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The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes are a collection of short stories, written by Iris Wilson under the pen name of John H. Wilson. They feature in the Randst Magazine, a publication in England, and are retellings of a number of Herlock Sholmes' cases. Susato Mikotoba is a fan, and regularly gets Randst Magazine shipped to Japan to read the stories. Iris has admitted on one occasion that she tends to ignore the truth behind the real-life cases, to make it more "dramatic", proclaiming that excitement is all a part of its fiction.

Iris has written at least one story based on Ryunosuke Naruhodo's cases. Sholmes told Iris to not publish a story based on one of his cases called The Hound of the Baskervilles in fear that it would reveal something about her father he didn't think she was ready to hear.


The Hound of the Baskervilles[]

"It's coming!" Sholmes' cry pierced through the thick wall of fog around us. Wisps of vapor flowed over the pistol as I cocked it, and I waited breathlessly in the stillness. The silences lasted for what seemed an eternity until, at last, it appeared. From the shadows of the cloud, an enormous beast sprang out upon us. A hound it was, but not such a hound as any mortal had ever seen. It eyes glowed with a smoldering glare and the whole of its ox-sized body was outlined in white hot flames. Its panting caused the ground to quake and its hideous howl -- so terrified was I that I began to tremble with fear. "Look well, Wilson!" Sholmes declared gasping upon the mystical beast. "For this! This is the diabolical Hound of the Baskervilles!"

Iris Wilson wrote this story after reading about a case from Sholmes' past where a serial killer used a dog to kill its victims. However, the manuscript was never published as Sholmes was very afraid that it may reveal that Iris' biological father was a serial killer. So, he sent it away to Yujin Mikotoba, only for his own daughter, Susato, to see it nine years later. Although Yujin made her promise not to tell anyone, he decided to send it back to Sholmes when he received a report that the collar belonging to the dog of Iris' father had been found. Sholmes then had the manuscript locked up in the vault of a pawn shop.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band[]

In a corner of that small, dark room, Sholmes and I waited with bated breath. In time, there came from the ventilation a hiss and a soft almost growl-like sound. Suddenly, Sholmes sprang into action, tackling furiously with his cane at a point in the darkness. "You see it, Wilson?" he yelled, his tense voice reverberating through the air. I raised my dark lantern's shutter, and the room slowly came into view. Sholmes was staring intensely at one particular corner when he started whispering to me, The victim's most perplexing, final words --'the speckled band'-- "I believe this is the terrible coil to which she referenced, Wilson!" In front of us with an enormous adder, its fangs bared as it threatened to strike. It truly was the most terrible 'speckled band' I had ever seen.

In this case, Sholmes read the journal of Kazuma Asogi on the SS Burya. It said Asogi witnessed a speckled band before he died. Sholmes deduced that Pirozhko, the pet snake of Bif Strogenov was the culprit of the death. But Asogi actually saw a cat toy from Nikolina Pavlova who accidentally knocked him out. Nonetheless, Iris decided to make the real culprit an Indian snake anyway to make the story more entertaining.

The Mystery of the Knife in the Mist[]

"I begin to think, Wilson" said Sholmes, turning his languidly in my direction, "that there is more to this case than what we have observed. Indeed, that there may be another part to this story that have yet to discover." His eyes wandered, following the steam rising from his cup of tisane to the memory of that snowy evening in his mind-- to the young lady, collapsed on a path along Briar Road, and to the knife in her back. Lit in the soft glow of the gas lamps, a most extraordinary scene has been set, and under the cover of a light fog, the curtain had risen silently on the insoluble mystery of our invisible killer.

This case was based on The Adventure of the Clouded Kokoro, where a woman named Olive Green was found collapsed on Briar Road with a knife in her back. Although she survived after a few days, the culprit appeared to be invisible in the fog. Japanese exchange student, Soseki Natsume, was passing by and was arrested by Herlock Sholmes for the assault. Fellow Japanese man, Naruhodo, defended him as his attorney and revealed that the body was moved by a policeman named Roly Beate and Natsume's landlady, Joan Garrideb, who also worked as a maid, threw the knife accidentally hitting Green. This was only the first part of the two-part story Iris intended to write.

The Moustached Man and the Convict's Curse[]

It was a ghastly tale of a winter's night... one of an invisible killer and their crime on a footpath along Briar Road. As the victim lay at death's door, the mystery of just who had stabbed the young lady from behind had been resolved. But no sooner had my friend saved that Eastern Exchange student from his harrowing plight, that in the dim, flickering shadows of gaslight did a second bizarre crime rend the stillness of that very night. I daresay most can still recall that sensational headlines of the day.

"Haunted Apartment of Death"
"The Condemned Criminal's Curse"
"The Dread Demon of Coal Gas"

Yet, though the Great Detective had at once discerned the truth upon his arrival at the scene, it only proved to be the overture that announced the rising of the curtains of a most tragic play.

This case was based on The Memoirs of the Clouded Kokoro, where a notorious criminal from Manchester named Selden was rumored to have put a curse on the boarding house he used to live in. Ever since his death, the flames on the gas stove in his room go out and the room fills with gas. This led people to believe that Selden's ghost now lurks in his former flat and will kill all future residents via strangling. But the truth is, William Shamspeare, the lodger in the flat below, was blowing into the gas pipe to try and scare away residents. Selden actually hid a thousand-pound treasure in the room and promised Shamspeare it because he took care of him in jail. Sholmes refused this story to be wrote about because the treasure turned out to be the dog collar that Balmung, the Professor's murderous hound, wore. Iris did write about it but just didn't publish it, she and Naruhodo were later requested to look over it by Susato Mikotoba.

The Boscombe Valley Mystery[]

Iris was working on this story around the time of Pop Windibank's death.

The Blue Carbuncle[]

Iris was working on this story around the time that Shamspeare was poisoned as well as during the Great Exhibition.

Buck up, Runo[]

This title was just Iris playing around with ideas.

The Adventure of Silver Blaze[]

Albert Harebrayne thought this story of the month was thrilling. But Sholmes mistakes the Silver Blaze for the Speckled Band.

Unnamed Stories[]

  • The Adventure of the Runaway Room
    Glancing over my records of the late last century, I am faced by the event of a certain, bitter winter. A murder in a carriage as it ran through dense London fog in the dead of night-- Though the victim and the perpetrator were the only ones inside, there were multiple witnesses to the crime itself. However, none could have imagined at the time that such a seemingly obvious case as this would end in such a horrendous manner. My friend, Mr. Herlock Sholmes, once said of the incident, "I believe that perhaps that case was indeed the 'prelude'-- the beginning of a long concerto that impressive Japanese exchange student I were to play together.
    This story was based on the murder of Mason Milverton inside the Phoenix Wright Omnibus.
  • The Return of the Great Departed Soul
    The grand, end-of-the-creativity Great Exhibition of London -- surely, there is not a soul who had not heard of it. Wonderful new worlds of culture and industry from every country of the globe had conversed on Hyde Park then. Welcoming over fifty million visitors, the last great launch of this century, astonished and delighted people of all nations, and ended on a note of astounding success. But, as regards to the terrible catastrophe that occurred luring the festivities, very few are yet sure that my friend, Mr. Herlock Sholmes, had a hand in unraveling the whole matter. For from the shadows, it was he who earnestly unearthed the facts of the case. And like the so called symbol of the Great Exhibition which rose high into the sheik of Hyde Park, Sholmes' brilliant deductions -- as clear and lofty as the Crystal Tower itself -- brought the truth to light.
    This story was based on the murder of Odie Asman at the Crystal Tower during the World's fair.
  • Twisted Karma and His Last Bow
    Pipe in hand, Sholmes looked down at the thick, rolling fog outside our window. "I wonder exactly how many mysteries are out there, hidden within this bed of fog," he said. Indeed, a most bizarre incident born of a curious advertisement ... a hell hound's mad gallop through the shadows of a serial murder, an executed man's graveyard resurrection in the dead of night ... and a commonplace killing in a small, forgotten room at the edge of town. There is, actually, always another side to every case that nobody knows of. "And it is that other side which compelled me to the scene of the crime, Wilson. So, quickly now. Take your hat and let's be on our way, partner. For our adventure isn't over yet. Come! The game is afoot!"
    This story was based on Tobias Gregson's murder on Fresno Street, and how it is connected to the Red-Headed League and the Professor Killings.
  • Ryunosuke Naruhodo has read one of the stories about how one of Sholmes' client was the king of Bohemia. When Yujin Mikotoba was found passed out, Sholmes mistook for that client as well being the king of Germany. A boy who visited the World's Fair, Gotts, was said to be the king's son.
  • In The Resolve of Ryunosuke Naruhodo, Sholmes wanted Mikotoba to write a story about how they found a fugitive, Seishiro Jigoku, inside a suitcase on a Russian steamship.