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The Recollections of Solar Pons

(1995)
(The sixth book in the Solar Pons series)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
British writer Copper (The Exploits of Solar Pons) effectively captures the style of Sherlock Holmes tales in four novellas narrated by Dr. Lyndon Parker, who plays Watson to consulting detective Solar Pons in 1920s London. "The Adventure of the Mad Millionaire" requires Pons to discover if the cause of a financier's peculiar behavior is, in fact, all in his head, while "The Adventure of the Cursed Curator" calls upon him to find out why an Egyptologist has had a mummy peering at him through his office bookcase. In "The Adventure of the Hound of Hell," Pons must puzzle out why two sets of footprints enterbut none leavethe woodshed in which a rich but miserly and miserable old woman was murdered, and he tackles a locked-room mystery in "The Adventure of the Singular Sandwich." The atmosphere is always first rate, but the puzzles are not elusive enough: readers will catch on to many of the tricks well before Parker. The moment this happens, Pons seems blessed less with genius than with irritating smugness, and the stories diminish in appeal.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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Hardback Editions

October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Recollections of Solar Pons
Author(s): Basil Copper
ISBN: 1-878252-20-8 / 978-1-878252-20-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer Pub Llc
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October 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Recollections of Solar Pons
Author(s): Basil Copper
ISBN: 1-878252-21-6 / 978-1-878252-21-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer Pub Llc
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Paperback Editions

September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Recollections of Solar Pons #6 (The Complete Adventures of Solar Pons)
Author(s): Basil Copper
ISBN: 1-78636-177-9 / 978-1-78636-177-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: PS Publishing
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Recollections of Solar Pons (6)
Author(s): Basil Copper
Publisher: PS Publishing Ltd
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