A Praed Street Dossier

A Praed Street Dossier is a collection of detective fiction short stories, essays and marginalia by author August Derleth. It was released in 1968 by Mycroft & Moran in an edition of 2,904 copies. It was an associational collection to Derleth's Solar Pons series of pastiches of the Sherlock Holmes tales of Arthur Conan Doyle. The two science fiction stories, "The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" and "The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus", written with Mack Reynolds, were originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

An earlier edition of the titled was released by Peter Ruber's Candelight Press (1963). It featured the same Frank Utpatel dustjacket artwork.

A Praed Street Dossier
Praed street dossier
Dust-jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for A Praed Street Dossier
AuthorAugust Derleth
IllustratorFrank Utpatel
Cover artistFrank Utpatel
CountryUnited States
SeriesSolar Pons
GenreDetective, Science fiction essays
PublisherMycroft & Moran
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
Preceded byThe Casebook of Solar Pons 
Followed byMr. Fairlie's Final Journey 


A Praed Street Dossier contains the following:

  1. "The Beginnings of Solar Pons"
  2. "The Sources of the Tales"
  3. "Concerning Dr. Parker's Background"
  4. "The Favorite Pastiches"
  5. "From the Notebooks of Dr. Lyndon Parker"
  6. "The Adventure of the Bookseller's Clerk"
  7. "Solar Pons, Off-Trail"
  8. "The Adventure of the Snitch in Time" (with Mack Reynolds)
  9. "The Adventure of the Ball of Nostradamus" (with Mack Reynolds)


  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. p. 88. ISBN 1-55742-005-X.
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 845.
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. p. 181. ISBN 0-87054-176-5.
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 152. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.

Praed may refer to


Cyril Mackworth-Praed (1891–1974), British Olympic athlete

Herbert Mackworth-Praed (1841–1921), British landowner, magistrate, banker, benefactor and Conservative politician

Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802–1839), British politician and poet

William Mackworth Praed (1694–1752), English lawyer and politician

Bulkley Praed (1799-1876), English cricketer

James Praed (died 1687), English politician

James Praed (died 1706), English politician

John Praed (c. 1657–1717), English merchant and politician

Michael Praed (born 1960), British actor

Rosa Campbell Praed (1851–1935), Australian writer

William Praed (1747–1833), English businessman, banker and politicianPlaces

Praed Street in London

Praed Point in Papua New Guinea

Praed Point Battery, an artillery batteryOther

A Praed Street Dossier, a collection of stories by August Derleth

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