, Gareth Hale & Norman Pace

"Dr Watson" (1985)
Included in:
Falsies: Forged Diaries of the Famous (Charlie Adams, Gareth Hale & Norman Pace)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Churchwarden; Scrote; His Lordship
Date: 8th July
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Hillman Hunter Estate
Story: After some banter about the churchwarden's pipe and his violin, Holmes and Watson travel to the Hillman Hunter estate, where, after some banter with the butler and his lordship, Holmes shoots the murderer with a comedy gun. They return to Baker Street for some more banter.

Guy Adams

"An Adventure in Three Courses" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
; (Mary Morstan; Colonel Senbastian Moran)
Other Characters: Headwaiter; Ronald Lacey; Imogen Lacey; Cyril Foster; Lucy Brentford; Lucy's Partner; Lady Siobhan Moran; (Roger Carruthers; Harry; Thomas Millan)
Date: 1894 or 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Dining Club
Story: To commemorate the first anniversary of Mary's death, Holmes invites Watson to dinner at a newly-opened private dining club off the Strand.
They make deductions about the other diners, and Holmes realises that the presence of their fellow guests is not by chance.

Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr Moreau (2012)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Shinwell Johnson; Inspector Lestrade; Wiggins; Billy; (Mary Morstan)
Fictional Characters: Professor George Edward Challenger; Professor Cavor; Abner Perry; Professor Oliver Lindenbrook; Roger Carruthers; Norman Greenhough; Moreau's Journalist Assistant (Mitchell); Albert; Inspector George Mann; (Dr Moreau; Editor; Montgomery; Edward Prendick; The Beast Folk)
Other Characters: Museum Caretaker; Indian Waiter; Indian Restaurant Customers; Club Doormen; Mayfair Passers-by; Adelphi Toughs; Steamboat Passengers; Dockside Crowds; Bouquet of Lilies Clientele; Barman; Old Man; Klaus; Martin; Kane's Men; Kane; Campbell; Greenhough's Secretary; Albert; Inspector George Mann; Constable Scott; Cab Drivers; Waiter; Diogenes Club Footman; Kirk; Fellowes; Lord Newman; Security Officers; Mitchell's Lookout; (Mr Haywood; Mrs Ashburton; Crowd Outside Moreau's Lab; Cab Driver; Postmaster; Rotherhithe Bodies; Rotherhithe Crowds; Rotherhithe Kids; Johnson's Policeman Friend; Police Surgeon; Mario; Thomas; Blind Man; Watson's School Nurse; Alice Bradley; Harold Court; Billericay Coroner; Charles; Chestnut Seller; Parliament Security Officers; Sir Bartleby; Peers; Lord Messingham; Lord Wharburton; Speaker of the House)
Date: January 1900
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Great Russell Street; Montague Street; British Museum; Belgravia; Indian Restaurant; Mayfair; The Strand; Adelphi Theatre; The Thames; Rotherhithe; Bouquet of Lilies / Bucket of Lies Pub; E.C. Kenton & Waldemar Warehouse; Kane's Lair; Strand Offices; Mitchell's Home; Scotland Yard; Liverpool Street Station; Essex; Billericay; Police Station; Moon Cottage; The Dog & Sheep Pub; Carruthers' Hotel; Diogenes Club; Mitchell's House; King's Cross Station; Mitchell's Underground Lair; Baker Street; Euston Road
Story: Mycroft comes to 221B, brings Holmes and Watson up to date regarding the history of Dr Charles Moreau, and tells them that the recent series of murders in Rotherhithe are likely the work of Moreau's beast folk. He sends them to the British Museum to meet the scientific members of the team he has assembled to discover if Moreau has returned to England. A meeting with Shinwell Johnson brings them more details of the killings, and some leads to follow up, which take them, in disguise, to Rotherhithe, and thence to Kane's underground lair.

Watson does some investigating on his own, visiting Mitchell, the journalist whose work led to Moreau having to leave England. After meeting Mann at Scotland Yard, he travels with him to Essex to find out about the apparent suicide of Edward Prendick.

He returns to Baker Street to find Holmes being attacked by Kane, whose true nature is revealed after he has been subdued. They join forces in pursuit of the scientist, but not before he abducts the Prime Minister. Later, Watson is also abducted and taken to the scientist's lair, where he is destined to become another victim of his experiments. Holmes leads a party, including Kane, Johnson, Wiggins and Challenger, to the rescue.

Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God (2011)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Tobias Gregson; Mrs Hudson; Billy; Langdale; (Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes)
Folkloric Characters: Demons; Spirits; Zombies
Fictional Characters: Dr John Silence; Thomas Karnacki; Julian Karswell; Smoke; Flame; (Dr Martin Hesselius; Lawrence Van Helsing; Charles Kent; Dodgson; Mrs Karswell; John Harrington)
Historical Figures: The Golden Dawn; Aleister Crowley; Samuel Mathers; (Arnold Bennett)
Other Characters: Hilary De Montfort; Langford; Elderly Gentleman; Constable Wilson; Simcox; Elsa Simcox; Mrs Simcox; Possessed Passers-by; Cuthbert Wells; Club Waiter; Lord Bartholomew Ruthvney; Stevens; Inspector George Mann; Liverpool Street Crowds; News Vendor / Train Driver; Doxy; Young Couple; Minister; Elderly Lady on Underground Train; Young Lads; Elderly Lady at St Pancras; Guard; Dining Car Patrons; Young Woman; Clerk; Algernon Newman; Author; Inverness Porter; Unsworth Lodge Landlady; Charles; McGillicuddy; Crowley's Housekeeper; Crowley's Guests; Laura; Old Jamie; Charles's Brother; Bank Passengers; (Pritchard; Mrs Shuttle; Major Thorkipps; Mrs Thorkipps; Station Master; Wilkinson; Perkins)
Date: 27th December, 1899 - 1st January, 1900
Locations: Knaves Club; Grosvenor Square; 221B, Baker Street; Fortune's House; Simcox's Rooms; Scotland Yard; Metropolitan Morgue; St James's Street; Pike's Club; Ruthvney Hall; Liverpool Street Station; Regent's Park; St Pancras Station; Cheyne Walk; Carnacki's Flat; Trains; British Museum Reading Room; Gilbert Place; Scotland; Inverness Station; Unsworth Lodge; Loch Ness; Foyers; Boleskine House; Oxford Street; Tottenham Court Road; Museum Station; Chancery Lane Station; Bank Station; Mayfair Bistro
Story: After leaving his club, De Montfort is seen running screaming through the streets and later found battered to death in Grosvenor Square. Dr John Silence calls at Baker Street and tells Holmes and Watson of Elsa Simcox, the young daughter of a former patient, whose strange behaviour suggests some kind of possession. Holmes dismisses Silence's statement that the entity has asked for him by name, along with De Montfort and the Laird of Boleskine, but when he reads of De Montfort's death he decides to make contact with Gregson. After viewing the body and site of death he consults with Langdale Pike, from whom he learns that De Montfort was a member of the Golden Dawn, and that the Laird of Boleskine is Alisteir Crowley.

When another member of the Golden Dawn dies a mysterious death, Holmes and Watson accompany Silence to Scotland to call on Crowley. Watson begins to experience strange symptoms. On the train to Inverness they encounter Carnacki in the midst of a bizarre incident in the dining car. Carnacki has been called into the investigation by an anonymous occult author who has told him about the threat posed by the Breath of God. Holmes leaves Watson with Carnacki and Silence while he carries out his own investigations.

Crowley tells them of magickal attacks co-ordinated by Mathers, leader of the Golden Dawn, that have been made on him, and introduces them to Karswell. That evening the five are forced to face a series of demonic attacks. Holmes re-enters the fray, and the six travel back to London where Holmes reveals their real foes in the construction tunnels of the Central London Railway.

"A Study in Scarborough" (2014)
Included in:
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets (David Thomas Moore)
Story Type:
Homage
Characters Derived From Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; (Sherlock Holmes; Inspector (Gordon) Lestrade; Martha / Mrs Hudson; Billy; Jabez Wilson; Mary Morstan; Lngdale Pike; Isadora Klein; Mycroft Holmes; Tobias Gregson; (Harry) Stamford; Miko Clash / Rene Adler)
Fictional Characters: (Edward Malone)
Historical Figures: (Shirley Eaton; Jean Seberg; Mickey Rooney; Brigitte Bardot; Susan George; Anouska Hempel; Oliver Reed; Jeremy Brett (Pete Huggins); Edward Hardwicke (Teddy Hardwicke); Ray Galton & Alan Simpson (Ray Simpson); Nicholas Lyndhurst; Christopher Lee)
Characters Derived From Historical Figures: Arthur Doyle; Eddie Conan; (Pete Huggins (Jeremy Brett); Teddy Hardwicke (Edward Hardwicke); Ray Simpson (Ray Galton & Alan Simpson)
Other Characters: Interviewer; (Willy Scott; Mayor of Blackpool; Watson's Agent; Doyle's Publisher; Holmes's Parents; Watson's Parents; Sanatorium Patients; Stamford's Brother; Radio Producer; Writers; Mary's Baby)
Date: 2010s
Locations: Narrator's Home; A Train; Scarborough; Railway Station; Coffee Shop; The Front; Watson's House
Story: Arthur Doyle travels to Scarborough to interview John Watson, half of the comedy double act, Holmes and Watson. Watson tells him about his first meeting with Holmes in a sanatorium, the creation of their detective and doctor characters, and their career journey through theatre, radio, TV and film, Watson's marriage to Mary Morstan, and the end of the partnership.

Irene Adler

Sherlock, Lupin & Me: The Dark Lady (2011)
(Italian text by Alessandro Gatti, translated by Chris Turner)

Story Type:
Children's Pastiche narrated by Irene Adler
Canonical Characters: Irene Adler; Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes
Fictional Characters: Arsène Lupin; Théophraste Lupin; (Henriette d'Andresy; The Dreux-Soubises)
Other Characters: Horatio Nelson; Fishermen; Hooded Man; Irene's Mother; François Poussin / Jacques Lambert / Julien Lascot; Townspeople; Journalist; Van Hesselink; Leopold Adler; Dr Morgoeuil; Hotel des Artistes Desk Clerk; Octave; Gang of Boys; Spirou; Coachman; Lady in Black; Jerome; Gambling House Guard; Gamblers; Salvatore Macri; Gambling House Servants; Lascot's Mother; Lady Martigny's Servant; Lady Martigny; Lady Fouchet; Baroness Annette Gibard; Sherlock's Mother; (Coachman; Sherlock's Father; Violet Holmes; Chief Inspector Flebourg; Parisian Jeweler; Corrupt Police Officers; Mr Martigny)
Date: 6th July - ?, 1870
Locations: France; Sant-Malo; City Walls; The Harbour; Ashcroft Manor; Irene's Summer House; 48, Rue Saint Sauveur; Food Shop; Beach; Post Office; Hotel de la Paix; Hotel des Artistes; The Old Barracks; Lupin's House; Gambling House; Railway Station; Paris; Saint-Germain-des-Prés; Irene's House; Rue Saint-Sulpice; 6, Rue de Mézières; Martigny's House
Story: When twelve-year-old Irene's Adler's parents take her on holiday to Saint-Malo, the first person she meets is Sherlock Holmes, who introduces her to Arsène Lupin. They take her to their hideout at the abandoned Ashcroft Manor, near which they find a dead man on the beach, and Irene spots a hooded figure watching them. Deciding to investigate they learn that two hotels in the town had guests answering the description of the dead man. Meanwhile, the town is plagued by the exploits of the Rooftop Thief. After a rooftop escape from a gambling den, and a visit to the Post Office, Irene accompanies her father to Paris to discover the dead man's identity.

Jack Adrian

"The Phantom Pistol" (1989)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Historical Detectives (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Third-Person Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes (Mr H.); Stanley Hopkins; (Colonel Moran; Von Herder)
Other Characters: The Great Golconda / Rupert Forbes-Sempill; Mephisto / Ernest Forbes-Sempill; Audience; Robert Adey; Stagehand; (Golconda's Girl Assistant)
Date: November, 1912
Locations: High Holborn; Empire Palace of Varieties
Story: The Great Golconda is giving his farewell performance, when he is killed during a bullet catching trick. Hopkins was one of the audience members who checked the gun before the trick. With his friend, Mr H., who had accompanied him to the theatre, he questions the manager, and learns that Golconda and his assistant, Mephisto, are actually twin brothers, and the sons of a recently deceased baronet. The mystery of how the magician's prop could have fired the deadly bullet seems to be connected with Mephisto wearing black gloves for the trick for the first time. Mr H. sends a stagehand above the stage to solve the mystery of the murder weapon

NOTE: Robert Adey is named after Jack Adrian's co-editor on Murder Impossible, while Pronzini, the Italian vendettist is named after his collaborator on Hardboiled, Bill Pronzini.

A.E.P.

"The End of Sherlock Holmes" (1927)
Included in:
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Martha
Date: 1903-1905
Story: Watson visits a married Holmes, who is having enormous difficulty coping with his three year old son, also named Sherlock, who has inherited his father's talent for detection.

Mark Alberstat

"The Adventure of the Sunken Parsley" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Inspector Neal; Michaels; Sir Evan Thornton; Lady Elizabetta Thornton; Mario Conti; Police Constable; (Doctor)
Date: Early September, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Liverpool (Street) Station; Hertfordshire; Hertford; Hertford Station; Hartham House
Story:
Holmes and Watson travel to Hertford to investigate the murder of Sir Evan Thornton, who has been found dead in his bed, but whose death was clearly not a peaceful one. A walk in Thornton's garden solves the case.

Steven-Elliot Altman

"A Case of Royal Blood" (2003)
Included in:
Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan)
Story Type:
Fantasy Pastiche narrated by H.G. Wells
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: The Shoggoth
Historical Figures: H.G. Wells; Queen Emma of Waldeck Pyrmont; Princess Wilhelmina; King Willem III; Elisabeth Cookson; (Prince Nicolaas; Prince Alexander)
Other Characters: Turkish Baths Valet; Wells's Coachman; Captain of the Dordrecht; Elderly Couple; Dutch Soldiers; Jan Gent; Passersby; Girl; Palace Guards; Lady-in-Waiting; Palace Servants; Sanatorium Attendant; Sarah Cookson; Guardsmen
Date: February, 1888
Locations: 33, Northumberland; 221B, Baker Street; The Dordrecht; Holland; Rotterdam; Noordeinde Palace; A Coach; Leiden; Public Sanatorium; The Veluwe
Story: Holmes recruits Wells to assist in investigating a purported poltergeist attack on a member of the Dutch Royal Family. The young princess, Wilhelmina, has been seeing a young girl around the palace. After the first appearance, she was found with blood on her neck, but no wounds. Holmes finds a copy of the Necronomicon hidden in the library, and Wells dreams of the Dark Ones. Visiting the courtesan, Cookson, in Leiden sanatorium, they find a picture of the girl in her locket. They identify her as Sarah, her daughter, and Gent arrests her. Later that day Wells is visited by the girl, and realises that she is some kind of creature. Returning to Leiden, they learn of the creature's origins and set out to track and destroy it.

Victor G. Ambrus

"Humpty Dumpty: Did He Fall or Was He Pushed?" (1981)
Included in:
Dracula's Bedtime Storybook (Victor G. Ambrus)
Story Type:
Children's Comic Picture Story
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Fictional Characters: Humpty Dumpty; All the King's Horses; Old Mother Hubbard & Her Dog; Little Miss Muffet & Her Spider; The Grand Old Duke of York & His Men; Simple Simon; The Owl and the Pussycat; Jack; Cock Robin; The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe & Her Children; Little Jack Horner; Hansel & Gretel, and the Witch; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Jack The Giant Killer; The Cow Who Jumped Over The Moon; The Queen of Hearts; Dracula
Story: Holmes interviews a number of fairy tale and nursery rhyme characters to discover the truth about Humpty's fall. Eventually, jammy fingerprints lead him to the killer.

Kingsley Amis

"The Darkwater Hall Mystery" (1978)
Included in:
Collected Short Stories (Kingsley Amis); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Lady Emily Fairfax; Sir Harry Fairfax; Black Ralph; Carlos; Miles Fairfax; Captain Jack Bradshaw; Dolores
Date: Closing days of July, 1885
Locations:
221B, Baker Street; Darkwater Hall, Wiltshire; (Hurlstone)
Story: With Holmes, a victim of depression, sent off to stay with Reginald Musgrave, Watson is alone at Baker Street when Lady Fairfax arrives. She tells Watson that her husband, Sir Harry's life is in danger from a poacher named Black Ralph. Watson suggests she consult Lestrade or one of Holmes' rival investigators, but she persuades him to investigate for her. He travels to Darkwater Hall where he meets Sir Harry's twenty-minute-younger twin brother, Miles, and Captain Bradshaw who is clearly in love with Lady Emily. Black Jack is seen at the window, and a rifle discovered missing from the armoury. The following day, Sir Harry is shot at during a shooting party. Watson brings the investigation to its conclusion.

Lou Anders

"The Sleep of Reason" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
; Dr Watson; (Mrs Hudson)
Sherlockian Detectives: S. Quentin Carmichael & Dr Avery F. Wilson
Characters Based on Fictional Characters: Joanna Carson (John Carter)
Other Characters: Wiliam Alderbert; Salbatanu; Kralomoc; Cetus; Inanna; Shabbathai; Tzedek; Martian Guards; (Major Van Wyck; Yavapai Chief; Chol Joon-Ho; Martian Ambassador)
Date:
23rd January, 1900
Locations: USA; New York; 177B Bleecker Street; Mars / Moosrab; receiving Chamber; Palace; 221B, Baker Street
Story:
Dr Wilson returns home to 177B Bleecker Street to find New York consulting detective S. Quentin Carmichael apparently dead on the floor. Carmichael manages to communicate to him the story of a visit from novelist Alderbert, who has received a message from Joanna Carson, the Queen of Mars. Carmichael transfers his consciousness to Mars, using meditation, to investigate the apparent murder of the Martian ambassador by his counterpart from Jupiter. Holmes has his own connection to the case.

Note: "Moosrab" is Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Barsoom" backwards.

Isaac Anderson

"The Great Security Bank Mystery" (1902)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detective: Showman Hoyle
Other Characters: Watchman; Bank President; Cashier; Police Sergeant; Patrolmen
Locations: The Security National Bank
Story: The Watchman awakes to find the bank has been robbed. He calls the bank president, and the great detective Showman Hoyle is called in, deduces that there has been a robbery, and sets the police on the trail of the suspect.

K.J. Anderson

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
(from a screenplay by James Dale Robinson, based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill)
Story Type:
Fantasy Adventure
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; (Sherlock Holmes)
Fictional Characters: The Phantom of the Opera {The Fantom}; Allan Quatermain; Captain Nemo; Ishmael; Dorian Gray; Edward Hyde; Henry Jekyll; ('M')
Other Characters: Bartholomew Dunning; Bartholomew's Sisters; Constable Dunning; Policemen; Bank Soldiers; Fantom's Henchmen; Lieutenant Dante; German Guard; Karl Draper; Factory Prisoners; German Soldiers; Kenyan Hawkers; Sanderson Reed; Wagon Driver; Britannia Club Members; Valet; Bruce; Nigel; Assassins; Elderly Hunter; Hansom Driver; Rodney Skinner; Nemo's Crew; Herr Muller; Eva Draper; Gondolier; Carnival Crowds; Guards; British Representative; German Ambassador; French Leader; Russian Diplomat; Italian Diplomat; Spanish Ambassador; Portuguese Ambassador; Patel; Lady Recordist; Mongolian Guards; Kidnapped Scientists; Mongolian Workers; Foreman; Scientists' Families; M's Valet; British & American Soldiers; Campion Bond; Aide
Date: 1899
Locations: London; Moorgate Passage; Tabard Row; Threadneedle Street; Bank of England; Germany; Hamburg; Valkyrie Zeppelin Works; Kenya; Nairobi; The Britannia Club; Tottenham Court Road; The Albion Museum; Tiger Bay; France; Paris; Rue Morgue; The Nautilus; The Mediterranean Sea; Italy; Venice; Mongolia; The Amur River
Story: The Bank of England is robbed by the Fantom and Da Vinci's plans of Venice stolen. A German Zeppelin factory is destroyed and an engineer kidnapped. The two countries blame each other and war seems imminent. M sends Reed to recruit Quatermain to lead a team to stop the Fantom's planned attack on a peace conference in Venice. He is joined by Nemo, the invisible Skinner (who stole Griffin's formula), and Mina. They are attacked by the Fantom's men when they go to recruit Gray, and are aided in the fight by American agent Sawyer. In Paris they capture Hyde, who is also essential to the mission. As they attempt to prevent the destruction of Venice, it becomes clear that there is a traitor in their midst, and the Nautilus is almost destroyed. They realise that the Fantom has taken a sample of that which gives each of them their special qualities, and is planning to create super warriors, alongside his advanced battle machinery. They follow him to his lair in Mongolia - where it is revealed that he is really Moriarty - and endeavour to foil his plans.

Poul Anderson

"Eve Times Four" (1960)
Included in:
Time and Stars (Poul Anderson)
Story Type:
Homage / Science-Fiction
Characters: Arsang XXXIII; Teresina Fabricant; John Jacob Newhouse; Hedwig Trumbull; First Mate Lefkowitz; Captain Ironsmiter; Marie Quesnay; Mr. Fred; Kamala Chatterji; Sir John Baskerville; (Mr. Manfred)
Locations: A spaceship; a lifeboat; an unknown planet; the planet Holmes; the town Irene
Story: En route from Earth to Xenophon, a spaceship meets trouble while in the vicinity of the double planet Holmes-Watson. A lifeboat from the ship, its navigation charts missing, is forced to land on an unknown planet. Faced with no hope of rescue, third mate Newhouse suggests that they must start a colony and begin to populate this new world, citing a law that planetary castaways must have children, and that former marriages are annulled. The women of the party are not so enthusiastic about this. Rescue eventually comes in the shape of Sir John Baskerville, legal officer of Irene, the only town on the planet Holmes.

"The Martian Crown Jewels" (1958)
Included in:
The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes (Robert C. Peterson); The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sebastian Wolfe); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Homage / Science Fiction
Detective: Syaloch
Other Characters: Yamagata; Steinmann; Ramanowitz; Chuck Hollyday; Inspector Gregg; Constables; Ground Crew; Ybarra; Cabinet Minister; (John Carter)
Locations: Phobos; Mars; Sabaeus; The Street of Those Who Prepare Nourishment in Ovens; The Jane Brackney
Story: An unmanned spaceship containing the Martian Crown Jewels is brought in to land on Phobos. When it is opened, the jewels are missing. Inspector Gregg consults Syaloch, the Martian detective, "a seven-foot biped of vaguely storklike appearance". Syaloch travels to Phobos and examines the ship. He learns that the technician, Carter, who loaded the ship on Earth Station was searched when he left it, and that the entire spaceport was searched after the discovery of the theft, also that two of the control crew on Phobos had been working on Earth when the ship was loaded. Carter has since returned to Earth. Syaloch takes particular interest in the radioactive gunk used to seal the ships, then announces that the case is solved.
"The Queen of Air and Darkness" (1971)
Included in:
The Queen of Air and Darkness and Other Stories (Poul Anderson)
Story Type:
Homage / Science Fiction
Detective: Eric Sherrinford
Other Characters: Mistherd; Shadow-of-a-Dream; Ayoch; The Queen of Air & Darkness; Barbro Engdahl Cullen; Jimmy Cullen; Chief Constable Dawson; Nagrim the Nicor; Morgarel the Wraith; William Irons; Irons' Wife & Children; Sambo; Tim Cullen
Locations:
The Northlands; Wolund's Barrow; Cloudmoor; The Planet Beowulf; Christmas Landing; Sherrinford's office; The Planet Roland; Portolondon; Irons' Home
Story: Ayoch has stolen a human child, which he brings to the Queen. Barbro Cullen hires Eric Sherrinford, who claims collateral descent from one of the first private enquiry agents on Earth, to find Jimmy, her missing son, who has been taken from an archaeological dig on the planet Roland. Sherrinford journeys to Roland with her to search for the child, which he believes has been stolen by the Outlings. At dinner at the home of William Irons, Irons's son sings a song telling of the Queen of Air & Darkness. Barbro & Sherrinford venture out into the forbidden country, where the changeling boy, Mistherd, leads Sherrinford to the Queen, and Barbro is led by Jimmy to visions of her horse, Sambo, and husband, Tim.

"Time Patrol " (1955)
Included in:
Guardians of Time (Poul Anderson)
Story Type:
Homage / Science Fiction
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: (Hengist)
Other Characters: Mr. Gordon; Manse Everard; Gordon's Assistant; Patrol Recruits; Charles Whitcomb; Dard Kelm; Spaceship Pilot Trainer; London Watchman; J. Mainwethering; Clerk; London Crowds; Constable; Scotland Yard Inspector; Saxon Villagers; Wulfnoth; Wulfnoth's Family; Saxon Boy; Guards; Canterbury Crowds; Inn Customers; Stane's Guards; Stane / Rozher Schtein; Eadgar; Concubine; Mainwethering's Guards; Mrs. Enderby; Mary Nelson; Two Time Patrol Men; Danellian; (Lord Wyndham; James Rotherhithe; Ing Empire Merchant)
Date: 1954 / The Ogligocene Period / June, 1894 / 1947 / AD 464 / AD 461 / November 17th, 1944
Locations: New York; Time Patrol Academy; New York Public Library; London; Warehouse; Dalhousie & Roberts Import House; A Hansom Cab; Addleton; The Wyndham Estate; Jutish Thorp; Canterbury; An Inn; Stane's House; Streatham; Everard's House; Mary's House; Piccadilly Circus
Story: Everard's job application results in his having to take a barrage of psychological tests, which lead to him becoming a member of the Time Patrol. At the Patrol's Academy he meets other recruits from many different time periods, and learns that the Patrol has been set up to police the lanes of time travel. Back in his own time Everard reads a reference to the Addleton tragedy and the ancient British barrow (see GOLD). Further research revealed that the archaeologist, Lord Wyndham, died after opening a case of ingots of unknown metal in the barrow, and his assistant, Rotherhithe was arrested for his murder. His family hired a "well-known private detective", who proved Rotherhithe's innocence.

Suspecting the presence of radioactive material, which suggests misuse of the time lanes, Everard travels back to 1894 to investigate with his companion, Whitcomb. A visit to Addleton, where he encounters the detective, his assistant and a Scotland Yard man at the barrow, confirms his suspicions. They travel back to Jutish Kent when the casket was placed inside the barrow. There they learn of the wizard Stane who was buried in the barrow. They journey back again to confront Stane in Canterbury. After they have control of Stane's time machine, Whitcomb attempts to save his fiancée, killed during the Blitz. Everard has to make a choice between his friend and the laws of time.

Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson

"The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound" (1953)
Included in:
Earthman's Burden (Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson); The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes (Robert C. Peterson); Sherlock Holmes Through Time & Space (Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh)
Story Type:
Parody / Science Fiction
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Lestrade; Mrs. Hudson; Sir Henry Baskerville; The Hound of the Baskervilles)
Other Characters: Whitcomb Geoffrey; Alexander Jones; Rajat Singh; A Hoka Bobby; Landlord; Farmer Toowey; A Ppussjan
Locations: The planet Toka: Jones's office; Devonshire, England; London; 211-B, Baker Street; Dartmoor; St. Vitus-Where-He-Danced; The George & Dragon Inn; Baskerville Hall; Grimpen Mire
Story: Whitcomb Geoffrey is investigating an interstellar dope smuggling ring operated by the ppussjans. His investigation brings him to the planet Toka, inhabited by small teddy-bear-like Hokas, creatures who have adopted their characters & civilisation from Victorian literature. Geoffrey & Jones journey to the Hoka version of London, where they meet a Hoka version of Lestrade, who takes them to see a Hoka Holmes, who insists on referring to Geoffrey as Gregson, and Jones as Watson. The group journey to Dartmoor in search of the renegade ppussjan, where they are told of the fate of Sir Henry Baskerville, swallowed whole by an enormous hound. They suspect there may be a connection between the hound affair and the ppussjan, and their investigations lead them to a confrontation at Grimpen Mire.

Peter K. Andersson

"The Adventure of the Dark Tower" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; (Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Watson; Billy)
Other Characters: Dr Elmsley Purkiss; Hotel Receptionist; Police Superintendent; Policemen; Julius Bedrock; Millicent Ellis; (Squire Marchmont: Roderick Marchmont; Roderick's Brother; Roderick's Father; Maiden; Witch; Shepherd; Shepherd's Wife; Newlywed Couple; Ornithologist; Young Girl; Jenny Mayle; Farmer; Farmer's Family; Farmhand; Elizabeth Bedrock; Prison Director)
Locations: Herefordshire; Inchwood Cottage; Marchmont Manor; Hotel; 221B, Baker Street; Police Station; Inchwood Copse
Story:
On holiday in rural Herefordshire, Watson comes across the isolated cottage of the historian Elmsley Purkiss. Purkiss tells him of the legendary curse upon the family of his landlord, Squire Marchmont, and the local tales of disappearances and hauntings in the nearby woods. Purkiss came to Herefordshire to spend a few days investigating the stories and has found himself unable to leave, having witnessed the horrors of the wood for himself. Letters from Holmes lead Watson to a solution.

Charlton Andrews

"The Bound of the Astorbilts" (1902)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Hound of the Baskervilles
Historical Figures: William Waldorf Astor; (Bertram Fletcher Robinson)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Moor
Story: Watson and Holmes
both make deductions about a recent visitor from a crushed bone collar-button. Their visitor returns, with items removed from their rooms.

"The Resources of Mycroft Holmes" (1903)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Extra-Canonical Exploit of Mycroft Holmes
Canonical Characters: Mycroft Holmes; (Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson)
Folkloric Characters: (The Wandering Jew)
Historical Figures: (Charles II; Charles IX of France; Marie Touchet; William Shakespeare; Francis Gastrel; The Man in the Iron Mask; Louis XIVl; Benigne d'Auvergne de Saint-Mars; Joseph Balsamo, Count Cagliostro)
Other Characters: Professor Mustie; Rushem; (London Correspondent; Foxy Quiller; Earl of Willingham; Giles Harcourt; Blind Crusader; Alertius; The Pompeian Lector; Israel Mustie; Mycroft's Father; Israel's Mother; Israel's Grandfather; Israel's Uncle; Gaston de Vrayeulx)
Locations: USA; Daily Saffron Office; Diogenes Club
Story: He Repudiates Sherlock
Professor Mustie is sent by the editor of the Daily Saffron to interview Mycroft Holmes.
Mycroft tells him his opinion of Sherlock, and why he will not set up in competition with him, but instead has become a Solver of Historical Mysteries. He reveals Mustie's family history, and consents to Mustie becoming his biographer.

He Solves the Mystery of the Shakespearean Authorship
The following day, Mycroft sets about discovering who wrote Shakespeare. He uses the Diogenes Club's first folio to search for a suspected cipher, taking eight-and-three-quarter minutes to discover the true authorship.

He Solves the Mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask
On the third day, Mycroft is set the task of uncovering the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask. After Mustie outlines the various theories about his identity, Mycroft relates the modern trends of advertising and competition to the problem and deduces that the Mask was a friend rather than an enemy of Louis XIV.

NOTE: A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press) only includes the first section of "He Repudiates Sherlock".

Val Andrews

Sherlock Holmes and the Egyptian Hall Adventure (1993)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; (Irene Adler)
Fictional Characters:
Historical Figures: John Nevil Maskelyne; David Devant; Nevil Maskelyne; Buatier de Kolta; (Queen Victoria; Edward VII; Kaiser Wilhelm II)
Other Characters: Cyril Randolph / Cyrano; Jugglers; Egyptian Hall Audience; Cleric; Clown; Shifty Jack; Mabel Cosgrove / Madame Patricia; Pianist; Theatre Attendants; Police Constable; Police Sergeant; Dr Simpsom; Performers; Theatre Staff; Miss Glenrose; Stage Door Keeper; East End Troublemakers; Mr Webber; Stringer; Matthew Craig; Railway Guard; Lunatic on Train; Ticket Inspector; Station-Boy; Three Bridges Station Master; Haywards Heath Cab Driver; Windrush's Elderly Retainer; Lady Windrush; Cabby; Sir Bertram Staines; Projector Operator; Kurt Schmidtt; Lestrade's Constables; (Panjandrum; Guardsman Gray; Charles McDougal; Courier Reporter; Charlie; Midgets; Sir Percival Windrush; Lady Windrush's Lover; Jeweller; Hansom Driver; Theatrical Agent; Schmidtt's Agent; Schmidtt's Doctor)
Date: Late Spring, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Picadilly; Egyptian Hall; New Bond Street; Oxford Street; Baker Street; Coffee Stall near Middlesex Street; The East End; Webber's Shop; Stringer's Shop; Commercial Road; Victoria Station; Three Bridges Station; Sussex; Haywards Heath; Windrush Towers; Mortuary
Story: Cyril Randolph, a magician performing at Maskelyne's Egyptian Hall, consults Holmes when Lady Windrush's ring disappears in the middle of one of his tricks. Holmes and Watson attend that evening's performance, which is disrupted by Buatier de Kolta who accuses Randolph of stealing his trick. The evening ends when Holmes and Watson are called backstage to find that Randolph has been murdered.

Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (1995)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper; Baker Street Irregulars; (Inspector Lestrade; Watson's Brother)
Fictional Characters: (Dr Locke)
Historical Figures: Harry Houdini; Arthur Conan Doyle; Jean Leckie; Bess Houdini; Daisy White; Theodore "Dash" Weiss / Hardeen; Bernard Ernst; Bess's Guets; Joseph Dunninger; John Mulholland; Milbourne Christopher; Burton L. King; Jim Collins; Jim Vickery; (Greenhough Smith; Cecelia Weiss; Kingsley Doyle; General Gordon; Will Goldston; William Ellsworth Robinson / Chung Ling Soo; Whitehead; Dr Kennedy; Detroit Surgeons; Arnold De Biere; Horace Goldin; The Great Cirnoc; Kleppini; Dr A.M. Wilson; Clinton Burgess; Al Jennings; Jesse James; Bob Ford; Walter B. Gibson; Kaiserin Josephine; Ehrich Weiss; Gladys Weiss; Prince Erich; David Hammel; Al Capone; Dr Leo Dretzka; Dr George L. LeFevre; Welsh Brothers Clowns; Welsh)
Other Characters: Houdini's Chauffeur; Blandford Hall Ticket Woman; Professor Bernard; Bernard's Audience; Mary Fraser; Godfrey Sheridon; Miss Smith; Kate Courtney-Smythe; Embankment Constable; Woman; Richard Hawke; Dr Robert Blackthorne; Marina Blackthorne; Mrs Morgan; Ritz Waiter; Movie Director; Actors; Technicians; Scene Shifters; Brownstone Bellboy; Capone's Collector; Appleton Registrar's Assistant; Burlesque Dancers; Grand Central Crowds; Grand Central Waitress; Hungarian Agents; Budapest Jewish Quarter Residents; Registry Assistant; Georges Zoltan; Zoltan's Accomplice; Captain Maroc; Countrysiders; Maroc's Companions; Contessa Irena; Taxi Driver; Hotel Clerk; Budapest Police Sergeant; Constables; Paris Street Artists; Artist's Audience; Boston Matron; Photographer; The Manhattan Deerstalkers; Brownstone Desk Clerk; Zookeeper; Joe Casey; Reverend Joshua Bridger; (Chinese Mandarin; Grimes; Major George Armitage; Armitage's Lover; Wallace; Chimney Sweep's Boy; Charlie; Artisan; Doc Brady; Montreal Princess Theatre Manager; Detroit Garrick Theatre Manager; Detroit Nurse; Medical Team; Elmer; Cockney; Cop; Guy in Golfing Knickers; Chief Eagle Hawk; Atlantic City Jeweller)
Date: Summer, 1922 / November, 1926 / Midsummer, 1927
Locations: Watson's Finchley Practice; Sussex; Fowlhaven; Charing Cross Hotel; Blandford Hall; The Polytechnic; British Museum; Fleet Street; The Embankment; Piccadilly; The Ritz; New York; Brownstone Hotel; 67 Payson Avenue; Movie Studio; Houdini's Storehouse; Little Italy; Italian Restaurant; Train; Chicago; Appleton, Wisconsin; Registrar's Office; Burlesque Theatre; Grand Central Station; Refreshment Room; Hungarian Embassy; Hungary; Budapest; 12, Sip Street; Hotel; Castle; City Centre Hotel; Police Headquarters; France; Paris; Cafe; Aboard the Burgundy; New York Steamship Office; Central Park Zoo; Joe's Diner; Algonquin Hotel
Story: Houdini calls on Watson and asks to be taken to Holmes's Sussex cottage to ask him to help judge the veracity of a spirit-written message from his mother channelled through Lady Jean. He also tells Holmes of Marina Blackthorne, a medium he is trying to prove to Doyle is a fake. Holmes attends a seance in disguise, while Watson, banished from the hotel, saves a young woman from suicide. Holmes arranges for an announcement of his own death to be printed in order to prove his case.

In 1926, Watson reads of Houdini's death. The following year, Holmes arrives at Watson's door, and invites him to a meeting with Bess Houdini at the Ritz. She believes Houdini was murdered, and asks Holmes to travel to New York to investigate. From Houdini's brother, Holmes hears of a Hungarian assistant, Zoltan, who worked for Houdini for a short time just before his death. From his lawyer and friends he hears a list of people who had grudges against Houdini. A sealed box, left by Houdini, leads them to Walter B. Gibson, and suggests links with a Magyar Nationalist society.

Watson travels to Wisconsin, to look into Houdini's birth, while Holmes travels to Montreal to learn more about the punch that killed him. The trail takes them to Hungary, where, after being imprisoned in a Siberian lorry, and later a castle dungeon, they learn the truth about Houdini's parentage and his last great escape. Before reporting to Bess in New York, they stop off in Paris, attend a Sherlockian gathering, and accompany the Doyles to another seance.

Sherlock Holmes and the Man Who Lost Himself (1997)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Irene Adler; Mycroft Holmes; Billy; (Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: George V; (Sidney Paget; Walter Paget; John Logie Baird)
Other Characters: Professor Mainwaring; J. Arthur Saunders; Sergeant Bulstrode; Mary Mainwaring; Dr Royston; Hauptman; Herr Freid; Captain "Fairy" Page; Sergeant Chevalier; Isadore Levi; Colonel Faversham; Septimus Young; Professor Cathcart; Monty the Ape; Tommy Masters; Algernon Bastow
Bank Manager; Saunders' Young Lady; Photographers; Irene's Dresser; Florence Hotel Clerk; Aida Company; Ferry Passengers; Dover Officials; Splendide Minion; Estaminet Patrons; French Lad; Estaminet Owner; Air Fair Visitors; Air Fair Gate Man; Pilots; French Police Officers; Police Chief; Asylum Aide; Asylum Patient; Ville-Aesop Gendarmes; Village Lads; Villager; Sailors; Dieppe Passengers; French Port Officials; Onion-Sellers; Shoreham Policeman; Café Proprietor; Junk Dealer; Eight Bells Innkeeper; Diogenes Club Members; Messenger; Ville-Aesop Police Chief; Jeweller; Robbery Suspects; Ambassador's Messenger; Scotland Yard Plainclothes Men; Mycroft's Messenger; Police Guards; German Agents; Elephant Keeper
(Hudson; Royston's Nurse; Policeman; Mainwaring's Old Friend; Hotel Manager; Martin Witherspoon; Professor Simpson; Flannigan; Signor Castelli; The Great Lomesh; German Mechanics; Joseph Hogg; War Minister; Lestrade's Wife)
Date:
Autumn, 1903 / During The Great Hiatus / 1909
Locations:
221B, Baker Street; Small Baker Street Hotel; Victoria Station; Surrey; Reigate; J. Arthur Saunders, Sons and Co; Lorrimer's Bank; Poolford; The Willows; Royston's Surgery; Poolford Police Station; Kent; Dover; A Ferry; Italy; Florence; Opera House; Irene's Hotel; Tavern; France; Paris; Station; Hotel; Bistro; Calais; Estaminet; Hotel Splendide; Air Fair; Gendarmerie; Asylum; Village Café; Woodland; Ville-Aesop; Inn; Dieppe; Waterfront; Cargo Ship; Sussex; Shoreham; High Street; Shoreham Station; The Eight Bells and Bowling Green Inn; Diogenes Club; Ville-Aesop Gendarmerie; Jewellery Shop; Government Laboratory; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; The Thames; London Bridge; Nancy's Steps; Regent's Park Zoological Gardens; Fowlhaven; Buckingham Palace
Story: Watson is visiting Holmes in Baker Street, when they are called upon by Professor Mainwaring, who tells them that his wife Mary has disappeared, along with any record of her having been registered as a patient, while on a visit to their local doctor's surgery. Returning to his home, he discovered that his key no longer fit the door, and that there were strangers in residence there. Holmes and Watson travel to Poolford in Surrey, where Mainwaring has been working on an improved aircraft engine, to investigate, but find themselves arrested and locked in the local police cell.

While testing the effects of a drug given to the professor on himself, Holmes tells Watson of events in Florence and Paris involving Irene Adler during his Great Hiatus.

The trail of Mainwaring's engine leads them to France and an air show. They find themselves incarcerated in an asylum and on the run from the police. They are separated and make their escapes back to England, Holmes solving a jewel robbery en route, and a murder involving an intelligent ape after his return.

Sherlock Holmes and the Sandringham House Mystery (1998)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Billy; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes
Historical Figures: Horace Goldin; Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; Kaiser Wilhelm II; Kaiserin Augusta Victoria; George V; Queen Mary; (Rembrandt)
Other Characters: Hudson; Madame Francis; Dolly; Milly; Arthur Hale; Dobson; Walshingham; Sergeant Reynolds; Sergeant George Murdoch; Georgina Murdoch; Murphy; Lord Derby; Lady Snowdonia; Sir George Faversham; Smithers; Music Hall Performers; Goldin's Assistants; Orchestra; Stage Doorkeeper; Scottish Singer; Footmen; Sandringham Staff; Kitchen Maid; German Servants; Major-Domo; Sandringham Guests; Kaiser's Aides; Sandringham Butler; Soldiers; White Hart Landlord; Barmaid; Sandringham Gatekeeper; Gardeners; Workmen; Baker Street Bystanders; (Art Expert; Crown Surveyors; Gustave Battenburger; Mrs Hudson's Sister; Goldin's Manager; Belgravia Lady)
Date: November, 1902
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Palace Theatre; Norfolk; Sandringham House; Crypt; Southampton; Kaiser's Yacht; Hertfordshire; White Hart Inn; Victora Station; King's Lynn; Tearoom; Murdoch's Cottage
Story: Holmes is consulted by the illusionist Horace Goldin, who is suspected of having stolen a Rembrandt painting from Sandringham House, where he recently performed at the invitation of Edward VII. When another performance is requested, Holmes and Watson accompany Goldin to Sandringham in the guise of his assistants. Meanwhile, Mrs Hudson has received word that 221B is to be demolished to make way for a new municipal building. When they arrive at Sandringham they learn that the Kaiser is also a guest, and they make contact with Lestrade, who is investigating the robbery. Holmes arranges the return of the painting, but that same evening, he disappears, and Watson and Lestrade set off on a quest to find him.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Seven (2001)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Billy; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Septimus Culthorpe (Brother Prior); Brother Pisces (Godfrey Carrington); Shopkeeper; Campion (Brother Shepherd); Brother Reaper (Brother Orchard); Brother Carp; Brother Abacus; Brother Chef; Brother Orchard; Ghostly Army; Village Boy; Izaak Tapforth; Village Constable; Carrington's relatives; Judge Burroughs; Peddlers; Crowd at the Prison; (Gerald Carter; J.D. Norton; Sir Arthur Carrington; Sir Richard Forrest)
Locations:
221B, Baker Street; Sussex; Grimstone Station; A Dogcart; Grimstone Priory; Grimstone Village; The Old Bailey; Regents Park; Outside a Prison
Story: The Secret Seven are not Enid Blyton's child detectives but a group of non-religious monks, seven in number, living in a priory in Sussex. The group's founder and leader, Septimus Culthorpe, tells Holmes & Watson that two of the monks have died in recent weeks, seemingly of natural causes, after receiving identical letters in the post. A third monk has just received a similar letter. Holmes & Watson join the order in the guise of Brother Hive & Brother Healer, and having found one of the letters hidden away, Holmes is quick to deduce the manner in which the monks were killed, but not the culprit.

His researches at the local library reveal that some years before, jewels were stolen from the priory. On the evening of his discovery a ghostly civil war army appears in the fields outside. Holmes leaves the priory to continue his investigations outside, but in his absence the monks' lambs, chickens and fish are slaughtered. Holmes returns to reveal the guilty party.

Sherlock Holmes at the Varieties (2000)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs. Hudson
Historical Figures: T.E. Dunville; G.H. Chirgwin; Marie Lloyd; George Robey; (Mrs Robey; Robey's Agent; Wilkie Bard; Phil May; Fred Karno)
Other Characters: Murphy's Audience; Orchestra; Can-Can Dancers; Humpsti, Bumpsti & Rabbit; Conductor; Mr Murphy; Mr Duncan; Mons Cinquivelli; Performers; Paddy Cox; Hansom Driver; Errand Boy; Robey's Driver; Theatre Minion; Albert Harrison; Shelby; Mr Charters; Professor Septimus Crockett; Barmaid; George Phelps; Irish Tenor; Sealion Trainer; Colonel Pickering; Met Call-Boy; Murphy's Stage Manager; Reigate Cab Driver; Joshua Flood; Old Woman; Cabby; Castelli; Undertaker; Martha Grantham; Joe; Mavis Love; Charles Robey; Constable; Mrs Robey; Mrs Beadle; Old Murphy / Castelli; Messenger; (Tom Elcott; Mary Malone; Jimmy Grant; Robey's Solicitor; Old Grimes; Billy's Uncle; Museum Director)
Date: April or May, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Murphy's Theatre of Varieties; Finchley; Robey's Villa; Croydon; Museum of Stringed Masterpieces; Metropolitan Music Hall; Reigate; Miller's Farm; Train; Jarvis & Sons Funeral Parlour
Story: Holmes takes Watson to the Varieties, where Murphy tells them that there are rumours being spread that the theatre is haunted. During Robey's act, a sandbag crashes to the stage, the rope cut, narrowly missing him. Visiting Robey's house they discover that an imitation Gelado violin made by Robey has been replaced with a genuine one. Back at the theatre a trio of performing dogs have been mysteriously relocated during the night, and Holmes hears more tales of the ghost. There are further ghostly apparitions, and further attempts made on Robey's life. Holmes sends Watson to Reigate to collect something alive in a basket, and comes back to the news that Robey is dead and the ghost's identity has been revealed. A resurrection in a funeral parlour brings the would-be murderer to justice, but Watson finds himself saddled with a pug-dog pup before the case is finally over.

Anonymous

"The Adventure of the Pink Pearl" (1900)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives: Sherlock Gnomes & Dr Totson
Historical Figures: (General Kitchener)
Other Characters: Major Spark; Private Jenkins; (21st Lancers; Emirs; Cape Rifles Man)
Locations: South Africa; Bloemfontein; Market Square; Hotel; Spark's Cottage; Riverbank
Story: Gnomes and Totson encounter Major Spark in Blomfontein, who tells them how he came into possession of a pink pearl during the campaign against the Khalifa. When they go to Spark's cottage to view the pearl, they discover that it has been stolen. Gnomes and Totson set off on a bicycle pursuit in the direction of Mozambique.

"The Adventure of the President's Whisker" (1900)
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Sherlock Gnomes & Dr Totson
Historical Figures: (President of the Transvaal Republic (Paul Kruger); President's Wife (Anna Kruger))
Other Characters: Harbour Crowd; R.H.A. Policeman; Waiter; English Officer)
Locations: South Africa; Capetown; Harbour; Restaurant
Story: Sherlock Gnomes and Totson are in Capetown having both volunteered for service in the Boer War. They hear from a London policeman, who is also volunteering, that the President of the Transvaal Republic has had his longest, and most favourite, whisker stolen from his face. A discovery in Gnomes's soup solves the case.
"An Amateur Detective" (1895)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
(Sherlock Holmes)
Other Characters: Doyle; Tea Kettle Man; Conductor
Date: December, 1895
Locations: USA; Baltimore; West Lombard Street; Greene Street; Poppleton Street
Story: On a Baltimore street car, Doyle, a Sherlock Holmes reader, deduces that a fellow passenger will leave a kettle his wife has been nagging him about buying, on the car when he gets off.
"Another Deduction" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Dr Cubebs; Bartender
Story: Holmes deduces that the man by the door is a bartender.
"Another Mystery Solved" (1896)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective:
Herlock Sholmes
Other Characters: Lanky Countryman; (Man Across the Street)
Locations: Sholmes's Office
Story: After a deduction about his countryman caller and a cow, Sholmes is able to send his caller to his real destination.
"The Ape of Agate" (1926)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective: The Great Detective & His Boy Assistant
Other Characters: "Chink"; Policeman
Locations: The Great Detective's Rooms; Hotel Magnificent; The Zoo
Story: The great detective investigates the murder of the Maharajah of Chung-Lo. He learns from a servant that the Maharajah's agate has been stolen by the Chinese. After a deal of thought he visits the monkey cage at the zoo.

"Baffled" (1919)
Also published as "Another Adventure About that Dear Old Has-Been, Sherlog Combes"
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Sherlog Combes
Other Characters: The Hound of the Vilkerbaskes; Lady Client; (Husband; Baby)
Locations: Combes's Baker Street Rooms
Story: Not having had a case for years, elderly detective Combes is visited by a woman. Having tried to deduce her reason for calling, he confesses himself powerless in the face of London rents when she tells him that she wants him to find a house for her family.

"Bearlock Bones" (1895)
Included in:
The Hampshire Telegraph, 23 November 1895; and on this site
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Bearlock Bones
Other Characters: Bones's Biographer; Cross-Eyed Girl; Actor; (Clarence de Montgiffin)
Locations: Bones's Rooms
Story: Bones deduces that his client is cross-eyed from the behaviour of an actor in the street below. On her arrival he deduces the identity of her missing sweetheart by examining her face.
"Betrayed by His Feet" (1901)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Miss Marvel; Tall Man
Locations: Theatre
Story: Holmes deduces that the man sitting behind him is very tall.
"B-Men" (1919)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Children's Parody
Detective: Sherlock Hums & Watson Bee
Other Characters: Buzzy, Baron of Brains; Royal Chef; King Bumble Bee; Muggsy Moth; Sluggsy Moth; The Spider; Wiggly Worm; Princess Honey; Fireflies; Water Bugs; Tapeworm; Two Butterflies; Caterpillar; Spud; Potato-bug Squadron; Cenipede; Grasshoppers; Grasshopper Captain; Jury; Judge Benjamin Beetle; Ambrose Ant; The Electric Eel; Guards; Warder; (King's Guard)
Locations: Washingtub, D.H. (District of Hives); Honeycomb Headquarters of the Bee Detective Bureau; The Palace; Wiggly Worm's Den; The Spider's Web; Court of Common Fleas; Spider's Cell; The Aquarium
Story: A message arrives at Bee Detective Bureau Headquarters by cricket telegraph, but Watson Bee doesn't understand it. Three days later Baron Buzzy arrives, sent by King Bumble to consult Sherlock Hums over the Spider's kidnapping of Princess Honey. The Royal Chef prepares the jelly roll ransom, while Hums questions the Moth brothers. A reward is offered, but it is stolen by the Spider. Buzzy bribes underworld boss Wiggly Worm and sets out to rescue the Princess. Hums sets out to do battle armed with a darning needle. Buzzy launches an all-out attack, and Hums arrives when it is all over. The Spider is tried and sentenced to the Electric Eel.
"Clever Deduction" (1913)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Train Passengers
Locations: A Train
Story: Holmes deduces that
the town his train has stopped in has a winning baseball team.
"Danny Jones and the Great Detective"
Included in:
Thrilling Detection & Mystery Stories (Leonard Matthews)
Story Type:
Children's Science Fiction
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes (The Great Detective); Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Danny Jones; Mr Norris; Solly Paunce; Barmaid; Cabby; Street Arab; Cart Driver; Anarchists
Date: 1970s / 1895
Locations:
Danny's House; Bottle Street, E1; Tavern; 221B, Baker Street; Marmalade Factory; Danny's School
Story: Danny Jones has forgotten to do his history homework, researching 19th Century London, so uses his Time Clock to take him to 1895. On arriving he is picked up by Solly Paunce, and taken to a tavern, where he is drugged and his clock stolen. He wakes up on the street, where he is found by the Great Detective who takes him to Baker Street. The Great Detective sets out after Paunce, but after several hours, when he hasn't come back, a message arrives in a jar of marmalade - he is being held prisoner in a marmalade factory. Danny sets out to free him and retrieve his clock, but ends up facing a gang of anarchists.
"Decoding an Adolescent Daughter" (1921)
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective: Sherlock Bones
Other Characters: Phyllis's Father; (Phyllis)
Locations: USA; Bones' Rooms
Story: Phyllis's strange behaviour in front of a mirror is explained to her father by Sherlock Bones.
"A Deduction Process" (1900)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives: Sherlock Holmes Jr
Other Characters: Narrator; Man with Dark Moustache; (Wife; Hired Girl)
Story: Sherlock Holmes Jr deduces that a man with a moustache is married, ought to live in a flat but doesn't, is left-handed, and has a wife who is afraid of the hired-girl.
"The Downfall of Our Old Friend Sherlock Holmes" (1904)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: Amelia Ryan; Amelia's Friend; (Rising Practitioner; Crandell; Adams; Amelia's Father; Amalfi Gang)
Date: 1895
Locations: 22, Baker Street; Charing Cross Hotel; Watson's House
Story: Watson is visiting Holmes at 22, Baker Street, when they are called on by Amelia Ryan, a Daughter of the Revolution. Since coming to England, a package of replicas of the Declaration of Independence, and a badge for a society she founded, have been stolen from her hotel room. Watson solves the mystery, and Holmes calls at his house in disguise.
"An Easy Case for Padlock Jones" (1903)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Padlock Jones
Other Characters: Colonel Walkley; (Georgy Walkley; Mother; Grandmother; Six Aunts; Nurse; Detectives; Boy; Tall, Dark Man; Escaped Lunatic)
Locations: Jones's Office
Story: Walkley consults Jones when his pampered four-year-old son is kidnapped. A tall man was seen giving him apples when he was left at the garden gate by his nurse. Within an hour Jones is able to send Walkley to the Bronx Insane Asylum to reclaim his son.
"The Fatal Gas Bill" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives:
Hemlock Jones
Other Characters: Mr Kimberley; Edward Blair; James Sutton; John Higgins
Locations: Jones's Rooms; Kimberley's Jewellers Shop
Story: Mr Kimberley
consults Hemlock Jones over a series of thefts from his jeweller's shop. He suspects that one of his three clerks is the culprit. The cost of gas provides Jones with the solution.
"The Genius of Herlock Sholmes" (1895)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives:
Herlock Sholmes & Woctor Dotson
Other Characters: Mrs Calbro; (Henry M. Calbro; Calbro's Companions)
Locations: Sholmes's Rooms
Story: Mrs Calbro consults Sholmes over her missing husband, last seeen with three companions and £94. Sholmes is able to describe her husband in detail and guarantee his safe return.
"He Solves Another" (1896)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective:
Herlock Sholmes
Other Characters: Sholmes's Maid; Veiled Woman; Sholmes's Cook
Locations: Sholmes's Rooms
Story: After a series of deductions about his latest client, Holmes discovers that she is an old acquaintance.

"Herlock Sholmes Again" (1903)
Also published as "The Mysterious Glove"
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Herlock Sholmes & Swatson
Other Characters: Manicurist
Locations: Sholmes's Rooms
Story: Swatson brings Sholmes a glove. Before he makes a startling series of deductions they have to decide if the account of the case should be a novel or a short story. The glove's owner arrives to reclaim it.

"Herlock Shomes' Farewell" (1904)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Advertising Parody
Detectives: Herlock Shomes & Potson
Canonical Characters: (Mrs Hudson; Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: (General Kutusoff; General Kuropatkin; T. Catesby)
Date: Monday
Locations: Baker Street; Shomes's Rooms; Potson's Rooms
Story: Potson calls on Shomes to get his opinion on the colour of some lino. Shomes departs to track down a missing Russian Chief of Tactics, but returns to reveal how Catesbys' Lino has brought an end to his career.
"Holmes and the Startled Banker" (1897)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detective: Hemlock Coombs / Badlock Tombs / Townclock Fumes / Shylock Plumes / Hemlock Booms / Padlock Booms / Sherlock Rooms
Other Characters: Narrator; William Wogglestone; (Scotland Yard Detectives)
Locations: Coombs's Room
Story: Coombs (who repeatedly changes his name throughout the story) deduces that his friend is concerned about a suspender button. He further deduces that a servant girl is at the door, which opens to reveal a disshevelled man, about whom he makes a series of deductions before learning that he is bank president Wogglestone on a quest for the gas company's offices.
"Holmes, Jr, at an Easy One" (1901)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives: Sherlock Holmes, Jr & His Companion
Other Characters: Father; Silk Hat Man; (Wife; Child)
Locations: A Street
Story: Holmes makes deductions about a man, his wife, his infant child, and his mode of leaving his house that morning, from marks on the back of his coat.
"How He Did It" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives:
Herlock Shomes
Other Characters: Young Man; Melinda; (Wedding Party)
Locations: Railway Car
Story: Herlock Shomes deduces that a young couple aboard the train he is travelling on are newly-weds.
"Impressions of Sherlock Holmes" (1894)
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Reporter; Hyams; Estelle; Young Priest; (Estelle's Son)
Locations: Lenox; Hyams's Cottage; Sherlock's Home
Story: A reporter hears how Holmes's friend, the golfer Hyams, was snared into marriage, and hears an explanation from Holmes of the rise of cults.
"In Sheep's Clothing" (1915)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective: Corporal Holmes & Watson
Other Characters: Two Soldiers; Private Jones
Locations: Station Booking Office
Story: Watson finds himself on picquet duty at the railway station. Two soldiers and a civilian enter the booking office. Holmes identifies the civilian as an AWOL soldier in mufti, from a dropped handkerchief.

Jack El Destripador (1945 translation by Anthony Boucher)
Included in:
The Harlot Killer (Allan Barnard)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: Jack The Ripper; Mr Warrn (Sir Charles Warren)
Other Characters: Murphy; Lilian Bell; Harriette Blunt; Grover Bell; Harry Taxon; Mrs. Bonnet; Mrs. Cajana; Comtesse de Malmaison; Marquis de Malmaison; Comtesse's Maid; Carlos Lake; Dr. Roberto Fitzgerald; Ruth Fitzgerald; Captain Harry Thomson
Date: 1888
Locations:
Warrn's Office; Lilian's Bedroom; Opium Den
Story: Warrn is telling Holmes of the 37 victims of the Ripper, when Holmes's rival, Murphy, arrives with news of another - the singer Lilian Bell. Holmes & Murphy make a £1000 bet as to which of them will catch the Ripper. Holmes visits an opium den, at which Bell was a customer and learns that she was supplied by an Indian doctor. At that moment the Ripper claims another victim, the Comtesse de Malmaison. Holmes finally resorts to disguising himself as a woman in order to catch the Ripper.

NOTE: The "translation" by Anthony Boucher that appears in EQMM and The Harlot Killer is, in fact, a summary of the plot of the original Spanish version. Holmes's assistant is named Harry Taxon, their landlady is Mrs. Bonnet.

Jack El Destripador (2014 translation by Joseph Lovece)
Published as:
Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: Jack The Ripper; Charles Warren
Other Characters: Murphy; Lilian Bell; Harriet Blunt; Grover Bell; Josias Wakfield; Harry Taxon; Opium Den Butler; Madam Cahana; Countess Irene de Malmaison; Opium Den Servants; French Shoe Shop Clerk; Malmaison's Servant; Marquis de Malmaison; Bautista; Miss Dolly; Charles Lake; Captain Harry Thompson; Ruth Fitzgerald; Fitzgerald's Surgery Servant; Dr Robert Fitzgerald; Patrick O'Connor; Cab Driver; (Gloucester Road Prostitute; Mr Hunter; Sailor; Bar Owner; Helmsman's Wife; Helmsman's Wife's Lady Friend; Wealthy Merchant Woman; Warren's Men; Lilian's Coach Driver; Mrs Bounet; Miss Daisy; Fitzgerald's Porter; Ruth's Father; Thompson's Mother)
Date: 1888
Locations:
Central Police Office; Oxford Street; Lilian's Apartment; Holmes's Rooms; Tooly Street; Opium Den; Howard Street; Laurin and Co.; West End; Malmaison's House; Lake's House; Hyde Park; Cromwell Road; Fitzgerald's Surgery; Walworth Street
Story: Holmes returns from Italy to find London in the midst of the Jack the Ripper murders. In the space of three months, thirty-seven women have been murdered. Warren asks Holmes for advice. Their meeting is interrupted by Murphy with news of a thirty-eighth victim, the singer Lilian Bell, murdered in a coach as she was driven home from the theatre. Holmes challenges Murphy to solve the case, and Warren offers a champagne prize to the winner.

Lilian's brother, Grover is discussing her legacy with her maid, Harriet, when an undertaker arrives. His strange behaviour ends in an encounter with Murphy. clue takes Holmes, in disguise, to an opium den, where another murder is revealed, and an inquiry in a shoe shop reveals her identity.

Holmes learns the Ripper's identity at te same time as the Ripper's wife begins to suspect her husband of concealing a dark secret. Holmes baits a trap, with himself in disguise as the lure, and with the aid of his assistant, Harry Taxon.

"The Marischal Manor Mystery" (1923)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Parody / Script
Detectives: Smallpox Soles & Dr Rotson
Other Characters: Dr Von Leuwicutz; (Mrs Sudson; Professor O'Myhatty; Madame Flannelette; Lady Mary Bezzlement; The Honourable Minerva Lynne; Sir Arthur Bone-and-Oil; Squiller)
Locations: Soles' Study; Marischal Manor
Story: Soles and Rotson travel to Marischal Manor where the Honourable Minerva Lynne has been charged with the murder of a small boy. Rotson finds a clue. Back in their rooms they are visited by Von Leuwicutz who reveals that he has poisoned Soles, but Soles is too clever for him, even if he does manage to lose Rotson.

"Mary of the Prairie, or, Should She Have Let Him?" (1927)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Gabriel Syme & Blotson
Other Characters: Steve Roughneck; Mary (of the Prairie); Mary's Mother; Mary's Father; Pedro; Arab; Captain of the St Vitus; Cannibals
Locations: The Prairie; Dead Dog Ranch; Symes' Rooms; The Desert; Aboard the St Vitus; Island
Story: Cowpuncher Roughneck is in love with Mary (of the prairie), who is kidnapped by Pedro. Mary's father calls on Syme to find her. After searching everywhere, Roughneck arrives in the desert. Mary, meanwhile is shipwrecked on a cannibal island. Roughneck charters a plane and searches the islands, Mary is captured by the cannibals, and Syme and Blotson remove their disguises.
"Met His Match" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective:
Herlock Sholmes
Other Characters: Reporter
Locations: USA; Chicago; State Street; Sholmes's Rooms
Story: Sholmes seems to have met his match in making deductions about his latest caller, until he realises that the man is a reporter
.
"The Missing Whisky Case" (1950)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Herlock Sholmes & Wactor "Wacky" Dotson
Other Characters: Tom; Club Secretary
Locations: Sholmes's Apartment; The Club
Story: Sholmes receives a phone call telling him that whisky has been stolen from the club. He visits the club and decides that there is nothing he can do about it.
"Mistake Was Impossible" (1896)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Friend; Two Brothers; (Uncle)
Story: Holmes deduces that two men are brothers mourning their uncle, and that one has been cut out of the will.
"Mrs Dr Sherlock Holmes" (1895)
Also published as "Meet the Mrs (Irene?)"
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Mrs Dr Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Man in the Tramcar; (Man's First Wife; Second Wife; Son; Butcher's Wife; Errand)
Locations: A Tramcar
Story: On the way to solve a murder at a butcher's shop, Mrs Dr Sherlock Holmes makes a series of deductions about a man travelling on the tramcar with her.

"The Mysterious Incident at Portland Academy" (1905)
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Red-Haired Girl; Principal; Editor of The Troubadour
Date: Wednesday, Winter
Locations: USA; Oregon; Portland; Portland Academy; Chapel
Story: Holmes is in Portland, Oregon. Sheltering from the rain in the chapel of Portland Academy, he and Watson are approached by a girl who has lost two rings. A trail of peanuts leads to the solution.

"The Mystery of the Acetylene Lamp" (1914)
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Herr Lock Shömes & Matson
Fictional Characters: Hawkshaw
Historical Figures: D.P. Blades; (C.L. Warr)
Other Characters: Ferguson; Rosemary Caskerville
; Caligula, the Hound of the Caskervilles; Mr Davis; Aaron; (Mills; Mackay; The Thom Brothers; Haldane; Bunny Edwards; Georgeson; Dickson)
Locations: Scotland; Edinburgh; Warrender Park Road; Shömes's Digs; Edinburgh University; The Union; Royal Botanic Botanic Garden; Tantallon; Aaron's Digs
Story: Blades and Ferguson consult Shömes over the theft of an acetylene lamp from the cycle-she at the Union building.
Hawkshaw is already investigating when they arrive at the Union. After examing the cycle-shed, Holmes sends Matson to borrow Miss Caskerville's hound, Caligula, which they take to the Botanic Gardens and the laboratories to trail the culprit from a slight aroma of Canada balsam. The case ends in a field trip with the botany students.

NOTE: It is likely that Ferguson (President of the Edinburgh University Union), Mills, Mackay, the Thom Brothers, Haldane, Georgeson, Dickson, and Bunny Edwards were real people associated with Edinburgh University in 1914, but I have not been able to locate any definite information about them.

"The Mystery of the Elastic Band" (1914)
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Herr Lock Shömes & Matson
Other Characters: Matson's Landlady's Husband; Policeman; Taxi Driver; Hall-Porter; Ball Guests; Matson's dance Partner; (Shömes's Landlady; Matson's Landlady)
Locations: Scotland; Edinburgh; Shömes's Digs; Edinburgh University; M'Ewan Hall; The Union
Story: Matson arrives at Shömes's digs to find him embroidering a hearthrug. In disguise, they attend the students' ball which Shömes has heard will be attended by the Poker Gang. A black rubber band leads to Matson's downfall.

"The Mystery of the Missing Man" (1905)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Advertisement
Sherlockian Detectives: Hemlock Jones & Woctor Dotson
Historical Figures: (Jeremiah MacDonald)
Other Characters: (Young Man)
Locations: USA; New York State; Binghamton
Story: Hemlock Jones deduces that Atlas Compound tonic lies behind the absence of a young man from his rooms.
"The Mystery of 2643, Pte. Chugwater" (1915)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Chublock Bones & Potson
Other Characters: Orderly; (Private Chugwater; Company Commander; Potson's Grandmother; 2nd Lieutenant Bryman; Brigadier; Offficers; Emilina Brown; Smith)
Date: September
Locations: Bones's Dugout in France
Story: Bones is baffled by Private Chugwaters' disappearance. He deduces that Potson is wearing a cholera belt knitted by his grandmother, and discovers that the missing man had had an argument with Bryman, was suspected of poisoning the food in the officers' mess, and that a man answering his description has been seen at Barton Fair in Gloucester. The following day Bones announces that he has located the missing man.

"Narpoo Rum" (1916-1917)
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Herlock Shomes & Dr Hotsam
Other Characters: General Bertram Rudolph de Rogerum, The Earl of Loose; L. Plumernapple; Madeline Corot; Q. Wemm; Soldiers; Wemm's Assistant; Lord Reginald de Knellthorpe; Intha Pink; Cloridy Lyme; (Madelin's Mother; Professor Spot)
Date: During the First World War
Locations: France; Quality Street Dug-Out; Estaminet; Wemm's Store; The Old Fosse; Elvarston Castle; Bapaume; Belgium; Ypres; Hotel des Ramparts; Menin Gate; Menin Road; Hooge; The Culvert Arms
Story: Shomes is visited in his dug-out in Quality Street by General de Rogerum, who has discovered that his regiment's rum supply has disappeared, and de Rogerum's son Reginald becomes the chief suspect. Hotsam notices a lot of rum at Wemm's store. More rum appears in diverse locations. Shomes flies to Ypres, to find his destination, The Culvert Arms in Hooge has been bombed. Pioneer Intha Pink also decides to search for the rum.
"One Against Our Old Friend, Sherlock" (1894)
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Herlock Sholmes
Other Characters: Office Boy; Tramp; Sholmes's Landlord
Locations: Sholmes's Office
Story: Sholmes makes a series of deductions about an old tramp, without even looking at him
, but pays dearly for the act.
"Perspicacity of Herlock Sholmes" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Herlock Sholmes
Other Characters: General; (General's Wife)
Locations: USA; Sholmes's Rooms
Story: Sholmes makes a series of deductions about a civil war veteran who bursts into his rooms.
"The Private Detective" (1896)
Included in:
The Leighton Buzzard Observer and Linslade Gazette, 14 July 1896; and on this site
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detectives: Forelock Tomes & Dr Dotson
Other Characters: Tailor's Man; Jennie; (Caller; Servant; Suitem; Old Gentleman)
Locations: Tomes's Rooms
Story: Tomes makes a series of deductions from an umbrella left outside the door of his rooms. His caller, when he comes, is not who Tomes predicted he would be.
"Purple Peanut" (1930)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Earl of Beeston; Taxi Driver; (Purple Peanut; Count of Claypit Lane)
Locations: Watson's Apartment; Leeds; Cross Flatts Court
Story: The Earl of Beeston calls, is tied up by Holmes, inspected, released, and reveals his dog, Purple Peanut, has lost at the greyhound track and he suspects foul play. Holmes dons a Highlander disguise, and discovers the culprit and a plot involving mortgages and lamp-posts.
"The Real Sherlock Holmes" (1892)
Also published as "Sherlock Holmes vs Conan Doyle"
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson)
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: D.
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: A reporter calls on Holmes to conduct an interview regarding his thoughts on the publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

"Sherlock Among the Spirits" (1925)
Included in:
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
; A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Fictional Characters: Professor Challenger
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle
Other Characters: Dr Magog; Séance Guests; Young Girl; Young Man; Father; (Dead Soldier; French Girl; Daughter)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Doyle convinces Watson to hold a séance in the old Baker Street rooms. Among the guests is Professor Challenger. The medium, Dr Magog, is remarkably prescient, and when the séance is over, he reveals his secret to Watson.
"Sherlock Gossips About the Ladies" (1895)
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Advertisement
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle
Other Characters: (Mrs Beauty)
Story: Holmes and Watson gossip about how much Mrs Beauty's life has changed since she started reading Woman's Life.

"Sherlock Holmes and Brigadier Gerard" (1903)
Included in:
My Evening with Sherlock Holmes (John Gibson & Richard Green); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Fictional Characters: Brigadier Gerard
Other Characters: (Brunette; Policemen)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: The elderly Brigadier Gerard calls at Baker Street to find out why his stories in the Strand have been replaced by Holmes's reappearance in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

NOTE: It could be argued that some references to "the doctor" in the story are to Arthur Conan Doyle, in addition to those references that are obviously Watson.

"Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Box" (1893)
Also published as "The Missing Box
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Advertisement
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Watson
Other Characters: Watson's Servants
Locations: Watson's Home
Story: Watson loses a box and its valuable contents. He calls in Holmes, who, after a series of deductions about Watson's recent activities, offers Watson, in the throes of a bilious attack, some of his own Beecham's Pills to replace the missing ones and ease his discomfort.

"Sherlock Holmes and the Sleepless Watchman" (1900)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Advertising Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: (Eckstein)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Sherlock Holmes shows Watson a door-locking mechanism which he believes will prove a breakthrough in the prevention of theft.
"Sherlock Holmes Boards a Pirate Craft" (1903)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Dr Watson
Historical Figures: (Captain Kidd)
Other Characters: Pirate Chief; The Criminal Club; Scotland Yard Officers; (Inspector Cram)
Locations: Aboard the Mary Ann
Story: The captive damsel aboard the pirate vessel Mary Ann is actually Holmes in disguise. They attempt to raffle off the maiden among the crew, but she sends them off to look for Captain Kidd's treasure and hands their ship over to Scotland Yard.

"Sherlock Holmes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by Deduction, the Brig Bazaar" (1903)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: (Horatius)
Other Characters: Bazaar Book Editor; Narrator
Locations: Scotland; Selkirk; Bazaar Book Offices; Sloan Street; Holmes's Rooms
Story: The narrator is assigned by the editor of the Bazaar Book to interview Sherlock Holmes. When Holmes tells Watson that he is going to Edinburgh to work on the Mysteries of the Secret Cabinet, Watson tells him that he has already made separate plans to travel to Scotland, and Holmes deduces that his destination is Selkirk, and that the event he is attending is in aid of a bridge.

NOTE: It is unclear whether "The familiar house in Sloan Street" is where Holmes and Watson live, or where the narrator lives, as his editor tells him to use his "Faculty of Imagination" to carry out his interview, rather than travel down to London.

"Sherlock Holmes in Town" (1901)
Included in:
The Minneapolis Journal, 2 March 1901; and on this site
Story Type:
Advertisement
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Charles Googleheimer; Miss Cascarine
Locations: USA
Story: Holmes deduces that the change in Charles Googleheimer's complexion, breath and kidney's after his marriage to Miss Cascarine, is due to Cascarine laxative tonic.
"Sherlock Holmes, Jr Meets Santa Claus" (1904)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:(Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson)
Folkloric Figures: (Santa Claus)
Other Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Jr; The Watson Boy; (Mrs Holmes)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Sherlock Holmes, Jr explains to the Watson boy how he deduced the existence of Santa Claus the previous Christmas.
"Sherlock Holmes on the Domestic Hearth" (1901)
Included in: The Affair of the Lost Compression and Other Stories (Ferret Fantasy); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Lucy; Harriette Holmes; Holmes's Son; (Holmes's Butler; Holmes's Cook; Holmes's Family; Fat Policeman; Lucy's Young Man; Cabman; Mrs Jones)
Locations: Holmes's House
Story: A hair on her silk shawl leads Holmes to suspect that his wife Harriette is being unfaithful, but is quick to discern the truth. He makes a series of deductions about her and their son when they arrive home.
"Sherlock Holmes Umpires Baseball" (1906)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in America (Bill Blackbeard); The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Old-timers; Leftfoot; Rightfoot; The Knockers; The Pickle Eaters; Umpire; Captain
Locations: Downtown Cigar Stand; Small Town Baseball Ground in Iowa
Story: At a small town Iowa baseball game Holmes becomes umpire and sorts out a question of identity regarding two identical twin players known as 'Leftfoot' & 'Rightfoot'.

"Sherlock Jones's Advice" (1902)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Sherlock Jones
Other Characters: Dealer in Hats
Locations: Jones's Rooms
Story: A hat-dealer brings a derby to Jones to find out how it came to be damaged.
"Sherlock Jones's Waterloo" (1902)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Sherlock Jones
Other Characters: Panama Hat Man
Locations: Jones's Parlour
Story: A man calls on Sherlock Jones in regard to the secondhand Panama hat he has bought.
"Solved by Sherlock Holmes" (1895)
Included in:
The Evening Star, 12 October 1895; and on this site
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle; Judge Joseph Holt)
Other Characters: Reporter; (Judge's Servant; Junk Dealer)
Locations: USA; Washington DC; Pennsylvania Avenue; E Street; Holmes's Rooms
Story: A Washington Evening Star reporter assigned to the Holt Will Case is stopped in the street by an old man on crutches, who tells him to meet him in his rooms later. The man, it transpires is Sherlock Holmes, who explains how he lured the reporter into a consultation. Holmes examines a photographed of Judge Holt's contested burnt will and traces a similarly burnt piece of paper in a Washington junk shop.
"The $10,000 Robbery" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Sherlockian Detective: Hemlock Jones
Other Characters: Jones's Companion; Jonathan Beagle; Women Bookkeepers; Floorwalker
Locations: USA; Jones's Rooms; Department Store
Story: Department store owner, Beagle, consults Jones over $10,000 dollars stolen from his locked office while his ws dealing with an emergency at the bargain counter. A clock in the room had stopped at 11.05, but restarted when he shook it. Jones visits the store, and uses the clock to trap the thief.
"Too Much for Sherlock" (1905)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: William Travers Jerome; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Clemence Dodge; Charles W. Morse)
Locations: Jerome's Office
Story: District Attorney Jerome's offer of a job does not appeal to Sherlock Holmes.
"Value of Intuition" (1897)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Dr Cubebs; Professor of Mathematics; Performers
Locations: Burlesque Show
Story: Holmes deduces that a man at a burlesque show is a professor of mathematics.
The Velvet Blotting Clue (1927)
also published as "The Mysterious Ink Blots"
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Mrs Bulkeley; Blotson; (Professor Wilfred Bulkeley; Bulkeley's Servants)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Holmes and Watson are visited by Mrs Bulkeley, whose husband, an eminent Egyptologist, has disappeared from their home in West Kensington. The solution lays on a sheet of velvety paper.

"When the Spirits Rapped" (1919)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Sherlog Combes & Dr Potson
Historical Figures: (Julius Caesar)
Other Characters: Trixter's Assistant; Two Lady Novelists; Labour M.P.; Professor Foljambe; Professor Trixter
Locations: Combes's Study; Bloomsbury
Story: The aging detective, Combes, attends a séance given by Professor Trixter. Musical instruments play and the spirit of Caesar talks about his involvement in the events of 1066, the Armada, and Bannockburn. After fifteen minutes of inactivity, the sitters find themselves in an empty room with empty pockets.

Anyhow

"Ideal Interview: Sherlock Holmes" (1893)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Parody
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson)
Characters Derived from Historical Figures: (Dr Donan Coyle)
Fictional Characters: (Mrs Grundy)
Other Characters: Anyhow; Station Officials; Guards; Policemen; Attendants; Passengers; Engine Driver; Socialist Orator; Water Rates Collector; (Holmes's Parents)
Date: 1893
Locations: Crystal Palace; Crystal Palace Station; A Train; Battersea Station; Victoria Station; 999, Faker Street
Story: Anyhow finds himself sharing a carriage with Holmes on the train home from the Crystal Palace.
The following day, at Holmes's insistence, he interviews Holmes at 999, Faker Street. After avoiding Holmes's trap, he hears of Holmes's early days and career before becoming a detective, the training he received from Watson, and some of his failures, before he is able to make his escape.

Anthony Armstrong

"The Reigate Road Murder" (1926)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Parody
Detectives: Holmlock Shears & Watnot
Other Characters: Lady; Husband
Locations: Shears's Baker Street Rooms; Lady's House; (Shears's Baker Street Urchins)
Story: Shears is visited by a lady whose husband has been murdered. Scotland Yard are baffled: not only can they not find the murderer, they can't even find the corpse. Shears visits the house and deduces that the three murderers rode away on bicycles in the direction of Reigate.

"The Scarlet Pimple" (1926)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Parody
Detective: Holmlock Shears
Other Characters: Citizen Tinquier-Fouville; Citizen Shovealong; Citizen Wathot; Prisoners; The Scarlet Pimple; (Old Man; Carrier)
Date: The third day of Nivôse in the year I of the Republic
Locations: Paris; Rue de Cordeliers
Story: Tinquier-Fouville & Shovealong await the capture of the Scarlet Pimple. Watchman Wathot brings four prisoners he believes to be the Pimple. One of the prisoners is Shears who crossed over from the following edition's story when the author left the two manuscripts lying next to each other. He reveals the Pimple's identity before returning to his own story.

Jake Arnott

"Ten Lords A-Leaping" (2004)
Included in:
Best British Mystery Stories 2006 (Maxim Jakubowski); 12 Days (Shelley Silas)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Reginald Musgrave)
Fictional Characters: Inspector Bucket
Historical Figures: Karl Marx; Friedrich Engels
Other Characters: Lord Beckworth; Parsons; Working Men's Association Delegate; Constable; Elizabeth Cardew; Chinaman; Malays; Opium Smokers; Policemen; (Ralph Beckworth; Ralph's Footman; Beckworth's Parlour Maid)
Locations:
Marx's Rooms; Bloomsbury; Soho; Greek Street; Mayfair; The Beckworth House; A Pub; Limehouse; Opium Den; British Museum
Story: Although the description of the cigars in the coal scuttle, the Persian slipper and the jack-knife would have us believe otherwise, we are, in fact, in the rooms inhabited by Karl Marx. Engels introduces Lord Beckworth to Marx. Beckworth tells them of the family curse which has led to death through various types of fall for the previous nine lords. Visiting his Mayfair house the following day, they learn that Beckworth has died after falling downstairs, and find Inspector Bucket in attendance. Parsons the butler is missing, and there is a small green flower clenched in the hand of the corpse. Marx takes on the task of solving the crime and notices that they are being followed. A visit to Little Italy, an interview with the dead man's fiancée and a visit to a Limehouse opium den draw the case to its unhappy close. A week later Marx introduces Engels to a young man he has met at the British Museum, just embarking on a career as a private detective.

Mark Aronson

"The Adventure of the Second Scarf" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Elias Hatch; Drimba; Altor Benn; Aliens; Imperial Prime Ministers; Guards; Four-Armed Waiter; The Filgi
Date: Autumn, 1897
Locations:
221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Liverpool Street Station; Drimba's Building; Drimba's Spacecraft; Benn's Ship; The Moon
Story: Returning to Baker Street after a walk during which Holmes has astounded Watson with his deductions, they encounter Drimba, whom Holmes deduces to be an alien. He takes them aboard his spacecraft to investigate the murder of Altor Benn, a mediator, aboard his own ship, with no way for the murderer to escape. Benn has been stabbed through the neck, an orange scarf wrapped tightly around his neck, and his ship drained of oxygen. At a base station on the moon where interplanetary peace talks are underway, Holmes is introduced to the Filgi guards, a computer, which he rapidly names "Mycroft" and the Prime Ministers of two worlds, one of whom he must save from assassination.

Marvin Aronson

"There's a Time and a Place for Everything" (1976)
Included in:
More Leaves from the Copper Beeches (The Sons of the Copper Beeches)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: James Phillimore; Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson)
Historical Figures: Marvin Aronson
Other Characters: Cox & Co Attendant; Auctioneer; Millenium Debater; Sightseeing Couple; Newsboy; Student Nurse
Date: 11th April, 1975 / July 7th, 1999 / July 7th, 1899 - April, 1900
Locations: London; Cox & Company; Holmes Hotel; Lewes, Delaware; Greenwich; Naval Museum; Seaman's Hospital; Bond Street; 221B, Baker Street
Story: On holiday in London, Aronson attends an auction at Cox & Co., where he finds himself sitting next to Phillimore. Phillimore buys a gasogene, and after himself buying a dispatch box, Aronson notices that Phillimore has left his umbrella behind. The dispatch box contains a manuscript that tells a story written in 1900, but beginning in 1999 when the narrator finds himself transported from Delaware to Greenwich in 1899. After an attempt to reverse the process he finds himself in hospital being addressed as "Mr Phillimore". He decides to visit Holmes for help, and after he has tested him on his knowledge of the canon, Holmes makes calculations that will return him to his own time. A second document in the dispatch case reveals Phillimore's true identity.

Hugh Ashton

"The Case of the Lichfield Murder" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Henry Staunton; Billy
Other Characters: Henry Taylor; Police Constables; Inspector Upton; Martha Lightfoot Taylor; Stephen Taylor; George Hotel Waiters; (The 1st Mrs Taylor; Katie Taylor; Taylor's Sister; Anne Hilton; Police Constable; Katie's Schoolfellow; Sutton Coldfield Police; Mrs Staunton)
Date: 188-
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Staffordshire; Lichfield; Trent Valley Station; Market Square; 23, Dam Street; Conduit Street; Earl of Lichfield Arms; Police Station; The George
Story: Middle-aged merchant Henry Taylor calls on Holmes after the murder of his young second wife, Martha, after month of bad blood between her and his son, who was found holding the murder weapon. Holmes and Watson travel to Taylor's home in Lichfield to examine the murder scene, the body and the weapon, which convinces Holmes of the boy's innocence.

Ralph A. Ashton

"The Adventure of the Pius Missal" (1957)
Included in:
Baker Street Journal, July 1957
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; The Cormorant; (Von Herder; The Politician; Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: Ralph A. Ashton; (Pope Pius V; The Pope)
Other Characters: Antique Shop Proprietor; K. Ryoichi
Locations: Antique Shop; 221B, Baker Street
Story: Ashton stops in at an antique shop on a wet afternoon. Hebuys an old German rifle, which he discovers to be a Von Herder, bearing an engraved plate which states that it was used to kill a cormorant. In the barrel, he discovers an old manuscript, written by Rodolph von Esche and Dr Watson.

Holmes is visited by Ryoichi who has brought his fishing cormorant with him. Holmes plans to use the bird to retrieve a missal by Pope Pius V, stolen by an M.P.

Isaac Asimov

"The Ultimate Crime" (1976)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Through Time & Space (Isaac Asimov, Martin Harry Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: (Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: Roger Halsted; Thomas Trumbull; Emmanuel Rubin; Geoffrey Avalon; Mario Gonzalo; Henry; Ronald Mason; James Drake
Story: After general discussion of Sherlockian activities at a Black Widowers' monthly banquet, discussion turns to finding a suitable topic for a Sherlockian paper for Mason, a member of the Baker Street Irregulars. They choose to attempt to deduce the topic of Moriarty's Dynamics of An Asteroid. After much discussion it is Henry, their waiter, who comes up with the most acceptable solution.

Forrest Athey

"The Adventure of the Soporific Cipher" (1969)
Included in:
Baker Street Journal, June 1969
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Jonathan Small)
Historical Figures:
Other Characters: Lord Alwin; Messenger Boy; Harold
Date: During the First World War / Friday 6th November, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Holmes looks back on his most satisfying case.

Lord Alwin arrives at Baker Street in distress having received a telegram from Oxford saying "Send more money". Having learned that Lord Alwin's son Harold is studying mathematics at Oxford, Holmes deduces that the message is a cipher that is somehow connected back to one of his old cases.

A.A. Attanasio

"Sherlock Holmes and Basho" (1984)
Included in:
Beastmarks (A.A. Attanasio)
Story Type:
Pastiche (Narrated partly by Basho)
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: Basho
Other Characters:
Locations:
The Castle Town of Broken Skulls; The Ancient Caves of Potters; 221B, Baker Street
Story: The poet, Basho, meets an ugly stranger on a journey, who makes a number of deductions about him. In Baker Street, Holmes tells Watson of a dream in which he met the poet.

Edmund Aubrey

Sherlock Holmes in Dallas (1980)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson)
Historical Figures: (John F. Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald; Jack Ruby; Warren Commission Members; Lord Patrick Devlin; J.D. Tippit; Patrolman M.N. McDonald; Howard L. Brennan; Major General Edwin A. Walker; Professor A.L. Goodhart; Mark Lane; Edward Jay Epstein; Marina Oswald; Ruth Paine; Albert Bogard; Captain Will Fritz; Governor John Connally; Deputy Sheriff Roger Craig; Arnold Rowland; Barbara Rowland; Roy Truly; Patrolman Marrion Baker; Jack E. Dougherty; Lee Bowers; S.M. Holland; Senator Ralph W. Yarborough; Chief Jesse Curry; Robert H. Jackson; Abraham Zapruder; Elizabeth Cabell; Mayor Earle Cabell; George De Mohrenschildt; Dorothy De Mohrenschildt; Guy Banister; Carlos Bringuier; Ed Butler; FBI Informants; David Ferrie; J. Edgar Hoover; FBI Agents; Vincent Drain; Bardwell Odum; Milton Kaack; Warren De Brueys; Orest Pena; Ruperto Pena; Dean Andrews; Autopsy Physicians; Dr James Humes; Dr Pierre Finck; Admiral Calvin B. Galloway; Dr Robert McClelland; Dr Malcolm Perry; Dr Marion Thomas Jenkins; Commander J. Thornton Boswell; Roy Kellerman; Seymour Weitzman; Nellie Connally; Lt Jack Revill; Ray Rushing; Dial D. Ryder; Woodrow Greener; Earlene Roberts; Johnny Brewer; Wes Frazier; Journalists; Judge David L. Johnston; Tom Howard; John Servance)
Other Characters: Sue Gretchen; The Bourbon Street Ramblers
Secret Service Agent; Air Hostess; Washington Chauffeur; Georgetown Footman; Holmes's Clients; Distinguished Lady; Congress Members; Silver-Haired Senator; Washington Butler; Washington Cook; Texas Chauffeur; Dallas Hotel Page; Dallas Hotel Waiter; Dealey Plaza Drivers; Cab Driver; New Orleans Chauffeur; Maître d'hôtel; Hotel Porter; Hotel Waiters; New Orleans Office Workers; New York Chauffeur; Watson's Physician Friend; Friend's Servant; Plaza Page Boy; Eminent Justice; Senators; (Watson's Medical Partner; Oxford Scholars; Elevator Inspector; Book Depository Superintendent; Book Depository Staff; New Orleans Postmaster; New Orleans Librarian; New Orleans Legal Contact; Man in Dark Glasses; New York Letter Owners)
Date: October
Locations: Jermyn Street; Turkish Baths; 221B, Baker Street; Heathrow Airport; A Plane; USA; Washington DC; Dulles Airport; Client's House; Holmes's Washington Lodgings; National Gallery of Art; Texas; Fort Worth Airport; Dallas; Hotel; Houston Street; Elm Street; The Grassy Knoll; Dealey Plaza; Texas School Book Depository; Irving; West 5th Street; Louisiana; New Orleans; Airport; Vieux Carré; Hotel; Magazine Street; Post Office; Lafayette Square; 544 Camp Street; 531 Lafayette Street; City Library; Chartres Street; Jackson Square; New York; Fifth Avenue; Hotel; Plaza Hotel; Central Park; Upper East Side; Hungarian Restaurant; Pennsylvania Station; Union Station (Washington DC); Pennsylvania Avenue; Virginia; Air Force Base
Story: Holmes invites Watson to accompany him to America, where he has been asked, many years after the event, to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. After studying the Warren Report, and meeting his clients in Washington, Holmes presents Watson with his views on previous attempts to explain the events of the assassination. In Dallas, they visit Dealey Plaza, and Holmes explores the Book Depository in the role of an elevator inspector. They fly to New Orleans, to investigate Oswald's political beliefs. Holmes becomes concerned about being shadowed. They travel on to New York, where Holmes's life is under threat as the result of an earlier mafiosi case, so that he can examine some documents, while Watson brushes up on his forensics. Back in Washington, they analyse the forensic evidence from the Warren Report, and Jack Ruby's statement, before reporting back o their clients.

NOTE: The address on the message Holmes is given when he arrives in Washington DC is "O Street, Georgetown", this was home to Jackie Kennedy's mother and stepfather, Janet & Hugh Auchinloss, and also to Bobby and Edith Kennedy, suggesting two possible identities for Holmes's client, "a lady of uncertain age".

Bliss Austin

"The Final Problem" (1946)
Included in:
The Queen's Awards, 1946 (Ellery Queen); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Homage
Canonical Characters: (Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moran)
Fictional Characters: Ellery Queen; Inspector Queen; Sergeant Velie
Historical Figures: Christopher Morley; Howard Haycraft
Other Characters: Hugh Ashton; Dr. Dundy; Professor Gill; Hale Club doorman; night watchman
Date: 1946
Locations:
Ellery Queen's Study; Christopher Morley's Study; A Train; Old Haven; Hale University; A Hotel; Ashton's Rooms; (The Hale Club)
Story: Ellery tells Morley & Haycraft that he has received a plain envelope containing a playing card in the morning post. He then mentions a story by Hugh Ashton, a graduate student, entered in the EQMM short story competition. Ashton has asked for its return, because a friend, Professor Moriarty, has offered to publish it for him. Shortly thereafter Ellery dies, having clearly been poisoned. The following day Ashton's body is found at the foot of a cliff. Morley & Haycraft travel with Inspector Queen to Old Haven to investigate; they are met at the station by Colonel Moran, a local police officer. In Ashton's rooms they find evidence of a new story outline on a piece of carbon paper, but during the night it is stolen from Inspector Queen's room. When the Inspector himself is shot, it is left to Morley, Haycraft & Velie to wrap up the loose ends.

Graham Avery

Sherlock Holmes and the Strange Events at the Bank of England (1997)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Samuel Stewart Gladstone; Augustus Prevost; Arthur Conran Blomfield; Earl of Rosebery
Other Characters: Gladstone's Coachman; Bank Gatekeeper; Bank Messengers; Bank Porters; Junior Clerk; Charles Pedric; Cabbies; Mrs. Carter; James Carter; Lad in Collinson Street; Golden Fleece Landlord; Sir Peter Langaton; Cowley Place Servants; Langaton's Guests; Valentina D'Arth; Ralph Dickinson; Lady Sinclair; Amelia Dingleton; Henson; German Commercial Attaché; Diplomat; Diplomat's Wife; Prison Warder; Bank Duty Officer; (Bank Guards; Head Storeman; Geldstein; Hajardo; Landrous; Fielstein; Li Wang; Count Rossildi; Night Porter; Charlie Slade 'The Count' / 'Counterfeit Charlie'; D'Arth's Women)
Date: August, 1899 or 1900, (or 1894-1895)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bank of England; Hansom Cabs; Southwark; 14, Collinson Street; The Golden Fleece; Surrey; Cowley Place; Wormwood Scrubs
Story: Mycroft sends Gladstone, the governor of the Bank of England, to Holmes after several cases of special bonds printed for the bank's centenary are found to be missing from its vaults. Holmes travels to the bank, where he meets Lestrade, and examines the vaults. His underworld contacts can tell him nothing about the theft, and Mycroft is little more help. Returning to the bank he learns of a night porter who reported hearing ghostly women's voices three nights before the robbery. Although the theft seems pointless, the bonds being worth nothing until the issue day, and, besides, having traceable serial numbers, the Prime Minister arrives at Baker Street and tells Holmes that the theft represents a threat to the stability of the British Empire. Invited to Cowley Place, Sir Peter Langaton's country house, they encounter Valentina D'Arth, heiress to a large building company. The following day Langaton is stricken with a mystery illness. Holmes believes he has solved the case, but has no evidence of how it was done. Back in London, Lestrade announces an arrest. Another visit to the Bank, and a visit from a lady draw Holmes closer to a solution. A second visit reveals the truth.