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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24,147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sherlock Holmes Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781455196555
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The one and only Sherlock Holmes is back from the dead and devoting his life once more to examining the criminal complexities of England’s capital city.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of many dreadful murders, but the one which astonished and distressed readers the most was when the author, anxious to try something new, killed off Sherlock Holmes. Trapped in mortal combat with the dastardly Professor Moriarty, Holmes and his opponent plunged to their deaths in the Reichenbach Falls. For ten long years, Baker Street was without its most revered resident. Then, in 1903, Doyle took pity on his readers and brought the sagacious sleuth back to life. The thirteen stories included in this masterful book tell of his return. Cases of mysterious codes, persecuted millionaires, stalkers, abductions, and a meeting with “the worst man in London” are all tackled with renewed vigor. But Holmes’ old enemies are watching his every move.

Stories include: 
The Adventure of the Empty House 
The Adventure of the Norwood Builder 
The Adventure of the Dancing Men 
The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist 
The Adventure of the Priory School 
The Adventure of Black Peter 
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton 
The Adventure of the Six Napoleons 
The Adventure of the Three Students 
The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez 
The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter 
The Adventure of the Abbey Grange 
The Adventure of the Second Stain

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Every writer owes something to Holmes.”

    T. S. Eliot

  • “Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction.”

    Times (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mistress Veronica | 2/20/2014

    " Read the "Adventures..." first, and then read this. If you really come to love Sherlock, then you can enjoy these for what they are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 2/19/2014

    " The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of Black Peter "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenell | 2/18/2014

    " As the title of this book implies, Sherlock has returned from the watery grave of the Reichenfalls. Moriarty, though, hasn't. In other words, nothing much is going on in Holmes' office. However, there are still the Proffesors compadres on the loose, and hushed up accounts to tell. Remember how secretive John was about "The Adventure of the Second Stain" in the previous collection? Well, here it will be uncovered. Also, Holmes isn't a policeman. He's an independent private detective. Remember that. He does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janine | 2/14/2014

    " I love the Sherlock Holmes books! They have mysteries to solve without all of the ridiculous love stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kkinugawa | 2/12/2014

    " One of the most famous Sherlock Holmes's collection of short stories. While the all stories included in this book were just amazing and recommenedable for all readers, I personally felt the story in the book called "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" was most exciting. The story is about Sherlock Holmes's search for a piece of paper with this mysterious sequence of stick figures that was sent to Mr. Hilton Cubitt of Ridling Thorpe Manor in Norfolk. Soon afterwards Sherlock Holmes had noticed the importance of the paper, Cubitt and his wife were shot by strangers and Cubitt died. Right after this, Sherlock Holmes began to search for the murderer.... The way Sherlock Holmes had reached to his final reasoning was so exciting, and fromi this point of view, I would like to recommend this book for all fans of mystery book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefan Vucak | 2/12/2014

    " For anyone who wants to craft a detective story, you must read this collection! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckie Tran | 2/11/2014

    " I love how these stories subtly give details about Sherlock Holmes and Watson's own personalities. Extremely entertaining as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgesear | 2/8/2014

    " More excellent adventures by my favorite detective! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Verna | 2/3/2014

    " I just love Empty House, even if it only because its extremely Slashie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/2/2014

    " Not as good as the earlier ones. Still want to read them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawn | 1/26/2014

    " The leaps of logic made by Holmes just tend to annoy me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/22/2014

    " I probably should have read this when I was a kid, but better late than never, I guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 1/22/2014

    " This may be the weakest of the Holmes volumes -- or is that just because I know Conan Doyle didn't really want to bring Holmes back from Reichenbach Fall? Stll, I can't bear to give Sherlock fewer than four stars, and besides, The Return does include some winners:"The Dancing Men" is fun; "Charles Augustus Milverton" certainly has its moments of surprise; "Black Peter" was quite the adventure, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Liong | 1/21/2014

    " Something must've happened to Sir Arthur during the ten years when he stopped writing Sherlock Holmes because this book is one level better than the previous one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jed L | 1/20/2014

    " This compilation of Sherlock Holmes mysteries is the best I have read thus far. It has some fun, interesting stories with twists that I don't expect--compared to previous stories where despite Holmes' reputation the answers are relatively obvious and easy to guess. My favorites among these were The Adventure of the Empty House, of the Dancing Man, of the Six Napoleons and of the Second Stain. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/18/2014

    " Getting a bit repetive in their introductions, after three volumes... just as good as the others, but will give these short stories a rest before tackling the other two volumes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Buff | 1/16/2014

    " Once again, I was not disappointed by the writing of these fantastic stories by Doyle. In this particular work, my favorite adventures were The Dancing Men, Charles Augustus Milverton, The Golden Pince-Nez, and The Three Students...but really, I loved all of the mysteries. I noted how believeable Doyle makes his characters, and how excited I get at each unexpected twist in the stories that I tried, but could never predict. The perspective from Watson keeps the reader baffled and surprised by Holmes as Watson remains to be despite the many intellectual feats his partner has triumphed. Doyle also writes with great detail of the places so that you feel as if you can actually see the scene in England. He also did not disappoint with the amazing deductions the character of Sherlock Holmes makes, which I always try to incorporate into my own observations. ; ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew Cauthorn | 1/16/2014

    " Entertaining. A good beach read! Each of the stories is short. I enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peri | 1/15/2014

    " Really enjoyed this batch of short stories. Am totally hooked and have abandoned all other books whilst on my SH binge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/13/2014

    " Probably my favorite collection of Holmes' adventures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April Buff | 1/12/2014

    " Once again, I was not disappointed by the writing of these fantastic stories by Doyle. In this particular work, my favorite adventures were The Dancing Men, Charles Augustus Milverton, The Golden Pince-Nez, and The Three Students...but really, I loved all of the mysteries. I noted how believeable Doyle makes his characters, and how excited I get at each unexpected twist in the stories that I tried, but could never predict. The perspective from Watson keeps the reader baffled and surprised by Holmes as Watson remains to be despite the many intellectual feats his partner has triumphed. Doyle also writes with great detail of the places so that you feel as if you can actually see the scene in England. He also did not disappoint with the amazing deductions the character of Sherlock Holmes makes, which I always try to incorporate into my own observations. ; ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Pearce | 1/9/2014

    " Listened to the audiobook on librivox.org. Excellent commuter entertainment! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannette Robinson | 1/9/2014

    " While this was a good, easy read, I enjoyed The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/7/2014

    " It's official. I'm a fan. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kharen | 1/7/2014

    " Halloa! By Jove! This is a great book, Watson. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 1/6/2014

    " Of all the stories I liked "The Adventure of the Empty House" and "The Adventure of the Norwood Builder" best because we learned more about Holmes and Watson, how Holmes survived the Reichenbach Falls incident and how Watson returned to Baker Street - that part was especially great because it showed just how devious - and sweet - Holmes could be when he wanted something. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/3/2014

    " I really must get off the Sherlock Holmes train. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 1/2/2014

    " Just my Favourite Collection of books that has not maintained all of it's brilliance to this day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 12/26/2013

    " Just my Favourite Collection of books that has not maintained all of it's brilliance to this day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 12/23/2013

    " From the "Hound of the Baskervilles" and "The Adventure of the Empty House" to the "Adventure of the Second Stain", Sherlock Holmes is always a freat read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jwjohnsen | 12/21/2013

    " If you already like Sherlock Holmes stories, you will like this book. If not, there is little here to convert you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 12/20/2013

    " Great collection of short stories! Liked it much better than the previous collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anie | 12/18/2013

    " Another lovely collection of Holmes stories. The Return is not quite as engaging as the Adventures or the Memoirs---I have to agree with the claim that the later stories are not quite as good as the earlier ones. That being said, they were still fun, and well worth a few minutes before nodding off at night. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annika | 12/16/2013

    " yes. yes. i really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennannej | 12/15/2013

    " More mystery goodness. Always a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie | 12/11/2013

    " Easy to read, intriguing, but not taxing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Sagirs | 12/9/2013

    " Great stories but the one thing that stands out in my mind was how highly they thought of brandy for its medicinal purposes. "Mr Holmes, this man has had his finger chopped off!" "Quick Watson, get some brandy!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Sagirs | 12/5/2013

    " Great stories but the one thing that stands out in my mind was how highly they thought of brandy for its medicinal purposes. "Mr Holmes, this man has had his finger chopped off!" "Quick Watson, get some brandy!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Upasana | 12/1/2013

    " Another set of cases written by Doyle featuring Holmes and Dr. Watson. Amazing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elle | 11/27/2013

    " not necessarily super amazing for me, but certainly entertaining as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlie | 11/24/2013

    " I love these stories! I love how Watson narrates the stories, and how he can tell when Holmes gets agitated or excited by tiny details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/24/2013

    " It's official. I'm a fan. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Cloud | 11/20/2013

    " Elementary. Absorbing. And just watched the recent mini series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Petree | 11/9/2013

    " **This book is not the same edition that I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaija | 11/6/2013

    " I really enjoy the Sherlock Holmes books. This was a great read with some interesting mysteries. The only thing that disappointed me was the last story was supposed to be the greatest one, yet, I didn't think it all that spectacular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matija | 11/4/2013

    " Really, the same review applies as for The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly ? | 10/28/2013

    " Another great book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So glad he decided to have Sherlock return. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alberto Schiariti | 10/9/2013

    " Ben 13 racconti del buon Sherlock. Scoprirete inoltre come egli sia scampato ad una morte data per certa da tutti, persino dal fido Watson! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Florina | 9/26/2013

    " I like Sherlock Holmes stories. I like Sherlock Holmes. He is intelligent above the average and that's way he couldn't be a moral example. The extraordinary people are different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/28/2013

    " It's Sherlock--who doesn't love Sherlock, for cryin' out loud??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roskzor | 8/17/2013

    " Excellent! Mr Holmes, you make my life worth living! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 8/2/2013

    " Either I am becoming like Sherlock Holmes, or the stories are becoming more predictable. Still enjoyable, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbey | 7/10/2013

    " Read from The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume II. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlos Burga | 7/6/2013

    " Quite a fun read! A charming collection of stories that are a delight to read and that make one incapable of putting the book down. I would recommended to anyone who has had a chance to enjoy a Sherlock Holmes story in their youth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 6/27/2013

    " Can never find a fault in any Sherlock Holmes story. Loved every one of them as usual. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 5/23/2013

    " Another fantastic Baker street collection. I love how easily the 'problem' of Sherlock being dead is solved. Classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Exxagirl | 5/13/2013

    " buku ini berat,. tapi seru. gw punya lho.. he3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francisca Olivia | 5/1/2013

    " This book is amazing. My favorite stories are the Golden Glasses and the Picture of Dancing People. In the story "Adventure in Abbey Grange", Sherlock faces many difficulties to find the real culprit. And we can see that even Sherlock need more than 2 reviews in one case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly ? | 3/23/2013

    " Another great book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. So glad he decided to have Sherlock return. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexkerr | 2/19/2013

    " Okay, so I'm not quite done, but this is a book of short crimes, so I can go back to it whenever I want. It was fun, as I find many sherlock Holmes novels, but a bit short for my taste. Still, it kept my Holmes reading going! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 12/21/2012

    " Sherlock do i have to explain more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaija | 12/14/2012

    " I really enjoy the Sherlock Holmes books. This was a great read with some interesting mysteries. The only thing that disappointed me was the last story was supposed to be the greatest one, yet, I didn't think it all that spectacular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 12/11/2012

    " Another great Sherlock Mysteries from Conan Doyle. I really liked this book, many twists and turns that made for a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/4/2012

    " By today's standards, these detective mysteries are pretty tame and not very complex. For the time, they were groundbreaking, but for todays reader they're more a nostalgic trip to where it all started. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 10/8/2012

    " Can never find a fault in any Sherlock Holmes story. Loved every one of them as usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mindy | 10/1/2012

    " To bad, it's a stereotype to brought the main character to life after been "killed" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Exxagirl | 9/22/2012

    " buku ini berat,. tapi seru. gw punya lho.. he3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 7/7/2012

    " Can never find a fault in any Sherlock Holmes story. Loved every one of them as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/16/2012

    " I really must get off the Sherlock Holmes train. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kurt | 4/12/2012

    " Another fantastic Baker street collection. I love how easily the 'problem' of Sherlock being dead is solved. Classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 3/30/2012

    " Sherlock appears a bit more human and approachable in these stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/11/2012

    " Sherlock do i have to explain more "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 12/27/2011

    " I didn't care for this one as much. It just wasn't as good as the others I had read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Limerick | 10/23/2011

    " This is an example for good old detective story. As always, Sherlock will be depicted as the best of detectives in Watson's eyes. While I think of this as a good point of story, many will see this a a flint in the sea of goodness that is detective canon story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 10/14/2011

    " Second or third read for me. I've been a fan for a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chairani Chusnia | 10/3/2011

    " Walaupun Sherlock Holmes dipercaya telah tiada, namun beberapa kisah semasa hidupnya masih sangat layak diperbincangkan sebagai kisah detektif paling unik dan menarik sepanjang abad "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/28/2011

    " The Adventure of the Empty House, The Adventure of Black Peter "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexkerr | 8/24/2011

    " Okay, so I'm not quite done, but this is a book of short crimes, so I can go back to it whenever I want. It was fun, as I find many sherlock Holmes novels, but a bit short for my taste. Still, it kept my Holmes reading going! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/31/2011

    " I'm not saying it's the greatest stuff ever written, but it's entertaining enough to keep going through as bedtime reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 7/17/2011

    " I didn't care for this one as much. It just wasn't as good as the others I had read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jwjohnsen | 7/3/2011

    " If you already like Sherlock Holmes stories, you will like this book. If not, there is little here to convert you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shah Abu | 7/1/2011

    " Absorbing. All plots are interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Frankham | 5/14/2011

    " Classic Sherlock Holmes collection (1903/4). Still one of the best detective writers, copied by so many. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/12/2011

    " Even better than the adventures.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Greg | 3/22/2011

    " I've enjoyed all of the Sherlock Holmes that I've read to date. Usually I'm not a big reader of short stories but these keep me engrossed and flipping the pages. Can't wait to read the last three books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tye | 3/3/2011

    " This is probably my favourite Sherlock book to date. In this one we are finally getting to see the man as the man and not just the machine. The relationship between the sleuth and his sidekick is also further explored. Fantastic stories and delightful mysteries. A true classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Clark | 3/2/2011

    " Not as good as some of the previous collections, as some of the stories are a little lacklustre - but still a classic piece of literature "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Colegrove | 1/9/2011

    " Holmes is near immortal as ever, returning to Baker street - alive. "The Dancing Men" held the most suspense and adventure for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 12/26/2010

    " I like all the Sherlock Holmes books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/27/2010

    " Fun! Even if it is stereotypes and Empire. A strong character trumps both! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Sagirs | 9/9/2010

    " Great stories but the one thing that stands out in my mind was how highly they thought of brandy for its medicinal purposes. "Mr Holmes, this man has had his finger chopped off!" "Quick Watson, get some brandy!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Petree | 5/25/2010

    " **This book is not the same edition that I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaija | 4/4/2010

    " I really enjoy the Sherlock Holmes books. This was a great read with some interesting mysteries. The only thing that disappointed me was the last story was supposed to be the greatest one, yet, I didn't think it all that spectacular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexkerr | 3/16/2010

    " Okay, so I'm not quite done, but this is a book of short crimes, so I can go back to it whenever I want. It was fun, as I find many sherlock Holmes novels, but a bit short for my taste. Still, it kept my Holmes reading going! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/15/2010

    " Fun! Even if it is stereotypes and Empire. A strong character trumps both! "

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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

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly. In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.