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Title: The Terror from Bohemia: Being the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., in the Year of the Old Ones 745
Author: Satchelfoot
Characters: Holmes, Watson, Irene Adler
Length: 1,983 words
Summary: Holmes and Watson, having escaped to the rookery of St. Giles, meet a mysterious woman who also has a talent for killing royalty.

For those of you not in the know, A Study in Emerald is a story by Neil Gaiman that combines Sherlock Holmes with H.P. Lovecraft's mythos in a way that will blow your mind. It is my very favorite short fiction piece, which is no small feat considering the number of short stories Neil himself has written, not to mention all the other authors I adore. *g*

Anyway! Forty billion gold stars to whichever brilliant person thought to request fic for this fandom, and another forty billion to the author for such a detailed and fitting execution. The Watson voice in this is downright superb, possibly even more Doyle-like than Gaiman's story (although I won't spoil the surprise by saying why). I don't think you need to be familiar with Lovecraft to read either this or the original piece; a little application of google-fu should tell you all you need to know.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2009/works/34448