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Editorial Reviews

Don your deerstalkers and pack your pipe, listeners: The king of crime-solving is at it again in Arthur Conan Doyle’s "The Adventure of the Empty House", one of 13 engrossing stories originally published in The Return of Sherlock Holmes. In this entrancing puzzler, one of Doyle’s own favorites from the Holmes pantheon, the inimitable Sherlock performs perhaps his grandest feat: He returns from the dead to investigate the death of Ronald Adair, suspecting the second-in-command of his erstwhile nemesis Moriarty of the crime, and determined to see him caught and decommissioned for good.

David Timson’s skillful narration sets this story ablaze, his crisp but dramatic tones raising the tension in this unbelievable tale to a fever pitch.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from The Return of Sherlock Holmes I collection.

When Sherlock Holmes met his demise in "The Adventure of the Final Problem," published in 1893, the distress of the unsuspecting reading public was profound. For years fans showed no signs of letting Sherlock Holmes lie down and die. Eventually, Doyle saw fit to continue his Holmes' canon and wrote a series of 13 short stories, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, published in 1905.

The series begins, inevitably, with the shock re-appearance of the master detective in "The Adventure of the Empty House." This plus 3 others are included in Naxos AudioBooks' first volume of Doyle's continuation of the famous bloodhound of a genius, read by master storyteller David Timson.

Though he has been away, it seems that Holmes has lost none of his remarkable qualities.

Public Domain (P)2004 NAXOS AudioBooks

Critic Reviews

"Beautifully produced, thoroughly satisfying rendition of four Holmes stories. English actor David Timson...clearly appreciates Conan Doyle's clever writing. Holmes is masterful....Timson's sensitive pacing and varied intonation make conversations spring to life, intensify dramatic moments, and highlight Conan Doyle's often disregarded humor." (AudioFile)

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