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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Dust

By: James Lovegrove
Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
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Summary

It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs. Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes.

The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs. Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper.

The riddles pile up as aged big game hunter Allan Quatermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of action will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic …

©2018 James Lovegrove (P)2022 by Blackstone Publishing

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A great addition to the series

Coming from the more supernatural stories in the series, this felt more grounded in reality and the crossover with another character’s lore was an interesting direction. The story and style fits well with the Holmes universe.

As ever, the narration is perfect!

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Fantastic story - starts unassuming but develops to enormous story. Fantastic continuity to Sherlock Holmes stories.

Fantastic story - starts unassuming but develops to enormous story. Fantastic continuity to Sherlock Holmes stories.
I like the story, narration and voice actor recreating different accents - fantastic listen that proves that James Lovegrove can write a fantastic Sherlock Holmes story.

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Enjoyable- Always love the Sherlock Holmes world this author creates

I’ve listened to all this author’s free audible books multiple times and really enjoy the Holmes world he creates. I thought it was about time I paid for one! I’ve read quite a few extensions of the canon Sherlock Holmes by various people, and this author definitely does it best. New stories with the original spirit captured, but brought to modern day (for instance the words used around race). This isn’t my fave of his stories, but all very enjoyable- I’ve listened to it twice and I only downloaded it a few days ago.

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Another great book

This is read so well and a great story. . . . . .

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This author does the best of the Holmes covers.

Another enjoyable outing with Holmes and Watson. I really enjoy this narrator too. I think the mispronounciations commented upon by others are deliberate. His style seems to me to be in keeping with the period.

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  • kevin connolly
  • 19-12-22

BRILLIANT!

James Lovegrove & Dennis Kleinman have done it again!
This story has more harrowing and mysterious twists and turns the the great Amazon River.
Highly recommended!
Thank you.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-01-23

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What a great story! Love craft writes the best Sherlock Holmes since Sir ACD. NARRATOR is fantastic!

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  • Deneb Trevino
  • 31-12-22

Awesome!

Highly recommend, great story merge and wonderful performance! Keeps you on a thrilling mood throughout the story!

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  • 07-12-22

Vastly entertaining plot and characters

While we need not question Lovegrove's enchanting depiction of the famous detective and his faithful sidekick, we can be pleasantly surprised by the insidious evil illustrated in his enemies. A witch doctor , sidekick and evil corporate raiders make compelling and enjoyable victims to Sherlock's powers of deduction and science will always triumph over black magic in Victorian England.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-22

Well done!

Always fun books to listen to. The reader does a great job with all the different characters