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Sherlock Holmes

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Absurdly Simple by Irene Adler

Irene Adler has managed that rare mixture of intricate detective-story plotting, character development and black humour in this classic tale of blackmail. She also writes an excellent simulcrum of the good doctor's style

[Added 16/04/2003; Drama; 6000-20,000; Sherlock Holmes; Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, OCs]

The Adventure of the Expert Cracksman by Mary Crawford

'"My dear Hopkins," said Holmes, "if a troupe of performing elephants had paraded through this house, the damage could not have been greater."' This plausible short adventure could easily be a missing story from canon, but it's really made by the intriguing glimpse it offers into Holmes' past

[Added 21/07/2009; Drama; 6000-20,000; Sherlock Holmes; Characters: John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Stanley Hopkins, OCs]

Requiem at Reichenbach by Alixtii

'A single fleck of dust can so alter the path of an asteroid so as to crash it into a planet or to drive it into the star around which it orbited.' The author creates an interesting voice from the bland evil overlord of canon as Moriarty teaches Holmes more than mathematics

[Added 03/01/2007; Drama; 2500-6000; Sherlock Holmes; Characters: James Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, OCs]