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Once more the most successful of pastiche-detectives, Solar Pons, walks on stage with a new sequence of adventures. In this fourth major collection, Solar Pons is engaged with an intriguing variety of problems - the curious puzzle of the antique sovereign boxes narrated in the novelette, "The Adventure of the Mosaic Cylinders"; the sanguine riddle of the body in the 13th coffin told in "The Adventure of the Mazarine Blue"; the perplexing matter of the man devoted to British bowlers - "The Adventure of the Hats of M. Dulac"; the incredible plot to foment a religious war - "The Adventure of the Black Cardinal"; the disturbing facts in the murder of a psychic client - "The Adventure of the Blind Clairaudient" - and others. 

Solar Pons has won a place for himself among the outstanding exponents of the deductive. Almost two decades ago Vincent Starrett hailed his initial adventures as "the best substitutes for Sherlock Holmes known to this reviewer." The stories in this book - like their predecessors - are, as Ney MacMinn put it in The Chicago Tribune, much more than imitations - "an excellent series of adventures in detection in their own right." Here once again is the atmosphere of Baker Street and the London of Sherlock Holmes.

©2018 Derrick Belanger (P)2020 Derrick Belanger

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  • 05-26-20

Quite Enjoyed This

I thought this could be an interesting read and when I got the chance to listen to it I went for it.

I did enjoy it. I found the introduction a little long to listen to. If it was the written version I would have skimmed it and then come back to it after I started the stories; but that's just me.

The stories were entertaining and interesting and the 6+ hours went past very quickly.

The most obvious question is going to be "is it like Sherlock Holmes?". Well, I'm not going to try to do a point by point comparison. What I am going to say is that it has a very strong feel of Sherlock's adventures.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.