The Chronicles of Solar Pons

August Derleth

The seventh Solar Pons collection

When August Derleth died in 1971, he had finished revising all the stories for The Chronicles of Solar Pons. This, then, is the... last planned collection of the Pontine series and the ten tales presented here make for a fine and fitting exit. There is the classic flight-and-pursuit motif of the espionage thriller, 'The Adventure of the Orient Express'. 'The strangeness of 'The Adventure of the Benin Bronze' and the grim search in 'The Adventure of the Missing Tenants' are matched by the d tangled web behind 'The Adventure of the Red Leech'. A superlative collection for Holmes and Pons fans.

"the best substitutes for Sherlock Holmes known." Vincent Starrett

"an excellent series of adventures in detection in their own right." -- The Chicago Tribune

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 274
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311809
  • Price : INR 499

August Derleth

August William Derleth (24 February 1909 4 July 1971) was an American writer and anthologist. Though best remembered as the first book publisher of the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, and for his own contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos and the cosmic horror genre, as well as his founding of the publisher Arkham House (which did much to bring supernatural fiction into print in hardcover in the US that had only been readily available in the UK), Derleth was a leading American regional writer of his day, as well as prolific in several other genres, including historical fiction, poetry, detective fiction, science fiction and biography. Derleth wrote more than 150 short stories and more than 100 books during his lifetime.

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