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David Ian Davies, veteran actor and product of the London Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, brings vibrancy to the wide range of voices and characters as Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes, and their acquaintances are enveloped within the mystery of who stole Lady Whitebread’s traditional holiday centerpiece. Barrie Roberts has created another in his series of entertaining pastiches of the masterly Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this time built around a missing fruit knife and what Lady Whitebread refers to as "an ugly object, but [one] of preposterous value and an heirloom of my family."

Summary

Flagged down by Inspector LaStrade of Scotland Yard as they walk through the icy winter streets, Holmes and Watson are transported to the home of the aristocratic Lady Whitebread. Once there, she tells them her traditional holiday centerpiece has vanished in the midst of the Christmas dinner - right under the very noses of her guests. The decoration? An enormous work of the jeweler's art centered upon a three inch round emerald called...the Christmas Jewel.
©2002 Barry Roberts; (P)2009 One Voice Recordings

Critic reviews

"The most incredible one-person audio you have heard. Has to be heard to be believed. David Ian Davies creates theatre in a book." (Charles Prepolec, one of the most respected Sherlockians)

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  • 27-11-13

Narration Great, Story Average

What did you like best about The Affair of the Christmas Jewel? What did you like least?

I very much like the narration of David Ian Davies. The contrast between his voices for Watson & Holmes has always stood out for me. In a bit of a side note, he is able to do high pitched voices without losing the clarity of the words.

What was most disappointing about Barry Roberts’s story?

The story had a good premise but it was way too easy to spot the culprit, even early on.

What about David Ian Davies’s performance did you like?

See answer to first question.

Could you see The Affair of the Christmas Jewel being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.