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The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ rival detectives: 16 BBC Radio full-cast dramas Audiobook

The Rivals: Tales of Sherlock Holmes’ rival detectives: 16 BBC Radio full-cast dramas

The complete collection of all 16 episodes from this gripping BBC Radio crime series Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard was made to look a fool in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Now he gets his own back, introducing sixteen tales of detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes. Starring James Fleet (Series 1, 3 and 4) and Tim Piggott-Smith (Series 2) as Lestrade, with casts featuring Andrew Scott, Paul Rhys, Anton Lesser, Honeysuckle Weeks, Rupert Vansittart, John Sessions, Marcia Warren and Tim McInnerny. Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle. They include: The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin The Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Louisa Pirkis The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr The Intangible Clue by Anna Katharine Green The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah The Kinght's Cross Signal Problem by Ernest Bramah A Snapshot by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin Seven, Seven, Seven - City by Julius Chambers The Moabite Cipher - by R Austin Freeman The Clairvoyants - by Arthur B Reeve The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison The Secret of Dunstan's Tower - Ernest Bramah The Mystery of the Scarlet Thread - Jacques Futrelle Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko (Series 1) and Liz Webb (Series 2, 3, 4) (c) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021 (p) BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2021

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London - The East End Stories Audiobook

London - The East End Stories

London’s East End has over the centuries been a magnet for immigration, innovation, culture, crime and a vast spectrum of other things.It is often seen as both part of and yet very distinct from the vast metropolis of London. Today it has been transformed from the often grimy, derelict and overcrowded area, that many of these stories describe, into a landscape of gentrification, sleek and shiny buildings and a booming economy.But here such noted talents as Arthur Morrison, Henry W. Nevinson, William Pett Ridge and Thomas Burke show The East End as it really was.

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The Case of Mr Foggatt Audiobook

The Case of Mr Foggatt

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry Release Date: January 2020

Arthur Morrison was born on November 1st, 1863, in Poplar, in the East End of London. From the age of 8, after the death of his father, he was brought up, along with two siblings, by his mother, Jane.Morrison spent his youth in the East End. In 1879 he began as an office boy in the Architect's Department of the London School Board and, in his spare time, visited used bookstores in Whitechapel Road. He first published, a humorous poem, in the magazine Cycling in 1880.In 1885 Morrison began writing for The Globe newspaper. In 1886, he switched to the People's Palace, in Mile End and, in 1888, published the Cockney Corner collection, about life in Soho, Whitechapel, Bow Street and other areas of London.By 1889 he was an editor at the Palace Journal, reprinting some earlier sketches, and writing commentaries on books and articles on the life of the London poor.In 1890 he was back at The Globe and published ‘The Shadows Around Us’, a supernatural collection of stories. At this time he also began to develop a keen interest in Japanese Art.In October 1891 his short story A Street appeared in Macmillan's Magazine. The following year he married Elizabeth Thatcher and then befriended publisher and poet William Ernest Henley for whom he wrote stories of working-class life in Henley's National Observer between 1892-94.In 1894 came his first detective story featuring Martin Hewitt, described as "a low-key, realistic, lower-class answer to Sherlock Holmes”.Morrison published A Child of the Jago in 1896 swiftly followed by The Adventures of Martin Hewitt.In 1897 he published seven stories about Horace Dorrington, a deeply corrupt private detective, described as "a cheerfully unrepentant sociopath who is willing to stoop to theft, blackmail, fraud or cold-blooded murder to make a dishonest penny."To London Town, the final part of a trilogy including Tales of Mean Streets and A Child of the Jago was published in 1899. Following on came a wide spectrum of works, including novels, short stories and one act plays.In 1911 he published his authoritative work Japanese Painters, illustrated with art from his own collection.Although he retired from journalistic work in 1913 he continued to write about Art. In his last decades Morrison served as a special constable, and reported on the first Zeppelin raid on London. Tragically in 1921 his son, Guy, who had survived the war, died of malaria.The Royal Society of Literature elected him as a member in 1924 and to its Council in 1935. In 1930 he moved to Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Here he wrote the short story collection Fiddle o' Dreams and More.Arthur Morrison died on December 4th, 1945. In his will he left his collection of paintings, woodcuts, and ceremonial tea porcelain to the British Museum. He also directed that his library be sold and his papers burnt.

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The Case of Laker, Absconded Audiobook

The Case of Laker, Absconded

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Harrison Frontiere Release Date: April 2019

The Case of Laker, Absconded is part of The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt. A junior bank clerk elopes with a fortune-but without his fiance. The police reconstruct the absconder's route, from bank to train station to the Continent. However, Martin Hewitt believes the trail is a little too easy to follow. With the help of the jilted lover, he embarks on a search to discover what really happened to the missing man.

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The Cockney Novelists - A Short Story Volume Audiobook

The Cockney Novelists - A Short Story Volume

Author: Arthur Morrison, Edwin Pugh, Richard Whiteling Narrator: Jake Urry, Richard Mitchley Release Date: January 2019

The Cockney Novelists flourished towards the end of the nineteenth century and spilled over into the next. They included Arthur Morrison, Edwin Pugh, William Pett Ridge and Clarence Rook. Authors being authors they, of course, dealt with their subject matter in different ways. As a group they moved away from treating the London working classes as comedy cameos or social stereotypes. Now they were depicted as layered three dimensional characters. Some were brutal, some were criminal, some were devious but the many were decent hard-working people trying to make ends meet and like all of us - trying to make life more joy than burden.

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The Short Stories of Arthur Morrison Audiobook

The Short Stories of Arthur Morrison

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Jake Urry, Richard Mitchley Release Date: August 2018

Arthur Morrison was born on November 1st, 1863, in Poplar, in the East End of London. From the age of 8, after the death of his father, he was brought up, along with two siblings, by his mother, Jane.Morrison spent his youth in the East End. In 1879 he began as an office boy in the Architect's Department of the London School Board and, in his spare time, visited used bookstores in Whitechapel Road. He first published, a humorous poem, in the magazine Cycling in 1880.In 1885 Morrison began writing for The Globe newspaper. In 1886, he switched to the People's Palace, in Mile End and, in 1888, published the Cockney Corner collection, about life in Soho, Whitechapel, Bow Street and other areas of London. By 1889 he was an editor at the Palace Journal, reprinting some earlier sketches, and writing commentaries on books and articles on the life of the London poor.In 1890 he was back at The Globe and published 'The Shadows Around Us', a supernatural collection of stories. At this time he also began to develop a keen interest in Japanese Art.In October 1891 his short story A Street appeared in Macmillan's Magazine. The following year he married Elizabeth Thatcher and then befriended publisher and poet William Ernest Henley for whom he wrote stories of working-class life in Henley's National Observer between 1892-94. In 1894 came his first detective story featuring Martin Hewitt, described as "a low-key, realistic, lower-class answer to Sherlock Holmes".Morrison published A Child of the Jago in 1896 swiftly followed by The Adventures of Martin Hewitt.In 1897 he published seven stories about Horace Dorrington, a deeply corrupt private detective, described as "a cheerfully unrepentant sociopath who is willing to stoop to theft, blackmail, fraud or cold-blooded murder to make a dishonest penny." To London Town, the final part of a trilogy including Tales of Mean Streets and A Child of the Jago was published in 1899. Following on came a wide spectrum of works, including novels, short stories and one act plays. In 1911 he published his authoritative work Japanese Painters, illustrated with art from his own collection. Although he retired from journalistic work in 1913 he continued to write about Art. In his last decades Morrison served as a special constable, and reported on the first Zeppelin raid on London. Tragically in 1921 his son, Guy, who had survived the war, died of malaria. The Royal Society of Literature elected him as a member in 1924 and to its Council in 1935. In 1930 he moved to Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Here he wrote the short story collection Fiddle o' Dreams and More.Arthur Morrison died on December 4th, 1945. In his will he left his collection of paintings, woodcuts, and ceremonial tea porcelain to the British Museum. He also directed that his library be sold and his papers burnt. This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.

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The Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle & Tyre Co. Ltd Audiobook

The Affair of the Avalanche Bicycle & Tyre Co. Ltd

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Carter Jones Release Date: June 2018

Private detective Horace Dorrington sees no conflict in helping himself while helping his clients. A promising new bicycle company presents him with an opportunity to cash in on his insider knowledge. But it's a dirty business, so Dorrington takes steps to ensure he's not taken for a ride.

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The Affair of the Tortoise Audiobook

The Affair of the Tortoise

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Kate Harrison Release Date: June 2018

After a woman reports seing a murder victim, the body suddenly disappears. Arthur Morrison's fictional characters, Martin Hewitt and Inspector Nettings, work to solve the mystery with just a few pieces of evidence to consider -- a dead tortoise, a voodoo doll, a bloodstained axe, and a note from 'an avenger.'

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Cap'n Jollyfax's Gun Audiobook

Cap'n Jollyfax's Gun

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: September 2017

Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. Cap'n Jollyfax, a retired sea captain, has a brass cannon which he likes to fire on special occasions. New Year, Waterloo day, the anniversary of Nelson's funeral, Trafalgar day, everyone's birthdays, weddings, christenings and every other occasion. His neighbour, the widow Mrs Billing, has a great dislike for the gun. So when Cap'n Jollyfax and Mrs Billing become engaged to be married it is perhaps not suprising that there is a dispute about the future of the gun.... a dispute with hilarious consequences.

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A Skinful of Trouble Audiobook

A Skinful of Trouble

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: August 2017

Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. This collection contains a selection of Morrison's best work, including humorous and horror stories. " A Skinful of Trouble" is the humorous tale of Mr. Dowdall, a gentleman who has invested as shareholder in a circus of dubious repute. All attempts to pursue the circus and recoup his investment are frustrated, but as his letters become more and more threatening, the circus manager writes back announcing that in the lack of funds, he will send property of the circus to the value of the sum demanded. Mr Dowdall is quite satisfied with this resolution of the dispute. Until next afternoon when a large crate is delivered containing a circus tiger, which is duly deposited on the street outside the Dowdall house in London. Dowdall's efforts to rid himself if the tiger are increasingly frantic and comical.

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Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings Audiobook

Stories of Odd Jobs and Strange Callings

Author: Arthur Morrison, H.G. Wells, Various Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: August 2017

A fascinating collection of classic short stories featuring unusual ways of making a living. • The Umbrella-Mender by Beatrice Harraden • The Triumphs of a Taxidermist by H. G. Wells • A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin • A Skinful of Trouble by Arthur Morrison • White Magic by Ella d'Arcy • A Deal in Ostriches by H. G. Wells • His Tale of Bricks by Arthur Morrison • Quality by John Galsworthy • The Coffin Merchant by Richard Middleton • The Brazen Serpent by R. Austin Freeman • The Man who fell in Love with the Cooperative Stores by Stella Benson • A Catastrophe by H. G. Wells • A Lucifo Match by Arthur Morrison • The Conjurer by Richard Middleton • The Secret of the Strong Room by J. S. Fletcher • The Magic Shop by H. G. Wells • White Stockings by Edgar Wallace • Sparkling Biacrene by F. Anstey • The Silver Mask by Hugh Walpole • The Student Lodger by Neil Munro • The Secret of the Barbican by J. S. Fletcher • Mr. Pappas by A. J. Alan • The Child in the Garden by Leonard Merrick

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A Skinful of Trouble Audiobook

A Skinful of Trouble

Author: Arthur Morrison Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: August 2017

Arthur George Morrison (1863-1945) was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End. This collection contains a selection of Morrison's best work, including humorous and horror stories. ' A Skinful of Trouble' is the humorous tale of Mr. Dowdall, a gentleman who has invested as shareholder in a circus of dubious repute. All attempts to pursue the circus and recoup his investment are frustrated, but as his letters become more and more threatening, the circus manager writes back announcing that in the lack of funds, he will send property of the circus to the value of the sum demanded. Mr Dowdall is quite satisfied with this resolution of the dispute. Until next afternoon when a large crate is delivered containing a circus tiger, which is duly deposited on the street outside the Dowdall house in London. Dowdall's efforts to rid himself if the tiger are increasingly frantic and comical.

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