The Adventure of the Peerless Peer

The Adventure of the Peerless Peer - Philip José Farmer Holmes & Watson meet Tarzan aka Lord Greystoke.

"Lord Greystoke is living with an ape?" I said. "A female ape, I trust."

"Oh yes." Mycroft said. "There's nothing queer about Greystoke, you know."


I am afraid Philip Jose Farmer couldn't resist hauling out that old joke. Yet The Adventure of the Peerless Peer is a clever and entertaining parody of the Holmes stories that has Holmes and Watson allying with the king of the jungle. Farmer's Holmes seems a bit more of a bungler than I'm used to but the great detective is in his late sixties and not used to the new technology of World War I, especially airplanes. Overall, it's pleasant fluff that should amuse the fans of both Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan.