Who is Solar Pons? Who, indeed, is Sherlock Holmes?
They are inventions of two superlative storytellers...the invincible Arthur Conan Doyle of London, the prodigious and prolific August Derleth of Wisconsin.
The whole world knows of the legendary Holmes and his Baker Street beat. But only a few of the most dyed-in-the-wool aficionados of detection have been privileged to make the acquaintance of Solar Pons and his Praed Street office.
Here then is Solar Pons at his best. Only Watson himself could distinguish between the footsteps of Pons or Holmes. If you've not yet joined us in the chase, you are about to discover new joy in a tradition that, alas, has disappeared. Come, the game is afoot!
The Adventure of the Lost DutchmanThe Adventure of the Devil's FootprintsThe Adventure of the Dorrington InheritanceThe Adventure of the 'Triple Kent'The Adventure of the Rydberg NumbersThe Adventure of the Grice-Paterson CurseThe Adventure of the Stone of SconeThe Adventure of the Remarkable WormThe Adventure of the Penny MagentaThe Adventure of the Trained CormorantThe Adventure of the Camberwell BeautyThe Adventure of the Little HangmanThe Adventure of the Swedenborg Signatures
By the way, if the cover art looks strangely familiar, here's why:
Title: The Return of Solar Pons
Author: August Derleth
Year: 1975 (first published 1958)
Also see: The Adventures of Solar Pons (1976)