Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 200 ratings

The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes Summary

This compelling collection brings Baker Street's celebrated resident and his cohort, Dr Watson, out of retirement to investigate seven of the most notorious mysteries in the annals of true crime, from the murder of a London prostitute to the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels.

In Paris, Holmes and Watson become embroiled in the suspicious death of the French president; in Yokohama, they solve a mystifying case of poisoning. And on at least one occasion, the formidable powers of the great detective save the English monarchy, government, and nation.

The stories are: 'The Ghost in the Machine', 'The Case of the Crown Jewels', 'The Case of the Unseen Hand', 'The Case of the Blue Royal', 'The Case of the Camden Town Murder', 'The Case of the Missing Rifleman', and 'The Case of the Yokohama Club'.

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  • Book 1

    • The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Donald Thomas
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    This compelling collection brings Baker Street's celebrated resident and his cohort, Dr Watson, out of retirement to investigate seven of the most notorious mysteries in the annals of true crime, from the murder of a London prostitute to the 1907 theft of the Irish Crown Jewels.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing book

    • By Mrs k Smith on 12-05-15

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose

    • By: Donald Thomas
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Six new tales of crime presented by Dr Watson from the documents of Sherlock Holmes, which follow on from The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes. What were Holmes's views on Dr Crippen? What happened when Oscar Wilde visited Baker Street to seek advice? How did Holmes reveal a loving husband to be one of the most dangerous psychopaths of modern times? And just what horrors await Holmes in the darkened slums of Waterloo Road?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen

    • By Viv on 24-10-10

    Regular price: £18.49

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

    • Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil

    • And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective (Unabridged)
    • By: Donald Thomas
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street, helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram, establishes a link between two missing lighthouse keepers and the royal treasures of King John, contends with a supernatural curse places upon an eccentric aristocrat, and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best but still good.

    • By Ms Lixie on 05-11-11

    Regular price: £17.59

  • Book 6

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly

    • And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective
    • By: Donald Thomas
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    "Have you ever seen a ghost, Mr. Holmes?" asks Victoria Temple, and Sherlock Holmes, at the height of his powers in 1898, must face a new challenge, one that plunges the great detective into the realm of the supernatural. Miss Temple has been found guilty - but also insane - at her trial for murdering a child under her care. She is locked away in the Broadmoor lunatic asylum, and worse still, she believes fully in her own guilt....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ingenious

    • By Matthew on 30-12-12

    Regular price: £20.09

  • Book 7

    • Death on a Pale Horse

    • Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service
    • By: Donald Thomas
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In a momentous period of British history, Donald Thomas' latest Sherlock Holmes adventure pits the great detective and his faithful biographer, Dr. John Watson, against an international conspiracy led by a disgraced English officer. Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him the "Mark of the Beast"; his satanic ingenuity leaves a spectacular trail of devastation. It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by Zulu tribesmen - armed only with shields and spears - to a life-and-death struggle on the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not convincing as a Sherlock Holmes

    • By Clare Skelton on 21-11-14

    Regular price: £26.29