Narrator David Timson's light performance is very well-suited to this unusual Sherlock Holmes detective story. With his precise narration, Timson lays out the case involving a man who is concerned by his wife's peculiar behavior: She has begun paying visits to a nearby house at strange hours. There appears to be no real mystery as to why, but listeners are sure to be surprised by the revelations that follow, enhanced by Timson's excellent timing. Timson also takes care to express the characters' emotions and relationships with delicacy and understanding.
This is a story from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes V collection.
Dr Watson comments: 'The stage lost a fine actor' when Holmes chose to devote his formidable talents to the solution of crime. Two of these stories, "The Reigate Squire" and "The Adventure of Beryl Coronet", Sherlock Holmes demonstrates his thespian powers as he unravels the mysteries. In the first he explains a rural murder while in the second, Holmes' timely intervention prevents something of a national, even royal, scandal.
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