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Win Scott Eckert

"The Adventure of the Fallen Stone" (2012)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook (Howard Hopkins)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Von Bork; (Mrs Watson; Barker; Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: Harry Dickson; Isis Klaw (Isis Vanderhoek); Sexton Blake; Wolf Larsen (Karl Woldheim / Carl Waldhaus / Baron Ulf Von Waldman); (Nylepthah; Sir George Curtis; Tarzan; M; William Clayton; John Drummond; Fu Manchu / Shan Ming Fu; Morris Klaw; Peter Blakeney)
Historical Figures: (Edward Topham)
Other Characters: Fulworth Constable; 'Black' Mike Croteau; Deeds; (Holmes's Gardener)
Date: April, 1917
Locations: Sussex; Holmes's Cottage; Fulworth; The Belching Bull; Police station Morgue; Diogenes Club; Midland Grand Hotel; Yorkshire; Blakeney House; Wold Newton; Wold Cottage
Story: Watson is visiting Holmes in Sussex, when Holmes reads of the murder of 'Black' Mike Croteau in Fulworth. After examining the murder scene and the body, they return to find Dickson waiting for them. They hurry to London to meet with Mycroft, whom Holmes takes to task over the recent affair with the Ape Lord in Africa, before moving on to the issue of the theft of the lotus vitae from his garden. Sexton Blake is tailing Von Bork, hoping to be led to his superior. They all converge on Blakeney House in Yorkshire, from where the path leads them to the site of the Wold Newton meteorite crash.

"The Eye of Oran" (2006)
Included in:
Tale of the Shadowmen Volume 2: Gentlemen of the Night (Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier)
Story Type: Homage
Canonical Characters: (The Diogenes Club; Sherlock Holmes)
Fictional Characters: Capitaine Aristide; SNIF; Doctor Natas / Fu Manchu / Li Chang Yen / Hanoi Shan; Huan Tsung Chao; Pao Tcheou; Fen-Chu; Doctor Rieux; Raymond Rambert; Magistrate Othon; Inspector Fabre; Inspector Fauchet; Oddjob; Doctor Francis Ardan / Doc Savage; James Bond; (Arsene Lupin; Bêlit; Fish-Men; Doctor Ariosto; Charles Beauregard; Gonzales; Cottard; Patricia Johnston; Charles Rambert / Jerôme Fandor; Fantômas; Sir Denis Nayland-Smith; Comte de Champignac)
Other Characters: Adelaïde Johnston / Lupin; Violet Holmes; (Charles Reston; Signor Ferrari)
Date: June 16th - 17th, 1946
Locations: Oran; Rieux's Apartment; Spanish Restaurant ; Boulevard du Front de Mer; Aboard the Orion II
Story: Aristide has secured the Eye of Oran from Natas, but Reston is missing, Oran is suffering from an outbreak of plague, and Aristide's chief is concerned over the involvement of Lupin. As part of his efforts to retrieve the Eye, Natas plans the kidnap of Violet (Mycroft's daughter), unaware that she has possession of the jewel. The ailing Violet enlists Rambert to help her and Adelaïde escape Oran. After being captured by Oddjob, Violet finds herself a prisoner of Natas, but the jewel has vanished and its whereabouts remain a mystery until she has been rescued. Escape from Oran comes from a surprising source, but is not the final surprise.
"The Shades of Pemberley" (2007)
Included in:
Farmerphile, # 8 (April, 2007) & 9 (July, 2007) and as part of the novel The Evil in Pemberley House (Philip José Farmer & Win Scott Eckert)
Story Type: Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Duchess of Holdernesse; Milverton's Murderess; James Wilder; (Duke of Holdernesse; Sir Charles Appledore; Colonel Sebastian Moran; Lord Saltire; Reuben Hays; Charles Augustus Milverton)
Fictional Characters: Sexton Blake; Augustus Moran; Tinker; Mrs Bardell; Mary Russell; Doc Savage / Doc Ardan; James Wildman / Clark Savage, Sr; (Nelson Lee; Sir Eric Palmer; Erast Fandorin; Bess d'Arcy; Captain John Caldwell-Grebson; Karoly; Ursula d'Arcy; Ralph Arthur Caldwell-Grebson; Carnacki; Harry Dickson; Fitzwilliam Darcy; Elizabeth Bennet; Sir William Clayton; (Carlo) Deguy; Jane Porter; Tarzan; Sir Gawain Darcy; Fitzwilliam Bennet Darcy; Athena Darcy; John Clayton; Alice Clayton; Hareton Ironcastle; Professor Challenger; Lord John Roxton; Patricia Clark Wildman; Baron St. John-Orsini; Comte de Guy)
Other Characters: (William d'Arcy; Christopher d'Arcy; Jane d'Arcy; Captain Philip Fermier; Necromancer; Violet Holmes; 5th Duke of Holdernesse)
Date: Spring, 1927
Locations: Blake's Upper Baker Street Offices; Derbyshire; Lambton; Pemberley House; Croydon Aerodrome
Story: Blake is visited by Moran, who fears that his employer, the Duchess of Holdernesse, is going mad. She claims to have been haunted by her ancestor, Bess of Pemberley, for many years on the anniversary of Bess's death, a date which is only three days away. After phoning Holmes to check on Moran's background, Blake and Tinker travel to Pemberley, where after inquiring into her family history, they are dismissed by the Duchess. Back in Baker Street, news of Ardan's latest expedition engages Blake's interest, and after a further conference with Holmes, he returns to Pemberley with Ardan, whom he believes can help stop the haunting. Ardan backs out at the last minute, so Blake must find someone else to lay the ghost.

"The Vanishing Devil" (2005)
Included in:
Tale of the Shadowmen Volume 1: The Modern Babylon
Story Type: Homage
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: Doctor Francis Ardan / Doc Savage; Major Roger Gunn; Inspector Maigret; Doctor Natas / Fu Manchu; Louise Ducharme; Pao Tcheou; Monk Mayfair; Doctor Caresco; (Professor Kennedy; Wentworth; Tarzan; The Yellow Jacket; Mary Russell; Dr John Thorndyke; Sexton Blake; Arsene Lupin; Harry Dickson; Clive Reston; Captain Morane; M; 14th Earl of Marnock; Lord Brett Sinclair; James Gunn; Professor Rushton; Fen-Chu; Nemor; Kent Allard; Yu'an Hee See; Clark Savage, Sr.; John Sunlight; Johnny Littlejohn; The Deep Ones; Doctor Ariosto; Ducharme; Shang Chi)
Other Characters: Violet Holmes; Justine Ducharme; Lascars; Dacoits; (M. Senak; Charles Reston; Michelle Ardan / Michelle Chauvelin-Land)
Date: 1949 / 1951
Locations: New York; Holmes's Sussex Cottage; An RAF De Havilland Vampire; France; Villacoublay Airfield; Natas's Clinic; Rue Mouffetard; Natas's Lair
Story: While visiting his mentor, the Great Detective, Doc Ardan receives a call from Louise telling him that her daughter, Justine, has disappeared from a locked laboratory. Flying to France, Doc's plane comes under attack. On landing, he is met at the airfield by Maigret with a message from Natas, who attempts to force him and the Ducharmes to work on a teleporter device. Although Doc effects an escape, Natas is able to bring his true plan to fruition.

Ian Edginton

"The Small World of 221B" (2014)
Included in:
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets (David Thomas Moore)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Young (Michael) Stamford; (Mrs Hudson)
Fictional Characters: Mary Bennet; Mrs Bennet; Mr Bennet; Elizabeth Bennet / Elizabeth Darcy; Mrs Watchett; (Catherine Bennet; The Time Traveller; Philby; Time Traveller's Friends)
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters:
Longbourn Residents; Stamford's Friends; Wedding Guests; Vicar; Officers; Phantoms; The Curator; (Mrs Hudson's Friend)
Date: May 22nd-29th, 18- / Over 250,000 years in the future
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hertfordshire; Longbourn; Longbourn Station; George Inn; King's Cross Station
Story: Watson is invited to be best man at Stamford's wedding to Mary Bennet. After suffering a severe headache, and a strange apparition in his room, he meets Stamford's local friends, who show little knowledge of life outside of Longbourn or indeed of the 19th century, and the town's old-fashioned qualities become even more evident at the wedding ceremony. Only Elizabeth Darcy seems to share his belief that something strange is at play. He returns to 221B, to find that Holmes has been seeing phantoms, one of whom reveals the secret of their existence.

J.T. Edson

The Quest for Bowie's Blade (1974)
Story Type:
Western with Canonical references
Canonical Characters: (Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes)
Historical Figures: Jim Bowie; Belle Boyd; Belle Starr; (Davey Crockett; William B. Travis; Santa Anna; James Black)
Other Characters: Sam; Joe; Mexican Militia; Sergeant Ortega; Lieutenant Arsenio Serrano; Serrano's Peons; Resin Bowie II; General Jackson Baines Hardin; Dusty Fog; The Ysabel Kid; Watson Weller; Matteo Urizza; Enrique Escuchador; Milt; Milt's Employee; Ma Laughlin; Slippers; Vernet; Storekeeper; Men In Store; Deputy Marshal; Mick Laughlin; Rosa Rio; Elena; Marshal Anse Dale; Roger Leclerc; Sandford Hotel Clerk; Sandford Bellhop; Octavius Xavier "The Ox" Guillemot; Ehlring; Werra; Anthony Silk; Bon Ton Clientele; Waitress; Salt-Hoss; Brady Anchor; Jefferson Trace; Juan Escuchador; Escuchador's Gang; Maverick County Sheriff; Maverick Posse; Beaters; Yaqui Braves; Manos Grande; Serrano's Vaqueros
Date: March 6th, 1836 & 1875
Locations: The Alamo; The OD Connected Ranch; The Texas Prairie; San Antonio de Bexar; Shelby's Livery Barn; Ma Laughlin's Rooming House; Rosa Rio's Cantina; The Sandford Hotel; the Bon Ton Restaurant; Hondo; Uvalde; Escuchador's Camp; Eagle Pass; A Rio Grande Ferry; Mexico; The Rio De La Babia; Casa Serrano; A Deserted House
Story: At the battle of the Alamo, Lt. Serrano claims Jim Bowie's knife, which holds a secret clue to untold wealth. General Hardin receives a letter from the Bowie family, asking him to send a member of his family to accompany their representative, Guillemot, to Serrano's ranch to reclaim the knife. Dusty Fog and the Ysabel Kid are ambushed on their way to San Antonio to meet Guillemot, Fog breaks some ribs in a fall and one of their attackers escapes. The Kid travels on alone to San Antonio, where he is attacked and knocked unconscious by two men, who are in turn attacked and driven off by an athletic young woman. With the aid of several cans of kerosene and a horned toad, the Kid learns from Rio Rita that the two ambushers were hired by a large Germanic sounding man in a false beard. Returning home, the Kid finds Belle Boyd in his room. She tells him that Guillemot is a European criminal known as The Ox, and that the two thugs were hired by a French spy, Leclerc. She also tells him that Bowie's knife is reputed to have been crafted from the metal of a fallen star.

Visiting Guillemot's hotel room, The Kid discovers that Belle Starr, the outlaw is with Guillemot. He leaves, and Starr tells Guillemot that she is not prepared to go up against Hardin's men, and leaves. It transpires that the man is not Guillemot at all, but a German, Ehlring, working against Guillemot to get the knife. Later, when the Kid and Boyd, posing as Hardin's grand-daughter, call on the real Guillemot, their meeting is interrupted by the arrival of Starr, this time posing as a Pinkerton's agent hired by Guillemot. She tells them that the Germans have left town, and that the Kid's assailants are in a restaurant across the street. They go to the restaurant, where Guillemot's assistant Silk kills both men.

En route to Casa Serrano, the Kid suggests that the Germans are planning an ambush. His camp is visited by Anchor and Trace, who have been sent by Marshal to warn the Kid that Juan Escuchador, uncle of the ambusher he killed, is out to kill him. The Kid pre-empts the attack and visits Escuchador's camp, while Boyd works at driving a wedge between Silk and Guillemot. They later learn that Urizza, the other ambusher, has killed the Germans.

At Casa Serrano, Silk and the Kid take part in a pig-sticking competition. Serrano gives the Kid the knife after he has saved his life. Guillemot reveals the secret of the knife, and that he learned of its whereabouts from a Professor James Moriarty, who read about it in a book about the Serrano family in his employer, Squire Holmes's library. As they travel back to Texas they must contend with each other's attempts to gain possession of the knife, and an attack by Yaqui braves, also eager to own it.

Jan Edwards

"The Jamesian Conundrum" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical adventure of Dr Watson
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes; Stationmaster James "Jacob / Jake" Moriarty; Professor Moriarty; (Sherlock Holmes; Colonel James Moriarty)
Other Characters: Cabbie; Doctor; Gertrude Saxby; Cart Driver; Lellantrock Gatemen; Alice Dench; Moriarty's Men; Fisherman; (Fourth Moriarty Brother; Sergeant Major; Accident Witnesses; Old Squire; Young Squire; Uncle George; Mave; George; Percy; Moriarty's Doctor)
Date: 1891
Locations: Watson's House; Diogenes Club; Sanatorium; Waterloo Station; Cornwall; Lellantrock; Post Office; High Street; Lellantrock House; Mine; Harbour
Watson returns to London and publishes his account of "The Final Problem". Mycroft warns him that Moriarty's stationmaster brother is planning revenge. After surviving an attack in London, Watson travels to Cornwall to face the Stationmaster.

Martin Edwards

"The Case of the Suicidal Lawyer" (1997)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Abergavenny
Other Characters: Matthew Dowling; John Abergavenny; Hugh Abergavenny; Bevington; Street-Walker; Stewart; Boy; Cab Driver; Crowd in Lamb's Conduit Street
Date: February, 1901
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Lincoln's Inn Fields; Blackfriars Bridge; A Cab; Essex Street; offices of Dowling & Co.; The Strand; The Law Courts; The Temple; King's Bench Walk; Another Cab; Lamb's Conduit Street
Story: Dowling, a solicitor, tells Holmes how his new assistant, John Abergavenny, has been acting strangely recently, appearing tired and making mistakes, being seen drunk with a street-walker, and threatening to throw himself off Blackfriars Bridge. The man's brother, Hugh, a successful lawyer and author, in whose shadow John has lived, has also expressed concern for his mental health and well-being. Realising Holmes is on the case, John resigns from his post, before he can be fired. Holmes eventually comes to realise the cause of his strange behaviour, but is too late to prevent his death.

"The Case of the Choleric Cotton Broker" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical Adventure of Mycroft Holmes
Canonical Characters: Mycroft Holmes; Colonel Moran; Professor Moriarty; (Moriarty Gang; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson)
Fictional Characters: (M)
Historical Figures: James Maybrick; Sir Henry Matthews; Jack the Ripper; (Florence Maybrick; James Chandler Maybrick; Gladys Maybrick; Alfred Brierley; Edwin Maybrick; Alice Yapp; Michael Maybrick; Jury; James Fitzjames Stephen; Marquess of Salisbury; Queen Victoria)
Other Characters:
Tankerville Club Members; T.; J.; W.; Diogenes Club Member; Messenger; Mycroft's Agents; (Mycroft's Lieutenants; Nursemaid; Flatman's Staff; P.)
Date: April, 1889
Locations: The Tankerville Club; Diogenes Club; Whitehall; Home Secretary's Office

Undercover at the Tankerville Club, Mycroft overhears Moran and Moriarty planning the downfall of a confederate. Mycroft discovers that the man is Maybrick, a cotton broker from Liverpool, and some time later hears of his murder. His agent, who had attended the trial of Florence Maybrick is murdered, and Mycroft meets with Moriarty.

George Alec Effinger

"The Adventure of the Celestial Snows" (2003)
Included in:
My Sherlock Holmes (Michael Kurland)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Reginald Musgrave
Canonical Characters: Reginald Musgrave; Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: Fu Manchu
Historical Figures: Empress Tzu Hsi; Emperor Kuang Hsu; An Li; Prince Kung
Other Characters: Holmes's Boxing Partner; Serving Girls; Eunuch Guards; Prisoner; Lord Mayfield; Willard Powers; Dacoits; Coach Driver; British Diplomats; Female Guards; Ancient Chinese Woman; Ali as-Salaam; Mongol Guards
Date: 1875 & 1908
Locations: Cambridge; A Boxing Ring; London; Great Bowman Street; Fu Manchu's Headquarters; Limehouse Docks; The Eldred Tamarind; Port Said; China; Tientsin; A Coach; Peking; Fu Manchu's Estate; The Palace of the Opal Moon; Hall of the Memory of Glory; Hall of Assured Harmony
Story: Holmes and Musgrave visit the London base of Fu Manchu, who has requested Holmes's assistance in finding a brass box. Fu Manchu tells them he has already located the man responsible for its loss and takes them to his torture cellars. Musgrave is knocked unconscious and wakes to find the house empty of furniture and people. Queen's Commissioner Mayfield and his assistant Powers arrive on Fu Manchu's trail. They are attacked by dacoits and see Holmes being taken prisoner. They sail to China, where, entering Fu Manchu's estate, they are taken prisoner. Fu Manchu, after testing Holmes, tells them that he is looking for a traitor within the royal house. Holmes tests the chief suspects with enigmatic questions, but Fu Manchu does not like the answer he receives. Their final escape amidst a pitched battle sees the apparent death of Fu Manchu, but he reappears, offering the secret of eternal life over thirty years later.

"The Musgrave Version" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Reginald Musgrave
Canonical Characters: Reginald Musgrave; Sherlock Holmes; (Dr. Watson)
Fictional Characters: Fu Manchu (Ch'ing Chuan-Fu)
Other Characters: Holmes' Landlord; Mrs. Richmond
Date: July, 1875
Locations: Cambridge; Holmes's Quarters in Lensfield Road; Regent Street; Ch'ing's Flat in Jesus Lane
Story: Musgrave accompanies Holmes, who has been called to Fu Manchu's lodgings. Holmes makes a series of deductions, which Fu Manchu proves to be incorrect, although the observations they were based on were penetrating. Fu Manchu asks Holmes's help in finding a missing casket. Holmes declines, but is invited to reconsider during the long vacation. Musgrave briefly outlines the ensuing adventures.

NOTE: These two short stories by Effinger are a reworking of what was to have been the third novel of the Castle Falkenstein series The League of Dragons, which was announced in John DeChancie's Masterminds of Falkenstein, but never published.

Jürgen Ehlers

"The Fifth Browning" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Canonical Re-visioning
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Von Bork)
Historical Figures: Admiral von Tirpitz; Gavrilo Princip; Archduke Franz Ferdinand; Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg; Leopold Lojka; (Basil Zaharoff; Wilhelm II; Lord Lansdowne; Arthur Conan Doyle; Hiram Maxim; Tom Vickers; Admiral John Fisher; Bogdan Žerajic)
Other Characters: Narrator; Assassins; Narrator's Father
Date: May, 1891 / July, 1905 / 27 June - 2nd August, 1914
Locations: Switzerland; Meiringen; Bahnhofsstrasse; Hotel du Sauvage; Russia; Kiel; Pub; Serbia; Belgrade; Bosnia; Sarajevo; Graveyard; Hotel; Delicatessen Moritz Schiller
Moriarty's diary tells of his disciussion with Holmes in Meiringen regarding the arms dealer Basil Zaharoff. Some years later, Moriarty strikes a deal with von Tirpitz. Later still, he provides weapons to assassins in Sarajevo.

Matthew J. Elliott

"The Adventure of the Extraordinary Lodger" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Magazine #52, December 2002; Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit (Matthew J. Elliott)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lanner
Other Characters: Katie Whitehall; Theodore Hartnell; Reuben Fenster; Russell Blatcher; (Hartnell's Cook; Sir Norris Whitehead; Whitehead's Son)
Date: Christmas
221B, Baker Street; A Two-Wheeler; Lancaster Gate; Hartnell's House
Story: Mrs. Hudson introduces Holmes and Watson to Katie Whitehall, a maid, who tells them about her employer, Hartnell, whom she believes is being driven mad by Fenster, a strange white-haired man who arrived at Hartnell's house in November and announced his intention of staying. Hartnell was clearly terrified of him. Fenster spends large amounts of time writing letters, and seems to have some kind of hold over Blatcher, the page, whom Katie has seen in the street talking to a tall man. They call on Hartnell, viewing his collection of jade jewellery, but are met only with hostility. Fenster, whom they believe to be a blackmailer, on the other hand, seems surprisingly genial. Returning to the house later, they are met by Inspector Lanner, who tells them that Fenster has been murdered and Blatcher has disappeared. Holmes's investigations uncover the involvement of a powerful industrialist, and a crime that has its roots in the Moriarty organisation.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: "The jade necklace in the story is intended to be the same one at the centre of Raymond Chandler's novel Farewell My Lovely."

NOTE: Watson refers to other cases brought to Holmes's attention by Mrs. Hudson: "the persecution of her cousin Mathilda" refers to David Hammer's "The Matter of the Royal Varietal", while "the murder of her niece Mary's fiancé" is described in Michael Gilbert's "The Two Footmen", and "the Smullets" appear in John Taylor's "The Battersea Witch".

"The Adventure of the Forgetful Assassin" (2008)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot (David Stuart Davies); Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit (Matthew J. Elliott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Charles) Thurston; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Colonel James Moriarty; Susan Cushing; John Rance)
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: Julian Emery; Dr. Gideon Makepeace; Baker Street Onlookers; Alexander Hydell; Davison; Dr Felix Saunders; Bow Street Police Officer; (Dr Reginald Ward; Saunders' Patient; Lily; Maurice Hydell'; Hydell's Father; Hydell's Mother; Mrs Ecclestone; Foster Barrington)
Date: February, 1901
Watson's Club; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Bow Street Police Station; Knightsbridge; Featherstone's; Harley Street; Saunders' Consulting Rooms
Story: Thurston is murdered on Baker Street after visiting with Watson. Watson spots the assailant, Hydell, and captures him, but when he is questioned later he professes no memory of the murder. They trace the murder weapon, a surgical instrument, to Saunders in Harley Street.

"The Adventure of the Hanging Tyrant" (2003)
Included in:
Curious Incidents 2 (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec); Sherlock Holmes: The Game's Afoot (David Stuart Davies); Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit (Matthew J. Elliott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Watson's Maid; Inspector Bradstreet; (Don Murillo; Lopez; Inspector Baynes)
Historical Figures: (Edward Kelley)
Other Characters: Violet Cartner; Peter Tierney; Maid; Sergeant Patchett; Mrs. Lomar; Oswald Crawshay; Mr. Santini; Frederick Darnay; Miras' Men; (Basil Valentine; Valentine's Confederate; Hector Miras)
Date: 1894
Watson's Kensington Home; A Train; Berkshire; Pangbourne; Field House; The Dutch Masters; Bedfordshire; A Cab; Marsden Lacey; Croftlands; (221B, Baker Street)
Story: On the day that Watson is moving back to Baker Street, Holmes whisks him off to Pangbourne. Their client, Mrs. Cartner tells them how she has been exorted by Valentine to leave her home for a week while he digs in the grounds for an alchemical powder said to have been buried there by Edward Kelley, which he believes to have curative powers valuable to modern medicine. Since then she has been aware of strangers prowling around her property, and further attempts have been made to gain access. The events remind Watson of the case of ex-President Murillo's papers a few weeks previously in which Santini of the San Pedro embassy had asked Holmes to recover Murillo's memoirs which were reported to contain a list of potential traitors within San Pedro. Holmes disbelieved him and refused to take on the task. Holmes and Watson set about searching Field House for the hidden documents, but are unsuccessful. That night a death occurs at the house and Holmes takes Watson and Mrs Cartner to Bedfordshire to resolve the case.

"The Adventure of the Honourable Cracksman"
Included in:
Sherlock Magazine #63; Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit (Matthew J. Elliott)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; (Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: A.J. Raffles; (Bunny Manders; Dr Litefoot; Ibbetson)
Other Characters: Alistair Sebastian; Constable Woods; Edgar Sebastian; Professor Chen Ta-Kai; (Sebastian's Neighbours; Luther Sebastian; Dr Gideon Makepeace)
Date: Tuesday, Late in 1899
221B, Baker Street; Olympia Turkish Baths; Ham Common; The Larches; Aldershot; Whitehall
Story: A letter summons Holmes and Watson to a meeting at the Turkish baths, where an anonymous client sends them in search of a dead body stuffed up a chimney. Arriving at the address they've been given, they find Lestrade, and not one, but two bodies. Lestrade suspects the brother of the two victims, and Holmes's investigations take him to a government lab in Aldershot where he meets an old adversary. His discoveries bring him up against Mycroft, and he enlists the skills of his client to bring the case to a close.

NOTE: Ibbetson, Mycroft's man in Friedrichshafen, is from the film The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and its novelisation by Michael & Mollie Hardwick.

NOTE 2: The police surgeon, Litefoot, also worked with the time traveller, The Doctor, during his brush with The Talons of Weng Chiang.

"The Adventure of the Mendicant's Face" (2002)
Included in:
Sherlock Magazine #49, July 2002
Story Type:
Pastiche / Unrecorded Tale

Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; The Amateur Mendicant Society; Sir James Damery; Peter Jones; Baker Street Page; (An Old White-Haired Gentleman (Masterman))
Other Characters: Crawford Gilchrist; Hindley Lewis; Howard Craven; Edwin Hinton; Cab Driver; (Lord Hammerford; Lawrence; Sir George Lewis)
Date: 1887
221B, Baker Street; A Cab; Courtfield Road; Knatchbull Road; The Amateur Mendicant Society's Furniture Warehouse; (Binfield Road)
Story: Crawford Gilchrist, attired as a beggar, bursts into 221B and tells Holmes and Watson of his involvement with the Amateur Mendicant Society. Having been seduced into becoming a member, and taken prisoner in its furniture warehouse basement rooms, he fears now that they represent a threat to his life. Holmes enlists the aid of Peter Jones, and hands Gilchrist back to his abductors to bring matters to a conclusion.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: "Holmes describes one of his former clients, Masterman the valet, as "an elderly white-haired gentleman". The intention was to identify Masterman as one of the parade of visitors to Baker Street observed by Watson early on in A Study in Scarlet."

"The Adventure of the Mocking Huntsman" (2003)
Included in:
Sherlock Magazine #55
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson / Kate Whitney; The Caves of Long Island)
Other Characters: Aldous Cadwallader; Mithering Cab Driver; Mr & Mrs Smallwood; Prancing Pony Customer; Seabury; Ambrose Scullion; Sergeant Bob Merriman; Townsmen; John Scullion; (Gideon Scullion)
Date: Early 1900s
221B, Baker Street; A Train; Mithering; The Prancing Pony; Orlando Park; Police Station; Mithering Woods
Story: Having drifted apart from him, Watson calls on Holmes one morning, in time to meet the lawyer, Cadwallader, who represents Ambrose Scullion, who wants Holmes to investigate the murder of his grandson, Gideon, by a killer who signs himself 'The Huntsman'. The murder appears to be connected to the Norborough mining disaster of 1876. The solicitor suggests they travel to Norborough, but instead Holmes takes Watson to Mithering, where Scullion's estate is located. There he learns that the brother of the landlord of the village inn, visiting from Lancashire, has also been shot by the Huntsman. Merriman, the local police officer, proposes to hunt down the killer with a party of locals, but it is Watson who averts another killing, and Holmes who unmasks the killer.

NOTE: Scullion's estate, Orlando Park (p.23), is named after the author of The Sherlock Holmes Encyclopedia.

NOTE 2: "The shooting at Royston Manor" (p.24) refers to "The Adventure of the Bulgarian Diplomat" by Zakaria Erzinçlioglu.

NOTE 3: The matter "in Penzance in '95" (p.24) was "The Adventure of the Marked Man" by Stuart Palmer.

NOTE4: The "numerous attempts on the life of Major Desmond" (p.24) were written about in Lillian de la Tour's "The Adventure of the Persistent Marksman".

NOTE 5: "You know my feelings on that story", Holmes responds to Watson's mention of Little Red Riding Hood (p.26), a reference to Anthony Boucher's "The Adventure of the Bogle Wolf".

NOTE 6: "The Field House affair of 1894" is a reference to Elliott's "The Adventure of the Hanging Tyrant".

"The Adventure of the Patient Adversary"
Included in: Sherlock Magazine, Issue 56 (as by George Kaplan); Sherlock Holmes in Pursuit (Matthew J. Elliott)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; (The Spencer John Gang)
Fictional Characters: Ram Singh; (Casper Holland)
Other Characters: Dr Angus Molesworth; Catherine Ellis; Mathew Cranmer; Dr Synott; (Professor Chen Ta-Kai; Sir Carmichael Pertwee)
Date: 1897
Locations: Watson's Kensington Practice; 221B, Baker Street; Winchester; Aberfeldy
Story: A letter from an old friend, Molesworth, sends Watson to Baker Street. Travelling to Winchester, he and Holmes find Molesworth bed-ridden. He believes he is being poisoned in revenge for the actions of his father in Pekin during the invasion of the Forbidden City. Holmes visits a Chinese poisoner and uses fingerprints to prove his case, but the outcome is not what he would have wished.

NOTE: Watson's old friend Caspar Holland appears in "The Battersea Worm" by John Taylor.

"The Adventure of the Reluctant Corpse" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Mrs (Kate) Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Sir Boris Wyngarde; Captain Enoch Courtney / Erasmus Crow; Carol Singers; Wyngarde's Guests; Minnie Warrender; Ridley Warrender; (Marcus Foxborough; Police Constables; Matron Makins)
Date: 24th - 25th December, 1902
Locations: Kensington; Wyngarde's House; Cemetery; Mortuary; Watson's House; Lewisham; Warrender & Son, Animal Importers
To appease his wife, Watson is spending
Christmas Eve at Sir Boris Wyngarde's home. When one of the guests dies, Watson sends for Holmes, realising that he has seen the man before, and he was dead then too. Before Holmes can arrive, however, the corpse is abducted. After an impromptu exhumation is performed, the trail leads to a Lewisham animal importer.

NOTE: Watson's allusion to "the ghastly events that plagued the Canadian village of La Mort Rouge" (p.235) refers to the Basil Rathbone film The Scarlet Claw.

"The Finishing Stroke" (2008)
Included in:
Gaslight Grimoire (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector (George) Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; (Colonel James Moriarty; James Phillimore; Stanley Hopkins; Josiah Amberley)
Fictional Characters: A.J. Raffles; Bunny Manders; (Professor Challenger)
Historical Figures: (Catherine Eddowes; Sidney Paget)
Other Characters: Professor Cawthorne; Anwar Molinet; Bernice Serracoult; Crabtree; Bartholemew Milhause; Algernon Redfern / Felix Ruber; Cab Driver; Julius Ferregamo; (Les Freres Heureux Diners; Molinet's Nephew; Susan Foxley; Oliver Monckton; Anton Holbein; Ferregamo's Guard)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Mortuary; A Four-Wheeler; Belgrave Square; A Cab; Knightsbridge; The Tuttman Gallery; King's Road; Redfern's Studio; Bedford Square; Vienna; Cox & Co.
Story: Lestrade brings Holmes news of a brutal murder in a crowded restaurant where none of the other diners claims to have seen a thing. He and Watson examine the body and are told by the coroner that something appears to have clawed its way out from inside the man. From the dead man's neighbour they learn of another dead man and a link to the painter, Redfern. Lestrade later brings them news that the neighbour has also died a terrible death, apparently a victim of spontaneous human combustion. They visit the gallery at which Redfern's paintings were auctioned, where they are told that Phillimore also bought one. A visit to Redfern results in Holmes being given one of his paintings. The investigation leads them, with Holmes exhibiting signs of illness, to art collector Ferregamo, who also appears stricken on seeing the painting. With another bizarre death to investigate, and Lestrade's discovery of a hidden painting, Holmes and Watson return to Redfern's studio to bring the case to its climax.

Kate Ellis

"The Protégé" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Extra-canonical Adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; (Colonel Moran)
Historical Figures: Adolf Hitler; Bridget Hitler; (Alois Hitler; William Hitler)
Other Characters: Moriarty's Coachman; Gallery Night Watchman; Housekeeper; Ship Passengers; (Gallery Attendant; Artist)
Date: Spring, 1911
Locations: Liverpool; Walker Art Gallery; William Brown Street; Moriarty's House; Toxteth; Quayside; Upper Stanhope Street
A young Austrian artist encounters Moriarty in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Moriarty asks him to paint a copy of When Did You Last See Your Father? His dreams of becoming Moriarty's protégé do not come true in the way he imagined.

Harlan Ellison

"He Who Grew Up Reading Sherlock Holmes" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type
: Homage
Historical Figures: (Robert Gibson Jones)
Other Characters: Honest Old Lady; Old Lady's Friend; Man on the Phone; Man Behind the Curtains; Billy Brahm; Newsletter Editor; Third Editorial Secretary; Woman in McLean; London Reader; Kowloon Office Worker; Assessment Officer; Assessment Officer's Daughter; Trumpet Player; Trumpet Player's Cousin; Lead Guitarist; Woman in Club; Michael Mandapa; Marriott Bartender; Man Who Stepped on a Dragonfly; Man Wearing a Borsalino; Fremont Police Officers; Nebraska State Troopers; Men With Spades; Sheriff of Fremont; Miz Brahm; Attorneys; Doctors Without Borders Representative; Congolese Man; Billy's Brother
Locations: USA; Nebraska; Fremont; New York; Hudson River; Brooklyn; Gowanus Canal; New Jersey; Massachusetts; Rehoboth; Saranac Lake; Virginia; McLean; Illinois; Chicago; Wabash Avenue; Ohio; Cleveland; France; Paris; England; London; Hong Kong; Kowloon; Australia; Gibson Desert; Brazil; Rio de Janeiro; Statue of Christ the Redeemer; Avenida Atlantica; Pernambuco; Thailand; Bangkok; Marriott Hotel; Democratic Republic of Congo; Mbuji-Mayi
An old lady is cheated. A man in New York is woken by a phone call, and faces a potato and razor-blade wielding man in his bedroom. The staff of a haute couture newsletter are fired in Paris. A man in London reads Sherlock Holmes in a room with a butterfly painting. A contract is misfiled in Kowloon, a phone-call taken in Bangkok, and a package delivered in the Congo. Arrests are made in Nebraska.

P.N. Elrod

The Vampire Files #5: Fire in the Blood (1991)
Story Type:
Supernatural Homage
Sherlockian Detective: Charles Escott
Other Characters: Jack Russell Fleming; "Griff" Griffin; Sebastian Pierce; Des; Marian Pierce; Bobbi Smythe; Harry Summers; Gloria; Kitty Donovan; Stan McAlister; Lieutenant Blair; Doreen Grey; Butler; Leadfoot Sam; Phil; Rimik; Hodge; Vaughn Kyler; Chaven; Dr Rosinski; Pony Jones; Elmtree Elmer Jones; Trudy; Opal; Top Hat Customers; Top Hat Waiters; Top Hat Managers; Band; Dancing Girls; Boswell House Manager; Cops; Kitty's Apartment Manager; Cab Drivers; Leadfoot's Driver; Bartender; Hotel Elevator Operator; Hotel Night Clerk; Nurses; Orderly; Hospital Patients; Angel Customers; Angel Bartender; Satchel Bouncer; Satchel Girls; Madam; Pierce's Housekeeper; (Olivia Vandemore; Sabajajji; Pierce's Wife; Pierce's Servants; Marian's Maid; Shoe Coldfield; Tina; Boswell House Residents; Russel Lamont; Woodson; Frank Paco; Willy Domax; Doolie Sanderson; Shorty; Pierce's Lawyer; Evan Robley)
Date: December, 1937 (?)
Locations: USA; Chicago; Escott's House; The Stumble Inn; Top Hat Nightclub; The Boswell House Hotel; Alley; Kitty's Apartment; Drugstore; Doreen's Studio; Bar; The Stockyards; Bobbi's Hotel; Warehouse; Tobacco Shop; Escott's Office; Hospital; Pierce's House; Angel Bar & Grill; The Satchel; Pierce Lane; International Freshwater Transport Warehouse
Story: Escott, an English private detective working in Chicago (who had acted with a travelling Shakespeare company years ago), takes his vampire assistant, Fleming, to meet their new client, Sebastian Pierce.
He hires them to find a stolen bracelet belonging to his daughter, Marian. He suspects his daughter's friend Kitty's boyfriend, McAlister, of stealing it at a Christmas party the previous week. When they finally catch up with him, McAlister is lying, stabbed and bludgeoned to death, on Kitty's bedroom floor. The investigation takes them into the worlds of blackmail, pornography and gangsterism.

Miles Elward

"The Ball of Twine" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Canterbury (Miles Elward)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Stanley Hopkins
Other Characters: Kirby Lane Crowd; Hopkins' Men; Mrs Robbins; Peddler; Ironmonger; Falstaff Landlord; Arthur Tennant; Joseph Patterson; Benjamin Potter; Fire Brigade; Duc de Compignes
(Constables; Constable Martin)
Summer, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Canterbury; Kirby Lane; Robbins' Cottage; High Street; Ironmongers; Falstaff Hotel; Pound Lane; Police Station; Darenth Yard
Story: Hopkins consults Holmes over two brutal attacks on young men in Kent, but Holmes is more interested in the case of Mrs Robbins whose house was broken into, with a ball of twine being left on her kitchen table. When a policeman is murdered in the same street, Holmes and Watson travel to Canterbury. Holmes connects the events with Canterbury Prison and a jewel theft. Watson discovers that the brand of twine is no longer sold. Holmes and Watson lay plans to catch the murderers and the mastermind behind the jewel theft. Events end in a conflagration, the recovered jewels are found to be paste, and the truth is never made public.

"The Missing Cleric" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Canterbury (Miles Elward)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Dean of Canterbury Cathedral; Mrs Russell; Mr Bennett; Augustus Buckskin-Popham; Inspector Roberts; Canterbury Constables; Carriage Driver; Farmer; John Paxton
(Reverend Russell; Goulden; Hill; Mr Black; Sarah Black; Archbishop; Harvey; Angela; Landlord of The Old Dog; Landlord's Daughter; Farmhands; Tradesmen; Mrs Black; Mlle L. Austin)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Canterbury; Flying Horse Inn, Dover Street; Bennett's Office; St Martin's Church; Charing Cross Station
Story: Despite his initial reluctance, Holmes agrees to investigate the case of a local clergyman who has left his wife for a local milkmaid with whom he is said to now be in France. The woman left a note with her father, and £1,000 has been stolen from parish funds. Watson is sent to interview the villagers and the girl's family, the Blacks. Holmes steals some telegraph forms from the Parish Clerk's office and sends Watson back to London for pistols and Lestrade. When they return Holmes reveals that they are investigating a murder. A chase in a carriage results in the culprit's arrest and the revelation of his true identity.
"The Sunleys of Canterbury" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Canterbury (Miles Elward)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Henry Sunley; Train Passengers; Harrison; Maid; Isaac Sunley
(Lieutenant Albert Sunley; William Sunley; Henry Sunley; George Sunley)
Date: November, 1898(?) (and October 6th, 1818)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Canterbury; Blean; The Sunley Estate; An Inn
Story: After reading of the death of a cousin in a munitions explosion, Henry Sunley, from New York, decides to restore severed relationships between the American and English branches of the family. He asks Holmes to investigate the 80 year old murder that caused the rift. His great-grandfather William had disappeared in 1818, believed murdered by his son Herbert, leading to his other son, George, leaving for America. He gives Holmes some papers from the period. Holmes believes that a torn document confirms that William was murdered. The estate's current owner, Isaac Sunley, collapses when Holmes and Watson appear at the run-down house and state their business. It appears that they have stumbled onto a present day case of poisoning. A night-time vigil solves both mysteries.

Christian Endres

"Muse with Seven Percent" (2013)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #10 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: (Watson's Agent; Watson's Publisher; Watson's American Publisher; Mr Murdock; Mr Nelson)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story:Holmes is drugged up, and this is one of those stories where the writer thinks that writing about having writer's block is acceptable in place of plot.

NOTE: Can anyone explain to me exactly what the phrase "the first time he ever moved after two hours past" means? When English is not the author's native language, it's really the editor's job to tidy up things like this....please.

Howard Engel

"The Case of the Borderland Dandelions" (2001)
Included in:
Murder in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Billy)
Historical Figures: James Billington
Other Characters: Reporter; Ned Willis; Cab Drivers; Dr. John Flanner; Lion Waiter; Evelyn Compton, QC; Frank Grierson; Chief Constable; Adelaide Cronin; Rowan Styles; (Mr. Rankin; Field Marshal Sir William Trotter; Lady Edith Trotter; Alister Cronin; Eunice Trotter; Judge; Dr. Arthur Hamilton Dixon)
Date: July, towards the end of the fifth year of Watson's acquaintance with Holmes.
Locations: Paddington Station; A Train; Shrewsbury; Station; The Lion Hotel; The High Street; Compton's Chambers; Styles' Chemist Shop
Story: Holmes and Watson travel to Shrewsbury, on the same train as Billington the hangman, to save the falsely accused Field Marshal Trotter from hanging. Trotter has been found guilty of poisoning his wife (who died) and a local rival solicitor (who survived) with arsenic bought, he says, to kill dandelions. The symptoms of the poisoning had been identified by the solicitor's wife, the daughter of the local chemist. In Shrewsbury, Holmes consults the doctor who attended both victims, the prosecuting counsel and a local estate agent in order to put his case together.

Larry Engle & Kevin VanHook

"The Adventure of the Magician's Meetings" (2012)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook (Howard Hopkins)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Fictional Characters:
Historical Figures: Harry Houdini; (Jack the Ripper)
Other Characters: Harker Bellamy; Mae Jacobs; Mary Jacobs; Dr Wesley Williams; Emma Williams; Lestrade's Officers; (Houdini's Tailor; James Farnley)
Date: March, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bellamy's House
Story: While Holmes and Watson are discussing the Ripper murders of ten years ago, Houdini arrives at Baker Street. He has been taken to a séance given by Harker Bellamy, where he had a vision of Hell, and has been disconcerted that he cannot conclusively prove the man to be a fake. Holmes arranges to accompany Houdini to a second séance.

Tom English

"The Deadly Sin of Sherlock Holmes" (2011)
Included in:
Gaslight Arcanum (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Third-Person Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson
Other Characters: Brother Moriarty; Abbot; Brother Josef; Brother Ehren; Uniformed Policemen; Anne Skipton; Brother Eduardo; Brother Paolo; Brother Eugenio; Father Twitchell; Avery Felton; Glazier; (Retired Seaman; Mrs Felton)
Date: Around the Time of Magna Carta / Early May, 1891
Locations: Bohemia; Podlazice; Monastery; Westminster; Clements Lane; 221B, Baker Street; Longbourn; Church of All Hallows; East End Boardinghouse; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; Watson's Kensington Practice; Scotland Yard; Baker Street
A thirteenth century Bohemian monk's cell is searched for a "hellish instrument" he has forged.

The day after examining the body of a murdered woman in Westminster, Holmes is consulted by Brother Eduardo, who asks him to find the missing Codex Exsecrabilis, a book linked to several ghastly murders. What he discovers causes him to put his life in Watson's hands and question his own beliefs.

Zakaria Erzinçlioglu

"The Adventure of the Bulgarian Diplomat" (1997)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs. Hudson; (Inspector Lestrade)
Historical Figures: (Sultan Abdul Hamid II)
Other Characters: Orman Pasha; Anton Simeonov; Lord Eversden; Count Balinsky; George Leonticles; Baron Nopchka; Colonel Yusufoglu; Eversden's Servants; Surrey Cab Driver; Jenkins the Butler; London Cab Drivers; Russian Embassy Usher; Turkish Embassy Porter; Turkish Embassy Employee; (Prince Murat)
Date: January, 1903
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Victoria Station; A Train; Surrey; Stoke Morden; Royston Manor; The Russian Embassy; The Austrian-Hungarian Embassy; 6, Harrington Mews; The Greek Consulate; The Turkish Embassy; A Post Office
Story: The Sultan of Turkey sends his representative Orman Pasha to Holmes to ask him to investigate the shooting of a Bulgarian diplomat during a conference at the home of the Foreign Secretary. The murder could lead to war between Russia and Turkey, but the Sultan is also keen to protect the name of his nephew, Prince Murat, who may be involved. Holmes examines the scene of the murder, then begins questioning the other delegates. After a break-in at the victim's house is averted when Holmes and Watson discover they have been beaten to it, Holmes discovers the involvement of anarchist organisations, and that, in fact, no murder was committed, but, nonetheless, the facts of the matter must be concealed to preserve the peace of Europe.

Loren D. Estleman

"The Adventure of the Arabian Knight" (2001)
Included in:
Murder in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: Sir Richard Francis Burton; Lady Isabel Burton; (Tutankhamen)
Other Characters: Sheik Abdullah; Burton's Mameluke Majordomo; Unfortunates outside Post Office; (James Patterson)
Date: Early September, 1888 / 10th May, 1904 (Afterword)
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Westminster; Burton's House; Spitalfields; Post Office; (Patterson's House)
Story: Holmes and Watson arrive home to find an aged Arab on their doorstep. Inside, Holmes reveals the man to be Sir Richard Burton. A document he was translating, which could reveal the location of Tutankhamen's tomb has been stolen by his secretary, Patterson. A search of his house has failed to recover the papers. In Burton's study Holmes finds a fragment of burnt parchment and notices the disappearance of a Kodak camera. He and Watson lie in wait outside a post office in Spitalfields to bring the case to its conclusion.

"The Adventure of the Coughing Dentist" (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes In America (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Jefferson Hope; Enoch Drebber; Joseph Stangerson; Tobias Gregson; Inspector Lestrade; Mary Mostan)
Historical Figures: Wyatt Earp; Doc Holliday; (The James Gang; Morgan Earp; Virgil Earp; The Clantons)
Other Characters: Guard; Apaches; Red Indian; Miners; Elmer Dundy; Bartender; Deputy; Opium Smokers; Chinaman; Algernon Woods; Hank Littlejohn; ("A minor but crucial player in the Hope Tragedy"; Marshal; Jasper Riley)
Date: 1881, After STUD
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; USA; Utah; Salt Lake City; A Muddy Little Hamlet; Hotel; Arizona; Youngblood; Mescalero Saloon; Jail; Opium Tent; Woods's Shop; Mrs Blake's Boardinghouse
Story: At the behest of Scotland Yard and The Times, Holmes and Watson travel to America to clear up some discrepancies in Jefferson Hope's story. After clearing matters up, and being arrested on suspicion of being outlaws, they travel to Arizona, and face Apaches before arriving in Youngblood, where they meet Wyatt Earp. In the saloon they encounter the miner Dundy, and Earp asks for their help in proving Doc Holliday innocent of the charge of killing Dundy's partner, Littlejohn. Holmes reconstructs the crime, the solution of which is a matter of perspective.
"The Adventure of the Greatest Gift" (1999)
Included in:
More Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Watson
Other Characters: Gregory; Alice Whitsunday; Sir John Whitsunday; Marquis duBlac; Ball Guests; Lord Sutworth; Scotsman; Commissionaire
Date: 23rd - 25th December, 1901
221B, Baker Street; Balderwood House; Watson's House
Story: Bored at Baker Street, Holmes receives a package containing a phonograph recording of the song "After the Ball". Holmes suspects an assassination attempt on the Marquis DuBlac at a ball being given by the M.P. Whitsunday. Holmes and Watson go to Whitsunday's house, arriving while the ball is in progress. Holmes announces that the ball should go ahead as planned, but springs into action when the band begins to play the same song, only to discover that the plot that is afoot is against himself, not the Marquis, and not of the kind he expected at all.

"The Adventure of the Plated Spoon" (2014)
Included in:
The Adventure of the Plated Spoon and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes (Loren D. Estleman)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Mary Morstan; Sherlock Holmes; Tobias Gregson; Inspector Lestrade; Anstruther; (Mrs Hudson)
Fictional Characters: Nick Carter
Historical Figures: (The Home Secretary (Sir Matthew White Ridley); The Russian Czar (Nicholas II); The King of Egypt (Abbas Helmi II); American President (William McKinley); Attorney General (Richard Olney))
Other Characters: Commissionaire; Gloriana / Celeste / Paraiso / Estrella / Inez Sobraco; Old Snipe / Osbert / Hinkel; London Pedestrians; Constable Holcomb; Cab Drivers; Police Constables; Antonio Valardi; Valardi's Boy; Ice Cream Parlour Manageress; Irish Ice Cream Parlour Owner; Watson's Patient; Train Conductor; Sir James Harvey Chilton; Chilton's Butler; Emma; Newspaper Workers; Leopold Szadny; Szadny's Workers; Hyde Park Strollers; Underground Passengers; Lady Jane Chilton; (Mrs Henrietta Anstruther; Anstruther's Cook; Scotland Yard Sergeant; Police Superintendent; Archie Munch; American Private Enquiry Agent; Dress Shop Girl; Hubbard; Mrs Szadny; Christine; Claridge's Desk Clerk; Lord Wadsworth)
Date: April - August, 1897
Locations: Watson's House; Piccadilly; Harley Street; Anstruther's House; New Scotland Yard; 221B, Baker Street; Ice Cream Parlours; Baker Street Station; A Train; Middlesex; Railway Station; Chilton Hall; Newspaper Building; Szadny's Print Shop; Brook Street; Claridge's; Charing Cross Station; Underground Train
Story: When Watson is called away from his trip to the theatre by Holmes, Mary spends the night with the Anstruthers, but when Watson calls at their house the following morning, she has disappeared. On her return home, Mary tells Holmes and Watson of her ordeal, and shows them a silver-plated spoon that she had unknowingly snatched from her abductor. Holmes identifies it as the symbol of an order of white slavers.

The search for Mary's abductor takes Holmes and the Watsons around London's ice-cream parlours. Some months later, the investigation expands to include the abduction of Sir James Chilton's daughter, an event which leads to Holmes working alongside Nick Carter.

"The Adventure of the Three Ghosts" (1996)
Included in:
Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Mrs. Watson
Fictional Characters: Tiny Tim {Lord Chislehurst}; The Ghost of Christmas Past; The Ghost of Christmas Present; The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come; (Bob Cratchit; Ebenezer Scrooge}
Other Characters: Lady Beth Chislehurst; Richard; Richard's Wife; Chislehurst's Solicitor
Date: 24th - 25th December
221B, Baker Street; Threadneedle Street; Chislehurst's Office; Chislehurst's House
Story: Lord Chislehurst has been woken for the past two nights by the Christmas ghosts which first visited Ebenezer Scrooge. It transpires that he is Tiny Tim, and has taken over Scrooge's business and home. Because much of the firm's capital is tied up in affairs in Africa he has decided not to pay his employees their Christmas bonus this year. Holmes and Watson spend a night in Chislehurst's bedroom and uncover not only the secret of his hauntings, but of Scrooge's visitations as well, and the role Chislehurst's father played in it.
"Dr. and Mrs. Watson at Home" (1984)
Included in:
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg)
Story Type:
Dialogue / Parody
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Professor Motriarty; (Sherlock Holmes; Mary's Mother; Anstruther)
Other Characters: (Messenger)
Date: 1890-ish
The Watson's Home
Story: Increasingly dissatisfied with her home life, when Watson is called away yet again by Holmes, Mary makes a phone-call.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (1979)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Wiggins; (Von Bork; Tobias Gregson; Charles Augustus Milverton; Colonel (Mortimer) Upwood; Baker Street Irregulars)
Fictional Characters: G.J. Utterson; Hyde's Landlady; Edward Hyde; Poole; Dr Henry Jekyll; Inspector Newcomen; Lanyon's Butler (Gregory); Dr Hastie Lanyon; Bradshaw; (Sir Danvers Carew; Richard Enfield; Young Girl Knocked Down By Hyde; Girl's Family; Physician; Maid Servant who witnessed the Carew Murder (Evelyn Willborough); Mr Guest; Utterson's Servant; Maw)
Historical Figures: Loren D. Estleman; Robert Louis Stevenson; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Prime Minister (William Ewart Gladstone); Queen Victoria)
Other Characters: Georgie Collins; Collins's Bodyguards; Commissionaire; Cab Drivers; Stürmer's Clientele; Stürmer; Red Goose Dancers; Red Goose Audience; Pedlar; Fishmonger; Cockney Sailor; Longshoreman; One-Legged Beggar; Constable; Drunken Day-Labourers; Newsboy; Constable Trumble; Scotland Yard Constable; Albert Horn; Loiterer; Pedestrians; Brook Street Constable
; Roast-Chestnut Vendor; Street Arabs; Burlington Gardens Constable; Freight-Wagon Driver; Coachman; Tramcar Driver; Edinburgh Students; Professor Armbruster; Edinburgh Cab Drivers; Fanny Flanagan; Fanny's Girls; Clarice; Ian McTeague; Hotel Clerk; (Collins's Wife; Federal Agents; Rheumatism Specialist; Wingate Dennis; Mrs Dennis; Houndsditch Chimney Sweep; Lady of Dubious Occupation; Porter Thaler; French Clerk; Bank Cashier; Scotland Yard Detectives; Cockney Charwoman; Capital & Counties Bank Cashier; Jeffrey McFadden; Workmen; Kominsky; O'Brien; Police Stenographer; Retired Cabby; Fyodor; Jekyll's University Friends; Edinburgh University Dean; Mrs McGregor; Young Jekyll's Cab Driver)
Date: 1978 / August 6th, 1917 / October 1883 - March 1885
Locations: Dexter, Michigan; Estleman's House; Watson's Kensington Practice; 221B, Baker Street; Soho Square; Hyde's Rooms; Stürmer's Bar; Bucks Row; The Red Goose; Jekyll's House; Public House; Utterson's House; Scotland Yard; Simpson's; Cavendish Square; Lanyon's House; Harley Street; Queen Anne Street; Wellbeck Street; Wigmore Street; Marylebone Lane; Oxford Street; Duke Street; Brook Street; New Bond Street; Piccadilly; Piccadilly Circus; Regent Street; Edinburgh; Inn; Edinburgh University; 333, MacTavish Street; Hyde's Hotel
Story: 1978: Following publication of The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count Estleman is brought a manuscript by Collins, jailbird and war veteran, found in a burned out château near Toulouse during the Second World War. Watson had stayed there while working for the British Army in the First World War.

1917: Watson receives a call from Holmes suggesting he write up the Jekyll and Hyde case.

Holmes discovers that a murder he is investigating was actually a natural death. He and Watson are about to set off on holiday, when their plans are disrupted by the arrival of Utterson, who is concerned over his client Jekyll's recent revision of his will, leaving everything to Edward Hyde, a man Utterson had no knowledge of, until he heard from his cousin, Enfield, of a young girl, knocked down by Hyde, who paid off the girl's family with a cheque made out by Jekyll. Utterson has since met Hyde outside Jekyll's home.

Believing this to be a case of blackmail, Holmes takes Watson to search Hyde's lodgings, and they encounter Hyde in a nearby bar. Holmes's investigations the following day fail to turn up any record of Hyde in official or police documents. In disguise, he and Watson visit a bawdy show, but Hyde spots them and starts a riot to mask his escape. They follow, and witness further examples of his depravity, and are finally led to Jekyll's dissecting room. The following day, they visit Jekyll, who orders Utterson to stop the investigation.

The following year, the murder of MP, Danvers Carew, at the hands of Hyde, is in the headlines, and Holmes and Watson head for Hyde's lodgings, where they meet Inspector Newcomen. Utterson shows them a letter to Jekyll, about whom Holmes has renewed suspicions, from Hyde, who has apparently gone into hiding. Holmes resolves to stay alert for further news of Hyde.

Three months later, Holmes is called upon by Mycroft, who brings a commission from the Queen for Holmes to track down Hyde. Holmes greatly enjoys informing Newcomen of the commission. Utterson brings news that his clerk Guest has identified the handwriting on the note from Hyde as being identical to Jekyll's, who has reverted to his reclusive ways again. His colleague, Lanyon, with whom he appeared to be patching up old differences, has suffered a shocking breakdown of health, and refuses to speak of Jekyll. Watson visits him and learns little, but sees Hyde passing in a hansom as he is leaving, and sets off in pursuit in a mad hansom cab chase that ends with a crash in Piccadilly. Holmes sets the Irregulars to find Hyde's cabby, but the passenger he describes sounds more like Jekyll than Hyde.

They travel to Edinburgh, to visit Jekyll (and Watson's) old university, interviewing his former professor, Armbruster, and a streetwalker with whom the young Jekyll spent an uneventful night. They are followed and attacked, and discover that Hyde is in the city. Upon their return they visit Jekll's house again, where after being seen off by Bradshaw the footman, they break in through the back door. Jekyll allows them to carry out a fruitless search before hustling them outside. They hear strange sounds from inside. Convinced that the roots of the case lie in Jekyll's medical career, Holmes sets to reading the books on Jekyll's reading list from his university days. A midnight dash brings them face to face with Hyde, and they are shown his secret. It is left to Stevenson to tell the story.

"The Riddle of the Golden Monkeys" (2002)
Included in:
Murder, My Dear Watson (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: Sax Rohmer; Mr. King
Other Characters: King's Companion; King's Bedouin Servants
Date: June, 1913
Holmes' Villa; A Daimler Automobile; A Cliff Top
Story: Visiting Holmes's Sussex villa, Watson meets another guest, Sax Rohmer, who reveals that he has based his character, Fu Manchu, on a Chinese businessman named Mr. King. King has abducted him off the street and accused him of destroying his livelihood and driving his clients away. He has given Rohmer a golden bowl, with a design of monkeys around its rim. Rohmer must solve the riddle of the bowl by Thursday or die. He has brought the bowl to Holmes for help.
"Sherlock Holmes and the Devil" (2006)
Included in:
Ghosts in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower);
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade
Folkloric Characters: (Satan)
Other Characters: Orderly; Dr James Menitor; John Smith / Jeffrey Vestle; Publican; Lord Battlebroke; (Constable; Tom Turner; Orderlies; Martha Brant; Brant's Nurse)
Date: 31st April, 1899
Watson's Consulting Room; Battersea; St Porphyry's Hospital; Public House
Story: When Holmes visits him at his consulting room, Watson tells him of a patient at St Porphyry's Hospital, known only as John Smith, who believes he is (and is also believed to be by other patients and members of staff) the Devil. The man claims he will be returning to the netherworld that same night, so Holmes and Watson travel to the hospital, where Smith has had a strange influence on patients and staff. After an interview with Smith, in which he shows knowledge of Holmes's recent work, Holmes resolves to return to his cell at midnight, when Smith is due to make his disappearance.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula: The Adventure of the Sanguinary Count (1978)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Mary Morstan; Inspector Lestrade; Sherman; Toby; The Baker Street Irregulars; Simpson
Fictional Characters: Dailygraph Journalist; Captain & Crew of the Demeter; Dracula; Whitby Coastguard; Dr. J.M. Caffyn; Lucy Westenra; Professor Abraham Van Helsing; Arthur Holmwood; Jack Seward; Quincey Morris; Mina Harker; Jonathan Harker; (Mrs. Westenra)
Other Characters: Creighton T. Verner; Boy; Four-wheeler Driver; Coastguard; Cab Driver; Bloofer Lady's Victims; Constable; Caesar; Guard; Dracula's Roughs; Transport office Manager; Messenger; Mortuary Attendant; Rachel North; Hansom Driver; Workmen; Street Peddler; Strollers; Mrs. Barton; Hansom Driver; Ticket Clerk; Shipping office Clerk; Clancy; Ned Bridger; Crew of the Baltimore; Doctor; Intern; Hospital Staff; Ambulance Men
Date: 1977 (Foreword) / September, 1897 (Preface) / August - November, 1890
Canada; London, Ontario; 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Whitby; East Cliff; A Four-wheeler; Tate Hill Pier; The Demeter; A Hotel; Watson's Paddington Home; A Hansom; Hampstead Heath; A Bookshop; A Cemetery; The Berkeley Hotel; A Hansom; A Four-wheeler; A Train; Paddington Station; Purfleet; Carfax Abbey; Whitechapel; A Mortuary; A Slaughterhouse; Pinchin Lane; Old Sherman's; A Hansom; King's Cross Station; The Czarina Catherine; Whitby Harbour; A Steam Launch; The Baltimore; Whitby Hospital; (Transylvania; Castle Dracula)
Story: At an auction of the personal effects of Creighton T. Verner, Holmes's last surviving relative, Estleman bought a $5 box of junk. In the bottom was a manuscript by Dr. Watson.

Holmes is visited by a journalist from the Dailygraph, who has witnessed the arrival of a ship at Whitby. The entire crew was missing except for the captain who was lashed, dead, to the ship's wheel. As the ship arrived in the harbour, a great dog was seen to leap from it. Holmes & Watson travel to Whitby and examine the ship, but Holmes is frustrated when the journalist tells him that he has been called off the case. Holmes suspects parliamentary influences at work because of the Russian connections in the case.

Some weeks later, back in London, they travel to Hampstead Heath to investigate a series of attacks on children by the "Bloofer Lady". Holmes invests in a book on vampires, which Watson scoffs at. When they track the Bloofer Lady to her crypt, they find Van Helsing and his companions already there, driving a stake through her heart. Van Helsing tells them of Dracula, but refuses their help in tracking and destroying him. Jumping the train that is bringing Mina Harker to London, they learn from her of her husband's experiences in Transylvania, and the location of Dracula's English lair, Carfax. They visit Carfax, but on their return to Baker Street receive a visit themselves from Dracula. Holmes journeys back to Whitby, to learn the destinations of Dracula's boxes of Transylvanian soil, and is attacked by a pair of Dracula's roughs.

Back in London, Holmes is summoned to Whitechapel by Lestrade to view what he believes is the body of a new victim of Jack the Ripper. Holmes recognises Dracula's work and scours the area for his new lair, eventually locating it in an abandoned slaughterhouse, from which, however, Dracula makes his escape. Holmes and Watson use Toby to track Dracula. He leads them to Watson's home, where they discover that Dracula has abducted Mary. They pursue him back to Whitby, where they learn that the box they believe to contain Mary has been loaded aboard the Russian sailing ship Czarina Catherine. Holmes and Watson finally face Dracula after a sea chase.

Frank J. Eustace

"The Adventure of the Highest Beast" (1961)
Included in:
Baker Street Journal, March 1961
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes (Sigerson)
Folkloric Characters: Yeti
Other Characters: Captain Bruce; Sherpas; Sirdar; Richards; Mrs Richards; (Abbot of Rongbuk Monastery)
Date: During the Hiatus
Tibet; Chö Dzong; Mount Everest
Story: Holmes, as Sigerson, joins Captain Bruce's expedition to climb Mount Everest. On the second day the sirdar spots a giant footprint in the snow, which he says is that of a yeti, but Richards, the club-footed interpreter, dismisses this as superstition. The following day, the sirdar flees, and more footprints are found. With the sherpas refusing to go on, Bruce, Richards and Sigerson continue the climb alone, but Richards too, soon deserts them, so they are forced to abandon their ascent. Sigerson decides to investigate the footprints and comes face to face with the yeti

"A Commission to the Sultan of Turkey" (1965)
Included in:
Baker Street Journal, March 1965
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Sultan Abdul Hamid II; The Khalifa; Rudolf Carl von Slatin; (General Gordon; The Khedive; Evelyn Baring, Lord Cromer)
Other Characters: Assassin; Guard; Sheikh; (British Ambassador; Mousah-Bey)
Date: Late January, 1894
Persia; Mecca; Mousah-Bey's House; Jiddah; Red Sea; Sudan; Suakin; Khartoum; Palace of Khartoum
Story: Holmes is attacked by an assassin in Mecca. After hypnotising him, he follows the assassin to his master, the Sultan of Turkey. After dealing with the business on which he has been sent by Mycroft, he is asked by the Sultan to explain the meaning of an English inscription. Holmes travels on to Khartoum by felucca and camel train, fearing an attempt will be made on his life. He meets with the Khalifa in Khartoum

Grant Eustace

Absolute Discretion (1997)
Story Type:
Third Person Pastiche
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Victor Trevor; Reginald Musgrave)
Other Characters: Arthur Vernet; Thomas Hemming; William; Edgar Gratton; Albert Tearley; Frederick Buckmaster; Soldiers; Lieutenant Fraser Richardson; Blaine; Neville Gratton, Earl of Warminster; Alice Selwood; Mrs. Lamont; Lady Edith Gratton; Lady Maude Gratton; Ann Newcombe; Reverend Andrew Denison; Elizabeth Denison; Eleanor Staples; Denison's Maid; Amos Saddler; John; Quarrymen; Jeremiah Walters; Judith Selwood; Corporal Jack Miller; Bert Mitchell; John Hays; Mrs. Hays; Beaters; Loaders; Vera Whiteley; Nicholas Irvine; Grooms; Maid; Lieutenant Arrowsmith; Baron Dettmar; Edward Gratton; Warder; Gardener
Date: 1873
Somerset; Langston; Langston Station; A Train; Oxford; A Trap; The Park House; The Manor House; The Vicarage; Staples' House; Mrs. Selwood's House; The Quarry; Mitchell's House; The Post office
Story: Arthur Vernet arrives at the Somerset home of a university friend, ostensibly to research the family history. Shortly thereafter, the village stationmaster is found dead, and Vernet seems to have been the last to have been with him. He also appears to be overly interested in family affairs. A death at the local quarry, and an army deserter are brought to his attention before he reveals that he is investigating threats against the aunts of his friend. During the course of his investigations several other deaths occur, family secrets are revealed, and he must avoid the attentions of the household maid, Alice.

S.T. Ewart

"A Hitherto Unrecorded Conversation Between Dr Watson and Mr Herlock Sholmes" (1906)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson
Sherlockian Detective: Herlock Sholmes
Other Characters: Old Gentleman; (Cabman)
Date: Autumn, 1904
Locations: Baker Street; Sholmes's Rooms
Story: Sholmes is deducing the meaning f a cryptic note discovered by watson when its owner arrives to claim it.

C.D. Ewing

"And the Others" (2003)
Included in:
My Sherlock Holmes (Michael Kurland)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Stamford; The King of Bohemia; Dr. Mortimer
Historical Figures: Keith Kahla; Arthur Conan Doyle
Other Characters: "Pop" Gores; Wadlington-Skitherbiggins; The Butler; Dr. Sempleman
Date: 1907
Locations: Fortinbras Court; Bart's; The Criterion Bar
Story: When the lost September 1907 edition of Hogbine's Weekly is discovered, it contains reminiscences of Holmes. Lestrade tells of an occasion on which Holmes was called to examine the body of a man stabbed through the neck, but the visiting doctor's conclusions were considerably different to Holmes's. The King of Bohemia denies ever having met Holmes, and Stamford tells the true story behind Holmes's deductions about Watson at their first meeting. Doyle compares Holmes to Joseph Bell, and comments on the innacuracies of Paget's drawings, and Mortimer makes a psychological evaluation of Holmes.

NOTE: From internal evidence it seems reasonable to assume that "C.D. Ewing" is a pseudonym for Michael Kurland.


"The Case of the Poisoned Finger" (1924)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Detectives: Forelock Domes & Potson
Other Characters: Count Bok de Drol
Locations: Domes's Rooms
Story: Domes and Potson are visited by Count Bok de Drol. His son, who wears gloves constantly, has been admitted to the infirmary of Aberdeen University with a poisoned finger. Domes solves the case by inquiring into the boy's sporting and social activities.