The Beetle Hunter and Other Stories

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A selection of short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes

Read by Mark Straker.
Abridged by Grant Eustace.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle will always be best remembered for his immortal creation Sherlock Holmes. But Sir Arthur was a prolific writer, and left a huge legacy of other work, especially novels and short stories. The four tales in this collection are taken from Tales of the Camp, Tales of Mystery and Tales of Medical Life.  

Mark Straker trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He has twice been a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, appearing in over 600 plays, including The Tempest with Sir John Gielgud. As a reader he has worked for English Heritage, Historic Arts, The V&A, BBC Poetry Please, RNIB Talking Books and Oxford University Press.

Grant Eustace works as a writer in a variety of fields, from film to print, and especially in creating video and DVD programmes for the corporate sector, in both drama and documentary formats, of which he has scripted 300. But he started professionally by writing plays for BBC Radio 4, and ever since has returned regularly to both radio and audio. Before working on these tales, he had dramatised 24 of the Sherlock Holmes short stories for audio publication, and originated a tongue-in-cheek radio series Second Holmes, about the descendants of Holmes and Watson.

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1 review for The Beetle Hunter and Other Stories

  1. Michael Bartlett

    “Enjoyment of the stories here is enhanced by the skilful period gusto of the narration.”
    Rachel Redford – The Oldie Magazine

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