A Holmes clone, Mazes & Perils, has been nominated for an ENnie for Best Free Game.
The pdf can be downloaded from free here at RPGnow.
From the product description:
"Mazes & Perils is a game of imagination and role playing in a fantasy world, suitable for ages 10 and up. To play, you need this standalone rulebook, some dice, paper, pencils, a few friends, and your imagination. If you have played other fantasy role playing games, the Mazes & Perils rules may feel familiar to you. Inspired by the 1977 “Holmes” version of the worlds most popular role playing game, Mazes & Perils goes beyond what the Holmes version provided, allowing for longer-term campaigns. Even if you don’t need another standalone fantasy role playing game, you may find a few useful new ideas herein that you can use with your other games. This PDF is absolutely free of charge, and always will be!"
The name is, obviously, a tribute to Holmes' 1986 novel, The Maze of Peril.
Congratulations to the editor, Vincent Florio of the Evil GM blog.