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Baker Street Dozen

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Includes:

“The Blue Carbuncle”
“A Case of Identity”
“Charles August Milverton”
“The Dying Detective”
“The Final Problem”
“The Golden Pince-Nez”
“The Norwood Builder”
“A Scandal in Bohemia”
“The Second Stain”
“The Six Napoleons”
“The Solitary Cyclist”
“The Speckled Band”
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  bookworm12 | Apr 9, 2013 |
Excellent (and very faithful) adaptations of the original stories, starring John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson. Orson Welles is perfectly cast as Professor Moriarty. ( )
  AshRyan | Dec 18, 2011 |
A collection of twelve radio shows of short stories of Sherlock Holmes and Watson. The production value is great, and Gielgud is superb. The "theme song" violin solo get repetitive, and some of the stories are too similar to each other, but overall each story is appealing in its own way. The stories are also out of order, as "The Final Problem" is the end of Holmes and one of the later stories is the meeting of Holmes and Watson. Overall I definitely recommend this as a fantastic example of classic radio shows and for a great set of storie. ( )
  VVilliam | Oct 25, 2008 |
This book is sub-titled Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Thirteen Favorite Holmes Stories, Each Accompanied by an Essay by a Prominent Sherlockian Along with Various Interludes, Curiosities & Miscellanea. That about explains it all. The list of contributors is stellar, starting with Isaac Azimov and ending with John Bennet Shaw with nineteen other names in between. If I named any more, I would have to name all because of the prominence of all.
There are lists and commentaries, stories and explanations enough to satisfy any taste. For those not familiar with "The Writings About the Writings" this collection will be an excellent introduction. For those who have read the commentary for some time, many of these articles will present fresh insights and viewpoints. This is certainly a treasure trove of goodies laced with "thirteen of the best short stories ever written" according to John Bennet Shaw. The thirteenth is Silver Blaze, which Doyle did not count among his dozen favorites but which Sherlockians cannot leave out of a list of favorite tales.
Reviewed by: Philip K. Jones, 2003
  mmckay | Apr 11, 2006 |
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Presents a collection of twelve classic mysteries featuring master sleuth Sherlock Holmes."In twelve fully dramatized episodes, the great Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Watson. Orson Welles makes a special appearance as the nefarious Professor Moriarty"--Container.… (more)

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