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One of 12 short stories from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes collection, this caper finds Holmes and Watson at the service of Mrs. Maberley, an eldery woman whose estate, Three Gables, seems to be garnering unwanted attention from a group of ruthless criminals, whose interest in the personal items of her deceased son unearth a scandal that no one could have foreseen.

David Timson’s versatile performance, along with his robust and authentic British accent, nimbly shifts gears between the iconic detective’s trademark cunning wit and the inarticulate gruffness of thugs like Steve Dixie in this compelling Holmes mystery.

Publisher's Summary

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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