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Four Noncanonical Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection of four noncanonical Sherlock Holmes short stories provides a fresh and exciting look into the world of the renowned detective. The stories, though not as well-known as Doyle's original works, showcase Holmes and Watson's sharp wit, deductive reasoning, and amazing detective skills.

Each story is unique and engaging, with unexpected twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Doyle's writing style is as captivating as ever, drawing readers into the mysterious world of Victorian London and the enigmatic characters that inhabit it.

Fans of the original Sherlock Holmes stories will appreciate the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of their favorite detective, while newcomers will find this collection to be a perfect introduction to Doyle's iconic characters. Overall, Four Noncanonical Sherlock Holmes Short Stories is a must-read for any fan of mystery and detective fiction. Doyle's timeless storytelling and memorable characters continue to captivate readers of all ages.

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Although the Sherlock Holmes canon traditionally consists of four novels and 56 short stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, there are many Sherlock Holmes stories outside the canon. Most of these noncanonical stories were written by authors other than Doyle, but there are four short stories about Holmes written by Doyle that are nonetheless excluded from the canon, for various reasons. This album consists of these four noncanonical stories. The first story, "The Field Bazaar", was first published in 1896 in a special issue of a University of Edinburgh student newspaper called The Student. Doyle wrote this very brief story to support a fundraising event at the university, his alma mater, but most scholars consider the story to be a parody and therefore not part of the canon. The second and third stories, "The Lost Special" and "The Man with the Watches", were both published in The Strand Magazine in 1898 and both feature mysteries involving trains. These two stories are not part of the canon because neither story mentions Holmes by name, although literary scholars have proposed that the unnamed "amateur reasoner" in "The Lost Special" and the unnamed "well-known criminal investigator" in "The Man with the Watches" are intended to be Holmes, and this theory is accepted for the purposes of this album. Doyle wrote the fourth story, "How Watson Learned the Trick", for a miniature book that was placed in Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a dollhouse built for Queen Mary in the 1920s that housed a tiny library featuring works by several famous authors of the day, the contents of which were published in 1924 for public consumption. Considered a companion piece to "The Field Bazaar" due to both stories consisting entirely of conversations between Holmes and Watson over breakfast, "How Watson Learned the Trick" is similarly excluded from the canon on the grounds of being a parody. - Summary by David Purdy Cast List: Sherlock Holmes: Peter YearsleyDr. Watson: David PurdyHerbert de Lernac: Algy PugJames: NoelVoxJames Bland: Lewis WestInspector Collins: Alan MapstoneJohn Palmer: Brant BurgissPotter Hood; Dude: Zames CurranJames McPherson; John: chuckconvrEdward; Kenyon Junction Station Master: Tomas PeterSparrow MacCoy; Earlstown Station Master: Adrian StephensCoroner; Newton Station Master: Lauren-Emma BlakeBarton Moss Station Master: MarvinManchester Station Master: Larry WilsonCollins Green Station Master: TwinkleSt. Helens Station Master: Rob MarlandNarrator: Michele Eaton Edited by: Peter Yearsley Proof listener: Dulcamara

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