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Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space

Martin H. Greenberg
Isaac Asimov
Charles G. Waugh

In this outstanding collection of Sherlockian tales, the master of detection solves the most fantastic cases of his career. Herein are answered questions which have plagued loyal readers for decades, including: What is the truth about the mysterious menace of Sumatra? What occurs when Holmes must pursue an extra-terrestrial?

Stories by authors: Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson, Philip Jose Farmer; Sterling Lanier, Gene Wolfe, Edward Wellen and others, for your amusement and edification.

Table of Contents:

  • Sherlock Holmes - essay by Isaac Asimov
  • The Adventure of the Devil's Foot - (1910) - novelette by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Problem of the Sore Bridge -- Among Others - (1975) - novelette by Philip José Farmer
  • The Adventure of the Global Traveler - (1978) - short story by Anne Lear
  • The Great Dormitory Mystery - (1976) - short story by Sharon N. Farber
  • The Adventure of the Misplaced Hound - (1953) - novelette by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson
  • The Thing Waiting Outside - (1977) - short story by Barbara Williamson
  • A Father's Tale - (1974) - novelette by Sterling E. Lanier
  • The Adventure of the Extraterrestrial - (1965) - novelette by Mack Reynolds
  • A Scarletin Study - (1975) - novelette by Philip José Farmer
  • Voiceover - novelette by Edward Wellen
  • The Adventure of the Metal Murderer - (1980) - short story by Fred Saberhagen
  • Slaves of Silver - (1971) - short story by Gene Wolfe
  • God of the Naked Unicorn - (1976) - novelette by Richard A. Lupoff
  • Death in the Christmas Hour - (1983) - short story by James Powell
  • The Ultimate Crime - (1976) - short story by Isaac Asimov

Sherlock Holmes in Orbit

Martin H. Greenberg
Mike Resnick

Authorized by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate, this brand-new collection of 26 Sherlock Holmes stories takes place in Holmes' own era, in our present time, and in the future. All the tales contain some science fiction or fantasy element, and all remain true to the spirit and personality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous and enduring creation.


  • 1 - Introduction: The Detective Who Refused to Die (Sherlock Holmes in Orbit) - essay by Mike Resnick
  • 7 - The Musgrave Version - (1995) - short story by George Alec Effinger
  • 18 - The Case of the Detective's Smile - short story by Mark Bourne
  • 27 - The Adventure of the Russian Grave - short story by William Barton and Michael Capobianco
  • 38 - The Adventure of the Field Theorems - novelette by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • 69 - The Adventure of the Missing Coffin - short story by Laura Resnick
  • 82 - The Adventure of the Second Scarf - short story by Mark Aronson
  • 102 - The Phantom of the Barbary Coast - novelette by Frank M. Robinson
  • 135 - Mouse and the Master - short story by Brian M. Thomsen
  • 146 - Two Roads, No Choices - short story by Dean Wesley Smith
  • 164 - The Richmond Enigma - short story by John DeChancie
  • 184 - A Study in Sussex - short story by Leah A. Zeldes
  • 191 - The Holmes Team Advantage - short story by Gary Alan Ruse
  • 208 - Alimentary, My Dear Watson - short story by Lawrence Schimel
  • 213 - The Future Engine - novelette by Byron Tetrick
  • 237 - Holmes Ex Machina - (1995) - short story by Susan Casper
  • 245 - The Sherlock Solution - short story by Craig Shaw Gardner
  • 255 - The Fan Who Molded Himself - short story by David Gerrold
  • 268 - Second Fiddle - short story by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • 287 - Moriarty by Modem - (1995) - short story by Jack Nimersheim
  • 303 - The Greatest Detective of All Time - short story by Ralph Roberts
  • 319 - The Case of the Purloined L'Isitek - short story by Josepha Sherman
  • 328 - The Adventure of the Illegal Alien - short story by Anthony R. Lewis
  • 334 - Dogs, Masques, Love, Death: Flowers - short story by Barry N. Malzberg
  • 344 - You See But You Do Not Observe - short story by Robert J. Sawyer
  • 363 - Illusions - short story by Janni Lee Simner
  • 368 - The Adventure of the Pearly Gates - short story by Mike Resnick

Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds

Manly Wade Wellman


  • 11 - The Adventure of the Crystal Egg - [Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars] - novelette
  • 53 - Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars - [Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars] - (1975) - novelette
  • 97 - George E. Challenger Versus Mars - [Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars] - novelette
  • 147 - The Adventure of the Martian Client - [Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars] - (1969) - short story
  • 175 - Venus, Mars, and Baker Street - [Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars] - (1972) - short story
  • 205 - Appendix: A Letter from Dr. Watson - [Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars] - short fiction

Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?

Detective Inspector James Quill: Book 3

Paul Cornell

The ghost of Sherlock Holmes is dead, but who will solve his murder?

The Great Detective's ghost has walked London's streets for an age, given shape by people's memories. Now someone's put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. But what's the motive? And who - or what - could kill a ghost?

When policing London's supernatural underworld, eliminating the impossible is not an option. DI James Quill and his detectives have learnt this the hard way. Gifted with the Sight, they'll pursue a criminal genius - who'll lure them into a Sherlockian maze of clues and evidence. The team also have their own demons to fight. They've been to Hell and back (literally) but now the unit is falling apart...

Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

Encounters of Sherlock Holmes: Book 1

George Mann

A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, including James Lovegrove, Justin Richards, Paul Magrs, Guy Adams and Mark Hodder. Edited by respected anthologist George Mann, and including a story by Mann himself.

  • Introduction by George Mann
  • The Loss of Chapter Twenty-One by Mark Hodder
  • Holmes and the Indelicate Widow by Mags L Halliday
  • The Demon Slasher of Seven Sisters by Cavan Scott
  • The Post-Modern Prometheus by Nick Kyme
  • Mrs Hudson at the Christmas Hotel by Paul Magrs
  • The Case of the Night Crawler by George Mann
  • The Adventure of the Locked Carriage by Stuart Douglas
  • The Tragic Affair of the Martian Ambassador by Eric Brown
  • The Adventure of the Swaddled Railwayman by Richard Dinnick
  • The Pennyroyal Society by Kelly Hale
  • The Persian Slipper by Steve Lockley
  • The Property of a Thief by Mark Wright
  • Woman's Work by David Barnett
  • The Fallen Financier by James Lovegrove

Further Encounters of Sherlock Holmes

Encounters of Sherlock Holmes: Book 2

George Mann

A brand-new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, edited by respected anthologist George Mann.

The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

John Joseph Adams

The game is afoot! Night Shade Books is proud to present the fantastic adventures of the world's greatest detective -- mystery, fantasy, science fiction, horror, no genre can escape the esteemed detective's needle-sharp intellect and intuition.

This reprint anthology showcases the best Holmes short fiction from the last 25 years, featuring stories by such visionaries as Stephen King, Neil Gaimen, Laura King, and many others.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction (The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) - essay by John Joseph Adams
  • A Sherlockiana Primer - essay by Christopher Roden
  • The Doctor's Case - (1987) - novelette by Stephen King
  • The Horror of the Many Faces - (2003) - novelette by Tim Lebbon
  • The Case of the Bloodless Sock - (2001) - shortfiction by Anne Perry
  • The Adventure of the Other Detective - (2001) - novelette by Bradley H. Sinor
  • A Scandal in Montreal - (2008) - shortfiction by Edward D. Hoch
  • The Adventure of the Field Theorems - (1995) - novelette by Vonda N. McIntyre
  • The Adventure of the Death-Fetch - (1994) - shortstory by Darrell Schweitzer
  • The Shocking Affair of the Dutch Steamship Friesland - (2005) - shortfiction by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • The Adventure of the Mummy's Curse - (2006) - shortfiction by H. Paul Jeffers
  • The Things That Shall Come Upon Them - (2008) - shortfiction by Barbara Roden
  • Murder to Music - (1989) - shortstory by Anthony Burgess
  • The Adventure of the Inertial Adjustor - (1997) - novelette by Stephen Baxter
  • Mrs Hudson's Case - (1997) - shortfiction by Laurie R. King
  • The Singular Habits of Wasps - (1994) - novelette by Geoffrey A. Landis
  • The Affair of the 46th Birthday - shortfiction by Amy Myers
  • The Specter of Tullyfane Abbey - (2001) - shortfiction by Peter Tremayne
  • The Vale of the White Horse - (2003) - shortfiction by Sharyn McCrumb
  • The Adventure of the Dorset Street Lodger - (1995) - novelette by Michael Moorcock
  • The Adventure of the Lost World - (2004) - shortfiction by Dominic Green
  • The Adventure of the Antiquarian's Niece - (2003) - novelette by Barbara Hambly
  • Dynamics of a Hanging - (2005) - shortfiction by Tony Pi
  • Merridew of Abominable Memory - (2008) - shortfiction by Chris Roberson
  • Commonplaces - shortfiction by Naomi Novik
  • The Adventure of the Pirates of Devil's Cape - shortfiction by Rob Rogers
  • The Adventure of the Green Skull - (2008) - shortfiction by Mark Valentine
  • The Human Mystery - (1999) - shortfiction by Tanith Lee
  • A Study in Emerald - (2003) - novelette by Neil Gaiman
  • You See But You Do Not Observe - (1995) - shortstory by Robert J. Sawyer

The Case of Death and Honey

Sherlock Holmes

Neil Gaiman

Locus Award winning short story. It originally appeared in the anthology A Study in Sherlock (2011), edited by Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger. It can also be found in the anthologies The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Six (2012), edited by Jonathan Strahan, and Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013), edited by Paula Guran. The story is included in the collection Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (2015).

The Breath of God

Sherlock Holmes (Adams): Book 1

Guy Adams

The nineteenth century is about to draw to a close. In its place will come the twentieth, a century of change, a century of science, a century that will see the superstitions of the past swept away. There are some who are determined to see that never happens. A body is found crushed to death in the London snow. There are no footprints anywhere near it. It is almost as if the man was killed by the air itself. This is the first in a series of attacks that sees a handful of London's most prominent occultists murdered. While pursuing the case, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find themselves travelling to Scotland to meet with the one person they have been told can help: Aleister Crowley.

As dark powers encircle them, Holmes' rationalist beliefs begin to be questioned. The unbelievable and unholy are on their trail as they gather a group of the most accomplished occult minds in the country: Doctor John Silence, the so-called "Psychic Doctor"; supernatural investigator Thomas Carnacki; runic expert and demonologist, Julian Karswell...

But will they be enough? As the century draws to a close it seems London is ready to fall and the infernal abyss is growing wide enough to swallow us all.

A brand-new original novel, detailing a thrilling new case for the acclaimed detective Sherlock Holmes

The Army of Doctor Moreau

Sherlock Holmes (Adams): Book 2

Guy Adams

Dead bodies are found on the streets of London with wounds that can only be explained as the work of ferocious creatures not native to the city. Sherlock Holmes is visited by his brother, Mycroft, who is only too aware that the bodies are the calling card of Dr Moreau, a vivisectionist who was working for the British Government, following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, before his experiments attracted negative attention and the work was halted. Mycroft believes that Moreau's experiments continue and he charges his brother with tracking the rogue scientist down before matters escalate any further.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: Book 1

Lois H. Gresh

A series of grisly murders rocks London. At each location, only a jumble of bones remains of the deceased, along with a bizarre sphere covered in strange symbols. The son of the latest victim seeks the help of Sherlock Holmes and his former partner, Dr. John Watson. They discover the common thread tying together the murders. Bizarre geometries, based on ancient schematics, enable otherworldly creatures to enter our dimension, seeking to wreak havoc and destruction. The persons responsible are gaining so much power that even Holmes's greatest enemy fears them - to the point that he seeks an unholy alliance.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventures of the Neural Psychoses

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: Book 2

Lois H. Gresh

Amelia Scarcliffe's monstrous brood, harbingers of Cthulhu, will soon spawn. Her songs spell insanity, death... and illimitable wealth. And Moriarty will do anything to get his hands on gold, even if it means tearing down the walls between this world and a realm of horrors.

Meanwhile, after Sherlock Holmes's last tangle with the Order of Dagon, horrifying monsters haunt the Thames, and madness stalks the streets of Whitechapel. Gang war between Moriarty's thugs and the powerful cult can only bring more terror--unless Holmes and Dr. Watson can prevent it. But can they find the cause of the neural psychoses before Watson himself succumbs?

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: The Adventure of the Innsmouth Mutations

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu: Book 3

Lois H. Gresh

Now united, both Fitzgerald and Moriarty travel to Innsmouth, the stronghold of the cult of the Old Ones. Holmes and Watson, accompanied by Mycroft Holmes, follow them across the ocean and discover a structure designed to bring the Old Ones into the human sphere. Yet when it is destroyed people continue to mutate and go mad.

Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: The Cthulhu Casebooks: Book 1

James Lovegrove

It is the autumn of 1880, and Dr John Watson has just returned from Afghanistan. Badly injured and desperate to forget a nightmarish expedition that left him doubting his sanity, Watson is close to destitution when he meets the extraordinary Sherlock Holmes, who is investigating a series of deaths in the Shadwell district of London. Several bodies have been found, the victims appearing to have starved to death over the course of several weeks, and yet they were reported alive and well mere days before. Moreover, there are disturbing reports of creeping shadows that inspire dread in any who stray too close. Holmes deduces a connection between the deaths and a sinister drug lord who is seeking to expand his criminal empire. Yet both he and Watson are soon forced to accept that there are forces at work far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. Forces that can be summoned, if one is brave - or mad - enough to dare...

Sherlock Holmes and the Miskatonic Monstrosities

Sherlock Holmes: The Cthulhu Casebooks: Book 2

James Lovegrove

It is the spring of 1895, and more than a decade of combating eldritch entities has cost Dr John Watson his beloved wife Mary, and nearly broken the health of Sherlock Holmes. Yet the companions do not hesitate when they are called to the infamous Bedlam lunatic asylum, where they find an inmate speaking in R'lyehian, the language of the Old Ones. Moreover, the man is horribly scarred and has no memory of who he is.

The detectives discover that the inmate was once a scientist, a student of Miskatonic University, and one of two survivors of a doomed voyage down the Miskatonic River to capture the semi-mythical shoggoth. Yet how has he ended up in London, without his wits? And when the man is taken from Bedlam by forces beyond normal mortal comprehension, it becomes clear that there is far more to the case than one disturbed Bostonian. It is only by learning what truly happened on that fateful New England voyage that Holmes and Watson will uncover the truth, and learn who is behind the Miskatonic monstrosity...

Sherlock Holmes and the Sussex Sea-Devils

Sherlock Holmes: The Cthulhu Casebooks: Book 3

James Lovegrove

The stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin, in which the worlds of Arthur Conan Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft collide.

It is the autumn of 1910, and for fifteen long years Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson have battled R'lluhloig, the Hidden Mind that was once Professor James Moriarty. Europe is creeping inexorably towards war, and a more cosmic conflict is nearing its zenith, as in a single night all the most eminent members of the Diogenes Club die horribly, seemingly by their own hands. Holmes suspects it is the handiwork of a German spy working for R'lluhloig, but his search for vengeance costs an old friend his life.

The companions retreat to Holmes's farm on the Sussex Downs, and it is not long before a client comes calling. Three young women have disappeared from the nearby town of Newford, and the locals have no doubt who is responsible. For legend has it that strange amphibious creatures dwell in a city on the seabed, coming ashore every few centuries to take fresh captives. As Holmes and Watson seek out the terrifying interlopers, the scene is set for the final battle that will bring them face to face with the Sussex Sea-Devils, and perhaps with Cthulhu himself...

Sherlock Holmes and the Highgate Horrors

Sherlock Holmes: The Cthulhu Casebooks: Book 4

James Lovegrove

It's 1929 and an ageing Dr John Watson, conscious of his imminent demise, finally sits down to write a fresh chronicle disclosing the true events behind his published accounts of Sherlock Holmes's exploits. In these pages, Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart companion encounter reanimated corpses in Highgate Cemetery; a very different, though ever elusive, Irene Adler; tales of madness and murder in the frozen wastes of the north; grotesque organic machines; and much more. Each case brings the illustrious pair ever closer to the dramatic and terrifying truth about the mysterious aliens, the Mi-Go, and their plans for Earth...