Classic Detective Stories
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date: February 2005
Duration: 4 hours 26 minutes
A wonderful selection of fictional detectives, all together in one superb collection of unabridged short stories. Find Sherlock Holmes with his long suffering colleague, Dr. Watson, in The Dying Detective, Father Brown as a witness in court in The Man in the Passage and everyone's favourite Inspector Morse in The Burglar. Appreciate Dame Muriel Spark's foray into the genre in Chimes and meet Nigel Strangeways, C. Day Lewis' (here writing as Nicholas Blake) young sleuth. Reader Edward Hardwicke, who played Watson to Jeremy Brett's Holmes in the early 1990s, makes an ideal reader for the genre.
The unabridged stories here are:
The Green Mamba by Edgar Wallace
The Poetical Policeman by Edgar Wallace
The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Burglar by Colin Dexter
The Man in the Passage by G.K. Chesterton
The Assassins' Club by C. Day Lewis writing as Nicholas Blake
The Case of the Tragedles of the Greek Room by Sax Rohmer
Chimes by Muriel Spark