jjpor (jjpor) wrote in calufrax,

Rec: The Case of the Dead Doctor by nostalgia

Story: The Case of the Dead Doctor
Author: nostalgia
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1117
Author's Summary: Sherlock/Who crossover.
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock versions), Ace, River Song
Warnings: None

Recced because: Well, the main reason is probably summed up by the author's extremely succinct summary. Sorry to be reccing two crossovers back-to-back, but this is another one of those stories that I came across very recently and which immediately jumped to the front of my "to rec" list. I like Sherlock. I like it a lot - it's like substitute new Who for when there's no new Who on. That's the first reason why I want to rec this - the take on the Sherlock characters and their interactions with the Whoniverse as Sherlock takes on the task of investigating the Doctor's "death" after S6 is very well done. Of course Mycroft would know all about the Doctor's involvement with UNIT; of course Sherlock would see him almost as another worthy adversary even if he's supposed to be dead. And of course John would be shaking his head at the idea of the other two believing in alien invasions etc. The thing that really made me want to recommend this, however, was the story's middle section where the detective duo visit one of the Doctor's old companions in an effort to track him down, my favourite companion as it happens, because I think we need more fic elaborating upon that throwaway line in the SJA story "The Death of the Doctor". I know, there are other examples out there, but we need more!

Anyway, go and read this, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Wait,” said John, “you're not seriously saying he can change what he looks like?”

Mycroft gazed at John steadily and said “Yes. He's quite... unique. He's our ultimate expert.”

“I thought I was your ultimate expert,” said Sherlock, sharply.

“Of course you did. In any case, we've received reports of the his death. Since we can rule that out fairly easily, we'd like to know where he is and what he's doing.”

“How do you know he's not dead?” asked John.

“Because the planet hasn't been overrun by malevolent aliens.”

John nodded. “You do realise it's not April the first for another six months?”

Tags: author: nostalgia, character: river song, companion: ace, rating: teen, reccer: jjpor, type: crossover, type: gen

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