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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (347 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carole Nelson Douglas Narrator: Patrick Tull, Virginia Leishman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Irene Adler Mysteries Release Date: July 1992 ISBN: 9781470325022
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Carole Nelson Douglas packs adventure and treachery into this entertaining mystery that begins in the rugged Afghanistani wilderness and ends in bustling Victorian London. As flamboyant diva and amateur detective Irene Adler protects a stranger from an unnamed foe, she finds herself dealing with poisonous serpents and international intrigue. Irene is enjoying a quiet day in an open air market outside Paris when a turbaned man collapses at her feet. While recovering, he tells of repeated attempts on his life that began on an Afghanistani battlefield. As Irene enthusiastically takes his case, she encounters a lethal trail of cobras that leads her directly to London. When the danger spreads to Sherlock Holmes’ assistant Dr. Watson, Irene suddenly must match wits with both a vicious killer and the great detective. The only woman known to have earned the admiration of Sherlock Holmes, Irene reveals new information about the famous sleuth in this delicious romp. Virginia Leishman highlights the dashing heroine’s vibrant zest for life, and Patrick Tull provides the perfect voice for the famous Holmes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An absolutely ripping adventure!” 

    Anne Perry, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Irene Adler, the dashing heroine of Irene at Large, is the flamboyant creature who will always be ‘the woman’ to Sherlock Holmes...Ms. Douglas’ plot ingenuity remains fresh and amusing, and for all its fanciful turns, the action never loses its jaunty, high-heeled pace.” 

    New York Times

  • “In a delightful encore, Victorian diva/detective Irene Adler Norton engages in a battle of wits with Sherlock Holmes and a vicious killer seeking to hide a traitorous past...Irene lures Holmes, just concluding the ‘Naval Treaty’ case, into the hunt. Douglas has penned a delightful romp in this Victorian adventure novel about the only woman Sherlock Holmes ever admired, and indeed she lives up to the honor.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Holmes and Irene do their most charming work together.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Smith | 11/10/2013

    " Well, I think I liked it - I must if I finished it - but I really wanted to strangle the narrator and for no reason than that she is perfectly what she is supposed to be, ie English, and a vicar's daughter to boot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany Swafford | 10/5/2013

    " This one was a little harder to get into, but I was delighted that Penelope was getting some romance in her life! I adore this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 9/14/2013

    " I love all the Irene Adler books. They are such fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greymalkin | 12/17/2012

    " another fun one, with a bit more romance than the previous two. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 9/14/2012

    " More Irene, with a value added romance for Nell. Quentin Stanhope returns from India trailing a cloud of danger and intrigue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rozonda | 8/24/2012

    " Delightful pastiche with Irene Adler as the detective and a kind hearted Victorian spinster as her Watson. I got this one as a present and haven't been able to lay my hands on another title of the series ever since then. Hope I will!!! "

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About the Author
Author Carole Nelson Douglas

Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of the bestselling Feline Noir Midnight Louie mysteries. She penned the New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Good Night, Mr. Holmes, about Irene Adler, being the first author to take a woman from the Sherlock canon as a protagonist. She also writes the Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies. She has RT Book Review magazine lifetime achievement awards in mystery, suspense, and versatility, and many Cat Writers’ Association writing awards. Carole was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame in 2012 and rescues cats and the occasional dog in her spare time.

About the Narrators

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.

Virginia Leishman successfully revived The Railway Children and other titles by E. Nesbit. She parses phrases carefully for nuance, and flavors dialogue with personality and spontaneity, as exemplified in her rendition of A. S. Byatt’s Possession. She has earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards.