The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Internationally best-selling author Lyndsay Faye became enamored with tales of Sherlock Holmes and his esteemed biographer, Dr. John Watson, as a child and later began spinning these quintessential characters into her own works of fiction - from her acclaimed debut novel, Dust and Shadow, which pitted the famous detective against Jack the Ripper, to a series of short stories for the Strand Magazine, whose predecessor published the very first Sherlock Holmes short story in 1891.
In "The Lowther Park Mystery", the unsociable Holmes is forced to attend a garden party at the request of his politician brother and improvises a bit of theater to foil a conspiracy against the government. "The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel" brings to Holmes' attention the baffling murder of a jewel thief in the middle of an underground railway passage. With Holmes and Watson encountering all manner of ungrateful relatives, phony psychologists, wronged wives, plaid-garbed villains, and even a peculiar species of deadly red leech, The Whole Art of Detection is a must-listen for Sherlockians and any fan of historical crime fiction with a modern sensibility.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 15 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||March 07, 2017|
|Publisher||HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #26,866 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#41 in Mystery Anthologies & Short Stories
#243 in Traditional Detective Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
#256 in Historical Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
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The Whole Art of Detection is a much more successful work. It is a collection of stories, most narrated by Watson, but with one or two narrated by Holmes himself, as in the Conan Doyle collections. Some of these stories feature the untold tales that Watson mentions in passing in the stories. (And, in a fitting coincidence, many of these stories were originally published in the revived Strand Magazine, the magazine whose original iteration made Sherlock Holmes a household name.)
The Holmes of this book is much more the man we are familiar with from the Conan Doyle stories than the Holmes of Dust and Shadows. And in this book Faye really seems to have a grip on both the writing style and the plotting of the Conan Doyle stories. I have read few Sherlockian pastiches that were as satisfying as these.
The book is a collection of short stories; the "lost mysteries." Many of them deal with Holmes early cases. I thought Faye's Holmes was as entertaining as Doyle's which is about the highest praise I can think of. Big kudos to the author!
that would be hard for anyone to replicate. If you have read all the original Holmes and still want more, this book is worth buying.
As Faye reunites Holmes and Watson, we find a subtle change in Holmes, in how perceives his friend Watson and the criminal world in London. Yes, a slight softening of the acerbic wit of Holmes is noticed. Faye picks up the timeline of the Holmes and Watson as it ended with the disappearance of Holmes at Reichenbach Falls. She continues the timeline into the early 20th Century, not bringing the legendary exploits of the inhabitants of221B Baker Street to an end but allowing for a continuation of the saga.
Faye's story writing is very good and she brings into to her series of Holmes adventures Inspector Lestrade, the Baker Street Irregulars and the familiar environs of London.
I have been a life long Sherlock Holmes fan and I recommend this new compilation of adventures to those who enjoy the exploits of the greatest fictional detective of 19th Century England.
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My favourites were~
1. The Case of Colonel Warburton's Madness
2. The Adventure of the Honest Wife
3. Memoranda upon the Gaskell Blackmailing Dilemma (simply uproarious)
4. An Empty House
5. The Adventure of the Memento Mori
6. The Adventure of the Willow Basket
7. The Adventure of the Thames Tunnel
8. Notes upon the Diadem Club Affair
Ms. Faye's next collection of Sherlockian tales is scheduled to be released by the end of this year. To say that I am eagerly waiting for it would be an understatement. Salivating might be a more apt description.