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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: bohs
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“The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” is a classic Sherlock Holmes story in which the Commissionnaire brings Holmes a hat and a goose which have been dropped by a man on the street, during an attempted mugging. Holmes is able to make some deductions about the mystery man from his hat—but it is the goose which provides the biggest mystery. When the Commissionnaire takes it home to roast, his wife discovers a rare blue diamond in the bird’s crop. Not just any diamond, it is the famous blue carbuncle which was recently stolen in a daring burglary at a smart London hotel. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson set to work at once to solve the case.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 3/13/2010

    " This is the least substantial story I've encountered yet in my 2010 reread of the canon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.E | 1/4/2010

    " hint hint! a goose and the missing diamond! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ?¤Serena¤? | 4/10/2008

    " I actually figured it out....kinda easy! "

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About the Author

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

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.