The Alpha Inn Pastiche Book Club

The Alpha Inn Book Club gathers virtually each month to discuss a different Sherlock Holmes pastiche. We define pastiche as broadly as possible, including not only stories written in Watson’s style, but also any books featuring The Master (or a character clearly recognizable as him). We read both old and new stories in any genre (except porn).

Meetings are held on Zoom on the last Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Pacific Time, and all with an interest are welcome to join us. For further info, get in touch via this website or email the Gazetteer directly at

2022 Reading Schedule

January 28
February 25
March 25
April 29
May 27

June 24
July 29
August 26
September 30
October 28
November 25
December 30

The Infernal Device & Others (Michael Kurland) [omnibus]
The Return of the Pharaoh (Nicholas Meyer)
A Study in Honor (Claire O’Dell)
Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street (William S. Baring-Gould)
Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space (Asimov, Greenberg, & Waugh, eds.)
The Italian Secretary (Caleb Carr)
In Re: Sherlock Holmes [Solar Pons 1] (August Derleth)
Dust and Shadow (Lyndsay Faye)
Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone (G. S. Denning)
The House of Silk (Anthony Horowitz)
The Giant Rat of Sumatra (Richard L. Boyer)
The Unique Hamlet (Vincent Starrett) [short fiction]