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Top 8 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks so far in January

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Top 8 Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks so far in January

1.  The Scrapbook of Sherlock Holmes – Archie Rushden and Time Winters 2.  A Biased Judgement – Geri Schear and Dominic Lopez 3.   A Continuum of Sherlock Holmes Stories – Jay Ganguly and Kevin E Green 4.  A Farewell to Baker Street – Mark Mower and Alan Weyman 5.  Charlie Milverton: A Modern Sherlock Holmes Story – Charlotte Anne Walters and Steve White 6.  Sherlock Holmes and the Hunt for Jack the Ripper – Gerard Kelly and Kevin Theis 7.  The Further Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – Volume 1 – Denis O. Smith and Kevin E Green 8.  A Most Diabolical Plot – Tim Symonds and Time Winters For more audiobooks click here.

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Sherlock Holmes and The Pandemic of Death

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Sherlock Holmes and The Pandemic of Death

Sherlock Holmes Society of London Daniel D Victor is a prolific writer of Holmesian pastiche, whose output has a distinct tendency towards literary connections, and this is the seventh book on that theme. As is so frequently the case, it is based on a manuscript found in that evidently huge, and seemingly inexhaustible, despatch box in the vaults of Cox and Co. I will not do anything to spoil the plot for you, since it is an enjoyable read in many different ways. Not only are there literary characters involved, but medical ones too, and accordingly this book is both...

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Don't Go Into The Cellar Mr Holmes

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Don't Go Into The Cellar Mr Holmes

Sherlock Holmes Society of London Covid-19 and lockdown have prevented “Don’t Go Into the Cellar!” from touring with the well-regarded Holmesian and other productions that are their speciality, but as the company’s actor and writer Jonathan Goodwin says, the pandemic did open the door to the online performance and a new fan base, not least for his recent interpretation of Jeremy Brett as Holmes. The five scripts in his new book Don’t Go Into the Cellar, Mr Holmes! Sherlock Holmes Stories Re-imagined for the Stage include an impressive reworking of “The Mazarin Stone”, a fantasy that introduces elements from other Conan...

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Hounded! My lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes And The Hound of The Baskervilles

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Hounded! My lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes And The Hound of The Baskervilles

Sherlock Holmes Society of London Hounded! by Vince Stadon is mad, intelligent, and endearing. Mr Stadon’s chosen project during lockdown was to reread the novel and any number of related pastiches, watch every screen adaptation he can find, listen to every audio version, and play the occasional Hound game. His comments are balanced — if that’s the right word, which it isn’t — by remarks about his own life, interspersed with verses, songs, gloriously silly scripts, and more. He “makes deductions, adopts disguises, sends anonymous ‘Beware the moor’ letters to Canadians, steals footwear, learns Sherlock Holmes’s favoured martial art, and he...

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Sherlock Book Reviews - No Ghosts Need Apply

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Sherlock Book Reviews - No Ghosts Need Apply

Sherlock Holmes Society of London A couple of years ago I hailed Too Many Clues as the tenth in the consistently delightful “McCabe and Cody” series by Dan Andriacco. Yet the cover of No Ghosts Need Apply declares it to be “Book Ten”. What’s going on? Well, the new book is actually the tenth novel. Sebastian McCabe, BSI and his brother-in-law Jeff Cody have investigated a surprising number of homicides in the small university town of Erin, Ohio, but the problem of an impossible murder in Erin’s haunted gastropub, a former speakeasy, during filming for a popular TV show, Dining (Way)...

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