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Cumberbatch Reads The Conundrum of Coach 13

Cumberbatch Reads The Conundrum of Coach 13

“Engage a special.”

– The Adventure of the Final Problem (FINA)

Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as Sherlock Holmes in the BBC series Sherlock, has recorded many spoken voice readings of the sixty stories of the Canon and numerous other pastiches. John Taylor, author of The Unopened Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, has issued another set of pastiches entitled Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories.

Cumberbatch has recorded an audiobook of the four stories in The Rediscovered Railway. One of those four stories is The Conundrum of Coach 13 and involves a missing shipment of gold bullion to the Royal Mint.

Enjoying listening to the story!

 

Book Review: The Adventure of the Apprentice’s Coin

Book Review: The Adventure of the Apprentice’s Coin

“… I have had considerable experience of my work during the seven years that I was apprenticed …” -The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR) In 2011, noted Denver-based Sherlockian Darlene A. Cypser self-published The Adventure of the Apprentice’s Coin. In the story, Sherlock Holmes is attacked in an alley and is rescued by a young boy.… Continue Reading

The Adventure of the Fur-Trimmed Hat

The Adventure of the Fur-Trimmed Hat

” … the compliments of the season.”  – The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle (BLUE) I had called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes on Christmas Eve, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season. He was lounging upon the sofa in a chartreuse dressing-gown, the day’s newspapers well-studied and his black briar emitting… Continue Reading

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Awarded Medal of Freedom

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Awarded Medal of Freedom

“… one of the most honoured.” – The Adventure of The Dancing Men (DANC) At a White House ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama honored retired NBA basketball player and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and 20 others, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, our nation’s highest civilian award from the United States government. “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not… Continue Reading

The Great Security Bank Mystery (1902)

The Great Security Bank Mystery (1902)

“… one of the most determined attempts at bank robbery …” – The Adventure of the Red-Headed League (REDH) When the watchman of the Security National Bank wakened from his nap, which he was quite sure had not lasted more than three or four hours, he was astonished to find the door of the great vault… Continue Reading

Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

“He had come to New York …” – The Adventure of The Red Circle (REDC) Roger Moore donned the deerstalker for his portrayal of the great detective in Sherlock Holmes In New York for the NBC Monday Night at the Movies that was shown on October 18, 1976. Moore took time off from filming his James… Continue Reading

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Master Engraver

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Master Engraver

“No living man could tell a Prescott from a Bank of England…” – The Adventure of The Three Garridebs (3GAR) It is Christmas Eve, 1889; Sherlock Holmes becomes totally immersed in a case of the very greatest gravity when the senior partner and master engraver of London’s most eminent security printer begs his aid in… Continue Reading

1994 Spain 10 Peseta Coin Honors Sarasate

1994 Spain 10 Peseta Coin Honors Sarasate

“‘Sarasate plays at the St. James’s Hall this afternoon’…” – The Red Headed League (REDH) Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués was born in Pamplona, Spain in 1844 and began studying the violin when he was five years old. Performing publicly at the age of eight, he was recognized as a prodigy and sent off… Continue Reading