• The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

  • By: Richard T. Ryan
  • Narrated by: Nigel Peever
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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The Merchant of Menace: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

By: Richard T. Ryan
Narrated by: Nigel Peever
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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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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!
I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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