"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Dossier of Solar Pons (1979)

After collecting all the Solar Pons stories by August Derleth into seven paperbacks (including one novel), in 1979 Pinnacle released an original collection of authorized Pons stories by horror and mystery novelist Basil Copper.

The Chase Continues . . .

When August Derleth inherited the mantle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he created in Solar Pons a detective whose genius cannot be matched––perhaps not even by Sherlock Holmes himself! Now the pen has passed int the hand of the noted British author, Basil Copper, whose superlative storytelling abilities will astound and delight the most discrimination dyed-in-the-woll aficionados of detection.

Here are six spine tingling and superbly crafted tales of suspense in the best tradition of Solar Pons. Come, once again, to Number 7B Praed Street, where the inimitable and infallible master of the art of deductive detection awaits. Follow along closely as he sets apace onto the mist-shrouded cobblestones of old London's alleyways in chase of crime. But make haste! The game's already afoot!

The Adventure of the Perplexed Photographer
The Adventure of the Sealed Spire
The Adventure of the Six Gold Doubloons
The Adventure of the Ipi Idol
The Adventure of Buffington Old Grange
The Adventure of the Hammer of Hate

Title: The Dossier of Solar Pons
Author: Basil Copper
Year: 1979
Publisher: Pinnacle
Purchase: Amazon

Also see: The Adventures of Solar Pons (1976)The Return of Solar Pons (1975)Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey (1976).

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