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"The Adventure of the Tomato on the Wall" (1894)
Included in: The Affair of the Lost Compression and Other Stories (Ferret Fantasy); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detectives: Julia, Mrs Herlock Shomes & Lucilla Wiggins; (Herlock Shomes)
Other Characters: Cobbler; Doctor; (Mr Wiggins; Cobbler's Wife; Lodger; Medical Students)
Locations: Mrs Shomes's House; Cobbler's House
Story:After her husband's death, Mrs Herlock Shomes takes over his detective business in partnership with Mrs Wiggins. Their first client is an elderly cobbler, who tells them of his lodger, who had a fear of tomatoes, and fled ather one was thrown through his window. A story, about rival medical students, in her husband's files proves not to have held the answer to the case when Shomes and Wiggins take their family doctor to view the remains of the tomato.

"The Identity of Miss Angelica Vespers" (1894)
Included in: The Affair of the Lost Compression and Other Stories (Ferret Fantasy); Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detectives: Julia, Mrs Herlock Shomes & Lucilla Wiggins; (Herlock Shomes)
Other Characters: Young Man; Mrs Delaware; (Darby Wiggins; Tax-Collector; Mr Delaware; Landlady's Servant; Angelica Vespers; Music Hall Attendants; Delaware's Sons; Audience; Orchestra Members)
Locations: Mrs Shomes's House; Music Hall
Story: Mrs Shomes is visited by a young man who tells her that since moving to new lodgings, he has fallen in love with Angelica Vespers, the sensational skirt dancer, but although his gifts have been gratefully received, all attempts to meet with her have been rebuffed. Furthermore, he has been told that his new landlady's family own the Music Hall at which Angelica dances, and their immediate family are te only ones allowed any contact with her. Since an incident in which the young man leapt on stage after she performed the Devil's Horns dance, Angelica has disappeared. Julia and Lucilla visit the Music Hall to investigate.

William B. Kahn

"The Succored Beauty" (1905)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes In America (Bill Blackbeard); The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler); Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type: Parody
Detectives: Oilock Combs & Dr. Spotson
Other Characters: Ysabelle, Duchess of Swabia
Locations: 62, Fakir Street
Story: Spotson visits Combs hoping for reconciliation after Combs worked for his wife to obtain a divorce. Combs deduces that Spotson is currently servantless, from a piece of plaster on his finger. The Duchess arrives and cries "I am lost!" Combs is able to solve her problem simply by running out into the street.


Stuart M. Kaminsky

"The Final Toast" (1987)
Included in: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Baker Street Irregulars; Mrs Hudson)
Historical Figures: (Charlie Chaplin)
Other Characters: Tall Boxer; Constable; (Tubercular Man; Rose; Nicholas; Malcolm Bell)
Date: Winter, 189-
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Bellowdnes Road
Story: When Holmes appears at Baker Street when he should be on his way to Glasgow, Watson suspects that he may be an impostor. A newspaper advertisement calls for a man answering exactly to Holmes's description. Holmes attends the audition and finds himself in a plot to help a condemned man escape the gallows. He quickly realises that not all is as it appears annd that a plot is afoot against his own life.

"The Man from Capetown" (2001)
Included in: Murder in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Elspeth Belknapp; Alfred Donaberry; Old Man at Pembroke Gems; John Belknapp; Cab Driver; Cadogan Doorman; Constables; Constable Owens; (Morgan Fitchmore; London Zoo Director)
Date: Before the Boer War
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Pembroke Gems Office; Cadogan Hotel
Story: Elspeth Belknapp tells Holmes that she has left her husband, Donaberry, a South African diamond trader, and married again. She asks him to keep Donaberry, who is coming to London to see Holmes, away from her and her new husband. Donaberry tells Holmes that the Belknapps are planning to kill him. Holmes sends Donaberry to his hotel and visits Belknapp and warns him to stay away from Donaberry. Diverting from their journey home Holmes takes Watson to Donaberry's hotel, but is too late to prevent the murder he has foreseen.

Paul Kane

"The Case of the Lost Soul" (2015)
Included in:
The Mammoth Book of Sherlock Holmes Abroad (Simon Clark)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Mrs Hudson)
Fictional Characters: (Carnacki)
Folkloric Characters: Zombies
Other Characters: Mr Wakefield; Barbara Pattison; Dr Reynolds; Arnold Pattison; Philippe; Haitians; Plantation Workers; Mr Roberts; Bizango Ritualists; Bokor; (Pie Seller; Club Members; Dock Workers; Pattison's Groundskeeper; Lord Blackwood; Botany Expert)
Date: Autumn (More than 30 years after STUD)
221B, Baker Street; Reynolds' House; Camberwell Old Cemetery; Pattison & Wakefield Offices; Haiti; Port-au-Prince; Helios Corporation Sugar Plantation; Cemetery; Bethlem Royal Cemetery
Mr Wakefield and Mrs Pattison consult Holmes after reports of sightings of the late Arnold Pattison, Wakefield's business partner and husband of Mrs Pattison. After visiting the cemetery and viewing Pattison's corpse, Holmes and Watson sail to Haiti with Wakefield, where they witness a bizango ritual and face a sorceror and an army of zombies.

"The Greatest Mystery" (2011)
Included in:
Gaslight Arcanum (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson
Folkloric Characters: Death

Other Characters: Georgia Cartwright; Simon; Prison Guard; Policemen; Mrs Thorndyke; William Thorndyke; Judith Hatten; Mr Hatten; Woman on Train; Woman's Husband; Woman's Daughter; (Hatten's Staff; Falconbridge; Falconbridge's Housekeeper; Robertson; Robertson's Mother; Watson's Colleagues)
Date: Late September - 31st October, 1899 or 1900
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Scotland Yard; Thorndyke's House; Hatten's House; Kentish Town; Westminster Hospital; Limehouse; Cemetery
Georgia Cartwright consults Holmes regarding her cousin Simon, who has been imprisoned for the murder of his fiancée Judith. Holmes and Watson visit the man in his cell at Scotland Yard, and on leaving witness a murder-suicide. More murders occur across London, and Holmes resorts to his 7% solution before realising the nature of the foe he is facing. Watson is faced with the task of killing Holmes to bring the case to its end.

Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell (2016)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Hound of the Baskervilles; Murray; Professor Moriarty; Colonel Moran; Moriarty Gang; (Stamford; Jew Broker; Railway Porter; Ronald Adair; Swiss Lad; Englishwoman; James Phillimore; Richard Brunton; Dr Grimesby Roylott)
Biblical Characters: Eve
Fictional Characters: Lemarchand's Box; The Puzzle Guardian; Cenobites; Elliott 'Pinhead' Spencer; Order of the Gash; The Engineer; Leviathan, Lord of the Labyrinth; Our Lord of Quarters; The Gardener; The Confessor; Vestimenti; (Philip Lemarchand; Enola Holmes)
Characters derived from Fictional Characters: Laurence Cotton (Larry Cotton); Francis Cotton (Frank Cotton); Juliet Cotton (Julia Cotton); James Philip Monroe (J.P. Monroe); Mrs Thorndyke (Melanie Thorne); Claire Thorndyke (Chloe Thorne); Dr Malahide (Dr Phillip Channard); Josephine Summersby (Joey Summerskill); Missing Boy; Inspector Joss Thorndyke (Joseph Thorne); Amelia Kline (Amy Klein); Kirsten Cotton (Kirsty Cotton); (Helena Cotton (Larry's First Wife))
Folkloric Characters: Lilith
Historical Figures: Cleopatra the Alchemist; Joan of Arc; Elizabeth Bathory; Jack the Ripper
Other Characters:
Ida Williams; Cecil Barbery; Mrs Spencer; Lieutenant Howard Spencer; Sam; Richard; Sergeant Clark; Henri D'Amour; Gerard; Simon Lemarchand; Tanner; Fist / Carnivan; Madame / Veronique; Plague; Glass; Tomain; The Watcher; The Ravisher; Umbra; Gamont; Harrigad; Cassandra; Flourret; Brakis; Matadin; Jigsaw; Spike; Hukatu; Patrick; Sykes; Watson's Patients; Opium Den Owners; Watson's Friends; Ragged Man; Diogenes Club Members; Pall Mall Man & Mother; Vulcania Doormen; Vulcania Members; Judge; Prostitutes; Fire Brigade; Scotland Yard Desk; Meurice Manager; Meurice Doorman; Paris Cab Drivers; Institute Orderlies; Institute Patients; Institute Nurses; Aristocrat; Prospect of Whitby Customers; Holmes's Limehouse Contacts; Guardian's Men; Soldiers; Cotton's Women; Monroe's Parents; Spencer's Victims; Stoning Crowd; (Cotton's Parents; Laurence's First Wife; Alfie 'Gunner' Harris; Monroe's Lady; Monroe's Servants; Watson's Locum; French Government Official; Alcorn; Cunningham; Green; Storey; McColl; Lyons; Willett; Taylor; Dawes; Angus; Porter; Hilton; Holmes's Father)
Date: Late 1895 - 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Lodovico Street; Essex; Spencer's House; Diogenes Club; Vulcania Club; Scotland Yard; Thorndyke's House; Gallery; France; Paris; Hotel Meurice; Malahide Institute; Wapping; The Prospect of Whitby; Limehouse; Kircher's Tea Shop; Underground Tunnel; Tanner's House; Hell; Afhanistan; Maiwand; Japan; Vietnam; The Library
His behaviour changed since his return, Holmes is called on by Laurence Cotton to investigate the disappearance of his brother Francis from a locked attic room in the house they have inherited from their father. After being dismissed from the case, they are asked to investigate a similar disappearance, of a Lieutenant Spencer, by an old army colleague of Watson's; and another, of a vanished club owner, by Mycroft.

Holmes and Watson explore the secrets of the Vulcania Club. They approach Lestrade to enquire about a missing police officer. Watson travels to Paris to investigate the origins of a box, where he visits an asylum, and is taken prisoner.

Back in England, Holmes is consulted by a journalist over the disappearance of her partner, and his investifgation takes him to Limehouse, where he encounters the guardian and is presented with the Lament Configuration. He is reunited with Watson and together they face the Cenobites and journey into Hell, where they encounter old friends and enemies.

NOTE: Many of the characters are Victorian versions of characters from the Hellraiser series of films, these are listed as "derived from Fictional Characters". Where characters appear to be ancestors of characters from the films, or other works, they are listed as "Other Characters". Not being an expert on the series, or Barker's other works, I may have let some characters erroniously slip through into "Other Characters".

NOTE 2: Howard Spencer is the father of Elliott "Pinhead" Spencer.

NOTE 3: Henri D'Amour is presumably the grandfather or great-grandfather of Clive Barker's Harry D'Amour.

Marvin Kaye

The Incredible Umbrella (1980)
Story Type: Fantasy Parody
Canonical Characters: James Phillimore (as J. Adrian Fillmore); Isadora Persano; Colonel Moran; The Moriarty Gang; Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs. Hudson
Apocryphal Characters: Ormond Sacker; (Sherrinford Holmes)
Fictional Characters: John Wellington Wells; Frederic; Samuel; Rose;The Pirate King; Sir Joseph Porter; Ralph Rackstraw; Captain Corcoran; Dick Deadeye; Sir Desmond Murgatroyd; Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd; Ko-Ko; Katisha; Mr. Pickwick; Augustus Snodgrass; Martha Bardell; Mrs. Raddle; Dracula; Dracula's Bride; Frankenstein's Monster; Abu Hassan; A Square; (Professor Challenger; Lord John Roxton)
Historical Figures: Richard D'Oyly Carte; Samuel Cellier; Arthur Conan Doyle; Jonathan Wild; Jack Sheppard
Mythical Characters: Roc; Troll; Fairies; The Fairy Queen
Other Characters: Students; Quintana; Rose; Postman; Fillmore's Neighbour; Pirates; Pinafore Crew; Japanese Girls; Grenadiers; Peers; Samurai; Japanese Villagers; Jailer; Courtroom Crowd; Jurors; Policeman; Foreman of the Jury; A Civil Servant; Darts Players; Tapster of the George & Vulture; Hansom Driver; Ferret-faced Prisoner; Warder; Fleet Constable; Bentinck Street Constable; Bentinck Street Lurker; Bentinck Street Crowd; Persano's Cabbie; Villa Cascana Occupant; A Waiter; Diogenes Club Retainer; Wild's Brigands; Blueskin; Flatlanders; The Chief Circle; Isosceles Triangles
Locations: The Sorceror's Shop; College Hills, Pa.; Parker College; Bellavista Falls; Rose's Shop; Fillmore's House; A Cornish Beach; H.M.S. Pinafore; A Gondola; A Fishing Village; Ruddigore Castle; London; Japanese Village; The Fleet Prison; A Courtroom; Newman Street; Lombard Street; George Yard; The George & Vulture Tavern; A Hansom; 221B, Baker Street; Bentinck Street; Persano's Hansom; Transylvania; Castle Dracula; Italy; The Villa Cascana; The Reichenbach Falls; Rosenlaui; A Pot House; A Barn; The Diogenes Club; Moriarty's Mansion; Wild's Cellar Stronghold; An Island in the Southern Tropics; Aladdin's Palace; Flatland; A Mental Institution; Moriarty's Fortress; A Fairy Land
Story: Bored with his life as a Professor of English at Parker College, J. Adrian Fillmore spends his weekends rummaging in junk stores. Rose, owner of one such, persuades him to buy a broken umbrella from her stock. The following morning, as he sets out for work it is raining, and he steps back into his house for his umbrella and tries to open the broken one. He immediately finds himself transported to a beach in Cornwall, where he is taken prisoner by Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, and unwillingly betrothed to the pirate, Ruth. He escapes during a battle, but, returning to the pirate camp to retrieve the umbrella, finds himself a captive aboard H.M.S. Pinafore. While he is aboard he dreams that he is held captive by Sir Ruthven Murgatroyd in Castle Ruddigore, and enlists the help of Dick Deadeye to escape. He finds himself, next, in a Japanese village near Hyde Park. He asks Ko-Ko for help in finding the sorcerer John Wellington Wells. He avoids being imprisoned by the Mikado, but finds himself thrown in prison on a piracy charge. In court he manages to persuade the judge (the ex-pirate king) that he is innocent. Outside the courtroom he meets the Sorcerer, who tells him of the umbrella's origins and the rules governing its use. He uses the umbrella to flee just as Ruth bursts into the room with the police.

The umbrella takes him to a London in which he meets Mr. Pickwick, who sends him to 221B, Baker Street, which Fillmore finds to be inhabited by Sherrinford Holmes, Ormond Sacker, and their landlady, Mrs. Bardell, who is a dead ringer for Ruth, and who has him imprisoned for breach of promise. In prison he meets I.A.Persano, who appears to covet his umbrella. Persano is released, and Fillmore is set free the following day, after Mrs. Bardell is murdered. After several attempts on his own life he finds himself a prisoner of Persano, from whom he learns that Moriarty is the umbrella's inventor. Escaping from Persano's hansom cab he flees back to Baker Street, where he is betrayed and handed back to Persano by Holmes's new landlady, Mrs. Raddle. As he is about to meet his doom at the point of Persano's sword, the umbrella transports him to Dracula's castle. Trapped by the Count, Fillmore deduces the secret of the umbrella, and attempts to transport himself to Holmes. He finds himself at Reichenbach, where he intervenes in the duel, but loses the umbrella in the falls. Holmes helps Fillmore understand the workings of the umbrella, and allows him to accompany him as he sets out from Rosenlaui.

Holmes decides to accompany Challenger on his expedition to the Lost World, so Fillmore, now going by the name Phillimore, returns to London to take up residence in the now unoccupied rooms in Baker Street. He is summoned to the Diogenes Club, where Mycroft adds further to his understanding of the umbrella, and suggests that Moriarty may have used it to survive Reichenbach. Phillimore must find Moriarty's own umbrella and use it to find the Professor and retrieve his. He looks for clues to the Professor's destination in Moriarty's library, but is interrupted by Persano, who forces him to take him with him by umbrella to Jonathan Wild's stronghold. Trussed up by Wild, they are freed by his rival, Jack Sheppard.

On the umbrella's next flight Persano is lost, but Phillimore picks up another passenger. They land on an Arabian Nights Island, where he meets Abu Hassan, who takes him to see a Roc's nest. The following morning he is attacked by the purple troll, from which he is saved only by the arrival of the equally menacing Frankenstein Monster. He manages to win the monster's allegiance, and together they travel to China to find Aladdin's lamp. Having defeated the wizard to gain control of the lamp, Phillimore has the genie send him to whatever place Moriarty is, and finds himself in Flatland, without the umbrella, and having lost the Monster on the way. He is incarcerated in a Flatland mental institution, from which he is rescued by Holmes. They infiltrate Moriarty's fortress, but are captured. The Frankenstein Monster arrives in the nick of time, and in the ensuing fracas Moriarty dies. The umbrella is found, and Phillimore takes the Monster to a fairy paradise.

"A Memo from Inspector Lestrade" (2011)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi); Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #6 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Lestrade
Canonical Characters: Inspector Lestrade; Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Colonel (Barton P.) Upwood; Mrs Hudson; (Mycroft Holmes; Ormond Sacker; Tobias Gregson)
Historical Figures: (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Other Characters: Admiral Norrington Miles; Nonpareil Club Members; Richmond / Toddy Armbruster; Nonpareil Club Bartender; Peter Farringwell; (Lestrade's Junior Officer; Lestrade's Wife)

Locations: Nonpareil Club; 221B, Baker Street
The year before his retirement, Lestrade becomes a member of the Nonpareil Club, where a new member, Colonel Upwood, soon faces the disapproval of the other members because of his excessive noise-making. When it becomes evident that Upwood cheats at cards, Lestrade calls on Holmes and Watson, who reveal that he is the second person to consult them regarding the Colonel. Holmes and Watson accompany Lestrade to the club to challenge the Colonel to a game of cards, under the aliases of Sherringford Vernet and Ormond Sacker, with Lestrade introduced as Mr Gregson. Holmes suggests a game of Niagara Falls bridge-whist, which begins with Watson having a jug of water thrown over him and ends after an arrest.

"Too Many Stains" (1996)
Included in: Resurrected Holmes (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Canonical Revisioning in the style of Rex Stout
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Lady Hilda Trelawny Hope; Mrs Hudson; Mme Fournaye; Fritz Von Waldbaum; Dubuque; Inspector Lestrade; Dr Watson; (Eduardo Lucas; Trelawny Hope; Lord Bellinger)
Fictional Characters: A.J. Raffles; Arnold Zeck (The "well-known criminal investigator" of "The Man with the Watches")
Other Characters: Dr Raoul Johnnee; Von Waldbaum's Assistant; Johnnee's Assistant; Adolphus Zecchino; Mr Maturin; (Journalists; British Operative; Sir Henry J. Pettycloch)
Date: 1886 / February, 1893 / November, 1893 / 1904 / 1892 / 1903
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; France; Rièges; Rièges Asylum; La Trique au d'Huit Bistro; Paris; Trelawny Hope's House; Templeton Square; Zecchino's House; A Cab; New York; Garrick Theatre
Story: Holmes reveals the details that Watson was forced to suppress in his account of the Second Stain - his references to the case having been produced at the instigation of Mycroft to obscure the actual facts. Hiding out at Baker Street during the hiatus Holmes receives a visit from Lady Hilda who tells Mrs Hudson that she knows Holmes is alive, convinced that the letter in the press regarding the "man with the watches" case was written by Holmes. Shortly thereafter Mycroft also arrives. He is concerned over Lady Hilda's gambling, which he fears may open her up to blackmail, a scenario which she tells him is already being played out.

She and Holmes tell Mycroft of the theft and recovery of the letter from a foreign potentate some years previously. The spy Zecchino is still in possession of the letter used by Lucas to blackmail Lady Hilda, that which was returned to her having been a forgery, and the events surrounding its previous use are being played out again. Holmes and Mycroft set out to prevent the theft of another document and to preserve the life of Lady Hilda and her unborn child. Holmes visits an asylum in France to assess the threat that Mme Fournaye still poses and encounters Von Waldbaum and Dubuque. Lestrade and Mycroft beat Holmes in bringing the case to a close and revealing the truth behind the earlier incidents.

NOTE: The postscript indicates that the burglar Mr Maturin who was "a casualty of the Boer War...[who] died saving the life of his best friend, a reformed burglar" was A.J. Raffles, and that Adolphus Zecchino, who was spotted in New York in 1903 and "may find the wolf at his door" became Nero Wolfe's nemesis, Arnold Zeck.

Walter Kayess

"The Land of the Wonderful Co" (1905)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson)
Other Characters: The Half-Crown Prince; Professoe Phemynin; Meg; Lasher; Police; (George Barnwell)
Locations: The Land of Co
Story: Seeking the answer to a riddle, Meg consults the magician Professor Phemynin
, who refers her to Holmes. When he refuses to answer, the Prince asks him to investigate the disappearance of a man from a cab.

NOTE: Peschel only includes the short section of Kayess's novel in which Holmes appears.

H.R.F. Keating

"The Adventure of the Suffering Ruler" (1983)
Included in: The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mike Ashley)
Story Type: Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Mr. Smith; Josef; A Gipsy; Oxford Street Passers-by; Count Palatine of Ilyria; A Seaman; Maltravers Bressingham
Date: Autumn, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Smith's Residence near Rickmansworth; Oxford Street; A Photographer's Shop; Watson's Club; A Train; (Illyria)
Story: Watson calls in on Holmes after visiting a patient in Hertfordshire. Mr Smith had sent a servant to find a doctor in London, because he was terrified of any of his neighbours knowing that he was ill. A week later, Watson returns to his patient and, while tending him, sees a face outside the window. He chases the man through the grounds of the house, eventually capturing a gipsy, before encountering Holmes, who believes that Smith is a foreign King. He later shows Watson a photo, and tells him that Smith is Count Palatine of Illyria, and the man who has recently appeared in the newspapers is a double, standing in for the Count while he is ill, as the political situation in Illyria is currently rather unstable. As Watson's patient recovers, Holmes warns that the need for vigilance is greater than ever, but Watson learns that there is no unrest in Illyria. Holmes receives a visitor before the matter is brought to an end.

"A Trifling Affair" (1980)
Included in: The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sebastian Wolfe); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Billy; (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Dr Algernon Smyllie; Schoolboys; Phillip Hughes; Arthur Smyllie; (Four-Wheeler Driver; Thompson Minor)
Date: Spring, 1898
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hove; St George's School; Lion Hotel
Story: Holmes receives a letter from schoolboy, Phillip Hughes, of St George's School, Hove, who is concerned that the annual St George's Day holiday will be cancelled if a case of spilled ink cannot be cleared up. To Watson's surprise, Holmes decides to visit St George's, but is forestalled by the arrival of the school's headmaster, Smyllie. Holmes recognises him as the poet Algernon Smyllie, author of "For My Infant Son". His protestations that the matter is trifling serve only to fuel Holmes's resolve to visit the school, where they set up watch in disguise. They learn that the ink has been spilled over a display copy of Smyllie's Poems of Childhood. The only keys to the cabinet are held by Smyllie and his son, Arthur. Before they can return to the school, they discover Hughes in a tree outside their window, waiting to give them the solution to the mystery.

Frank E. Kellogg

"The Great Detective Who Unearthed Things" (1907)
Also published as: "How It Plays in Peoria"
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type:
Detective: The Great Detective
Other Characters: Jake Jagpole; (Great Detective's Wife; Sarah Watkins; Head Brakeman)
Locations: USA; Illinois; Peoria; Great Detective's Office
Story: The Great Detective is employed to vet applicants for jobs at the State Government Works in Peoria
. He is consulted by the Jake Jagpole, whom he deduces is a farmer, over the death of his Aunt Sarah.

Richard Kellogg

"Irene and the Old Detective" (2012)
Included in:
The Great Detective: His Further Adventures (Gary Lovisi)
Story Type: Children's Story
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Mrs Hudson; Irene Adler; Dr Watson)
Other Characters: Irene; (Irene's Parents; Irene's Teacher)
Locations: Sussex; The Woods; Holmes's Cottage
Young farmer's daughter Irene has made friends with her new neighbour, Sherlock Holmes. Holmes helps her do better at school.

G. Kelly

"A Slaying in Suburbia" (2002)
Included in: Curious Incidents (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Tobias Gregson; Mrs. Hudson; (Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Mark Lowe; Arthur Dunn; Cedric Tomkins; Albert Gough; Prison Warders; Ambrose Fowler; Major's Receptionist; N. Major; Thomas Pritchard; Jonas T. Rimmer
Date: July
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Gough's Cab; Wormwood Scrubs; Scotland Yard; Pimlico; Major's office; Wardour Street; Rydal Avenue; Fowler's House; Lowe's office
Story: Solicitor Lowe seeks Holmes's help in clearing his client, whom he believes innocent of the murder of his neighbour, Arthur Dunn. Holmes's inquiries reveal that while Dunn appears not to exist, another neighbour, Fowler, is not who he seems to be. Holmes puts his theory as to how the man could be murdered at a distance with an ordinary air rifle to the test, but his act leads to another man's death. He begins to recognise the hand of a successor to Moriarty's criminal empire in the events, and is visted by his adversary in Baker Street.

Stephen Kendrick

Night Watch (2001)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes
Fictional Characters: Father Brown
Historical Figures: Stephen Kendrick; Arthur James Balfour
Other Characters: New York Holmesians; Mary Watson Alston; Pavilion Club Receptionist; Mr Jennings; Pavilion Club Waiter; A Brass Band; The Reverend Dr. Sidney Rosewater; Jeffrey Rosewater; Children; Elizabeth Rosewater; Abigail Thompkins; Humphrey Thompkins; Augustus Simon; Reverend Paul Appel; Policemen; Canon Hugh McCain; Constable Dick Collins; Kozan; Cardinal Luigi Cappellari; Archbishop Aleksandr Demetrius; Krishnan Viswarath; Ali al-Khaledis; Rabbi Leonard Mandleberg; Malik Losse; Harruad Losse; Mrs. Senet Desta; Shunapal; Constable Forbes; Constable Henderson; Sergeant Bill Allen; River Police officer; Police Boat Captain; Dockman; Franklin Guard; Franklin Sailors; Balfour's Secretary; Victoria Williams; Valeriy Medved; Street Cleaners; Roman Catholic Priests
Date: 24th-26th December, 1902 & January, 1903
Locations: A New York Club; A Taxi on Madison Avenue; A Bed & Breakfast near Russell Square; The Pavilion Club, Pall Mall; 221B, Baker Street; Oxford; A Hotel; St. Mark's College; A Train; Euston Station; St. Thomas's Church; A Hansom Cab; Regent Street; Pall Mall; The Diogenes Club; Park Lane; Knightsbury; Belgravia; Sloane Street; Another Hansom Cab; Westminster Pier; A Police Tug; The River Thames; St. Katherine's Dock; SS Franklin; Docks office; Balfour's Morris; The British Museum; The British Library; The King's Library; McCain's office; A Graveyard.
Story: After the publication of his first book on Holmes, Kendrick was lecturing to a group of Holmesians in New York, one of whom gave him the address of Mary W. Alston, in London. On his next trip there she revealed that she was the daughter of Dr Watson and his second wife. She gave Kendrick Watson's final manuscript to edit and publish.

In Oxford on Christmas Eve, Holmes and Watson are invited to dinner by Holmes's old tutor, Dr. Sidney Rosewater. They dine with his family and are then taken to see the college's prize possession, The Glastonbury Gospel. A valuable ruby, the scintilla stone has been prised from the cover and stolen. Holmes realises it must have been done by someone in the household. The clearing up of the mystery leads to a compassionate reconciliation between brothers.

Returning to Baker Street on Christmas afternoon, they are visited by Lestrade who takes them to the Diogenes Club. They are to be supervised by Mycroft in the investigation of the murder of Appel, the rector of St. Thomas's Church, where a secret meeting of leaders of the seven major world religions is taking place. Constables have been on guard outside all day, and there are no footprints in the snow around the building, so the murderer must still be inside.

Appel was found in the church undercroft by curate (later to become Father) Paul Brown. His body had been frenziedly slashed, his legs tied, and his clerical vestments reversed. Brown heard whispering and saw shadows, but did not see the murderer. Watson notices that the tea in the dead man's apartment is prepared in the Himalayan style. Holmes begins to interview the occupants of the church, beginning with Appel's servants, two Mongolian brothers whom Appel allowed to build a small Buddhist shrine inside the church, and the cook, who has a one year old son whose head bandages seem to interest Holmes. He then moves on to the religious leaders. Later that night the two servants flee the church, killing a constable in their flight, and Brown sees the cook struck down by a masked figure who appears to be trying to kill the child.

They trail the brothers to St. Katherine's Dock, where they have booked passage on a ship to India. The brothers, however, take their own lives rather than allowing themselves to be captured. After a meeting with the Prime Minister, they return to the church to learn that an anti-semitic article by Appel has been found in the rabbi's Torah scroll, and as Holmes's investigations continue, it becomes apparent that most of the religious leaders had motives for killing Appel. Watson is attacked in a hallway, and saved by Brown. Lestrade brings Appel's ex-fiancée to the church. But there are more deaths, and Brown is taken prisoner, before the case, which has its roots in the Great Game being played out in Tibet, is finally brought to its conclusion with the aid of a Christmas cracker.

It is not until a visit from Brown two weeks later, that Holmes learns of the much more personal origins of the murder.

Rajan Khanna

"The Case of the Wounded Heart" (2011)
Included In:
A Study in Lavender (Joseph R.G. DeMarco)
Story Type: Extra-canonical adventure of Inspector Lestrade
Canonical Characters: Inspector Lestrade; Dr Watson; (Sherlock Holmes; Tobias Gregson)
Other Characters: Constable Briers; Inspector Gerard; Constables; Mrs Cosgrove; Scotland Yard Officers; Henry Samuels; Hearth Tavern Keeper; Hearth Tavern Patrons; Mr Briers; Mrs Briers; Scotland Yard Desk Clerk; Samuels's Sister; Passer-by; Sir Felix Childing; (Tonic & Elixir Salesmen)
Locations: Lestrade's House; Back Alley; Briers's Flat; Scotland Yard; Hearth Tavern; Gerard's House; Samuels's House; Baker Street
Having spent the night with Constable Briers, Lestrade is shocked to discover the next morning that the constable has been murdered and found naked in a back alley. Wanting to keep Holmes out of it, Lestrade investigates, side-lining his new partner, Gerard. Watson reveals that Briers was one of his patients and, suffering from a heart condition, had shown an interest in unlicensed tonics and elixirs. When Briers's ex-lover is found hanging, with a note confessing to the murder, Lestrade is still not convinced that the case is solved.

Chico Kidd & Rick Kennett

"The Grantchester Grimoire" (2008)
Included in:
Gaslight Grimoire (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Baker Street Page; Mary Morstan; Irene Adler; (Mrs Watson; Lad Frances Carfax; Killer Evans)
Fictional Characters: Thomas Carnacki
Other Characters: Trap Driver; Susan; Mrs Allison; Eleanor Westen; Professor Henry Westen; Vicar; (Westen's Physician; Police; Frank Allison; Bell Ringers)
Date: Late Summer, 1902
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Euston Road; St Pancras Station; A Train; Grantchester Station; westen's Cottage; Grantchester Abbey; Public House
Mrs Westen contacts Holmes when she finds her husband comatose and a book missing from the chained library collection he has been cataloguing at Grantchester Abbey. Travelling to Grantchester, they encounter Carnacki who has been visited by Westen's astral form. When they arrive at Westen's cottage they find the housekeeper in hysterics, having seen her dead husband peering in the window. Westen is still unconscious and in the grip of nightmares. Watson sees Mary Morstan, and Holmes sees Irene Adler, at the window. A mysterious fog and unearthly manifestations seem to be connected to the Sigsand manuscript, an occult volume that Westen had been trying to translate with Carnacki's help. Both Holmes and Carnacki have to admit defeat before the cause of Westen's malady can be discovered.

Caitlín R. Kiernan

"The Drowned Geologist" (2003)
Included in: Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan)
Story Type: Supernatural Pastiche narrated by Tobias H. Logan
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes (Dr. Watson)
Fictional Characters: The Demeter
Other Characters: Dr. Tobias H. Logan; Reverend Henry Swales; Innkeeper; Edward; Sir Elijah Purdey; Harbourmaster; Constable; Men on Beach; (Dr. Ogilvey)
Date: June 1897- May 1898
Locations: Whitby; Hotel on Drawbridge Road; Quayside; Whitby Museum; Pier Road; West Cliff; American Museum, Manhattan; (Scotland)
Story: Logan writes to Watson of a recent visit to Whitby. After a day spent examining fossils in the museum, he walked past the abbey until he came in view of the Russian schooner Demeter, which had run aground a few days previously. On the beach he encounters a tall, aquiline stranger who deduces his profession and origins. He asks Logan to give his opinion on a tablet covered in heiroglyphs which he has discovered in the same rock strata as Logan's fossils. The following day he is called to a drowning on the beach, the dead man being Purdey, who he was supposed to be meeting in Whitby that day. In the dead man's hand is a recently dead example of a mollusc which should only exist as a fossil.

Bruce I. Kilstein

"The Blackheath Collapse" (2013)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #9 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Maid; Inspector Lestrade
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle
Other Characters: Mrs Hudson's Charwomen; Rugby Spectators; Rugby Players; Stretcher Bearers; Jackson; Hubert John; Morgue Duty Officer; Dr Henderson; Henderson's Assistant; Lestrade's Driver; Daphne; Kitty Lamson; Sanatorium Attendant; Percy John; Sanatorium Staff; Dr George Henry Lamson; (Blackheath Constable)
Date: Saturday in April, 18--
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Blackheath; Morgue; Doyle's Surgery; Gloucestershire; Cheltenham; 38, Malvern Road; Sanatorium; Pub
Story: Driven out of Baker Street by Mrs Hudson's spring-cleaners, Holmes and Watson attend a rugby match in Blackheath. When a player dies on the field, Holmes realises that a murder has occurred. Conan Doyle accompanies them to view the autopsy. An examination of John's locker reveals the cause of is death. An experiment on Lestrade and a trip to Cheltenham to visit John's sister provides a tragic ending to the case.

"The Dead House" (2012)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #7 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Mrs Emmet-Jones; Coach Driver; Servants; Phelps; Lord Hemming; Drivet; Cemetery Caretaker; Lestrade's Men; (Captain Sidney Emmet-Jones; Mrs Emmet-Jones's Father; Dr Charles Sheridan; Dr Knox; Scotland Yard Inspector; Nelly)
Date: Spring, 18--
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Surrey; Dunmore; Woking; Brookwood Cemetery
Story: Holmes is called on by the widow of Captain Emmet-Jones, who has died apparently of a contagious fever brought back from Africa. The initial diagnosis was made by an army doctor friend of the captain, but when the family physician ordered the grave opened for an autopsy, the body was found to be missing.

Holmes and Watson travel to the family's estate in Surrey. A runaway maid, a stain on the floor of the dead man's office, and an examination of the open grave provide Holmes with the clues he needs to solve the case, and Watson's chemical experiments provide conclusive proof.

"A House Gone Mad" (2011)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #5 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Cabbie; Police Sergeant; Lilly Brevant; Mr Warren; Hospital Porter; Dr Hemmings; Ernie Wadsworth; Eunice Wadsworth; Patients; Nurses; Mrs Spline; Policemen; Onlookers; (Joshua Wadsworth; Maid; Doctor; Captain Morrison)
Date: November, 18--
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Spitalfields; Brick Lane; Royal London Hospital
Story: Lestrade calls on Holmes with the story of the death of Joshua Wadsworth, whose body was found surrounded by his son, daughter and maid, each in a different state of mental seizure. Holmes and Watson visit the site of the events, in Spitalfields, where an examination of ash on the floor helps Holmes deduce some of what occurred there. They travel on to the hospital, where they learn of the death of the maid. Watson's examination of the son's and daughter's eyes, and a visit to the butcher's lead Holmes to an explanation.

"The Third Sequence" (2014)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #15 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes
; Holmes's Housekeeper (Miss Finch); Mrs Hudson; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; (Kingsley Doyle)
Other Characters: Lestrade's Driver; Spivey House Servant; Hansom Driver; Hospital Attendant; Dr Butlin; Lady Regina (or Penelope) Spivey; Colonel Jonathan Mills; Tsu Ling; M. Marcel; Prison Desk Sergeant; Royal Bank Woman; (Sussex Coachman; Spivey House Servants; M. Le Blanc; Attendant's Wife)
Date: Autumn, 1919
Locations: Sussex; Holmes's Cottage; 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Paddington Gardens; Marylebone High Street; Westchester; Spivey House; St Bartholomew's Hospital; Prison
Story: The Times carries a story of three clients who have died at a séance. Lestrade has arrested the medium, M. Marcel. Holmes travels from Sussex, back to Baker Street, where he learns from Lestrade that the medium has confessed to the crime, which he says he committed under the duress of evil spirits. After viewing the murder scene and the bodies, which show no signs of violence, Holmes asks Watson to invite Conan Doyle to accompany them to interview Marcel. Marks on the medium's head point Holmes towards a solution, but further communication with the spirits is needed to bring the case to a close. The spirit of Mary Morstan appears to have got a job answering phones in a bank.
"Watson's Wound" (2009)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #3 (Marvin Kaye)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Sherlock Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Mycroft Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; (Murray (Murray Bates))
Historical Figures: Lord Robert Bulwer-Lytton; (General Burrows)
Other Characters: Boy; Dr Hedley; Hedley's Assistants; Cab Driver; Reynolds' Servant; Captain Reynolds; Reynolds' Indian Companion; Police Officers; (British Soldiers; Ghazis; Captain Jenkins; Baggage Guard)
Date: November
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Baker Street; Royal London Hospital; Royal Army Ministry; Reynolds' House; Highgate Cemetery; (Afghanistan; Maiwand)
Story: Watson's examination of a stuffed grouse leads Holmes to deduce that he is brooding on his Afghan experiences, and he asks Watson to tell him about Maiwand. Feeling that there is more to be learned, Holmes takes Watson to the Royal London Hospital to have his wound x-rayed. He then takes Watson and the x-ray to Mycroft and former Viceroy, Bulwer-Lytton, and makes a startling revelation. Mycroft helps Watson find Murray's grave.

John R. King

The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls (2008)
Story Type: Supernatural Pastiche narrated by Thomas Carnacki and others
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes (Harold Silence); Professor Moriarty; Inspector Lestrade; Dr. Watson
Fictional Characters: Thomas Carnacki
Folkloric Characters: Demon
Historical Figures: Jack the Ripper; Elizabeth Stride; Catherine Eddowes; (William Hope Hodgson; Martha Tabram; Mary Ann Connolly; Mary Ann Nichols; Annie Chapman; George Lusk; Mary Kelly; Joseph Barnett; Henrik Ibsen)
Other Characters: Anna Schmidt; Englischer Hof Hostler; Horseman; Nurses; Dr Gottlieb Burckhardt; Greengrocers; Sanatorium Patients; Phaeton Driver; Lamplighter; Crematorium Attendants; Johannes T. Godiva; Michael Hartwick; Jean Paul Rouel; Fritz G. Heimsen; Casimir Thoris Storaski; Orderlies; German Inventor; Librarian; Library Staff; Library Patrons; Gendarmes; Rugmaker; Meat-seller; Blacksmith; Train Driver; Conductors; Train Passengers; Matthias Moriarty; Organist; Gerald Johnstone; Schoolboys; Baker; Baker's Family; Pickpocket; Artist; Businessman; Dowager; Susanna Peshwick; Man & Wife; Dr Applewight; Dr Green; Poet; Lawn-bowler; Navy Medic; Punter & His Date; Mrs Mulroney; Edward Drake; John Nelson; Rupert Higgins; Clive Andrews; Cambridge Police; Undertaker; Red Gables Woman; Paperboy; Union Jack Crew; John Harder; Greer Haines; Drew Beckworth; Pretzel Seller; Whitechapel Crowds; Urchin; Hurdy-Gurdy Man; Bette; Lamplighter; Mary; Lestrade's Men; Train Conductor; Passengers; Cambridge Railway Porters; Cabman; Bern Express Conductor; Saint-Lazare Porters; Saint-Lazare Newsboy; Library Patrons; Orpheum Proprietor Counting House Clerk; Butcher's Lads; Fireman; Saint-Lazare Crowd; Station Lads; Paris Cabbies; Invalides Orderlies; Dr Maison; Nurses; Gendarmes; Hospital Guards; Le Temps Reporter; Times Correspondent; Reporters; Louvre Guard; Louvre Patron; Holmes's French Accomplices; (Regis Bachman; Jeremy Bachman; Josiahs Kellerman; William Petit; Jacob Ferny; Susan Graham; Mob Boss; Harold Jenkins; Bill Stewart; House of Lords Member; Emil Sykes; Sykes's Boss; President MacWilliams; Moriarty's Henchman; Madame Bouvoir; Louvre Night Watchman; Voodoo Mambo; Enoch Jones)
Date: May 4th-?, 1891
Locations: Switzerland; Meiringen; Reichenbach Falls; Forest; Cave; Bern; Prefargier Sanatorium; Market; Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek; The Bern Express; Cambridge; Jesus College; Barswidge Public School; Whitechapel; George Yard; Moriarty's Rooms; Banks of the Cam; Jesus Green; Cambridge Police Station; Undertaker's; Charles Street; Red Gables Boardinghouse; Newmarket Road; Wapping; Whitechapel Road; Thomas Street; Scotland Yard; Victoria Station; Cambridge Station; Ely; France; Paris; Gare Saint-Lazare; Bibliothèque Nationale; Orpheum Theatre; Les Invalides; The Louvre; Pere Lachaise Cemetery; Holmes's Left Bank Rooms
Story: After an argument in Meiringen with a rat over a piece of cheese, Carnacki encounters Anna, and accompanies her to Reichenbach Falls, where, she says, her father died five years previously. She witnesses a struggle on the rim of the Falls, and, returning, they pull a body from the water. Anna seems distraught that it isn't her father. The man has no memory of who he is. As they drive back to Meiringen, they are shot at and pursued by the gunman. Separated from Anna, and after facing death on a glacier, Carnacki and the man, now known as Silence, arrive at a Bern sanatorium, where Silence undergoes electroshock therapy. Reunited with Anna, who has revealed, then changed her allegiances, Carnacki aids in Silence's escape from the sanatorium after facing death in a library.

Moriarty tells of his early interest in music, his family, school and university life, and marriage. His wife plays an integral role in bringing down London's biggest crime ring, and is murdered, leaving him to bring up their nine year old daughter. In 1888 he sets himself the task of bringing Jack the Ripper to justice, with Anna assisting him. They suspect the Ripper is a sailor, but, while in pursuit of the man, Moriarty is mistaken for the Ripper, and questioned by Lestrade. He brings his revenge upon the Ripper, but finds himself possessed by the murderer's spirit, and begins a plan to take control of London's underworld, leaving his Cambridge post under the threat of dismissal.

In Paris, Silence uses the electroshock machine to restore his memories of his true identity. As Holmes, he, Anna and Carnacki await Moriarty's arrival. Carnacki is wounded by Moriarty, and attended to by Watson, newly arrived in Paris. Holmes pursues Moriarty, but only succeeds in wounding him. Anna pleads with Holmes to use the exorcism machine to drive the demon out of her father. The exorcism succeeds, but leads to two deaths, and Carnacki is left alone to rescue Holmes from the demon until Watson comes to his assistance, and they face their enemy, and a walking skeleton, in the Louvre.

Laurie R. King

Stephen King

"The Doctor's Case" (1987)
Included in: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Waggon Driver; Constables; (Lord Albert Hull; William Hull; Lady Rebecca Hull; Jory Hull, Stephen Hull; Mr Barnes; Barnes's Assistant; Oliver Stanley; Servants; Constable)
Date: November, 1899
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Savile Row
Story: Approaching his hundredth birthday, Watson recalls a case he was able to solve before Holmes. Lestrade takes Holmes and Watson to the Savile Row home of Lord Hull, stabbed in the back in his locked study. He tells them that Hull beat his wife regularly, and was planning to disinherit her and his sons in favour of a cats' home. Watson solves the case by looking at the shadows on the study floor, but charitably ascribes Holmes's failure to do so to his allergy to cats. It is only when he is explaining it, though, that he realises the full scope of the murder plot. Lestrade and Holmes allow Watson to make the decision as to how justice should best be served.

Robin Kingsland

Shirley Holmes Case Book: The Case of the Missing Case (1993)
Story Type: Children's Homage
Detective: Shirley Holmes
Characters Based on Canonical Characters: Molly Harty
Other Characters: Japanese Girl; Schoolgirls; Boris Morris; Nass T. Ferret; Doris Morris; Kai Lee; Arty Harty; Hugh Izzey; Airport Passers-by; Fred the Airport Guard; Airport Security Chief; Mr Hiratoshi; Sukira Hiratoshi; Concert Guests; Minister of Transport; Minister's Wife; Concert MC; Flasido Swettalotti; Orchestra; Ambulance Men
(Minister; Prominent Member of the Royal Family; Gesselheim; Tibetan Police Chief)
Locations: Trafalgar Square; A Bus; Allotment 23; Shirley's Shedquarters; Molly's Hideout; Airport; Japan; Kyoto; Sukira's House; The Harbour; Hiratoshi's Secret Workshop; Aboard Mr Hiratoshi's Junk; Docklands; The Thames
Story: Returning from a top-secret Government Tea Party, Shirley discovers that her case of secret equipment has been picked up by mistake by an Asian schoolgirl who was on the bus with her. Learning of Shirley's loss and that she is flying to Japan on the trail of her case, Molly Harty realises that she is now free to carry out the Crime of the Century. Shirley travels back to England on a jet-powered junk with a Japanese toymaker, his daughter and his miniature robots to put an end to Molly's plan to use a Hypno-Ray at a charity concert given by Flasido Swettalotti.

Shirley Holmes Case Book: The Case of the Hollywood Soap Star (1993)
Story Type: Children's Homage
Detective: Shirley Holmes
Characters Based on Canonical Characters: Molly Harty
Other Characters: Boris Morris; Kai Lee; Doris Morris; Arty Harty; Nass T. Ferret; Lieutenant Leroy Larch; Beverly's Butler; Beverly Hills; Police Officers; Ed Alias; Chief Running on Empty
(Trixie; Joey S. "The Sculptor" Marotti; Prison Warden; Prison Guard)
Locations: Shirley's Shedquarters; High Street; USA; California; Los Angeles; West Hollywood; Beverly's Apartment; Desert; Mountain Plateau; Running on Empty's Tepee; Shivver Film Studios
Story: Kai Lee reads in the Times that the actress Beverly Hills has insured her cat for five billion dollars. Shirley discovers that Molly Harty is in contact with Joey "The Sculptor" Marotti, a top man in the American Rafia Crime Syndicate. When Molly visits a travel agent and pet shop, and Shirley hears from her American police colleague that Marotti has disappeared, Shirley decides it's time to take her team to America. After visiting Beverly Hills, they chase Molly into the desert. On their return, they discover that Trixie the cat has disappeared. After being lured out to a mountain plateau, Shirley and her friends are rescued by an Indian Chief. Boris uses the Chief's tepee to get them off the mountain and to the Shivver Film Studios to bring the case to a close.
Shirley Holmes Case Book: The Case of the Sheik's Missing Shake Maker (1993)
Story Type: Children's Homage
Detective: Shirley Holmes
Characters Based on Canonical Characters: Molly Harty
Other Characters: Headmistress; Boris Morris; Kai Lee; Arty Harty; Nass T. Ferret; Hugh Izzey; Sheik Anvahk; Ali Abdul Ben Anva; Palace Guards; Camel Riding Troupe; Nomads; Stallholder
Locations: Shirley's School; El Zappopihn; Palace; Sports Ground; Desert; Market
Story: Shirley's school are invited to El Zappopihn for a sports day against the young Sheik. Molly Harty is not allowed to go because of her bad behaviour record, but puts her gang through a training routine and manages to get a place on the coach. After seing the Sheik's treasure, Molly is injured in the relay race, but it is part of her plan to steal the treasure, which Shirley's gang and the Sheik's son set out on camels to retrieve before the Sheik knows it's missing.

Hugh Kingsmill

"The Ruby of Khitmandu" (1932)
Included in: The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler); The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type: Parody (Written partially in the style of E.W. Hornung's Raffles stories)
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Fictional Characters: Bunny Manders; A.J. Raffles
Story: Holmes has traced the theft of the Maharajah of Khitmandu's ruby to Raffles. Although he has agreed to return it, Raffles plans to replace it with a fake. Through the farcical bungling of Watson and Bunny nothing goes according to plan.

Miles Kington

"Twentieth Century Holmes" (1989)
Included in: Welcome to Kington (Miles Kington)
Story Type: Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Inspector Lestrade)
Other Characters: (Bishop)
Locations: A GWR Train
Story: On their way to one of England's great cathedral cities by train, Holmes and Watson discuss how well-travelled Lestrade is, as evidenced by the wide variety of locations he has summoned them to. Holmes comments on how so many of the locations are isolated country regions, venerable old homes, and cathedrals, unchanged for many years and unlikely to change for many more, and how useful this would be should Watson's stories be still so popular in, say, the 1980s, that people wanted to turn them into motion pictures. He suggests that Lestrade is in league with the motion picture companies from 100 years in the future.

Christian Klaver

"The Adventure of the Innsmouth Whaler"
Story Type: Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Tobias Gregson; Inspector Bradstreet; (Shinwell Johnson)
Fictional Characters: The Deep Ones; (Dracula)
Other Characters: Constables; Konrad Pawlitz; Blason écu écusson Desk Clerk; Clem; Mary; Lucja Nowak; Elzbieta Nowak; Eliot; Cabbies; Bountiful Harvest Sailors; (Captain Waite; Harbourmaster; Winston Carson; Chaplain; Marsh; Nowak Relatives)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Hotel Blason écu écusson; Seaman's Port Hotel; Aboard the Bountiful Harvest; Scotland Yard; Blackfriar's Bridge; Blackfriar's Wharf
Story: Gregson summons Holmes to view the body of a drowned United States Marshal in a London hotel. The woman in whose room he was found has fled with her young sister. Watson's vampiric senses allow him to detect a smell of fish or frogs. Watson tracks the two young women down at another hotel, but his visit is interrupted and they disappear again. Holmes meanwhile investigates the docks, and discovers the mysterious whaling ship Bountiful Harvest which has sailed from Innsmouth, arriving in London in a remarkably short time, and learns of a ritual carried out on the ship. Watson has recovered a golden tiara used in the ritual. the Nowak sisters hand themselves in at Scotland Yard, but disappear from their cell. After boarding the ship, Holmes sends Watson to bring the tiara in exchange for the sisters, but when he returns, the ship has gone, and he must face the Deep Ones.

"The Adventure of the Lustrous Pearl"
Story Type: Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Kitty Winter; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Ricoletti's Abominable Wife (Susana); Mary Morstan; (Shinwell Johnson; Baron Adelbert Gruner; Professor Moriarty; Ricoletti)
Fictional Characters:
Other Characters: Nigel Terrance Somersby; Victor Apligian; Akal Hua; Flora Apligian; Merton; Kennington Road Pedestrians; Alehouse Customers; Barkeep; Randall Thorne; Police Constables; Cabbie; Loiterers; Hodges; Laramie; Stoutworth; De Santos; Joseph; (Mason Harweather; Maggie Oakenshot; Dock Workers; Sailors; Horace Gunn)
Date: Summer, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Highgate Cemetery; Kennington Road; Fairview House; Alehouse; Ratcliff Highway; Rookery; Albert Dock; Aboard the Merry Widow
Story: Holmes receives a note from Kitty Winter summoning him to the site of a "funny murdur" in Highgate Cemetery, seemingly a vampire attack. He has been examining a pearl, one of those which had been sent to Mary Morstan, which was found on the body. Watson visits the dead man's sister, and learns that he had been mixing with a bad crowd. Later, at an alehouse he is confronted with picture of Mary, who is now calling herself Maggie Oakenshot, and comes under attack from an American and a vampire. Holmes makes a deal with the abominable gang boss Susana Ricoletti. They eventually come face to face with Mary on Albert Dock as she prepares to leave the country and the depths of the plot are revealed before they find themselves adrift on a crewless ship.
"The Adventure of the Solitary Grave"
Included In: The Anthology of Dark Wisdom (William Jones, ed.)
Story Type: Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs Hudson; Mary Morstan; Colonel Sebastian Moran; (Mrs Cecil Forrester; The Matilda Briggs; Professor Moriarty)
Fictional Characters: Count Dracula; Brides of Dracula (Adaliene); Mina Harker; (The Demeter; Abraham Van Helsing; Arthur Holmwood)
Other Characters: Dead Men; Cab Drivers; Opium Smokers; Opium Den Vampire; Immigrant Workers; Soup House Worker; Students; Lord Soren's Son; (Norwood Forger; Brixton Lane Constable; Ralph Ingerson; Lady Carfax; Hackney Driver; Butcher's Boy; Elderly Gentleman)
Late 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Oxfordshire; Carfax; Carfax Station; Carfax Abbey; Opium Den; Soup House; Charnel House; Blessington University; The Sussex Downs
Story: Holmes tells Watson that a number of recent strange events all seem to be the work of one mastermind. Lestrade brings Holmes a woman's finger in a box. Holmes's experiments reveal a number of strange features, particularly when the finger is exposed to silver. Holmes and Watson travel to Carfax where they investigate the Abbey and find three bodies, one with a stake through its heart. Back at Baker Street, Holmes tells Watson that they are dealing with a vampire, and shortly thereafter they are visited by Dracula. He asks their help in finding his bride, Mina. Mary and Watson both become vampire victims. Holmes reveals that the Count's adversary is Moriarty, also now a vampire. At Blessington University they discover drugged students, and come under fire from Moran. After rescuing Mina, Holmes continues his pursuit of Moriarty until his death, and ends the case from beyond the grave.

Leslie S. Klinger

"The Closing" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type
: Homage
Historical Figures: (James McParland)
Other Characters: James McParland; Rachel Lund; Receptionist; Betty; Bill Lund; Nurse; Doctor; Hospital Administrator; (Charlotte McParland)
Locations: USA; California; Santa Monica; Escrow Company Office; Hospital
Sherlockian James McParland meets his ex-wife in the escrow company's office after selling their Arizona Avenue home. He recalls his last encounter with her second husband.

E.V. Knox ("Evoe")

"Me, or The Strange Episode of the Reincarnated Greek" (1923)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Athelney Jones; Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson)
Fictional Characters: Ayesha;(Callicrates; Horace Holly; Leo Vincey)
Other Characters: Taxi Driver; (Slooth; Slooth the Ageless; Watson's Patients)
Date: A Saturday in April, 1923
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: H
olmes receives a cryptic message asking for help. When its sender arrives at Baker Street, she announces herself to be Ayesha, and tells Holmes that he is the reincarnation of Slooth, the son of the philosopher Slooth the ageless, her master. She asks him to find the man who is the reincarnation of Callicrates and Vincey. She has also contacted Scotland Yard, and Holmes receives a letter from Athelney Jones asking for help with the same case. Ayesha is invited to dinner and the identity of Callicrates is revealed.

"Sherlock Holmes in Space" (1960)
Included in:
A Sherlock Holmes Compendium (Peter Haining)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Minister of Hypersonic Affairs; Baker Street Passers-By; Beowulf the Dog (of the Baskerville Strain); (Crowned Heads, Dictators and Prime Ministers; Dog Breeder; Evelina (Mrs Hudson's Great-Niece); Secret Service Man; Cornish Police)
Locations: Holmes's Baker Street Flat; Asylum; Russia; Outer Space; Cornwall; Penzance
Story: H
olmes returns to London from Sussex to live in a luxurious new flat on Baker Street. After a visit tothe Planetarium, he ponders autumn on Pluto. His reflections are interrupted by the distraught arrival of the Minister for Hypersonic Affairs. An un-named eastern power is planning, as part of its space program to release a willpower-destroying opiate across the entire planet. After three days of tobacco-fueled cogitation, Holmes reaches a solution, but is struck down with brain fever before he can bring it into play. Watson and Beowulf are surprised by an unexpected arrival, and learn how the nefarious plot has been thwarted.

Ronald Knox

"The Adventure of the First Class Carriage" (1947)
Included in: The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Richard Lancelyn Green); The Sherlock Holmes Scrapbook (Peter Haining)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Mrs Hennessy; Nathaniel Swithinbank; John Hennessy; Railway Guard; Fussy-Looking Gentleman at Paddington; Coachman; Alexander Macready; (Mrs. Swithinbank; John Macready)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Paddington Station; A Train; Reading; Tilehurst; Oxford; Banbury; Guiseborough St. Martin; Guiseborough Hall; The Lodge
Story: Mrs. Hennessy tells Holmes of her employer, Swithinbank, who has recently taken up residence at Guiseborough Hall, on a short lease. From what she has overheard, and scraps of correspondence from his waste basket, she has realised that he is in debt, is suffering marriage problems, and intends to kill himself. Another scrap gives directions to a location by the lake. Holmes and Watson travel to the Hall on the same train as Swithinbank, but when the train arrives in Oxford, he has disappeared from his compartment. Arriving at the Hall, Holmes and Watson find Lestrade waiting to arrest the missing man on charges of fraud. Holmes is able to deduce the truth from a newspaper story about the recent death of an Australian sheep farming magnate.

Gini Koch

"All the Single Ladies" (2014)
Included in:
Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets (David Thomas Moore); alt.sherlock.holmes (Jamie Wyman, Gini Koch & Glen Mehn)
Story Type:
Characters Based on Canonical Characters: Mrs Hudson; Dr John Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Detective Lee Straude
Other Characters:
Detective Will Saunders; Howard; David Corey; Alisa Brewer; Frank LaBonte; Tony Antonelli; Cliff Camden; Joey Jackson; (Molly Parker; Justine Clarke; Ramona Hernandez; Quannah Wells; Susan Lewis; Anoosheh; Girl's Attackers; Campus Queen TV Crew; Police Officers; Sherlock's Brother)
Date: 2010s
Locations: USA; California; Brentwood Hills; New London College; Watson's Office; Dumpsite
Story: Detectives Straude and Saunders bring the female consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, to Watson, the school physician at New London women's college's office. A fifth student has become the latest victim in a series of rape-murders, all carried out while the Campus Queen reality TV show is being filmed on campus. Holmes warns Watson to be careful of suspicion falling on him.

Jon Koons

"The Adventure of the Missing Countess" (1994)
Included in: The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #11 (Marvin Kaye); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mary Morstan; Inspector Lestrade; Mrs. Hudson
Other Characters: Countess Virginia Thorgood Willoughby; Alexandra Willoughby; Ken Osgood; Maid; Ringmaster; Circus Crowd; Band; Clowns; Acrobats; Horseback Rider; Chuck Hanson; Hanson's Assistant; The Man of Steel; Circus Performers
Date: Spring, 1889
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Cab; Kensington; Willoughby's House; Kensington Gardens; R.J. Toby's Colossal Travelling Circus; Tunbridge Wells
Story: Holmes and Watson visit the Countess's home from where her daughter, Alexandra, has been abducted, furniture has been turned over, and a ransom note left. Watson finds some sawdust on the floor, and Holmes draws his attention to a knife stuck through a picture of the girl, before going to examine her bedroom. Three days later, Watson and Mary receive a summons to visit the circus in Tunbridge Wells, where they are joined by the Countess, Osgood and Lestrade. Mary feels that one of the clowns is very familiar. Holmes introduces them to Hanson, the knife thrower and brings an end to the case.

William Kotzwinkle

"The Case of the Caterpillar's Head" (1983)
Included In:
Trouble in Bugland (William Kotzwinkle)
Story Type: Children's Pastiche
Sherlockian Detectives: Inspector Mantis & Dr Hopper

Other Characters: Rodney Damselfly; Charlie Fungus-beetle; Carriage Drivers; Toadbug Junior; Waterboatmen; J.P. Suckbeetle; Termite Guards; Termite Workers; Beetle Traders; Termite Farmers; Termite Queen; Elliott Toadbug; Dead Termite King; Dead Prisoners; Grubs; Enemy Termites
Locations: Bugland; Flea Street; Mantis's Flat; Fungus-beetle's Rooms; Weevil Street; Elliot Toadbug & Son, Ltd; Docks; A Ship; Banana Land; Jungle Café; Jungle; The Lost City of the Termites
Dr Hopper's fudge-making is interrupted by the arrival of Rodney Damselfly. On a recent sea voyage, he met Charlie Fungus-beetle, who showed him a hundred million year old caterpillar head preserved in amber, which has since disappeared, along with Fungus-beetle. In Fungus-beetle's rooms, they find the powdered remains of his shoes and a disintegrating door. Mantis deduces that Fungus-beetle had stolen an idol's head from a tribe of cannibal termites. Mantis and Hopper set sail for Banana Land to rescue the wealthy collector Toadbug from the Lost City of the Termites.

"The Case of the Emperor's Crown" (1983)
Included In:
Trouble in Bugland (William Kotzwinkle)
Story Type: Children's Pastiche
Sherlockian Detectives: Inspector Mantis & Dr Hopper

Other Characters: Café Waiter; Café Customers; Walking Stick; Police Captain Flatfootfly; Ambush Bugs; Emperor Moth; Procession Crowds; Scorpions; Royal Hornet Squadron; Processionary Caterpillars; Tippling Tommy Beetle; Whirligig Beetles; Duchess of Doodlebug; Gardener Bugs; Palace Moths; Worker Bees; Bombardier Beetles; Scholars; Librarian; Engraver Beetle; Commander of the Hornets; Moth; Robber Flies; Palace Guard; Pupa; (Wonder Worm)
Locations: Bugland; Café; Anglewing Province; Park Lake; Emperor's Palace; The Great Library; Ruined Factory
Mantis is playing chess with his old school friend Walking Stick, when Flatfootfly arrives with the news that the Emperor Moth's crown has been stolen. Mantis, Walking Stick and Hopper observe the Emperor's procession return to towm, and notice a drunken beetle being stung by the Hornet Squadron with apparently no ill effect. While they are pursuing the crown case, walking Stick sets Mantis the task of solving the three greatest mysteries of Bugland. Investigations at the Royal Palace and the Great Library uncover the secret of the missing crown.

"The Case of the Frightened Scholar" (1983)
Included In:
Trouble in Bugland (William Kotzwinkle)
Story Type: Children's Pastiche
Sherlockian Detectives: Inspector Mantis & Dr Hopper

Characters Based on Canonical Characters: Mrs Inchworm (Mrs Hudson)
Other Characters: Bedbug; Professor Channing Booklouse; Duchess of Doodlebug; Ball Guests; Ambassador Cornbore; Baron Blowfly; Admiral Water Strider; Laura Doodlebug; Hair-Chewing Chicken-Louse; Waiting Passengers; Adrian C. Gallgnat; policeman
Locations: Bugland; Flea Street; Mantis's Flat; Booklouse's House; Gypsy Moth Tea Room; The Embassy; Factory Yard; Railway Station
Professor Booklouse sends his bedbug servant to fetch Mantis and Hopper. After devouring a copy of the Illustrated History of Bugland he found in a tea shop, he now finds that his mind is filled with the secrets of the Admiralty. His life has been threatened by the spy who coded the information into the book. Hopper and Mantis attend an embassy ball t flush out the spy.

"The Case of the Headless Monster" (1983)
Included In:
Trouble in Bugland (William Kotzwinkle)
Story Type: Children's Pastiche
Sherlockian Detectives: Inspector Mantis & Dr Hopper

Other Characters: Mr Springtail; Train Conductor; Colonel Bristletail; Manor Servants; Soldier Fly; Uniformed Cicada; Ghost Soldiers
(King Ailanthus; Villagers)
Locations: Bugland; Flea Street; Mantis's Flat; Train; Fungus Four Corners; Bristletail's Mansion; Forest
A springtail arrives at Mantis's flat in Flea Street and tells Mantis and Hopper of a headless monster that is terrorising the Fungus Four Corners neighbourhood. Mantis and Hopper take the train to the mansion of Springtail's uncle, Colonel Bristletail, where the sightings of the monster, which appears to be attracted to music, have occurred. Despite initial scepticism, after Hopper is attacked, Mantis deduces the nature of the creature.
"The Case of the Missing Butterfly" (1983)
Included In:
Trouble in Bugland (William Kotzwinkle)
Story Type: Children's Pastiche
Sherlockian Detectives: Inspector Mantis & Dr Hopper

Character's Based on Historical Figures: P.T. Barnworm (P.T. Barnum)
Other Characters: Miss Juliana Butterfly; Café Customers; Waiter; Poison-Selling Tick; Cab Driver; A. Stinkbug, Esquire; The Scarab; Assassin Bug;Carriage Driver; The Tarantula; Butterflies; Trapeze Artiste
Locations: Bugland; Barnworm's Circus; Café; Stinkbug's House; A Train; Old Grapeleaf; Railway Station; The Golden Scarab; Bitter Rot Road; Tarantula's Underground Manor
Miss Juliana Butterfly, a circus bareback rider, disappears, the latest of dozens of butterflies to do so. Mantis and Hopper visit P.T. Barnworm's circus, from where she disappeared from the middle of the ring during a blackout. Mantis deduces that she was abducted by Assassin Bugs. Using his knowledge of butterflies' defence mechanisms to put him on the trail, Mantis follows a poison-selling tick to effect a rescue in a vineyard strewn with body parts, where they face the Tarantula.

Vincent Kovar

"The Bride and the Bachelors" (2011)
Included In:
A Study in Lavender (Joseph R.G. DeMarco)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Pageboy; Inspector Lestrade; (Mary Morstan; Mrs Watson)
Historical Figures: (Marquess of Queensberry)
Other Characters: George Stamford, Earl of Warrington; Lady Beatrice Stamford, Countess of Warrington; Virginia Barnes; Café Royal Patrons; Colin Parker; The Hon. George Stamford III; (Allaster Barnes; Mrs Barnes; Violent Man; Retainers; Lady Laurelhurst)
Date: 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Grosvenor Square; Stamford's House; Café Royal
After returning from the hiatus, Holmes receives a letter from the Earl of Warrington asking him to help save his son's marriage. The son, George Stamford III, has disappeared after a fracas at his wedding involving an angry stranger. Lestrade arrives with the missing man's clothes, which have been found in the Serpentine. The flower in the buttonhole of the morning-coat confirms Holmes's suspicions. After revealing his suspicions to the bride, Virginia Barnes, Holmes procedes with her and Watson to the Café Royal.

Mary Robinette Kowal

"The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland" (2005)
Included in: The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type: Pastiche narrated by Rosa Grisanti
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; The Friesland
Historical Figures: Agostino Depretis
Other Characters: Rosa Carlotta Silvana Grisanti / Eve V; Orazio Rinaldo Paride Grisanti; Anita; Hungarian Couple; Michela Depretis; Signore & Signora Comazzolo; (Rosa's Father; Hans Boerwinkle; Zia Giulia)
Date: 12th - 14th October, 1887
Locations: Aboard the Friesland
Story: Rosa is travelling, aboard the Friesland, with her brother and maid, from her home in Venice to Africa, where a marriage to Hans Boerwinkle, several years her senior, has been arranged by her father, a glassblower. Also aboard the ship are Holmes and Watson, Italian premier Depretis and his new wife, and Comazzolo, a rival glassblower with his wife. At dinner the Comazzolos send a bottle of champagne to the premier and his wife, while Rosa's brother responds by presenting them with champagne flutes made by his father, part of Rosa's wedding dowry. Soon after, the Depretises leave with stomach pains, and two days later Holmes brings the news that they are dead. He examines the rest of Rosa's glassware. Her knowledge of glassblowing techniques enables her to identify the murderers, whom she identifies to Holmes. Her decision leads to her changing her name.

Robert Kraus & Bruce Kraus with Robert Byrd

The Detective of London (1978)
Story Type: Children's Picture Book Homage
Detective: The Detective of London
Characters Based On Historical Figures: Dr S.S. Beagle (Charles Darwin)
Other Characters: Professor Herringbone; The Prime Minister; The Lord Chancellor; Director of the British Museum; Scotland Yard Officials
Dig Workers; Dock Workers; Ship's Crew; Royalty; Guards; Passers-By; Informant; Scientific Society Members; Barman; Sea Dog Patrons
Date: 1897
Locations: Gobi Desert; Asian Docks; London Docks; The Detective of London's Rooms; London Bridge; Piccadilly Circus; Trafalgar Square; British Museum; Station; Oxford; Beagle's Laboratory; Sea Dog Inn; The Thames
Story: A dinosaur skeleton, unearthed by professor Herringbone in the Gobi Desert, and set to be the showpiece of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, disappears. The Detective of London is called in and searches the city. A visit to Herringbone at the British Museum leads him to the maverick scientist, S.S. Beagle, who reveals the location of the bones and helps the Detective retrieve them in time for the Jubilee.

Kim Krisco

"Blood Brothers" (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; (Wiggins)
Other Characters: Benjie; Dr Ruben Rottenberg; Tux; Waterman; Archie; Cab Driver; Footman; Sir George Talbot Gregston; Archie's Mother; Carriage Driver; Lady Gregston; Aubrey Walk Maidservant; Sir William Hyde Gregston; Flower Women; Public House Patrons; Alf; Jake; Tom; Cook; Cart Driver; Dog Handler; (Samuel Hyde Gregston; François Calchas)
Date: 13 December, 1913
Doctor's House; Kensington; Sheen Lane; Watson's Flat; 11A, Aubrey Walk; Covent Garden; Whitechapel Road; Public House; St Giles; Benjie's Mother's Shop; A Train; Manchester; Manchester-Piccadilly Station; Braunmoss House
Story: A doctor takes blood from a young boy and offers him a half-crown a day in service of a lady. Archie, leader of the Baker Street Irregulars tells Holmes and Watson of his brother Benjie's disappearance. Cotton baron Sir William Talbot Gregston consults Holmes over the disappearance of his twin brother. Discoveries made while disguised as a dustman lead Holmes to Manchester and bring both cases to an end together.

Luke Benjamen Kuhns

"The Allegro Mystery" (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; (Dubuque)
Other Characters: Mademoiselle Dipin; Cab Driver; Police Officers; Madam Dipin; Esther Daines; Ballerinas; Stage Hand; Esther's Brother; Ballet Audience; (Susan Sutherland; Miss Edwards; Police Officer; Jean Javet; French Critic; French Policeman; Street Paper Vendors)
Date: Autumn, between 1882 & 1890
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Mademoiselle's Apartment; Her Majesty's Theatre; Piccadilly; Oxford Street; Baker Street
Story: After effecting the capture of the pickpocket Susan Sutherland, Holmes is calle
d on by West End ballet dancer Mademoiselle Dipin. She has received a letter from an obsessive admirer who has been in prison in France after burning down the offices of a newspasper that carried a negative review of one of her performances. She is alarmed that he is now in London, having seen him at the theatre, and been followed home.

Frederic Arnold Kummer

"The Adventure of the Queen Bee" (1933)
Based on the Play The Holmeses of Baker Street by Basil Mitchell

Included in: The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (Basil Mitchell & Frederic Arnold Kummer)
Story Type: Homage / Pastiche narrated by Joan Watson
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Watson; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper (Mrs Jennings)
Historical Figures: (Cosimo Medici)
Other Characters: Shirley Holmes; Joan Watson; William; Harry Canning; Detective-Inspector Withers; Policemen; Slim; Alf; Cabman; Postman; Sergeant "Scrunchy" Laker; Larry Cartwright; (Sir Henry / Joseph Masterson; Giuseppe Pirelli; Ellen; Masterson's Butler; Lord Brayling)
Date: The end of May, 1930s
Locations: The Holmeses' Baker Street Rooms; Baker Street; A Taxi Cab; Finchley; The Watson Residence; Sussex; Eastmill
Story: Joan visits Shirley, up from Sussex, in Baker Street and first hears of the White X gang who always announce their robberies in advance and leave a large chalk 'X' at the scene. Their latest target is the Medici pearl belonging to Sir Henry Masterson. Holmes has been asked to take the case but has refused,the gang having threatened revenge on Shirley if he does so. He receives a new queen bee from an Italian bee expert, and Mrs Watson suggests to the girls that they steal it to revive Holmes's flagging interest in crime. Downstairs neighbour, Canning, who owns a radio shop is drawn into the plot.

Withers arrives with news that Masterson's butler has been murdered and that, under torture, Masterson has revealed to them that he has sent the pearl to Holmes in the box with the bee purportedly from Itay. While going to retrieve the pearl from Mrs Watson, Joan and Shirley are attacked by members of the gang. The pearl is stolen from Mrs Watson, and Shirley deduces that it was Holmes who did so. He later hurls the box into the Baker Street traffic in front of a suspicious cabman.

The Holmeses and Watsons travel down to Eastmill, Holmes's Sussex home, along with, at Shirley's invitation, Canning, who has come under suspicion of being a gang member. Joan becomes aware that the house is under surveillance, and she, Shirley and Holmes are taken captive, but their captors are not who they appear to be. Masterson arrives at the house, the pearl's location is revealed and the villains apprehended.

Frederic Arnold Kummer & Basil Mitchell

"The Canterbury Cathedral Murder" (1933)
Included in: The Adventures of Shirley Holmes (Basil Mitchell & Frederic Arnold Kummer); The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type: Homage
Detectives: Shirley Holmes; Joan Watson
Story: Holmes and Watson's daughters investigate the murder of the poet, Eric Sefton, stabbed through the heart with a silver pencil on the site of Thomas à Becket's assassination. Their investigations reveal that the murder is connected to the theft of the Wellesley Van Dyck.

Michael Kurland

Harvey Kurtzman & Bill Elder

"The Hound of the Basketballs" (1954)
Included in: The Brothers Mad (William M. Gaines)
Story Type: Comic Strip Parody
Detectives: Shermlock Sholmes; Dr. Whatsit
Fictional Characters: Cathy (Wuthering Heights)
Historical Figures: Benjamin Franklin
Other Characters: Arty Morty; Pru Basketball; Coolidge Basketball; Servants; Policemen
Locations: 2½, Baker Street; Railway Station; Basketball Hall; The Great Grimpen Moor
Story: After being shot in mistake for a plaster bust by Arty Morty, Sholmes is visited by Pru Basketball, who tells him the legend of the Hound of the Basketballs. After some persuasion, Sholmes and Whatsit travel to Basketball Hall on the edge of Grimpen Moor, where Sholmes leaves Whatsit. Lost in a fog on the moor, Whatsit hears the hound and, in a roundabout way, effects its capture, only to learn that it really is a hound from Hell.

Nick Kyme

"The Post-Modern Prometheus" (2013)
Included in:
Encounters of Sherlock Holmes (George Mann)
Story Type:
Fantasy Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Inspector Lestrade; (Mrs Hudson)
Fictional Characters: The Frankenstein Monster; J.G. Utterson; Dr Henry Jekyll; Edward Hyde; (Victor Frankenstein)
Other Characters: Bartholomew Shelley; Lestrade's Men; Street Urchins; Zeus; (Physician)
Locations: Brick Lane; Trafalgar Square; 221B, Baker Street; Southwark; Ossory Road; Greenland Dock; Tannery
Story: Holmes and Watson examine the decapitated corpse of Bartholomew Sheley on the corner of Brick Lane, the victim appears to have been scared to death before his head was removed. Having been followed back to Baker Street, they turn the tables on their pursuer, but he escapes into the sewers, despite having been shot by both of them. Their investigations take them to a ransacked laboratory in a deserted building, whose former occupant was Victor Frankenstein. There they encounter Frankenstein's creation, and agree to assist in finding the man who has perverted his creator's works. The trail leads to a deserted tannery on the docks where they encounter Utterson and Jekyll. The monster faces off against Jekyll's brutish henchman, Zeus, and against Edward Hyde, before the fiery climax to the case.