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The young and innocent Violet has fallen in love with a bad seed, Baron Adelbert Gruner, who may very well be a murderer. Sherlock Holmes will get to the bottom of it, though. Nobody performs the Holmes canon like David Timson. Passionate about the genre, Timson has recorded dozens of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories. With impeccable diction and pacing, Timson shows his experience. He captures Watson's smart, cultured tone. Suspenseful music also helps to set the mood. Listeners have plenty of choice when it comes to their Sherlock Holmes fix; however, Timson's faithful productions set him apart from the rest.

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This is a story from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Volume II collection.

In the last six stories written by Conan Doyle featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, the duo face some of their most challenging cases. In "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client", Holmes puts his own life in danger as he tries to cut short a young girl’s infatuation with the notorious wife-murderer Baron Gruner. Why is Mrs. Maberley offered a handsome price for the Three Gables, provided she leaves at once and takes nothing with her? Even in his retirement, Holmes’s skills are called upon, as he follows a trail of death on the Sussex coast in "The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane".

©1925-1927 US Only; 2008 (Naxos). Estate of Dame Jean Conan Doyle/Naxos AudioBooks Ltd (P)2008 Naxos AudioBooks

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