• Sherlock Holmes

  • The Pearl of Death and Other Early Stories
  • By: Gregg Rosenquist
  • Narrated by: Keith Spilsbury
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

10 all new early Holmes/Watson adventures discovered! 

Recently, a stash of unpublished stories, written by Dr. John Watson, assistant to the legendary consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, were discovered - hidden within the secret corners and shadows of the famous flat at 221b Baker Street. Collected together for the first time by author GC Rosenquist the ten newly unearthed stories detail the very earliest years of the Holmes/Watson partnership and shed a very different, personal and surprising light on their familiar relationship.

In "The Pearl of Death", Holmes and Watson are asked by Scotland Yard to recover a stolen, priceless, giant, cursed pearl - and nearly die while doing so. "Mrs Watson’s Gold Locket" presents a rare mystery that Holmes fails to solve. In the "Mystery of the Nameless Man", a traveler with amnesia enlists Holmes’ aid in finding out who he is, where he came from, and why he’s in London. "Lure of the Rhinoceros Head" pits Holmes against an adversary he’ll never be able to catch. The epic "Case of the Marble Ghost" presents Holmes with a mystery so baffling he nearly brings himself and Scotland Yard to ruin trying to solve it. 

Holmes, Watson and Mycroft, Holmes’ older brother, interview the famous French adventure writer, Jules Verne, in "The Predictability Problem". What they learn about the impending future of the British Empire rattles them to their cores. In "Bane of the Black Brigand", Mrs. Hudson is caught in her kitchen holding a bloody knife while standing over the murdered corpse of a strange copper-haired man. "The Late Constable Avery" shows how Holmes cleverly solves the murder of a constable’s wife simply by using his immense powers of logic, observation and deduction. "A Most Irregular Murder" details Holmes’ very personal investigation concerning the murder of one of his Baker Street Irregulars. And finally, in "The Adventure of the Underworld Assassin", Holmes’ detecting skills are tested to their limits as he tries to stop an assassin from destroying the British government.

©2015 Gregg Rosenquist (P)2022 MX Publishing

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Thoroughly enjoyable stories!

Sherlock Holmes and the Pearl of Death by Gregg Rosenquist is a set of good short stories. The narration was also very good. I received a free audiobook for my honest review.

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  • 05-26-22

Book ans narration were enjoyable and worth the price of admission….

But I have to say, I’ve been binge listening to SH stories and novels, both canon and pastiche… and I am SO SICK OF WATSON’s stupidity!!!! Is the general audience really that slow, that Watson has to be a complete fool lest he alienate the average reader? Rhetorical question and unfortunately we can’t change things at this point. The character is already carved in stone. But man oh man…

Actually I listened to some stories in which Watson is very courageous, capable and able to keep up with the program. So I don’t know why he must be so quite literally intellectually handicapped in all of the others (the vast majority).

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I'd recommend!

there were soo many times I could have sworn this was original Sherlock Holmes stories! great reading performance! I really like the narrators voice!

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Sherlock

I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes, and this collection of sleuthing stories was interesting and entertaining to follow to their conclusions. I enjoyed each story. Sherlock never ceases to amaze me with his keen senses and deductions. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Fred Jones
  • 05-07-22

Good stories well.narrated

This is an interesting set of short stories from early Sherlock Holmes, some are better than others and Greg is no Conan Doyle but overall the standard is good. I liked the Jules Verne story, the irregular murder and the Pearl of death, I was less taken with the final story which had a few scenes that I did not think worked well. Keith Spilsbury is an entertaining narrator with a good range and I enjoyed his narration. Overall a worthwhile listen. I received a complimentary copy from the narrator and am leaving a honest voluntary review.

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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 05-01-22

Story well written and great narration

Story well written and great narration.

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy I received free from the author.

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  • John Marsden
  • 05-01-22

A Jolly good book, Watson!

This is a set of excellent Sherlock Holmes short stories ranging from about 20 minutes to 1 hour long. The cases are old style and written well in a way I'm sure Conan Doyle would have approved off. Watson is his usual bunbling self and Holmes, well, he is Holmes. I was thinking of picking a favourite which is difficult as they are all good but probably The case of the Marble Ghost or that's close.... would be mine. Keith Spilsbury is absolutely spot on as the narrator for these stories, Voicing each character well and making them come to life, each story was a pleasure to listen to. Highly recommended.
I was kindly given a copy of this book by the narrator but this review is my honest opinion and totally voluntary.