Download and read online Watson And Other Unauthorized Sherlock Holmes Pastiches Parodies and Sequels in PDF and EPUB Long before Sherlock Holmes entered the public domain as a character, a few dedicated authors "borrowed" Holmes and Watson without permission for their own work. Here are 5 classic early (and completely unauthorized) tales featuring the world's greatest detective (sometimes under not-so-cunningly disguised pseudonyms): "WATSON!" by Captain A.E. Dingle THE ADVENTURE OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE, by G. F. Forrest THE STOLEN CIGAR-CASE, by Bret Harte THE ADVENTURES OF SHAMROCK JOLNES, by O. Henry MR. RAFFLES HOLMES, by John Kendrick Bangs
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