"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."

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pulptime (1985)

Pulptime by P.H. Cannon has Holmes teaming up with H.P. Lovecraft and Harry Houdini to solve a mystery in 1925 New York. Includes illustrations by Steve Fabian.

In these pages, H.P. lovecraft lives again and Sherlock Holmes stalks New York of 1925, looking for a set of mysterious documents stolen by New York gangster Jan Martens. A visit with Harry Houdini, a seance with a beautiful medium, a trek through the New York sewer system––and what lay beyond––make a fascinating tale, as told through the words of young Weird Tales writer Frank Belknap Long, Jr., Lovecraft's best friend.

A Lovecraft scholar, Cannon has utilized his knowledge of the many volumes of Lovecraft's letters to reconstruct some of the events of his New York life and to simulate his actual conversations. (His friends have said that HPL spoke just as he wrote!)

As for what the documents are, and whether there were recovered––read on!

Title: Pulptime
Author: P.H. Cannon
Year: 1985
Publisher: Weirdbook Press
Purchase: Amazon.

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