• Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Thread of Murder

  • By: Luke Kuhns
  • Narrated by: Joff Manning
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-07-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: MX Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (25 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

"A Case in Three": Three seemingly separate crimes, three detectives. A mysterious stalker is on the loose in London known only as the Goblin Man and his sights are set on a wealthy businessman, David Daniels. A horrific explosion rips through Whitechapel Underground Station and the prime suspect is a Jewish anarchist. And a Mrs. Clara Edwards is searching for her missing lover, Philias Jackson. What connects these three? It's a dangerous and complex game that connects Sherlock Holmes, Investigator Martin Hewitt, and former Ripper investigator and head of H Division Edmund Reid.
"The Great American Adventure": In 1888 Mr. Sherlock Holmes was beat by Irene Adler AKA the Woman. After her marriage she left London. Two years later her husband, Godfrey Norton, is found dead in his New York office after apparently committing suicide. Irene Adler doesn't believe he would do that. She goes to the one person who will help: Sherlock Holmes. Holmes and Watson head to America where they dive into the mysterious life of Godfrey Norton to learn how and why he died.
©2015 Luke Kuhns (P)2017 MX Publishing
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5 out of 5 stars
By LaPazBC on 11-07-17

Sherlock with a Twist

I thought I was getting a real Sherlock Holmes book in a modern version, so at first I was a little confused, but I kept listening and decided and that I was enjoying it! This is a very entertaining mystery in a similar style of the original.

The narrator, Joff Manning, was simply fantastic, great character voices, inflections, pauses, etc. I’d like to listen to more books narrated by him.

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Julia M. Rothstein on 08-21-17

Interesting plots, rushed ending, skilled narrator

Would you listen to Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Thread of Murder again? Why?

These are three relatively short stories giving a beloved character some new adventures. I particularly liked the style of the first story which weaves the tales of Sherlock Holmes, another detective I'd never heard of, and DI Edmund Reid (a real person and main character in the series, Ripper Street). Though the style was well done, the ending seemed a bit rushed and I would have liked more explanation and not just sped through the main action scenes at the end.

The other concern I had was that Sherlock Holmes did not have the idetic memory for which he is famous in Conan Doyle's works. This Holmes, while he made outstanding deductions, had to re-read things and look things up that he'd read in the past. The Holmes of the original works would not have had to do so.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The speed with which the the endings of the first two stories was handled felt like the author was on the edge of his seat and couldn't wait to tell us what happened, and so it felt rushed and not handled with the same care that the rest of the stories had been.

Any additional comments?

The reader did an excellent job of making all the 6 main characters in the first story distinct (which could not have been an easy task). I would listen to other audiobooks he records. I was impressed with his handling of the character of the characters. Their personalities truly came through in his performance.

I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Adam on 08-17-17

Three fun and well-narrated Holmes stories.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if they are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and need a fix.

What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes and the Scarlet Thread of Murder to, and why?

Not a comparison but if you are after post-Doyle Holmes stories do read the Mary Russell series buy Laurie King. The first is called The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and is set during Holmes' retirement in the Sussex Downs. Jolly good stuff.

Any additional comments?

1) The narration was superb. Good choice of reader.

2) I read a couple of bad reviews about this book. Unless you are a Holmes purist you should ignore them; if you fancy listening to three fun and interconnected stories (one long, two short) set in a world you know and love give it a go. Yes he does go to the Wild West, and yes he does wear a stetson, but don't let that put you off. He didn't really wear a deer stalker either!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 09-05-17

A cold crimson thread of blood.

Any additional comments?

Written in a style similar to that of Conan Doyle, this book should delight Sherlock Holmes fans. Three stories, the first, and longest, itself being formed of three parts as Dr.Watson recounts a time when three major investigators of their time, together with their companion, start to investigate seperated occurrences which come together to bring all of the investigators into a working relationship. An original and curious story. Be prepared for murder, mayhem, orgies and explosions. The following tales are much shorter, the second even reprising an acquaintance with The Woman, of a previous Holmes case, the only woman Holmes held in such high respect t that he kept a photograph of her - Irene Adler.
Jeff Manning narrates well, giving full and different voices to all of the protagonists, also reading with clarity and precision. A good performance and a p!easure to hear.

Not quite up to the original Holmes stories in the opinion of this reader, they are all, nevertheless, enjoyable, convoluted and well worth the listen. Beware of the non politically correct references, abhorrent now but right for the time setting. My thanks to the rights holder who freely gifted me my copy of The Scarlet Thread of Murder, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. Very enjoyable, I commend it to all fans of Holmes stories and anyone who enjoys mysteries set in the late 1800s.

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