Download The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes and Baconian Cipher: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Episode 26 Audiobook

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Author: Anthony Boucher, Denis Green Narrator: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780743573610
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The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes

Exactly as broadcast on May 20, 1946

“It’s the first time in my career that I’ve ever had a ghost for a client!” exclaims Sherlock Holmes. On a holiday in a small Balkan country, Holmes and Watson observe the execution of the beautiful opera singer, Lilly Rhena, who was accused of spying. Yet shortly after her demise, she visits the detective and his companion in their hotel suite. Can Holmes and Watson unravel the mystery without putting their own lives in peril?

The Baconian Cipher

Exactly as broadcast on May 27, 1946

A typographical error or a message, or murder? Holmes detects a strange message in the “Agony Column” of the London Times. With the help of Dr. Watson and a French detective, Sherlock Holmes is led into a curious plot of murder and intrigue. This is the last appearance of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce together as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson on the radio.

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About the Author

Anthony Boucher, pseudonym of William Anthony Parker White (1911–1968), was a prolific mystery author and Edgar Award–winning editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle as a mystery reviewer and also spent time writing for the New York Times. His short fiction has been published in many distinguished American fiction magazines, including Adventure, Black Mask, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, and many others. His short story “The Quest for Saint Aquin” was selected by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time. In the 1940s, he was also involved in radio, hosting a show called Golden Voices and writing a number of Sherlock Holmes dramas. He also helped to create the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and served as president in 1951.

About the Narrators

Philip St. John Basil Rathbone (1892–1967) was a South African–born English actor. He rose to prominence in Britain as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over seventy films. He was widely recognized for his many portrayals of Sherlock Holmes in a series of fourteen feature films made between 1939 and 1946.

Nigel Bruce (1895–1953) was a British character actor best known for playing bumbling English aristocrats, high-society snobs, and military types. He played Dr. John Watson to Basil Rathbone’s Sherlock Holmes in a number of films, as well as in the classic radio show.