The Casebook of Solar Pons

August Derleth

The fifth Solar Pons collection

The steadily expanding fans of Solar Pons will be thrilled with this collection stories that's "as sparkling a galaxy of Sherlockian pastiches as we have had since the canonical entertainments came to an end,".

A dozen new Pontine exploits round out the quintet in these pages from 'The Adventure of the Sussex Archers' to 'The Adventure of the Innkeeper's Clerk' and between these two tales are such memorable stories as 'The Adventure of the Haunted Library', 'The Adventure of the Intarsia Box', 'The Adventure of the China Cottage', 'The Adventure of the Crouching Dog', 'The Adventure of the Whispering Knights', and others, including among them 'The Adventure of the Missing Huntsman' in which Pons and Parker invade the fox-hunting country of England, and 'The Adventure of the Ascot Scandal', one of Pons' briefest and most amusing problems.

Includes an Afterword by August Derleth in which he sets forth the facts about the origins of Solar Pons.

"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 : 330
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311861
  • 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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