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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald Thomas Narrator: John Telfer Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781482981827
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Drugged, manacled, condemned to a dank cell in the depths of London’s infamous Newgate prison, the world’s greatest literary detective awaits execution by a vengeful crew of formidable enemies. Escape is impossible; death, a certainty. But not for Sherlock Holmes, who, in a stunning display of intellect and derring-do, will elude his hangman’s noose and live to fiddle, spy, and ratiocinate another day. 

Against tremendous odds Holmes will continue to defy his enemies in four more encounters, from cracking German intelligence codes, to going against Scotland Yard and the Crown in proving the innocence of a man condemned to death for the slaying of a pregnant serving girl, to an arsenic-wielding magician, and of course, to a battle of wits with the malevolent Moriarty. Everywhere in these five finely wrought tales, riddles and mystery hover in the air. But they are not beyond the grasp of the incomparable Sherlock Holmes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Few authors have done as well as Thomas in bringing these beloved and familiar characters to life, and Sherlockians everywhere will hope that less time passes before Thomas again delves into Watson’s fabled cache of untold adventures.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Throughout the collection, Sherlock’s steely intelligence and devilish attention to detail totally absorb the reader in heart-pounding adventures and mind-pleasing puzzles.” 

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 1/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this latest book about Sherlock Holmes. The stories were very good, and kept my interest. I love being a Sherlockian, and this book does us proud..a very good read in old Victorian England ,with in the fog..The game ia afoot! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 11/29/2013

    " awash in irrelevant detail as no doyle was, homes as often out of character as in. unfortunate, as the same author writing his own series, away from comparison, might be rather enjoyable... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronn | 11/5/2013

    " Some very interesting story concepts, but the execution could have been better. An enjoyable enough read, but experienced Sherlockians will probably think, "meh!' It would probably be a better take-out from a library than a purchase for most other than completists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/27/2013

    " Very satisfying for fans of Sherlock Holmes. Thomas proves himself to be a lover of the man and the man who created him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 10/13/2013

    " Very much in the Doyle style. Great read. Very interesting stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frederick | 8/25/2013

    " Almost as good as Arthur Conan Doyle. Certainly Thomas remained true to my notion of the greatest detective, his sidekick, and adventures. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cherilee | 5/21/2013

    " Started out pretty good. The first mystery was interesting but not a typical mystery. However, if you are going to write about Sherlock Holmes as Arthur Conan Doyle did you have big shoes to fill and the second mystery in this book quickly doused any interest I had. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 2/19/2013

    " a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, I was attracted by the title. The title story was the best, but the further into the book I read the more bored I became. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawna Millard | 1/31/2013

    " Absolutely entrancing! I was mesmerized from beginning to end. You couldn't have torn the book from my hands! "

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

    " If I had not known that Donald Thomas wrote this book, I would swear that Doyle did it himself. Brilliant, true-to-character cases combining the best of The Great Detective's wit, humor, style, and intrigue into a satisfying recreation of the original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alli Pedersen | 5/27/2012

    " Fun "fan fic". First mystery especially was excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corinna | 5/19/2012

    " The first story, "The Execution of Sherlock Holmes", was very good. The other ones were enjoyable, but not as good as the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josianne Fitzgerald | 3/24/2012

    " Holmes lives! Love Sherlock Holmes and this does not disappoint. Great fun. "

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About the Author

Donald Thomas has published forty books, including poetry, fiction, biography, and true crime. 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 and Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly. Mr. Thomas lives in England.

About the Narrator

John Telfer is 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.