"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, June 25, 2018

The Casebook of Solar Pons (1975)

The sixth collection of August Derleth's Solar Pons stories was released as the 4th paperback by Pinnacle Books in 1975. Contains a Foreword by Vincent Starrett.

Whatever your fancy in the polished old world of deductive detective cunning-- a mummified human hand conspiciously resting in an intarsia box, a haunted moonlit library, a tattered corpse caught up in a rapacious invincible curse-- Solar Pons will quickly capture your curiosity and leave you hungering for more. 
Soon you will find yourself a regular visitor at No. 7B Praed Street, eagerly peering into the mind of the contemplative Pons, slouched in the cozy cavern of his armchair. And as you faithfully follow the master about charming, chilling fin-de-ciecle London, discretely clutching and unclutching your hands between counter plots and climaxes, you know that you have found a lifelong companion-- the incomparable and brilliant Solar Pons, heir to the genius that was once uniquely Sherlock Holmes'. 
Adventure of the Ascot Scandal 
Adventure of the China Cottage
Adventure of the Crouching Dog
Adventure of the Fatal Glance
Adventure of the Haunted Library
Adventure of the Innkeeper's Clerk
Adventure of the Intarsia Box
Adventure of the Missing Huntsman 
Adventure of the Spurious Tamerlane 
Adventure of the Sussex Archers 
Adventure of the Whispering Knights

Title: The Casebook of Solar Pons
Author: August Derleth
Year: 1975 (first released in 1965)
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
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