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PARODIES, PASTICHES, PERFORMING ARTS AND
SPECIAL TOPICS
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CDM MORLEY
references end in 1944
WBG BARING-GOULD
references end in 1967
MM MURPHY
references end in 1975
JBS SHAW 
references end in 1988
DIOGENES DIOGENES 
notes are current to 2002
OP PENZLER
Penzler's 100 indespensibles end in 1977
Q QUEEN'S QUORUM
Queen's Quorum references do not end
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PARODIES
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PASTICHES
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1893
The Adventure of the Two Collaborators
Sir James M. Barrie
no yes no no WBG indicates that Sir Arthur considered this as the best of the parodies. 
DIOGENES:  This pastiche can be found in Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha, and was written on the flyleaf of a gift book to Doyle.  It relates to their failed opera, Jane Annie.  The Adventure of the Two Collaborators can be found at this site;   see the Diogenes Club Membership Directory for more information about Sir James M. Barrie
1896
The Field Bazaar
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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no yes no no WBG suggested that Sherlockians would wish for this parody to be included as important readings. 
DIOGENES:   This pastiche can be found in Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha, and was written for The Student as a fund-raiser for Edinburgh University, Sir Arthur's Alma Mater.  An eText of The Field Bazaar can be found at this site.
1910
Arsene Lupin versus Herlock Sholmes
Maurice LeBlanc

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no yes no yes WBG indicated that there is reason to believe that this parody was either "authorized, or at least condoned..."

1920
The Unique Hamlet
Vincent Starrett
no yes yes yes WBG:  limited to 200 copies.  he  suggested this as being at the very top of the pastiches
MM noted this as the "first quality pastiche". 
DIOGENES:  may have been fewer than 200 copies.  reprinted in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
OP:  Number 22
Q:  Number 66
1924
How Watson Learned the Trick
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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no yes no no WBG suggested that Sherlockians would wish for this parody to be included as important readings. 
DIOGENES:  This pastiche can be found in Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha, and was written for The Book of the Queen's Dolls' House Library. How Watson Learned the Trick can be found at this site.
1940
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars
Anthony Boucher

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no no yes yes DIOGENES:  available in paperback reprint.  Not to be confused with the Sherlockian children's novel of the similar name, The Case of Baker Street Irregular (not Irregulars) by Robert Newman

1941
A Taste for Honey
HRF Heard

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no yes no yes WBG singled out this novel-length pastiche.
DIOGENES: Holmes was never actually identified as Sherlock Holmes, but was called Mr. Mycroft.  As expected, he did keep bees in Sussex.  Also found in a larger compilation called the Amazing Mycroft Mysteries.
OP:  Number 47

1944
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes
Ellery Queen, Ed.

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no yes yes yes DIOGENES:  the first collection of parodies and pastiches.  About 125 were distributed at the BSI dinner in 1944
WBG indicated that he believed this to be a collection of the very best pastiches.
MM noted this volume as rare due to "questions of copyright"
OP:  Number 51

1945
In Re:  Sherlock Holmes, The Adventures of Solar Pons
August Derleth

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n/a yes yes yes WBG singled out this (and the following stories) as "King" in volume, if nothing else.
JSB noted 7 more volumes and an omnibus of all in 1982. 
DIOGENES:  This series was continued by Basil Copper after Derleth and is available in paperback reprint.  All of the Pontine abbreviations can be found at The Abbreviations.  You may access the Pontine Website at The Annotated Solar Pons Bibliography.
OP:  Number 55

1954
The Exploits Sherlock Holmes
John Dickson Carr and 
Adrian Conan Doyle

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n/a yes yes yes WBG considered this group of pastiches second only to Starrett's Unique Hamlet. 
MM noted that these are excellent stories, but "not at the level of the master".
DIOGENES:  The publication date for this volume is 1954, not 1960 as noted on the JBS Basic 100 as it is summarized at Yoxley Old PlaceThis volume went to many printings and is available in paperback as well as recently in a Hardback version from B&N Books.  All of the abbreviations for these tales can be found at The Abbreviations.
OP:  Number 76

1956
The Incredible Schlock Homes
Robert L. Fish
n/a yes yes yes DIOGENES: HOMES, not Holmes as noted in the Yoxley Old Place compilation.  All of the Homes abbreviations are at The Abbreviations.
JBS also recommended the followup, The Memoirs of Schlock Homes.
WBG indicates that he agreed with Anthony Boucher that these were the very best of all of the parodies
OP:  Number 92
Q:  Number 122
1960
The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes
Anne Metcalfe, Ed
The Council of Four

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n/a no yes yes MM:  privately printed
1971
The Copper Beeches
Arthur Lewis

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n/a n/a yes no MM noted this as a "well-written novel" with the BSI involved in a mystery
1974
The Return of Moriarty
John Gardner

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n/a n/a yes yes JBS also recommended the followup, The Revenge of Moriarty

1974
The Memoirs of Schlock Homes
Robert L. Fish

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n/a n/a yes yes DIOGENES:again, HOMES, not Holmes as noted in the Yoxley Old Place. compilation. 
JBS also recommends the preceding, The Incredible Schlock Homes
MM indicated these as "among the most ingenious and amusing"
1974
The Seven-Percent Solution
Nicholas Meyer

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n/a n/a yes yes DIOGENES:  Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud.  This book was made into a movie, starring Nicole Williamson.  Meyer has gone on to write 2 other pastiches.
MM noted this was a best-seller
OP:  Number 96
1974
The Adventure of the Peerless Peer
Phillip Jose Farmer

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n/a n/a yes no MM considered this a "superior" pastiche
DIOGENES:  the book was immediately suppressed due to copyright infringement and the hardback is limited to some 2000 copies.  Farmer re-wrote the story, leaving out Tarzan and published it again under another title.
1975
The Revenge of Moriarty
John Gardner

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n/a n/a no yes JBS also recommends the preceding, The Return of Moriarty

1976
The Giant Rat of 
Sumatra
Richard L. Boyer

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n/a n/a n/a yes DIOGENES:  considered by some to be one of the best pastiches ever written.  This book was a first edition paperback and is quite hard to find.  Hardback versions of this are only "first time in hardback", not the "true" first edition/first printing

1979
Prisoner of the Devil
Michael Hardwick

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n/a n/a n/a yes DIOGENES:  considered by some to be one of the best pastiches ever written.
1979
The Infernal Device
Michael Kurland

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n/a n/a n/a yes DIOGENES:  Edgar Nominee for 1979;  paperback original.
1987
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Martin Harry Greenberg and Carol-Lynn Russell Waugh, ed

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n/a n/a n/a yes none
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PERFORMING
ARTS
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1922
Sherlock Holmes:  A Drama in 4 Acts
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and
William Hooker Gillette

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no no no yes DIOGENES: can be found in Jack Tracy's Sherlock Holmes:  The Published Apocrypha. see the Diogenes Club Membership Directory for more information about William Hooker Gillette
OP:  Number 24.  Penzler noted that Doyle had no involvement n the writing. 
1964
Four Sherlock Holmes
Plays
Michael and Mollie Hardwick
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n/a no no yes none
1975
The Public Life of 
Sherlock Holmes
Michael Pointer
n/a n/a no yes none
1978
The Films of Sherlock Holmes
Chris Steinbrunner and Norman Michaels

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n/a n/a n/a yes none
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SPECIAL
TOPICS IN SHERLOCK
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1929
Sherlock Holmes:  Farewell Appearances of William Gillette
Frederic Dorr Steele

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yes no no no none
1937
Sherlock Holmes in Pictures
Frederic Dorr Steele

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yes no no no CM:  published in New Yorker, April 22, 1937
1947
Sherlock Holmes and Music
Guy Warrack
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n/a no yes yes DIOGENES:  reprinted in 1984 by Magico.  erroneously dated 1957 in "A Few (Million) Words about my Good Friend Holmes" 
OP:  Number 81
1952
The Sherlockian Atlas
Julian Wolff
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n/a no no yes DIOGENES:  limited to 400.  Dr. Wolff was editor of the Baker Street Journal;  There is an ONLINE atlas located at The Sherlock Holmes Atlas;  see the Diogenes Club Membership Directory for more information about Dr. Julian Wolff
OP:  Number 71
1958
Basil of Baker Street
Eve Titus

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n/a no no yes DIOGENES:  Disney produced a feature-length cartoon entitled The Great Mouse Detective based on Basil of Baker Street
OP:  Number 84

1959
A Doctor Enjoys Sherlock Holmes
Edward J. Van Liere  MD

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n/a no yes yes DIOGENES:  Dr. Van Liere was Dean of the College of Medicine at West Virginia University.  This volume is considered the premiere work on medical issues in  the Canon
1971
The Baker Street Ballads
Charles Lauterback
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n/a n/a yes no MM:  collection of verse
1973
Sherlock Holmes, Bridge Detective
Frank Thomas
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n/a n/a no yes DIOGENES:  Thomas is also the author of a number of pastiches, many of which are difficult to find
1976
Dining with Sherlock Holmes
Julia Carlson Rosenblatt and 
Frederick H. Sonnenschmidt

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n/a n/a n/a yes none
1980
The Sherlock Holmes Book of Quotations
Bruce R. Beaman, compiler
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n/a n/a n/a yes none
1987
Good Old Index
William D. Goodrich
n/a n/a n/a yes JBS notes this as a "much needed concordance to the Canon"
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, 1944, Christopher Morley
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, 1960/1975, Vincent Starrett, readings: Michael Murphy
The Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 1967, William S. Baring-Gould
The Basic 100, 1988, John Bennett Shaw
A Few (Million) Words about my Good Friend Holmes, 1977, Otto Penzler
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