• The Abduction of Pretty Penny

  • A Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Book 5
  • By: Leonard Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (287 ratings)

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The Abduction of Pretty Penny

By: Leonard Goldberg
Narrated by: Steve West
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Publisher's Summary

A continuation of USA Today best-selling author Leonard Goldberg's Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series, The Abduction of Pretty Penny finds Joanna and the Watsons on the tail of an infamous killer.

Joanna and the Watsons are called in by the Whitechapel Playhouse to find Pretty Penny, a lovely, young actress who has gone missing without reason or notice. While on their search, the trio is asked by Scotland Yard to join in the hunt for a vicious murderer whose method resembles that of Jack the Ripper. It soon becomes clear that the Ripper has reemerged after a 28-year absence and is once again murdering young prostitutes in Whitechapel.

Following a line of subtle clues, Joanna quickly reasons that Pretty Penny has been taken capture by the killer. But as Joanna moves closer to learning his true identity, the killer sends her a letter indicating her young son, Johnny, will be the next victim to die. Time is running out, and Joanna has no choice but to devise a most dangerous plan that will bring her face-to-face with the killer. It is the only chance to protect her son and rescue Pretty Penny, and save both from an agonizing death.

The Abduction of Pretty Penny is a wonderful new entry in a series that the Historical Novel Society calls “one of the best Sherlock Holmes series since Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell books".

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books

©2021 Leonard Goldberg (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Tiresome

I normally enjoy a ‘Sherlock Holmes’ story but in this one some of the tropes grew tiresome, Joanna dragging out her ‘rightness’ and the men all being incredibly dim, and then for the story to be pretty anticlimactic in the end. Not my favorite of the series.

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could stop listening

book was beautifully written. I could stop listening. please write more books. Even more PLEASE make a MOVIE.

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Another Great Mystery!

Leonard Goldberg is an automatic purchase for me. I always enjoy the exploits of the daughter of Sherlock Holmes. This one was particularly exciting. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves this type of story.

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A Good Installment

If you like this series, you will like this installment. An interesting story with a few twists and turns. Very typical of the other books in the series. I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes based stories, and the series staring his daughter does not disappoint.

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Excellent

I loved every part of this book. It kept me hooked the whole time. The performance was excellent as well.

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Best of the series

Leonard Goldberg's writing gets better and more complex as the series goes forward. I enjoyed the CHASE as it progressed to catch a seriously messed up killer of women. a good book to put on the speaker and detail a room. it really makes the time fly.

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lots of detail to follow. gruesome details at that. interesting read tied to jack the ripper

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Once again excellent

This new book in the series is satisfying and and is extremely exciting at times . Joanna Holmes is in great form and narrator Steve West as always is amazing and brings the story depth !!

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Very good narrator

I think Steve West is a very good narrator and I enjoy his characterizations. I thought this was a well done story and I enjoyed listening to it. However, I find it difficult to reconcile the two aspects of the lead character ... on the one hand, she's emotionally intelligent enough to interview witnesses and gain their trust, she communicates well with the irregulars, etc. but she is so condescending towards her husband and her father-in-law it's almost cringe-worthy.

For anyone who is English, or an Anglophile, or concerned about appropriate linguistics, you should know that the book uses American English. For example, throughout the book, street distances are described in "blocks", a woman's weight is stated as "130 pounds" rather than in stones, sweets are called "candies", and many more examples. This is the same in the other books in this series. I assume this is intentional and that it's written for American readers.

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Excellent narration and well written

Well written and read! Worth listening. Steve West is a excellent narrator. I truly enjoy the series of The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes! It pay proper respect to and blends details of Doyle’s original creation in a believable manner. I look forward to listening to the rest of the series created by Leonard Goldberg.