The Return of Solar Pons

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The Return of Solar Pons
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Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for The Return of Solar Pons
Author August Derleth
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Series Solar Pons
Genre Detective fiction short stories
Publisher Mycroft & Moran
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages xxii, 245 pp
Preceded by The Memoirs of Solar Pons
Followed by The Reminiscences of Solar Pons

The Return of Solar Pons is a collection of detective fiction short stories by author August Derleth. It was released in 1958 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,079 copies. It was the fourth collection of Derleth's Solar Pons stories which are pastiches of the Sherlock Holmes tales of Arthur Conan Doyle.


The Return of Solar Pons contains the following tales:

  1. "Introduction", by Edgar W. Smith
  2. "The Adventure of the Lost Dutchman"
  3. "The Adventure of the Devil's Footprints"
  4. "The Adventure of the Dorrington Inheritance"
  5. "The Adventure of the 'Triple Kent'"
  6. "The Adventure of the Rydberg Numbers"
  7. "The Adventure of the Grice-Paterson Curse"
  8. "The Adventure of the Stone of Scone"
  9. "The Adventure of the Remarkable Worm"
  10. "The Adventure of the Penny Magenta"
  11. "The Adventure of the Trained Cormorant"
  12. "The Adventure of the Camberwell Beauty"
  13. "The Adventure of the Little Hangman"
  14. "The Adventure of the Swedenborg Signatures"


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