Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Fanfiction

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Fanvid: Could Be Dangerous
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
by Lee-fragilidad
Music: Rodrigo y Gabriela - Tamacun

Fanvid: Skullcrusher Mountain
by SlashettesVideo
Moriarty keeps trying to make Sherlock understand exactly how he feels about him.

Reichenbach Fall vid
by franzeska
Highlander theme

I Can Do Anything Better Than You // Sherlock vs. The Doctor
by Liisakee
Sherlock and Doctor Who bicker. The vidder did a PERFECT job of finding suitable facial expressions for each line.


Sherlock~Twilight parody comic
From the same artist, another vampire Sherlock comic. She reminds me of Kate Beaton.

by rageprufock
The original plan for returning to England involved fucking around being shellshocked and suffering mandatory post-combat counseling and physical therapy to dissect the shattered mosaic of his feelings. That's not quite how it goes.

The Third Bullet
John works for Mycroft.

How to Make a Cup of Tea, by Dr J Watson
by Phorcys

you'll never be alone in the bone orchard
by Sarah T
John Watson meets Mycroft Holmes one day early. The world tilts slightly on its axis.

This is the scene.
by tellytubby101
Summary: This is the scene. How does it end? Various The Great Game endings. Short one shot.
A/N: I wrote this very quickly because I think there are several versions of The Great Game's ending, and only one of them seem realistic. Luckily, Sherlock isn't real.

Till Your Presence of Body
Author: Mara
'John covered his face. "You're saying," he said through his hands, "that the body parts Sherlock brings home are gifts."'

Sherlock is wrong

by merellia

Tuesday Morning
Author: moony
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: John, Sherlock (can be interpreted as gen or pre-slash)
Summary: It may be the worst Tuesday imaginable. Also, brains.
Rating: PGish?
Disclaimer: Not the Gat, not the Moff. Don't sue.
A/N: Thanks to fishandcustard for the beta and for cheering me on. First fic for this branch of the broader Holmes fandom, a bit of somewhat disturbing yet fluffy gen, just because. Title courtesy of the Pogues.
Warnings: Body parts, sociopathic tendencies, questionable legality, mentions of reality television. I can't explain how this came about in my head, but I promise I'm (reasonably) sane.

Efficacious (or, Tales of The Lovechild of J Edgar Hoover and Mary Poppins)
Scroll down a bit.

Paper Chase
Same Storyteller
Rating: PG-13 (language, some violence)
Fandoms: White Collar/Sherlock
Summary: One criminal consultant. One consulting detective. One serial killer. And one perhaps inadvisable bet...
Warnings: Some gore.

by MadMaudlin
It started with rumors, and a hashtag.

Summary: (Follows The Reichenbach Fall.)
John fights the media and police for Sherlock's sake. One shot.

I Believe In Sherlock Holmes
by Cennis
Summary: "You really do, don't you?" Sherlock's voice was quiet, not a whisper but more like he was talking to himself than to John, "Even after everything. You still... believe in me."

by eponymous_rose
Summary: Everyone has a grieving process. John's just happens to involve subterfuge, conspiracies, and violence.

hours before midnight
by augustbird
Summary: John in the aftermath. Post-Reichenbach.

Chance Meetings
by PrettyArbitrary
Summary: John's not kitted out for a death match today, and all Moran's armed with is a half-eaten almond horn.

A Temporary Hobby
"While John is bored stiff by being jobless, he watches telly with Mrs Hudson. She teaches him to knit (he's bored enough to watch crap telly, he's bored enough to knit). He knits a scarf for Sherlock. What's HIS reaction?"

Regret, Shared
by Mariole
Characters: John, Mycroft
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for RF, BBC Sherlock Series 2 episode 3.
Summary: Mycroft receives a surprising visit from John.
Notes: Yet another super-spoilery speculation regarding the ending of The Reichenbach Fall, along with my speculations dragged in from "The Empty House" of ACD lore.

The Dartmoor Pirates (Yo Ho Ho!)
by flawedamythyst
Summary: Crack AU for 2.02: The Hounds Of Baskerville. What if there really had been pirates?

You Have Got to be Kidding Me
by 2stupid
Summary: "John is ridiculously easy to kidnap. All you have to do, seemingly, is drive up in a black car and he'll assume it's Mycroft."

Exhibit A
by stupid_drawings
Summary: Exhibit A: Shopping lists recovered from the pocket of John H. Watson after moving in with a Mr. Sherlock Holmes

An Unlicensed Weapon
by flawedamythyst
Summary: A missing scene from 2.02: The Hounds Of Baskerville.

Jeeves and Jeeves
by round_robin
Summary: Sally makes a joke about Sherlock treating John like Jeeves. Naturally, John's offended by this, but not for the reason you think.

How I Will Kill You, Let Me Count the Ways
by spastasmagoria (HauntedHideaway)
Summary: John Watson explains exactly how he plans on dispatching his annoying roommate. In excruciating detail.

The Road Trip Series
by stupid_drawings
Sherlock goes on road trips with Lestrade, John, and Donovan.
Webmistress's note: Hilarious.

Concerning Feline Wiles
by boynamedjacket
Summary: Sherlock is a cat person.

Unlimited Text Plan
by celestialteapot
Sherlock is bored and has an unlimted text plan.

Driving Lesson
Author - earlgreytea68
Characters - Sherlock, John
Summary - When they picked up the car, John announced, "I'm going to drive."

The butler did it!
by solrosan
Summary: For the prompt, 'Sherlock confidently and with a dramatic flair deduces "The butler did it." and can't understand why John and Lestrade bust out laughing.'

Regret, Shared
by mariole
Characters: John, Mycroft
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers for RF, BBC Sherlock Series 2 episode 3.
Summary: Mycroft receives a surprising visit from John.
Notes: Yet another super-spoilery speculation regarding the ending of The Reichenbach Fall, along with my speculations dragged in from "The Empty House" of ACD lore.
Webmistress's note: a fic where John figures it out. Go John!

4 times Mycroft was an awesome big brother (and one time Sherlock was an awesome little brother)
by celestialteapot


PILOT STUDY by sciosophia
 John/Sherlock, Harry PG-13 5747
John is starting to realise something, and he thinks it might be about Sherlock. Sherlock conducts a pilot study and John is more than a little out of the loop.
Written for Holmestice 2010.

John/Sherlock  G  3253
Would they be beautiful, those things? Would they—unlike the work, unlike solving crimes for pleasure—be beautiful to someone other than John? Sometimes John thinks that Sherlock should have been an artist.
Written for Holmestice 2010.

THE STAND-UP'S THE THING by sciosophia
 John/Sherlock  G  4207
John shakes his head. Of course. Only Sherlock would treat making people laugh with the same thought process as he would a murder. John defends his sense of humour, and Sherlock has a run in with stand-up comedy.

 John and Sherlock  G  1159
John frowns. “How is--” he gestures at the screen, “--a shark attack soothing?” Fluff, football, pub, sharks.

 Sherlock/Sarah  PG-13  1163
The air is charged with a hundred tiny thoughts, would-be actions to map out a thousand consequences.

A Little Competition
Author: entangled_now
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: R
Word Count: 18,000
Disclaimer: In no way mine, or anything to do with me, I own nothing.
Summary: "Still, John, a ghost story at Halloween, during a power cut, in a thunderstorm. The terribly predictable cliche of it all." Sherlock slides down in the chair until his chin touches his chest.

Handle With Care
by Nestra
Summary: Five times someone warned John about Sherlock, and one time someone warned Sherlock about John.

And These Moments Were Our Destinies
Author: finangler
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Language. If that. Not Britpicked.
Word Count: Approx. 6,000
Summary: Five ways Sherlock and John didn't meet (but could have). And one way they did.

The Love Song of Dr. John H. Watson
by kate_lear
~11 000 words
Warnings: A couple of slightly gruesome descriptions of murder, which might be a bit much if you're squeamish (although if you're squeamish then congratulations for lasting this long in this fandom!).
Summary: John takes Sherlock out for the evening on Valentine's Day.

If I Fell by thedeadparrot
Sherlock knows that John sleeps with men. That much is obvious. What Sherlock doesn't know is whether or not John likes to fuck them or be fucked or if he likes to pull hair or leave teethmarks or if he likes being on his knees or if he likes forcing people onto their backs. Sherlock doesn't know if John wants to fuck Sherlock, of all people.

Breakfast at 221B
Author: AJHall
Summary: "Anyway. Enough of my embarrassing sibling brothel stories. Tell me yours." A Sherlock conversation, over breakfast.

Bedtime Story by AJHall
The child Sherlock detests The Very Hungry Caterpillar and all it stands for. One evening, he finds a new babysitter who completely shares his opinion. She decides to tell him a rather more interesting story instead.

by marysutherland
Summary: How does John prevent Sherlock getting bored with him?

The Memorable Palace
by marysutherland
Summary: Sherlock doesn't notice everything...

by marysutherland
Summary: John's attempts to appear normal are not proving to be very successful.

Persuading John Watson
by dltoro
Summary: Sherlock Holmes, at this moment in time, would very much like sex. John isn't all that willing to oblige him. So what does the Consulting Detective turn to in his hour of need? Why, chat-up lines, of course.

Turning 'Round the Corner Now
by TrufflesTheMushroom
Summary: It's been eight months, and John's going out to Harry's. Soldiers don't cry; soldiers look straight ahead, no matter how broken they are.

Unconventional Decor
by coloredink
Summary: Sherlock makes a list of all the things in his room that might be causing John to not want to sleep there. It is very long.

A Study in Mourning
by bendingwind
Summary: Three years is a long time. Long enough for a heart to mend and move on, if not forget. Set after The Reichenbach Fall, mild John/Sherlock.

Immortal Beloved
by greywash
Summary: Mostly, John just wants Sherlock to leave off the prostitutes.

Contusion, Laceration, Abrasion
by greywash
Summary: In the morning, the backs of John's teeth will still hurt.

the sensation of falling as you just hit sleep
by greywash
Summary: Love is a much more vicious motivator.

in deed accomplish our designs
by greywash
sequel to the sensation of falling as you just hit sleep

And the Cat Came Back
by Ishmael
Summary: He names the cat "Stupid."
Well, not so much names as keeps calling until it sticks. Not that the cat responds to it any more than idiot, twit, clod, or whatever other insult John comes up with. It doesn't respond to anything at all.
He's briefly tempted to name it after the last insufferable, arrogant dick he lived with but-
There are enough people thinking he's daft as it is.
John Watson is not a cat person. That doesn't seem to matter to this particular cat.

Pussycat Pussycat, or, How Your Sherlock Learns
by sevenswells
Summary: For a prompt on the kinkmeme: John hears somewhere (friend/televison/internet/etc) that one can effectively discipline one's cat with a spray-bottle when they engage in bad behavior. John figures Sherlock acts like a cat, maybe he can be disciplined like one... Because, really, what could be the harm? At best he'll get Sherlock to stop shooting holes in the walls of their flat and at worse Sherlock will end up very, very wet.

Acceptable Risk
by astolat
Canadian shack.

Never Leave Your Resident Genius Unattended For Too Long
by Random_Nexus
Summary: John leaves Sherlock alone for four days, hijinx ensue.
Warnings: Inappropriate use of kitchenware, Ill-advised use of Nicotine/Sugar/Alcohol/Science.

Sleuthing With Sweater
by Random_Nexus
Summary: Sherlock does some deducing via John's discarded sweater.

Sherlock On A Case - Texting From A Nightclub
by Random_Nexus
Summary: Sherlock's at a nightclub on a case, Watson's home with Lestrade doing the 'boring work', Sherlock's texting with John as the night proceeds - wackiness ensues. Can be taken as pre-slash or gen, I think. Barely.

Things Sherlock Should Have Mentioned...
by Random_Nexus
Summary: John writes a private ranty list regarding Sherlock, later he calls it up and discovers something.

It's The Thought That Counts
by Random_Nexus
Summary: John's short stay in hospital leads to his figuring out something about Sherlock.

A Shocking Lack Of Mess
by Random_Nexus
Summary: John wakes to surprise after terrifying surprise.

Blogger's Dilemma
by Random_Nexus
Summary: John's trying to write up a blog entry, the facts make this a bit dicey.

Lost Without My Blogger
by grassle
Metafic: John and Sherlock are stalked by fangirls.

Contingency Planning
by aubkae
Summary: After everything is over, there's this: seventeen steps, and a door. He's planned this, endlessly, examined every contingency. In his head the first part always goes right. It's just walking up some stairs.

The Road Less Traveled
by verityburns
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Word Count: 76,000
Summary: Sherlock realises that John's dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk... what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married?

The Fundamental Things Apply
by karadin
Summary: On Valentines Day John leaves a clue, because Sherlock needs one.

A Man of Letters
by krabapple
Summary: John reads.
Notes: Spoilers all the way through Season 2, including The Reichenbach Fall. Obligatory post-Reichenbach fix-it fic.

by friendsprotectyou
Summary: John fantasizes at the most inappropriate times.

by sevenswells
Summary: John tries to get Sherlock to eat. The thing is, even if he doesn't look it, Sherlock is quite the hedonist, and would only eat tasty stuff. So John's plan is to become the best cook Sherlock has ever known.

Recreational Linguistics
by flawedamythyst
Summary: Sherlock has a large and often obscure vocabulary. Sometimes John struggles to keep up.

Big Brother Is Watching You
by flawedamythyst
Mycroft comes up with the perfect safehouse: a reality tv show in which people have to live onscreen 24/7.

The Upper Hand
by sideris
Summary: Two silly buggers and a riding crop. What can possibly go wrong?
With added icecream.

The Curious Case of the Howl in the Night
by sideris

Bohemian Rhapsody
by Speranza
A pop star named "Lady DaDa" is being blackmailed and turns to Sherlock Holmes for help. Basically, a version of "A Scandal in Bohemia" that bears no resemblance to the episode "A Scandal in Belgravia".

by Speranza
A glimpse into Sherlock's brain as he solves a case in about three minutes.

Two Points
by Speranza
Summary: "Look," Sherlock began again, "you keep saving my life. And touching me," and hm, that wasn't as conclusive as it had seemed in his head.

Left Unsent.
by tellytubby101
Summary: John/Sherlock. John accidentally has Sherlock's phone. Out of curiosity, he goes through it and finds the most interesting messages left unsent in the drafts folder...
Told via screencaps with captions.

John and Sherlock fan art by ~br0-Harry

Public Display
by youtomyme
Summary: Written for the kink meme. Sherlock is new to this whole relationship thing and the only way he knows about it is to publicly declare his love for John.

The Lexical Gaps of the English Language
by ignoringoblivion

Applied Linguistics
by what_alchemy
Summary: "He wants to shake John by the shoulders, wants to open his mouth and swallow John whole. Wants to marry him."

A Valentine's Day Cold
by mattsloved1
Summary: Poor John had such plans for Valentine's Day. That was before a cold decided to visit. Just a fluffy 221B.

New Fields of Study
by boynamedjacket
Summary: John is convinced that Sherlock can't have done every scientific thing ever; turns out, Sherlock hasn't. Written pre-S2, for the prompt: 'Sherlock does ALL THE SCIENCE and John has to invent new science for him to do.'

The Top-Secret Livejournal of Sherlock Holmes
by boynamedjacket
Summary: Sherlock has a Livejournal, which he updates constantly via his mobile phone and netbook. Everyone offline thinks that he's this stoic super-genius, when in reality he's a bonkers super-genius.

Transcript 72. Sherlock/John Watson
by UpperEchelonDork
Summary: While traveling to Paris, John texts Sherlock.

Winter's Delights
by kate_lear
~21 000 words
Summary: Sherlock takes John home to meet the extended Holmes family.

Planet Sherlock
by Melandria
Sherlock speaks in different languages. John understands. Everyone else is amazed.

Declaration Of Romantic Intent
Author: velja
Pairing: Sherlock/John
Rating: PG or PG-13, not sure. But nothing more
Genre: Pure happy romantic fluff
Spoilers: None, I think
Disclaimer: Sherlock and John belong to Arthur Conan Doyle, the BBC and others and I'm just playing with them. The art this story is based on belongs to calli_thaala
Summary: The story behind Sherlock's "Declaration of Romantic Intent". John gets hold of it and he and Sherlock talk it out. At lengths. With very satisfying results.

Senza Catene
Author: MadLori
Length: 6500
Genre: Crackfic: The Musical!
Pairing: Sherlock/John (first contact)
Rating: PG
Warnings: Sherlock sings opera. Lemme say that again: Sherlock sings OPERA. Embedded musical numbers. Also fluff and schmoop.
Summary: Sherlock has a secret hobby. One night John follows him to find out what his flat mate is up to and gets the surprise of his life.

Author: parachute-silks
Rating: PG
Pairing(s): John/Sherlock
Word Count: 740
Warnings: Implied sex. Written in about ten minutes, and not read over. Very fluffy, if not precisely in a romantic way for the most part.
Summary: Sherlock isn't fond of Valentine's day. As it turns out, neither is anyone else.

Author: Sarah T
Rating: PG-13
Notes: Thanks to the Spike for the beta. (2670 words)
Summary: Having just survived an explosion, John wasn't really prepared for a kidnapping.

Playing Cyrano In The Snow
by Random_Nexus
Summary: John and Sherlock have a bit of a domestic, Mycroft lends his little brother an assist.

The Adventure In The Smugglers' Caves
by flawedamythyst
Summary: Caves, secret passages and smugglers. What more could a boy want? Oh, right, a snog from his best mate.

Never assume
by flossiepots
characters/pairings:Jeeves/Wooster (preslash), Sherlock/John (established relationship)
Summary: In which Wooster is a fanboy, Jeeves is jealous, John is exasperated and Sherlock gets what he deserves

I Now Pronounce You Man and Work
by dltoro
Summary: "John, I think you should know that I consider myself married to my work." If only there were some way of making it official...

The Sun Is But A Morning Star
by krabapple
Summary: "You're trying to tell me Sherlock is alive." The way John says it, it's an accusation.
"No, I am telling you Sherlock is alive," Irene says.

Jumping To Conclusions
by flawedamythyst
Summary: "Did I get anything wrong?" asked Sherlock as they got out of the taxi at Laureston Gardens.
John blinked at him for a moment, wondering where to start.

Missed Messages
by thatsweetmysteryoflife
Mycroft gets gay marriage legalized for Sherlock and John.

John Watson's Blog: 8th February
by flawedamythyst
John makes a "private" post to his blog. Sherlock hacks it.

Five Ways John and Sherlock Didn't Get Together, Plus One Way They Did
by Winter_of_our_Discontent
Summary: Five (silly) ways John and Sherlock didn't actually get together, plus one way they did


A Study in Blue
Author: writingispurdy
Warning(s): mentions of war violence, mentions of suicide
Word count: 1,847
Summary: On 1st January, 1920, John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes. Jazz Age AU, eventual John/Sherlock.

The Only Emperor
by coloredink
Summary: It never occurred to Sherlock Holmes that an ice cream shop might attract children.

A Study in Winning
Part II
by Jupiter Ash
Tennis AU.

My Big Fat Medieval AU
by Grassie
A Study in Lincoln Green - Verily, it beginneth
"Egads, Little John, I wouldst thou not walketh up and down and roundeth and about the manor all day. Forsooth, I grow footsore merely to see thee!" Sheriff Lestrade made a grab for the parchments he was working on and which Little John - though not so little if his three-counties reputation had it aright; Sheriff Lestrade had yet to determine - had rustled off the table in the Great Hall in his lopsided but agitated striding.
"Erm, why are you talking like that?"
Lestrade paused. "Verily, I knoweth not."
"Then don't. It's silly."

The Engagement
Author: thedeadparrot
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~9,500 words
Summary: from the kink meme prompt: gay!royalty!AU. For ~political reasons~, King Mycroft has his younger brother, Prince Sherlock, betrothed to a foreigner, Prince John. Sherlock is all, "How about nooooooooo" until he actually meets his husband-to-be.
Notes: I think I will blame the kink meme, queenzulu, and M in that order for the existence of this fic. This is all their fault, especially since queenzulu and M took on beta duties and are also horrible enablers.

God Save the Queen
Royalty AU

The Four Paw Problem
Author: AJHall
Summary: John is, by now, fairly used to clients showing up at 221B Baker Street and telling him they fear for their lives. He's moderately familiar with clients from aristocratic and Government circles. He's absolutely used to having his intelligence impugned in the living room of his own flat. He's just not used to confronting impossibilities which refuse to be eliminated.

The Castellan of the Eagles
by AJHall
The Castellan of Castle Cavron learns of an impending official inspection by one Lord Osric, equerry to the Crown Prince. Will his ill-assorted crew of garrison officers be able to cope with the strain? And who is this 'Lord Osric' anyway?
Crossover with Gondal, the fantasy world created by the Bronte sisters.

Author: finangler
Rating: NC-17 (Sexual content, mature subject matter to include drug usage and violence.)
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Word Count: Approx. 40,000
Summary: In the year 2207, John Watson went to war.

By Arthur Doyle
by agiddything
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Word Count: 3728
Rating: PG-13
Summary: John is a writer. Sherlock is a fictional character.
Warnings: AU

never enough (high school AUs)
by verity
summary: "She's so dreamy," Molly said. "See? I was right."
"You thought Jane Moriarty was dreamy, and she tried to blow up the school." Joanna said.
So. This is a femslash genderswap Canadian high school AU. Yup.

Adventures in Babysitting
Author: travels_in_time
Summary: AU. The Sherlock cast in nursery school.

Art of the Reasoner
by tellytubby101
Summary: A world in which Sherlock is an artist, not a detective. Though that doesn't mean he can't help solve crimes. AU.

Art in the Blood
by tellytubby101
Summary: Sherlock through the eyes of those around him. Not everyone is as blind as he thinks they are. Belongs to the artist!Sherlock-verse. Ensemble-cast. One shot.
Disclaimer: characters/settings aren't mine, but the writing is.
A/N: These are all the points of view that don't quite fit in the main story because Sherlock takes centre stage there—here is where the others can shine. :)
"Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms."—The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Theory of Narrative Causality
Metafic. "Sherlock is a well-known fanartist whose online antics always land him on fandom_wank. John's a beloved BNF fanfiction author. They meet at a convention; geeky love ensues."

Fic set in the "Narrative Causality" 'verse by raggedyhipster.

Rough Edges
by Basingstoke
An AU series where there are a lot of Holmes siblings and they're all insane geniuses. The first couple of installments are Black Books crossovers.

Caveman Fill
On poked with his sharpened stick at the hot rocks. As one of the few men in his tribe qualified to have a sharpened stick, it was his duty to investigate their surroundings for potential dangers.

John never joined the army. He joined the police force.

The Art Of Seduction
by flawedamythyst
Sherlock ran a website called The Science Of Seduction, on which he gave advice on the best ways to get laid, wrote blog entries detailing the results of his various sexual 'experiments' and generally contributed to the stereotype of 'every gay man is a sex-mad playboy'. John avoided the thing like the plague.
AU in which Sherlock treats sex like he does crime in canon.

Family Dynamics
by flawedamythyst
Summary: In which a family secret is revealed, the nature of genetics is discussed, and an extremely tense game of chess is played.

Dance in the Dark
by NateintheAttic
Summary: For a prompt at the Sherlock BBC Kink Meme: Sherlock is a crazy, aloof, avantgarde pop diva who wears bizarre get ups - many of which involve really big coats - and when he's not putting coke cans in his hair for science, he also happens to fight crime. John is the ex-army doctor who decided to have a complete career change and pursue his interests in writing by turning to showbiz journalism. His latest assignment is, of course, to follow this crazy pop star/detective around for an indepth editorial.

Distortions and Deductions
by UpperEchelonDork
Pride & Prejudice fusion
Summary: John Bennet is a wounded Battalion Surgeon recently returned home to Longbourn. Young, vivacious, strong-willed, and brave, John feels as though he is wasting away after his life in the Army. Sherlock Holmes is rich, handsome, unbearably brilliant, and manipulative. He finds himself drawn out to the country in pursuit of an old enemy, only to find more than he could have ever expected.

A Goose Quill Dipped in Venom
by Polyphony
Summary: Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective, is called in to a very ordinary although brutal murder. Something is badly out of tune with the whole scenario and Sherlock finds himself becoming more and more obsessed with the crime - and also with the victim.
Mashup with the classic film Laura.

Evil Goatee Universes

The Most Dangerous Game
The Call of the Hunt
by Chi-chi-chimaera (gestalt1), gestalt1
Summary: Written for a prompt on BBC Sherlock Kink Meme : I'd really like to see some secret!serial-killer!Sherlock, either because he's finally gotten bored of solving regular crimes, or he's been doing this all along and framing other people for it.
Extra Dark!Watson would be much appreciated. Maybe he's just seen so many people killed, and killed himself, that it no longer feels like much to be concerned about.

high noon
by knowmydark
Summary: Mirrorverse. "And you know what? One day, showing up just won't be enough. One day, we'll be standing around a body and Sherlock Holmes will be the one that put it there." Sherlock/Moriarty, slash, One-Shot. AU.

Hudson's Gang
by amo_amare
Summary: "They called her 'Mrs.' because she told them to, but no one could imagine her being anyone's wife."

The Best of a Bad Lot
by Shiny_n_new
Summary: Sherlock and Lestrade meet in different, dangerous circumstances, and Lestrade ends up in over his head.

Needs Must
by nightcamedown
Summary: Comment fic for the prompt serialkiller!Sherlock/John + Mycroft, this time Mycroft thinks he's found the ideal partner for his brother...just to make sure Sherlock doesn't go too far and actually get caught.

Irene Adler

This Woman's Work: In Defence and Affection of BBC Sherlock's Depiction of Irene Adler
by addyke

The Terror From Bohemia
Irene Adler as a hunter of the Old Ones.

Matchmaking For Dummies, Adventuresses, Sociopaths, Ex-Soldiers, And Other Subspecies
Author: nekomitsu
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock/John
Rating: PG-13
Words: ±4000
Summary: John's life with Sherlock, fraught with danger and glamorous chases across the London skyline, involves far too many tabloids for comfort.
Notes: oh, hey, I can haz birthday fic! Sorta. Originally started for the following prompt at sherlockbbc_fic: Irene Adler totally supports John/Sherlock. Yes. The pairing. And she uses her amazing intellect to put them together. Or something. Took a life of its own after re-installing Photoshop on my laptop. Unbetaed, includes several graphic manips I'd really suggest to enlarge while reading.
Webmistress's note: written before the airing of A Scandal in Belgravia

Author: sound-of-bells
Fandom/Pairing: Sherlock Holmes, Holmes/Watson
Word Count: 41,500
Rating/Warnings: R for violence, language, drug use, general content
Summary: In a world dominated by an alien monarchy, criminals Sherlock Holmes and John Watson work to take down the royal establishment while detective James Moriarty and his associate Sebastian Moran try to track them down. Also featuring by Irene Adler and Roderick Maclean, who did in fact exist. AU based on Neil Gaiman's phenomenal short story "A Study in Emerald."
Disclaimer: As far as I am aware, Conan Doyle's work is in the public domain, and Lovecraft encouraged others to make use of the world he'd thought up. It was, however, entirely Neil Gaiman's idea to combine the two, and I am merely playing in his sandbox.
Webmistress's note: written before the airing of A Scandal in Belgravia

A Favour Returned
by Polyphony
Summary: Irene lost everything to Sherlock Holmes' ego. How does it feel to have him at her mercy at last?

Break Me Out of My Cocoon
by dreaming_athena
Irene Adler shapes Molly into her own version of John Watson.

The most important thing about BBC Sherlock's "A Scandal In Belgravia". Namely, the wallpaper.

Let's Have Dinner
by findingsherlock
Let's have dinner. -IA
Why would I want dinner if I'm not hungry? -SH
Because you have to find me first. -IA

All For Love
by AraSigyrn
Summary: AU ending for A Scandal in Belgravia where John is helpful and Sherlock makes a mistake.

Dubious and Questionable
by lotsofwords
Summary: Molly had known that faking a man's death was going to lead to complications, eventually. She'd just never thought that it was going to lead to being whisked away in the dead of night by a stranger with a black Limousine.

Let's Face the Music
by marysutherland
Sherlock has saved Irene's life, but she isn't going to let him win that easily.


by willow_41z
Backstory for Anthea.

Bandit Queen
by lbmisscharlie
Summary: She works for them – with them – both, and they each offer her countless opportunities. For Jim, she's a gunhand and something like a friend, for Mycroft, she's a brain, a processor, and occasionally a useful pretty face. This arrangement works fine until Jim has to go and do something stupid.

fingernails that shine like justice
by hypotheticalfanfic
Summary: "He peers at her, those odd eyes so much like Sherlock's in their uncanny ability to peel layers off the subject of their gaze. "You should go out. Have drinks with that girl, what's her name? Phillippa?" He knows perfectly well. "She seemed lovely. Give her a call, go have a drink. Get—" a pause as he rolls the colloquialism around his mind, "what is it they say? Laid?"

Taking Care of Business
by Rueroux
Summary: Anthea does what needs doing. John helps. Moriarty doesn't stand a chance. (A story told in texts.)

Grey Eyed Lady
by coinin
Summary: "Anthea" contemplating Sherlock, John, and Mycroft, in the context of Greek mythological tradition.

The Art of Scheduling, or, How Mycroft Came to Realize He was Well and Truly Fucked
by igrab
Anthea really does run Mycroft's life, down to the last detail.

In Momento Temporis
by katiebelikov
Summary: Moments in the life of Anthea Jones. Here's an insight into Anthea's life, working as the PA to a man holding a minor position in the British government. That's if you believe the stationery. In reality, it's a lot more complicated than that.

Layer at a Time.
by Tellytubby101
Summary: In which John slowly learns who Mycroft's assistant really is. Dialogue-only. One shot. Implied John/Anthea.

Short Message Service
by solrosan
Anthea and Sherlock are texting buddies.

Anthea character study
Author: tellytubby101
For the prompt "a day in the life of Anthea".

Author: Saathi1013
Pairing: Molly/"Anthea"
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Mycroft must get information on Sherlock from somewhere... and that's how Molly meets "Anthea."

The Problem of the Miserable Assistant
by emmyangua
Disclaimer: BBC owns this version. Or Mycroft has fooled them into thinking that they do...
Rating: PG
Pairing: Mycroft/'Anthea'
Summary: It starts with sweet tea. His assistant has been putting real sugar in instead of sweetener. Once is out of character, twice is unusual; three times is deeply concerning.

Greek Goddess Says What?
by miyazaki
Pairing/Characters: John, Anthea
Rating: G
Word count: about 800
Summary: John tries to guess at Anthea's real name, with less-than-satisfactory results.

Anthea's Day Off
by caffienekitty
Summary: "Anthea" and Moriarty walk into a bar...
Another fic told in texts.

by thistle_kisses
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: mentions of sex and violence, odd angst, odd fluff, general oddness.
Pairing: Mycroft/'Anthea'
Summary: They're married, most of the time.

Supporting Characters

This Town We're Painting by Fahye
St Trinian's (2007 2009) xover
She'd never expected to find herself a government employee. But these days Kelly had a boss who'd never once tried to hit on her, an expense account of apparently exospheric height, and a job that was almost as fun as outright crime.

Beautiful Ideas by metisket
So it cracks me up that the entire plot is pretty much Mike Stamford's fault, and yet he manages to completely dodge the fallout. SIR, I SALUTE YOU.

The Uncanny Mrs Hudson
by ifonlynotnever
Summary: For a kinkmeme prompt: "Mrs Hudson knew precisely what kind of person she was offering tea to. The assassin, however, did not know what she'd added to the tea."

Scoop by marysutherland
"Why would Sherlock Holmes invent a master criminal?" the reporter asked.
Spoilers for Reichenbach Fall.

Never Fuck With a Good Man's Mum
by murf1307
After The Fall everything has been tits up. All those horrible lies about her little boy. And poor Mycroft. And that nice Doctor is so sad. Oh and the Yarders are all at risk of losing their jobs because they let Sherlock help out.
Mummy Holmes comes out of retirement to set the record straight and some heads are going to roll.

((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10))
by silverpard
Summary: Mycroft Holmes is abducted by aliens. It's quite possibly the worst thing that's ever happened... to the aliens.
Notes: The prompt was, 'Mycroft is abducted by aliens'. The title is the equation to measure the likelihood of Mycroft's appearance in some beleaguered alien captain's life. Or Sod's Law, whichever. Alternatively, the fic is also called 'Alien Abduction Blues'.

such selfish prayers
by postcardmystery
Mycroft Holmes-centric.

Murderous, Co-Dependent
Author: rageprufrock
Summary: It's an uncomfortable and telling measure of the depth of Lestrade's parental guilt that he acquires not one, but two kittens.

Jim from IT
Author: roadstergal
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Characters/Pairings: Jim Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of murder and suicide, language
Summary: For the prompt: Sherlock, Sherlock/Moriarty, Moriarty isn't gay, he just really really likes Sherlock, and wants to lock him away and do things to him, forever. That's not gay, is it? Is it?

Daddy's Home
by dltoro
Summary: Jim Moriarty muses on life, his many loves, and Sherlock Holmes.

The One Person You Meet In Hell
by dltoro

Rings are Full Circles
Author: calccarbonate
Characters: Di Lestrade, Anderson, Donovan, Molly Hooper, Jennifer Wilson
Pairings: Potential for Lestrade/Hooper
Rating: PG
Summary: Rings mean a lot of things to people...and Sherlock overlooks a great deal.

Stayin' Alive
by stupid_drawings
Summary: This is both sides of Moriarty's phone call.

Paranormal Themes

Bis Nachher
by RetardedCookie
Summary: Well. For a prompt on the k!meme which has now mysteriously disappeared. Caution: I'd suggest watching the Reichenbach Fall before reading this as it may contain spoilers. With that in mind, all I can say is that this is a vampire AU! and a solution.
Webmistress's note: the deleted prompt in question was mine, so I am very pleased that RetardedCookie answered it! My prompt was inspired by this screencap.

Denn die Todten reiten schnell
John as Dracula, Sherlock as Mina.

Tea for the Vampire
Author: thearchpoet
Rating: PG
Genre: Humor, AU, Crack.
Word Count: 6500+
Warnings: Murders. Death of Children.
Author's Note: Response to THIS Kinkmeme prompt. Also, I hate the title. Please let me know if you think up a better one.
Summary: John Watson gives a Vampire a biscuit and a cup of tea. Apparently, in Vampire parlance, this translates to, "Please feel free to invade my home and rearrange my life at your leisure. No, really."

I've Got You Under My Skin
by Random_Nexus
John figures out that Sherlock isn't human, but then John isn't entirely human either.

London Incarnate
by silverpard
Summary: There is London the City, and there is London Incarnate. Sherlock Holmes is important to both.

Living Lore
by silverpard
Summary: London dreams of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

Genius Loci
by silverpard
Summary: Five ways London showed Its love for Sherlock and John. One time they showed their love for London. Or, in which London is a bit sentient, a bit crazy and has no sense of scale.

Three Ways To Gain A Heart
by silverpard
Summary: John has a collection of hearts he's won and stolen. He doesn't treasure them at all.
When he discovers them, Sherlock is terrified that John intends for his to join the pile.

by silverpard
Summary: In which Sherlock is Hades and John is Persephone and the Greek gods have their will.
"It is Anthea who comes, grey-eyed Anthea, sprung full-formed from Mycroft's head."

by silverpard
Greek mythology fusion.
Summary: "Yours is not a mind made to know the path between the worlds of life and death."

Falling Down
by silverpard
Labyrinth mashup.
Summary: When John is 17, he wishes goblins would come take his annoying little sister away.
When John is 37, he wishes the Goblin King would come take him away.
Notes: Written for a prompt on the sherlockbbc_fic meme. ...You'd think a prompt that basically boiled down to 'Sherlock is the Goblin King' would be filled with hilarity and crack, but no, apparently not.

Our Hungry Thirsty Roots
by raggedyhipster
Sherlock/Labyrinth crossover
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Jareth
Pairing: None yet, but will be eventual Sherlock/John

Thirteen O'Clock
by boynamedjacket
Sherlock/Labyrinth crossover
Summary: Mycroft sends his brother away angrily, then worriedly, then Sherlock goes back on his own. Written pre-S2.

A Brief Account Of Life With Zombies
Author: silverpard
Sherlock thinks it's all a bit of a nuisance, John is having the time of his life, and Mycroft is Not Impressed. With anything, but mostly his minions' inability to provide a good cup of tea.

A Not so Zombie Apocalypse
"The world ends on a Tuesday at half past three. This means that Mycroft has just enough time to get his customary mid-afternoon tea with two biscuits before everything goes to hell."


just about enough losing things
by coloredink
Utena crossover.
Summary: "Why?" she asks.
"It doesn't matter," he says, very quietly. "I need the Rose Bride."

the beast not found in verse
by coloredink
Beauty and the Beast mashup.
Summary: He wasn't sure if he was more shocked that the creature talked, or that it spoke the Queen's English.

Freedom Is Being Alone
by Ishmael
Beauty and the Beast mashup.
Summary: John knows he should find the Beast frightening.
He doesn't.

Our Gift to God
by shiny-n-new
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: None of them belong to me.
Pairing/Characters: John Watson, God!Sherlock Holmes, Mike Stamford
Summary: The Holmes siblings are gods, ruling over England. John goes to Sherlock, the dangerous and unpredictable one, to beg for help.

Strange Aeons
by shiny-n-new
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: R
Disclaimer: None of them belong to me.
Pairing/Characters: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Jim Moriarty
Summary: "Have you ever heard of an Outer God?" John asked pleasantly.

The Case of the Unwelcome Owl
Author: pandarus
(Sherlock, crossover with HP, Gen, PG, 7458 words)

The Letter of the Lore
"Since Sherlock is so interesting in appearance, so odd and dark in temperament, so attuned to death... What if he had a fairy in his bloodline. Not a fairy like the Disney sort. No, the faeries of old legend. The ones that went bump in the night and made people afraid to go out after dark. The ones that had no particular like for humans--that used to be propitiated with offerings. The ones folks went out of their way NOT to offend. Maybe Sidhe, maybe another kind."

Never Look Back by thedeadparrot
"Thus always to tyrants, then?" John says, inspecting the polished metal. Just yesterday, it had been smeared with blood and entrails, dripping a putrid, ugly green onto the floor. "I like it."

Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc
by etothepii
Characters: John, Harry
Rating: PG-13
Length: 5700 words
Summary: "Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc. It's the family motto." "What does it mean?" "We gladly feast on those who would subdue us."
Crossover with the Addams Family.

Woe and Arachnids
by etothepii
Characters: John, Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Length: 11,100 words
Summary: "Wednesday, this is my flatmate, Sherlock Holmes. He's a detective. Sherlock, this is my niece, Wednesday Addams." "Consulting detective," Sherlock corrects sharply. "There's an arachnid in your coat pocket, did you know?"
Note: Sequel to Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc. Followed by Your Body Before Me. Crossover with the Addams Family.

Your Body Before Me
by etothepii
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: R
Length: 3500 words
Warnings: gore (but no one gets hurt)
Summary: Sherlock experiments on John. Crossover with the Addams Family.

by luthierdreams
Beauty and the Beast fairytale mashup. WIP.
"Sherlock doesn't particularly mind having to stay in the house of a cursed monster. It was, after all, painfully dull back in his village, and this Beast is so very interesting. John's only wondering which deity he offended so much - what with the shoulder, the curse, and now this maddening, insane man he's meant to fall in love with."

Being Sherlock
by argyle4eva
Sherlock's a Vampire. John's a werewolf. Together they fight crime.

Denn die Todten reiten schnell
Dracula decides to leave Transylvania for England, where he will pose as an Englishman and call himself John Watson.


The Law of Conservation of Mass
by Mad_Maudlin
John Watson is a werewolf. Sherlock Holmes is a werefox. It's almost too good to be true.

by S-O. Strangechild
John is a merman.

Sherlock is a merman.

they tell me their secrets (will you tell me yours too)
Author: etothepii
Length: 2320
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In Afghanistan, the supplies tell him when they're running low, and the cars always, always tell him when strangers have touched them, and John gets known as having a knack (paranoia, his men call it, but he's never missed a single car bomb) for keeping his men safe.
Note: Also, full disclosure: this takes its basic premise from a book I read maybe 10 years ago, called Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls. I don't remember much about it, but I think I found it nifty, since it's stuck with me so long.

Sherlock Holmes and the Wicked Wimbourne Wasps
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC) crossovered with Harry Potter
Author: nekomitsu
Pairings: mild Sherlock Holmes / John Watson
Rating: PG-13 for boykissing and epic bromance
Words: ±5500
Summary: John Watson had heard about the wonders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, but he had never expected them to be as eclectic as they proved under the genius of fifth-year Sherlock Holmes, whose brother Mycroft sucked (souls), whose Head Boy Lestrade suffered from a severe case of bad taste in friends, and whose eyes were those of the Darkest Wizard of all times.

Author: sound-of-bells
Fandom/Pairing: Sherlock Holmes, Holmes/Watson
Word Count: 41,500
Rating/Warnings: R for violence, language, drug use, general content
Summary: In a world dominated by an alien monarchy, criminals Sherlock Holmes and John Watson work to take down the royal establishment while detective James Moriarty and his associate Sebastian Moran try to track them down. Also featuring by Irene Adler and Roderick Maclean, who did in fact exist. AU based on Neil Gaiman's phenomenal short story "A Study in Emerald."
Disclaimer: As far as I am aware, Conan Doyle's work is in the public domain, and Lovecraft encouraged others to make use of the world he'd thought up. It was, however, entirely Neil Gaiman's idea to combine the two, and I am merely playing in his sandbox.

Big Fluffy Puppy With Bad Teeth
Sherlock is a werewolf. Not an angry, dangerous werewolf, but a romping, playful werewolf who loves for John to walk him in the park and scratch his ears.

When The Impossible Refuses To Be Eliminated
by Random_Nexus
Summary: Sherlock becomes a were-creature. REALLY REALLY GOOD.


n Avalanche Of Detour Signs
by gyzym
Summary: In which Molly Hooper gets a job, gets a degree, breaks a heart, has her heart broken, falls in love, keeps a secret, saves a life, runs a morgue, falls apart, pulls it together, and finds exactly what she didn't know she was looking for--not necessarily in that order.

by luthierdreams
Molly knows that it's only a matter of time before Sherlock realises he's in love with her. She also knows that if John's in the way of their true love, Sherlock would understand surely that just one life is acceptable collateral damage.
Webmistress's note: written between seasons 1 and 2

The Anatomist
by rosa-acicularis
Characters: Molly Hooper, Jim Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, others.
Warnings: Graphic violence, language, disturbing themes. Non-graphic mentions of cruelty to animals.
Molly is Moriarty's twin sister.

A Troubling Syntax
by rosa-acicularis
Summary: An outtake from my Sherlock story The Anatomist. John and Sherlock engage in a brief discussion of romance, grammar, and blogging. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

by demon_sloth
Supernatural crossover
Summary: Spoilers for season 2 ending. Sherlock deduces a few home truths, God is masquerading as a medical examiner and there are hints of Supernatural.

DON'T EVER LOOK BACK by sciosophia
 Sherlock/Molly, John PG-13 4909
Molly can feel an invisible padlock around her brain and knows that Sherlock is looking for the key.

THE GREATER GAME by sciosophia
 Sherlock/Molly  PG-13  3569
John Watson is neither silent nor dead. This is something Molly needs to fix. She's not the girl he thinks she is.

A CHERRY ON TOP by sciosophia
 Sherlock/Molly  R  1189
She couldn't tell you how it started; honestly, you'd probably have to hypnotise her to pull the memory from her subconscious, because it feels like they've always done this. "Would you like coffee?" is Molly and Sherlock's code for sex.
Written for Sherlock kink.

Five Fantasies that Molly had about Sherlock. Plus one that came true.
by Jenny_Starseed
Molly may not have realistic expectations of Sherlock, but she's not an idiot either. Written before S2 aired, so a bit AU.

by rabidsamfan
Summary: Molly has time to think.

Author: Saathi1013
Pairing: Molly/"Anthea"
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Mycroft must get information on Sherlock from somewhere... and that's how Molly meets "Anthea."

Rings are Full Circles
Author: calccarbonate
Characters: Di Lestrade, Anderson, Donovan, Molly Hooper, Jennifer Wilson
Pairings: Potential for Lestrade/Hooper
Rating: PG
Summary: Rings mean a lot of things to people...and Sherlock overlooks a great deal.

Mycroft and Sherlock
by legionseagle
Meta discussion of the relationship between Mycroft and Sherlock. A bit hard on Mycroft, but fascinating. Be sure to read the comments too.

What you're running from
by Ayries
Summary: (Prompt: What starts as a sexual exploration becomes more than either of them know how to deal with.)

Death is at your doorstep
by Ayries
Summary: "Molly is much more scared of Sherlock alive in her living room than she would have been if he had actually died, in the end."

Dubious and Questionable
by lotsofwords
Summary: Molly had known that faking a man's death was going to lead to complications, eventually. She'd just never thought that it was going to lead to being whisked away in the dead of night by a stranger with a black Limousine.

Molly Hooper: The Aftermath
by seren_ccd
Summary: Molly Hooper is trying her best to cope.

She Always Has An Alibi, And One Or Two To Spare
by Duh_I_read (duh_i_write)
Summary: If only Sherlock knew.

by bendingsignpost
Summary: Sherlock looks at a man. The results are terrifying.

Rule 63

Author: finangler
Rating: Um, M? For, like, one scene. So, really more like T.
Summary: Jane Watson is a stalwart woman. Which is for the best, really, when you're the friend and colleague of Sherlock Holmes.
Disclaimer: The characters belong to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I've changed them a bit, but they're still very obviously his. They don't belong to me, which, considering what I did to them, is for the best.
Notes: So, this was written for a prompt on the sherlockkink meme, wherein the OP requested Girl!Watson, with a side of Moriarty!crush and Enforcer!Moran. I could not resist although it doesn't match that exactly. This was originally posted on that fine community's comment board, but as it grew, I decided to give it a more smooth look and a comfy home.
Warnings: Where do I start? Occasionally florid writing. One or two scenes of content that are sexual in nature--but nothing out of the ordinary between two consenting adults. Apologies to ACD for ignoring the canon timeline, but considering he didn't really pay much attention to it either, I doubt he'd mind. Also, apologies to Watson, because I gave him breasts and a vagina, which wasn't really fair.

you remind me of a firework, boy
by verity
Joanna Watson has had a lot of girlfriends, and they've all had different soundtracks.

never enough (high school AUs)
by verity
summary: "She's so dreamy," Molly said. "See? I was right."
"You thought Jane Moriarty was dreamy, and she tried to blow up the school." Joanna said.
So. This is a femslash genderswap Canadian high school AU. Yup.

A Study of the Base Instincts of the Human Male
by NovaMist
Sherlock is somewhat baffled by the behaviours that his flatmate seems to stir up in him. Sherlock/girl!John

 fem!Sherlock & John gen  PG  ~1000
It's inevitable for people to ask—John knows this, even if Sherlock doesn't—and it seems like a constant battle to convince people that no, actually, they're not a couple, that yes, it is possible for a man and a woman to live together and not have sex. John and Sherlock's relationship really is purely platonic.

UNDER YOUR SKIN by sciosophia
 fem!Sherlock/John  R  2831
When John goes to sleep it's to faint strains of Hey Jude drifting up the stairs again, and that night he dreams of piano keys and violin strings and Sherlock, a vague thought above him, breathing his name.

 girl!John/Sherlock  PG-13  8984
Mycroft runs his eyes over her, expression caught between unreadable and pity. “You are something of a bargaining chip where my brother is concerned. No, better to stay away, let you live a—normal life.” Sherlock goes missing, and Joan Watson is getting tired of people making her decisions for her.

by Chuckney
Sheridan Holmes and Jane Watson.

In Arduis Fidelis
Author: Mad_Maudlin
Summary: Jane Watson likes to think of herself, deep down inside, as a good girl. She is not a drunken mess like Harry. She did not get fat like Mike. Unlike 327 British soldiers and contractors, she is not dead. She got top marks and she served her country and she has not got a selfish bone in her body. That may actually be part of her problem.

A Great Man is Hard to Find
by Mary Sutherland
In the twenty-first century, equal opportunities mean that Dr Harriet Watson can serve in a futile war in Afghanistan just like her great-great-grandfather John H. Watson MD once did.

by whatimages
Summary: Incandescent: adj. Characterized by ardent emotion or intensity or brilliance. "John suspects Sherlock Holmes might be the strangest woman he's ever met in his life."

Author: parachute-silks
Words: 8,729
Parings: girl!Sherlock/girl!John, girl!Mycroft/girl!Lestrade, Harry/Everyone (but not very successfully), 'Anthea'/Irene Adler
Summary: Everyone is female, for one thing. No, I don't know why I wrote them all as girls either, except possibly as a slightly desperate reaction to this show's female character problem. Um. And they go on holiday. And there is also A Scandal in Bohemia but with lesbians. And snakes. Look, I don't know why you're asking me, I'm just the writer.

Sisterly duties
by Ayries
Summary: (Prompt: Fem!Sherlock thinks she's in love with John Watson, and she asks her sister for advice.)

by Ayries
Female!Asexual!Sherlock, Female!John series.

bending time with Death
Characters/Pairings:fem!John, Sherlock; gen
Rating:PG-13 to be safe
Warnings:possible butchering of both Lovecraft and Sherlock universes, and some disturbing (?) scenes
Summary: Once upon a time man's soul was very powerful, but then man made a pact with the Elder Gods, and in exchange for their protection, they gave up that power. Joan needs to recover that power if she wants to live, and Sherlock is more than who he seems to be."

A Study in Emerald

A Study in Emerald (PDF file)
by Neil Gaiman
Sherlock Holmes in a universe where the Old Ones have risen.

The Terror From Bohemia
Irene Adler as a hunter of the Old Ones.

Author: sound-of-bells
Fandom/Pairing: Sherlock Holmes, Holmes/Watson
Word Count: 41,500
Rating/Warnings: R for violence, language, drug use, general content
Summary: In a world dominated by an alien monarchy, criminals Sherlock Holmes and John Watson work to take down the royal establishment while detective James Moriarty and his associate Sebastian Moran try to track them down. Also featuring by Irene Adler and Roderick Maclean, who did in fact exist. AU based on Neil Gaiman's phenomenal short story "A Study in Emerald."
Disclaimer: As far as I am aware, Conan Doyle's work is in the public domain, and Lovecraft encouraged others to make use of the world he'd thought up. It was, however, entirely Neil Gaiman's idea to combine the two, and I am merely playing in his sandbox.
Webmistress's note: written before the airing of A Scandal in Belgravia

The Queen's Guard
Author: lavvyan
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Irene Adler, James Moriarty
Rating: PG-13
Summary: In the caves of Afghanistan, John died once already. But in a world ruled by creatures more terrible than divine, death isn't always permanent, and when a half-human stranger stumbles into his life, John has to decide what he hates more: the Royal bloodline, or that peculiar heart which won't let him die...
Notes: I love summaries that end with dot dot dot. Dearest recipient, you asked for plot, crossovers, Neil Gaiman's A Study in Emerald, and said that sex wasn't a big deal. Here you go then: a plotty BBC/Study in Emerald crossover/fusion-type squinty-gen story. Hope you enjoy!

bending time with Death
Characters/Pairings:fem!John, Sherlock; gen
Rating:PG-13 to be safe
Warnings:possible butchering of both Lovecraft and Sherlock universes, and some disturbing (?) scenes
Summary: Once upon a time man's soul was very powerful, but then man made a pact with the Elder Gods, and in exchange for their protection, they gave up that power. Joan needs to recover that power if she wants to live, and Sherlock is more than who he seems to be."

Never Look Back by thedeadparrot
Fanfic of A Study in Emerald.
"Thus always to tyrants, then?" John says, inspecting the polished metal. Just yesterday, it had been smeared with blood and entrails, dripping a putrid, ugly green onto the floor. "I like it."

Doyle's Sherlock Holmes

A Shambles in Belgravia
by Kim Newman

Sherlock Holmes pastiches

Sherlock Holmes meets the Torah
Author: Shayheyred
"So as I reported in a recent entry, I have written a commentary on a portion of Leviticus for the temple I work for. Whereas others pen scholarly examinations of the text, I chose to write...a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. You'll have to decide for yourself why he and Watson are sitting at home reading the Torah."

Holmes/Watson slash.

All in the details
Rating: PG
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (film)
Pairing: Girl!Watson/Mary
Summary: In which Julia Watson introduces Holmes to one Miss Mary Morstan.

A Small Wound
Author: brancher
This is my Holmes genderfuck story, and I'm not sure it quite holds up.
SUMMARY: After a gunplay on a dangerous case, revelations.

The Adventure of the Crimson Coat
Author: tmartian42
Recipient's name: __marcelo
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson. No pairings.
Rating and Warnings: PG-13 for...a little bit of violence? Pretty mild.
Summary: Pirates steal important naval documents. When Watson is captured and forced to act as ship's doctor, he must decide if Holmes is working against the captain for the sake of Britain...or for his own benefit.
Notes: This is definitely AU, with a rather vague setting and time period.

My Aviator
Viddere: Zoey Van Goey
Fandom: The Great Mouse Detective
Summary: A tale of two adventurers.

An Explosion Comes In Time
by paperclipbitch
Summary: "I think enough's been exposed for one night," Irene agrees, her attention back on Holmes' naked state. He'd be more flattered if her expression weren't so consistently amused.


the truth may vary
by beardsley
Summary: Once upon a time, the woman who calls herself Moriarty meets a second-year surgical resident: this is how the story would start, were it known to anyone that the woman who calls herself Moriarty does not work alone.

I'd Sail Ships for You
by Mermaiddrunk (Rayett)
Summary: Moriarty says they're dating, Joan's not so sure.

folks they would laugh when they saw us together
by anamatics
Summary: Sherlock is missing and Joan can't get the police to start looking for him because he's gone off on a hunch before, but this time feels different - his phone and keys are still at the house, and his coat's by the door. They're working on a case that doesn't make much sense until Moriarty shows up with questions that Joan doesn't have any answers to...

things left unsaid
by anamatics
Summary: Kayden Fuller grows into her name and her identity, sort of.

Mattoo: 57, Moriarty: 56 (not that they're keeping score)
by anamatics
Summary: She reads old books, another concession that has been allowed to her since they've removed her from Newgate and into the warehouse by the water. She'd given them a name for the books, a name that hasn't been used in years, but a name none the less. Moriarty, after all, is just a means to an end. They'd wanted to know her true name, but they'd never specified which one.

how it begins again
by anamatics
Summary: It begins with single flower, a rose pressed into the pages of a book she'd put down months ago and had never gotten around to picking back up. Tangled around the stem is a faded pink ribbon, all worn, frayed edges that are soft to Joan's touch. She picks it up, her finger brushing against the stem, and winces as her finger catches on a thorn. The book falls open and there are words written on a piece of hotel stationary, edges curling and creased with wear. How many times it's been folded and refolded, Joan could not say.

Five Times Jamie Moriarty asked Joan Watson Out (and one time she grudgingly said yes)
by anamatics
Summary: [or, five times Jamie Moriarty makes a horribly wrong assumption about Joan Watson, and one time she respects the hell out of her and finally gets what she wanted all along]

Don't Blink (You Might Be Missed)
by anamatics
Summary: In mid-December Jessica Delhaney, teacher, 27, wife of an NYPD beat cop, goes missing. A massive manhunt follows, Sherlock and Joan are called in to consult and soon it becomes obvious that nothing about this case is as it seems. A cryptic warning comes from Newgate telling them to be careful, and that the killer has a type. What they don't know is just how accurate that assessment truly was.

by anamatics
Summary: "I'd like to draw you sometime," Joan turns to stare at her, toothbrush jammed in her mouth and foam threatening to spill out at any passing moment. "Would you sit for me?"
The answer is obviously no, but somehow, Joan finds herself being drawn (in) anyway.

(when you are close to me) I shiver
by anamatics
Summary: Joan Watson is an unexpected prize and what she does to Jamie could crumble the great empires of old

Never Have I Ever
by anamatics
Summary: When Joan Watson is thirty-three, she has an experience that fundamentally alters everything she has ever held to be true about herself.

A Certain Point
by ingridmatthews
Summary: A short, quick speculation on what might happen if the Woman In London is Moriarty. Based heavily on ACD's "The Final Problem".

The Light Through the Cracks
by Moranion
Summary: Joan Watson makes a friend. A best friend, even. Needless to say, it's not how normal people tend to make friends.

Subtler Tones
by Verbyna
Summary: Consulting detective Irene Adler always suspected she'd wind up in love with her archnemesis. It seemed like the sort of thing that might happen to people who only live because death sounds duller.

by Verbyna
Summary: The night before she was killed, Irene asked Sherlock if he'd ever seriously considered crime instead of law enforcement.

La Chanson des Vieux Amants
by language_escapes
Summary: There are two constants in Joan's life: Sherlock and bees.

by queensmooting
Summary: Weeks after famed criminal Jamie Moriarty's jailbreak, Joan arrives home to find an unexpected visitor.

The World Is More Interesting With You Alive
by auroreanrave
Summary: Joan can't really pinpoint the moment when all these 'dates' with Moriarty became normal.

The Flight of the Queen Bee
by venusinthenight
Summary: Sherlock isn't the only one Irene was, is, and will be fascinated by and/or obsessed with.

got a lot to not do (let me kill it with you)
by kathryne
Summary: I dearly hope you'll write soon.

Do It So It Feels Like Hell
by paperclipbitch
Summary: "Yes, well, pretending to be dead is all the rage these days. Everybody's doing it."

Not Tonight, Josephine: a duet
by paperclipbitch
Summary: sometimes before it gets better the darkness gets bigger
the person that you'd take a bullet for is behind the trigger-

There's only one letter's difference between 'deduced' and 'seduced'.

Of consternation & constellations.
by theepitomeofperplexing
Summary: a series of vignettes.
Moments between lovers, and the nagging voice of a stark reality. Set in London, pre-reveal.

On My Right Shoulder
by Sans_Souci
Summary: It was all so simple, at the end. Just a matter of choices, really. Three points of view during the power play that was the finale. Spoilers for Season 1 Finale "The Woman/Heroine".

maybe she's gone and i can't resurrect her
by thatcolossalwreck
Summary: If Moriarty were Napoleon, she'd be her Waterloo. Sherlock, her Austerlitz.

The Evolution of Reptiles
by Fahye
Summary: "You could at least pretend at some small talk before you pull out the crayons," Moriarty says.

none so great a challenge
by Zerrat
Summary: Jamie Moriarty has always been drawn to the unusual and surprising. After suffering defeat at the hands of Joan Watson, she finds herself playing another game. This time, she's certain that she has all the right cards.

Whatever Remains
by ladyvivien
Summary: M has always had someone else take care of her dirty work.
James Bond crossover. Minor Skyfall spoilers.

human motivations
by supernatasha
Summary: There is only one thing Jamie and Joan find they have in common.

by RainahFiclets
Summary: Moriarty has another gift for Joan. Apparently her last portrait was too subtle.

America Windows
by SkeletorRigby
Summary: Those first chords land and he is transported. He can suddenly feel through his socks, his shoes, the hardwood floors of her flat, cool beneath his bare feet. He can see the sunlight filtering in through the sheer curtains that turned her skin cobalt blue and made him flash on one of the postcards tacked to her wall... the Chagall... It makes his heart convulse, his breath stutter, his knees shake until he thinks he might fall and Watson doesn't know the unmarked CD she has just slipped into the stereo is one of those triggers she used to natter on about. She doesn't know the effort it is taking in this moment to remember blue, to cling to the blue on her skin, the sunlight, the hardwood floor and her hand on his face instead of that violent burning red he almost drowned in, that he always thinks of when he thinks of her now.

& at the end of the road
by fallenghosts
Summary: Joan keeps dreaming of the aftermath.

farther than yesterday
by fallenghosts
Summary: Joan and Jamie travel the world together. AU, drabbles.

We See Different Things
by static_abyss
Summary: She tells herself that she's only thinking about Moriarty so much because Moriarty's new-found fascination with Joan makes Joan uncomfortable, even if Joan gives nothing away. There should be something flattering in being the sole focus of one person, but Joan feels trapped, as though she's a bee in a glass case.

Fair Exchange
by nostalgia
Summary: Sherlock makes a deal with the Devil. Literally.

balanced on my head like steak knives
by spellmans
Summary: Moriarty paints; Joan is painted.

Ocean of Debris
by Batsutousai
Summary: Thinking to protect Sherlock from further harm at Moriarty's hand, Joan lets herself be drawn into the criminal's web in a way she never could have expected.

Love is a losing game
by ShariAruna
Summary: The sixteen years old version of herself would be so mad about it. Pride and arrogance are one thing, the kind that brilliant minds can afford; but love? Love is a common thing, futile and useless. Losing for love is for people like Sherlock. Not for her. Never for her.

Rendezvous Series
by osito-panda (osito_panda)
Summary: Moriarty has escaped from prison, and through a series of encounters, makes her interest in Joan Watson known.

Jamie and Kate Moriarty series
by mambo_chocobo

retirement plan not included
by beardsley
Summary: Joan Watson is a retired superhero, and Sherlock keeps dragging her back into the mess.

Accidental Babies
by Mermaiddrunk (Rayett)
Summary: Prompt: Joan x Jaime accidental baby acquisition!

How Strange the Change (from Major to Minor)
by Mermaiddrunk (Rayett)
Summary: Joan's first real date with Jamie Moriarty doesn't go according to plan. Anyone's plan.

Are You Challenging Me?
by language_escapes
Summary: The portrait has a meaning.