Narrator David Timson's no-nonsense performance is wonderfully suited to this Sherlock Holmes detective story. The great detective is given a crisp, dry voice that contrasts with Dr. Watson's more comfortable, earnest tone, and Hatherly, the engineer with the missing thumb, tells his experiences with the perfect combination of confusion, excitement, and distress. Hatherly has been asked to examine a broken hydraulic press in an old mansion, only to discover that it is being used by counterfeiters who plan to kill him after it is repaired. Timson's suspenseful pacing will have listeners urging Holmes and Watson on to capture the criminals.
This is a story from the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes II collection.
In this collection are four of the finest cases of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, narrated by his faithful friend and admirer Dr. Watson. What was the mystery of the engineer's thumb? What was behind the disappearance of the race horse? Why did masked royalty walk up to see Holmes in Baker Street? These and other puzzles are solved in this collection by this bloodhound of a genius.