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Neil Gaiman

"The Case of Death and Honey" (2011)
Included in:
A Study in Sherlock (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)

Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Holmes and in the third person
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Dr Watson; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper (Mrs Telford); (Professor Presbury)
Other Characters: Old Gao; Gao's Cousin; Boy; Widow Zhang; Undertaker's Men; Cousin Harriet; Parson; Sussex Farmer; Master Wilkins; Widow Zhang's Granddaughter; (Dr Hopkins; Hyde Park Band Conductor; Cornet Player)
Date: 1900 or 1901 / 1903 / April 1904 / 1922
Locations: China; Gao's Shack; Gao's Cousin's Home; Widow Zhang's Home; Mycroft's Rooms; Holmes's Sussex Cottage (The Croft)
After Mycroft's death, and the Presbury case, Holmes begins trying to refine Presbury's formula. He travels to China, where he meets the beekeeper, Old Gao, whose bees help him complete his experiments.

"A Study in Emerald" (2003)
Included in:
Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type:
Alternate-Universe Fantasy / Canonical Revisioning
Canonical Characters: Colonel Sebastian Moran; Professor Moriarty; Inspector Lestrade; Sherlock Holmes; Wiggins; (Dr. Watson)
Historical Figures: Prince Albert; Queen Victoria
Other Characters: Clients; Shoreditch Policemen; Prince Franz Drago of Bohemia; Footman; Orange Seller; Orchestra; The Strand Players; Audience; Stage Doorkeeper; Sherry Vernet; Cab Driver
Date: 1881
Locations: Albion; Bart's; The Baker Street Rooms; A Shoreditch Rooming House; Buckingham Palace; Drury Lane; The Royal Court Theatre; A Hansom Cab; (Afghanistan)
Story: A wounded Afghanistan veteran returns to London where he takes up lodgings in Baker Street with a consulting detective. Lestrade takes them to a rooming house in Shoreditch, where one of the Queen's nephews, one of the Great Old Ones, has been murdered and the word 'Rache' scrawled on the wall. Outside the house they encounter a footman who takes them to the palace for a meeting with the Queen. Investigations eventually lead them to a Drury Lane theatre, where the lead actor, and his writer friend, become their chief suspects, and a plan is laid to bring them to justice.

NOTE: There is an unnamed landlady of the Baker Street rooms who may or may not be Mrs. Hudson (p.3). The leading lady of the Strand Players whose "voice carried through all the theatre" is, presumably, Irene Adler.

Paul Gallico

"Solo Job" (1937)
Included in:
The Female of the Species (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Detective: Sally (Sherlock) Holmes Lane
Other Characters: Pop Durant; Ira Clarke; John Polonok; Bertha Polonok; Joe Semaglino; Frank Morris; Anthony Pedani; Mike Rocco; Hoe Seward; Little Sam Angy; nurse; elderly man
Polonok's farm; North Haverhill, New Jersey; New York Standard offices; Italian restaurant; Sally's apartment; hospital
Story: Reporter Sally Holmes Lane (known as "Sherlock") has been covering the story of a farmer's wife who has shot two children digging for treasure on her farm. Sally suspects that there is more to the story and goes to the farm in the role of Mary Donovan, a runaway girl. The Polonoks let her stay on as a servant. She continues to carry out her investigations, until one night she is drugged by Mrs. Polonok.

Jayantika Ganguly

"The Adventure of the Defenestrated Princess" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Victor Trevor; Mycroft Holmes; Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: (M)
Historical Figures: (William Ewart Gladstone)
Other Characters: Princess Adyvyaitavadini / Ada; Kaarle Olivier; Sir Norbert; Dokter Diederik; Zvíře / Beast; Ďábel / Devil; Lestrade's Policemen; (King Abhayananda of Terai; Ada's Brothers & Sisters; Ada's Suitors; Rajkumar Vikramadtya; Prince Pierre; Ruffians; Ada's Guards; Ada's Maid; Horace Bloomington; Ada's Servants; Ada's Friends; Jane Miller; Satyanand; Kaarle's Father; Ranjit Singh)
Date: Towards the end of Autumn, 1882
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Simpson's
Story: Holmes and Watson are awakened by gunfire. They find a young woman, disguised as a boy on their doorstep, who later reveals herself to be Ada, an Indian princess, the daughter of the King of Terai.
She tells them that since she has been placed in a position to have to choose between four suitors, she has been threatened, abducted and shot at. As she is telling her story, news comes that her entire entourage has been killed, and she is believed to have died in a fall from a window. Holmes's investigation uncovers political intrigue and leads to the capture of dangerous mercenaries.

Cate Gardner

"The Gargoyles of Killfellen House" (2017)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes's School for Detection (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Adrienne Killfellen
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters:
Adrienne Killfellen; Victoria Killfellen; Lady Killfellen; James Hendrick; Lord Killfellen; Maids; Andrews; One-armed Soldier; Passer-by; Chauffeur; Footman; Mrs Jenkinson; Edward 'Ted' Killfellen; Police Officers; (1st Lady Killfellen; Maisie)
Date: During the Great War
Locations: Killfellen House; 1, Russell Square
When the gargoyles disappear from the roof of Killfellen House, Adrienne Killfellen, whose father will not not permit her to enrol in the Imperial Academy of Detective Inquiry and Forensic Science, calls on Holmes. Her sister and mother fall ill, seemingly from a curse brought about by the gargoyles' disappearance.

Craig Shaw Gardner

"The Affair of the Counterfeit Countess" (1998)
Included in:
The Confidential Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Colonel Gelthelm; Count Orlock; Orlock's Companions;Embassy Guards; Embassy Guests; Grand Duke; Serving Staff; Countess; (Professor Van Zummann)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Balkan Country Embassy
Story: Holmes arrives at Baker Street disguised as the Baroness Von Stuppell. The previous day a bomb had exploded outside the embassy of a small Balkan country, and Holmes suspects the involvement of the anarchist, Van Zummann. Lestrade has found it impossible to interview those inside the embassy because of the presence of the Grand Duke. The following day, Holmes attends an embassy tea, disguised as the Baroness, with Watson accompanying him as the Baroness's physician, and finds himself the object of the amorous intentions of the Grand Duke, whom he nonetheless saves from an attempted assassination even as he reveals another cross-gender disguise.

"The Politician, The Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant" (1996)
Included in:
Resurrected Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche in the style of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; The Politician; The Trained Cormorant
Fictional Characters: (Tarzan)
Other Characters: Grundy; Margaret Crimm; Men in Inn; Colonel Rupert Skeffington; Hubert Crimm; Great Apes; Smight
Date: 1895
Locations: Cornwall; Beach; The Drowned Gull Inn; The Lighthouse
Story: Having travelled to Cornwall to investigate the disappearance of three women, Holmes and Watson encounter a strange man on the beach who warns them about the weather. At their inn they encounter local politician, Skeffington. Watson follows a woman's screams in the fog, is pursued by two beasts, and finds himself regaining consciousness in a room in a lighthouse with a cormorant. The man from the beach reappears and reveals that his daughter was the first of the girls to disappear. Watson discovers a prisoner in the lighthouse, and he and Holmes face great apes and white-slavers.
"The Sherlock Solution" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Homage
Canonical Characters: (Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes)

Other Characters: Samantha Wilson; George Carruthers; Brian Browning ; Doris; Stan
(Dr Kinghoffer)
Locations: Boston; SmartTech lab
Story: Wilson returns to work at SmartTech, after a holiday, to find the lab deserted. Her colleague, Carruthers, seems not to recognise her, but asks if she has come to consult him about Moriarty. Her other collegues act similarly, as if they believe that they are Sherlock Holmes. A combination of Smart drugs and accelerated computer learning software, coupled with the Holmes program they have been working on have given them Holmesian-style intelligence, and the belief that the riots, kidnappings, drive-by shootings, etc, that they read of in the papers are all engineered by Moriarty, who has also taken control of the building's central computer system in the form of a computer virus, or perhaps he is the computer. When the system is reset, Wilson sees information from all over the world flowing through it. The Holmeses insist she will join them in the fight against Moriarty.
"The Sinister Cheesecake" (1994)
Included in:
The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Parody in the style of Damon Runyon
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: Harry The Horse; Nicely Nicely Johnson; The Lemon Drop Kid
Other Characters: Narrator; Citizens; Hard-Luck Harvey Hossengriff; Hilda Von Arpel; Easy Frank; Cauliflower; Arpel's Contacts
Date: June (After Holmes's retirement)
Locations: New York; Broadway; Mindy's
Story: An old man is stopped on Broadway while harassing a young woman. He claims she is a German spy. When the people turn to confirm this she has gone. The old man makes a series of deductions about the racetracks they have been frequenting, before revealing that he is Sherlock Holmes. He tells them that the young woman has secret information concealed in a mole on her face, and deduces that she will pass it to her contacts in Mindy's. In the restaurant, Hossengriff, who is smitten with her, goes over to her table, and when Holmes arrives the two are sharing cheesecake. Hossengriff points out that Arpel has no mole. Holmes is able to deduce the location of the secret information and reveals Hossengriff's true identity.

John Gardner

The Return of Moriarty (1974)
Also published as Moriarty
Story Type:
Canonical Revisioning / Extra-Canonical Adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moran; The Moriarty Gang; Stationmaster Moriarty; Inspector Lestrade; Sherlock Holmes; Parker; (Ronald Adair; Dr Watson; Mrs Adair; Hilda Adair; Inspector Patterson; Mycroft Holmes; Peter Steiler; English Lady; Swiss Lad)
Historical Figures: John Kelly; Catherine Eddowes; Policemen who Picked Eddowes Up; Bishopsgate Jailer; Sergeant on Duty; Montague John Druitt; Jack the Ripper; Samuel Barnett; Thomas Bowyer; John M'Carthy; Mary Kelly; Oscar Wilde; John Meiklejohn; Edward VII; Princess Alexandra; The Duke & Duchess of York; (Polly Nichols; Annie Chapman; George Bagster Phillips; Eliza Gold; Nat Druscovich; Chief Inspector Clark; Walters; Edwin Murray; Kurr; Petty Criminal; Mr Jonge; Superintendent Williamson; Comtesse de Goncourt; Mr Montgomery; William Gifford; Edward VII)
Other Characters: Ember; Paget; Spear; Lee Chow; Road Sweeper; Hetty Jacobs; Sweeper; Solly Abrahams; Bill Fisher; Bert Clark; Dick Gay; Larson; Larson's Wife; Bostock; John Dobey; Mrs Dobey; Sally Hodges; Rosie McNiel; Mary McNiel; Cabbie; Parker's Lurkers; Kate Wright; Mildred Fenning; Hop Pickers; Tom; Lamb Customers; Potboy; Albert Davis; Frederick Hawkins; Hawkins' Runner; Hawkins' Relief; Punishers; Terremant; Nursemaid; Corporal; Soldier; Victory barman; Landlord; Mr Halling; Bartholomew Wright; Moriarty's Hansom Driver; Boy in Lambeth; Horsemonger Gatehouse Warder; Prisoners; Turnkeys; Williams; 'A' Block Warder; Police Surgeon; Colonel Jock Fraser; Roger Alton; Café Royal Major-domo; Diners; Manager; Wilde's Companions; Jonas Fray; Walter Roach; Michael the Peg; Peter the Butler; Beggar; Small Boy; Cart Driver; Harkness; Hector Hasledean; Arthur Bowers; The Honourable Norman De Frayse; Sir Richard De Frayse; University Vice-chancellor; Squire Bowers; Jack Moore; Moore's Customers; Mr Mace; George; Herbert; Mary McNiel; Inspector Angus McCready Crow; Sylvia Cowles; Constable; Commissioner; William Sandhill's Clerk; Growler Driver; Constable D.H. Jackson; Michael the Peg; Peter the Butler; The Peg's Men; Bridget; Slimper I; Patch; Toph; Blind Sam; Italian Millionaire; Emile Lefantome; French Cracksmen; Dover Police; Moriarty's Swiss Agent; Broody; Lee; Sergeant Tanner; Horsemonger Governor; Bovey; Gibbs; Collins's Crow; Edward Collins; William Collins; Howard Collins; Collins Women; John Togger; Israel Krebitz; Nelson Street Guards; Woman; Slimper II; Zebedee Smith; Lookout; Bernard; Steel Staff; Deputy Governor; 'B' Block Warder; Prisoners; Junior Warder; William Jacobs; Bertram Jacobs; Jean Grisombre; Wilhelm Schleifstein; Franz; Luigi Sanzionaire; Sanzionaire's Bodyguards; Adele Asconta; Esteban Bernardo Segorbe; Grisombre's Bodyguards; Paul Golden; Dr Night / William S. Wotherspoon; Rosie; Alhambra Audience; Sergeant Cuthbert Frome; Alhambra House Manager; Detective following Sanzionaire; Delphine Merchant; Assistant Commissioner; Docklands Sergeant; St Andrew's Curate; Old Ladies; Wedding Band; Wedding Guests; Alhambra Stage Door Keeper; Call Boy; Mr Reeves; Mr & Mrs Burroughs; Paget's Cabbie; Scotland Yard Desk Sergeant; Mrs Harrington; Cab Driver; Police Raid Team; Paddington Porter; Ticket Collector; Guard; Bespectacled Passenger; Alhambra Stage Manager; Stage Hand; Workmen; Equerry; Alhambra Manager; Equerry's Companions; Sandringham Workmen; Conductor; Orchestra Leader; Constable; Sandringham Porter; King's Lynn Inspector; Sandringham Guests; Master of Ceremonies; Police Drivers; Constables; Flunkeys; (Millie Hubbard; Jack Hubbard; Bland; Frederick Warner; Mary Ann Dobey; Tappit; Maggie Rutter)
Date: Thursday April 5th - Saturday April 28th, 1894
Locations: Limehouse; Moriarty's Chambers; The Strand; Conduit Street; Moran's Rooms; The Anglo-India Club; Baker Street; Camden House; The Bagatelle Club; 427, Park Lane; Moriarty's House off the Strand; Whitechapel; Kent; Bishopsgate; Lamb Street; The Lamb Public House; Bishopsgate Police Station; Mitre Square; Toynbee Hall; The Inner Temple; Miller's Court; 9, Eliot Place; The Howard Arms Public House; The Victory Public House; Horsemonger Jail; Lambeth; Stone's-end; Lowndes Square; Fraser's Restaurant; Scotland Yard; The Café Royal; The Nun's Head; A Public House near Aldgate; The Minories; Pole Street; Lambeth; Harrow; Beeches Hall; A General Store; The Bird in the Hand; Paddington Station; 63, King Street; 221B, Baker Street; Nelson Street; Paris; Switzerland; Meiringen; The Reichenbach Falls; Collins' House; Lupus Street; Jermyn Street; Haymarket; Bermondsey; Togger's House; Commercial Road; Horton; City Road; Meiklejohn's Office; Coldbath Fields Prison (The 'Steel); Victoria station; Leicester Square; The Alhambra Palace of Varieties; St Andrew's Church, Limehouse; Paddington station; A Public House off Leicester Square; Night's Lodgings; Kensington; Wolferton; Sandringham House; A Tavern in Wolferton; King's Lynn; Dersingham; A Tavern near Leamington Spa; Aboard Le Conflit
Story: Moriarty returns to London and to his "Family" and learns that Holmes is also back. Moran, who has killed his gambling partner, Adair, is resentful of Moriarty's return. Moriarty calls a gathering of his chiefs of staff from around Europe. Moran disobeys Moriarty's orders to avoid Holmes and attempts to kill him, getting himself arrested in the process. Moriarty receives members of "The Family" with requests for aid, or simply paying their respects. When Moran is captured Moriarty decides to take action before he can talk. He also puts into play an investigation into Paget's girlfriend Fanny's past.

He recalls how he put an end to the Ripper murders. Fanny is sent to take food to Moran in prison, and Spear is instructed to take revenge on Halling, the butler who had her fired from her previous position. Revenge is also to be taken on those who have deserted him while he has been absent, and on Tappit, who threw acid in Ann Mary Dobey's face. We learn about Moriarty's family background and the fate of his elder brother, the first Professor James Moriarty. Paget scopes out the site of the harrow robbery.

Crow is put on the Moran murder case in place of Lestrade and told to investigate rumours that Moriarty is back in London. While Moriarty's men are out finding out what state Moran has left the organisation in, Spear is captured by the Peg. Meanwhile Holmes refuses to co-operate with Crow and we learn the truth about the events at Reichenbach. Moriarty is shot and an all out attack is made on the Peg and Butler's men, and Spear is rescued, after which Moriarty learns that one of the women close to him is a traitor.

Crow's investigations lead him back to Moriarty's involvement in the de Goncourt Scandal. Moriarty uses the recent clash with the Peg's men to facilitate the release of the Jacobs brothers from prison and take revenge on the deserters. His European associates arrive in London and begin to plan a campaign of anarchy and assassinations throughout the continent. Moriarty announces that he will assassinate the Prince of Wales.

Crow asks Mrs Cowles to marry him. Spear exacts vengeance on Halling. Paget and Fanny get married, Crow infiltrates the ceremony, and Green and Butler the wedding party, after which the traitor is revealed. Crow is given extra men to find Moriarty's headquarters, but Moriarty plans to move headquarters and Paget decides to leave the organisation. He sets Crow on Moriarty's trail to cover his escape and Crow learns of the assassination plot and endeavours to prevent it.

The Revenge of Moriarty (1975)
Story Type:
Canonical Revisioning / Extra-Canonical Adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty / Stationmaster Moriarty; Baker Street Irregulars; Moore Agar; Irene Adler;
(Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Edgar Degas; (Toulouse-Lautrec; George Meliés)
Other Characters: Inspector Angus McCready Crow; Steventon Hall Raid Detectives & Constables; Scotland Yard Commissioner; Sergeant Tanner; Sylvia (Cowles) Crow; Chanson; New York Chief of Detectives; Ember; Lee Chow; Bert Spear; Bert Jacobs; Bill Jacobs; Aurania Passengers; Sailors; Porters; Dock Girls; Harkness; St George's Hotel porters; Pages; Sally Hodges; Bridget Spear; Solly Abrahams; Martha Pearson; Polly Pearson; Charles Bignall; Lurkers; Lottie; Harry Allen; Pierre Labrosse; Bishopsgate Beat Constable; Freeland's Workmen; Bob the Nob; Franz Bucholtz; Wellborn; Gypsy-looking Girl; Blind Fred; Fred's Daughter; Ben Tuffnell; Evans; Wilhelm Schleifstein; Hoppy Jack; Urchins; Tom Bolton; Bolton's Helper-Woman; Slowfoot; Widow Winnie; Peter; Schleifstein's Boy; Scarecrow Sim; Carlotta; Patchy Dean; Saxby; Aldgate Cabby; Claus; Buck Cabbie; Bart's Nurse; Flash House Coves; Bill Betteridge; Bishopsgate Sergeant; Constables; Punishers; John Clowes; Schleifstein's Neighbour; Pressmen; Commissioner's Wife; Bignall's Lady Customer; Harriet Barnes; Louvre Concierge; Louvre Attendants; Photographers; Student Painter; Louvre Visitors; Louvre Director; Director's Assistants; Charlot; Cancan Dancers; Suzanne the Gypsy; Moulin Rouge Waiter; Cabbies; Streetwalker; Maison Vide Doorman; Waiter; Band; Crowd; Stripper; Jean Grisombre; Grisombre's Guests; Grisombre's Bodyguards; Captain Arnaldo Meldozzi; Captain Tomaro; Crillon Detective; Crillon Concierge; Grosvenor Clerk; Reginald Leftly; Grosvenor Manager; Pages; Hansom Driver; Bus Conductors; Bus Passengers; Victoria Street Constable; Luigi Sanzionaire; Adela Asconti; Benno; Sanzionaire's Visitors; Capitano Regalizzo; Café Waiters; Via Venuto Crowds; Pickpocket; Rome-Paris Waiters; Restaurant Car Conductor; Passengers; Adela's Maid; Langham Valet; Giuseppe; Rail Porters; Runner; Langham Page; Porters; Hall Porter; Davey Tester; Nurses; Hansom Driver; Small Boy; Boy's Nurse; Constable; Dulong Proprietor; French Streetwalker; Albert Square Cabby
Date: 25th May, 1894 - 14th May, 1897
Locations: Baker Street; Scotland Yard; 221B, Baker Street; Steventon Hall; 63, King Street; Paris; New York; Richmond, VA; Washington D.C.; Aboard S.S. Aurania; Liverpool Docks; St George's Hotel; North Kensington; 5, Albert Square; Faulkner's Baths, 50, Newgate Street; Orchard Street; Bignall's Shop; Victoria station; Corner of Bishopsgate Street & Cornhill; Freeland & Son Jeweller's Shop; St George's Street; Lawson's; Edmonton; Schleifstein's House; St John's Wood; Bolton's House; Bermondsey; Clare Market; The Nob's Rooms; Dirty Dick's Tavern; Aldgate; Bart's; Whitechapel; A Flash House; St Peter's Alley; Clowes' Office; The Louvre; Place du Carroussel; Montmartre; The Moulin Rouge; Place Blanche; La Maîson Vide; Hôtel Crillon; Grosvenor Hotel; Victoria Street; Italy; Rome; Ostia; Sanzionaire's Villa; Il Gsu; Via Bachi Vecchi; Sanzionaire's House; Trattoria; Via Venuto; Café; St Peter's; Albergo Grand Palace; Harley St; Agar's Surgery; The Rome-Paris Express; Langham Hotel; Segorbe's Hotel off Upper George Street; South Wharf Road; Tester's Flash House; Praed Street; Cambridge Street; Annecy; Pension Dulong; Maida Vale; Irene's House; The Folies Bergere
Story: Holmes puts Crow onto Moriarty's Berkshire hideout and secret bank accounts, but insists that his involvement be kept secret, even from Watson. Crow marries Mrs Cowles, but uses their honeymoon in Paris to continue his investigations, which lead him on to the United States. Moriarty leaves America and returns to London where he plans revenge on Crow, Holmes, and the European allies who turned against him after his failed assassination plot. Moriarty seeks out Holmes's cocaine supplier and Irene Adler, arranges the forging of the Mona Lisa, sets up a jewel robbery, and recruits and trains an Italian girl. Things go wrong and the jewel robbery ends with a police chase, but Moriarty still gets his revenge on Schleifstein. Crow comes in upon its aftermath, discovers a murder, and has the Commissioner to dinner.

Moriarty travels to Paris to make the first Mona Lisa switch. He puts a new, attractive maid into Crow's house and returns to Paris as an American to put his plot against Grisombre into action. Sal tells Moriarty she is expecting his child. Sanzionaire receives a summons to London, learns that Crow is interested in his movements, meets Carlotta and has his confession heard by Moriarty. Moore Agar gives Crow two weeks leave of absence on medical grounds. Moriarty completes his humiliation of Sanzionaire, both aboard the Rome-Paris Express and back in London. He closes off Holmes's cocaine supply, but fails to bring Segorbe back into the alliance.

Irene Adler is lured back to London and Moriarty impersonates Holmes. Crow returns from Paris to hear that Holmes is making a fool of himself, but finds a suffering man at 221B. Together they devise a plan to turn the tables on Moriarty.

Moriarty (2008)
Story Type:
Canonical Revisioning / Extra-Canonical Adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty / Stationmaster Moriarty; (Sherlock Holmes; Colonel Moriarty; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade)
Historical Figures: Eugene Stratton; Kaufman's Trick Cyclists; Paul Cinquevalli; Fred Karno and his Speechless Comedians; Martin Chapender; Dan Leno; Marie Lloyd; Vesta Tilley; George Robey; (Thomas Agnew; Junius Spencer Morgan; J. Pierpont Morgan; Adam Worth; Thomas Gainsborough; Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; Edward VII, Queen Victoria; Prince Albert)
Other Characters: Daniel Carbonardo; Tabitha; James ThomasTerremant; Sir Jack "Idle Jack" Idell; Jack's Woman; Jack's Men; Glenmoragh Cabbies; Sal Hodges / Mrs James; Albert Spear; Nick Ember; Lee Chow; Sheet Anchor Patrons; Old Man with Newspaper; Ebb Kimber; Will Brooking; William (Billy)
Walker; Hoxton Cabbie; Walter Taplin; Nursing Sister Gwendolyn Smith; Bridget Briggs; Harold Judge; Hyde Park Crowds; Hurdy-Gurdy Man; Oxford Street Crowds; Josiah Osterley; Sidney Gresham Streeter; Jonah Whalen; Sheet Simpson; Mermaid Tavern Cook; Mermaid Patrons; Mermaid Landlord; Glittering George Gittins; Dropsy Carmichael; Michael Cadvenor; Cadvenor's Assistants; Telegram Boy; Ben Harkness; Post Office Customers; Sarah Maddingley; William Jacobs; Armand; Press Customers; Sir Duncan; Cecil; Eel Pie Shop Owner; Shop Owner's Daughters; Owner's Wife; Pie Shop Customers; Bertram Jacobs; Minnie; Haymarket Punishers; Haymarket Girls; Polly; Carbonardo's Cabbie; Alhambra Crowd; Bobby Boax; Rouster Bates; The Honourable Nellie Fletcher; Broad Darryl Wood; Alhambra Orchestra; Performers; Matthew Shotton; Leicester Square Police; Jessie Rippon; Jessie's Man; Huckett's Men; White Hart Customers; Jonathan Booker; White Hart Pot Boy; Fanny Jones; Pip Paget; Cabbie; Tom; Samuel Brock; Iain Hunter; George Huckett; Huckett's Foreman; Hunter's Assistants; Karl Franz von Hertzendorf; Terremant's Lurkers; Ebeneezer Jephcote; Red Annie; Gypsy Smith; Connie Best; Sukie Williams; Dark Delilah Amphet; Goldie Goode; Coax's Boy; Gwyther's Clerks; Abott; Arthur James Moriarty; Micah Rowledge; Lennie Adler; Regent's Park Policeman; Postman; Nick Palfrey; Joe Zwingli; Moggy Camm; "Dutch" Nightingale; Dick Clifford; Marvin Henry; "Welsh" Bruce; Benny Brian; Lazarus Grosewalk; Trafalgar Square Police Officer; (Angus McCready Crow; Christopher Mysson; Ernie Moat; Perry Gwyther; "Leaky" Lewis; Charlie "The Draughtsman" Dainton; Christ Church Choirmaster; Agnew's Nightwatchman; Captain Ratford; Diplomat; Diplomat's Butler; Roderick "Roister" Idell; Violet Spear; Paul Walker; Moriarty's Shadows; Lucy Moriarty; Sean Michael Moriarty; Father O'Flynn; Dublin Coroner; Hector Hasledean; Ada Belcher; Dirty Ellen; Emma Norfolk; Hard Harry Wickens; Jawcrack Makepeace; Ratford's Wife; Coroner; Dotty Carmichael; Arthur Bowers; The Honourable Norman de Frayse; University Vice-Chancellor; Boat Passengers; Kate Wright; Joey Coax; Charlie Hodges; Beatrice Maddingley; Mrs Hodges; Guy Grenaux; Emile Dantray; Rosie; Sir John Grant; Lady Pam; Ned Day; Simon Day; Bright's Yard Watchman; Alhambra Front-of-House Man; Dr Night; Viscount Pitlochry; Ivy Shotton; Roger Idell; Kimble Idell; William Evans; Corny Trebithik; Michael Trewinard; Oxford Gig Owner; Bridget Spear; Bartholomew Wright; Mr Halling; Delilah; Sylvia Cowels; Cresswell; Dixon; Roberts; Wilson; Knight; Richards; Stimpson; Taylor; Murch; Smith; Amy Stencil; Gertie Ward; Emma Baisley; Jean Grisombre; Wilhelm Schleifstein; Luigi Sanzionaire; Esteban Bernardo Segorbe; Peter Alexander; Arno Wilson; Corkie Smith; Rickie Cohen; Chinese Sailors; Mr Quimby; Albert Stebbings)
Date: January 15th - September, 1900
Locations: Hoxton; North New Road; Hawthornes; Moriarty's Westminster House; Glenmoragh Private Hotel; Oxford; Mitre Hotel; Old Bond Street; Idle Jack's Knocking Shop; Poplar; The Sheet Anchor Public House; St George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner; St James's Bordello; Hyde Park; Marble Arch; Oxford Street; Hackney Wick; Mermaid Tavern; Coventry Street; Captain Ratford's Rooms; Brick Lane; The Beehive Lodging House; Wapping; St Martin's Le Grand Post Office; Pole Street; Dover; St Luke's Road; Cadvenor's Funeral Parlour; Notting Hill; Post Office; Regent Street; The Press Dining Room; High Holborn; Eel Pie Shop; Haymarket Bordello; Leicester Square; Alhambra Theatre; Bedford Square; Idell's House: Twin Willows; The White Hart; Willow Manor; A Train; Oxford Livery Stable; Kensington; Pembroke Gardens; Poplar Warehouse; Victoria Station; Paddington Station; Bristol Docks; St Giles's; Gray's Inn Road; Gwyther's Office; Calais; Ratcliffe Highway; Regent's Park; Bayley Street
Story: Moriarty, returned to London, tells Carbonado that there is a traitor among the Praetorian Guard, one who has sold out to Crow. Carbonardo is to find out from Sal Hodges who it is, but his attempt is thwarted by upcoming crime boss, Idle Jack. Moriarty is installed in a new house in Westminster, with Gainsborough's Duchess of Devonshire on the wall. The rest of the Praetorian Guard return from the USA and Spear is given the task of finding a new warehouse base.

Meanwhile, Idle Jack learns Moriarty's fears about his "family". Moriarty sends his men out to find out who is still loyal to him, bring back those who are and deal with those who aren't. While his men learn of Sal Hodge's murder, Moriarty remembers his assumption of his older brother's identity. He begins plotting the downfall of Idle Jack and the return of Pip and Fanny Paget to the family, and hatches a blackmail plan involving a royal double and a society photographer.

Lyn C.A. Gardner

"The Adventure of the Hidden Lane" (2011)
Included In:
A Study in Lavender (Joseph R.G. DeMarco)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Forrester
Other Characters: Catherine "Kate" Syms-Caton; Aubrey Syms-Caton; Lady Hilda Syms-Caton; Meg Forrester; Sir Hugh Syms-Caton; Nurse; Edmund Percivale; Doctor; Groom; Footman; Villagers
Date: September, 1887
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Train; Surrey; Leidstone Manor; Forrester's House
Forrester summons Holmes and Watson to Leidstone Manor near Reigate. Writers Aubrey and Catherine Syms-Caton are being blackmailed with some stolen manuscripts to relinquish their claims on their ailing uncle's will. After uncovering the truth about the siblings' writing, Holmes attempts to verify the rumours about Sir Hugh's illegitimate child, and uncovers Forrester's connection to the family. When the manuscripts are delivered to Sir Hugh, causing a serious deterioration of his condition, it is discovered that Aubrey is missing. The case ends unhappily for all concerned.

Randall Garrett

"A Case of Identity" (1964)
Included in:
Lord Darcy (Randall Garrett - compiled & edited by Eric Flint & Guy Gordon)
Story Type:
Alternate Universe Fantasy
Sherlockian Heroes: Lord Darcy & Sean O'Lochlainn
Other Characters: Armsman Robert; Armsman Jack; Old Jean; Paul Sarto; Sergeant-at-Arms; Richard, Duke of Normandy; The Bishop of Guernsey & Sark; The Marquis of Rouen; Footman; Elaine, Marquise of Cherbourg; Sir Gwiliam de Bracy; Lord Seiger; Captain Sir Androu Duglasse; Henri Vert; Sorceror; Armsman; Sergeant; Lady-of-the-House; Father Patrique; Cook; Seamen Guards; Guardsmen; Bosuns; Hugh, Marquis of Cherbourg; Ladislas; Captain Olsen; Sir James le Lein; (Servant; King Casimir IX of Poland; King John IV; Ordwin Vayne; Tunnel Guard; Polish Sorceror)
Date: 13th-14th January, 1964
Locations: Cherbourg; Rue King John II; The Blue Dolphin; Quai Sainte Marie; The Docks; Castle Cherbourg; Le Lein's Rooming House; Benedictine Monastery; Warehouse; The Esprit de Mer;
Story: A missing inn servant is discovered naked and dying in Cherbourg. Darcy is sent to Cherbourg to investigate the disappearance of the Marquis, who had previously shown signs of mental disturbance. The Marquis had been an agent of the King working against a gang of Polish agents provocateurs. Matters become more puzzling when the dead servant is identified as the Marquis, and Darcy discovers that Secret Service agent, le Lein, disappeared on the same night as the Marquis. After ruling out psychic attack, demonic possession and multiple personality disorder; a phial of brandy, the revelation of a protected psychopath among the suspects, and a secret tunnel point the way to a solution, and the shipboard capture of the Polish agents.

Sean O'Lochlainn
: It has been suggested that this is a reference to John H. Watson - Sean being the Irish form of John. The "O" prefix in Irish surnames means "grandson of" and perhaps we can equate the "Wat" of "Watson" to water which links with the "Loch" of "Lochlainn".
Lord Seiger: Siger Holmes : "His lordship comes from Yorkshire - North Riding, if I'm not mistaken" (P.80) is clearly a reference to Holmes's father in William S. Baring-Gould's Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street: "Siger and Violet Holmes [of the] farmstead of Mycroft in the North Riding of Yorkshire." (p.11))
Sir James le Lein, agent of His Majesty's Secret Service: James Bond ("Lien" is French for "bond")
Kaplan-Sheinwold test (P.70): Used to establish the weapon used in the attack. It is named after a bidding system in the game of bridge, developed by Edgar Kaplan and Alfred Sheinwold.

The Jacoby Transfer method (P.84): Used to compare the blood of two individuals to establish whether they are related. It is actually another term for bids at bridge, named after its creator Oswald Jacoby.

Martin Gately

"The Petrifying Well" (2012)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook (Howard Hopkins)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Fictional Characters: (Professor Maracot)
Historical Figures: T.E. Lawrence
Other Characters: Foxwell; Sir Ambrose Hassett; Ian Hassett; Maracot Divers; Police; Cavern Guide; Arkwright Quarry Men; (James Hassett)
Date: June after Holmes's retirement
Locations: Derbyshire; Matlock Bath; County and Station Hotel; Hassett Manor; St John's Church; Cromford Lake; Great Rutland Cavern; Sulis Cave; High Street; The Petrifying Well
Story: While Watson is recuperating from an attack by Foxwell the Lumsdale Horse Slasher, Holmes is visited at their hotel by Lawrence, who from a vantage point on a church bell tower, has seen his friend's brother, James Hassett, and his dog drop dead. The ladder he used to ascend the tower had been removed, so he was unable to climb down. Hassett's father, Sir Ambrose, blames blood lice, and shows Holmes specimens of the parasites under a microscope. Later, Holmes tells Lawrence what they really are. They find his friend Ian working on a diving pump for the Maracot Expedition. Holmes finds some dead rats and another body and Lawrence goes cave-diving, before both enforce their own justice.

Michael Geare & Michael Corby

Dracula's Diary (1982)
Story Type:
Humorous Homage
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes; (Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: Dracula; Dracula's Brides (Trandafira, Vlastimila, Pavola); Jonathan Harker; Mina Harker; Arthur Holmwood; Dr Abraham Van Helsing; Dr Henry Jekyll; Poole; Edward Hyde; Demeter Captain (Kitsov); Demeter Crew; Half-breed Mastiff; Lucy Westenra; Mrs Westenra; Dr Seward; Quincey Morris; Patrick Hennessey; Renfield; (Countess Dolingen; Sister Agatha; Sweeney Todd; Strickland; Hastie Lanyon; Lord Godalming; Arminius)
Characters Derived From Fictional Characters: Mr Drummond (Bulldog Drummond); James Stock (James Bond); K (M)
Historical Figures: Vlad the Impaler; Dr Charles Goodford; Dr James Hornby; Dr Joynes; Frederick Roberts; George Harris; Algernon Swinburne; Dr Jowett; Alfred Austin; Bram Stoker; Lord Arthur Somerset; P.C. Jonas Mizen; James Monro; Inspector Abberline; Inspector James McWilliam; Sergeant William Thicke; P.C. John Neil; Mary Kelly; Oscar Wilde; (Prince Metternich; Robert Peel; Florence Nightingale; Lord Robert Baden-Powell; William Ewart Gladstone; Edward VII; Jack the Ripper; Duke of Clarence; George V; Queen Alexandra; Lord Salisbury; Louis Diemschutz; Sir William Gordon-Cumming; Sir John Maple; Prince Milan of Serbia; Queen Victoria)
Characters Derived From Historical Figures: Andreas Deutsch (Andre Deutsch); Henry Brute (Henry Cooper); Janos Paislic (Ian Paisley); Amanda Rice-Todhunter (Mandy Rice-Davies); Woodcott (Barbara Woodhouse); Harry Candler (Harry Chandler)
Other Characters: Editor; Mrs Bobescu; Mrs Lupescu; Biro; Mikhail Footescu; Hoch; Niklaus; Tomas; Horrolds; Roy Dracula; Shirley Dracula; Roberts; The Hon. Crispin Bell-Mountain; Mr Walton; Erika Walton; Eton Boys; Cotterell Ghost; The Earl of Cotterell; General Rice-Todhunter; Mrs Merry; Pamela Merry; Dr Wilfred; Moral Tutor; Goodwin's Court Listeners; Drummond's Man; Bogdanadov / Silkinsky; Bogdanadov's Men; Doskos; Doskos's Confederate; Calche Driver; Castle Dracula Footman; Bucktov; Roddish; Mossevsky; Mrs Barbitznin; Demeter First Mate; Petrovsky; Kaiser-i-Hind Master; Whitby Citizens; Arapad Howkoja; Dracula's Tailor; Georgie; Curates; Mr Dunning; Conquest Master of Ceremonies; Audience; Musicians; Scarborough Hotel Clerk; Dailygraph Reporter; Mr Dowen; Lord & Lady Cooper; St George Fillerby; Irma, Baroness Chnoupek; Lady Grylle; Lord; Roza's Maid; Mrs Roza; Janine; Helene; Miss Buckle; Cabbie; Journalists; Paul Trott; Harry Dale; Van Helsing's Men; Chinese Dentist; Nancy Lee Gan; Fyodor; Mrs Nemesklai; Eastgate; Jake Nobbs; Veterinary Doctor; Casanova; Lajos; Café Royal Drunk; Romano's Waiter; Jeweller; Trandafir Bobu; Castle Guards; Ludovic Bobu; Prince Ranko; Carriage Driver; Serbian Soldiers; Tourists; (Dracula's Father; Peasant Girls; Fiona; Louis Tree; David Whiterood; Toby Tunnel; Tommy Mountjoy; Simonyi Maculesky; Sir Ray Boycott; Livingstone-Tachbrook; Fisherman; Chopper; Fraser; Mayor of Scarborough; Trombonist; Algernon; Larry; Harry; Chi Minh; Lubomir Hula)
Date: September 15th, 1886 - November 24th, 1888 (or the 1870s)
Locations: Castle Dracula; Half Moon Street; 347, Piccadilly; Eton; Walton's House; Cotterell Castle; Oxford; Balliol College; Marlborough Club; Jekyll's Home; 221B, Baker Street; Goodwin's Court; K's Residence; New Row; A Train; Romania; Angst; Hotel Bortello; Beograd; Doskos's Rooms; Hotel Gradasevic; Borgo Pass; Aboard the Demeter; Whitby; Bloomsbury; Harker's House; Piccadilly; Royal Hotel, Whitby; Scarborough; Conquest Theatre; Scarborough Hotel; Seward's Asylum; Millers Court; Commercial Street; Dentist's Surgery; Dyott Street; Café Royal; Romano's; Serbia; Kaledan Castle
Story: The editor finds Dracula's diary in a henhouse in Angst, Romania.

Dracula receives a diary on his 18th birthday from his Uncle Vlad. On the same day, his father is staked through the heart. His English tutor, Mr Drummond ("Our family nickname is Bulldog"), arranges with Vlad to send Dracula to England, to be finished as an English gentleman. Vlad informs Dracula that they are vampires, and sets about training him in vampiric skills. Harker arrives to arrange the purchase of a property in Piccadilly.

Arriving in London, Dracula is enrolled at Eton, and introduced to society. Worried at his daytime lassitude, Drummond takes him to his doctor, Watson. He meets his English relatives, Roy and Shirley, and falls in love with an Eton housemaster's daughter. At a schoolfriend's home, he encounters Holmwood and Van Helsing. After Eton, Dracula goes on to Oxford. He witnesses his doctor, Jekyll, transform into Hyde, and so goes to see Watson instead, meeting Holmes for the first time. Drummond and Stock enlist him to work for the Secret Service. K sends him to Belgrade to kill a Russian spymaster.

He returns to Castle Dracula to find it taken over by the unions. After resolving the situation, he sails for England aboard the Demeter. In Whitby he encounters the Harkers again, along with their friends, including Stoker, who persuades him to take to the stage. He negotiates with Candler to make Castle Dracula a tourist destination. He visits Seward's asylum. K assigns him to the Ripper case, on which, during his investigation, he again encounters Holmes and Watson. His romantic life becomes more complicated. He is sent to rescue a Serbian prince, and has his final confrontation with Van Helsing.

Joe Gentile

"The Secret of Grant's Tomb" (2012)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes: The Crossovers Casebook (Howard Hopkins)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Fictional Characters: Hutchinson Hatch; Professor S.F.X. Van Dusen
Other Characters: Boothby North; Running Man; Bradlee Cunnyngham Leighton; Inspector Conway; Constables; (Leighton's Contact)
Date: After LION
Locations: Black Horse Tavern; Sussex; Holmes's Cottage; Scotland Yard; Paddington; Great Northern Hotel; Restaurant; Pier #31
Story: Reporter Boothby North is approached by a running man shouting about treasure. Immediately thereafter, both of them are run down by carriages. Watson takes Holmes from Sussex up to London. While they are visiting Lestrade, Hatch appears with the news that Van Dusen is missing. He was investigating North's murder and the sinking of the General Grant in 1866. A newspaper in Van Dusen's room leads them to aristocratic master thief Leighton.

Joe Gentile, Andy Bennett & Carlos Magno

Cry of Thunder (2012)
Story Type: Graphic Novel
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Wiggins; (Baker Street Irregulars)
Fictional Characters: Carl Kolchak; Tony Vincenzo
Folkloric Characters: Thunderbird
Historical Figures: Houndsditch Gang; Winston Churchill; Peter the Painter / Peter Piatkow
Other Characters: Newspaper Staff; Brandy Lexton; Elizabeth Komonov; Serge Komonov; Barmaid; Pub Customers; Collins; Dock Workers; South Farringdon Street Thugs; Police Officers; Stanislaus; Museum P.R. Girl; Museum Shop Attendant; Professor Henry Wygan; Sidney Street Police; Tim; Funeral Guests; Gas Station Attendants; The Four; Native Americans; Saloon Customers; Hal; Newspaperman; Los Angeles Thugs
(Clara Lexton; Brandy's Great-Grandfather; Brandy's Grandmother; Brandy's Mother; Brandy's Great-Great-Grandfather)
Date: 1890 or thereabouts / Present / Summer 1905
Locations: USA; Arizona Desert; California; Los Angeles; Hollywood Dispatch Office; London; Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; Prison; Pub; The Docks; Tighe Shipping; South Farringdon Street; Brandy's Apartment; Arizona; Tombstone; Tombstone Historical Museum; Gas Station; Saloon; Houndsditch; Sidney Street; Clara's House
Story: Brandy Lexton brings Kolchak an old family manuscript, and asks him to investigate the death of her great-grandfather, murdered in 1951.

The manuscript is by Watson and tells of the case of Elizabeth Komonov, whose husband Serge is a patient of Watson's, and is being tried for murder, having confessed to a crime which Holmes believes he did not commit. The search for Komonov uncovers a weapon-smuggling ring.

Kolchak's search takes him to the Tombstone Historical Museum, where he encounters a professor who specialises in giant birds.

Holmes makes connections between the Komonov case and the siege of Sidney Street.

Kolchak confronts the Last of the Four.

Isaac S. George

"The Sudden Death of Cardinal Tosca" (1948)
Included in:
Baker Street Journal, January 1948
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Cardinal Tosca
Historical Figures: Father Luigi Tosti; William Ewart Gladstone; Cardinal Vaughn
Other Characters: American Publisher's Representative; Passersby; Reverend Father Bonadeo; Reverend Timothy Brendan; (Father Francisco; Father Bernardo; Leo; Brother Jeppi; Doctor Scialdone)
Date: August 20th-21st, 1914 (prologue) / 1897
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; (Monte Cassino)
Story: On the death of Pope Pius X, Watson is asked for an account of the death of Cardinal Tosca. Gladstone and Vaughn call on Holmes at the request of the Pope, to ask him to investigate the sudden death of the historian Tosti (incorrectly recorded elsewhere as Cardinal Tosca), to discover if it was, in fact, a suicide. Tosti was involved in talks to reconcile the Vatican and Quirinal, and was due to meet with Gladstone on the day after his death. After listening to the facts Holmes reassures them that it was murder, not suicide, and after their departure lays a bet with Watson that he will be proved right. Two weeks later they learn the facts of the case and of the Camorra's involvement in it.

David Gerrold

"The Fan Who Molded Himself" (1995)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in Orbit (Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Parody / Canonical Re-visioning
Canonical Characters:
Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Giant Rat of Sumatra; Mrs Watson (Tess); Squire Trevor; Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: (Mike Resnick)
Other Characters: Manuscript Sender; Sender's Father; Daniel James Eakins; (Sender's Grandfather)
Locations: Sender's House; 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard
Story: Resnick receives sixteen copies of a manuscript, from various locations and through various delivery services. The sender has received it from his estranged father, who says that it will put his life in danger. He had received it from his own father, Watson's nephew.

Watson admits that although he shared rooms with a man who matched Holmes's description, his accounts of his intellectual abilities are pure fiction, although he did have amazing luck in successfully solving cases. Watson is approached by an American, Eakins, shortly after the death of Mrs Watson. Eakins tells Watson that he is a time traveller. He presents Watson with the next day's Standard as proof, and Watson challenges him to travel back in time to solve one of the headline stories, the "Trevor Mystery". When Lestrade asks for an explanation of how he solved the mystery, Watson develops Holmes's system to cover up the time-travel angle. Eventually Watson fells guilty that they are using the time belt for their own gain and glory, when they could be using it to prevent the tragedies that, instead, they are using it to "solve" and publish. Others start to suspect Holmes, including Moriarty, and Watson realises that Holmes is prepared to kill to keep his secret.

S.M. Ghatak

Marie Gibb

"The Perfect Crime or The Mystery of the Maligned Medic" (1993)
Included in:
Serpentine Muse-ings - Volume One (Susan Z. Diamond & Marilynne McKay)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Mrs. Hudson)
Other Characters: (Watson's Colleague)
Date: January
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: Watson returns to Baker Street to find Holmes in a state of excitement. His violin has been stolen and there is a severed finger lying in a pool of blood. Returning from Simpson's some days later they discover that the violin has been returned. Holmes is unable to find the culprit and Watson reveals the truth.

Michael Gilbert

"The Two Footmen" (1987)
Included in:
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; (Murray {see note})
Other Characters: Mary Macalister; Len / Inspector Leonard Blunt; Pearce's Daughter; Tapster; Kings Arms Landlady; Sergeant Sam Pearce; Lodge Keeper; Mrs Pearce; Bernstorff; Kings Arms Hall Porter; Boy; (Sergeant Jacob Pearce; John Pearce; Sir Rigby Bellairs; Terence Black; Mrs Ruyslander; Peterson; Bellairs's Guests; Bellairs's Staff; Mrs Barnby; Coroner; Coroner's Jury; Chief Inspector Leavenworth; Alice Macalister; Jim the Fly; Boy)
Date: Autumn, 1894 / November, 1882
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Corby; The Kings Arms; Pearce's Cottage; Corby Manor
Story: Watson, looking through Holmes's files, is reminded of an old case:

Mrs Hudson brings her niece, Mary, a maid at Corby Manor, to see Holmes. Her fiancée, Black, a footman at the Manor, has been shot during a diamond robbery, in which the police believe he was an accomplice. Holmes sends Watson to Corby, where he makes contact with some of the Manor servants at the local inn. When he rescues a girl from a runaway horse, he comes back in contact with his old orderly, Pearce, now head gardener at the Manor. Watson becomes suspicious of a temporary stableman and a new footman, whom he sees conspiring together. He is summoned to the Manor by a message from Holmes, but on arrival comes face to face with the stableman.

NOTE: The character Sam Pearce is described by Watson as being the orderly who took him by packhorse to Kandahar after he was wounded at Maiwand. This character was, of course, called Murray in A Study in Scarlet.

Paul D. Gilbert

Mel Gilden

"The Adventure of the Forgotten Umbrella" (2003)
Included in:
My Sherlock Holmes (Michael Kurland)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by James Phillimore
Canonical Characters: James Phillimore; Inspector Lestrade; Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Alice Madison; Mary Anne; Harvey Maynard; Phillimore's Cook; Lestrade's Men; Street Mongers; Loafers; Twin Lambs Clientele; Waiter; Policemen
Locations: Morehouse & Co., Throgmorton Street; Phillimore's Home; Luigi's Restaurant, Broad Street; 221B, Baker Street; Paddington Street; East Street; The Twin Lambs Hotel
Story: Phillimore's wife, Alice, discovers that her former husband, Maynard, whom she thought had died escaping from Dartmoor Prison, is still alive, and he blackmails her into stealing a thousand pounds from her husband's office safe. When Lestrade arrives at Phillimore's home to arrest him for the theft, he has devised a clever plan to stage his own disappearance from the face of the Earth. Holmes, who has been hired by Phillimore's employers, sees through the ruse, and learns the facts behind the theft. Together they track down Maynard, and the climax of the case comes in a bar-room brawl in a seedy hotel.

Roy Gill

"The Strange Case of the Displaced Detective" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
; Mrs Hudson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Fictional Characters: (The Time Traveller; The Time Machine)
Historical Figures: (H.G. Wells)
Other Characters: Roderick Pugh
Date: Winter
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Pugh & Sons Jewelers Shop; Wells & Co. Shop; Richmond; The Time Traveller's House
Story: Holmes is visited by a stranger with a strange story about the moving staircase in Harrods, who vanishes from the Baker Street rooms.
A cog from the device the man was carrying leads Watson to the premises of Wells & Co., where an unexpected encounter leads to him having to prevent Holmes from investigating the case further.

Dick Gillman

"The Man on Westminster Bridge" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890-1895 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Wiggins; (Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: Cabbies; Anthony Stewart; Bairstow's Doorman; Bairstow's Staff Member; Bairstow's Waiter; Major Tobias Cooke; Bairstow's Club Members; Messenger Boy; Sir Terence Walters; Wilson; (Stewart's Wife & Children; Cooke's Servant; Police Constable)
Date: 1895
Locations: A Cab; Westminster Bridge; 221B, Baker Street; Westminster; Bairstow's Club; Baker Street
Returning to Baker Street by cab, Holmes and Watson save Anthony Stewart, who has attempted to throw himself off Westminster Bridge. Back at Baker Street he reveals that he has been ruined by the crooked gambler Major Cooke, and is only the latest in a long line of victims of Cooke's cheating. Mycroft is also aware of Cooke's recent "lucky streak", but has been unable to deduce how he knows the results of horse races that are brought to Bairstow's Club in a sealed envelope from the telegraph office, when those betting have no access to a telegraph in the club and are not permitted to leave the club until the envelope has been opened. Mycroft arranges for Holmes and Watson to visit the Club, and Holmes inveigles Watson into Cooke's gambling circle.

Jean Giraudoux

"By a Hair" (1908)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters:
Holmes's Friend; Mrs Sherlock Holmes; Waiter; (Pickpocket; Holmses's Maid)
Story: The narrator encounters Holmes after leaving a rendezvous with Mrs Holmes. As they are dining, Holmes notices a stray hair on his friend's overcoat collar.

John G. Gittings

"Charlock Coombs: A London Detective in Clarksburg" (1903)
Included in:
Daily Telegram (Clarksburg, West Virginia), 5th December, 1903
Story Type:
Sherlockian Detective: Charlock Coombs
Other Characters: Narrator; Narrator's Companion; Pumpkin Man / Sambo; Hotel Landlord; Landlord's Wife; (Heidelburg Professor; Normandy Emigrants; Old Preacher; Child; Ship's Captain; New York Mayor Elect; Philadelphia Burglar)
Date: Several days before Thanksgiving
Locations: USA; West Virginia; Glen Elk; Hotel
The narrator and his friend encounter the English detective Charlock Coombs, a friend of Arthur Conan Doyle. He stops a pumpkin thief, and discovers stolen goods inside the pumpkin, which he returns to their rightful owner.

Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab (2013)
Story Type:
Young-Adult Steampunk-Romance Homage
Detectives: Alvermina "Mina" Holmes; Evaline Stoker
Canonical Characters: Irene Adler; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (King of Bohemia; Godfrey Norton; (Sir) Mycroft Holmes)
Folkloric Characters: (Sekhmet)
Historical Figures: Florence Stoker; Noel Stoker; Bram Stoker; (Alexandra of Denmark; Edward VII; Evaline's Parents; Queen Victoria; Lord Salisbury; Thomas Edison)
Other Characters: Dylan Eckhert; Mayellen Hodgeworth; Inspector Luckworth; Inspector Ambrose Grayling; Pix
; Mrs Raskill; Mrs Gernum; Middy; Lord Belmont Cosgrove-Pitt; Lady Isabella Cosgrove-Pitt; Billy; The Ankh; Hathor; Osiris; Bastet; Amunet; Sir Buford Grandine; Lord Peregrine Perry-Stokes; Richard Dancy; Miss Larel Bednicoe; Fergus MacGregor; Pepper; Bilbo; Ferddie; Lilly Corteville; Lady Fauntley; Lady Veness; Witcherell; Jemmy; Della Exington; Dusenbery; Lady Cosgrove-Pitt's Guests; Coachman; Orchestra; Menservants; Grooms; Waiter; Billy's Companions; Society of Sekhmet Members; Cosgrove-Pitt's Maids; Scotland Yard Officers; Museum Guard; Whitechapel Residents; Fenmen's End Patrons; Pix's Companions; Corteville's Butler; Corteville's Housemaid; Society of Sekhmet Servants; Society of Sekhmet Guards; Messenger Boy; (Mrs Sofrit; Mr Tufference; Yancy Gardella Stoker; Victoria Gardella; Mr Starcasset; Viscount Fauntley; Sir Rodney Greebles; Allison Martindale; Sir Franks; Lecia Hodgeworth; Mr O'Gallegh; Old Cap Mago; Siri; Mrs Bullensham; Ben; Emmet Oligary; Lord Moseley; BenBo; Jillian; Flapper; Venicia Banes; Viscount Grimley; Mrs Yarmouth; Mrs Dancy; Madame Varney; Great-gramma Verbena; Bad Louie; Gertrude Beyinger; Lord Ramsay; Street Urchin; Director of the British Museum; Victoria's Husband; Lilly's Maid; Vampire; Mina's Mother; Crate Movers; Mrs Hodgeworth; Lady Cosgrove-Pitt's Downstairs Maid; Louie's Men; Lilly's Cabdriver)
Date: May 14th - ?, 1889
Locations: New Oxford Street; British Museum; Mycroft's House; Grantworth House; Cosgrove Terrace; Wapping; Wapping Station; The Thames Tunnel; Northumberland Avenue; Scotland Yard; Whitechapel; The Fenmen's End Pub; Pix's Headquarters; The Corteville Residence; Lyceum Theatre; The Strand; Park; Witcherell's Pawnshop; The Docks
Story: Mycroft
's daughter Mina receives a mysterious summons to the British Museum, where she, along with vampire hunter Evaline Stoker (sister of Bram Stoker), are met by Irene Adler, who is in England at the request of the Princess of Wales, working undercover as a Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the Museum. She sets them the task of investigating the disappearance of a young society girl, and the death of another; the events linked by clockwork scarab beetles found among their belongings. Their meeting is interrupted by the discovery of a dead girl and a strangely-dressed boy in the Museum's Egyptian Gallery.

Outside the Museum, Evaline is accosted by Pix and sees a strange airship. The girls attend a society party given by Lady Cosgrove-Pitt, where Mina dances with Inspector Grayling, and they find themselves transported with a group of young girls to Wapping to participate in the rituals of the Society of Sekhmet. When Eckhert, the boy from the Museum is arrested, Mina encounters her uncle at Scotland Yard. Eckhert reveals he is from the future, but that this London bears no resemblance to the history he knows. When Evaline is captured after the girls infiltrate another meeting of the Society, Mina joins forces with Eckhert and Scotland Yard to rescue her.

The Spiritglass Charade (2014)
Story Type:
Young-Adult Steampunk-Romance Homage
Detectives: Alvermina "Mina" Holmes; Evaline Stoker
Canonical Characters: Irene Adler; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Princess Alexandra; Queen Victoria; Florence Stoker; Bram Stoker; (Noel Stoker; Florence's Sister; Charles Babbage)
Other Characters:
Dylan Eckhert; Evaline Stoker; Lady Isabella Cosgrove-Pitt; Tressa; Bilbo; Garf; Big Marv; Pix; Middy; Willa Ashton; Geraldine Kluger; Yrmintrude Yingling; Amanda Norton; Miss Rolstone; Mrs Ellner; Inspector Ambrose Grayling; Mrs Raskill; James Treadwell; Olympia Babbage; Merry; Louisa Fenley; Espasia; Herrell Ashton; Dr Norton; Bernie; Inspector Luckworth; Fagley; Rightingham; Gadreau; Ferdy; Dr Lister; Marlborough House Page Boys; Marlborough House Butler; Queen's Footmen; Queen's Ladies-in-Waiting; Marlborough House Maid; Marlborough House Footmen; Fenmen's End Clientele; Barmaids; Willa's Butler; Flower-Sellers; Pedestrians; Taxi Driver; Street Vendors; Glasner Mews Crowds; Policemen; Willa's Housekeeper; Oligary Gatesman; Oligary's Attendant; Merry's Companion; Pale Man; Vampire; New Vauxhall Gardens Crowds; Jugglers; Young Couple; Young Men; Bicyclist; Fighting-Club Members; Boxers; Smithfield Passers-by; Pickled Nurse Customers; Pickled Nurse Bartender; Mayfair Residents; Willa's Footman; Willa's Servants; Holborn Crowds; Museum Guard; Gadreau's Pickpocket Boys; Smithfield Bystanders; Police Officers; (Lord Belmont Cosgrove-Pitt; Dylan's Parents; Marta Ashton; Ferdinand Ashton; Baron Fruntmire; Bobby Ashton; Mrs Gernum; Richard Dancy; Royce-Bailey; Pepper; Siri; Drunks; Red-Eyed Man; Mr Starcasset; Victoria Gardella; Patrick O'Gallegh; Mr & Mrs Barnley; Mrs Ellner's Neighbours; Desirée Holmes; The Parshalls; Emmet Oligary; Bobby's Cab Drive; Canal Drunks; Ashton's Footman; Luke; Bettina Luckworth; Seamstress; Hairdresser)
Date: August, 1889
Locations: British Museum; Marlborough House; Grantworth House; Whitechapel; Spitalfields; Flower & Dean Street; Fenmen's End Pub; Pix's Headquarters; Mayfair; Willa's House; Glasner Mews; 79-K, Glasner Mews; Mycroft's House; Oligary Building; Church of St-Ursual-on-the-Sea; Louisa's Rooms
; Vauxhall; New Vauxhall Gardens; Pristin Canal; Smithfield; Nickel's Fighting-Club; Holborn; The Pickled Nurse; Scotland Yard; Olympia's House; Gadreau's Lair; The Sewers; Hospital
Story: Princess Alexandra assigns Mina Holmes and Evaline Stoker to help Willa Ashton, the daughter of one of her companions, who has turned to Spiritualism since the recent disappearance of her brother Bobby. Dylan saves the Queen's life. Evaline learns from Pix that vampires have reappeared in London and the presence of La société de la perdition, a society for those who actively seek to be fed on by vampires. A séance is held at Willa's house, and the following day the medium is murdered. Mina believes the case is connected to two other missing boys, whose disappearances are being investigated by her Uncle Sherlock.

While Mina and Evaline are visiting a Babbage exhibition in the Oligary building, Evaline detects the presence of a vampire and they encounter the granddaughter of Charles Babbage. After an encounter with a pickpocket in the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, events come to a head in a nest of vampires, and secrets are revealed from Irene's and the Holmes family's pasts.

NOTE: There is no indication in the text whether the Dr Lister who helps Dr Watson is Joseph Lister.

A. Conning Goil

"The Finger Print Failure" (1913)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes in America (Bill Blackbeard); Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches I: 1910-1914 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Detectives: Shirley Combs & Marietta
Other Characters: M'sieu Roquette; (Chu Chu the Locomotive / Amos Ward; Roquette's Men; Circus Hands; Circus Audience; Arson the Fire; Dago the Red; Tal the Dip)
Locations: Faker Street; Cubist Exhibition
Story: Shirley Combs is visited by the prefect of the Paris police. Chu Chu the Locomotive has stolen the takings of Scarnum & Scaley's Circus and disappeared. The place has been searched but only the Locomotive's fingerprint's found. After ordering an exhumation revealing a skinned hand, Shirley proves that the Locomotive was not the thief.

James Goldman

They Might Be Giants (1970)
Story Type:
Homage / Screenplay
Detectives: Justin Playfair & Dr Mildred Watson
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: (Rudolph Valentino; Randolph Scott; Barbara Stanwyck)
Other Characters: Blevins Playfair; Daisy Playfair; Dr Heinrich Strauss; Miss Finch; Mr Small; Peggy; Grace; Mr Brown; Winthrop; Maud; Clyde; Wilbur Peabody; Johnathan Bagg; Mrs Bagg; Messenger; Clinic Attendants; Nurses; New Yorkers; Telephone Operators; Telephone Exchange Guard; Policeman; Brown's Chauffeur; Teenage Couple in Cinema; Chestnut Vendor; Toy Vendor; Chef; Sanitation Men; Taxi Driver; Grace's Boyfriend; Supermarket Clerk; Supermarket Manager; Policemen; Police Lieutenant; Shoppers; (Woman in Photos; Clinic Inmates; Lucy Playfair)
Date: Monday October 19th - Tuesday October 20th
Locations: USA; New York; Central Park; East Side; Playfair's Apartment; Strauss's Clinic; 5th Avenue & 57th Street; Washington Square; Greenwich Village; Christopher Street; Post Office Building; Vacant Lot; Movie Theatre; 42nd Street; Times Square; Astor Plaza; 43rd Street; Jefferson Courthouse Library; Abandoned Warehouse; Watson's Apartment; St Patrick's Cathedral; Lincoln Center; open Space; Garden Supermarket
Story:Retired judge, Justin Playfair, believes he is Sherlock Holmes. His brother, Blevins, is being blackmailed over some compromising photographs, he is also trying to get his brother certified insane so that he can take control of his fortune.
Justin is taken to see a psychiatrist, and is initially hostile until he discovers that she is Dr Watson. He believes that Moriarty is behind the blackmail and sets out with Watson to track him down. A series of "clues" leads them around the city. They in turn are pursued by Mr Brown, the blackmailer. Mildred becomes determined to protect Justin from his brother's plans. They gather up a crowd as the evening progresses, and face their enemies in a supermarket, before ending the night with an encounter in Central Park.

Eugene D. Goodwin

"The Adventure of the Eccentric Inventor" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; Isadora Persano; Mycroft Holmes; (Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moran)
Historical Figures: Nikola Tesla; (Thomas Edison; Jack Sheppard)
Other Characters: Jimmy Stuart; Doiogenes Major-Domo; Porter's Rest Bartender; (Mrs Hudson's Uncle; Herr Obermann; Major Blantyre; Masked Robbers)
Date: Early 1891
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Railway Station; Diogenes Club; Fleet Street; Porter's Rest; Tivoli Hall
Story: Tesla calls at Baker Street when a secret weapon he has developed is stolen. Holmes deduces that Moriarty is behind the theft.
Holmes sets the Baker Street Irregulars on the case, but their combined investigations reveal scores of secret weapons up for sale, and none of them Tesla's. Watson goes undercover as a German purchasing agent to meet with Isadora Persano. After a deal is made, the thieves encounter another band of criminals.

James Goss

"The Case of the Devil's Door" (2014)
Included in:
Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
; (Don Murillo; Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Running Boy; Mendoza; Clarion Receptionist; San Pedrans; (Watson's Patient; Heiress; Underground Railroad Contact; Armentia)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bayswater; Leinster Gardens; Atorian Embassy; Clarion Hotel; Kensington
Story: Watson is summoned from his rounds
by Holmes, and returns to Baker Street to find Mendoza, an exile from San Pedro, collapsed in a chair. When the man recovers he tells them that he had made contact with an underground railroad network that would aid him in returning to his home country. He says that when he was sent to the Embassy of the neighbouring country of Atoria, as he stepped through the door he was nearly swallowed up by the house and pursued by demons as he fled from it. When Holmes and Watson visit Leinster Gardens, they find that the building described by Mendoza does not exist, and must infiltrate the San Pedran underground in disguise to learn the truth.

Ron Goulart

Elementary, My Dear Groucho (1999)
Story Type:
Historical Figures: Groucho Marx; Rosalind Russell; Merle Oberon; Joan Crawford; P.G. Wodehouse; C. Aubrey Smith; Irene Dunne; Randolph Scott; Conrad Nagel; George Raft; Dashiell Hammett; (Zeppo Marx; Raymond Chandler; Chico Marx)
Other Characters: Frank Denby; Mammoth Workmen; Oscar; Isobel Glidden; Felix Denker; Security Guard; Jane Danner; Policeman; Sergeant Jack Norment; Detective Ernie Sales; Erika Klein; Siegel; Plainclothesman; Marker's Secretary; Lew Marker; Ira Mellman; Mrs Peter Goodman; Nan Sommerville; Enery McBride; Bayside Customers; Reisberson; Johnny Whistler; Merlinwood Cop; Mammoth Guard; Hawaiian Customers; Guy Pope; Gunther; Olaf Hamsun; Mary Jane McLeod; Leonard Hershberger; Tourists; Orlando; Miles Ravenshaw; A Santa Claus; Victoria St John; Waiter; Press Photographer; Middle-Aged Woman & Husband; Cigar Store Proprietor; Altadena Students; Beach Woman; Professor Ernst Hoffman; Cutting Room Barman; The Spiegelman Brothers (Leroy, Edwin & Mort); Tourists; Britannia Club Secretary; Waiter; Britannia Members; Boswell's Owner; Ivy Hotel Woman; Desk Clerk; Tim O'Hearn; Golden Hills Nurse; Larry Zansky (Zanzibar the Astounding); Rathskeller Band; Waiters; Barmaids; Bund Members; Customers; Lionel Von Esh; Jack O'Banyon; Warren Sawtell; Silver Shirts; Girl with Jean Harlow Hair; Ebbtide Counterman; Glendale Cops; Funeral Crowds; Roger Connington; Newsboy; Randy Grothkopf; Dennis Truett; Man with Elephant; Burbank Police Officer; Lew Marker; Gil Lumbard; Dan Bockman; Norm Lenzer; Photographers; Johnny Whistler's Legman; Dorgan the Bloodhound; (Lew Goldstein; Marsha Tederow; Harlan Waffle; Alma Avon; Franz Henkel; Dr Helga Krieger; Randell McGowan; Cowboy; Frederick Bauer; Harry Whitechurch; Elena Sederholm; McLeod's Secretary; Stuntman)
Date: December, 1938
Locations: Los Angeles; Mammoth Studios; Sunset Strip; Groucho's Office; Bayside Diner; Mattilda Road; Denby's Beach Cottage; Merlinwood Estate; The Hawaiian Hideaway; Señorita Rio Mexican Café; Hollywood Boulevard; Los Palmas; Musso & Frank's Grill; Sunset; 232, Paloma Lane, San Amaro; Cigar Store; Altadena Community College; The Cutting Room; Beverly Hills; The Britannia Club; Ivy Hotel; Golden Hills Rest Home; Siegfried's Rathskeller; Venice; Ebbtide Café; Peaceable Woodlands Cemetery; Little Chapel of the Wayfarer; Westwood; Connington's House; North Hillcrest Drive; Groucho's House; Santa Barbara; Ravenshaw's Cabin
Story: Visiting Mammoth Studios to pitch a movie, Groucho and Denby discover the body of German director, Denker, on the Baker Street set of a movie version of The Valley of Fear. They learn from the girl who found the body that this is the second death in five days, and discover a number 4 scrawled in his own blood by Denker on the cover of a Strand magazine. The film's writer, Clair Rickson, is found passed-out drunk, yards from the body. Ravenshaw, the actor playing Holmes, who is a former policeman, challenges Groucho to solve the murder before he does.

Investigations reveal that Denker was having an affair with the dead art director, but his anti-Nazi stance may also have provided a motive for the murder. Groucho learns that Denker's widow has received threatening letters, and Denker finds anti-Semitic literature, is knocked unconscious, and encounters an old friend investigating a suspected blackmailing. Ravenshaw announces that he will name the murderer at a Christmas party being thrown by him and his wife, but Groucho learns details of his past which don't gel with the story he is telling.

Denker receives a threatening letter and Groucho faces Nazi sympathisers in a German Rathskeller and is shot at at Denker's funeral, while Ravenshaw disappears. After finding Ravenshaw, Groucho calls a press conference on the 221B set to reveal the murderer's identity.

Daniel Gracely

The Giant Rat of Sumatra (2001)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Fred Porlock; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars; (Professor Moriarty; The Giant Rat of Sumatra)
Other Characters: Winnie Entremont; Sir Alfred Claiborne; Constable Edmund Hough; Diogenes Members; ex-Moriarty Gang Members; Gemenden's Butler; Apple Gemenden; Maris Rybka; Entremont's Guards; Mr. Howland; Lestrade's Men; William; (Old Rybka; William's Father; Deckhands)
Date: Autumn, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Mycroft's Cab; Pall Mall; The Diogenes Club; Porlock's House; Watson's Cab
Story: After concocting a rather noxious anti-flea formula, Holmes is taken to the Diogenes Club by Mycroft, where the Foreign Secretary has been murdered. A ballooning trophy, won by Dr. [sic] Moriarty was stolen at the same time and replaced with a replica. Holmes and Watson must become members of the club in order to investigate. Holmes makes contact with Porlock who tells him of a massive weapon Moriarty had developed before his death, and that the Moriarty Gang has been taken over by a Greek named Gemenden, who is working with a German mechanic, Rybka. Meanwhile the gutter press is full of stories of the giant rat of Sumatra, which has been seen near the docks, and which Holmes connects with Moriarty's papers on gigantism. He wonders if the same effect could have been applied to an explosive. Holmes realises that Moriarty was responsible for the Krakatoa explosion. He must act to prevent a similar fate befalling London, and Watson must impersonate Rybka to help him do so.

The Strange Doings of J. Leslie Ryder (2002)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; James Ryder; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Rachel Ann Ryder; Vernet's Landlady; Peter Vernet; M. Bantok; Wolfgang Kern; Dogcart Driver; Elisabeth Ryder; Cab Driver; Hospital Watchman; Orderly; Doctor; Eyford Constable; Park Crowds; Mr. Horace; (Dr. Stenerude; Barrister)
Date: April, 1912
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Montague Street; Mrs. Ryder's House; Charing Cross Hospital; Eyford; The Park; Holmes's Cabin near Dover
Story: Holmes is visited by Ryder's daughter, Rachel. He wished to reimburse her for a violin he had scavenged from her father's rubbish once, but she wishes to consult him about the disappearance of her father, now an artist, who she had believed to be living in Ceylon, but has recently discovered to be back in England. She arranged to meet him at the British Museum but he did not show up. She also mentions a trip to the Louvre in which she saw an unfinished painting that was an exact copy of the Mona Lisa and thought that she overheard her father's name in an argument. Some time later the real Mona Lisa was stolen. The room in which she saw it was the office of Holmes's own cousin, Peter Vernet.

A visit to Vernet reveals that his copy of the Mona Lisa was to be used in a plan concocted by Kern to effect the return of the original, in which Ryder will be framed, for a short time only, as the thief. He also tells them of a meeting with Ryder, who seemed to be ill, and of Ryder's arrest for the theft of a Botticelli. After visiting Ryder's wife, and discovering that she too used to be an artist, with a passion for Napoleon, Holmes is taken to the dying Ryder by Lestrade, and they arrive in time to hear his dying words.

Both Holmes and Lestrade believe Ryder has been poisoned. Holmes suggests that there are two murderers, one of whom comes to Baker Street, but instead of being captured, makes a bet with Holmes and wins passage across the Atlantic from him. The other, Holmes has other reasons for not bringing to justice. The final puzzle is to trace the whereabouts of Ryder's money. Watson visits Holmes at his cabin near Dover where he learns the full facts of the case, and of the fate of the Mona Lisa.

Andrew Grant

"Dr Watson's Casebook" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type:
Canonical Re-telling
Canonical Characters: Dr James Mortimer; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Mortimer's Spaniel; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Sir Henry Baskerville; Cartwright; Barrymore; Mrs Barrymore; Jack Stapleton; Beryl Stapleton; Mr Frankland; Selden; Laura Lyons; Sir Charles Baskerville; Inspector Lestrade; The Hound of the Baskervilles
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baskerville Hall; Dartmoor
The Hound of the Baskervilles retold as a series of social media postings. Ho hum. Bad move by the editors, putting it immediately after that other one narrated by a horse. I didn't read it....did anyone?

Barry Grant

The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Hudson; (William "Willie") Wiggins; (Dr Watson; Von Bork; Inspector Lestrade; Baker Street Irregulars)
Historical Figures: George V; (Kaiser Wilhelm II; Tsar Nicholas II; Prince Lichnowsky; Oscar Wilde; Nellie Melba)
Other Characters: James Wilson; Hospitalised Soldiers; Percy Ffoulkes; Waitress; Old Lady; Sergeant Thomas Bundle; Constance Ogmore; Sussex Messenger; Earnest Hobbes; Hobbes's Chauffeur; Carriage Driver; Palace Servants; Tall Man; Russian Youth; Four-wheeler Driver; Car Driver; Carriage Guard; Woman with Poodle; Bobby; Boy; Ludwig; Thelma Wiggins; Wiggins's Children; Baker Street Watchers; Wiggins's Friend; Steamboat Purser; French Soldiers; Train Passengers; Alsace Desk Clerk; Middle-Aged Couple; Clean-up Squad; Lauterbrunnen Poodle Woman; Professor Zimmerman; Doctor from Interlaken; Innkeeper; Train Passengers; Jungfrau Tourists; David Jenkins; Doctors; Nurses; Miss Devon; Dr Ronald Coleman; Colonel Anthony Davis; Sherlock Holmes Museum Desk Clerk; Violet Anthem; Rebecca Davis; Simon Bart / Barialy; Bart's Parents; Bart's Cousins; Bart's Grandmother; American Soldiers; Afghanistan Doctors; Abu Ghraib Guards; Police Driver; Alfonse Smedley; (Wilson's Wife; American Computer Expert; Wilson's Editor; Tony Stamford; Bookseller; Charles D. Wilson; Calvin Hawes; Mr Twembley; Jenkins' Friends; Officer Jones; Father Pritchard; Lydia Languish; Coleman's Assistants; Alfie Berk; Dougie Duggan; Charles Montgomery (sr.); Charles Montgomery (jr.); Bicycle Shop Sales Clerk; British Hikers; Mary Bates; Agnes Lestrade; Davis's Friends; Nancy Deveaux; Franz Pistek)
Date: September - December, 2007 / June - October,1914 / Spring, 1899 / 2004
Locations: Afghanistan; Kandahar; 6th Division Headquarters; Wales; Hay-on-Wye; Old Black Lion Inn; Bear Street; Oxford Cottage; Chancery Lane; Canbrai Cottage; Ogmore's Cottage; The Old Vicarage; Hay Bluff; Sussex; Holmes's Cottage; London Bridge Station; Brook Street; Claridge's Hotel; Buckingham Palace; Constitution Hill; Park Lane; Oxford Street; Portman Square; 221B, Baker Street; Charing Cross Station; Canterbury Station; Dover; Cross-Channel Ferry; France; Calais; Paris; Gare du Nord; Rue des Beaux-Arts; Hôtel d'Alsace; Rue Napoleon; Quai D'Orsay; Rue St André des Beaux-Arts; Carrefour Buci; Café; Rue de Buci; Gare de Lyon; Switzerland; Geneva; Rue du Mont Blanc; Quai du Mont Blanc; Hôtel Beau-Rivage; Lake Geneva; Ouchy; Lausanne; Rue de la Gare; Hotel; Britannia Hotel; Café; Avenue Juste Olivier; Bern Station; Interlaken Station; Ost Station; Lauterbrunnen; Hotel Staubbach; Staubbach Falls; Zimmerman's Home; Kleine Scheidegg; Eigergletscher Station; Eigerwand Station; Eismeer; The Jungfraujoch; Bart's; Hereford; Paddington Station; New Scotland Yard; The Strand; Savoy Hotel; St George's Hospital; Baker Street; Sherlock Holmes Museum; Baker Street Station; Croxley Green; Pub;Tetchwick Manor; Afghanistan; Kabul; USA; Illinois; Evanston; Iraq; Abu Ghraib
After being wounded in Afghanistan, war correspondent James Wilson returns to England, and decides to retire to Hay-on-Wye. There he bumps into Ffoulkes, an old school mate, who introduces him to Cedric Coombes. Wilson and Coombes, both looking for cheap accommodation, end up renting a cottage together. Coombes is a voracious reader of books detailing the history of the world since 1914, and is a master of deduction.

The local police consult Coombes over the murder of an American visitor, who had been asking about a non-existent family called Languish. He has been killed in the bathtub of David Jenkins, who is away in Scotland, with a bunch of flowers in his bound hands, and the word Heigh-ho written in soap on the mirror. Jenkins' elderly neighbour claims to have seen a priest who has been dead for eighty years riding by on a bicycle. Holmes searches the cottage and finds a book about Abu Ghraib that seems to have been brought there by the murderer. Outside he finds a black pillowcase with eyeholes cut in it.

Wilson deduces that Coombes is really Sherlock Holmes, and Holmes tells him of the events in 1914, when he was sent by George V to deliver a case of documents to the Kaiser, that led to his body becoming frozen in a glacier, and his revival by Dr Coleman. He takes to calling Wilson "Watson".

Lestrade's grandson summons Holmes to Scotland Yard to look into the affair at Croxley Green, where he is sure something terrible is about to befall Colonel Davis. The case bears similarities to the death in Hay, and in addition, Davis's wife believes their rented manor house is haunted. After visiting his own doctor at Bart's, and meeting Sir Henry Baskerville's great-granddaughter, Holmes and Wilson call on Davis at St George's Hospital. Afterwards, they make a quick stop at the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

A blue Jaguar provides the final clue that unlocks the case, but a vigil in Davis's manor house initially fails to bring the expected outcome. A second perod of waiting brings the culprit into the open, and they learn of the events in Afghanistan that have led to the events in Britain.


Sherlock Holmes and the Shakespeare Letter (2010)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Abernetty Family; Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: (William Shakespeare; Emilia Bassano; Francis Bacon)
Other Characters: James Wilson; Percy Ffoulkes; Rachel Random; Paul Primrose; Mr Lashings; Mr Gaston; Professor Hugh Blake; Marianne Hideaway; Lotte Linger / Lotte Blake / Lotte Hideaway; Alexis Gray; Bart Gray; Grandpa Gray; Detective Chief Inspector Lestrade; Freddy Dunne; Maurice Pilkington; Dr Ronald Coleman; Dorothy Primrose; Primrose's Daughter; Sergeant O'Malley; Solveig Nordstrand; Colonel McKenzie; Tommy; Robby MacGregor; Danny; Margie; Lars Lindblad; Shotgun Abernetty; Katrinka Pushkin; Alf; Dunwoody; Sir Launcelot (the dog;

Baker Street Crowds; Coffee Kiosk Girl; New Bond Street Pedestrians; Oxford Street Crowds; Widcombe Manor Maid; Lashings & Bedrock Receptionist; Elderly Ladies from Blackheath; Cabby; Gallery Visitors; Lestrade's Secretary; Alexis's Guests; Flipino Girl; Waiter; Duke of Gordon Waiter; Indian Technicians; Helicopter Crew; Soldiers; Scottish Police Officers; (Baker Street Porter; Mr Bedrock; Mrs Cleary; Antoine Capinelli; Injured Music Critics; Lord Anthony Gray; Eldon Hideaway; George Bingly; Mr Sedly; Mr Wilkins; Mr Bledsoe; Green Park Busker; Jill; Sigvard; Primrose's Doctor; Eric Eagle; Grimsby; Eton Rowing Team; Ian Fiero; Lestrade's MI5 Friend; E.C. Drubbing; Filbert Abernetty (2009); Lotte's Lawyer; Frank Sweet; Harvey Barnes; Abernetty Family; Grandpa Linger; West Country Baron; Member of Parliament; Baron's Wife; Savoy Waiter; Savoy Diners; Savoy Desk Clerk; Mr Devereaux; Royal Exeter Desk Clerk; Mr Filbert Abernetty (1890); News Vendor; Cab Driver; Paddington Ticket Clerk; Wilson's Father; MacGregor's Mother; Gordy MacGregor; Welshman and Wife; Ian, Tam)
Date: May-June, 2009 / July, 1890
Locations: Holmes's Flat Near Baker Street; Baker Street; Coffee Kiosk; Wyndham's Theatre; Charing Cross Road; Charing Cross Station; Piccadilly Station; New Bond Street; Lashings & Bedrock Ltd; Oxford Street; Pub; The M40; Widcombe Manor; Wine Bar Off Fleet Street; Regent's Park; Hyde Park; The Serpentine; Rotten Row; Constitution Hill; Westminster Bridge; The London Eye; Primrose's Apartment; Hampstead Heath; Ffoulkes's House; British Museum; Montague Street; Dover Street; Atria Gallery; Scotland Yard; Alexis Gray's Flat; Scotland; Castle Mornay; Clarges Street; Solveig's Studio; The Savoy; Chelsea; Rachel's Flat; 221B, Baker Street; Embankment; Carting Lane; The Strand; Royal Exeter Hotel; Paddington Station; Bath; Abernetty's Clock Shop; A44; Chipping Campden; M6; Scotland; Firth of Forth Bridge; Grampian Mountains; Kingussie; Duke of Gordon Hotel; The Highlands; Kilfinnoch; Black Bonnet Inn; Loch Mornay
Holmes and Wilson are visited by Ffoulkes and his niece Rachel, who tell them about a missing letter written by Shakespeare to a woman named Emilia in 1592. It has disappeared from Rachel's office where it was taken by its finder, Professor Blake, for authentication. Examining the offices a week after the theft, Holmes discovers that they have been completely wiped clean of any clues. Meanwhile a series of incidents involving exploding stringed instruments plagues London. An exploding birthday cake disrupts his visit to Widcombe Hall, home of Professor Blake, his actress wife Lotte Linger, and her children.

Lestrade consults Holmes over the exploding instruments, having been approached by the music critic for the Guardian, who fears that his life is in danger. discovery of the letter thief presents Holmes with a deeper mystery. He also discovers a link between an arts column written by one of Lotte's sons and the explosive devices, but this information fails to prevent a painting from exploding. Further enquiries seem to link the mystery back to one of Holmes's old cases. He tells Wilson about the Abernetty family and a West Country Baron who received body parts in the mail. When Marianne Hideaway disappears, Holmes and Wilson travel to Scotland where they hear stories of loch monsters and bats that fly in the daytime.

C.L. Graves & E.V. Lucas

"Authors at Bow Street" (1902)
Also published as "Conan Doyle on Trial at Bow Street Court"
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Professor (Dr) Moriarty; The Hound of the Baskervilles; (Sherlock Holmes)
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; William Gillette; Sir George Newnes
Other Characters: James Welch, K.C.; Mr Frogman; Magistrates
Locations: Bow Street Court
Story: Doyle and Gillette are charged with exhuming the corpse of Sherlock Holmes and putting him on public display at the Lyceum Theatre.

Harold Gray

"Murder in the Library" (1930)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson
Fictional Characters: Hawkshaw; Reggie Fortune; Stanley Lomas; Dr John Thorndyke; Nathaniel Polton; Lord Peter Wimsey; (Inspector French; Hercule Poirot; Father Brown; Rouletabille; Bulldog Drummond; Madame Rosika Storey; Colonel Anthony Ruthven Gethryn; Philo Vance)
Other Characters: Sir Jasper; The Butler; (Karlow; Sir Jasper's Wife; Sir Jasper's Brother)
Locations: The Manor House Library
Story: Sir Jasper is dead in the library in a house full of detectives. Hawkshaw and Watson investigate. In one hand the victim holds a scalpel, in the other a Bradshaw. Pondweed and a replica Cellini provide further clues. Hawkshaw has Fortune examine the body and Thorndike [sic] look for fingerprints, but Polton's demonstration of how the murder was done dispatches Watson and several other detectives. The only suspects remaining are Wimsey and Gethryn. Hawkshaw interviews Wimsey who brings the case to a close in his own way.

The Greek Interpreters of East Lansing

"The Singular Affair of Mr. Phillip Phot" (1947)
(Compiled by Page Heldenbrand)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Baynes
Historical Figures: Unity Mitford; Adolf Hitler
Other Characters: Cab Driver; Diogenes Attendant; Mycroft's Housekeeper; Constables; German Agents; Gladstone Captain; (Foreigners; Phillip Phot; Tall Man)
Date: Spring, 1945
Locations: Holmes's Sussex Villa; The London Train; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; A Cab; Whitehall; The Diogenes Club; Mycroft's Lodgings; Holmes's Sedan; A Residential Area of London; Soho; A Pub; A Police Launch on The Thames; The Gladstone
Story: Holmes and Watson are summoned to London, from Surrey, by Mycroft. They re-establish themselves at 221B, and travel to the Diogenes Club to meet with him. On the way they are followed by a car full of foreigners. Arriving at the club, they are told that Mycroft is not there, but has left a message that he can be contacted through a Mr. Phillip Phot; a tall man has also been trying to locate Mycroft, both at the club and at his rooms. A bomb is placed in the phone at 221B. Holmes follows the foreigners, and along with Baynes arrests a group of German agents, but the woman Holmes has been trailing, and their leader, escape. Mycroft arrives in time to put them on the trail of the Gladstone, a freighter sailing down the Thames, on which they finally witness the demise of their quarry, 'the most terrible man in the world'.

Dominic Green

"The Adventure of the Lost World" (2004)
Included in:
The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type:
Fantasy Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Fictional Characters: (Professor Challenger; Edward Malone; Lord John Roxton; Professor Summerlee; Mrs Challenger)
Historical Figures: (Barnum Brown; George V; Cecil Spring-Rice)
Other Characters: Policemen; Trombonist; Mr Green / Mr Glass; Police; Barman; (Major of Rifles; Trombonists; Peshawar Subaltern; Stone Age Women; Ship's Purser; Gladys; Walton; Challenger's Children; Glass's Men)
Date: Autumn, 1918
Locations: Watson's Consulting Rooms; Hampstead Heath; Jack Straw's Castle Inn
Watson's surgery on an elderly Major of Rifles is interrupted by the voice of Holmes. He tells Watson of attacks on trombonists on Hampstead Heath. Each has been playing Holst's "Thaxted", attacked from above and partially eaten. They travel to Hampstead to view the latest headless victim, and Holmes identifies the tracks of a megalosaurus. He shows Watson Challenger's accounts of his expedition to the Lost World, and the creature he brought back. Witnesses report the sound of violin music accompanying the attacks, leading Holmes to reason that someone is using the creature for murder, and sets off, armed with a trombone, to prove it and prevent the assassination of the King.

Jonathan Green

"Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of Bodmin" (2017)
Included in:
Further Associates of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Sir Henry Baskerville
Canonical Characters: Sir Henry Baskerville; Jack [Rodger] Stapleton; Sherlock Holmes
Other Characters: Loveday Trelawny; Baghinder; Farmer Bligh; Hunters; Farmhands; Gamekeepers; Dr Philip Thorogood
(Lord Tiernen Trelawny; Smuggler; Squire Trelawny; Bodmin Stationmaster)
Date: February
Locations: Cornwall; Bodmin Moor; Trelawny Hall; Bodmin; Thorogood's Surgery
Story: After her father, Lord Trelawny, dies a bloody death, Sir Henry Baskerville's fiancée, Loveday Trelawny, believes she is being stalked by the Beast of Bodmin, a legendary big cat. Not believing in a curse, but worried by the ongoing slaughter of livestock on the moor. When a death occurs during a hunt for the beast, the victims identity comes as a shock to Sir Henry, and he calls in Sherlock Holmes.

Michael Green

"My Dear Holmes" (1983)
Included in:
Don't Swing from the Balcony, Romeo: Further Undiscovered Letters (Michael Green)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; (Sherlock Holmes; Professor Moriarty; Irene Adler; The Speckled Band; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes)
Date: December 5th, 1905
221B, Baker Street
Story: Watson writes to Holmes to tell him he is moving to France, having tired of Holmes's cocaine addiction, indoor shooting practice and violin, and accuses him of being a coward and an impostor. He is going to marry Mrs Hudson and set up his own detective bureau, and has left a particularly nasty revenge behind for Holmes, which will dumbfound Lestrade.

Ken Greenwald

L.B. Greenwood

Michael Gregorio

"Fade to Black" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Mary Morstan; (Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: Joseph Elliott; (Cesare Lombroso; Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: Baker Street Crowd; Elliott's Receptionist
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; 55-56 Baker Street, Messrs Elliott & Fry
Watson calls at Baker Street, where Holmes is perusing a letter from the French Government who believe that a rise in international crime is due to Moriarty. Shortly thereafter, Mycroft arrives in disguise, announcing that London is full of spies and that he is being followed. Holmes has his photograph taken as par of his plan to secure the Suez Canal.

J.M. Gregson

Sherlock Holmes and the Frightened Golfer (1999)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Baker Street Maid)
Historical Figures: Harry Vardon; (James Braid; J.H. Taylor; Old Tom Morris; Young Tom Morris; Willie Park Sr; Willie Park Jr; John Ball; Harold Hilton)
Other Characters: Alfred Bullimore; Marcel Lebrun; Christobel Ross; Captain Osborne; Herbert Robinson; Edward Frobisher; David Bevan; Inspector Forrest; Mr Peebles; Bob; Cabby; Blackheath Groundsman; Caddiemaster; Blackheath Members; News-Seller; Sandwich Cab Driver; Bullimore's Sandwich Opponent; Sandwich Shopkeeper; Shopkeeper's Assistant; Kent Cab Driver; Man with Terrier; Deal News-Vendor; King's Cross Porters; Railway Guard; Scottish Golfing Enthusiasts; Muirfield Spectators; Muirfield Golfers; Muirfield Official; Muirfield Caddies; Changing Room Steward; Muirfield Constables; (Blackheath Greenkeeper; Bullimore's Cleaner; Caddies; Goggins; Bullimore's Parents; Dr Bowen; Captain Ross; Christobel's Daughter; Times Correspondent; George Jackson; Jackson's Surgeons; Jackson's Friends; Sandwich Club Professional; Sandwich Golfers; Sandwich Spectator; Muirfield Golfers)
Date: Late February - May, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Greenwich; Blackheath; Blackheath Golf Club; Bullimore's House; Waterloo Bridge; Kent; Canterbury; Sandwich; Hotel; St George's Golf Club; Alley; Sandwich Station; Clothes Shop; Broadstairs; Ramsgate; Deal; Peebles' Shop; King's Cross Station; A Train; Cheviot Hills; Scotland; Edinburgh; Muirfield Station; Muirfield Golf Club; Marine Hotel; Gullane
Story: H
olmes's depression is lifted by the arrival of Bullimore, a passionate amateur golfer. He has received threatening letters demanding that he give up golf on peril of his life. At first he dsregarded them, but a series of incidents at Blackheath Golf Club has convinced him to take them seriously. Holmes sends Watson to play a round at the club. The following month they receive a message from Bullimore saying he has been shot at. Bullimore spends the next few months playing in tournaments around the country. Watson travels to Sandwich in Kent where Jackson, a golfer in one of Bullimore's tournaments is shot. After investigations in Kent, Holmes and Watson race to the Open Championships in Muirfield to prevent more bloodshed.

Lois H. Gresh

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions (2017)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mary Morstan; Inspector Lestrade; Colonel James Moriarty; (Captain Morstan; Baker Street Irregulars; Professor Moriarty; Moriarty Gang)
Fictional Characters: (Dagon; Captain Obed Marsh; The Deep Ones; Cthulhu; Yog-Sothoth)
Historical Figures:
Other Characters: Amos Beiler
; Willie Jacobs; Samuel Watson; Detective Harold Bentley; Professor Henry Fitzgerald; Kristoffer Beiler; PC George Mayhew; Dr Mortimer Halloron; Jamison Ludsthorpe; Ol' Boil; Jibber; Nurse Death; Amelia Scarcliffe; Mrs Chatham; Mrs Hinds; Lord Wiltshram; Peter "Runty Pete" Smythe-Barton; Pontose; Lady Ashberton; Lord Ashberton; Koenraad Thwaite; Lord Richard Mapleton; Koos; Holmwood; Aakster; Charlie; Timmy Dorsey, Jr; Marceau Poisson; Mathieu; Pierre; Charles; Nicolas; Thibault; Denis; Guillaume; Louis; Khan'aloa Khu Tu Tangh'aroa XII; Inina; Elwood Jantsen; Jake Calloway; Maria; Lucy Ann Nolande; The Questioner; Carriage Drivers; East End Children; East End Hawkers; Beggars; East Enders; Butcher's Boy; Tram Passengers; Tram Conductor; East End Workmen; Fitzgerald's Maid; Policeman; The One With the Strap in 'er Mouth; 'Im With No Teeth; Asylum Inmates; The Mean Fucker; 'E Who Suck 'is Teeth; 'E Who Pull Out 'is Hair; Avebury Residents; Wiltshram's Attendants; Ashberton's Thug; Ashberton's Servants; Wiltshire Police; Fitzgerald's Kitchen Staff; Dead Girl; Knife Man; Dagon Worshippers; Barrow Thug; The Woman; French Driver; Loire Lovers; Innsmouth Worshippers; Inina's Infant; Little Girl; Orchestra; Opera Singers; Bentley's Police Officers; Police Driver; (Amelia Tookey Terwoort Beiler; Mr Travelston; Mrs Travelston; Theodore Jacobs; Willie's Great-Great-Great-Grandfather; Albert; Dr von Loome; Dr Stoutgarteen; Timmy Dorsey; Whitechapel Policeman; Watson's Father; Watson's Mother; Watson's Nurse; Helen Halloron; Dr Stephen Williams; Flannery Chapman; Wall Worker; Professor Hans Pucht; Lady Mapleton; Lantern-Jaw; Engineers; Machinists; Lestrade's Men; Astronomy Professor; Ashberton's Butler; Mrs Seal; Wiltshram's Father; Wiltshram's Land Steward; Wiltshram's Second Footman; Wiltshram's Scullery Maid; Wiltshram's Stable Master; Wiltshram's Grooms; Wiltshram's Parlour Maids; Mrs Smythe-Barton; Watson's Associate; French Policeman; Khan'aloa Khu Tu Tangh'aroa I)
Date: October - November, 1890
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Watson's Flat; East End; Osborn Street; Thrawl Street; Tram Engine Building; Whitechapel High Street; Fitzgerald's House; Whitechapel Lunatic Asylum; Mortuary;
New Gravel Lane; St Bride's Sufferance Wharf; Fitzgerald's Warehouse; Wiltshire; Avebury; Beiler's Farm; Loggerheads Inn; Cemetery; Wiltshram Estate; Ashberton's House; Fitzgerald's Mansion; West Kennet Long Barrow; Swallowhead Spring; Dorset; Half Moon Bay; France; Blois; Poisson's Hut; Limestone Quarry; USA; Massachusetts; Innsmouth; Cave of Puhiairoto
Story: Amos Beiler completes the third of a series of ritual pieces of furniture and summons a demonic creature.

Four gruesome ritualistic murders have taken place in the East End, and Holmes is consulted by Willie Jacobs who runs an experimental steam-driven tram line in the East End, whose father had been one of the murder victims. He believes that the machine that runs the tram line is responsible for the murders. When Holmes and Watson visit the East End, the machine malfunctions, causing multiple deaths, and there appears to be no way of shutting it down. Holmes believes that Moriarty had a hand in bring Mary and Watson's son Samuel to the site of the disaster.

Holmes and Watson travel to Avebury, where they encounter aristocratic members of the Order of Dagon. In Dorset, France and Innsmouthother members of the Order prepare for the return of the Great Old Ones. Moriarty's brother requests a pact with Holmes, and a production of Norma ends with a massacre. Back in London, Holmes and Watson infiltrate a ceremony in a dockside warehouse.

Anthony Grey

"The Strange Case of the Three Revolvers" (1927)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Fictional Characters: Sexton Blake; Nelson Lee
Other Characters: Chief of New Scotland Yard; Booking-Clerk; (Duke of Blankstare)
Locations: Whitehall; Trafalgar Square Underground Station
Story: Holmes sets off for New York in search of missing pearls. After five weeks with no word, the Chief of New Scotland Yard sends for Sexton Blake. Two months later, with no word of either Holmes or Blake, the chief sets Nelson Lee on their trail. Three months later, with no word from Lee, Holmes arrives back, and sets off in search of Lee; Blake returns, and sets off again to look for Holmes; Lee returns and goes off to look for Blake; Holmes comes and goes again.

F.D. Grierson

"The Adventure of the Agitated Chemist" (1921)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Saul Mutford; (The Thirteen Beans)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bracelet Lane; Mutford's Chemist's Shop
Story: H
olmes is visited by Mutford, who has been hearing strange noises at night in his chemist's shop. Holmes deduces the work of the Thirteen Beans, a gang of radical vegetarians. Lestrade solves the case.

Claire Griffen

"The Case of the Incumbent Invalid" (1997)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Abernetty Family; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lanner
Historical Figures: Dan Leno
Other Characters: Lady Abernetty/Alice Pemberton; Mabel Bertram; Aston Plush; Sabina Abernetty; Charles Abernetty; Dr. Royce Miles; Minter; Mrs. Minter; audience; policemen; (Sir William Abernetty; President of Footlights Amateur Dramatic Society; Dr. Halliwell; Randell Burke)
January, 1885
221B, Baker Street; Mayfair; Grosvenor Square; Oxford Street
Story: Mabel Bertram tells Holmes she is worried about her stepmother, Lady Abernetty, who has become a recluse over the past few months, and is refusing to see her, despite a previously good relationship. Holmes, in the guise of actor Sebastian Flood, makes the acquaintance of Lady Abernetty's son Charles, who has recently become a member of the Footlights Amateur Dramatic Society. Visiting Charles and his sister, over both of whom Lady Abernetty has kept a firm, controlling hand in the past, for a game of whist, Holmes and Watson attempt to see Lady Abernetty, but it is only on a return visit, and after a long wait that they are allowed to do so, and then only in a darkened room.

J.G. Grimmer

"Sherlock Holmes and the Autumn of Terror" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Fictional Characters: Edward Hyde; Poole; Dr Henry Jekyll
Historical Figures: Inspector Frederick Abberline; Jack the Ripper; Mary Kelly; (Sir Charles Warren; Catherine Eddowes; Elizabeth Stride; John Netley; Aaron Kosminski; Sir William Gull; Duke of Clarence; Richard Mansfield; Robert Lees; Montague Druitt; Michael Ostrog)
Other Characters: Whitechapel Crowds; Hansom Driver; Doctors; Patrolmen
Date: 31st October - 9th November, 1888
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Whitechapel; West End; Whitechapel Charity Hospital; Miller's Court; 26, Dorset Street; Jekyll's House
Story: The Ripper's letter to the Times gives Holmes a clue to his identity, and Mycroft arrives at Baker Street to put him on the case.
Watson is sent to talk to his doctor colleagues in Whitechapel, while Holmes reviews Scotland Yard's case-notes and explores Whitechapel in a variety of disguises. After Mary Kelly's murder, Holmes follows the Ripper to his home.

John Courtenay Grimwood

"The Spy's Retirement" (2005)
Included in:
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type:
Canonical Re-visioning
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Professor Moriarty)
Historical Figures: (Queen Victoria)

Other Characters: Colonel John Hamish Watson; Hunter; Crowd; Professor Sigerson; Woman; Clerk; Dr Sigerson; Sigerson's Landlady; Constable; Blacksmith; Edwards; Winchester Woman; Farmer; Policeman
Locations: Kingston upon Thames; Sigerson's Rooms; Winchester High Street
Story: Colonel Watson is involved in a carriage accident in Kingston, but soon realises that the man his driver swerved to avoid is not as badly injured as he appears. He gives his names as "Professor Sigerson", and his accomplice, his brother's as "Dr Sigerson", but they have both disappeared when Watson visits their home, along with their landlady's furniture and Watson's money. He sets Lestrade to find them, and learns from the wallet taken from the injured man that their real name is Holmes, former students of Professor Moriarty. He follows them to Winchester, where the same trick is pulled, and makes them an offer they cannot refuse.

Jack Grochot

"The Adventure of the Empty Lighthouse" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #14 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; (Mary Morstan; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Penelope Cartier; Oscar Winchell; Mrs Winchell; Eddie McKeeta; Hideaway Tavern Customers; Millie; Malcolm Ingram; Joe Gratta; Skinny Harris; Ravi Kolli; Alfred; Pennsylvanian Crew; Captain Marshal McClure; Gunmen; Charlie Neff; Arnold; HMS Majestic Crew; (Hansom Driver; Inebriated Passenger; Lighthouse Keepers; Greek Lighthouse Keeper; Mohammed Abdul)
Date: Summer, 1897
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Paddington Station; Devon; Newton Abbot; Plymouth; Cornwall; Land's End; Land's End Station; Winchell's House: Keepers's Cottage; Hideaway Tavern; Wolf Rock; Aboard the Pennsylvanian; Lighthouse; Aboard HMS Majestic
Watson accompanies Holmes to the Wolf Rock lighthouse in Cornwall, where the three keepers have vanished. The locals believe that the spirit of a dead keeper is responsible for the disappearances. The local tavern seems to be a hotbed of criminals, and after a ship is wrecked on Wolf Rock, Watson and a band of sailors and rescuers find themselves under siege in the lighthouse.

"The Adventure of the Old Russian Woman" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Old Russian Woman (Anna Barlova Pavlovna / Anna Buk); Stanley Hopkins; (Mrs Cecil Forrester; Mrs Hudson)
Historical Figures: (Alexander II; Alexander III)
Other Characters: Apple Vendor; Claridge's Clerk; Okhrana Agents; Police Constables; Leonid Gutnik; Vladimir Prost; (Cecil Forrester; Anna's Parents; Russian Nobleman; Mikhail Buk; Mikhail's Parents; Rabbi; St Petersburg Printer; Anna's Courier; Hopkins's Witness; Anatoly Breznikop)
Locations: Simpson's-in-the-Strand; The Strand; 221B, Baker Street; East End; Craven Street; Rochester Row; Anna's House; Buk's Shop; Whitehall Place; Scotland Yard; Curzon Street; Claridge's Hotel; Mincing Lane; Shed
Story:Holmes and Watson
return to Baker Street to find Anna Pavlovna, an elderly Russian woman waiting. She fears that she is the target of the Okhrana, whom she believes, killed her husband, on account of their revolutionary past lives in Russia and a book she has written revealing the truth behind the assassination of Alexander II.
"The Case of the Addleton Tragedy" (2015)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #16 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; Addleton (Captain Ichabod Addleton); Tobias Gregson; Billy; (Silver Blaze; Peterson)
Other Characters: Amanda Addleton; Veterans' Club Waiter; Veterans' Club Card Players; Mr Wetherington; Mr Price; herrod's Store Proprietor; Sally Wiggins; Reporters; Sally's Roommate; (Sir Reginald Abercrombe; Mrs Mortimer Snead; Inspector Joseph Kennedy; Stable Manager; Annabelle Addleton; Daphne Addleton; Dr Michael Paquet; Westminster Society Members)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Blackwall; Amanda's House; Windsor; Knight's Place; Whitehall Place; Scotland Yard; Veterans' Club; Stafford; Herrod's Department Store; East End; Priory Street; Sally's Apartment
Story: After solving another case involving Silver Blaze, Holmes is shown a letter by Watson. It is from the sister of his former commanding officer, Captain Ichabod Addleton, telling Watson that her brother has been driven mad by the deaths of his wife and daughter. Holmes and Watson visit Addleton, who tells Watson that he has been dead for two years, resurrected as Shakespeare and is writing a play about the life of Captain Addleton. They also travel to Windsor to view the ruins of his former home, where his wife and daughter died in a fire, and find evidence of arson.

"The Case of the Murderous Numismatist" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part II: 1890-1895 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; (Dr Verner)
Other Characters: Gertie Evans; Sailor; Businessman; Football Player; Boar's Head Waitress; Joseph Smisky; Gunther Williams / Hobo Willie; Frank Kiefer; Yung-se; Cab Driver; Oswald; Police Officers; (Society of American Coin Traders; Arsonist; Gertie's Sergeant; Mathew McKinney; Donald Bonsal)
Date: Summer, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Charing Cross Station; Kent; Gravesend; Gravesend Station; Boar's Head Pub; Saxe-Coburg Square; Smisky's Shop; The West End; Pope's Court; Southpointe Cafe; Alley; Limehouse; Kiefer's Brothel and Opium Den; Baker Street; The Strand; Simpson's-in-the-Strand
A letter from the Society of American Coin Traders asks Holmes to investigate the doings of Joseph Smisky, a London coin dealer who is selling fake coins. Holmes is already investigating Smisky for an insurance company, following a suspected arson case in the East End which killed six people. He enlists female constable and amateur actress Gertie Evans, and informant Hobo Willie, to help him. The showdown comes at Simpson's-in-the-Strand.

"The Case of the Tarleton Murders" (2013)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #10 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; (Murray)
Other Characters: Scotland Yard Fingerprint Experts; Scotland Yard Inspectors; Cab Driver; Constable Hubert Roddy; Alexander "Tex" McRae; Zachary Tarleton; (Jeremy Conway; Benito Zito; James Harley Carroll; Dr Brem; Stable Boy; Mr McNaughton; Sir Ethan Tarleton; George Beidler; Magistrate; Blacksmith; Sir Banastre Tarleton; Zachary's Grandfather)
Date: 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Great Orme Street; St Bartholomew's Hospital; Scotland Yard; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; Lancashire; Tarleton; Carroll's Farm; Tarleton's Farm
Story:Constable Ruddy from Tarleton in Lancashire calls on Holmes
over the murder and beheading of Carroll, a wealthy local grain farmer. No sooner have they travelled to Tarleton to investigate than another headless body is discovered. Holmes uses his newly-perfected method for exposing hand prints to find the murderer.

"The Case of Vamberry the Wine Merchant" (2013)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #9 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; (Heathcliff) Vamberry; (Archie Stamford; Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: Bascomb McHugh; Polo Players; Special Constable Isaac Thornburgh; Woman with Poodle; Passerby; Stable Manager; McGee; Phoebe McHugh Vamberry; (Hampshire Police Officer; Thornburgh's Men; Stamford's Mother; Dan Fullen; Winchester Pawnbroker; Old Woman in Berkeley Square)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Strand; Great Peter Street Library; Park; Carbone's Italian Restaurant; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; Oxford Circus Station; Hampshire; Constabulary Headquarters; Bridge over the River Avon; Vamberry's Winery; Livery Stable
Story:Bascomb McHugh consults Holmes over the kidnapping of his sister from her husband Heathcliff Vamberry's winery in Hampshire.
A fifty thousand pound ransom has been demanded. He follows Holmes's advice to work with the Hampshire police, but the ransom money is taken and Mrs Vamberry is not returned. Holmes is warned off the case, and a second ransom demand leads to murder. He visits Vamberry's vineyard with Watson, where a substance scraped from a wine barrel provides the final clue to the mystery.

"The Disappearance of the Vatican Emissary" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #12 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Cardinal (Giovanni) Tosca; Baker Street Irregulars; (Shinwell Johnson)
Historical Figures:
(Pope Leo XIII)
Other Characters: Monsignor Ramo Rossi; Cab Driver; Panzini's Butler; Footman; Pietro Guidotti; Groom; Stable Boy; Ambassador Arturo Panzini; Commissionaire; Policeman; Andrew; Messenger; Angelo Saccani; (Jacob Nestor; Sir Godfrey Chambliss; Mario Sacco; Scotland Yard Men; Workman; Guidotti's Woman; School Children; Mother of Sorrows Church Pastor; Guidotti's Parents; Holmes's Agent; Prostitute; Madam)
Date: Two years after Holmes and Watson first met
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard; Whitehall; Villa Bella Roma; Park; Telegraph Office; Regent Street; Fresno Street; Upper Swandam Lane; Abandoned Meat Packer's Plant; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; Waterloo Station; Messenger Service Office
Story: Monsignor Rossi visits Holmes on behalf of the Pope to request him to look into the disappearance of Cardinal Tosca, who had been in London to meet with Mario Sacco, a prominent member of the Italian community, who, for business reasons, has begun giving large donations to the Church of England in
addition to those he makes to the Vatican. The Pope is threatening Sacco with excommunication. In the evening, after his meeting with Sacco, Tosca asked to be driven to Upper Swandam Lane, and has not been seen since. After a body is found in an abandoned meat packer's plant, Lestrade suspects Mafia involvement, but with the help of Shinwell Johnson and the Baker Street Irregulars, and after a trip to the Continent, Holmes reveals the truth of the matter.
"The Peculiar Adventure of the Paradol Chamber" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #11 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes; Anstruther; The Paradol Chamber; (Colonel Moran; Mercer)

Other Characters: Tobacconist; Coachman; Diogenes Club Doorman; Martin Yant; Messenger; Home Office Mediator; Second Mediator; Watson's Elderly Gentleman Patient; Robert LeRoch; Queen Victoria Passengers; Waiter; Laura Cable / Norma Uffelman; Stock Broker; Broker's Bride; Coolies; Qang Si Palace Hotel Desk Clerk; Laura's Chinamen; Hearse Driver; Dr Geoffrey Tombe; Embassy Receptionist; Page Boy; Inspector Roger Stuart; Chang Su Son Hotel Manager; Bellboy; Desk Clerk; Albert Hall Conductor; (Therapist; Heart Specialist; Tom "Boozer" Wheatley; Moran's Oriental Clients; Ambassador; Moran Trial Jury)
Date: February, 1890
Locations: Tobacconist's Shop; Diogenes Club; Watson's Kensington Practice; Home Office; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; 221B, Baker Street; Metropolitan Station; Broad Street; Aboard the Queen Victoria; Hong Kong; China; Kowloon; hung Hom Station; Qang Si Palace Hotel; Restaurant; A Train; Peking; Railway Station; Chang Su Son Hotel; Warehouse District; British Embassy; London Courtroom; Royal Albert Hall
Story: Holmes and Watson meet with Mycroft and the deputy Home Secretary at the Diogenes Club. They are asked to investigate the case of two mediators in the China-Japan crisis, who have returned to England in a state of idiocy, unable to talk about their negotiations. An interview with the two men throws up the word "Paradol" as significant. The following day they sail for Peking with a third mediator, Robert LeRoch. In Peking they follow after LeRoch falls victim to a femme fatale, and learn the secret of the Paradol Chamber. The trail leads them back to a confrontation with the second most lethal villain in London.
"The Shocking Affair of the Steamship Friesland" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #13 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; The Dutch Steamship Friesland; Athelney Jones

Other Characters: Mufalda / Mafalda Maker; Stevedores; James Woodson; Harley Street Crowd; Hotel Manager; Police Constables; William Bracken / Daniel Garber; Chambermaid; Hotel Tenant; Two Sailors; Deckhand; Friesland Crew; Friesland Passengers; Charles Wolker; Captain of the Friesland; (Blacksmith; Mrs Hudson's Friend; Friend's Husband; Henry Daubner; John Joyce; Miss Maker's Landlord; Police Constable; New York Businessman; Jones's Men; Currency Exchange Clerks)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Cavendish Square; Greek Restaurant; Charing Cross Station; Southampton; Aboard the Friesland; Telegraph Office; A Train; Scotland Yar; Harley Street; Carlton Private Hotel
Story: Miss Maker calls on Holmes after an expected package of bulbs from Holland turns out to contain a hundred thousand dollars. Shortly after, a man claiming to be Athelney Jones arrived at her door and took the money away, stating that it was counterfeit. She has since discovered that this was not the real Athelney Jones. Holmes traces the ship that brought the package from Holland, the Friesland, to Southampton. Miss Maker is beaten up, Jones arrests two sailors and a murder takes place in a Harley Street hotel before the case draws to a tragic close.

Phil Growick

"Two Plus Two" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part III: 1896-1929 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Baker Street Irregulars)
Other Characters: Emily Kent; Inspector Michaels; Constable Willets; (Sir Lionel Kent; Annabel Brookfield)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street;
After playing word games with Watson, Holmes explains how homophones have led him to the solution to the disappearance of the Amulet of Anubis.

Davis Grubb

"The Brown Recluse" (1980)
Included in: The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type: Homage
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes)
Historical Figures: Baker Street Irregulars; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Vincent Starrett; Christopher Morley)
Other Characters: Ellen Lathrop; Charlie Gribble; Harry Hornbrook; Ory Gallagher; Gene Voitle; Jake Bardall; Abner Snyder; Hay Harvesters; Frog-Giggers; James Arthur 'Jim' Smitherman; Ort Holliday; Deputy Sheriff; Gory Citizens; Hotel Maid; (Professor Lathrop; Ellen Lathrop (sr); Professor's Sisters; Carnival Medicine Man; Bardall's Sons; Ashworth; Moorhead; Trentor Kids; Mart Brown)
Date: September
Locations: USA; West Virginia; Glory; Water Street; Narrator's House; Snyder Hotel; Twelfth Street; Prison
Story: Ellen Lathrop, the one-legged narrator, is exceedingly proud of her single foot, the most beautiful in Glory, West Virginia. She is a member of the local Sherlockian society, although her former lover, the town banker Charlie Gribble had tried to exclude her. She comes to covet the Persian slipper in the society's reconstruction of 221B. The slipper is awarded annually to any member who corrects a miscarriage of justice in the Ohio Valley area. If the crime is murder, the winner keeps the slipper for life. Ellen's desperate plan to win the slipper goes horribly wrong.


"The Commencement Mystery" (1927)
Also published as "Rescuing the Mr Chips of Yale"
Included in:
A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Colonel Moran
Other Characters: God Bless You Mary; Professor Phillips; (University President; Janitor; Lampson Professor of Heat and Light
Locations: USA; Connecticut; New Haven; Yale University; Harbour
Story: Pr
ofessor Phillips has disappeared from Yale University on the eve of Commencement exercises. Lestrade summons Holmes and Watson to New Haven to investigate. An encounter with a laundrywoman reveals the culprit.

NOTE: Charles Press states that this story was written in tribute to Professor William Lyon Phelps.


"Imaginary Interview with Sherlock Holmes" (1903)
Included in:
The San Francisco Call, 15 March 1903; and on this site
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: Guisard; William Gillette; (Pietro Mascagni; Edward VII)
Other Characters: Maid
Date: Thursday 12th March, 1903
Locations: USA; San Francisco; Palace Hotel
Story: Guisard interviews William Gillette, who reveals that he is really Sherlock Holmes and is in the United States on a mission for King Edward VII.

Peter Guttridge

"The Death of Moriarty" (2015)
Included in:
The Adventures of Moriarty (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Dr Watson; Young Stamford; (Sherlock Holmes; Colonel Moran; Colonel James Moriarty; Stationmaster Moriarty)
Other Characters: A.K. Velikovsky; J.P. Sturgess; Simpson's Staff
Locations: Kew; National Archives; Simpson's-in-the-Strand; Hampstead Library; The Strand; London Hospital
Date: January - February , 1892
Research at the National Archives, the Hampstead Library, and online provide evidence as to the fate of Moriarty and his encounter with Watson.


"Sound Alibi" (2001)
Also published as "The Great Detective"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes The Detective Magazine Issue 42; The Mammoth Book Of Comic Crime (Maxim Jakubowski)
Story Type:
Historical Figures: Bas
il Rathbone; Nigel Bruce
Other Characters: Sergeant Joseph "Joey" Timlin; Egyptian Pharaoh; Roman Centurion; Indian Chief; Slavegirl; Blonde Actress; (Mrs Timlin; Charles Neame; Lisabeth James; Doctor; Arthur Cohen; Mrs Neame; Mrs Neame's Friends; Radio Soundman; Maurice Cohen)
Date: 1940s
Locations: USA; Los Angeles; Hollywood; Universal Studios
Story: Police officer Timlin, whose wife is a Sherlock Holmes fan is at the studio where Rathbone and Bruce are making a Sherlock Homes movie. Two bit-part players have been shot on the 221B set while consummating their extra-marital affair.
Both of their spouses have alibis, Lisabeth's husband, Charles Neame's being that he was listening to Rathbone and Bruce's New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes radio show at the time of the murder. Rathbone is able to provide the solution to the murder.