Pastiches, Parodies, and Fan Fiction

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The characters of the Sherlock Holmes stories stay in the imaginations of fans worldwide, and have found life beyond the Canon in pastiches, parodies, and fan fictions. A pastiche is similar to a parody in that it mimics the style and content of the original work, but pastiches do not necessarily find humor in those similarities. Fan fictions take characters and even events from the source material and place them in new contexts and circumstances, usually in the author’s own style. These types of works are enjoyed not only by fans of Sherlock Holmes, but by many people who love a good story. If you’ve never read any before, explore the links below for an introduction to Sherlock Holmes pastiches, parodies, and fan fiction.

Recent Updates

Classics from the 1900's

Commentary and Bibliography

Nancy Springer's The Enola Holmes Mysteries

The Case of the Missing Marquess, The Case of the Left-Handed Lady, The Case of the Bizarre Bouquets, The Case of the Peculiar Pink Fan, The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline
The Case of the Gypsy Goodbye, Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche

Laurie R. King's Novels: Holmes and Mary Russell

The Beekeeper's Apprentice, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, A Letter of Mary, The Moor, O Jerusalem, Justice Hall, The Game, Locked Rooms

Reviews and Publicity

A Few Stories Available Online

Here on Sherlockian.Net

Holmes and Other Well-Known Figures