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The Adventure of the Peerless Peer
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Author Philip Jose Farmer
Illustrator Alan Verner
Publication date 1974
Published by The Aspen Press
ISBN 9780517551936
Publication Order
Preceded by
Followed by
The Adventure of the Three Madmen

Synopsis for The Adventure of the Peerless Peer[]

February 1916: During WWI, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson are on a mission to capture the nefarious Von Bork and his weapon of dread. Aviators Wentworth and Colonel Kentov are assigned to aide the two detectives by flying them to Marseilles to receive further instructions. Later, the mystery-solvers are captured by their foe, who takes them onto his airship. After hitting a storm, the vessel begins to crash. The two prisoners leap to safety only to become lost in the African jungle. There, they encounter a noble savage, Lord Greystoke, rescue "the Beautiful One" and thwart their Nazi nemesis.

Characters in The Adventure of the Peerless Peer[]

Featured Characters:

  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Dr. John Watson

Supporting Characters:

  • Colonel Kentov (pilot)
  • Captain Wentworth (pilot)
  • Lord Greystoke (an ape-man)


  • Von Bork (captured)
  • Victor Reich (captured)
  • Heinrich Ting
  • Lieutenant Nelson (Captain Wentworth's co-pilot; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock's brother)
  • Nylepthah (high priestess-and-queen)
  • General Chatson-Dawes-Overleigh
  • Ivan (Colonel Kentov's co-pilot)
  • Doctor Fell


  • Kingdom of Zu-Vendis





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A Wold Newton Universe Story
This story is specifically related to the Wold Newton Universe, a fictional concept which was first introduced by Philip Jose Farmer. He was one of the first author's to crossover a variety of pulp and literary characters by placing them in the same universe and sharing adventures together. This template will automatically categorize the stories featuring The Shadow which are told in the "Wold Newton Universe."