The Memoirs of Solar Pons

August Derleth

This long-awaited second collection of pastiches of the immortal Sherlock Holmes offers eleven new adventures of Solar Pons.

Here are such fascinating stories as 'The Adventure of the Paralytic Mendicant', an account of as unique a vengeance as was ever perpetrated between boards; 'The Adventure of the Circular Room', a tale of a diabolic plot which will rouse many a memory of the old Master; the complex puzzle which will be of particular interest to bibliophiles told in the Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine Contest prizewinning 'The Adventure of the Six Silver Spiders'; the curious affair which is 'The Adventure of the Tottenham Werewolf'; and others which will bring back old, long-vanished Baker Street days.

Certainly no living writer has brought the Holmesian pastiche to a higher development than this. There is very little difference, indeed, in the atmosphere of the stories, once they have begun to unfold; No. 7B Praed Street readily becomes 221B Baker Street; and Solar Pons, attended by his Dr. Lyndon Parker, often becomes curiously interchangeable with the Master of Baker Street and his Watson.

"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 : 296
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311823
  • 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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