Sunday, May 07, 2017

This Week's Oz Short Story

A quickie this week, again from the 1978 issue of Oziana. In "The Adventure of the Missing Belt" by Vincent Ward and Jay Delkin, the Magic Belt has gone missing, and the Great Detective is given the task of retrieving it. This is such a quick story that I dare not say any more about it, lest I spoil anything, but suffice it to say that the Belt is found and justice is meted out to perpetrators. And if there were ever any doubts as to the identity of the Great Detective, the story is peppered throughout with little bits of Holmesiana (his room number is 221-B, one character asks why he isn't at the base of Ozenbach Falls, the deerstalker, little things like that).

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