The Novels of Solar Pons: Terror Over London and Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey (2-books-in-1)

August Derleth

The sixth Solar Pons collection

Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey Jonas Fairlie set out from Frome, Somerset for London but he never got there. When his body was found not far out of Frome, Solar Pons's address was discovered concealed in the lining of his hat. What was the problem he intended to lay before Pons? And who had killed him? These were the related puzzles laid before Solar Pons in this first novel featuring the Sherlock Holmes of Praed Street that unfolds a complex and intricate mystery that not only taxes Pons's ingenuity but puts his life in jeopardy at its climax. Pons is pitted against a clever and ruthless antagonist in his first novel-length adventure.

Terror Over London In addition to Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey, this volume includes the rare first Pons novel, , originally written when Derleth was a young man in the 1930s but lost in his papers until its rediscovery decades later.

"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 : 272
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311830
  • 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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