Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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In this second of three volumes of the brilliant collection The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, England's most prominent investigator is at it again in four more mysteries demanding this super sleuth's exceptional powers of deduction. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, these exceptionalSee more details below

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In this second of three volumes of the brilliant collection The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, England's most prominent investigator is at it again in four more mysteries demanding this super sleuth's exceptional powers of deduction. Originally conceived for BBC broadcast and produced by the world's foremost creators of radio entertainment, these exceptional dramatizations bring to life the Victorian world of the master detective.

In "The Sussex Vampire," Sherlock Holmes needs to look in a mirror to establish the truth, while "The Three Garridebs" finds Holmes and Watson investigating why someone has been trying to make Nathan Garrideb leave his cluttered room. A single sensational deduction stands at the heart of "The Problem of Thor Bridge," an excellent story of passion and unrequited love, and a story in which Holmes finds a rather interesting use for Watson's revolver. Finally, in the eerily titled "A Creeping Man," a distinguished academic's very strange behavior alarms his family to the point of horror.

Complete with stirring music and sound effects, this exceptional presentation has all the charm of a radio broadcast...and all the excitement of a theater performance. These four tales in the continuing series of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes find England's astute and fearsome duo of Watson and Holmes at the top of their form.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In 1989 the BBC began an unprecedented project to dramatize all 60 of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories (e.g., The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/98). From the first, which was performed in 1989, to the final one, presented last summer, Clive Merrison has been the voice of Holmes and Michael Williams has been his trusty Watson. The four stories in this audiobook reflect a different atmosphere from the 1895 vintage Holmes Sherlockians cherish, but they still record the cases of that brilliant and eccentric detective. These BBC programs will show listeners just how well mystery can be performed as Holmes and Watson undertake the case of "The Three Garridebs," "The Problem of Thor Bridge," and "The Creeping Man." The true gem of this collection, however, is the case in which Holmes must confront "The Sussex Vampire." Superb!--Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville

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ISBN-13:
9781853268571
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
400

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