“Elementary, my dear Watson!” may be one of the most well-known phrases pinned to a literary character, but did you know that Sherlock Holmes never actually said this in any of his adventures? Part of a mystery series written by Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle in 1891, Sherlock Holmes is the master of crime solving. His character has so captured the fascination of his readers, that many film and even stage versions of his tales have been produced and this phrase can be traced back to one of these! The latest film version was released in 2009 and though not based on a particular story of Doyle’s, is accurate to the character and spirit of the original Sherlock Holmes mysteries.
This Traveling Classics audiobook version of Doyle’s collection of twelve mysteries is sure to thrill you to your finger tips. The cases are written from the perseptive of Dr. Watson. As the closest friend to the brilliant Sherlock Holmes, he has the privilege of watching Holmes unfold each mystery and reveal them as the crimes they are, bringing evil to justice and restoring order. Watson tags along most cases as an eagerly observant, but averagely intelligent man, often baffled, as the reader is, by Holmes’s unusual deductive reasoning and seemingly confusing antics. Sherlock Holmes can disguise himself as any man and tell a person where they are from and what their business is almost as soon as they step across his threshold. All in the name of logic, Holmes is not to be sidetracked by women, fame, money, or power, and thus stands a formidable and unreachable opponent for London’s average criminal. However, there is one woman Holmes is always intrigued by and perhaps a case even he cannot solve. It is in this manner that a most interesting character is formed. We hope you enjoy listening to this audiobook as it takes you for a riotous ride around late 19th century London.