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Author: Alan Vanneman Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781481579889
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Alan Vanneman extends the boundaries of the Sherlock Holmes canon in this crafty new novel featuring the world’s greatest literary detective.

A late-night summons takes Holmes and Dr. Watson from the cozy Victorian comforts of Baker Street on to the Orient Express, where they travel the breadth of Europe to exotic Constantinople. But danger’s afoot, for death, too, is traveling first class.

As Holmes strives to unmask his most cunning, ruthless, and elusive foe, he is transported into a world of high finance rife with intrigue and crime. With a cast of characters that includes historical greats like Winston Churchill as well as a beggar girl whom Watson adopts, Holmes follows a trail that leads ultimately and unpredictably to the fabled and fabulous lost Hapsburg Tiara.

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  • “Narrator Simon Vance adopts the dry, literary tones of a classic Holmes radio drama, imparting wry humor detectable only to listeners paying close attention to the plot…[His] Winston Churchill sounds just like a recording of the man himself.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 11/1/2013

    " I liked the introduction of Watson's adopted daughter but not the portrayal of Watson's character & why didn't Mycroft help out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 9/14/2013

    " While I generally enjoyed the book overall, I found it to be more of a Dr. Watson novel than of Sherlock Holmes. And the addition of Dr. Watson's adoptive daughter, Jenny, was as unwelcome as the introduction of precocious youth tends to be (see Scrappy Doo). Still I would consider reading a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 6/30/2012

    " One of my first few Sherlock Holmes books. I found it very interesting. The relationship between Holmes and Watson is very familial. The quest to find diamonds and return it to its righful owner sends the two on a dangerous excursion halfway around the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 6/9/2012

    " A nice diversion - Vanneman captures the energy of Holmes that sometimes even Doyle lacked in his later years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jean | 6/17/2011

    " long winded. slow paced. showing Watson in a bad light. Holmes is missing in action for a whole lot in the middle. Might as well title it Watson and the Duchess's foot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 2/9/2010

    " A nice diversion - Vanneman captures the energy of Holmes that sometimes even Doyle lacked in his later years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 4/18/2007

    " One of my first few Sherlock Holmes books. I found it very interesting. The relationship between Holmes and Watson is very familial. The quest to find diamonds and return it to its righful owner sends the two on a dangerous excursion halfway around the world. "

About the Author

Alan Vanneman is the author of Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra as well as numerous short stories. He writes online for the Bright Lights Film Journal and lives in Washington, DC.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.