Belanger Books is the proud publisher of the Solar Pons series, authorized by the August Derleth estate!
“Solar Pons came into being out of Sherlock Holmes . . . .” – August Derleth
In 1928, 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.
Since 2017, Belanger Books has been the exclusive publisher of this classic pulp detective series, not only reprinting August Derleth's original stories, but publishing new Pons fiction by a variety of authors. Solar Pons lives on!