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During the last part of the nineteenth century, the detective story took off as a popular genre as literary magazines vied with each other to draw in readers with gripping page-turners by the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Guy Boothby and Wilkie Collins. This collection brings together some of the great detectives of the Victorian era, from the master sleuth himself, Sherlock Holmes, to the mild mannered Father Brown, to the feisty J. G. Reeder.

  • The Invisible Man by G. K. Chesterton
  • The Wedding Guest by Guy Boothby
  • The Magic Casket by R. Austin Freeman
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin
  • The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah
  • Murder under the Microscope by William Russell
  • The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Hammer of God by G. K. Chesterton
  • Who killed Zebedee by Wilkie Collins
  • The Treasure Hunt by Edgar Wallace
  • The Shadow of the Shark by G. K. Chesterton
  • The Red Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Story of Baelbrow by E & H Heron

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Narrator is unbearable

I have listened to female narrators several times especially for Patricia Cornwall books. However, the narrator consistently ends each sentence on a high pitch detracting from which ever story you want to listen to. Disappointing. I would like to swap this one. The authors are quality and I will need to look at another edition that includes Edgar Allan Poe.

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  • Andy Taylor
  • 17-05-2018

Cathy Dobson is dreadful!11

I read some of the other reviews of narration done by Cathy Dobson and thought, "it can’t be that bad ", i was catastrophically wrong!
This is the worst narration I have ever heard, and I struggled through the full Game of Thrones series!
I do wonder how these performances make it to publication, you must assume that the persons in charge of QA is deaf!
@Cathy, if you read this, I’m sure your a very nice person, but please no more, you are destroying some great narrative