The Four Paw Problem

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The Four Paw Problem is a crossover between Saki’s (Hector Hugh Munro’s) short story Tobermory and the BBC Sherlock universe.

John is, by now, fairly used to clients showing up at 221B Baker Street and telling him they fear for their lives. He’s moderately familiar with clients from aristocratic and Government circles. He’s absolutely used to having his intelligence impugned in the living room of his own flat. He’s just not used to confronting impossibilities which refuse to be eliminated.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: Inter-departmental sniping in the British security services; fleeting castration references.

Dedicated to the Great Woskar, who would be Sherlock Holmes if his brains were equal to his beauty.

This work contains references to an unnamed novelist-ex-machina, an unnamed former US president and an unnamed US Secretary of State, all of whom may bear some passing references to real-world originals Their appearances here are purely fictional and no references to real events should be implied or assumed.

The original cover photograph is by Sage Ross of Tesla the cat. 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 short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Sherlock fandom.

- First Edition: 17th 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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