The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan

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The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan is fanfic set in the BBC’s Sherlock universe.

Sarah Sawyer flies home from a convention in the US and brings an unexpected gift for her boyfriend - or, rather, his flatmate. Game on!

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: Anyone with a phobia about injections may wish to approach chapters 6 and 7 with caution.

BBC’s Sherlock is, of course, AU: the characters exist, in 2010, in a world which never read about Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Professor Moriarty and Mrs Hudson in the Strand magazine from 1887 onwards. As a result, the detective story developed rather differently; Agatha Christie never wrote “Death in the Clouds” and Doctor Who never riffed off its classic Fontana cover in “The Unicorn and the Wasp”.

The characters and conventions mentioned in this work are purely fictitious and any resemblance to any living person or real-life incident is purely coincidental except as specifically mentioned.

Dedicated to Fay; chapter 3 dedicated to kalypso, who asked for more fiction centred on the women of Sherlock.

Thanks to Viki for betaing, in particular for her invaluable assistance on the topic of hypodermic good (and bad) practice and on insulin. Viki and Jonquil also Ameripicked chapter 5; any faults remaining are either my ignorance or Clues. Thanks to Jonquil for betaing chapter 6.

The original cover photograph is by Saabie of an archway at Wadham College, Oxford. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.

This novella is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Sherlock fandom.

- First Edition: 18th Oct 2010
- 2nd Edition: 16th Apr 2012
- 3rd Edition: 4th May 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.

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