Murder in the Casbah and Other Mysteries

  • by Anthony Boucher, Denis Green
  • Narrated by Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From 1939-1946 Americans gathered around their radio to listen to The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, featuring Basil Rathbone as the high-strung crime solver and Nigel Bruce as his phlegmatic assistant, Dr. Watson.
Witty, fast-paced, and always surprising, these great radio plays, written by the prolific writing team of Anthony Boucher and Denis Green, are as fresh today as they were then.
The latest audio technology was employed to bring the best audio quality and fidelity to the original performances, which feature nostalgic wartime announcements, original commercials, and radio narrations.
This special audio edition includes:


"Murder in the Casbah" and "The Tankerville Club"
"The Strange Case of the Murderer in Wax" and "The Man With The Twisted Lip"
"The Guileless Gypsy" and "The Camberville Poisoners"
"The Terrifying Cats" and "The Submarine Cave"
"The Living Doll" and "The Disappearing Scientists"
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and "The Purloined Ruby"

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The golden days of radio

This collection of the golden days of radio, perfectly re-capture the feel of the 1940's. While some point to the petri-wine commercials as annoying, I have always thought of them as an inseparable part of the radio program. Not like today where literally hours of our lives are wasted on pointless commercials. This re-lives a time when commercials were something different. The ever-lovable Nigel Bruce as always lends a lighter foil to the darkness of the stories content. It would be nearly impossible to separate Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone from the Conan Doyle cannon of Holmes. For those who do not appreciate this portrayal, I would say it is Anthony Bouncher and Denis Green whom you disprove of, as they are the ones writing these stories. I have personally read every original Holmes case, and most of the expanded cannon of Sherlock Holmes, and listened to many of the recovered radio broadcasts, as well as having seen most of the old movies. I think that anyone who loves Sherlock Holmes will love and appreciate this collection of Sherlock Holmes cases that you will not find elsewhere. Overall, if you are a fan of the golden age of radio, and/or if you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes, you will probably enjoy this greatly. If you are a fan of both, you will be, like myself, thrilled this was recovered from obscurity. As a side note, can anyone tell me if original Petri wine is still available anywhere?
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- Brandon

A Step Into Nostalgia

A very interesting set of Sherlock Holmes events, humourous commentary provided by Dr Watson. To enjoy to the fullest, picture yourself in front of a radio in the 1940s. The wine commercials get a bit annoying, but hey, that's what fast-forward is for. Overall enjoyable.
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- Marv

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-14-2005
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio