The Pursuit of the Houseboat

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9781606648865: The Pursuit of the Houseboat

Sherlock Holmes -- a fictional character -- was never alive, at least in the usual sense . . .

Yet here he is to be found, engaging in sharp-witted conversation with the shades of various and sundry famous souls of our historic past -- and trying to prove that a certain cigar fragment does, indeed, belong to Captain Kidd -- that shady shade of Hades who has absconded with the Houseboat of the Associated Shades!

First published in 1897, The Pursuit of the Houseboat continues the light-hearted exploration of the hobnobbings of the famous (and the dead) in the Afterlife . . . first enjoyed by readers in John Kendrick Bangs' 1895 novel A Houseboat on the Styx.

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