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The Thin Man

the thin man's bride by [archiveofourown.org profile] betony
"Oh, no, I never drink before noon. I expect I haven't your...robust constitution."

"Nonsense," said Nick, handing him a glass of whiskey anyhow. "All you need is an amendment or two and that'll sort it right out. Here. Now, what brings you here to see Nora?"
Witty, fun case fic where Nora has to sort out a blackmailer. I enjoyed this a lot.

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A Year and a Day in Old Theradane

The Library of Hazar by [archiveofourown.org profile] BethWinter
"I’m the Duchess Unseen! I stole the sound of the sunrise and the tears of a shark. I borrowed a book from the library of Hazar and didn’t return it."

So how did that go, exactly?
Wonderfully in tune with both the setting and the characters of the short story.

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Elementary

A Secret History of Sherlock's Socks by [archiveofourown.org profile] dashakay
Joan starts to figure Sherlock out, via his socks. This is hilarious and charming and perfectly in character all at once.

Solve For X by [archiveofourown.org profile] Yahtzee
Their relationship as it stands has one mathematical certainty: It will end in twenty-five days.

At that time, her sojourn as his sober companion will end. Either Watson will pass out of his life forever, or Holmes will have to devise another option.

Maddeningly officious as she can be, stern and demanding as he sometimes finds her, he has absolutely no intention of letting her pass out of his life. Whatever he has to do to keep her around, he'll do. Holmes even briefly considered using again. A relapse into the warm deceitful embrace of heroin would mean another (hopefully briefer) stint in rehab and then another six weeks of sober companionship, wouldn't it?

But he's rejected this plan. Relapsing would be the same as saying to his father that Joan Watson had failed. He wants to keep her around, but won't throw her under the bus.
Really excellent look at Sherlock trying to figure out how to get Joan to stay after the six weeks is up, and their relationship in the bargain.

let yourself be found by [archiveofourown.org profile] radiophile
Quiet, lovely look at Joan learning to read Sherlock.

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The Thin Man

The Case of the Missing Martini Olive by [archiveofourown.org profile] icepixie
"It's entirely possible that olive just couldn't stand being parted from you while you were indisposed. And I can't say I blame it."

She preened a bit at the compliment, then narrowed her eyes. "As nice as that theory is, I rather think it's you we should be investigating for the olive—specifically your stomach." She poked him in the suspected region.

"Darling, do you really think I'd eat the olive and leave the martini?"

She contemplated that for a moment. "No, I suppose that's not your style."

"Thank you." He picked up the martini glass again and swallowed the rest of it—just to be sure the missing olive hadn't turned up while they were talking, of course.
Adorable Nick/Nora that gets the banter down perfectly. <3

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The Thin Man
Christmas in Normandie by Michelle Cristian
Nick and Nora tell a story about how they met. Totally captures the boozy, breezy nature of their relationship.

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The Addams Family
The Bridal Path by Vyola
Joel Glicker courts Wednesday Addams. So perfectly Addams-ish, I can't even tell you. Creepily romantic.

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