Date: September 2009
Duration: 0 hours 37 minutes
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known for his detective stories, he also wrote other short stories which are masterpieces of mystery and suspense. In some of the stories, a suppressed uneasiness gradually builds up and evolves into sheer terror; in others, the story line unexpectedly changes and comes to an unexpected conclusion. In "The Beetle-Hunter," a beginning doctor is employed on a strange errand to a coleopterist. Narrator Simon Vance is a native of Brighton, England. After graduating from the Brighton School of Music and Drama, and Leeds University, Vance embarked on a lengthy career with the BBC, in addition to narrating for the Talking Book Service of the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Later, he moved his residence and narrating career to California. His work has received numerous AudioFile 'Earphone' awards and Audie Award nominations.