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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Read by David Timson

Sinister music opens this final Sherlock Holmes novella and adds dramatically to the atmosphere, particularly when murder is revealed. Narrator David Timson is sublime, whether he’s delivering narrative or portraying either Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson. Most unique are his renderings of Holmes's description of his archenemy, Professor James Moriarty, and Holmes’s impressive reasoning process as he sifts through clues. Almost as compelling is Detective Billy MacDonald of Scotland Yard--his personality and Scottish accent also demand listener attention. Sherlock Holmes's final words regarding Moriarty will give listeners the most pleasure: "You must give me time." It’s a promise that he WILL get his man. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine