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Joined 03-17-12, id: 3827205, Profile Updated: 06-04-13
Author has written 9 stories for Sherlock, and Radio Dramas.

So - this is me. I'm English, I live in the English Midlands with two insane cats and until very recently I worked with students with learning difficulties: I'm now a freelance researcher.

I love (in no particular order) writing, Victorian literature, Elgar, medieval history, listening to the radio and smoked salmon: I dislike soap operas, bigotry, reality TV, spiders and karaoke (again in no particular order).

My personal hell would therefore be watching a bigoted tarantula which once had a walk on part in Emmerdale singing 'My Way' on 'Britain's Got Talent'.

My personal heaven, on the other hand, would involve the ownership of a large private library with a parquet floor, an incalculable number of recordings of classical music, a top of the range Bang and Olufsen audio system and an inexhaustable supply of smoked salmon.

The chances of either of these events occuring are somewhat less than my hopes of winning the Euromillions lottery.

I write to the accompaniment of music of all genres: this often influences the plot, if only in subtle ways such as a place-name. Quite often, when I'm reviewing my work, I think 'Where did that idea come from? Why did I refer to that?' and then realise it was inspired by the music. If anyone wants to know what the relevance is of a piece of music mentioned in my writings, you only have to ask...bearing in mind that I may say that to tell you now would be a plot-spoiler...

I have certificates for tap-dancing and a Master's degree in Law; I am incapable of driving because I have a problem with spatial awareness which means I can estimate neither speed nor distance. Nor can I play the concertina, but for different reasons.

My personal heaven would also therefore include a chauffer (concertina-playing skills optional).

I lie about my age.

PLEASE NOTE: I do respond to each and every review to my writing - after all, you've taken the time to comment, and it is only polite of me to take the time to respond! - but I almost always do so via Private Messaging. This is not because I take offence at what people may say, but because I think (and this is a personal view and by no means a comment how other writers respond to reviews) that the review thread can become cluttered up with my comments rather than your reviews.

If, however, you have disabled the Private Messaging function, I will reply on the review thread.

I do take each and every review, and all criticism, very seriously. And errors do creep in, even though my tales are proof-read several times and Beta'd. But if you point out what you mistakenly perceive to be a grammatical error, and I respond by stating (very politely) that in fact that 'error' is correct usage of the English Language, then please don't take offence and shout at me. I do have the right to defend my work against unwarranted criticism. Every writer does.

On the other hand, if you simply don't like what I write, that is entirely up to you and you are entitled to hold that opinion!

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An Unexpected Destination by fortytworedvines reviews
Things are going badly wrong in Martin's homelife, and Douglas's isn't great either. MJN's like a family now, and they'll help each other out- but they have to reveal their problems first.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,087 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 2/23/2014 - Published: 9/27/2011 - Cabin Pressure
Impromtu Tributes by CountryGrl reviews
"I'm sorry, I thought we were staging an impromptu tribute to Dr Seuss." Collection of poems based on Cabin Pressure. Insomnia has a lot to answer for.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 791 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/9/2014 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Cabin Pressure
A Flawless Plan by Launa Alvara reviews
When Douglas gives Martin's love-life a bit of a jump start, neither of them could have imagined where it would lead. (Reviews/comments/suggestions welcome! and needed!)
Radio Dramas - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 81 - Words: 127,430 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 11/28/2013 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Cabin Pressure - Complete
I'll soon fix that by thetravelinglemon reviews
This story is because Martin has a rubbish life and nothing good ever happens to him - cue Irene Adler. Started off as only a short drabble, ended up a longer story with some angst. Rating for sexual references and later events which I'm not revealing yet! Because the chapters are very long, updates aren't frequent - sorry!
Crossover - Radio Dramas & Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 17,085 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/22/2013 - Published: 6/10/2012 - Cabin Pressure, Irene A.
Mystrade: A Study in Tea by LadyLilyMalfoy reviews
The tale of Mystrade as illustrated through their tea-habits. A collection of drabbles about my two loves.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,416 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 12/17/2012 - Published: 7/3/2012 - Mycroft H., DI Lestrade
The Two Bloggers by Catherine Spark reviews
Note: Chapters in this have had to be re-jigged to bring it in line with the site's guidelines, so there are slightly less than before. See my profile or the forum for explanation. Summary: First they blogged about meeting Moriarty. Now it's like a sausage machine: While the ingredients remain, the sausages will keep coming.../myforums/Catherine Spark/1252310
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 107 - Words: 172,641 - Reviews: 755 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 10/30/2012 - Published: 10/27/2010 - Sherlock H., John W.
Breathing's Just A Rhythm by MirabileLectu reviews
After failing his CPL exam for the fifth time, Martin is ready to give up. But a young doctor is determined to help him put his life back together and refuses to give up on him. Sherlock crossover. Chapter 12/12
Radio Dramas - Rated: M - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 12 - Words: 60,859 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/26/2012 - Published: 3/4/2012 - Cabin Pressure - Complete
Faith Like A Child by Ricechex reviews
Spoilers through all episodes. What if, when Sherlock jumped from the roof of St. Bart's, things had not gone quite according to plan? What if he came away from the jump with a serious injury, resulting in brain damage? And how does John deal with it?
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 44,684 - Reviews: 327 - Favs: 279 - Follows: 204 - Updated: 8/13/2012 - Published: 3/11/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
They Couldn't Be More Different by Socken reviews
Martin Crieff and Sherlock Holmes are social outcasts at school for rather different reasons. However it does mean they get forced together a lot. Hiatus until I finish my other story, who knows how long that'll take
Crossover - Radio Dramas & Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,557 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/4/2012 - Published: 6/17/2012 - Cabin Pressure, Sherlock H.
Underground by Effin4 reviews
When John gets text messages from Sherlock, he assumes he's alive. But the fact that the texts weren't from Sherlock, doesn't mean he can't be alive. It just means that someone else is still alive too, and both are determinate to change that.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 14,289 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/26/2012 - Published: 6/12/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
The Long Week by Kali47 reviews
Sherlock negotiated with Mycroft 24hours at Baskerville, in exchange for a favour. Therefore when his brother comes to him with a case, the detective simply cannot refuse... and all hell's breakin' loose. Beta Read.
Sherlock - Rated: K+ - English - Crime/Family - Chapters: 11 - Words: 34,819 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/28/2012 - Published: 3/10/2012 - Sherlock H., Mycroft H. - Complete
The Secret by Kenizz reviews
Sherlock has a secret nobody knows about, and he is determined to keep it that way. Unfortunately he is not so lucky. Written for a prompt on the Kinkmeme
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,259 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
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First Meeting reviews
For the first time in his life, Douglas Richardson was truly in love.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 809 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/29/2013 - Complete
Cabin Pressure: S is For Speed Dating reviews
Martin tried speed dating, but in reality he was being speed ignored. And it was all Douglas's fault. But then Martin bumped into someone... Started as a one-shot, but grew. Rated T for references, and some angst in later chapters. All/any reviews welcome... Set firmly between series 3 and 4.
Radio Dramas - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 47 - Words: 72,126 - Reviews: 167 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 2/15/2013 - Published: 3/30/2012 - Cabin Pressure
Rules For Douglas reviews
Or, how to deal with your First Officer.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 364 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 9 - Published: 1/30/2013 - Cabin Pressure - Complete
Toffee reviews
Written in response to the prompt on the CP kink meme "Love to see a fic with someone silently taking a lonely Martin's hand during a firework display and continuing to watch with him." No slash intended (hence the rating) but squint if you want.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 852 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/7/2012 - Cabin Pressure - Complete
The Name's The Thing reviews
Names are very, very important.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 983 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/7/2012 - Cabin Pressure - Complete
Pub Games reviews
In which Douglas discovers a hidden side to Martin.
Radio Dramas - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,839 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/3/2012 - Cabin Pressure - Complete
A Study In Doggerel reviews
Silliness. A few poetic ramblings. Curse this insomnia!
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Parody/Poetry - Chapters: 12 - Words: 1,911 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/22/2012 - Published: 5/24/2012
A Study In Snarks reviews
Inspired by 'The Frumious Cumberbatch' by Rae666. What if Sherlock's faithful blogger had been Lewis Carroll?
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Parody/Poetry - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,877 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/3/2012 - Published: 3/19/2012 - Complete
Dreaming All The Time Of Baker Street reviews
A bit of silliness: apologies to the late Sir Henry Newbold
Sherlock - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/19/2012 - Sherlock H. - Complete