A Study in Emerald

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • 0 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Alluding to both the Sherlock Holmes canon and the Old Ones of the Cthulhu Mythos, this Hugo Award-winning short story will delight fans of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H. P. Lovecraft, and of course, Neil Gaiman. A Study in Emerald draws listeners in through carefully revealed details as a consulting detective and his narrator friend solve the mystery of a murdered German noble. But with its subtle allusions and surprise ending, this mystery hints that the real fun in solving this case lies in imagining all the details that Gaiman doesn't reveal, and challenges listeners to be detectives themselves.

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Hugo winner, Best Short Story, 2004

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The Case of the Cosmic Darkness

What if Sherlock Holmes was part of the Cthulhu mythos? If you find that question at all intriguing, you need to listen to this right now. I won't delve into spoilers, but there are some really great twists and turns in store for you here.

Also, Neil Gaiman, whose narration is spectacular, clearly wrote this for someone already fairly well versed in both Sherlock and Lovecraft fandom. That may be a bar for more casual fans, but it makes it even better for fans of Victorian and American weirdness. Very highly recommended!
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- David S. Mathew

Great story for Gaiman fans!!

If you are collecting all of Neil Gaiman's audiobooks like me, this one won't disappoint! His performace is brilliant as usual and his voice is perfect for Sherlock Holmes! Wishing he would do more like this one.
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- MGRich

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2007
  • Publisher: HarperAudio