David Timson masterfully narrates this entertaining mystery in which two formidable opponents match wits. Famed English detective Herlock Sholmes is initially called to Paris to investigate the disappearance of a blue diamond. The prime suspect is Arsène Lupin, the legendary gentleman thief and master of disguise, who was introduced in 1905 by French author Maurice Leblanc. Timson keeps the tension high as Lupin eludes and tricks Sholmes and his trusted assistant, Wilson, even causing them to become trapped overnight in an empty house. Timson expertly creates each character, including an array of male and female secondary personalities. He imbues Lupin with a bold, canny demeanor and expresses notes of exasperation amid Sholmes's determined persona. Listeners will stay glued to their headphones throughout the twisty fun. M.J. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2022]
Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2020
DD ISBN 9781781982808 $21.50
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