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"The Episode of the Bold Bad Undergraduate and the Postage Stamps" (1913)
Included in:
As It Might Have Been (Robert C.S. Adey);Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches I: 1910-1914 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson
Other Characters: Hubert Tiddlecombe; Tiddlecombe's Companions; Scotland Yard Detectives
Date: 1897
Locations: A University Town; St Timothy's College; 221B, Baker Street
Story: Staying in a great University town, Holmes and Watson are visited by three men from St Timothy's College, where a student has had a shilling's worth of postage stamps stolen from his room. Holmes disguises himself as a drainpipe to keep watch and bring the culprit to justice.

Stuart Palmer

"The Adventure of the Marked Man" (1944)
Included in:
The Further Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Richard Lancelyn Green); The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Tobias Gregson; Mrs. Hudson; (Emilia Lucca)
Other Characters: Allen Pendarvis; Donal Pendarvis; Sub-Inspector Owens; Constable Tredennis; Capstan & Anchor Barmaid; Penzance Constable; Penzance Doctors; Hansom Driver; (Pendarvis's Housekeeper; Maudie Tredennis)
Date: April, 1895
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Cornwall; Penzance; Penzance Station; The Capstan & Anchor; Penzance Police Station; A Hansom; Mousehole; The Grey Mouse Inn; Pendarvis's House
Story: After Watson returns from a walk in the park, Holmes deduces that he is intending to make Emilia Lucca the second Mrs Watson. Allen Pendarvis, of Mousehole in Cornwall, visits them, telling of three written death threats and a shot fired at him. He claims to have no enemies, but after further questioning, Holmes arranges to have his brother Donal arrested. Donal is soon released from prison, and threatens to sue for false arrest. Holmes and Watson travel to Cornwall, and stand watch over the house with Constable Tredennis. They are able to prevent any further violence, but Holmes dispenses his own form of justice.

"The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm" (1944)
Included in:
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (Ellery Queen)
Story Type:
Pastiche-Parody / Untold Story
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Isadora Persano
Date: April 1893
Story: Holmes is approached by Isadora Persano who, having woken up in the charity ward of Charing Cross Hospital, remembers only collapsing in Oxford Street. He has with him a flask containing what appears to be a venomous worm, previously unknown to science.

Sara Paretsky

"The Curious Affair of the Italian Art Dealer" (2014)
Included in:
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; Baker Street Irregulars; (Mary Morstan)
Fictional Characters: Amelia Butterworth
Historical Figures: (Titian; Jack Whicher; Empress Elizabeth)
Other Characters: Upstairs Tenants' Solicitor; Mr Gryce; Hotel Guests; Frances Fontana / Lord Frances Hoovering; Beggar Woman; Signor Carrera; Charlie; Jarveys; Cadogan Gardens Housemaid; Cadogan Charwoman; Someringforth's Manservant; Alicia (or Chloë) Someringforth; Footman; Amelia's Servant; Duchess of Hoovering; Duke of Hoovering; (Mrs Watson's Governess; 221B Upstairs Tenants; Russian Cabman; Hapsburg Diplomat; Italian Prince; French Countess; Thief; Hotel Night Man; Fontana's Manservant; Beatrice Fontana; Mr Fontana; Alice Ellerby Fontana; Neil Someringforth; Carrera's Assistant; Lady Darnley; Someringforth's Doctor; Constable; Freddie; Carrera's Assailant; Oliver; Lady Naseby; Amelia's Friend; Someringforth's Servants; Oxford Street Crowd; Lady Hoovering's Sister)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Gloucester Hotel; Baker Street; Bond Street; The Carrera Gallery; The Docks; Kensington; 26, Cadogan Gardens; Pavilion Road; The Strand; Stoggett House; Cheyne Walk; The Embankment; Ann Lane; Oxford Street; Sloan Street; Foreign Office; Waterloo Station
While Watson is staying at Baker Street, while Mary is visiting her old governess in Exeter, he is summoned to the Gloucester Hotel to tend to an American guest, Fontana, who was badly beaten during the theft of a painting by Titian, that he was intending to have authenticated at Carrera's Gallery, from his room. He returns to Baker Street to find Fontana being harrassed by a beggar woman on the doorstep. Charlie, a Baker Street Irregular, brings word that Carrera has been assaulted, and then was taken away by a strange woman. Their investigations lead them to a meeting with Amelia Butterworth.

Henry T. Parry

"The Baker Street Irregulars Murder Case" (1968)
Included in:
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Feb 1968)
Story Type:
Historical Figures: (Lizzie Borden)
Other Characters: Lewis Korell; Makepeace Allen; Wiley Abelson
Locations: A Courtroom; McShane's Restaurant, New York
Story: During a speech at a meeting of the Baker Street Irregulars, in which he proposes to show that instead of tackling Moriarty at Reichenbach, Holmes was actually at the scene of the Borden murders in Fall River and quite mad, television writer, Lewis Korell, is shot with a Jezail rifle. Evidence seems to point to Makepeace Allen, BSI secretary, the basement of whose house contains equipment necessary for making the weapon.

Stella Paskins

The Case of the Burning Building(1998)
Based on an Adventures of Shirley Holmes screenplay by Susin Neilsen
Story Type:
Children's Homage
Detectives: Shirley Holmes; Bo Sawchuk
Canonical Characters: (Sherlock Holmes)
Other Characters: Robert Holmes; Ms Stratmann; Boris "Bo" Sawchuk; Mrs Fish; Inspector Markie; Sean; Steve Ryan; Jason; Guy Jennings; Homeless Woman; Shirley's Grandmother; Policemen; Teacher; Homeless People; Firefighters; Gang Members; (Shirley's Grandfather; Shirley's Mother; Bo's Parents; Judge; Stella)
Date: 1990s
Locations: Canada; Redington; Shirley's House; Seventeenth Street; Warehouse; Sussex Academy; Redington Refuge; Alley; Sawchuk Fish Market; East Side Community Centre; Goldfar Inc. Offices; Deserted Warehouse
Story:Shirley Holmes discovers a chest containing artefacts left by her great-great-uncle Sherlock Holmes.

A homeless woman flees a burning warehouse. Shirley reads about a string of arsons and decides to investigate the warehouse on the way to school. Arriving late, she has her first encounter with Bo Sawchuk, who she later sees in an altercation with an older boy. She tracks down the homeless woman, and learns that she heard a scream after she fled the building. A fire is set at the school, and Bo becomes the chief suspect.

A.B. "Banjo" Paterson

"The Last of Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Governor's Message and the Missing----" (1905)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; (Professor Moriarty)
Characters Based on Historical Figures: (Sir Tarry Hawser (Sir Harry Rawson))
Other Characters: Men Going Into Pub; Velvet-Footed Official; German Band; Swagman; Station Crowd; Prime Minister
Locations: Australia; Sydney; Phillip Street; Holmes's Sitting Room; railway Station
Story: In Sydney, Holmes receives a telegram from
Sir Tarry Hawser, governor of New South Carolina. The telegram speaks of a loss, but the cipher being lost, Holmes is unable to tell what has been lost. Nonetheless he believes Moriarty is behind it.

Valerie J. Patterson

"Green and Red Trappings" (2003)
Included in:
Curious Incidents 2 (J.R. Campbell & Charles Prepolec)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr. Watson; Sherlock Holmes
Date: 24th December
Locations: 221B, Baker Street
Story: On Christmas Eve Watson is certain that, this year, Holmes will not be able to deduce what his present is.

Barbara Paul

"Eleemosynary, My Dear Watson" (1999)
Included in:
More Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson
Other Characters: Chinese Boys; James Lombard; Lord Edgar Blanchard; Constable; Wilfred Lombard; Workman; Blanchard's Servant; Lady Blanchard; Limehouse Constables; Mr Chu; Bank of England Official; Blanchard's Coachman; Constables; Hu Wei-Yung; (Chinese Robbers)
Date: 23rd-25th December,
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Berkeley Square; Lombard's Shop; King's Cross; Blanchard Residence; Knightsbridge; Lombard Residence; Limehouse; The Golden Lotus; Mr Chu's Opium Den; Bank of England; Telegraph Office; Northey Street; Salvation Army Mission; Regent's Canal
Story: Out walking, Holmes and Watson see a group of Chinese boy carol singers shortly before a violent robbery occurs in a jeweller's shop. The customer, Lord Blanchard, says that this is the second such robbery he has experienced. They trace the owner's wastrel son to a Limehouse opium den, and learn the identity of one of the robbers. The following day, Lord Edgar is abducted and Holmes and Watson encounter the carollers again and interrupt another robbery. They venture back into Limehouse in an attempt to rescue Blanchard and recover the stolen goods.

"The Sleuth of Christmas Past" (1996)
Included in:
Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; A Baker Street Irregular; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Mr. Curtis; Amy Stoddard; Thomas Wickham; John Fulham; Etienne Piaget; Mr. Stoddard; Grimes; Mrs. Curtis; Carolers; Policeman; Men in Coldharbor Lane; Coachman; Kerward Lane Ticket-Seller; Hansom Driver; Fulham's Servant; Stoddard's Servant
Date: 21st - 24th December, 1887
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Manchester Square; Crawford Street (Curtis's Shop); Coldharbor Lane (Wickham & Piaget's Warehouse); Grosvenor Square (Fulham's House); Bayswater Road (Stoddard's House); A Hansom Cab
Story: After meeting Curtis, their local chemist, and learning of his concerns about the Merchants Association's Christmas Charity Fund, Holmes and Watson return home to find Amy Stoddard waiting for them. She tells them of her concern over her fiancé, Wickham, a wine dealer and another of the Fund's administrators, who has had her copy a passage out in her father's handwriting, which read like an extract from a will, and whom she has been told by his business partner, Piaget, has booked passage on the Mary Small, a ship bound for France. Curtis is shot in his shop, and Lestrade learns from his wife that his concerns were about a wine dealer. Wickham says that it was Piaget who was booked aboard the ship, not him, a statement which the ticket-seller seems to confirm. Amy's father's friend, Fulham, expesses concern over Wickham's character, however. Holmes's investigations appear to have uncovered the truth of the matter, but then Amy is abducted from her bedroom.

Bill Paxton

"The Bab Deception" (2000)
Included in:
The Hidden Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Paxton)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Watson & Holmes
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; (Spirits of Mary Morstan & Moriarty)
Historical Figures: Victoria Claflin Woodhull; Frank James; Arthur Conan Doyle (Spirits of Woodhull's Father, James's Father, Charles Doyle & Tsar Alexander III) (Shah Nasr-ed-Din; Queen Victoria)
Other Characters: Inspector Bradley Macintosh; Sir Randolph Gretzinger; Rafid Alhawaj; Lady Merryanne Gretzinger; Constables; Diogenes Page; Dr. Mortimer O'Reilly; Heather Stone; Suhair Tawfik; Al-Jodaly Alheloo; Nickolay Romanovich; Daniel Webster Rainbe; Rainbe's Assistant; Rafid Ali; Alexander Zworykin; Alhandi Jamilah; Abinuk Alhawaj
Date: August, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Gretzinger's House, Tennison Road; The Diogenes Club; The Crown & Goose; A Coroner's office; Rainbe's House
Story: Holmes expounds at great length on his occult beliefs and invites Watson to a séance. Lestrade and Macintosh take Holmes and Watson to the home of Sir Randolph Gretzinger, former Ambassador to Persia, who has been murdered along with his servant. Holmes finds a copy of the Bayan in Gretzinger's hand, and he expounds at length on Babism. He deduces that the men have been injected with poison, and expounds at length on snake venom. The following day they are summoned to the Diogenes Club, where Mycroft expounds at great length on the politics of petroleum. After visiting the dead man's widow and urging her to continue his oil negotiations with the Shah of Persia Holmes is visited by representatives of the Baha'i who fear that the book was planted on the body to implicate them. They expound at length on the assassination of the last Shah. Holmes and Watson are invited to a séance and Holmes expounds at length on the other guests. A spirit claiming to be Moriarty hurls a dagger at Holmes. Holmes organises members of the "Baker Street Baha'i" in the Russian Embassy to locate Gretzinger's missing appointment book, from which he is able to learn the murderer's name.

"The Eight Pointed Cross" (2000)
Included in:
The Hidden Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Paxton)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: (Remains of King Mausolus & Queen Artemisia of Caria)
Other Characters: Lord Calhoon; Falgrove; L'Isle Adam; Reservation Clerk; Falgrove's Assistant; Adam's Assistant
Date: Late Autumn, 1897
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Malta; Valletta; Castle of St. Peter
Story: Lord Calhoon brings Holmes a suit of armour belonging to his ancestor, a Knight Templar, with a map etched inside it. Holmes expounds at length on the Knights Templars. Holmes and Watson go to Malta to investigate. On board ship they see Falgrove, the restorer who discovered the map. Holmes continues to expound on the Knights of Malta and the Seven Wonders of the World. In Valletta, Holmes visits the library, and on his return is able to expound at great length on the history of the Mausoleum. He believes the map is a clue to finding the lost treasure of Mausolus and Artemisia. They find the treasure.
"The Macabre Affair" (2000)
Included in:
The Hidden Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Paxton)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson
Historical Figures: Alfred Binet; Marie Curie; Pierre Curie; Karl Knoepker
Other Characters: Binet's Receptionist; Paris Cabby; Karl Knoepker; Godfrey St. James; Inspector Bradley Macintosh; Lord James Kensington; Sir Charles Farthington; Sir Rodney Grope; Constables; Dr. Mortimer O'Reilly; Thomas Kingsley; Usher; Percy Fawnsworth; Receptionist; Miss Philpot; Daisy Talcan; Page; Robert An'aga; Malcolm Hathaway; Tobias Wecht; Tongan Guards; Mr. Tu'ma; Bank Employees; Cleaning Crews; Maintenance Workers; Firemen; Policemen; Security Guards; Registrar; Paul Bodmin; Bodmin's Assistant; Workman; Captain of Guards; George Wallace; Franklin Wren; Johnathon Wilson; Grope's Secretary; William Slatterly; Said Karnak; Jinnah Patel; Bertram Woolrich
Date: February, 1896
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Paris; Hotel D'Alsace; The Sorbonne; Leipzig; Bank of England
Story: Holmes is reading up on graphology, and suggests that he and Watson go to Paris and Leipzig. In Paris, Alfred Binet expounds at great length on graphology. Marie and Pierre Curie come to tea. In Leipzig, Karl Knoepker expounds at even greater length on graphology. Back in England they are called in by Lestrade to investigate the death of a manager of the Bank of England, while he was in the process of assessing the value of artefacts brought as collateral by the King of Tonga. The man was tied to a table and his heart cut out, seemingly in an Aztec ritual. While they are investigating the murder a bomb explodes, destroying the records of who was in the building at the time. Holmes sends out questionnaires to all bank staff and visitors, and brings Knoepker to London to analyse the handwriting. Several attempts are made on Holmes's life before a gold swindle is revealed and the murderer captured.

Shane Peacock

Eye of the Crow (2007)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty (Malefactor); Irene Adler (Irene Doyle); (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures:
(Lewis Carroll; Benjamin Disraeli; Anna Swan; Blondin; Charles Dickens; William Ewart Gladstone; Great Farini; El Niño (Lulu) Farini)
Other Characters: Blackfriars Bridge Crowds; Ex-Army Man; Woman in Bonnet; National Gallery Passers-by; Trafalgar Square Irregulars; Grimsby; National Gallery Constable; Southwark Boys; Ratfinch; Rose Holmes; Wilberforce (Wilbur) Holmes; Omnibus Driver; Omnibus Passengers; Old Bailey Crowd; Inspector Lestrade (father); Mohammad Adalji; Jailers; Police; One-Legged Lunatic; Man in Sailor's Cap; Old Yard Street Children; Crew; Trafalgar Square Crowds; Opera Crowds; Opera Bobbies; London Bridge Woman; Whitechapel Crowds; Beggar; Old Yard Street Man; Lestrade's Men; Bow Street Turnkeys; Bow Street Constable; Andrew C. Doyle; Miss Stamford; Bow Street Bobbies; Westminster Bobbie; Drunken Sailors; Crippen; Waterman's Boy; Whitechapel Road Man; Pieman; Tinker; Well-Dressed Man & Woman; Tradesmen; Coachman; Irene's Companion; Street People; St Paul's Crowds; Dupin; Leicester Square Crowds; Haymarket Actors; Actress; Maude; Street Band; Conjurer; Fire Eater; Mr Lear; Carnaby Street Crowds; Crossing Sweepers; Gray's Inn Road Crowds; Gray's Inn Road Policeman; Bart's Crowds; Maids; Nurses; Patients; Smithfield Crowds; Cook; Crystal Palace Crowds; Dancers; Mayfair Crowds; One-Eyed Man; Newsgirl; Newsboy; One-Eyed Man's Wife; Medical Student; Butcher; J.T.R.; J.T.R.'s Servants; (Lillie Irving; Mr & Mrs Sherrinford; Mr & Mrs Holmes; Violet Holmes; Hatter; Schoolchildren; School Bully; Rose's Students; Adalji's Parents; Prudence; Doyle's Maid; Mayfair Housemaid; J.T.R.'s Wife)
Date: May, 1867

Locations: Whitechapel; Southwark; Blackfriars Bridge; Fleet Street; Trafalgar Square; National Gallery; Borough High Street; Royal Opera House; The Old Bailey; Temple Bar Gate; The Strand; Morley's Hotel; The East End; Old Yard Street; Covent Garden; Bow Street; London Bridge; Bow Street Police Station; Butcher's Shop; Seven Dials; Bloomsbury Square; Bedford Place; Montague Street; Doyle's House; Westminster; Wild Street; Lincoln's Inn Fields; Waterloo Bridge; The Mint; Whitechapel Road; St Paul's Cathedral; Leicester Square; Whitcomb Street; Theatre Royal, Haymarket; Soho; Carnaby Street; Lear Glass Blowing; Billingsgate; British Museum; High Holborn; Holborn Hill; Gray's Inn Road; Bart's; Smithfield Market; Sydenham; Crystal Palace; Mayfair; New Bond Street; Berkeley Square; One-Eyed Men's Houses; Regent Street; Fetter Lane; Thames Embankment; Scotland Yard; Northumberland House
Story: Living over a hatter's shop in Southwark, with his family, suffering anti-Semitic taunts, and playing truant, the thirteen-year-old Holmes reads of a murder in Whitechapel. Seeing Adalji, the Arab accused of the murder, at the Old Bailey, leads Holmes to believe he is innocent. He follows a pair of crows to the site of the murder, and returning there later, discovers a glass eye, and is arrested by Lestrade on suspicion of withholding evidence. In Bow Street police station, he encounters Adalji again, and learns that the murder was committed with Adalji's butcher's knife.

He is visited by Irene, daughter of the philanthropist, Doyle, and with her help, and some porridge, escapes from jail. He turns to the Trafalgar Square Irregulars, a gang of street boys, and Irene for help in solving the murder. He realises that the crows have witnessed the murder, and attempts to reconstruct what they saw. Threats are made against him, and he draws his mother into the case, which has led him to Mayfair, where she gives singing lessons. Irene is almost killed and Holmes's mother discovers a league of one-eyed men. Events lead Holmes's quest for justice to turn into one for revenge.

Death in the Air (2008)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty (Malefactor); Irene Adler (Irene Doyle)
Historical Figures:
Alfred Vance; Fakir of Oolu; The Great Farini; El Niño Farini; George Leybourne
Other Characters: Crystal Palace
Police; Monsieur Mercure; Crystal Palace Audience; Band; Fainting Woman; Man in Top Hat; Sigerson Trismegistus Bell; Elephant & Castle Crowds; Iceman; Beatrice; Street Urchins; Trafalgar Square Irregulars; Grimsby; Crew; Lincoln's Inn Fields Beggars; Lincoln's Inn Fields Men; Crystal Palace Crowds; Wilberforce Holmes; L'Hirondelle / The Swallow / Johnny Wilde; Inspector Lestrade, Sr; La Rouge-Gorge / The Robin / Mabel; L'Aigle / The Eagle / Jimmy; Denmark Street Costermongers; Denmark Street Children; Leicester Square Crowds; Organ-Grinder; Hawkers; Alhambra Audience; Alhambra Orchestra; Dancers; Oscar Slater; William; Woman Backstage; Crystal Palace Night Guard; Newspaper Deliveryman; St Martin's Lane Couple; Toothless Woman; Cheesemonger; Lazarus; Toshers; Faustian Bargain Patrons; Midget Acrobats; The Animal Boy; Singers; Charing Cross Crowds; News Vendors; Charing Cross Conductor; Train Passengers; Boaters; Young Crystal Palace Guard; Crystal Palace Officials; Inebriated Man; Gang of Boys; Dante; Strand Crowds; Dock Workers; Boy in Black; Old Tunnel Woman; Mrs Hawkins; Old Regent's Park Woman; Charon; Sutton; Crowley; Sticks; Brim; Hansom Driver; Scotland Yard Night Sergeant; Scotland Yard Constables; Stable Boys; Times Reporter (Hobbs); Lestrade's Men; (Rose Holmes; Zazu; Lord Redhorns; Tradesman; Andrew C. Doyle; Ahab Spell; Crystal Palace Engineer; Jewish Pawnbroker)
Date: July 1st, 1867
Locations: Sydenham; Crystal Palace; Denmark Street; Bell's Shop; Elephant and Castle; Southwark; Rose Street; Soho Square; Lincoln's Inn Fields; Smithfield Market; Leicester Square; Royal Alhambra Theatre; Covent Garden; Waterloo Bridge; Dulwich; Dulwich Road; Trafalgar Square; St Martin's Lane; Crown Street; The Faustian Bargain Public House; Charing Cross Station; A Train; London Bridge Station; Bermondsey; Palace Station; St Martin's Lane; Drury Lane; Bloomsbury & St Giles Workhouse; Seven Dials; White Lion Street; The Strand; London Docks; Thames Tunnel; Grand Surrey Docks; Rotherhithe Street; London Bridge; Montague Street; Regent's Park; Hyde Park; Kensington; Chelsea; Battersea Bridge; Scotland Yard; Southwark
Story: Holmes witnesses the aerialist Mercure fall from his trapeze at the Crystal Palace. He notices that the trapeze has been cut, and hears Mercure's last words. Six weeks after the death of his mother, Holmes is now working as apprentice to the apothecary, Bell, who is facing eviction from his shop. Holmes hears, from Irene, who is hanging around Malefactor now, of a gang of robbers, and the five hundred pound reward for their arrest, and wonders if he can get a reward for discovering who caused Mercure's fall. He visits the Royal Alhambra Music Hall, learns more about the Mercures from El Niño Farini, and breaks into the Crystal Palace to examine the crime scene.

The following day, he reads of a robbery at the Crystal Palace, and uncovers the Swallow's connections to the Brixton Gang responsible for the robberies around the city. He is pursued through Rotherhithe, and witnesses Bell teaching Mrs Hawkins his own personal martial art, Bellitsu. He returns to Rotherhithe disguised as Bell, and infiltrates the gang's headquarters, interrupting a rat-baiting event, and ending up a captive. Rescue comes from above and leads to a rooftop escape followed by a visit to Scotland Yard and a horseback return to Rotherhithe. Holmes does not receive his expected reward.

Vanishing Girl (2009)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty (Malefactor); Irene Adler (Irene Doyle)
Historical Figures: Thomas Barnardo; Thomas Hanlon; (Fourdrinier Brothers)
Other Characters:
Robert Self; Man with the Limp; Paul 'Dimly' Waller; Workhouse Beadle; Workhouse Boys; Andrew C. Doyle; Victoria Rathbone; Victoria's Coachman; Lord Rathbone; Lady Pauline Rathbone; Icarus; Sigerson Trismegistus Bell; Reporters; Inspector Lestrade, Sr; Mr Hobbs; Dupin; Dupin's Customers; Stationer; Grimsby; Crew; Kings Cross Crowds; Ticket Inspectors; Constance; Constance's Husband; Kings Cross Porter; Family on Train; Railway Guards; Railway Porter; Passengers; Conductor; Farm Children; Jack McMudo; Penny Hunt; Paper Mill Workers; Rumpleside; Muddle; St Neots Ticket Inspector; Constable Bradstreet:Hornsey Ticket Inspector; Medical Student; Scotland Yard Desk Sergeant; Scotland Yard Constables; Belgravia Police; Belgravia Onlookers; Constable Gregory; Fishmonger; Rathbone's Guests; Coachman; Rathbone's Servants; Rathbone's Cook; Barrymore; Kitchenmaid; Stepney Girl; Workhouse Cook; Workhouse Nurse; White Horse Lane Boys; Portsmouth Train Passengers; Portsmouth News Vendor; Portsmouth Crowds; Bush Villas Landlord; Southsea Police Detectives; Captain Waller; Hansom Driver; Portsmouth Thug; Waterloo Crowds; St Neots Railway Employee; St Neots Milkmaid; Blacksmith; Tradesmen; Polly Hunt; Penny's Husband; Postman; Eliza Shaw; Workhouse Man; Lestrade's Men; Workhouse Concierge; Toby; (Irene's Mother; Rose Holmes; Wilberforce Holmes; Papermaker; Pierce; Penny's Friend; Lestrade's Constables; Captain Dimly; Rathbone's Groom; Rathbone's Footmen; Rathbone's Maids; Beatrice Leckie; National School Headmaster; Mudlark; Mr & Mrs Waller; Rathbone's Stable Boy; Southwark Lion Tamer; The Littlest Irregular; Trafalgar Square Crowds; Messenger Boy)
Date: August-December, 1867
Locations: Stepney; Ratcliff Workhouse; Hyde Park; Rotten Row; Denmark Street; Bell's Shop; Scotland Yard; White Hall Street; Trafalgar Square; Bloomsbury; Montague Street; Euston Road; Kings Cross Station; Stevenage; St Neots; Little Paxton; Little Barford; Muddle's Tobacconist Shop; Grimwood Hall; St Neots Station; Hornsey Station; Seven Sisters Road; Oxford Street; Belgravia; Belgrave Square; Rathbone's House; Snowfields Road; National School; Smithfield Market; Shadwell; Stepney High Street; St Dunstan's Church; White Horse Lane; Great Russell Street; British Museum; Portsmouth; Portsmouth Station; Southsea; Park; King's Road; 1, Bush Villas; Waterloo Station; Waterloo Bridge; Post Office
Story: Irene Doyle sees a boy at the Ratcliff Workhouse who closely resembles her dead brother. Victoria Rathbone, daughter of a prominent politician, is abducted in Hyde Park, but it is three months before Scotland Yard announces that a ransom note has been received. The watermark of the paper on which the ransom note was written gives Holmes his first clue, and leads him to a paper mill near St Neots, and from there to a manor house protected by a wild beast. He thinks he has found Victoria, but when he returns to London, he learns that Lestrade has found her in another part of the country. A couple of weeks later Rathbone is robbed of all his valuables.

Holmes trades on young Lestrade's sympathy to be given access to Rathbone's house, and learns of Irene's familial relationship to the Rathbones. He infiltrates a costume party given by the Rathbones, disguised as a footman. Later he visits the workhouse to see Paul.

Victoria is kidnapped a second time. Holmes travels to Portsmouth to find the man he believes to be Paul's father and to examine the house where Victoria was previously discovered. He returns to Grimwood Manor to bring the case to a close.

NOTE: It is not clear whether the Constable Gregory who is on duty at Rathbone's house in Belgravia goes on to become Inspector Gregory of Silver Blaze.

The Secret Fiend (2009)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty (Malefactor); Irene Adler (Irene Doyle); (Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: John Bright; John Bedford Leno; Friedrich Engels; Karl Marx; Benjamin Disraeli; (Spring-Heeled Jack)
Other Characters: Louise Stevenson;
Beatrice Leckie; Sigerson Trismegistus Bell; Drunken Tradesman; Westminster Policemen; Dupin; St Paul's Waifs; Milkwomen; Westminster Bridge Crowds; Trafalgar Square Crowds; Trafalgar Square Police; Trafalgar Square Irregulars; Grimsby; Crew; Andrew Doyle; Paul Waller / Paul Doyle; Alfred Munby; Southwark Beggar; Borough High Street Crowds; Whitehall Coachman; John Silver; Southwark Bobbies; Inspector Lestrade, Sr; Snowfields Pupils; Headmaster; London Bridge Pedestrians; Fleet Street Newsboys; Fleet Street Pedestrians; Reform League Man; Utterson; Lambeth Passers-by; Mr Leckie; Birdcage Walk Pedestrians; Brompton Road Pedestrians; Brompton Road Vendors; Scotland Yard Desk Sergeant; Lincoln's Inn Field Gentlemen; Couple Outside the College of Surgeons; Crowd Outside Hatter's Shop; Peelers; Protestors; Lady in Barouche; Barouche Driver; Henry & Edward's House Agent; Kensington Footmen; Scullery Maid; Limehouse Child; Mr Stevenson; Mrs Stevenson; Stevenson Children; Limehouse Sailor; Rotherhithe Toughs; Blackheath Governesses & Children; Hide's Servant; Simian; Denmark Street Pedestrians; Ratfinch; Rookery Residents; Prostitute; Disraeli's Coachman; (Beatrice's Father; Rose Holmes; Wilberforce Holmes; Hobbs; Knightsbridge Coachman; Knightsbridge Ladies; Constable Balfour; Constable Cummey; Hobbs; Carousing Lads; Working-Class Women; Burly Tradesmen; Treasure Family; Jackel)
Date: February-March, 1868
Locations: Westminster Bridge; Denmark Street; Bell's Shop; Leicester Square; Trafalgar Square; Westminster; Whitehall; Downing Street; Crown Street; The Strand; Thames Street; Fleet Street; St Martin's Lane; Blackfriars Bridge; Southwark; Blackfriars Road; Borough High Street; St George's Circus; Bridge Street; The Mint; Hatter's Shop; Scotland Yard; Westminster Road; Snowfields National School; Snowfields Road; Montague Street; Lambeth; Hermiston National School; Birdcage Walk; Constitution Hill; Hyde Park Corner; Wellington Arch; Knightsbridge; Brompton Road; Queens Gardens; Lancelot Place; Drury Lane; Lincoln's Inn Fields; Lincoln's Inn Field; College of Surgeons; National Art Gallery; Kensington; Limehouse; Narrow Road;
Samoa Street; London Bridge; Rotherhithe; Deptford; Greenwich; Greenwich Park; Blackheath; Hide's House; Soho Square; Shoreditch Road; Church Street; Bethnal Green Road; Bethnal Green; Old Nichol Street Rookery
Story: A servant girl, Beatrice's friend, is abducted by a leaping figure resembling Spring-Heeled Jack on Westminster Bridge. Holmes finds her unharmed beside the river and doubts Beatrice's story, so Beatrice goes to Scotland Yard where young Lestrade takes on the case. Holmes attends a political rally in Trafalgar Square. He captures a Spring-Heeled Jack in Southwark, but the attacks continue.
Holmes is attacked by the Trafalgar Square Irregulars, and Beatrice's lfe is threatened. The Jack turns to murder, fomenting violent political protests. When Holmes's name is linked to the murders, he is given twenty-four hours to solve the case.

NOTE: It is hinted on P.112 that Irene Doyle will become Irene Adler: "I may actually take to the stage...Perhaps I will go to America in a few years, create a whole new existence for myself, a whole new biography to put in the play programs and papers. Did you know that I had a wild American upbringing?"

NOTE 2: Utterson, the former member of the Trafalgar Square Irregulars, takes his name from Robert Louis Stevenson's J.G. Utterson (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde). The life plan he reveals to Holmes ("I will get out of London when I am educated, change my name, go to the South Seas, and write adventure stories") is a further link to Stevenson. Other references (including Louise Stevenson, John Silver, Robert Hide, Lanyon Street, Samoa Street, and the Treasure family) continue the links to Stevenson.

The Dragon Turn (2011)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Irene Adler (Irene Doyle); Inspector Lestrade; Professor Moriarty (Malefactor)
Historical Figures: Charles Dickens; (George Leybourne)
Other Characters: Alistair Hemsworth; Venus of the Hottentots / Juliet; Sigerson Trismegistus Bell; Inspector Lestrade, Sr; Scuttle; Harrison Starr; Beatrice Leckie; Oscar Riyah / Abraham Hebrewitz / The Wizard of Nottingham; Constable Monroe; Ratfinch; Wilberforce Holmes; Hilton Poke; Grimsby; Crew; Andrew C. Doyle; Paul Waller / Paul Doyle;
Hobbs; Simpson Small; Egyptian Hall Audience; Backstage Doorman; Lestrade's Bobbies; Leicester Square Crowds; Dickens's Audience; Whitehall Pedestrians; Scotland Yard Officers; Actor; Snowfields Headmaster; Omnibus Passengers; Crystal Palace Visitors; Scotland Yard Desk Sergeant; Egyptian Hall Attendants; Usher; Theatre Orchestra; Plainclothes Policeman; Street Urchin; Fleet Street Crowds; News of the World Receptionist; Street People; Stable Boys; Thugs; Lowlifes; Chelsea Policemen; Crown Street Gentlemen; Mudlarks; Denmark Street Bobbie; Lestrade's Colleague; Reporters; West End Pedestrians; (Mr Hollingswood; Wizard of Nottingham; Mrs Hemsworth / Mrs Nottingham; Irene's Singing Instructor; Trafalgar Square Irregulars; Constable Spears; Rose Sherrinford)
Date: Late August - 1st, September, 1869
Indian Ocean; Egyptian Hall; St James's Hall; Denmark Street; Bell's Shop; Cremorne Gardens; World's End Hotel; Scotland Yard; London Bridge; Piccadilly Street; Leicester Square; Belgravia; Knightsbridge Road; King's Road; Chelsea; Snowfields School; The Mint; St James's Square; Whitehall Street; Montague Street; Fleet Street; News of the World Offices; Jermyn Street; Crown Street; Cremorne Road; The Thames; Battersea Bridge; The West End; Bow Street
Story: Holmes and Irene attend a performance at the Egyptian Hall to celebrate Irene's sixteenth birthday. While they are backstage, visiting Hemsworth, the magician and explorer who has made a dragon appear on stage, the Lestrades arrive and arrest him for the murder of a rival magician, the Wizard of Nottingham, parts of whose body have been found in his workshop.

At Irene's urging, and with Lestrade's reluctant help, Holmes is able to examine the scene of the crime, Meeting the Cockney street urchin Scuttle during his investigations. Meanwhile, Beatrice brings news that Holmes's father may be ill, and the two are reunited at the Crystal Palace. His conversation with his father leads him to question his conclusions about the murder. Under threat from Lestrade senior, Holmes is forced to search for the dragon or face public disgrace and criminal proceedings.

Becoming Holmes (2012)
Story Type:
Children's Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Mycroft Holmes; Professor Moriarty (Malefactor); Irene Adler (Irene Doyle); Inspector Lestrade; Stamford; Dr Watson
Historical Figures: (Charles Dickens; Robert Lowe)
Other Characters:
Sigerson Trismegistus Bell; Grimsby / Ronald Loveland; Sir Ramsay Stonefield; James; Lady Stonefield; Angela Stonefield; Brett; Dr Craft; Sutton / Hopkins; Scuttle; Alistair Hemsworth; The Wizard of Nottingham; Crew; Beatrice Leckie; Sergeant Landless
Denmark Street Passers-by; Newsboys; Londoners; Treasury Employees; Treasury Boy; Bank of England Guards; Businessmen; Bank of England Police Officers; Stonefield's Footmen; Bank of England Officials; Stonefield's Groom; Cab Drivers; Hounslow Woman; Hounslow Man; Scotland Yard Desk Sergeant; Whitechapel Residents; East End Thugs; Bart's Patients; Nurses; Cathedra; Gardener; Falstff Barman; Marmaid; Falstaff Patrons; Egyptian Hall Box Office Woman; Redcross Street Old Woman; Beatrice's Young Man; Scotland Yard Night Sergeant; Scotland Yard Boy
(Rose Holmes; Wilberforce Holmes; Lambeth Bricklayer; Bricklayer's Wife; Oberon Obese; Snowfields School Headmaster; Gabriella Stonefield; Stonefield's Doctor; Mr Adler; Andrew C. Doyle; Irene's Singing Tutors; Paul Waller Doyle; Paul Doyle; Johnny "The Swallow" Wilde; Mudlark; Charon; Crew's Parents; Harrison Starr; Angelina Hemsworth; Beatrice's Father)
Date: 13th June - , 1870
Hounslow; Denmark Street; Bell's Shop; London Bridge; The Docks; Crown Street; Trafalgar Square; Whitehall Street; The Admiralty; Inn; The Treasury; Fleet Street; Ludgate Hill; Cheapside; Threadneedle Street; Bank of England; Oxford Street; Holborn Viaduct; Regent Street; Mayfair; Hanover Square; Park Lane; Knightsbridge; Kensington; Hammersmith Road; Kew; Brentford; Hounslow High Street; Park; Leicester Square; The Boy and Man Public House; Scotland Yard; Whitechapel; The Sewers; Charterhouse Street; St Bartholomew's Hospital; London Bridge Station; A Train; Kent; Strood Station; Rochester Bridge; Rochester; Rochester High Street; College Yard; Rochester Cathedral; Falstaff Tavern; Cremorne Gardens; Egyptian Hall Theatre; Southwark; Borough High Street; Public House; St Saviour's Church; Church Street; Rochester Street; Redcross Street; Cross Bones Graveyard; The Old City; Montague Street; Irene's House; Hatter's Shop; St Saviour's Cemetery; Lower Thames Street; Billingsgate Fish Market; Tower Wharf; The Thames
Story: The death of Dickens, coming soon after the death of Wilberforce Holmes, sends Holmes into a depression, while all over London, people plot against him. Grimsby is given a key position in the Treasury, helping to oversee police funding. Holmes suspects that he has been put in position by Malefactor, and predicts that his superior will soon meet with foul play. He decides that he needs to find out first how Grimsby gained his appointment, and begins by looking into the bachground of Sir Ramsay Stonefield, Governor of the Bank of England. Malefactor reappears in Bell's shop and warns Holmes to drop his Treasury investigation.

After his dicovery of Stonefield's secret ends in tragedy, Holme swears to bring an end to Malefactor's organisation. Grimsby is murdered and Irene arrives back in England. Holmes consults Lestrade over Grimsby's murder and his search for Malefactor takes him into the sewers. He has his first encounter with Stamford and his friend John, and journeys to Rochester Cathedral to meet an old adversary. He finds himself in a crypt full of snakes before coming face to face with his nemesis.

Matthew Pearl

"The Adventure of the Boston Dromio" (2009)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes In America (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Wilson Hargreave)
Historical Figures: Anna Harris Smith

Other Characters: Dr Joseph Lavey; Detective Dugan; Police Officers; Animal rescue League Employee; Colonel Brenton; Kindness Club Children; League Agent; Two Young Women; Two Boys; Prisoners; Julius McArthur / George Simpson / George Smith / George Fitzbeck; Prison Guards; (Amelia Lavey; Mary Ann Pinton / Mary Painting; Minister; Prosecuting Attorney; Butler; Kittens' Owner; Betsy; Deputy Sheriff)
USA; Massachusetts; Boston; Watson's Lodgings; Police Headquarters; Lavey's House; Carver Street; Animal Rescue League; Restaurant; Charlestown Prison
On a tour of America with Holmes, Watson dines with Lavey, the surgeon who tended to his wounds in Afghanistan, who complains about the odd behaviour of his housemaid. Two days later he calls on Watson again to tell him that she is dead, and that the police found him lying unconscious over her body with his rifle in his hand. Watson cables Holmes to come to Boston from Portland, Maine, where he has been staying. They visit Lavey's house with Detective Dugan, and learn that the girl was suffocated. Holmes asks to see Mary's kitten, which is being kept at the Animal Rescue League. There they meet Anna Harris Smith, the League's founder. Holmes takes the kitten to a restaurant and then visits a prison to find the girl's killer. Back at the Animal Rescue League he explains the significance of the cat.

Ronald Pearsall

Sherlock Holmes Investigates The Murder in Euston Sq. (1989)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Hudson)
Historical Figures: Matilda Hacker; William Strohman; Joseph Savage; PC Isaac Dowling; Inspector William May; Inspector Charles Hagen; Dr Henry Davis; Sergeant Beeson; Sergeant James Galland; A.J. Pepper; Edward Hacker; Superintendent Robert Davis; Francis Reichenbach; Mrs Bastendorff; Hannah Dobbs; Mary Bastendorff; Peter Bastendorff; Mr Mead; Trial Jury; Mr A.L. Smith; Peter Bastendorff (son of Sewerin Bastendorff); Sewerin Bastendorff, Jr; Rosa Bastendorff; Mr Findlay (Finley); William Partington (Harlington); Inspector Gatling; Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh; Tsar Alexander II; Mr Whiffling; J.E. Richards
(Woburn Place Cabman; PC Thomas Martin; Hannah Earls; Frederick Thompson; Prince Arthur; Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna; Brooks; Lefler; Prince Edward, Duke of Kent; Queen Victoria; Prince Albert)
Characters Based on Historical Figures: Matilda "Matty" Bastendorff (Christine Bastendorff)
Other Characters: Dolly Beck; Agnes; Esther Hoskins; Dummy; Prudence; Dora; Robert; Pertwee; Jenkins; Mr Gamble; Sir Edmund Thistlethwaite
; Ralph; Lily; Mr Bellamy; Mrs Bax; Lord Euston / Mr Smith; Lord Arthur Clifton; Lady Augusta; Captain Mannovski; Stekel; Adrey Charles Gosling; Henrietta; Dr Biddulph; Mrs Hacker; Belinda; Euston Square Onlookers; Carpenter (but see Note below); Postman; Bedford Place Maid; Bedford Place Police Constable; Water Rates Clerk; Morgue Assistant; Kentish Farmer & Wife; Farmer's Son; Coachman; Hoskins's Servants; Hoskins's Butler; Euston Station Porter; Euston Station Clerk; Police Sergeant; Drummond Street Man; Prisoners; Holloway Policemen; Prison Warders; Martin's Wife & Child; Streetwalker; Jenkins's Parents; Camberwell Attackers; Lamplighter; Reporter; Editor; Omnibus Passengers; Hacker's Neighbours; Ware Cabman; Ware Hall Flunkey; Ware Women; Accordion Player; Pub Clientele; Ware Post Office Boy; Prostitute; Jermyn Street Maid; Jermyn Street Woman; Young Nobleman; Coachman; Elderly Landlord; Prostitute's Brother; Banker; Euston's Co-Conspirators; Euston's Housekeeper; Under-gardener; Euston's Butler; Assassin; Man from Frankfurt; European Peasants; Customs Man; St Petersburg Beggars; Commissionaires; Peasant Tea Seller; English Woman; Russian Uniformed Men; Hotel d'Angleterre Waiter; Russian Surgeons; Asylum-Keeper; Asylum Servant Girl; Asylum Nurses; Asylum Director; Asylum Inmates; Geography Master; Asylum-Keeper's Wife; Asylum Doctors; Canterbury Servant; Augusta's Coachman; Lady Augusta's Husband; Gardener; Lady Augusta's Butler; Servant; Housekeeper; Employment Agency Lady; Young Irish Lady; Nuns; Hampstead Jew; St Martin's Lane Street-walker; Cabbie; Whiffling's Daughter; Highbury Couple; (Writer; Man in Photo; Undertaker; Watson's Euston Square Patient; Uncle Alf; Uncle Les; Uncle Sep / Septimus; Uncle Will; Battersea Clergyman; Jessie; Clerical Gentleman; Streatham Farmer; Cigar-Divan Attendant; French Cook; New Owners of 4, Euston Square; Mr Robins; Gamble's Friend; Ex-Cracksman; Photographer; Equerry; Holmes's Researcher; Self-Made Halifax Man; Yorkshire Mine-Owner; Whiffling's Wife; Devon Postman)
Date: May, 1879 / 1889
Locations: 4, Euston Square; The Old Bailey; 221B, Baker Street; Police Station; Pall Mall; Agnew's Gallery; Kentish Town; Rochester Road; Bedford Place; St Mary's Hospital; Streatham; 155, Drummond Street; Bow Street Police Station; Offices of Messrs Hitchen, Gamble & Footloose; Holloway Prison; Jenkins's House; Camberwell Green; Newspaper Office; Park; 15, Jermyn Street; Public Bath; Prostitute's Home; Holywell Street; Bookshop; Bayswater; St Martin's Lane; Gower Street; Putney; Mrs Hacker's House; Islington; Highbury; Sussex; Brighton; Kemp Town; Kent; Canterbury; Council Office; Kent; Farm; Hoskins' House near Rochester; Erith Marshes; Erith; Essex; Southend; Hotel; Pier; Hertfordshire; Ware; Baldock Street; The Red Lion; The Hall; Pub; Barn; Euston's House; Lodging-House; Germany; Berlin; Russia; St Petersburg; Vosmsenski Prospekt; Mannovski's House; Hotel d'Angleterre; The Alexander Hall; France; Paris; Oxfordshire; Asylum near Banbury; Lady Augusta's House
Story: The body of Matilda Hacker is found in the cellar of 4, Euston Square.
Hannah Dobbs, the landlady's servant is charged with her murder. Ten years later, Watson presents Holmes with a portfolio of notes on the case, the compiler of which has mysteriously disappeared. Inspector May tells about the discovery of the body. Matilda's brother, Edward, recounts his sister's debts and royal connections. Hannah Dobbs tells of a past filled with abuse and exploitation. Holmes visits the house in Euston Square and finds rat bones. As he reads through the remaining statements, Holmes becomes convinced that Mycroft has manipulated him into becoming involved, and that the murder investigation really involves two separate cases. The documents reveal secual scandal and a conspiracy against the monarchy.

NOTE: When Inspector May first visits Euston Square one of the lodgers is "a carpenter and joiner looking for work" (P.21). He is not named, but the 1881 UK census lists a William Prince, cabinetmaker, as one of Bastendorff's lodgers. It is not clear if this is deliberate or coincidental on Pearsall's part.

NOTE 2: Bastendorff's eldest daughter is named Matilda here. The 1881 census lists his eldest child as Christine Bastendorff.

NOTE 3: Bastendorff's friend, Mr Whiffling the Gower Street cabinet maker, would appear to be Karl L.F. Wippling, recorded in the 1881 census as living at 48 Gower Place.

Edmund L. Pearson

"Help! Help! Sherlock!" (1928)
Also published as "Those Bloody-Minded Mystery Writers
Included in: A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type: Parody
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Tobias Gregson)
Fictional Characters: Philo Vance; District Attorney Markham; (The Greene Family)
Other Characters: Jethro Browne; Officials; New York Police; Mr Browne; Eloise Browne; (Creedon; Grandma Browne; Grandpa Browne; Aunt Minnie; The Twins; Susie Browne; The Butler; Little Ned; Uncle Peter; The Cook; The Girls; Japanese Sword Collector; Chauffeur)
Date: Summer, 1929
Locations: Sussex; Holmes's Villa; USA; New York; 54th Street; The Browne Mansion
Story: Watson visits Holmes in Sussex with news from Creedon of a murder in New York. Philo Vance has been hired to investigate. Knowing Vance's reputation, Holmes and Watson travel to New York to take over the case.

"Sherlock Holmes and the Drood Mystery" (1913)
Included in:
The Game Is Afoot (Marvin Kaye); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Fictional Characters: Thomas Sapsea; Edwin Drood; John Jasper; Neville Landless; Helena Landless; Deputy; Mrs. Tope; Dick Datchery; Jack Tartar; Stoney Durdles; Mr. Grewgious; Princess Puffer; (Rosa Bud; Mr. Crisparkle)
Other Characters: Passers-by
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; A Train; Cloisterham; Sapsea's House; The Gatehouse; The Crozier Inn; The Cathedral; The Churchyard
Story: Holmes and Watson travel to Cloisterham at the request of Sapsea to investigate Drood's disappearance. Sapsea believes Landless to be responsible because he is foreign. When they visit Jasper, Holmes seems to recognise him from London. Holmes returns to London, leaving Watson in Cloisterham, where, in the cathedral, he sees Datchery watching Jasper. Watson becomes convinced that Datchery is Helena Landless in disguise. Holmes returns with Tartar and Neville Landless. Durdles takes Holmes and Watson to the churchyard, where events come to a head, and the fate of Edwin Drood is revealed, but not before Landless falls to his death.

John Peel

"The Dynamics of an Asteroid" (2009)
Included in:
Tales of the Shadow Men 5: Vampires of Paris (Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Homage
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson)
Fictional Characters: Denis Borel; Doctor Omega; Fred; Tiziraou; Zephyrin Xirdal
Historical Figures: (Crew of the Bounty)

Other Characters: Widow Thibault
Date: May 4th, 1891 / 1896 / 1908
Switzerland; Reichenbach Falls; Aboard the Cosmos; France; Paris; Bois de Boulogne; Rue Cassette; Outer Space; Asteroid; (Tunguska; Pitcairn Island)
Omega and his companions rescue Moriarty from his fall at Reichenbach, and take him into the future to assist them in preventing an asteroid colliding with the Earth. A further stop in Paris enlists the aid of Xirdal, before the journey into space to rendezvous with the asteroid begins. As they explore its surface, they face treachery from Moriarty.

Evolution (1994)
Story Type:
Science Fiction Homage
Fictional Characters: The Fourth Doctor; Sarah Jane Smith; Rutans
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; Jack Lamb; L.C. Dunsterville; Rudyard Kipling; George Beresford; John Gray; (Crew of the Hope)
Other Characters: Boy-Dog; Ben Tolliver; Mermaid; Seal Creature Guards; Sir Edward Fulbright; Alice Fulbright; Lieutenant Roger Bridewell; Fulbright's Guests; Colonel Edmund Ross; Sir Alexander Cromwell; Constable Bernard Faversham; Jim Brackley; Bodham Crowd; Millicent Chadwick; Jen Walker; Fulbright's Butler; Servants; Waiter; Lady Burnwell; Captain Kevin Parker; Footmen; Lucy; Vicki; Joshua Anders; Mer-Children; Cherry; Raintree; Brogan; Coachman; Doctor Martinson; Tom; Billy's Girl; Billy; Serving Maid; Tobias Breckinridge; Factory Workers; Factory Children; Jeeves; Cromwell's Driver; Fulbright's Gardener; Lizzy; Simon; Nan; Jack Kinney; Percival Ross; Limehouse Residents; Patrick; Dog-Creatures; Fulbright's Men; (Abercrombie; Serving Maids; Ronnie Chadwick; Tim; Cleaner; Breckinridge's Secretary)
Date: 1880
Locations: Dartmoor; Tolliver's Boat
; Fulbright Hall; The TARDIS; Bodham; The Wharf; Aboard the Hope; The Pig & Thistle Pub; Graveyard; Billy's Shack; Breckinridge's Factory; Mine; Laboratory; Limehouse; Warehouse; Mercy Hospital; Beach
Story: A creature is out hunting on Dartmoor. A mermaid attacks an old fisherman off the Devon coast after he sees fairy fires in the water. At Fulbright Hall an engagement party is under way for Sir Edward's daughter Alice, and her fiancé, Bridewell. Fulbright suspects Bridewell's friend Ross of having a hidden reason for being at the Hall. A howling is heard on the Moor and Fulbright, Bridewell, Ross and his manservant Abercrombie set out to investigate.

The Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive in the TARDIS, having been aiming for India and a chance to meet Kipling, who, it later transpires, is in the area, but still a schoolboy. Sarah encounters the creatures, swiftly followed by the hunters from the Hall. The Doctor decides to investigate. Police officer Faversham is investigating the disappearances of several children, and when the fisherman's body is brought in he calls on Doyle, whose whaling ship, the Hope, is docked in the harbour, to examine the body.

The missing children are being held captive and are all forced to undergo the "Change". Sarah and the Doctor stay at the Hall. The Doctor is loaned a deerstalker and chequered cape coat for a trip into town to view the body with Doyle. Kipling and schoolmates, Dunsterville and Beresford form an attachment to Sarah. The creatures and the missing children appear to be connected to a new factory owned by Breckinridge, and to Doyle's ship.

Alice overhears Ross planning to search the Hall, and is drugged when she attempts to open his booby-trapped luggage. Ross and Abercrombie disappear from the Hall. Sarah, the Doctor, Doyle and Fulbright set out to trap the creature, but Ross appears and kills it. Sarah tours the factory, including Breckinridge's large marine aquarium. Doyle and the Doctor's autopsy reveals that the creature was a ten-year-old boy, and they and Sarah set out to sea to investigate the fisherman's death. They are attacked and Sarah is saved by a mermaid and Doyle's skills as a harpooner.

Sarah and Kipling are kidnapped while lying in wait for grave robbers, and taken to the factory, and from there to an underwater laboratory where Ross's brother is engaged in genetic experiments. The Doctor, Doyle and Ross join forces to stage a rescue, and the missing children are taken, by TARDIS, to a new home.

John Pelan

"The Mystery of the Worm" (2003)
Included in:
Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan)
Story Type:
Supernatural Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Isadora Persano
Fictional Characters: Dr. Nikola; (Fu Manchu?)
Other Characters: Dr. Robert Beech; Driver; (Nikola's Bearers)
Date: 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Limehouse; Nikola's Warehouse
Story: Holmes and Watson are shown two archaeological artefacts and a strange worm by Beech, an entomologist, but Holmes sends him packing as a fraud. Soon after, Nikola arrives at Baker Street and reveals that Beech was his emissary, and in reality, Persano. He tells Holmes of the discovery of the artefacts and says that he believes that they are for communicating with another world, and asks Holmes to join him in an attempt to communicate with the beings that live there. Holmes and Watson meet Persano at Nikola's Limehouse warehouse where the attempt is to take place.

Hugh Pentecost

"My Dear Uncle Sherlock" (1960)
Included in:
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Jan 1960)
Story Type:
Detectives: Uncle George Crowder & Joey Trimble
Other Characters: Hector Trimble; Esther Trimble; Mrs. Lydia Leggett; Trooper Gilligan; Dave Taylor; Bill Leggett; Joan Leggett; Red Egan; Patrick Aloysius Molloy, Shep
Locations: Lakeview, USA: The Trimble House; The Courtroom
Story: Twelve-year-old Joey Trimble is in the habit of having stories from The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes read to him by his uncle, ex-lawyer George Crowder. Joey has found the dead body of Mrs. Leggett's German Shepherd dog, Shep, and alerted Trooper Gilligan, who, on entering the house, has discovered that Mrs. Leggett has also been killed. Shep would only let handyman Dave Taylor enter the house without barking, so the evidence seems to indicate that her great-nephew Bill Leggett must be guilty. In the courtroom, Uncle George is able to draw on his Sherlockian experience to show who the murderer actually is.

Peter Pericarp

"Modern Miranda" (1894)
Included in: Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel); A Bedside Book of Early Sherlockian Parodies and Pastiches (Charles Press)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; (Dr Watson; Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: Lawrence Hathaway; Iris Grey; Mrs Moreton-Plunkett; Mr Grey; Tom Harding; Dr Delaney; Mrs Goodman; Cabman; Baker Street Servant; Tall Man of Foreign Appearance; Sister Helen; Edith Deschamps / Edith Hamilton / Edith Cohen; Hathaway's Guests; Newspaper Sellers; (Slum-Hunting Fellow; Baroness Bleithauer; Robinson)
Locations: Chelsea; Mrs Moreton-Plunkett's House; Cheyne Mansions; Oxford Street; 221B, Baker Street; Paget Nursing Home; Whitehall Court
Story:After Harding is shot with an arrow in Mrs Moreton-Plunkett's garden, and Iris Grey disappears from a flat in Chelsea, Lawrence Hathaway consults Sherlock Holmes, who, however, has to leave for the continent. After his recovery, Harding is collected from the Paget Nursing Home by his fiancée, Edith. Some months later, Holmes is to be a guest at a dinner party given by the Hathaways, but events prevent him from recounting his story of the return of Iris.

Summer Perkins

"The Deadly Soldier" (2015)
Included in:
The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories Part I: 1881-1889 (David Marcum)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical adventure of Professor Moriarty
Canonical Characters: Professor Moriarty; Colonel Sebastian Moran; (Inspector Turner)
Other Characters: Police Constable; Inspector Andrew Turner; Policemen; (Constable Charles Woodlite; Mrs Turner; Rebecca Turner; Jonathon March; Moriarty's Clients; Moran's Boss)
Locations: Conduit Street; Moriarty's Residence; Saunders, Otley & Co.; Clapham; Turner's House; Regent Street; Pub
Story: Moriarty is shot at in his home by a man he has identified as a soldier, who has been lurking outside for the past three nights.
He arranges for Inspector Turner to tail him in order to apprehend the man, but this only results in the murders of three of his clients before he comes face to face with his assailant.

Barry Perowne

"Raffles on the Trail of the Hound" (1975)
Also published as "The Baskerville Match"
Included in:
Raffles of the Albany (Barry Perowne); Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (July 1975); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Homage in the style of Hornung's Raffles stories
Fictional Characters: A.J.Raffles; Bunny Manders
Historical Figures: Herbert Greenhough Smith; W.W.Jacobs; (Arthur Conan Doyle; Fletcher Robinson; Harry Baskerville; Sir Richard Cabell; Sidney Paget)
Other Characters: Sirius; Landlady; Vicar of Widecombe-in-the-Moor; Convicts; Landlord; The Man with the Cat; Book-dealer
Date: 1902
Locations: Greenhough Smith's Office; A Train; Raffles' Rooms at The Albany; Dartmoor: An Inn under Black Down; Princetown; The Stone Rows; Rowe's Duchy Hotel; (Bovey Tracey; Widecombe-in-the-Moor)
Story: The Strand magazine has received a letter addressed to Conan Doyle from "Sirius", a resident of Bovey Tracey, stating that a giant hound has been sighted on Dartmoor and that he has discovered its whelps, and requesting Doyle to view the lair. Summoned by Greenhough Smith, and suspecting a threat to Doyle's life connected with his Boer War book fund campaign, Raffles and Bunny journey down to Dartmoor to investigate, and lie in wait at the whelps' lair.

"The Victory Match" (1976)
Also publish as "Raffles: The Enigma of the Admiral's Hat"
Included in:
Raffles of the Albany (Barry Perowne); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Homage in the style of Hornung's Raffles stories
Fictional Characters: A.J.Raffles; Bunny Manders
Historical Figures: Arthur Conan Doyle; James Watson; Queen Victoria; (Commodore Vanderbilt; Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster; Prince Albert of Monaco; Leonard Jerome; Lady Jennie Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill)
Other Characters: Lieutenant-Commander Braithwaite; Station Porter; Sailors; Victory Visitors; Ladies-in-Waiting; Able-Seaman John Hayter; Gentlemen-of-England Cricket Team; Steward; Slopshop Man; Aristotle Andiakis; Groom; Coachman; Achilleion Crewmen; (Marine Guard; Miranda Hayter; Hayter's Accomplice; Queen's Private Secretary)
Date: Early August (Cowes Week), Between 1882 & 1890
Locations: A Train; Portsmouth; Portsmouth Station; Lord Nelson Inn; Aboard the Gosport Jezebel; Aboard HMS Victory; Royal Naval Barracks; Cricket Ground; Southsea; Elm Grove; Bush Villas; Isle of Wight; Cowes; Portsea; Slopshop; Corfu Restaurant; Cowes Station; Aboard the Achilleion
Story: Raffles and Bunny travel to Portsmouth for a cricket match against the Royal Navy during Naval Week. Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar uniform is stolen, although his hat is left behind. After being injured in the match, Raffles seeks out Conan Doyle at Bush Villas. Raffles and Bunny stage a burglarious assault on the yacht of Greek millionaire Andiakis, while Doyle and Watson investigate the theft of Nelson's uniform.

Anne Perry

"The Case of the Bloodless Sock" (2001)
Included in:
Murder in Baker Street (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower); The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (John Joseph Adams)
Story Type: Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; (Professor Moriarty)
Other Characters: Groom; Robert Hunt; Hunt's Staff; Jenny Hunt; Cook; Butler; Josephine; Hodgkins; Percy Bradford; (Kitchen Maid)
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; County Durham; Morton Grange; Hampden
Story: Watson visits an old friend in the North, only to find on his arrival that his friend's five-year-old daughter, Jenny, is missing. The child is found but Hunt asks Watson's advice over the future of the nursemaid who allowed the child to wander, but to whom she is devoted. He then receives a letter, signed "M", stating that the child might be abducted again at any time. After hearing a description of her abductor from the child, Watson sends for Holmes. When they arrive back at the house they learn that Jenny has disappeared again. After she returns another letter arrives from Moriarty, and exploring the village, Holmes finds a child's sock, which gives him the solution to the case even though it proves not to be the one Jenny was wearing. He calls for the ice-cream man to help prove his theory.

"The Christmas Gift" (1999)
Included in:
More Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; Inspector Lestrade
Other Characters: Audience; Announcer; Vassily Golkov; Cab Driver; Dudley Street Porter; Boy; Hall Manager; Hansom Driver; Sandwich Seller; Old Men; Boys; Washerwoman; Helena Carburton
(Hugo Carburton; Ol' Gertie; Jeannie Carburton)
Date: 22nd - 25th, December, 1894
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; The Strand; Concert Hall; Baker Street; Dudley Street; Golkov's Rooms; Concert Hall; Regent's Park; Shaftesbury Avenue; Stable Yard; Gertie's House; Scotland Yard
Story: When it is announced that Golkov, the violinist at whose concert Holmes and Watson are in attendance, is ill, Holmes sets off in pursuit of the far from sick musician, only to find him knocking on their own door. His Stradivarius has been stolen and an inferior model left in its place. He believes it disappeared while Helena, the woman he hopes to marry, was alone with it. A ransom has been demanded - money that has been raised for an orphanage. Holmes believes that Helena's father is behind the plot to discredit Golkov and prevent him from marrying his daughter. Holmes sets a plan in motion, with Watson as the villain, to save everybody's reputations but his own.

"Hostage to Fortune " (1999)
Included in:
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Martin H. Greenberg, Carol-Lynn Rössel Waugh & Jon L. Lellenberg); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs Hudson; (Inspector Lestrade; Mycroft Holmes)
Other Characters: Robert Harris; Kidnapper; Sleeping Men; Messenger; Villagers; Naomi MacAllister; Old Woman; Child; Driver; (Harris's Friends; Urchin)
Date: Spring
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Prince's Hall, Trafalgar Road; Brick Lane; Scotland; Inverness; Rosemarkie; Upper Eathie
Story: Harris consults Holmes after the disappearance of his daughter, Naomi, during a trip to the theatre. He has received a ransom demand of ten thousand pounds. Unable to raise all the money, he wants Holmes to persuade the kidnappers to accept what he has been able to. Holmes accepts, but at the rendezvous with the kidnapper, he disappears, and the following day, Watson receives a ransom demand. From clues in a partial letter on the back of the ransom note, he endeavours to track down Harris's daughter, and through her, Holmes. The quest takes him to rural Scotland, where he finds Naomi, whom he takes back to London to use in his rescue plan.
"The Watch Night Bell" (1996)
Included in:
Holmes for the Holidays (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon L. Lellenberg & Carol-Lynn Waugh)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Millicent Bayliss; Colonel John Bayliss; Alyson Franklyn; Theodore Franklyn; Nora; Servants; Butler
Date: 22nd-25th December & 31st December
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Northumberland; Allenbury Hall
Story: Millicent Bayliss tells Holmes that she believes her sister has been persuaded by her husband to kill their father, a hero of Rorke's Drift. Holmes and Watson travel to the family home in Northumberland, and during the Watch Night service in the family chapel, the chapel bell falls, nearly killing the Colonel. Holmes discovers that the beam supporting the bell has been drilled through and orders the house to be searched. The drill is found and Holmes reveals the identity of the unsuccessful murderer.

Anne Perry & Malachi Saxon

"The Case of the Highland Hoax" (2002)
Included in:
Murder, My Dear Watson (Martin H. Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg & Daniel Stashower)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Mrs. Hudson; Professor Moriarty
Historical Figures: Queen Victoria
Other Characters: Harriet Ridley; Reverend Talbot Ridley; King's Cross Porter; Martin Ridley; Aberdeen Porter; Taggart; Mrs. MacPhail; Shona; Morag; James ; ian; Wee Jamie; Callum; Angus; Reverend Edwin Murray; Doctor; Constable; Undertakers; Captain Urquhart; Queen's staff; Ghillies; Railway Guard
Locations: Baker Street; 221B, Baker Street; King's Cross Station; A Train; Aberdeen Station; Another Train; Ballater; Ballater Station; A Trap; A Castle
Story: Watson receives an invitation from his brother-in-law, Talbot Ridley, to take a holiday at a castle in Scotland. Ridley has been given the holiday as a gift from an anonymous parisioner. Watson invites Holmes, but he is planning a holiday in Switzerland. In Scotland, Ridley meets a fellow man of the cloth, Edwin Murray, but after inviting him to dinner, Edwin is found dead, poisoned by a bottle of port. Holmes arrives in Scotland and is quick to deduce that Moriarty is behind the murder, and that the Queen, staying nearby at Balmoral, may be at risk in a plot designed to discredit Holmes.

Thomas Perry

"The Startling Events in the Electrified City'" (2011)
Included in:
A Study in Sherlock (Laurie R. King & Leslie S. Klinger); The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (Otto Penzler)
Story Type:
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; Sherlock Holmes; (Mrs Hudson; Mrs Watson)
Historical Figures: William McKinley; Sydney Barton Booth; Dr Roswell Park; William Bull; Dr Mann; John Milburn; George B. Cortelyou; Leon Czolgosz; Ida Saxton McKinley; Mark Hanna; Theodore Roosevelt
Other Characters: Captain Frederick Allen; Deutschland Crew; Coast Guard Crewman; Hotel Bellman; Soldiers; Cabriolet Driver; Bartender; Dignitaries; Train Passengers; Spaniard; Middle-Aged Lady; Conductor; Sous-Chefs; Exposition Crowds; Police Officers; African; Orderlies; Park's Assistants; Nurses; Iroquois Indians
Date: August 25th - September 14th, 1901
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Aboard SS Deutschland; USA; New York Harbour; Huson River; Albany; Buffalo; Train Station; Genesee Hotel; 1168, Delaware Avenue; Main Street; Telegraph Office; Pan-American Exposition Grounds; University of Buffalo; A Bar; A Train; Niagara Falls; Goat Island; Luna Island; Restaurant; Hospital; Police Station; Canada; Montreal; Aubeurn Penitentiary
Story: Naval captain Allen takes Holmes and Watson to America, where President McKinley's life is under threat. In Buffalo, where the Pan-American Exposition is being held, they are taken to meet McKinley who asks Holmes to ensure that he is assassinated. While touring the Exposition grounds, Holmes tells Watson that part of the challenge will be to keep McKinley alive long enough to arrange the assassination attempt. He enlists the help of John Wilkes Booth's nephew, and sundry local officials. Holmes prevents a number of attempts on the President's life before putting his own plan into action.

Steve Perry

"The Case of the Wavy Black Dagger" (2003)
Included in:
Shadows Over Baker Street (Michael Reaves & John Pelan)
Story Type:
Third Person Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson
Other Characters: Sita Yogalimari
Date: 1884
Locations: New York
Story: Holmes is visited in New York by the Balinese priestess Sita Yogalimari. She shows him a kris, the partner of which is missing. The two are necessary for the slaying of Black Naga, one of the Old Ones, whose time of rising is fast approaching. Her deductions about Holmes equal his own about her before the two daggers are reunited.

Bill Peschel

"The Adventure of the Jersey Girl" (2015)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Extra-Canonical Adventure of Irene Adler narrated by Mark Twain
Canonical Characters:
Irene Adler; (Sherlock Holmes; Dr Watson; Mycroft Holmes)
Historical Figures: Mark Twain; Olivia Clemens; Joe Twichell; (Mathilde Marchesi)
Other Characters: Count Dietrich von Nordmark; Gunter; Passers-by; Ticket Seller; Beer-Hall Students; Professor; Leatherface; Leatherface's Toughs; Officer of the Law; Fencing Students; Opera Cast; Carriage Driver; Dietrich's Friends; Dietrich's Servants; Small Man; Duel Referee; Doctors; Hotel Maid; (Irene's Mother; Irene's Father)
Date: 1878
Locations: Germany; Heidelberg; Hotel Shloss; Twain's Study; Theaterstrasse 10, The Opera House; Beer-Hall; Student Corps Building; Beer Garden; Dietrich's House; Heidelberg Castle
Story: Tw
ain is with his family in Heidelberg as a stop on their European tour. While unwillingly buying tickets at the Opera House, he encounters Irene Adler, and later is set upon by the servants of her companion. She takes him for a duelling lesson with the swordsman student Gunter, but soon finds himself challenged to a real duel.

"The Adventure of the Stomach Club Papers" (2015)
Included in:
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Pastiche narrated by Mark Twain
Canonical Characters:
Sherlock Holmes
Historical Figures: Mark Twain; Sinbad; Danbury; Olivia Clemens; Henry Irving; Twain's Daughters; (James Whitcomb Riley; Washington Servant; Washington Landlady)
Other Characters: Alf Randall; Stuart MacNaughton; Mrs Randall; Lyceum Audience; Actors; Twain's Servants; Londoners; MacNaughton's Butler; MacNaughton's Housemaid; Holmes's Landlady; MacNaughton's Guests; Humorist; Poetess; Printer; Inventor; MacNaughton's Footmen; (Madame Caillaux; Stomach Club Members; Stomach Club Waiters; Stomach Club Maid; MacNaughton's Cook; MacNaughton's Wife & Children)
Date: Summer, 1879
Locations: USA; Twain's House; London; Hotel; Lyceum Theatre; Motague Street; 24, Montague Street; Mayfair; South Audley Street
Story: Twain reads of the death of the bookseller and publisher, Stuart MacNaughton.

In 1879, in London, Twain attends a performance by Henry Irving at the Lyceum. Backstage, a squinting dwarf tells him to call at MacNaughton's home to discuss a speech on onanism given at the Stomach Club in Paris. Among the Lyceum cast is a young Sherlock Holmes, who makes a series of deductions about Twain and his wife, including that Twain is being blackmailed by MacNaughton. After Twain makes his call, and spies out the lay of MacNaughton's house, Holmes puts a plan into action at a dinner party that evening to bring an end to the blackmail.

"The Humorist's Curse" (2014)
Included in:
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (Bill Peschel)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical adventure of Dr Watson
Canonical Characters: Dr Watson; (Sherlock Holmes)
Historical Figures: Mark Twain; Bret Harte; (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Other Characters: Pioneers Cricket Club; St George Cricket Club; Cricket Spectators; Chisholm; Doctor Gillespie; Buck Kennedy; Colonel Warden; Market Street Crowds; Ruffians; Chen Yin; Big Jim Crosby; Chinese Diners; Chinese Cook; Chen Fu; Chinese Prisoners; Bartender; Saloon Patrons
Date: June or July, 1906 / July 4th, 1868
Locations: South Africa; Cape Town; USA; Connecticut; Hartford; California; San Francisco; Market Street; Martin's; Montgomery Street; California Street; Chinatown; Chinese Restaurant; Occidental Hotel; Big Jim's Saloon
Story: Twain recounts his memories of Harriet Beecher Stowe
. He goes on to recall meeting Watson in San Francisco in 1868. Twain and Bret Harte are enjoying the 4th of July celebrations, when they overhear Watson explaining the finer points of cricket. They take him on a tour of the city, but after losing him, find him rescuing a young Chinese woman from a trio of ruffians. She takes them to Chinatown and tells them how, as a result of a debt, her husband is being held in forced labour by Big Jim Crosby. Watson resolves to free him, and Twain follows reluctantly along.

Glen Petrie

The Dorking Gap Affair (1989)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical Adventure of Mycroft Holmes
Canonical Characters: Mycroft Holmes; Sherlock Holmes; Mrs Turner; (Victor Trevor)
Historical Figures: Earl of Granville; Sir George Chesney; (Admiral Saisset; Louis Adolphe Thiers; Prince Otto von Bismarck; Pauline García-Viardot; Bettino Ricasoli)
Other Characters:
Jean-Christophe Thibault; Sailors; Ferry Passengers; Inspector Greatorex; Sergeant McManus; Folkestone Cab Driver; Train Passengers; Ticket-Collector; Mr Whettam; Stableman; Cuthbert Jenks-Robinson; Footman; Carl Philipp Emmanuel Guttmann; Balliol Musicians; Balliol Audience; Mr Spode; King; Mitre Clerk; Sir James Swarthmoor; Reverend Sir Horatio Rumbelow; Sir James's Manservant; Assistant Paddington Station-Master; Paddington Factotum; Paddington Porter; Princess Sofya Sergeyevna (Sophie) Trubetskoy; Market Crowds; Pall Mall Gay Ladies; Cyril; Pall Mall Passers-by; Rector of St James; St James Congregation; Church Beadle; Child; Madame Tirard; Athenaeum Waiter; Jermyn Street Passers-by; Organ-Grinder; Urchins; Dolly-Mops; Girl with Hoop; Nursemaids; New Diogenes Member; Thompson; Diogenes Waiter; Sleeping Diogenes Member; Clubmen; Diogenes Porter; Cyril's Children; Sophie's Nyanya; Captain Edwin Barnaby; Abigail Rodgers; Mrs Rodgers; Billy Lavendar; George Rodgers; Old Tom; Isabella Jenks-Robinson ; Ranmore Manservant; Farm-maid; Farmhands; Rosie; Treasury Clerks; Mr Phillips; Mr Martins; Foreign Office Official; Granville's Aides; Diogenes Attendants; Mabel; Maisie; Pall Mall Blood; Egham Trap Driver; Indian Syce; Cricketers; Students; Venables; Cissie; Sophie's Maids; Bruton Street Porter; Coachman; Kendall's Hotel Policemen; Kendall's Head Porter; Inspector Grimes; Williams; Holy Cross Doctor; Figgis; Driffield; Diogenes Members; White Posts Chambermaids; Guests; Waiter; Emily; Grooms; Dorking Residents; Tobacconist's Assistant; Mr Fredericks; Jeannine; Bruton Street Policeman; Jemima-Anne; Wotner; Mrs Barnaby; Twenty-First Lancers; Guildford & Bramley Mounted Yeomanry Band; Chesney's Men; Garden Party Crowds; Sergeant-of-Gunners; Ragamuffins; Charing Cross Porters; Railway Attendants; Charing Cross Passengers; Railway Guard; Bookseller; (Sir Philip Doughty; Madame Thibault; Kent Policeman; Countess of Kilgarden; Papal Nuncio; Mr Turner; Pierre Tirard; Johor Baru Tunku; Prince Sergey Trubetskoy; Frederick Colton; Princess Trubetskoy; Princess Katerina Orlov; Prince Nikolay Orlov; Trubetskoys' Torquay Parlourmaid; Torquay Physician; Mrs Armitage; Sergeant Parrish; Mrs Peters; Harry; Jemima Whettam; Liza Makepeace; Examining Doctors; Boatman; Lizzie; Kendall's Manager; Kendall's Porter; French Embassy Men; Annie; William Cornwallis-Herbert; Sophie's Cook; White Posts Ostlers; Dorking Policemen; Cousin Seb; Barnaby's Aunt; Barnaby's Father; Lady Silverdale; Mr Wilkins; Wantage Sisters; French Ambassador; German Ambassador)
Date: April - June, between 1871 & 1873
Locations: Cross-Channel Ferry; Folkestone; Trains; Station; Ranmore Hall; Oxford; Balliol College; The Broad; The Turl; The High; Mitre Hotel; Paddington Station; Pall Mall; 73a, Pall Mall; Church of St James, Piccadilly; Jermyn Street; Kendall's Hotel; Athenaeum Club; Diogenes Club; Bruton Street; Sophie's Apartment; Rodgers' Farm; Eldeberry Woods; St Martha's Hill; Silent Pool; The Treasury; Mycroft's Office; The Foreign Office; Horse Guards Parade; Egham; Cooper's Hill; Indian Civil Engineering College; Staines; Holy Cross Mortuary; Brasenose College; Carlton Club; Dorking, White Posts Hotel; Box Hill; Ranmore Common; Tobacconists; Charing Cross Station; The Strand; Bookshop
Story: Thibault arrives in England with information for the Government, but not does not meet his expected contact. Visiting Sherlock in Oxford, Mycroft is called on by Cabinet Secretary Swarthmoor to look into Thibault's disappearance, and finds himself being watched as he returns home. Thibault's mistress arrives in London, and Mycroft suggests that she is an agent of the French Government. He discovers that his shadows are Russian Princess Sophie Trubetskoy and her man Cyril, and learns from them that Bismarck's agent, Guttmann, whom Sophie blames for her sister's death, is in England.

Abigail finds a dead man in Silent Pool, near Ranmore Hall, but when the police search, it has disappeared and she is not believed, but is given a job at the Hall, where she comes to the attention of Guttmann. Guttmann arranges for farmboy Billy Lavendar to be disposed of. Mycroft and Sophie visit Sir George Chesney who suggests that the plot may involve the defence of Dorking Gap, a major strategic location in the event of an invasion of Britain.

After identifying Thibault's body, pulled from the Thames, Sophie plans to accompany Mme Tirard to France but she disappears, while Mycroft attempts to send Sherlock to Dorking, but instead receives advice on the importance of European railways to his investigation. With limited time to prove his theory to his superiors, Mycroft and Cyril travel to Dorking, where he learns that a German marching band is arriving to play at a fete at Ranmore Hall. When Mycroft is captured and imprisoned in a well, Sophie enlists Chesney and Captain Barnaby to aid in his rescue.

The Monstrous Regiment (1990)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical Adventure of Mycroft Holmes
Canonical Characters: Mycroft Holmes; Mrs Turner; Sherlock Holmes; (Squire Trevor; Victor Trevor; Professor Moriarty; (Sergeant) Tobias Gregson)
Historical Figures: Januarius Aloysius McGahan; George Leybourne; Viscount Cross; George Pleydell Bancroft; Marie Bancroft; (Otto von Bismarck; Napoleon III; Sultan of Turkey; Tsar Alexander II; Prince Milan of Serbia; Queen Victoria; Kaiser Wilhelm I; Joseph Joachim; The Bancrofts; Lord Derby; Benjamin Disraeli; Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy; Count Pyotr Shuvalov; Lord Odo Russell)
Other Characters:
National Gallery Attendant; Protestors; Divan Customers; Waiters; Cigar Girl; Carl Philipp Emmanuel Guttmann / Pastor Gustav-August von Holz / Parson August; Prostitutes; Amelia; Clergyman; Bishop; Sir James Swarthmoor; Junior Treasury Clerks; Treasury Porter; Sightseers; Lamplighter; Olympia Manager; Box-office Attendant; Foyer Attendant; Couple in Box; Olympia Audience; Dancers; Bandmaster; Orchestra; Jenny Miller; Stage-hands; Stage Manager; Performers; Cyril Prettyman; Young Man; Buckingham Row Pub Clientele; Growler Driver; Swarthmoor's Attendants; Euston Porters; Ticket Inspector; Vicar of Wetwood; Emily; Euston Guard; Rugby Porters; Passengers; Station Attendant; Paper Boy; Lamp Attendant; Undertaker; Mourners; Chief Inspector Quilt; Sir Ralph Dearing; Coachman; Vanderlys Gatekeeper; Florrie; Kitchen Servants; Mrs Arbuthnot; Lady Sowerby; Footmen; Brown; Maisie; Cab-Driver; Prince of Wales Attendants; Theatre Audience; Cloakroom Maids; Programme Sellers; Hansom Driver; Brewer's Dray Driver; Millichip; St Thomas's Matron; Dr Feldman; Porters; Patients; Nurses; Chaplain; Rosalie Mottram; Nurse Redfern; Westminster Bridge Prostitute; Mr Partick; Cooper; Brancaster Station-Master; Old Tom; Scolt Head Islanders; Mrs Rigg; Old Seaman; Japhet; Growler Driver; St James's Rector; Diogenes Members; Diogenes Waiters; Little Girl & Mother; Workman; Cabbie; Wareham Lampman; Major Edwin Barnaby; Mr Lewis; Arabella Hornby; Henrietta-Louise Hornby; Whitlock; Fräulein von Holz-zu-Birkensee; Colonel Sir Rinaldo Hornby; Mr Crashaw; Lady Hornby; Hornby's Servants; Groom; Worth Matravers Villagers; Sexton; Maddy Orchard / Abigail Rodgers; Watts; Hawkins; Hodgson; Jesse; Princess Sophie Trubetskoy / Claudine Lebrun; Parson Sabine; Guttmann's Men; Submarine Crewman; Yeoman-Warder; Guardsmen; Sergeant; Execution Spectators; Surgeon-Major; Subaltern; Orderly; Private Ferris; Senior Officer; Men in Overcoats and Top Hats; Warders; Clergyman; Dustmen; (Turkish Officer; Sophie's Contacts; Serving Girl; Chief Inspector Grimes; Louis Ponsonby; Lord Dewsbury; Dewsbury's Maid; Florence Boardman; Rear-Admiral Sir Fitzroy Parkinson; Lady Dewsbury; Emily Richards; Mr Wellbody; Gilbert Nuttall; Evelyn Rookworthy; Lord Cormorant; Warwickshire Police Officers; Mr Turner; Albert Correy; Sir Philip Doughty; Miss Stansfield; Paper Boy's Mother; Susan; Ellen Brown; Mr Hetherington; Cicely; Annie; Rosie; Pastor Schumacher; Ludwig Rotwang; Signor Viviani; Madame Viviani; Amy; Mrs Burnside; Jim; 'Melia; Telegraph Boy; Bishop; Mrs Sabine; Mrs Withershanks; Bishop's Secretary; Princess Orlov; Baron von Schwering)
Date: Mid or Late 1870s
Locations: National Gallery; Margaret's Street; The James Street Divan; James Street; Haymarket; 73a Pall Mall; The Treasury; Horse Guards Parade; St James's Park; Olympia Theatre; Victoria Street; Emmanuel Hospital; Swarthmoor's Office; Euston Station; Train; Rugby Junction; Vanderlys Hall; Carlton Club; Prince of Wales's Theatre; St Thomas's Hospital; The Embankment; Westminster Bridge; Margaret Street; Wellbody's Office; Train; Norfolk; Brancaster Staithe; Pub; Scolt Head Island; Prior's Fairing; The Dish of Lampreys; Fairing Manor; East Barsham; Liverpool Street Station; St James's Church, Piccadilly; Jermyn Street; Diogenes Club; 10, Downing Street; Dorset; Wareham Station; Corfe; Isle of Purbeck; Seacombe House; Worth Matravers; St Nicholas' Church; The Winspit; Tower of London
Story: Mycroft tells reporter McGahan about Guttmann's machinations in the Balkans. Returning home he receives an invitation to see Cyril perform at the Olympia Theatre. Swarthmoor reminds Mycroft of the death of Ponsonby, after sealed Admiralty orders were stolen from his care, and tells him of a similar incident leading to the death of Lord Derby's private secretary. Mycroft is sent to Vanderlys to investigate, taking Cyril as his valet, but
delays the visit after spotting Guttmann at the theatre.

On the train, he begins to suspect that a domestic staff agency may be at the root of the matter. On arriving in Warwickshire, he learns that an arrest has been made, but sets about proving that the girl accused is innocent. His life is endangered in an infectious diseases ward, and he visits the staff agency. He is lured to an island on the Norfolk coast where he finds Sherlock, who has been drugged and brought there by Moriarty, waiting for him. The plot leads them to Dorset, where Mycroft believes another despatch is to be intercepted. He discovers that Barnaby and Princess Sophie have been sent ahead of him, and both the papers and the Princess disappear. Guttmann makes an unexpected mistake, but his associate has a rendezvous at the Tower of London.

The Hampstead Poisonings (1995)
Story Type:
Extra-canonical Adventure of Mycroft Holmes
Canonical Characters: Mycroft Holmes; Sherlock Holmes; Billy; Mrs. Turner; Mrs. Hudson; Dr. Watson
Historical Figures: Edward Marshall Hall; Ethel Marshall Hall; Sir William Vernon Harcourt; Sir William Gordon Cumming; Forrest Fulton; Sir Allen Young; Louisa, Duchess of Manchester; Lord Hartington; Edward VII; Duchess of Devonshire; Princess Alexandra; Sir Richard Webster; (Lt. John Chard; Lt. Gonville Bromhead; General Hamilton-Browne; Surgeon-Major Reynolds; Sir Henry Clifford; Sir Henry Ponsonby; Sir William Gull)
Other Characters: Mycroft's Driver; Princess's Porter; Nanny; Princess's Footman; Princess Sophie Trubetskoy; Cyril; Jeannine; Princess's Maid; Princess's Groom; Ragged Children; Gaoler; Prison Clerks; Cecily Bradfield; Prisoners; Prison Visitors; Wardresses; Hilda; General Bradfield; Prison Matron; Diana Tuttle; Turnkeys; Colonel Edwin Barnaby; Lady Dolly Murray; Lord Adolphus Murray; Murray's Pageboy; Boaters; Lakeside Spa Members; Aggie; Josiah Hartz; Augustine Bullfinger; Dr. Moldwyn Pugh; Sir James Swarthmoor; Swarthmoor's Three Companions; Cock Tavern Waiter; Diogenes Club Attendant; George; Diogenes Club Porter & Staff; Austen; Maisie; Ragged Children; Jarvey; Hampstead Women; Two Girls; Milly; Miss Bickleigh; Hampstead Policeman; PC Hawkshawe; Men in Hollybush Place; Roberts; Policemen; Police Inspector; Dr. John Bickleigh; Chief Inspector Wilmot; Hampstead Desk Sergeant; Prisoners; Milkman; Milkman's Assistants; Postman; Hampstead Maids; Baker's Boy; Brown; Constable; Mrs. Turner's Boy; Sir Frederick Colton; Burns; Clerks;
Porters; Scrubbing Women; Finnegan's Waiters; Carl Philip Emmanuel Guttmann; Guttman's Cabman; Veronica; Mycroft's Cab Driver; Liverpool Street Crowds; Porters; Duke of Streltsau; Colonel Valentine Blake; Mrs. Blake; Assistant Stationmaster; Lord Ranelagh; Lord Lingard; Lady Lingard; Regimental String Band; Stationmaster; G.E.R. Director; Railway Attendant; Colonel-Major Baron von Goeben; Train Guard; Sandringham Estate Men; Ghillie; Footmen; Hall-porters; Page; Palliser; Sandringham Guests; Footmen; Maids; Mycroft's Valet; Bessie Martin; Sir Napier Soames; Lady Lechslade; Helen Gurney; French Tutor; Smedley & Ditchling's Office Boy; Smedley; Mr. Justice Muckleburn; Jury; Archibald Russell; James Cathcart QC; Wardresses; Court Usher; Villiers Manyon; Clerk of the Court; Courtroom Crowds; Mr. Hillmore; Couple with Small Dog; (Captain Septimus Athelney Meadowthorpe; Helena Meadowthorpe; Parthenope Manyon; Two Ruffians; Mordecai Stote; Mr. Dykes-Robinson; Mrs. Bickleigh; Annie Gibbs; Flett; Murray's Maids; Cab Driver; Streltsau's Gun Loader)
Date: 1890 or later
Locations: 221B, Baker Street; Mycroft's Hansom; Portman Square; Bruton Street; Princess's Mansion; Millbank Prison; Hampstead; Kenwood House; Haverstock Hill; Baker's Row; Church Row; Graveyard; Marshall Hall's Home;Bryanston Street; Bullfinger's Growler (Oxford Street); Whitehall; The Cock Tavern; The Diogenes Club; Somerset House; The Home Office; Pall Mall; Mycroft's Rooms; Corner of South End Road and Downshire Hill; Downshire Hill; Bickleigh's House; Hollybush Place; The Assembly Room; Hampstead Police Station; Hollybush Lane; Minerva Court; Horse Guard's Parade; Marshall Hall's Office, Fountain Court; Chancery Lane; Serle Street; Lincoln's Inn Fields; Finnegan's Dining Rooms, Clement's Lane; The Embankment; New Bond Street; Piccadilly; Liverpool Street Station; The Royal Train; Norfolk; Sandringham House; Smedley & Ditchling's Offices; Squire's Mount; Number Three Court; St. James's Park; (Italy; Florence; Hampstead Heath; Bickleigh's House; Isandlwana; Rorke's Drift)
Story: Mycroft is present when Marshall Hall consults Holmes over a case he is defending. Diana Tuttle has been accused of poisoning her employer and lover, Meadowthorpe. Holmes is engaged in the Lauriston Gardens affair, so Mycroft decides to take on the case. He enlists Princess Sophie to visit Tuttle in jail and learn more about the events of the night of Meadowthorpe's death. They also learn more of Manyon, whose daughter was Meadowthorpe's fiancée, and who was at the doctor's house on the night of his death, who has property dealings in the Hampstead area. Mycroft's investigations suggest that Manyon has links with the Prince of Wales's baccarat playing crowd.

Mycroft is warned off the case by his superiors, and reasons that Tuttle's solicitors are doing all in their power with the co-operation of the prison authorities not to have their client hanged as he previously thought, but to prevent the trial, or at least the evidence, ever coming to court. On a second visit to Hampstead, Mycroft learns that one of the principal witnesses in the case has been found drowned, and finds himself under arrest. Meanwhile, Sherlock suggests the case may be designed to draw Mycroft's attention away from other matters. Eventually Mycroft becomes aware of the presence of his old adversary Guttmann.

He is invited by Princess Alexandra to spend a week at Sandringham House, where he encounters a cockatoo, also named Mycroft, and the Prince of Wales, and where another man is shot in mistake for him. The successful conclusion of the affair depends on Mycroft and Marshall Hall's courtroom defense of Tuttle, and Sherlock's knowledge of typewriters.