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Extended Audio Sample The Night Before Christmas and The Darlington Substitution: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Episode #25 Audiobook, by Anthony Boucher Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 4.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Boucher, Denis Green Narrator: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780743573597
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The Night before Christmas

Exactly as broadcast on December 24, 1945

Oh, what a surprise for Dr. Watson! When Dr. Watson plays Santa for a group of young children on Christmas Eve, a simple mistake puts everyone’s life in jeopardy. Can Holmes prevent this tragedy and solve a puzzling crime at the same time?

The Darlington Substitution

Exactly as broadcast on January 4, 1947

One of the most shocking scandals in the nineteenth century—can Holmes prevent it? Who is the heir to the Darlington fortune, and who is the real mother to Lord Darlington’s son? Sherlock Holmes must devise a test whereby the truth can be discovered.

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About the Author
Author Anthony Boucher

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.