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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

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Here are the last six Sherlock Holmes stories from The Casebook: The Illustrious Client, The Three Gables, The Lion's Mane, The Blanched Soldier, The Retired Colourman, The Veiled Lodger and Shoscombe Old Place written by Doyle at the end of his life. As with all the Holmes recordings by David Timson for Naxos AudioBooks, this set is propelled by well-chosen music and the ...more
Audio CD, 4 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Naxos Audiobooks (first published March 4th 1996)
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The Veiled Lodger: Yet another story about a murder victim whose death is much less regrettable because he was abusive to his wife. I should start keeping a list of how many Holmes mysteries follow this pattern -- I am beginning to wonder whether spousal abuse was to Doyle what debtor's prison was to Dickens. I must admit it makes me like him more.

This story does not make me like Watson, though -- where does a medical doctor get off with having (and being unable to hide) such a vile gut reaction
Guys! David Timson wins as best narrator ever. HE WROTE HIS OWN PASTICHE. And it's excellent, easily the best story on this recording. The Doyle stories have their moments, but I see what people mean about the Casebook being a sort of anti-climactic addition to the canon. Anyway, I review the stories over in the complete collection. Back to Timson. I can live with his very nasal Holmes, because everything else is perfect. The small town coppers, the witnesses, the melodramatic women, the simperi ...more
I listened to the audiobook of The by David Timson. Timson is a good narrator- animated and easy to distinguish voices. The adventure of the wonderful toy that he wrote himself at the end of the collection is a very fun story and one of the only extra canonical stories I thought was almost believable as original.
Doyle regurgitates old plots with minor variations. My thought is he should have stopped written these at around the point Sherlock Holmes dies. After that the stories are uninspired.
Renee M
Less actual deduction than in earlier works. Nevertheless, these stories are quite entertaining and represent some of the most memorable cases.
It's been several decades since I read these stories so interesting to rediscover the originals. A mix of surprisingly modern and very Victorian.
Mike Manley
Good typical holmes as usual.
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Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record
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