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Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Narrator: Marc Smythe

Unabridged: 51 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 12/13/2023


The Adventure of The Blue Carbuncle, one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyale, is the seventh story of 12 in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes. The story was first published in Strand Magazine in January 1892. A "Blue Carbuncle" is stolen from a hotel suite, and a former felon is soon arrested. However, an acquaintance of Holmes discovers the carbuncle in the throat of a Christmas goose. Holmes traces the owner of the goose, but soon determines that he was not the thief by offering him a replacement goose. The detective continues his search, first to an inn and then to a dealer in Covent Garden. The dealer refuses to provide Holmes with information about the source of the goose, but Holmes observes another man trying to find the same information, and confronts him. The man, the head attendant at the hotel, confesses to his crime. Holmes allows him to remain free, arguing that prison could make him a hardened criminal later. ©2016 Rick Sheridan (P)2016 Rick Sheridan