The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Written by:
Lyndsay Faye
Narrated by:
Simon Vance

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2017
11 hours 16 minutes
Internationally bestselling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer Dr. John Watson as a child, and later, began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction-from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.
In 'The Lowther Park Mystery,' the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. 'The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel' brings Holmes's attention to the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-read for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.
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I have read all of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries and other works by Conan Doyle. I have also read other attempts by various authors (including a story by Adrian Conan Doyle) to continue the famous series. I would say this is one of the best continuations of the series I have ever read (or listened to!) There are a few developments of character in both Homes and Watson, and certain developments in their relationship, compared to the original, but all entirely believable. Some excellent stories and unexpected plot twists. Was disappointed to reach the end of the book! The narrator was also excellent, various voices employed for different characters, very easy to listen to. Best book and narration I've listened to in a long time!

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Jim B.

Extraordinary success at capturing Conan Doyle’s style, very well read.

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