alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-07-02 05:27 pm

Galatea by one_windiga

Galatea by one_windiga "The package arrived late on a Monday morning, tall and heavy and worn-wrinkled beige. It had import stamps from ports of call that Mrs. Hudson’s never even heard of, but since Sherlock was off running around London, she didn’t make a point of it." John is a doll that Sherlock orders from a company online. I've read this a number of times yet failed to rec it before, this is a fascinating, strange yet decidedly uplifting read.

alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-31 08:16 am

Mental by Boeshane42

Mental by Boeshane42 Sherlock Holmes is a patient in a closed psychiatric ward. John Watson is his new psychiatrist. A thoroughly fascinating and clever AU first meeting that blends seamlessly with canon. The characterisations are excellent, plus we have a BAMF! John. :-) My favourite line has to be... John mentally crosses out 'autism' and 'antisocial disorder' from the area of his mind reserved for figuring Sherlock out and replaces them with a big 'twat' in flashing letters.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-17 08:44 am

The Magic of Deduction by writingispurdy

The Magic of Deduction by writingispurdy John Watson spends seven years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he meets the boy who will become the greatest man he'll ever know. A wonderful mixture of the Harry Potter world with the Sherlock characters predominant. Sherlock and John are very much in character and Sherlock canon is cleverly woven into the stories. A delightful read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-16 02:14 pm

The Case of the Unwelcome Owl by FayJAy

The Case of the Unwelcome Owl by FayJay "So," said John, feeling out of his depth once again. "An owl." It was the same mild, politely curious tone of voice with which he had previously found himself uttering such things as: "So – three bags of frozen AB negative," and "So – a selection of human ears." "Goodness, John, with deductive prowess like that you'll soon be putting me in the shade," Sherlock said tartly. "Can't sneak anything past you, can we?" The dialogue is fantastic, the snark off the scale and John's conversation with Luna is to die for. Brilliant.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-05 08:15 am

Sher Trek Pilot Miniseries by Caresa Toland

Sher Trek Pilot Miniseries by Caresa Toland Written for the Sherlock TV Fusion Miniseries.  A Star Trek; The original series fusion starring Captain John H Watson and First Officer Sh'lok and the rest of the Sherlock cast. :-) There are 3 'episodes' at present, beautifully written and presented, highly entertaining and very much in character, do go and read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-04-17 03:54 pm

The Poster Girl by stardust made

The Poster Girl by stardust made (or on AO3). A seemingly straightforward case has Lestrade calling for Sherlock's help. Written from John's POV, this story takes place two months after the events in "The Great Game" and follows the investigation of the murder of Veronica Havisham: seventeen, popular—and murdered in Hainault Forrest on a Friday night in June. A very well written and entertaining case fic with excellent characterisations for the main players as well as some very well rounded OCs, I was particularly fond of George Havisham. This is a gen fic with perhaps a hint of UST that delightfully explores the relationship between Sherlock and John yet never at the expense of the plot. A very good read. (Gen)
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-03-21 12:08 pm

The theory of narrative causality by falling voices

The theory of narrative causality by falling voices written for this prompt: Sherlock and John are BNFs in Sherlock Holmes fandom. Together, they fight crime. (Always.) And write porn, incidentally. I had a sudden urge to read this one again and found to my shock that I hadn't recc'd it! This is an amazing and superbly presented story done by using LJ posts, gmail chats, TV trope articles etc. It's very familiar ground to those of us brought up on LJ and I loved reading it again.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2016-11-28 10:56 pm

The Green Blade by verityburns

I'm having a run on reading case fics.

The Green Blade by verityburns As a serial killer hits the headlines, the police are out of their depth and the next victim is out of time. With faith in Sherlock Holmes at an all time low, this is a case which will push loyalties to the limit... An intriguing well plotted case fic with most of the regular characters (Lestrade, Donovan, Mrs Hudson...) heavily involved. The John and Sherlock relationship dynamics are thoroughly explored and beautifully depicted. (Gen fic)
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2016-11-28 08:41 pm

London Orbital by merripestin

A story I really can't believe I've not recc'd before...

London Orbital
by merripestin  "I'm driving first," Sally said. "Guv can take over after me. If we're all still mad enough to be at this after that, John can drive third shift. Then the freak, if we decide we can risk it." "John doesn't drive," said Sherlock. "Then what's John along for?" Sally protested. Which Greg reckoned had to be just Sally trying to wind Sherlock up. She knew better. All night in a car with Sherlock was bad enough. All night driving round and round the M25 looking for a killer, with Sherlock deprived of John Watson, sounded like a new circle of hell. Very clever, very funny and a wonderful observation of John and Sherlock from Greg Lestrade's pov. Also a welcome positive view of Sally Donovan. (Gen)

alicambs: (Sherlock)
2016-11-20 08:11 pm

Rigging Screws, size1 3/8 inch, galvanised by AJHall

Rigging Screws, size1 3/8 inch, galvanised by AJHall. "How's a woman supposed to prove her husband's a murderer, dammit?" On the eve of a planned voyage to Brittany, Marjorie Jameson starts her day with no problems more pressing than forcing a boatyard to do an emergency repair to the family yacht. A chance encounter at the Cowes hi-speed ferry terminal begins to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder, with her charming, untrustworthy husband Julian right at the centre and Marjorie as the next intended victim. But no-one's going to trust the word of an aging housewife whose complaints of abuse the police have previously dismissed as delusions. An highly entertaining and well written case fic  with Sherlock and John seen from an (competent, astute and capable woman) observer's pov. The sailing detail was fascinating. :-)
I've started a Case Fic heading with this, how can I have read and recc'd Sherlock stories and not have a case fic heading!
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2016-11-11 05:27 pm

Feathers Verse by Kryptaria

Good grief, it's been some time since I last posted a rec! I have been going through my A03 bookmarks, deleting some and following up the authors on others to find other good reads. This series makes me smile and is well worth a read.

Feathers Verse by Kryptaria consists of 4 parts. The main story is the first one, On Feathers and Bacon Sandwiches No one has ever stayed with Sherlock longer than a month. At least, no human. Fortunately, John Watson isn't about to let the little things - like biohazardous experiments and the constant threat of danger - get in the way of his friendship with a very special, very brilliant man like Sherlock Holmes. This is amusing, delightful and full of humorous one liners that made me smile throughout. As to the ducks, well who knew. :-)

alicambs: (Sherlock)
2015-06-30 09:55 pm

The Curious Adventure of the Dr Watsons by ShinySherlock

The Curious Adventures of the the Dr Watsons by ShinySherlock What if ACD Watson and BBC Watson switched places . . . “Imposter!” Hands clenching the lapels of John’s coat, Holmes shoved him anew. “Yes!” John agreed, nodding, and then grimacing. “Sort of!” A highly enjoyable read, beautifully written with the courtly behaviour and language of the Victorian era contrasting strongly with the relaxed manners and speech of the present time. Both an adventure and a believable love story.

alicambs: (Sherlock)
2015-03-16 12:13 am

Coventry by Standbygo

Coventry by standbygo A Sherlock/Dollhouse crossover AU. Previous knowledge of Dollhouse not necessary; no spoilers either. An absolutely excellent, highly creative and thrilling read. I enjoyed every minute of it.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-12-21 04:58 pm

The Mystery of Ill Opinions by mundungus42

The Mystery of Ill Opinions by mundungus42 Two Elizabethan actors dream of leaving women's roles behind, and Master Sherlock Holmes agrees to help them find them a playwright to write them roles to rival Marlowe's Tamburlaine. But strange things are afoot in the Holmes household, and Sherlock and John must accomplish this feat while discovering who wants to kill Sherlock and why. A very clever and witty tale of Sherlock and John, along with many other characters, transposed into Elizabethan England. The author makes very clever allusions to many of Shakespeare's plays and even manages to have the playwright himself play a role in the mystery. Well worth a read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-12-20 04:48 pm

Beneath the Desert Moon by i ship an armada & Shiny Sherlock

Beneath the Desert Moon by i ship an armada & Shiny Sherlock The year is 1936. Renowned consulting archaeologist, Sherlock Holmes, has been hired by the British Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, before his competitors can deliver it to Hitler and his army. Sherlock faces many challenges in his quest, but the biggest of all might be facing John Watson and mending their broken relationship. If you know the film you know the plot, but Sherlock and John are very much their delightful selves and other canon characters are well used.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-12-20 04:18 pm

From Which Love Grows by Red Chapel

From Which Love Grows by Red Chapel If this were an ordinary fairy tale, it would start with ‘once upon a time’and a princess or a dragon or a poor fisherman by the sea. But this is not an ordinary fairy tale and it starts with a seed. A seed From Which Love Grows. The author has taken a fascinating and original idea and fashioned a slow, beautiful love story. 
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-10-10 09:38 am

A Study in Strays by philalethia

A Study in Strays by philalethia John Watson moves to 221B Baker Street. Unfortunately, the flat's already occupied. Fun, clever story. John's interactions with Sherlock cat (and the cat's personality is Sherlock to a 't') are a delight to read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-09-05 09:36 pm

Wartime Allies by shadownashira

Wartime Allies by shadownashira  Ever since the Pool incident, Moriarty has been strangely inactive. John's world does not revolve around the consulting criminal, and so life goes on. Then a new player tries to take over London, and Jim Moriarty has his own opinion on that. I like this, it's John centric, the dialogue is good and we see John being a capable, compassionate doctor/surgeon as well as treating people he knows are criminals with respect as long as it is reciprocal.

I must add a cavet though as I see this mistake repeated time and time again in Sherlock fics. Surgeons in the UK are addressed as Mr/Mrs/Miss and therefore neither Sherlock's Dr John Watson nor Conan Doyle's original Watson are surgeons, they are both medical doctors.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-08-24 10:51 am

How to Accidentally Summon a Demon by patster223

How to Accidentally Summon a Demon by patster223 Sherlock is possessed by a demon. A damned, wicked soul that uses the kitchen table for blood rituals and experiments. John doesn't even notice the difference. Short, highly amusing fic..
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2014-08-23 10:46 am

Sherlock-the-Pooh by thisprettywren

Sherlock-the-Pooh by thisprettywren Sometimes Sherlock likes a game of some sort when he comes upstairs, and sometimes he likes to sit quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story. This evening— “What about a story?” said Sherlock. John writes children's stories about his and Sherlock's adventures, featuring Sherlock ther Pooh, Mycroft Robin and the adorable Johnlet (although I find John even more adorable :-)). Just delightful.

Note: I found this story while reading through a list for "The Holmsies," the fanfic awards co-hosted by fuckyeahteenlock and sherlockbbcficrecs. All the fics on the list have less than 25,000 hits on AO3 and less than 250 reviews/comments on any other forum (this would be true at the time of selection), so none of these fics are the so called 'classics' of the fandom and many were completely fresh to me. The Holmsies are open for voting until 1st September 2014. Do go and check them out.