Emmy award-winning actor Sir Derek Jacobi reads all twelve stories from this last collection to feature Holmes and Watson.
The Illustrious Client features an Austrian adventurer who corrupts young women, while in The Blanched Soldier, Holmes works without Watson to help an ex-serviceman. One of the world’s largest diamonds is stolen in The Mazarin Stone and The Three Gables sees Holmes face a formidable female criminal.
In The Sussex Vampire, Holmes investigates the case of a baby with two small wounds on his neck, and three men with the rare surname of Garrideb feature in The Three Garridebs. In The Problem of Thor Bridge, Holmes finds an interesting use for Watson’s revolver, and a noted professor suddenly begins acting very strangely in The Creeping Man.
In The Lion’s Mane, Holmes has retired to tend bees. Or has he? And why has Mrs. Merrilow never shown her face in The Veiled Lodger? In Shoscombe Old Place, the connection between a dog and its bone has never been more important while, in The Retired Colourman, Holmes tackles one of his most controversial cases.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine. He began writing while he waited for his practice to grow and, with 1887's A Study in Scarlet, created Sherlock Holmes, one of the most famous literary characters of all time. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and wrote a book on spiritualism.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This product comprises a collection of 12 short detective stories across 8 CDs. This means that a story may begin and/or end in the middle of a CD. I listened to them in the car (on the daily school run) ¿ and this didn¿t particularly bother me or my daughter.As it happens we were both new to these stories (though we are avid fans of the modern tv show - Sherlock). As newcomers to the works of Conan Doyle, we were neither particularly impressed with the stories, nor disappointed with them. Homes remains an irritatingly smug character and Watson annoyingly servile; but the stories are well enough crafted and sufficiently different from each other to be interesting. Though I would say that the original isn¿t a patch on the TV version!However we were disappointed with the reading by Derek Jacobi. Perhaps I had unrealistically high expectations but I would have expected that he could do more than one distinct upper class English accent. As it was, we found the voices of Sherlock and Watson hard to distinguish from one another.