No case is too slight for the mental powers of the great detective! In this second selection from The Return of Sherlock Holmes, a young girl is stalked by a solitary cyclist; the "dancing men" hieroglyphics found in Norfolk lead to a sinister connection with America; Holmes enters the murky world of high society blackmail when he encounters Charles Augustus Milverton; and he searches for an abducted student from the Priory school. As always, his friend Dr. Watson is with him to assist and chronicle these cases.
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About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.
David Timson is an actor, voice actor, and playwright. He is best known for his narration of The Complete Sherlock Holmes audiobook, in which he voices all 125 characters in the Holmes novels and short stories. His narrations have earned eight AudioFile Earphones Award.
Date of Birth:May 22, 1859
Date of Death:July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885