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Author: Donald Thomas Narrator: John Telfer Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: August 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781609983819

Publisher Description

Here are five stunning novellas featuring the great detective, by the acknowledged master of Sherlockian pastiche.

In these five tales of intellectual derring-do, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers. He cooperates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street, helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmermann Telegram,  establishes a link between two missing lighthouse keepers and the royal treasures of King John, and more.

Included are: “The Case of the Tell-Tale Hands,” “The Case of the King’s Evil,” “The Case of the Portuguese Sonnets,” “The Case of Peter the Painter,” and “The Case of the Zimmermann Telegram.”

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  • “With respect for the canon, deep knowledge of Victorian and Edwardian Great Britain, and the writing chops to replicate the Watsonian style, Thomas is the all-time best at Sherlockian pastiche.”

    - Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
  • “Thomas’ fourth pastiche collection conveys the tone and spirit of Conan Doyle’s original tales with nary a false note…This volume reinforces Thomas’ place in the front rank of Doyle imitators.”

    - Publisher Weekly
  • “For those who hunger after Holmes…this new collection may fit the bill. Thomas has put together five novellas starring Holmes and Watson…Thomas effectively incorporates the history of the time, the plots twist nicely, and respect is paid to telling minutiae.”

    - Booklist
  • “In this new collection of five Sherlockian short stories, the master sleuth is once again at the height of his powers with the aid of his constant companion, Dr. Watson, and, on occasion, Inspector Lestrade…Because Thomas has authored Sherlock Holmes anthologies (The Execution of Sherlock Holmes) and nonfiction books about Victorian-era crime (The Victorian Underworld), it’s hardly surprising that the atmosphere runs true in these stories, which could be mistaken for unpublished Arthur Conan Doyle tales. Recommended for Sherlock Holmes fans and readers who enjoy Victorian mysteries.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Prolific Thomas, who’s made a cottage industry of ‘newly discovered’ Holmes cases, presents five tales starring the iconic sleuth…Thomas stretches the frames for Holmes’ cases to historical niches previously unexplored. Though not a great stylist, he’s a meticulous plotter, and the enticing puzzles seem just as long as they need to be.”

    - Kirkus Reviews
  • “The cottage publishing market for books extending Arthur Conan Doyle’s Holmes and Watson characters continues with Thomas’ King’s Evil. This series of five novellas offers a concentrated mixture of mystery, history, detailed descriptions, and atmosphere reminiscent of Doyle’s original tales. Narrated by John Telfer, the audio production is basic, with little distinction among characters—the narrator is more of a reader of the text than a performer here. Though it probably won’t satisfy Holmesian purists, Thomas’ work, along with those from other post-Doyle Holmes authors such as Daniel D. Victor and Edward B. Hanna, may interest people who love the characters. Readers fond of Laurie King and other such writers also might like Thomas’ take on these iconic figures.”

    - Library Journal (audio review)

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good book of new Holmes stories. These are told in the traditional Dr. Watson fashion; they are well done and good comfort reads. "

    - Patricia, 10/14/2009
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A mediocre attempt at writing some short stories in the style of Conan Doyle. "

    - Karen, 8/2/2009
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Much closer to the actual style of Doyle but adding some historical landscape around the characters. "

    - Dustin, 7/3/2009

About the Author

Donald Thomas has published forty books, including poetry, fiction, biography, and true crime. A play based on his work The Return of Sherlock Holmes was produced in Wales. His biography of Robert Browning was short-listed for the Whitbread Award, and he received the Gregory Award from T. S. Eliot personally for his poetry collection Points of Contact. His many Sherlock Holmes novels include The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes and the Voice from the Crypt, The Execution of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes and the King’s Evil, and Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly. Mr. Thomas lives in England.

About the Narrator

John Telfer, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an actor best known for playing the character of Willy Pettit in five seasons of Bergerac. He has appeared many times in various television dramas, while his parallel theatrical career has involved him in leading roles at the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal National Theatre, the Old Vic in London, and many regional theaters. He has made hundreds of radio broadcasts, and he plays the part of Alan, the vicar, in The Archers.