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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Edward Hardwicke Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781482979077
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Avarice gets top billing in “The Adventure of the Priory School,” “The Adventure of the Red-Headed League,” and “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” three masterfully crafted cases from one of the greatest mystery writers of all, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring that most celebrated sleuth, Sherlock Holmes.

In “The Adventure of the Priory School,” a wicked scheme to kidnap a young lord results in a greater tragedy. In “The Adventures of the Red-Headed League,” Holmes catches one of London’s most daring criminals while investigating the strange business of the Red-Headed League. In “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” an unusual sequence of events leads Holmes to discover the precious blue carbuncle of the Countess of Morcar.

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  • “Edward Hardwicke once again delivers a pitch-perfect performance in these three classic mysteries grouped together by the greed at the heart of each crime…with Watson at his side, he utilizes his famous powers of deduction to search the English countryside for missing children, to investigate a bizarre cult of red headed men, and to discover how a stolen jewel found its way into a wayward goose. Hardwicke shines in his portrayal of Watson and Holmes and produces an impressive range of voices to round out the cast that populates these classic tales…this collection is certain to delight Holmes enthusiasts.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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About the Author
Author Arthur Conan Doyle

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.

About the Narrator

Edward Hardwicke (1932–2011) was an English actor who primarily played supporting roles on television, in films, and on stage, where he was classically trained. He is well known for the role of Dr. Watson in the Grenada television series The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett. Hardwicke also appeared in a number of films, such as Shadowlands alongside Anthony Hopkins, Elizabeth, and the all-star romantic comedy Love Actually.