Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Ruby Elephants

  • by Chris James
  • Narrated by Dominic Lopez
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is summer 1890, and the game is afoot.
When an elephant escapes from the London Zoological Gardens, Holmes and Watson become embroiled in one of their strangest cases yet. Engaged by a jeweler in fear for his life, the trail leads Sherlock to two secret societies, each pursuing the eight ruby elephants said to unlock a vault containing the lost Nizam diamond. Standing in his way are some deadly foes: the Archangels, assassins in top hats and tailcoats, hell-bent on the murder of the great detective and the acquisition of the treasures of the realm. The adventure leads the intrepid pair to Lord's Cricket Ground, the Royal Albert Hall, a bizarre series of thefts at the National Gallery, deepest rural Suffolk, and ultimately the very heart of the empire. With high-speed chases on Penny Farthings and a cast of eccentric characters, it takes all of Holmes' ingenuity - and a little help from Mycroft - to unravel this elephantine mystery.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Hilarious and entertaining, clever and fast paced

This book is wonderful fun. A lighthearted pastiche of Sherlock Holmes but also a bit of a parody. The writing is delightful and intelligent, the escapades completely Sherlockian, and Watson, the narrator, the perfectly charming Victorian gentleman. I couldn't help laughing out loud, much to the annoyance of those around me! The narrator is perfect, wonderful timing. His characterization never misses a beat. If you need an entertaining diversion, then you need look no further. The game is afoot!
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- Gail N. "Honest Reader"

The Curious Case of the Awkward Narrator

It was hard to appreciate the story because of the awkward narration. I've heard worse but a bad narrator can do untold damage to a good book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: MX Publishing