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Publisher's Summary

At the farthest reaches of the British Empire, four men swear an oath to keep a terrible secret, a secret drenched in blood which is the key to immense wealth.

In London, Sherlock Holmes is suffering once more form the dreadful ennui which plagues him, when a beautiful young woman comes to him with a mystery which is to stretch even his remarkable deductive skills.

Once a year, Mary Morstan receives an anonymous package containing a magnificent costly pearl. Aware that the gifts are somehow connected to the disappearance of her father ten years previously, she is both intrigued and frightened by the arrival of a letter summoning her for a meeting in the dead of night. Accompanied by Holmes and Watson, Mary embarks on a quest which is to lead them through the dark heart of the city, to a one-legged man and an incredible tale of greed and revenge.

©2002 and (P)1998, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • Ed
  • Gainesville, FL, USA
  • 04-13-06

Excellent Listen

Recently I've become of a fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories. This one was one of the better audio programs I've heard so far.

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Honest and reviting. Romantic and sad.

Great to meet Mary. You feel the internal struggle of Sherlock Holmes. A great story.

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  • 01-09-15

Great - Another Great Performance & Story

This is another great Sherlock Holmes with the fab Clive at the helm as the great detective. He & Michael are very good together & bring out something in this story that others could not for me. Clive is my fave Radio Holmes & I have them all. Love it !

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  • Tim
  • 08-17-07

Disappointing

I have bought quite a few in this series and this has been the first disappointment. The actors were as good as usual..but perhaps this is just not one of Conan Doyle's best stories.