The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

  • by John Taylor
  • Narrated by Simon Callow, Nicky Henson
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Here are six extraordinary adventures, never revealed before, starring Simon Callow as Sherlock Holmes and Nicky Henson as Dr Watson, written by John Taylor.

"The Wandering Corpse": The professor claimed he knew how to resurrect the dead. Now he's dead and his body's missing from the coffin.
"The Horror in Hanging Wood": The victim's arm has been wrenched half off, face battered out of all recognition. Who, or what, could have made such a ferocious attack?
"The Paddington Witch": Saul Ransome's body was cooked like meat and black as coal. But "Garth Ransome is saying his brother was witched - that it was Bess that witched him."
"The Phantom Organ": The night that Hugh Hembury was killed, a note was nailed on the church notice board: "Now is the hunter hunted. H H shall be first."
"The Devil's Tunnel": A young woman disappears from a train as it speeds through a tunnel, and only her hat and one shoe are found. Surely too few clues, even for Sherlock Holmes.
"The Battersea Worm": The Tower was Angel Holland's fortress. The only way to Holland's room at the top was by the passenger elevator, and Dr Watson was the only person who had used the lift the day she was murdered.


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Good stories, but not by Arthur Conan Doyle

I am a Sherlock Holmes fan and enjoyed the uniqueness of the 6 mysteries included in this collection. While most of the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories keep me wondering right to the end, these seemed to be a bit easier to figure out before the final "reveal", though.

I would recommend the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories first, also available through Audible. Don't be misled as I was, though. There has been an error and the author is listed as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but it is not. These are not any of the original 56 short stories. They are based on the characters by ACD, but the stories are actually written by someone else.

Enjoy, but be aware...
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- Shawn

Poor imitations of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Some contemporary writers have given us acceptable and enjoyable new stories featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. This particular collection is very disappointing as the solutions are so glaringly obvious from early on that all mystery is lost. The performance is good but does not make up for the boredom of waiting for the ending you have foreseen. Although the likeable Dr Watson is well portrayed, he has been made to seem unbelievably gullible.

The author is John Taylor, NOT Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as another reviewer has made clear, and this should be corrected on Audible as it is misleading.
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- Hilary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited