In the 1920's, college student August Derleth wrote to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, asking if any more Sherlock Holmes adventures were going to be published. Upon receiving a negative reply, Derleth decided to provide some of his own. However, rather than relating more tales of Holmes and Dr. Watson, he ended up introducing the world to Solar Pons and Dr. Lyndon Parker, living in London during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Pons solved crimes using deduction and ratiocination, often referring to Holmes as “The Master” or “My illustrious predecessor”. Since his first appearance, Pons has been a favorite with Sherlockians.
Now, for the first time ever, the estate of August Derleth has authorized the first ever anthology of Solar Pons stories! These twenty new adventures range from soon after Pons and Parker met in 1919 to a story that occurs after Germany has been defeated in World War II. Each of them fully and traditionally falls within the Pontine Canon.
The authors of these stories have contributed their royalties to the Jan Stauber Grant Fund for the Beacon Society, which provides scholarships to educators, schools, and Sherlockian Scion societies, allowing them to purchase Sherlock Holmes books and materials in order to introduce young people to The Canon.
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About the Rewards
The New Adventures of Solar Pons, the first ever anthology of Solar Pons stories from multiple authors!!!
The New Adventures of Solar Pons
Below is the table of Contents for The New Adventures of Solar Pons. You get all twenty new stories in a 400+ page volume! Plus, you can get the limited edition BSI edition only available at the BSI weekend or through this Kickstarter!!!
The Adventure of the Two Sisters by David Marcum
The Adventure of the Inconvenient Death by Jeremy Branton Holstein
Pages From the Notebooks of Dr. Lyndon Parker by Bob Byrne
The Adventure of the Last Casualty by Mark Wardecker
The Misadventure of the Norfolk Poacher by Mark Mower
The Impersonating Detective by Jayantika Ganguly
The Jazz Murders by Thomas Fortenberry
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The Adventure of the Versailles Tourist by Robert Stapleton
The Adventure of the Yorkshire Girl by Stephen Herczeg
The Adventure of the London Jinx by John Linwood Grant
The Mechanical Problem by Robert Perret
The Adventure of the Scottish Rite by Stephen Herczeg
The Squirming Script by I.A. Watson
The Adventure of the Yellow Pimpernel by Nik Morton
The Adventure of the Borzoi Breeder by Deanna Baran
The Adventure of the Earl’s Mirth by Mark Wardecker
The Watson Club by Derrick Belanger
The Boar of the Raskerbergs by Robert Stapleton
The Black Mouth of Death by Thomas Fortenberry
The Adventure of the Old Score by David Marcum
Complete Solar Pons Reward
Brand new editions of the original Solar Pons story collections written by August Derleth! Plus a never before released collection of rarities! Including:
- In Re: Sherlock Holmes
- The Memoirs of Solar Pons
- The Return of Solar Pons
- The Reminiscences of Solar Pons
- The Casebook of Solar Pons
- The Novels of Solar Pons: Terror Over London and Mr. Fairlie's Final Journey (featuring the rarity Terror Over London)
- The Chronicles of Solar Pons
- NEW!!! The Apocrypha of Solar Pons (featuring all rare rare material previously uncollected in a single volume)
Also receive The Papers of Solar Pons by David Marcum, the first new Solar Pons story collection in the 21st century!
Risks and challenges
The New Adventures of Solar Pons is complete! Unless a tragedy occurs, the book will arrive on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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