standard Sherlockania. Most works linked describe
Holmes & Watson in love
and/or having sex with each other. Many links are intended
for adults only.
intended as any
grand, universal assessment or rating scheme, these are a selection of
favorites, as well as
some other popular stories of some length. Follow the links in
the comments, or the link to the author, for more of their H/W
Irene Adler [R]: A nice voice and an involving story lead to
H/W first-time events--as we would all hope. Also one of the first (and
best) H/W slash mysteries to hit the Internet. And there is a
More of her stories are on Sacrilege!
Adventure of the Buttoned Glove [PG-13] by
who is one of my favorite H/W authors. Her longest H/W to date
features her amazing writing, a good mystery, queer content and H/W
togetherness. Currently in four parts on the author's
Not to be
missed are her two
spectacularly written and intensely erotic PWPs Into
Brigadier's Sword by Drunk
in Charge [R]: A fun mystery, nicely written, with rewarding queer and
H/W content. Previously available only through membership on
Holmesslash, the author has kindly allowed me to present a copy here.
Case of the Transylvanian Spy.
[G] An ACD style case and narration, with some lovely, if occassionally
hard, obeservations on relationships. I liked the balance of
conventional canon and slash a lot.
England, Home and Beauty by Cimorene [NC-17] A
variation on the Bruce-Partington plans with rather nice
Toft [NC-17] A hilarious and entertaining mix of pastiche,
ribaldry, and fan meta all celebrating Holmes and Watson's...adventures
Maiden Voyage of the Steamship Tiresias by shalott/astolat
[R] A fairly short "mystery" with a nice voice and a
Cress aka Miss
[R] A novella sized alternative slash version of the first meeting
starting from the beginnings in "A Study in Scarlet", but taking a much
different tack. Hostess of the Sacrilege!
site, she has all of her other pieces available there as well.
[NC-17] An online
staple: novel length with a full mystery as well as relationship
development including first-time sex.
[NC-17] it is a perpetual problem for
me in reading H/W
slash in pastiche style in that the works filled with the strongest
sentiment and most satisfying exploration of passion must necessarily
fail to strike me as convincing emulation of ACD. While this
might not be the most emotionally rich of her stories, it is
recommended for a recounting and a narrative style that reads as if the
pages fell from my bookshelf with the same self-constrained
Holmes as Doyle wrote, yet a glimpse at unplumbed depths.
Scarlet Man and the sequel, a Scandal in Baker
Like most of her Holmes
writings, this is dark and
unhappy love, but melts in the mouth like bittersweet chocolate. I like
these two particularly as they have more length.
Secret Diary of Doctor Watson [R] by Pythoness holds a
special place in my heart as the first H/W story I fell in love with.
It is written convincingly enough to make me believe that Holmes's
alleged non-emotionalism was a public farce--not an easy task for a
canon ho like me--and that this is the true recount.
Story Never Written [G] by
stackcats. A refreshing first time story written out of the
pastiche style and more as fanfic. Intensely moving and sensual despite
the labeled rating.
Rosa by Professor
[PG] A gorgeous Photoshopped graphical epistolary exchange with Mycroft
during the hiatus. No obvious slash, but very satisfying.
the pre-H/W Ellipticals,
some interesting insights into what might have
been, and the Five
Things that Never Happened vignettes are very
That Which Gives Extras
[NC-17] by Katie.
One of my very favorite authors, it's
hard for me to pick only one to highlight from amongst all her
well-written pieces, so I'll pick one a pair of polars.
The first is a gorgeous established relationship
fic cleverly intertwined with the events of NAVA told by Watson that is
several levels. Some Further Notes
on the Roylott Matter [PG]
is a deeply insightful, sometime humorous, sometime
suspenseful, always loving pre-slash/first-time Holmes POV
that left me awestruck at how she masters the master.
[NC-17] Short erotica stories previously
published in print form. The style and
characterization are not at all like ACD's, and I would not recommend
for Sherlockian purists. Instead, it is a fairly good
Pearl staring Holmes and Watson, and is recommended for
who could enjoy
that interpretation...but don't expect any more plot than
in The Pearl.
Unexpected Affair of the Injured Detective by Mary
Classic h/c with the added bonus of such a platform allowing
Watson's abilities to shine through. No, hardly a unique
storyline, but one of the nicest uses of it in the fandom, a lovely
narrative voice and some very well-done moments displaying the strength
of the relationship between them, even before the ultimate and
traditional h/c end.
the Subtext, by Nekosmuse:
Extensive non-fiction essays on each of ACD's Holmes stories from a
slash point of view. Reccomended reading for anyone beginning
to explore the idea. Some adult content.
[G to NC-17] Drawing Holmes and Watson is always
controversial, as there
so many conceptualizations of the literary
but I find Spacefall's depictions extraordinary.
which is short, sweet and...romantic.
Several shorts--some sweet, some kinky.
Her journal houses
several shorts, including her favorite, Knowledge.
More on Sacrilege!
An adult pair of stories with mystery plot as well.
Charlotte Yonge: Summer of Change
above. PWP is also linked from her page. She keeps
Dana Kujan: owner
and don't forget Evidently,
My Dear Watson, her risque drabble.
Deborah's Den: Several shorts in the Wayback cache
On LiveJournal with Returns and
Revelations, among many other H/W shorts.
Several short fics on LiveJournal, and also on ff.net such as Slices of
Life at 221B
Elina: Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson
Matter of Trust
which tells a lot in a few words.
H/W Post-SPEC ficlet and a Holmes/Victor Trevor sequel.
Her H/W vid, On
the Street Where You Live plus The JB bin of Brett pics
with H/W slash as well as some relationship gen
girl: H/W in a variety of styles
Multifandom fiction in her LiveJournal including some H/W not found
elsewhere. Much kink/bdsm
One story, currently in four pieces.
Two PG rated mini-mysteries.
Roberts: Self-published Holmes & Watson
e-books for sale, also H/W fics on Holmesslash as Phantomslick and
FF.net as Tony
Her organized journal with a large number of H/W pieces including a Choose
Your Own Adventure
Joanne Soper-Cook: Her mooncradle page is down, but some works
be found Sacrilege! or other archives.
She has several shorts
in early messages of Holmesslash. Some such as Down
Among The Darkness in
one of Unwind the Clock. Parts 4,
are cached via Wayback.
LiveJournal and as above
of Three threesome with Mrs. Hudson and other H/W flavored
ficlets mixed into her multifandom journal
Art and fiction, often combined in presentation.
Sherlock stories are in German only, with one H/W--the romantic snippet
Worte--but the page includes a humorous Holmes/Star Trek
on LiveJournal. Her LION era untitled
Riviera romance works especially well for me.
aka Indyana. Her fiction includes her multipart version of the H/W
relationship and her site holds some interesting fan links, as well as
the orphan archive listed below.
to be the most
Soul: on LiveJournal
from the Grenada series.
journal. Several very well written H/W fics are indexed under the slash
Phantom: Several Holmes fics tagged
Case of the Missing Manuscript. Well done spackle
re: Mary Morstan as well as other fic. Also with Decoding
the Subtext academic
essays as above.
A large number of H/W stories, many of generous length.
Old Briar Pipe: Short and well done period fics.
As above. Her Watson
recovery story Old
Wounds is also very popular.
a couple other exquisitely written fics.
Her LiveJournal for H/W fiction
Pangaea: As above,
with several other splendidly written fics as well.
Pro Prodigy: on livejournal
Several romantic type ficlets, always sweet.
Pythoness: Her Ravenland
page for fiction is down at this time, but see above for The Secret
Diary of Dr. Watson archived elsewhere. Also,
Holmes/Moriarty shorts are on Holmesslash here, here, here,
and a more recent
H/W third party POV fic by her--Jack's Letter--is here.
Nexus: fanfic including a good bit of the 2009 movie.
Fiction in LiveJournal format including Jingleporn
C.: oN LiveJournal
Memoir: a LiveJournal for a fic in progress. Read
As above, plus
two more shorts. Her journal is here.
LiveJournal with her tender H/W
art and some fic
Jem's Bird or Spike on LiveJournal
some fic on her page, but check FF.net
as well, or her LiveJournal contains many
H/W ficlets and bits not currently indexed
Includes the steamy Hidden Depths--an interesting twist on canon.
Sweet Sorcery aka
Deanna: With Heaven
an opium-glazed threesome with the Duke of Holderness, and other
a number of fics including the meta Homo Ex Machina
and its podfic recording.
As above. Her current site is
being updated, there are older pieces on a 2002
site of hers and another
old page. Also on Sacrilege!
there are four other H/W stories,
of a rewarding length.
An index of work on livejournal.
set to Sister Hazel's Your
With Care also has a H/W segment.
with several fics, often including Lestrade
Finds: A holding ground for otherwise
buried H/Wy bits
Affair at Baskerville Hall with Watson/Sir Henry
as well, by Random
by zhiverny, a
devious little ficlet in the
Aftermath by Quasar273
Unaware: Sam/Al (Quantum Leap) &
H/W first time crossover by Legion
ficlet: by Speranza from the Shacked Up challenge
Measures and The
Ague: by mific
by Piscaria about getting close in close places.
short by Almighty Sempai
BDSM (spanking), by
by marginaliana--House/Wilson as they discuss Holmes/Watson
ficlet by Kaynyne
Walks in Beauty Like the Night: by Mycroft Holmes
is passworded, but the code is easily
obtainable by sending an email.
by Lavendar Jade,
Blessing, by Cobalt Blue Kitty x-over m-preg
ficlet by Sunny
poem by Theo
hot PWP by Fabula
by Ellery Nocturne is non-explicit Mycroft/Sherlock, but works for me
as pre H/W
All Rooms Are Empty:
of This Room:
A fabulous author, I keep hoping for more H/W from her
by mainecoon, an epilog to the ACD stories.
Rational Mind, by Sam Storyteller...and also,
Return: by Enchantresse. Unfinished--four parts
Holmes: a live journal which seems
to be dedicated to a H/W WIP
Method: by Thingswithwings, adult with kink
by Executrix with a
style playing off of Holmes's
PG ficlet by Endgegner07
Tell in Their Garlands, by Laura JV
Valentine Super Mystery by Fyre Gal'XE: badfic by rollerdragon
Study in Obedience: D/s by
Well-Dressed Man: by Sam Emme
cartoons by Warren Ellis.
on Larry Townsend's The
Sexual Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Jianna. In two parts.
Ritual vid by Bomhofed,
doneto the Benny Hill
Theme. Suggestive of a slashy kink.
jokes: Alexandre translated these a little
Russian. I may clean them up sometime. In the meantime, look here,
ARCHIVES AND REC/LINK LISTS
is intended to be all R or NC-17. Also contains AU and threesome+
Recommendations: Recs, analysis, links and several
The Archive at the End of the Universe. Heavily
weighted to literary fandoms, but not much H/W
H/W recs with descriptions and an ever so useful--although not
many of the fics on the Holmesslash list from March 1999 to August
2003. Most are not archived anywhere else.
Cimorene's rec page: Her tastes are different than
mine, so there is not too much overlap. Nice summaries.
LiveJournal community and Dreamwidth community.
Some discussion, some fiction, some icons and
art. Also comes with a Web
Crack Van: A multifandom LiveJournal fic rec community with
both an entry level overview
of the H/W fandom and recs.
LiveJournal community for Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century includes
some slash content.
Only one H/W so
and often troubled with
poor formatting, still, a girl can hope....
Frequently updated, with much het & gen of variable quality to
sift through, it is home to A. Malcolm's WIP
the Master.The default
of lower ratings but there is some slash such as Sinning.
Some gen fics can be read as H/W-ish, like Bowing Out.
request the M
most of the H/W is found--separately, but explicit erotica is
not to be archived there.
Dreamwidth fiction community
Yahoo group adult mailing list for fiction, updates and discussion.
the photos section for art. The archives are full of fics and snippets
that aren't up anywhere else. Membership is open to
interested adults. The The
indexes fan works over the past couple years.
However Improbable: Archive started mid 2006 for
H/W slash. Check Latest
Additions frequently as it is actively
IRC Chat: Server lspace, channel #holmes
Probably the largest Holmes/Watson archive for older and classic online
including Irene Adler, Telanu, Veinglory, Kristophene, more
Soper-Cook, Brancher and more favorites. Contains all of the
owner's (Cress's) H/W fics and also some non-fiction essays. Last
updated a little in 2002.
Holmes/Watson intro guide
A fairly large archive graciously hosted by Indyana for orphaned
authors as well as some of her favorites.
Slash Cotillion: Slash
fanfiction set before 1959. Search Books/literature/comics>Sherlock
Holmes. [Down and
may not be back]
Slashfest: The Sherlock
Holmes category is occassionally added to. Or
fill a request.
World of Makebelieve: PEJA's huge
multifandom slash archive has a H/W
221b H/W slash club
Yuletide Archive: A yearly story
exchange project that currently contains several fics for ACD's
as well as some based on other Sherlockian sources such as Young
Sherlock Holmes and Murder
Rooms: the Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes.
Resch Zines: Friend
of My Heart #1 & #2
with quite honeyed characterizations. No Holds Barred #8
is all H/W. Most of the other No Holds Barred are
but issue #1 contains the stunning Melody Clark story "Akin
gorgeous cover by Caren P.
NHB# 3 contains
stories, one of a pleasing length. There is only one short H/W
in NHB #5.
The Oblique Publication multimedia zines are available online
with stories by Jane
Mailander and M. Fae Glasgow including The
Harbourmaster's Tale. All are in pdf format.
list of fanzines with H/W stories. Most of this
list I cannot confirm. Note that Tokens
and Traditions is online and linked above.
De Siècle Detective Club, a Holmes-Watson Romance:
by Yotsuya Simone: Yaoi manga in English.
THAT (General interest and reference)
canon online. Also here
Holmes International: A huge
collection of gen information and fan links, available in other
a frequently updated page of general Sherlockania including
and other helpful
Frequently updated new, links, references and more. Or, as
the homepage reads:
Everything the Web offers about Sherlock Holmes is here.
view of Baker Street with scans of all illos from The Strand as well
other early sources and several items of audio interest as well. [Down:
Klinger: His Sherlockian site--Under the
Jackknife-- with links and many of his own articles, including his timeline.
Concordances--check your word usage: searchable with
canon database or static
compiled from canon
non-comprehensive, but extensive and most impressive guide to the
published pastiches, cross-indexed extensively by title;
characters; historical details mentioned and canon items involved. Also
How Not To Write Holmes blooper
reels of goofs and unintended
made it into print.
the Subtext: Nekosmuse's essays on H/W in canon
My Dearest Holmes:
non-explict H/W romance by Rohase Piercy has been republished
and is again
the best of the best.
domain Sherlockian movies: for free download via Bit Torrent.
Also, search YouTube
for clips, often clips that can be compiled into full
Dictionary: A mini Encyclopedia of Victorian UK
The Victorian Web:
Originally created from Brown University dept. of history
Information for writers
Holmes Museum: Web presence
complete and unabridged : Nothing at all to do with H/W, but
probably the most renowned erotica publication of the era and an
invaluable reference for anyone attempting to keep terminology and
phrasing historically consistent.
Dictionary: cites first known written record of
many words--a useful tool in avoiding anachronisms
19th Century London and England Through a Glass Darkly:
Website with excerpts and scans from published texts with an
emphasis on the darker side of Victorian life.
BB forum for general Holmsian discussion. Doesn't appear to
be terribly slash friendly. Huh.
on Holmes: or the main article on Holmes
Study in Emerald: From
the Shadows Over Baker
Street collection. Neil Gaiman writes
alternative version of "A Study in Scarlet", set in H.P. Lovecraft's
Cthulhu world. Not slash, but dude! it's Gaiman writing Holmes!
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