'SCREAM FOR JEEVES kindly hands Yog-Sothothery that touch of snoot it's been
totally lacking for far too long.' —Gahan Wilson
P. G. Wodehouse and H. P. Lovecraft never crossed paths in their lifetimes,
and yet in some ideal realm of the spirit these two geniuses—one of humour, one
of horror—might have pooled their pens to produce such tales as:
'Cats, Rats, and Bertie Wooster', in which the intepid Jeeves and his master
leave London for Anchester in order to investigate the spectral doings at Exham
'Something Foetid', in which the pair, during a New York sojourn, find
themselves involved with a reclusive Spanish doctor with a fondness for cool
'The Rummy Affair of Young Charlie', in which they go to Paris on Aunt
Agatha's orders to keep an eye on that oddball antiquarian scholar, Charles
Since both authors admired Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, it
comes as no surprise that in this last episode Bertie and Jeeves resort to
enlisting the aid of one 'Mr Altamont, of Chicago', and subtle Sherlockian
references are scattered throughout the three tales.
Rounding out the volume is a lengthy commentary, 'The Adventure of the Three
Anglo-American Authors: Some Reflections on Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse, and H.
What P. D. Q. Bach has done for classical music, what Roy Lichtenstein has
done for modern painting, P. H. Cannon has done for Lovecraft and Wodehouse and
Conan Doyle (and others) in this affectionate literary spoof.