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* IntangiblePrice: Members of London's magical community often trade in intangibles. In ''The Severed Streets'', Ross exchanges [[spoiler:her capacity to ever feel happiness]] for being allowed to study the auction's ledger for 15 minutes.


* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''The Severed Streets'' [[spoiler:Russell Vincent]] becomes the final victim of [[JackTheRipper the Ripper]] - the spirit he had turned loose to murder his enemies - after he loses control it (due to the efforts of the team).

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''The Severed Streets'' [[spoiler:Russell Vincent]] becomes the final victim of [[JackTheRipper [[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper the Ripper]] - the spirit he had turned loose to murder his enemies - after he loses control it (due to the efforts of the team).



* JackTheRipper: In ''The Severed Streets'', the team think they may be dealing with a spirit of Jack the Ripper conjured by London's collective remembrance of him. The truth is somewhat more complicated.


* JackTheRipoff: In ''The Severed Streets'', the killer dresses up his murders with the the theatrics of Jack the Ripper as a deliberate smokescreen.

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* JackTheRipoff: In ''The Severed Streets'', the killer dresses up his murders with the the theatrics of Jack the Ripper as a deliberate smokescreen.



* SexMagic: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", Kev is able to cast a detection spell by causing Joe to ejaculate at the cardinal points of the magical circle he has set up. Kev notes that this is probably the minimum form of 'sacrifice' that London will accept, and only works because it is a very minor spell.

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* SexMagic: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", Holmes?'', Kev is able to cast a detection spell by causing Joe to ejaculate at the cardinal points of the magical circle he has set up. Kev notes that this is probably the minimum form of 'sacrifice' that London will accept, and only works because it is a very minor spell.

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* SexMagic: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", Kev is able to cast a detection spell by causing Joe to ejaculate at the cardinal points of the magical circle he has set up. Kev notes that this is probably the minimum form of 'sacrifice' that London will accept, and only works because it is a very minor spell.

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* BlowGun: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', the killer recreates the scene from ''Literature/TheSignOfFour'' by shooting one the victims with a poison dart from a blowgun.

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* EasyRoadToHell: In ''The Severed Streets'', Quill discovers that under the rulership of the Smiling Man, [[spoiler:everyone who has ever lived in London]] is damned to Hell.

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* HellHasNewManagement: By the end of ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', the team have evidence that the Smiling Man has killed (or otherwise disposed of) Satan and taken over Hell; twisting it to fit his own ends.

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** ThemeSerialKiller: The killer in ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'' uses the murders in the Sherlock Holmes stories as their theme.

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* FakingTheDead: Very late in ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', the team realise that [[spoiler:the ghost of Sherlock Holmes]] actually faked their 'murder', and is the really the killer they are hunting.


* OrgyOfEvidence: In "Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', Sefton realises that the cryptic clues planted in the Sherlock Holmes Museum were a deliberate blind so that the police would focus on them, and not on what was missing. Quill even refers to it as "an orgy of evidence".

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* OrgyOfEvidence: In "Who ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', Sefton realises that the cryptic clues planted in the Sherlock Holmes Museum were a deliberate blind so that the police would focus on them, and not on what was missing. Quill even refers to it as "an orgy of evidence".


* BurnTheWitch: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", the Circle of Hands includes a symbolic witch-burning as part of the ceremony to open their conference. This shows that they understand very little about what the actual supernatural world, and are running mostly on partly-remembered rituals and traditions.

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* BurnTheWitch: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", Holmes?'', the Circle of Hands includes a symbolic witch-burning as part of the ceremony to open their conference. This shows that they understand very little about what the actual supernatural world, and are running mostly on partly-remembered rituals and traditions.

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* BurnTheWitch: In ''Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?", the Circle of Hands includes a symbolic witch-burning as part of the ceremony to open their conference. This shows that they understand very little about what the actual supernatural world, and are running mostly on partly-remembered rituals and traditions.


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* OrgyOfEvidence: In "Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?'', Sefton realises that the cryptic clues planted in the Sherlock Holmes Museum were a deliberate blind so that the police would focus on them, and not on what was missing. Quill even refers to it as "an orgy of evidence".


* DevilButNoGod: This is what the Smiling Man would like the heroes to believe (or, more specifically, that there is a Hell but no Heaven). Whether is actually true, or just a ploy to cause them to give in to despair remains to be seen.

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* DevilButNoGod: This is what the Smiling Man would like the heroes to believe (or, more specifically, that there is a Hell but no Heaven). Whether this is actually true, or just a ploy to cause them to give in to despair remains to be seen.

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* DevilButNoGod: This is what the Smiling Man would like the heroes to believe (or, more specifically, that there is a Hell but no Heaven). Whether is actually true, or just a ploy to cause them to give in to despair remains to be seen.

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* LineOfSightName: Ross picked her new surname from a refrigerated van she saw overturned in a ditch.

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