'The Illustrious Client': An Austrian adventurer who corrupts young women proves one of Holmes' most evil adversaries in what Conan Doyle judged as one of his best stories.
'The Blanched Soldier': Holmes works without Watson to help an ex-serviceman from the Boer War uncover a friend who has mysteriously disappeared.
'The Mazarin Stone': One of the world's largest diamonds is stolen. To recover it, Holmes sits in 221B Baker Street and waits to be murdered.
'The Three Gables': Holmes faces a formidable female criminal and a gang of intimidators when he agrees to help the widow of an old client who has received an unusual offer to sell her house... and all its contents.
Welsh actor Clive Merrison stars as the voice of super detective Sherlock Holmes in this BBC Radio 4 audiobook dramatisation that features four of Arthur Conan Doyle’s best short stories. As always, Holmes is joined by his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson as they battle their minds through murderous lies to find the truth and bring a collection of killers to justice.
The first tale is a story of corruption and betrayal as Holmes meets one of his fiercest rivals ever in The Illustrious Client. Conan Doyle described this story as his best work ever and this is evident as we get pulled into a world of adultery and mistrust that will keep you glued to the end. The Blanched Soldier sees Holmes get to work, unusually minus Watson, as he struggles to find a friend of an ex-serviceman who has strangely vanished.
The third story is one of greed as one of the world’s most poignant diamonds is stolen but can Holmes solve the crime by simply sitting and waiting to be murdered? The final book in the canon is The Three Gables, during which we are introduced to a nasty gang who intimidate Holmes as he struggles to a widow make sense of a strange offer on her house. These audiobooks on CD and MP3 downloads make a perfect accompaniment to the huge selection of Conan Doyle titles now available on audiobook, and are a great way to introduce a new generation of fans to these timeless classics.