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THE ITALIAN SECRETARY

by | Read by Simon Prebble

Mystery & Suspense • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Both Sherlockians and fans of Carr’s Alienist series will enjoy this re-creation, commissioned by Conan Doyle’s estate and a strong addition to the Holmes oeuvres. Simon Prebble delivers the sweetness and native intelligence of Holmes’s documentarian, Dr. Watson, and the laser-like genius of the Great Detective himself as the two travel to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to investigate a grisly murder and the possibility of a ghost. In a precise narration, Prebble paints all the atmospherics of the Scots settings and lends credibility to Carr’s climax, which, while putting to good use his expertise in military history, is a bit over the top. Prebble’s crisp narration helps integrate the historical murder of the Italian secretary and the further adventures of Holmes and Watson. E.K.D. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2005

CS ISBN $26.00 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN $18.20

 

Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN $49.75 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN $69.75 • Six CDs

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