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  • "A Table of Contents & Audible Part/..."

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    I purchased the Kindle version of this 4-volume Complete Sherlock Holmes set before this was available. Hopefully, Amazon will Whispersync this pair some day. In the meantime I hope that this TOC outline will help some listeners find particular stories they might be looking for.

    The Audible Part/Chapter Notes refer to the 7-part download. My setting is for downloading in one file, but on very large volumes Audible breaks them up anyway. My notations for (Part # Chapter #) refer to the Audible download "Part" and the "Chapter" within each part.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR (Part 1 Chapter 1)

    VOLUME I

    A STUDY IN SCARLET
    Part 1 BEING a REPRINT
    1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes
    2 The Science of Deduction (Part 1 Chapter 2)
    3 The Lauriston Garden Mystery (Part 1 Chapter 3)
    4 What John Rance Had to Tell (Part 1 Chapter 4)
    5 Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor (Part 1 Chapter 5)
    6 Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do (Part 1 Chapter 6)
    7 Light in the Darkness (Part 1 Chapter 7)
    Part 2 The COUNTRY of the SAINTS (Part 1 Chapter 8)
    1 On the Great Alkali Plain
    2 The Flower of Utah (Part 1 Chapter 9)
    3 John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet (Part 1 Chapter 10)
    4 A Flight for Life (Part 1 Chapter 11)
    5 The Avenging Angels Part 1 Chapter 12)
    6 A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D. (Part 1 Chapter 13)
    7 The Conclusion (Part 1 Chapter 14)

    THE SIGN OF FOUR (Part 1 Chapter 15)
    1 The Science of Deduction
    2 The Statement of the Case (Part 1 Chapter 16)
    3 In Quest of a Solution (Part 1 Chapter 17)
    4 The Story of the Bald-Headed Man (Part 1 Chapter 18)
    5 Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge (Part 1 Chapter 19)
    6 Sherlock Holmes Gives a Demonstration (Part 1 Chapter 20)
    7 The Episode of the Barrel (Part 1 Chapter 21
    8 The Baker Street Irregulars (Part 1 Chapter 22)
    9 A Break in the Chain (Part 1 Chapter 23
    10 The End of the Islander (Part 1 Chapter 24)
    11 The Great Agra Treasure (Part 1 Chapter 25)
    12 The Strange Story of Jonathan Small (Part 1 Chapter 26)

    ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Part 1 Chapter 27)
    A Scandal in Bohemia
    The Red-Headed League (Part 2 Chapter 2)
    A Case of Identity (Part 2 Chapter 3)
    The Boscombe Valley Mystery (Part 2 Chapter 4)
    The Five Orange Pips (Part 2 Chapter 5)
    The Man with the Twisted Lip (Part 2 Chapter 6)
    The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Part 2 Chapter 7)
    The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Part 2 Chapter 8)
    The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (Part 2 Chapter 9)
    The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (Part 2 Chapter 10)
    The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (Part 2 Chapter 11)
    The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (Part 2 Chapter 12)

    VOLUME II (Part 3 Chapter 1)

    MEMOIRS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Part 3 Chapter 2)
    Silver Blaze
    The Yellow Face (Part 3 Chapter 3)
    The Stock-Broker’s Clerk (Part 3 Chapter 4)
    The "Gloria Scott" (Part 3 Chapter 5)
    The Musgrave Ritual (Part 3 Chapter 6)
    The Reigate Puzzle (Part 3 Chapter 7)
    The Crooked Man (Part 3 Chapter 8)
    The Resident Patient (Part 3 Chapter 9)
    The Greek Interpreter (Part 3 Chapter 10)
    The Naval Treaty (Part 3 Chapter 11)
    The Final Problem (Part 3 Chapter 12)

    THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Part 3 Chapter 13)
    Dedication THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
    1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes
    2 The Curse of the Baskervilles (Part 3 Chapter 14)
    3 The Problem (Part 3 Chapter 15)
    4 Sir Henry Baskerville (Part 3 Chapter 16)
    5 Three Broken Threads (Part 3 Chapter 17)
    6 Baskerville Hall (Part 4 Chapter 2)
    7 The Stapletons of Merripit House (Part 4 Chapter 3)
    8 First Report of Dr. Watson (Part 4 Chapter 4)
    9 Second Report of Dr. Watson (Part 4 Chapter 5)
    10 Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (Part 4 Chapter 6)
    11 The Man on the Tor (Part 4 Chapter 7)
    12 Death on the Moor (Part 4 Chapter 8)
    13 Fixing the Nets (Part 4 Chapter 9)
    14 The Hound of the Baskervilles (Part 4 Chapter 10)
    15 A Retrospection (Part 4 Chapter 11)

    VOLUME III (Part 4 Chapter 12)

    THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    The Adventure of the Empty House
    The Adventure of the Norwood Builder (Part 4 Chapter 13)
    The Adventure of the Dancing Men (Part 4 Chapter 14)
    The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist (Part 4 Chapter 15)
    The Adventure of the Priory School (Part 4 Chapter 16)
    The Adventure of Black Peter (Part 4 Chapter 17)
    The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (Part 5 Chapter 2)
    The Adventure of the Six Napoleons (Part 5 Chapter 3)
    The Adventure of the Three Students (Part 5 Chapter 4)
    The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez (Part 5 Chapter 5)
    The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter (Part 5 Chapter 6)
    The Adventure of the Abbey Grange (Part 5 Chapter 7)
    The Adventure of the Second Stain (Part 5 Chapter 8)

    THE VALLEY OF FEAR (Part 5 Chapter 9)
    Part 1 THE TRAGEDY OF BIRLSTONE
    1 The Warning
    2 Sherlock Holmes Discourses (Part 5 Chapter 10)
    3 The Tragedy of Birlstone (Part 5 Chapter 11)
    4 Darkness (Part 5 Chapter 12)
    5 The People of the Drama (Part 5 Chapter 13)
    6 A Dawning Light (Part 5 Chapter 14)
    7 The Solution (Part 5 Chapter 15)
    Part 2 THE SCOWRERS (Part 5 Chapter 16)
    1 The Man
    2 The Bodymaster (Part 5 Chapter 17)
    3 Lodge 341, Vermissa (Part 5 Chapter 18)
    4 The Valley of Fear (Part 6 Chapter 2)
    5 The Darkest Hour (Part 6 Chapter 3)
    6 Danger (Part 6 Chapter 4)
    7 The Trapping of Birdy Edwards (Part 6 Chapter 5)
    Epilogue (Part 6 Chapter 6)

    VOLUME IV

    HIS LAST BOW
    PREFACE His Last Bow
    The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge
    The Adventure of the Cardboard Box (Part 6 Chapter 7)
    The Adventure of the Red Circle (Part 6 Chapter 8)
    The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (Part 6 Chapter 10)
    The Adventure of the Dying Detective (Part 6 Chapter 11)
    The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (Part 6 Chapter 12)
    The Adventure of the Devil’s Foot (Part 6 Chapter 13)
    HIS LAST BOW An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes (Part 7 Chapter 2)

    THE CASE BOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Part 7 Chapter 3)
    PREFACE The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes
    The Adventure of the Illustrious Client
    The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier (Part 7 Chapter 4)
    The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone (Part 7 Chapter 5)
    The Adventure of the Three Gables (Part 7 Chapter 6)
    The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire (Part 7 Chapter 7)
    The Adventure of the Three Garridebs (Part 7 Chapter 8)
    The Problem of Thor Bridge (Part 7 Chapter 9)
    The Adventure of the Creeping Man (Part 7 Chapter 10)
    The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane (Part 7 Chapter 11)
    The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger (Part 7 Chapter 12)
    The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place (Part 7 Chapter 13)
    The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (Part 7 Chapter 14)

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    The Complete Sherlock Holmes: The Heirloom Collection

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    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales are rightly ranked among the seminal works of mystery and detective fiction. Included in this collection are all four full-length Holmes novels and more than forty short masterpieces - from the inaugural adventure A Study in Scarlet to timeless favorites like “The Speckled Band” and more. At the center of each stands the iconic figure of Holmes - brilliant, eccentric, and capable of amazing feats of deductive reasoning.

    Santa Fe Painter says: "A Table of Contents & Audible Part/Chapter Notes"
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  • Fer-De-Lance

    "One of the best crime series of all time."

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    I just finished listening to “Fer-de-Lance”. It was written in 1934 and is the first book in a series that runs to more than 40 books. The Nero Wolfe series is considered by many to be one of the great mystery series of all time.

    There are fashions and fads in publishing just as there are in clothing. At the time Rex Stout was writing, the fashion for crime novels was for them to be short. I think they usually ran 180 to 200 pages. Just before listening to this book, I listened to a rather horrible and over-long science fiction novel, and starting this was like a refreshing breath of cool mountain air. The Sci Fi novel ran nearly 24 hours. Fer-de-Lance, at 8.5 hours, was about a third as long. This means that Rex Stout had to make every word in this novel count. The plot had to be tight; he didn’t have any room in his word count for long, preachy speeches or irrelevant subplots. This novel may have been a third the length of the other, but I got three times or ten times or 50 times the pleasure from it.

    And yet in that 8.5 hours, he manages to give us vivid characters who are instantly recognizable by the way they speak, a complicated mystery, and a great deal of humor. He does not find it necessary to assault us with bad language, gratuitous sex (or any sex at all), or gruesome details of gory or prolonged deaths. Thank goodness.

    I was introduced to this series as a teenager, and every few years I have to reread them. I’m not sure I’ve read every one in the series. It used to be hard to get the whole series. The series was written over more than 40 years so some of them always seemed to be out of print. I’m not sure all of them are available now, but Audible has 19 of the 47 (By my count. I could be wrong.) Kindle has most of them, but I’m not sure if they have them all.

    Do not be afraid to start the series because you can’t get them all. This is one series in which each book truly stands alone. You don’t need to read them in any particular order. However, since they were written over such a long period of time, I like to read those I can get in order by publication date because I get some amazement and pleasure out of watching the changes in society over time. For instance, in this book, cars still have rumble seats, housemaids earn $1.00 per week, and biplanes are still the standard. In one of the books in the series written 20 years later, Archie (Wolfe’s assistant) boards an airplane in New York and flies to Italy while wearing his gun in a shoulder holster and nobody even questions him about it.

    Now a word about the narrator. I think all the books in this series are read by Michael Prichard. He narrates a lot of crime and suspense novels. He does a good job. I can tell Wolfe from Archie by his voice. I have no complaints about the way he does women’s voices. I am sorry that he doesn’t do accents because there are people in these books that definitely have them. But on the other hand, you probably couldn’t find a single narrator who could do as many accents as you would need for this series, so I guess we have to be grateful for what we get.

    Bottom line: I recommend this entire series. Big time.

  • Garment of Shadows: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes, Book 12

    "LRK is back on track!"

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    When a new book in a series I read is about to come out, I frequently reread the last entry (or even the entire series) so that I will have all the events leading up to the new entry clear in my mind. I wasn't sure I wanted to reread "Pirate King," but since Garment of Shadows didn't appear on Audible the same day that it appeared on Amazon in hardback, I was feeling I might explode with anticipation. So I thought to myself, "Maybe Pirate King wasn't really as bad as I remember. I'll re-listen to it while I'm waiting for 'Garment.'" Well, Pirate King WAS as bad as I had remembered it. I listened for about an hour and then turned it off again. So I was a little worried. I mean, I never would have believed that Laurie R. King could have written anything as bad as PK. Did she have a stroke? Is she on some new and horrible cholesterol drug that has destroyed her mind?

    I was worried.

    Well, put your minds at rest. I still don't know what happened with Pirate King, but it was apparently just temporary. Garment of Shadows is back in the groove. The plot is good and there is plenty of mystery. Mary gets to exercise her considerable tenacity and ingenuity. There is plenty of Holmes. There are subsidiary characters in this book that we can actually like. Danger abounds.

    One strange thing. In some of the Mary Russell books, we get sections written from Holmes's point of view. That is true in this book too. In previous books, Jenny Sterlin narrated both those parts of the book from Mary's POV and those from Holmes's POV. But in this book, they chose to get a second narrator to narrate those sections which are from Holmes's point of view. I've gotten used to Holmes's voice the way Jenny Sterlin does it, and the new narrator's voice for him is quite different, so it was sort of a shock. Even more strange is the fact that when the story is told from Mary's point of view, there is still dialog in which Holmes speaks, and this is still spoken by Sterlin. So we have two very different voices for Holmes in the same recording. I suspect many people are going to hate this. I didn't hate it, but I did think it was entirely unnecessary. We've gotten used to Sterlin's performance of Holmes's voice over many books. It wasn't broken. It didn't need to be fixed.

    So finally: I recommend this book highly. Thanks Mrs. King. I loved your new book.

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    Just good listening, for those of us who just hung out for our serials on the radio.
    Develops a perfect, totally unreal atmosphere, within a lively story.

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    Paul Temple and the Alex Affair (Dramatized)

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    This adventure begins with a body on a train, the word 'Alex' scrawled on the compartment window, and the discovery of a visiting card bearing the name 'Mrs Trevelyan'. More bodies follow, and the two names recur on each occasion.

    Sandy says: "Dare you to limit this to one episode a week!"

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    New York Times best-selling author Laurie R. King has won sweeping critical acclaim and an impressive collection of awards for her writing. Although other writers have tried, no one has matched King's ability to capture the allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

    Melanie says: "Don't miss this jewel!"
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    A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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    “Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal.

    barbara says: "Amazing"
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    Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, first serialized in a magazine in 1930, is best known through the iconic Humphrey Bogart film of 1941. But it was the book that created the classic "noir" genre with its tough private detective threading his cool way between the criminals and the law. Sam Spade, the private eye solving the mystery of the Maltese statuette, was the template for Philip Marlowe and a host of others…. but they come no more shrewd and cunning with Hammett peppering the text with one-liners.

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    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes are overshadowed by the event with which they close - the meeting of the great detective and Moriarty, the Napoleon of Crime. When "The Final Problem" was first published, the struggle between Holmes and his arch nemesis, seemingly to the death, left many readers desolate at the loss of Holmes, but it also led to his immortality as a literary figure.

    David says: "Good narrator, Incorrect product description"
  • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrated by Charlton Griffin

    The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (2681)
    Performance
    (1806)
    Story
    (1822)

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    David says: "mouth watering"
  • Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by Agatha Christie Narrated by Dan Stevens

    Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (87)

    Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again....

    Jennifer says: "Masterful Performance!"
  • Inderst inde [Deep Down] (






UNABRIDGED) by Viveca Sten Narrated by Lars Thiesgaard

    Inderst inde [Deep Down]

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Viveca Sten
    • Narrated By Lars Thiesgaard
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    Inderst inde er andet bind i Viveca Stens velskrevne svenske krimiserie om kriminalinspektør Thomas Andreasson og jurist Nora Linde. Ligesom første bind Stille nu foregår den på øen Sandhamn i Stockholms skærgård, hvor mordet på en kendt advokat samtidig med startskuddet til Nordeuropas største havkapsejlads får idyllen på den lille ø til at krakelere.

  • The Hammer of God (






UNABRIDGED) by G. K. Chesterton Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    The Hammer of God

    • UNABRIDGED (41 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    (0)
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    (0)
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    The Colonel's body is discovered in the blacksmith's yard, the skull smashed like a crushed eggshell. No man for 40 miles around could have struck such a blow, except the giant of a blacksmith... and the blackmith has a cast-iron alibi. Only the reticent catholic priest Father Brown can deduce the extraordinary truth behind this bizarre murder.

  • The Reckoning: John Madden, Book 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Rennie Airth Narrated by Robert Ian Mackenzie

    The Reckoning: John Madden, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Rennie Airth
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Inspector John Madden - who debuted in River of Darkness - returns in a gripping post-World War II murder mystery. On a quiet afternoon in 1947, retired bank manager Oswald Gibson is shot in the head while fishing. In Scotland, a respectable family doctor is killed in the same manner - and with the same gun. What is the connection? Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Billy Styles and local detective Vic Chivers are baffled until a letter from Gibson is discovered that might shed some light on the case....

  • Swamp Walloper: Fight Card, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Paul Bishop Narrated by Duane Sharp

    Swamp Walloper: Fight Card, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Paul Bishop
    • Narrated By Duane Sharp
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    When the battered body of boxer Marcus de Trod turns up on the edge of the Bayou Sauvage outside New Orleans with the words "Get Felony Flynn LAPD" tattooed in his armpits, Hat Squad detective, Patrick Felony Flynn, knows he is in for the fight of his life. Far from the hardboiled streets of Los Angeles, Flynn and his partner Tombstone Jones are on a two-fisted rampage to find a killer.

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  • The Green God: Stories from the Golden Age (






UNABRIDGED) by L. Ron Hubbard Narrated by R. F. Daley, Michael Yurchak, Christina Huntington, Jim Meskimen

    The Green God: Stories from the Golden Age

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By L. Ron Hubbard
    • Narrated By R. F. Daley, Michael Yurchak, Christina Huntington, and others
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    Private detective Sam Spade nearly died, several times over, chasing The Maltese Falcon. But what Spade faced in pursuit of the black bird was child’s play compared to what Lieutenant Bill Mahone of Naval Intelligence endures when he sets out to find The Green God. He’s tortured with knives, threatened with a slow, painful death, and buried alive. And then things get really nasty. The entire Chinese city of Tientsin is under siege from within - the streets filled with rioting, arson, mass looting, and murder.

  • Diamond Cut Diamond (






UNABRIDGED) by F. Britten Austin Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    Diamond Cut Diamond

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By F. Britten Austin
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Frederick Britten Austin (1885 - 1941) was a popular British fiction writer, whose crime and mystery stories were very much influenced by his experiences as a soldier. He had enlisted in the London Rifle Brigade on 4 August, 1914, the day war was declared on Germany. By war's end he had reached the rank of captain. In Diamond Cut Diamond, Britten Austin tells the tale of the agent Sir Humphrey Maule who appears unexpectedly in the office of Quentin Quayne.

  • The Angels' Share: Moroni Traveler, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert R. Irvine Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer

    The Angels' Share: Moroni Traveler, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Robert R. Irvine
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Salt Lake City is hotter than hell. The Church of the Latter-day Saints is about to celebrate Pioneer Day, in honor of the Saints who crossed half a continent searching for a home. And in the sun-scorched streets, PI Moroni Traveler, fallen Saint and former football star, is searching for a vicious serial killer. The murderer's calling card is a videotape of his beautiful victims - beautiful before the self-styled "Jack the Ripper" vents his savage, woman-hating rage.

  • Masterpieces of Mystery (






UNABRIDGED) by G. K. Chesterton, O. Henry, A. J. Alan, Arthur Conan Doyle, M. R. James, Stacy Aumonier, Edgar Wallace Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    Masterpieces of Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By G. K. Chesterton, O. Henry, A. J. Alan, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    (0)
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    A gripping collection of mystery stories, strange tales and horrible crimes: 'The Perfect Murder', by Stacy Aumonier; 'The Magic Casket', by F. Austin Freeman; 'The Shadow of the Shark', by G. K. Chesterton; 'The Marionettes', by O. Henry; 'Charles', by A. J. Alan; 'Moon's Gibbet', by Egerton Castle; 'The Severed Hand', by Wilhelm Hauff; 'The Man with the Watches', by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; 'The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace', by G. F. Forrest; 'My Adventure at Chislehurst', by A. J. Alan; 'Blackmail', by John Galsworthy.