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The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook
The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes
Written by: 
Donald Thomas
Narrated by: 
John Telfer
The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes Audiobook

The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes

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Publisher's Summary

This compelling collection brings Baker Street's celebrated resident and his cohort, Dr Watson, out of retirement to investigate seven of the most notorious mysteries in the annals of true crime, from the murder of a London prostitute to the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels.

In Paris, Holmes and Watson become embroiled in the suspicious death of the French president; in Yokohama, they solve a mystifying case of poisoning. And on at least one occasion, the formidable powers of the great detective save the English monarchy, government, and nation.

The stories are: 'The Ghost in the Machine', 'The Case of the Crown Jewels', 'The Case of the Unseen Hand', 'The Case of the Blue Royal', 'The Case of the Camden Town Murder', 'The Case of the Missing Rifleman', and 'The Case of the Yokohama Club'.

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    Neil Chisholm Buninyong, Australia 11-07-13
    Neil Chisholm Buninyong, Australia 11-07-13

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    "Holmes in real historical settings"

    This is an interesting concept - the short stories are real cases in history and Donald Thomas has put Sherlock Holmes in as the detective that solves the mysteries. I really enjoyed it as it put a whole new level of complexity into what are often complex stories.

    Well narrated by John Telfer again and I would recommend this book to history buffs as well as Holmes fans.

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  • elly gausden
    London, United Kingdom
    3/9/16
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    "Good idea, good narrator but a bit dull"

    Love the idea of injecting Homes into the narrative of real life crimes, but it's done with none of the excitement that you get in Conan Doyle's originals. These stories are very wordy and mostly lots of exposition, albeit capturing the style and tone of the originals. Modern copy cats forget Homes stories were meant to entertain folks, and they focus on style rather than substance.

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  • Mrs
    Nr Yeovil, United Kingdom
    5/12/15
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    "Disappointing book"

    I was really looking forward to reading this and listening to it but and there is a but, the first chapter was just a rehash of the original which was unnecessary and I found the author was putting words into Holmes or Watson that Conan Doyle would never have done. Very disappointed as i was really looking forward to this book.

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