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The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (1974)

by Philip José Farmer

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Holmes and Watson take to the skies in the quest of the nefarious Von Bork and his weapon of dread... A night sky aerial engagement with the deadly Fokker nearly claims three brilliant lives... And an historic alliance is formed, whereby Baker Street's enigmatic mystery-solver and Greystoke, the noble savage, peer of the realm and lord of the jungle, team up to bring down the hellish hun! This edition also contains a brand new afterword by Win Scott Eckert and a bonus preview of the new Kim Newman novel, Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles.… (more)
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'Twas a mediocre book--certainly Mr. Farmer has written better. It's a tale of Holmes & Watson, called out of retirement during World War I, to undertake a mission for the crown. Circumstances take them to Africa, where they encounter Lord Greystoke, the King of the Jungle.As a Holmesian tale, there's not much mystery. As a Tarzan tale, it's not all that adventurous. Nor was it funny enough to tell if the entire story was supposed to be a parody or simply a light hearted homage. It will serve as waiting room material, but I wouldn't really recommend it.
--J. ( )
  Hamburgerclan | May 28, 2020 |
Amusing Sherlock Holmes tale in which the aging detective and Watson join Lord Greystoke, the real-life model for Tarzan to stop a German attempt to acquire a formula for an agent to disintegrate sauerkraut...it with alterations, Yorkshire pudding. They wind up in an African village discovered by Allan Quatermain. Short novel, a good read. ( )
  NickHowes | Mar 23, 2018 |
Chasing a German superspy to Africa, Holmes encounters Golden Age detectives, pulp heroes, a jungle lord and a lost civilization. Short, one-night read that rewards with a fun story.
  Leischen | Dec 4, 2012 |
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As everybody knows, Dr. Watson stored in a battered tin dispatch-box his manuscripts concerning the unpublished cases of Sherlock Holmes.
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Holmes and Watson take to the skies in the quest of the nefarious Von Bork and his weapon of dread... A night sky aerial engagement with the deadly Fokker nearly claims three brilliant lives... And an historic alliance is formed, whereby Baker Street's enigmatic mystery-solver and Greystoke, the noble savage, peer of the realm and lord of the jungle, team up to bring down the hellish hun! This edition also contains a brand new afterword by Win Scott Eckert and a bonus preview of the new Kim Newman novel, Moriarty: The Hound of the D'Urbervilles.

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