The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton is one of 13 short stories to be found in The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1904), also available in its entirety from Magpie Audio in one unabridged recording. Milverton causes Holmes more revulsion than almost any other criminal, even murderers, for he is 'king of the blackmailers'. Lady Eva Blackwell engages Holmes to retrieve some compromising letters. It is said that the strange death of Charles Augustus Howell in 1890 inspired the character of Milverton. It is read by Greg Wagland. Download and start listening now!