Following a difficult investigation in France that has left Sherlock Holmes feeling tired and ill, Dr. Watson takes him to a friend's estate in Reigate to rest and relax. But Holmes is soon called into action when a robbery at the Acton estate and a murder at the neighboring Cunningham estate prove to be the cure that Holmes needs, as he uncovers deadly secrets of landowner disputes, blackmail, and death. David Timson performs Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery with an energetic breeziness that propels listeners as they follow the numerous twists and turns found in The Reigate Squire.
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.