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The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant and whom Watson dubs "The Merchant of Menace".

Soon, Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything - if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal.

As Holmes comes to understand his adversary, he also begins to realize he can only react to the Merchant because he has no idea where this criminal mastermind will strike next. All Holmes knows for certain is the Merchant seems to specialize in priceless, one-of-a-kind articles. Will that be enough information for the great detective to outwit his foe?

From the British Museum to the Louvre to Blenheim Palace, Holmes finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Set against the backdrop of early Edwardian England, the detective and his Boswell encounter an array of luminaries from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to a young Winston Churchill.

For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, this time around, Holmes must try to bring to justice a villain who might well be the next Napoleon of Crime.

©2019 Richard Ryan (P)2019 MX Publishing

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Superb

Having received an ARC audio of this was an added bonus to the story. A fan of everything that is written about Sherlock.This is a new author for me, and it was a good plot. I love the narration by Nigel Peever, he is great and brought the story to life. Sherlock has meet his match, and one wonders how he will get the upper hand to caught the thief.

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Classic Grand Mystery!

I love all things Sherlock...this was Watson telling the story which was cool. This story actually led me to do some research on Faberge eggs... I could almost see the sitting room.. the long library..the estate. I love Nigel Peever narrations..for instance the clattering on the stairs cracked me up..and the constant ticking of the clock..the horses hooves..I find the sound effects add so much! I truly enjoyed this story and definately recommend it!!

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Good story

I liked the book. It was very similar to the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Another great Holmes mystery..

Great Holmes mystery that is rich in historical references. An exciting and entertaining read! If you’re a Sherlock fan or mystery lover, would definitely recommend!

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Well Done !

This is a well written Sherlock story, I felt the characters fit very well with the original Sherlock. I absolutely loved the narrator and the sound effects. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Definately worth a credit !!

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A Worthy Holmes & Watson Tale

This clever story nestles right in with the Holmes mythos. The neat prose feels over a hundred years old, the setting and characters are vividly familiar, and the plot is a fine study in the realm of detective fiction. This is one slick production. Not to be missed by any Holmes fan.
Nigel Peever is a deft narrator, a versatile performer, and artful audio producer. His employment of voices and music makes this audiobook a rare treat. So, treat yourself and get it!
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Another clever and intriguing listen. Brava

With the sound effects that fans of vintage Holmes BBC dramas love drawing us in, this story blends beautifully into the corpus of Doyle's original works. I really adore Peever's voice performance, and the story itself is a perfectly and classically engaging and intricate mix of interpersonal interaction and pure, logical mystery-solving in the style of Doyle himself (which, in my book, is high praise). This and Ryan's other works have gone on my Comfort Reads shelf. I highly recommend it.

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  • Daddy Bear
  • 10-21-19

A new lease of Holmes & Watson

A good story with excellent narration from Nigel Peever. I assume Nigel has based this interpretation of Sherlock Holmes on Tom Baker's portrayal in the 1980s due to the voice he adopts.
A wonderful listen which had me sitting in the van outside my destination wanting to know what was happening next.

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  • deafmick
  • 10-18-19

This set of audio books are very good 5 out of 5 100% 😊 😀

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  • Jeff
  • 11-16-19

ANOTHER GREAT STORY

THIS ONE WAS GREAT BUT FELT THAT THE STORY ITSELF JUST WENT ON TOO LONG IT SEEM TO JUST REPEAT THE SAME THING OVER SEVERAL CHAPTERS BEFORE THE FINALE