marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating: PG

Summary: Lestrade may be baffled, but it'll all come out in the wash.

Inspired by Small Hobbit's The Bogus Laundry Affair

He is a big, powerful chap, clean-shaven, and very swarthy— something like Aldridge, who helped us in the bogus laundry affair. – Lestrade's letter to Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.


"Surely it's obvious where the drugs were being distributed?" Sherlock announces, and Lestrade somehow doesn't yell at him. They found the body of Aldridge, the Drug Squad's informant, twelve hours ago, and Sherlock is his last hope.


"It can't be Forster Street," he says patiently. "Pub's been watched for a fortnight, and it's clean. Aldridge must have been stringing them along."


"Of course it's not the Ferret and Fudge," Sherlock exclaims, "Why would anyone think that? This was bulk distribution, Lestrade. The collectors had to be able to take substantial packages away unobtrusively. Which is why you should be investigating the Speedy Laundry Co at the other end of Forster Street."


"A bogus laundry company?"


"You'd be amazed at how much cocaine you can hide in a duvet cover." A frown from John, standing beside Sherlock. Bet he'll be checking 221B's airing cupboard when he gets home.


"It's possible," Lestrade tells Sherlock. "But we've got no evidence that Aldridge ever used the laundry."


"Haven't we? Describe the man."


"Big bloke, black hair, dark complexion–"


"–It wasn't a dark complexion, but ingrained grime," Sherlock breaks in. "You smell, but you do not observe. The dead man's body was filthy, yet his clothes reeked of fabric conditioner. We're looking for a murderer, Lestrade, who has access to large quantities of Lenor Summer Breeze."



Note: Small Hobbit has also now written a longer ACD case based on the reference: The Case of the Bogus Laundry.
marysutherland: (Default)
Last summer, a group of us, led by Kalypso, decided to stage our own reconstruction of "The Reichenbach Fall". Armed only with digital cameras, a convenient balcony, a small child and vast amount of misplaced ingenuity, we produced an epic reworking. The results, long feared to have been eaten by the Giant Rat of Sumatra, are now available on Flickr. There is a special prize for anyone who can work out all the roles that I ended up playing.
marysutherland: (Mark Gatiss)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: What does Greg do after Mycroft's revelations?

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8.


Maybe Mycroft was like Lord Voldemort, and if you said his name he could track you down from that alone.  )
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: Greg's not quite as alone as he thought he was.

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7.

The next nasty surprise was the door-stepping.  )

Part 9
marysutherland: (Sherlock in uniform)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: If only Sherlock had co-operated, talked to Greg, things might have been different.

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6.


Sherlock had obviously decided to finish 2010 as he'd started it, by being a complete tosser. )

Part 8
marysutherland: (JHW B&W)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: Why had Greg spent so many years believing Sherlock could ever change?

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.

The next time Greg saw Sherlock, it was because a plane had fallen out of the sky over Dusseldorf. )

Part 7
marysutherland: (Mary Sutherland)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: What should Greg do once he's out of the fogs of Devon?

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Alec's flat in Mutton Cove was cramped, but neat, full of photos of Dartmoor in all seasons. )

Part 6
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: When Greg gets a lungful of some weird gas during the Baskerville case it's not surprising that things get out of control...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


It had been asking for trouble for Greg to say he was enjoying himself at The Cross Keys )

Part 5
marysutherland: (Sherlock and John)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: If he let this go, that was it, Greg knew. Every hold on Sherlock broken, if he covered this up...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1, Part 2


What fouled up a marriage, of course, wasn't always the known unknowns. )



Part 4
marysutherland: (Sherlock in uniform)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: Sherlock may be off drugs, but that doesn't make him easier for Lestrade to handle...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Part 1

Greg hadn't planned to spend Twelfth Night in a bar with an attractive man. )

Part 3
marysutherland: (Rupert)
BBC Sherlock

Rating 15 (explicit slash, swearing)

Summary: There's a simple reason why Lestrade puts up with Sherlock...

Many thanks to The Small Hobbit for betaing.

Note: the timeline of this story reflects an attempt to make some sense of the mess that is Series 2 chronology, and was adapted from suggestions originally made by Mad Maudlin. She produced a timetable in which some of the events of Hounds and Fall took place during the whole year covered by Scandal. I've combined this with another suggestion (whose original source I can unfortunately no longer locate): that Hounds takes place before the Christmas party in Scandal, because Mrs Hudson's 'new dress' in Hounds is the one she's wearing then. In summary, this fic has the events of Hounds taking place in the summer of 2010, before Sherlock meets Irene. The significance of this will eventually be revealed...


Sometimes Greg couldn't help thinking it would have been better if he'd never met Sherlock Holmes )

Part 2
marysutherland: (Sally)
The wonderful Afrogeekgoddess has done podcasts of several BBC Sherlock fics starring Sally Donovan, including some that I wrote. They can be found at Archive of Our Own and are definitely worth hearing. Thanks very much to AGG!
marysutherland: (Mark Gatiss)

This has been lurking for ages, and I thought I ought to post it at last.



ACD Sherlock/Parade's End

Rating: 12



Diogenes Club, May 1920


My dear Sherlock,

Please excuse me breaking in on your retirement, but I have had a request from my previous Department which seems to require the sort of legwork that has always been more your forte than my own. My friends are interested in re-employing a former government official, but they need to be assured first of his soundness.

Getting down to business: the fellow's name is Christopher Tietjens, once the bright hope of the Department of Imperial Statistics. He left there under a cloud at the start of the War, and after a chequered army career, is now living in your neck of the woods down in Sussex, engaged in the second-hand furniture trade. He's of decent Yorkshire stock, but according to some of the gossip going round, he's a pimp, a wastrel, and possibly even a traitor. I need you to investigate and find out the truth about him. I'm not expecting him to be a saint, but I don't want any more boodlers in the Service. I rely on you to find out the truth about the matter.

your affectionate brother,

Mycroft

PS: By soundness, I mean of course financial and political. Provided Tietjens can keep his mouth shut, I see no need to worry about his current possession of a mistress and bastard.  

marysutherland: (Molly)
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I can now reveal my pinch-hitter fic for Sherlockmas this year. It was The Man with the Twisted Life for Goldvermilion87, who likes updated ACD cases and also wondered why Molly had ended up working in the morgue...
marysutherland: (Molly)
A very belated reminder that the Sherlockmas fics are now almost all online. I did a pinch-hit for this: all I will say is that for once, mine is not the longest fic in the festival. So get over there and see what treats are available.





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