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Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World

The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life and Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World by Thomas Kent Miller, pastiches of H. Rider Haggard (Allan Quatermain & She) and Sherlock Holmes


The "TRUE" first sequel to H. Rider Haggard's She

"I did enjoy the book. . . . [T]he solving of the crime by Holmes-Sigerson was true Canon indeed. A pleasure . . . ." John Bennett Shaw, Sept. 10, 1988

"I found Miller's knowledge of Tibet and Buddhism fascinating. Miller writes a fine story, in what is obviously a labor of love. A must book to obtain . . . . [W]ith a nice cover illustration . . . sure to be a prized collectable." Gary Lovisi in Sherlock Holmes: The Great Dectective in Paperback, 1990

Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World;

or, The Adventure of the Wayfaring God

From the Journal by Leo Vincey

By Thos. Kent Miller

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In 1987, in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the world's first Sherlock Holmes story, Rosemill House Publishers issued a 600-copy limited edition of Thos. Kent Miller's Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World: or, The Adventure of the Wayfaring God -- in which Holmes encounters the mysterioua Issa.

Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World is one of the rare stories to come to light involving "Sigerson," the name Sherlock Holmes went by during the years when the world thought he was dead -- his Great Hiatus!


Besides this extraordinary claim to fame, this story also has the distinction of being the true first sequel to Horace Holly's She, which was published in 1887 under the byline of Holly's agent, H. Rider Haggard. The only heretofore known sequel, Ayesha: The Return of She, was published in 1904 and records events that occurred almost two decades after She. This new tale, then, is a record of events that occurred between the previously published adventures . . .

In the years since 1987, this 80-page trade paperback book has become a sought-after collector's item.

In 1990, portions of this novel were rewritten, typos fixed, passages made clearer, etc., and it was printed again -- also in a limited First Edition, Second (corrected) Printing, which was also a trade paperback. It too has become a collector's item.

A small quantity of these two editions (autographed by the author) are now being made available at extremely reasonable prices by Rosemill House and the author.

FIRST EDITION, Second (CORRECTED) Printing: $15.00


For more information about Sherlock Holmes on the Roof of the World or to order, please e-mail: or write to:


Thomas Kent Miller c/o

Rosemill House

P.O. Box 7692

Redlands, CA 92375-0692

To order SHERLOCK HOLMES ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD, please send a check or money order payable to Thomas Kent Miller, plus $5.00 shipping and handling to the above address. Thank you.

Additionally . . . the brand new "prequel" is available:

First announced in 1990,


Or, The Adventure of the Rose of Fire

From a Memoir as Told by Allan Quatemain

is at last available

from Wildside Press.


Recently "found" amongst some obscure papers of (surprisingly) H.P. Lovecraft, this new manuscript chronicles a complex and mysterious quest by Allan Quatermain deep into the deserts of Ethiopia in 1872 accompanied by his man-servant Hans and a host of the nineteenth century's most prodigious luminaries -- among them explorer and linguist Sir Richard Burton, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and volcanologist Axel Lindenbrock.

"The Great Detective at the Crucible of Life; Or, The Adventure of the Rose of Fire" is an old-fashioned "Lost Race Adventure" that follows H. Rider Haggard's Allan Quatermain (first introduced in KING SOLOMON'S MINES) and Sherlock Holmes into the Great Rift Valley of East Africa in 1872 -- all in the spirit of "homage"! Miller has played "The Grand Game" in spades, assuming that Holmes was a real person and meshing some of the minute details of his supposed "biography" with the equivalent "biography" of Allan Quatermain (whose life is expounded on by Haggard in something like 14 novels). Miller also satirizes the convention of the "framing device" (or explanation of how the manuscript was found) that often prefaces Holmes pastiches. Rather than a page or two, he goes on for more than 50 pages of intricate detail that sets the tone, making the "front matter" as important a part of the book as the actual story. Furthermore, the entire book--from the quaintly rendered title page all the way through the endnotes to the last page of the acknowledgments -- is treated as a formal report or work of nonfiction.

In the midst of all the danger faced, close calls, magnificent landscapes, wry humor, stern and practical questioning, and even a lost city, Quatermain documents several thrilling incidents, including his finding the very essence of the meaning of life, which he then -- as he frequently did -- discounts as a wizard's trick!

And, and of course, along the way, Quatermain crosses paths with -- not one but two of the greatest detectives of his era!

THE GREAT DETECTIVE AT THE CRUCIBLE OF LIFE is available in hardcover and trade paperback at,, the publisher, and most other online bookstores.

Last Updated 01/25/06

Thank you for your interest in these novels by Thos. Kent Miller


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