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

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

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"The Adventure of the Missing Countess" (1994)
Included in: (Marvin Kaye); (Marvin Kaye)
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.

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"The Adventure of the First Class Carriage" (1947)
Included in: (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.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright (1995)
Story Type:
Pastiche
Canonical Characters: Sherlock Holmes; Dr. Watson; Holmes's Sussex Housekeeper; Baker Street Irregulars;
Fictional Characters:
Historical Figures: Harry Houdini; Arthur Conan Doyle; Jean Leckie; Bess Houdini; Daisy White; Theodore "Dash" Weiss / Hardeen; Bernard Ernst; Bess's Guets; Joseph Dunninger; John Mulholland; Milbourne Christopher; Burton L. King; Jim Collins; Jim Vickery;
Other Characters: Houdini's Chauffeur; Blandford Hall Ticket Woman; Professor Bernard; Bernard's Audience; Mary Fraser; Godfrey Sheridon; Miss Smith; Kate Courtney-Smythe; Embankment Constable; Woman; Richard Hawke; Dr Robert Blackthorne; Marina Blackthorne; Mrs Morgan; Ritz Waiter; Movie Director; Actors; Technicians; Scene Shifters; Brownstone Bellboy; Capone's Collector; Appleton Registrar's Assistant; Burlesque Dancers; Grand Central Crowds; Grand Central Waitress; Hungarian Agents; Budapest Jewish Quarter Residents; Registry Assistant; Georges Zoltan; Zoltan's Accomplice; Captain Maroc; Countrysiders; Maroc's Companions; Contessa Irena; Taxi Driver; Hotel Clerk; Budapest Police Sergeant; Constables; Paris Street Artists; Artist's Audience; Boston Matron; Photographer; The Manhattan Deerstalkers; Brownstone Desk Clerk; Zookeeper; Joe Casey; Reverend Joshua Bridger;
Date: Summer, 1922 / November, 1926 / Midsummer, 1927
Locations: Watson's Finchley Practice; Sussex; Fowlhaven; Charing Cross Hotel; Blandford Hall; The Polytechnic; British Museum; Fleet Street; The Embankment; Piccadilly; The Ritz; New York; Brownstone Hotel; 67 Payson Avenue; Movie Studio; Houdini's Storehouse; Little Italy; Italian Restaurant; Train; Chicago; Appleton, Wisconsin; Registrar's Office; Burlesque Theatre; Grand Central Station; Refreshment Room; Hungarian Embassy; Hungary; Budapest; 12, Sip Street; Hotel; Castle; City Centre Hotel; Police Headquarters; France; Paris; Cafe; Aboard the ; New York Steamship Office; Central Park Zoo; Joe's Diner; Algonquin Hotel
Story: Houdini calls on Watson and asks to be taken to Holmes's Sussex cottage to ask him to help judge the veracity of a spirit-written message from his mother channelled through Lady Jean. He also tells Holmes of Marina Blackthorne, a medium he is trying to prove to Doyle is a fake. Holmes attends a seance in disguise, while Watson, banished from the hotel, saves a young woman from suicide. Holmes arranges for an announcement of his own death to be printed in order to prove his case.