A Big Week For Sherlock Holmes Audio Releases
Posted by Steve Emecz on
Audio continues to be the fastest growing format for Sherlock Holmes books and we're delighted to see four new releases this week.
Off to a flying start is Mrs Hudson Investigates from Susan Knight. The hugely popular premise of Mrs Hudson also becoming an investigator first arrived in this short story collection and is narrated by Barbara Bufton.
David Bufton is back narrating another Johanna Rieke novel - Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of The Three Monks. Johanna's novels are stand alone so can be listened to in any order - this is her third (of six so far).
The bestselling audiobook of March was Volume 1 of Denis Smith's Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes and within days of release, Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes Volume 2 already looks like being the top seller in May.
Denis is viewed by many as the closest to Arthur Conan Doyle's originals in short story format writing today and he has a big fan base. Denis has written mostly short stories but does have a novel - The Riddle of Foxwood Grange if you'd like to listen to a longer format.
In non-fiction, this week saw the much anticipated release of Bertram Fletcher Robinson: A Footnote to The Hound of the Baskervilles the biography of one of Conan Doyle's closest friends and assistant plot producer on The Hound of The Baskervilles. Some historians claim that Sherlock Holmes as character today owes a huge debt to BFR due to his influence over Doyle with the story.
It should be an exciting May as well as we have one of our most popular non-fiction books pending release in audio - a guide to London through the eyes of Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle - Close to Holmes.