• In Pursuit of the Dead

  • The Rediscovered Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Book 5
  • By: Arthur Hall
  • Narrated by: Nick Crosby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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In Pursuit of the Dead

By: Arthur Hall
Narrated by: Nick Crosby
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Publisher's summary

Holmes and Watson journey to the Lake District at the bidding of Squire Foley, who claims to be tormented by a man he believes he has killed in a duel. After an unsatisfactory conclusion they return to London, where they investigate the abduction of a woman in most peculiar circumstances. 

Next, Inspector Lestrade brings them news of queer goings-on in the National Gallery, before a perplexed priest requests their help with the curious behavior of his colleagues. Early on, Watson realizes that a common thread runs through these events, and Holmes sets out to bring to justice "probably the most evil woman I ever hope to encounter".

©2019 Arthur Hall (P)2019 MX Publishing

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Holmes and Watson eat and drink a lot

Started out strong and then meandered along for too many chapters with Holmes and Watson consuming 20 meals along with tea, coffee, brandy, wine etc.. Holmes makes ridiculous deductions and continously asks Watson to keep his revolver ready. If you like the original stories save time and money.

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Excellent entry in the Hall Sherlock Holmes series

This fifth volume of Arthur Hall's series of Sherlock Holmes pastiches is easily one of the best. The story is solid, the characters are well-developed and the story is believable with a well-written conclusion. I hope that Mr. Hall continues to write more Holmes books. I also hope that Nick Crosby continues to read them. Together they make a winning audiobook team.

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great listening

excellent stories as are the others listened to 4 of the books in 7 days and got totally engrossed in the story. working as a HGV driver these books help take away the boredom of the road and make you feel you are there amongst the characters(whilst still keeping both eyes on the road)

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