Return of Sherlock Holmes III: The Adventure of Black Peter and Other Stories

Overview

Once again Conan Doyle presents a series of cases which baffle the police, but are no match for Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Dr Watson. In ‘Black Peter’ the peace of rural Sussex is disturbed by the discovery of a seafarer’s body pinned to the wall of his hut with a harpoon. In ‘The Golden Pince-Nez’ a young man is found dead clutching a pair of spectacles – yet he had perfect sight. Who is the short-sighted murderer? In ‘The Missing Three-Quarter’ Holmes takes on a novel case when a rugby player goes...

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Overview

Once again Conan Doyle presents a series of cases which baffle the police, but are no match for Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Dr Watson. In ‘Black Peter’ the peace of rural Sussex is disturbed by the discovery of a seafarer’s body pinned to the wall of his hut with a harpoon. In ‘The Golden Pince-Nez’ a young man is found dead clutching a pair of spectacles – yet he had perfect sight. Who is the short-sighted murderer? In ‘The Missing Three-Quarter’ Holmes takes on a novel case when a rugby player goes missing the day before a major University match. A woman tied to a chair; her husband clubbed to death with a poker, a case of robbery with violence? But all is not what it seems in the case of ‘The Abbey Grange’.

The series ends with ‘The Second Stain’ where a top secret document that could lead Britain into war goes missing. Holmes is put to the test to save his country as well as his reputation.

Music: Holbrooke, Bridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789626343463
  • Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 5.02 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

David Timson has performed in modern and classic plays across the country and abroad, including Wild Honey for Alan Ayckbourn, Hamlet, The Man of Mode, and The Seagull. He has been seen on TV in Nelson’s Column and Swallows and Amazons, and in the film The Russia House.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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