Merry Christmas, Sherlock Holmes style

Illustration by Sidney Paget, 1892. Wikimedia Commons.

Happy Holidays! As a mystery lover, Christmas reminds me of one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.” The mystery starts with a dropped hat and a Christmas goose left behind.

The following recording is from the Sherlock Holmes audio archive of stories, many of them (including this one) narrated by none other than Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Holmes and Watson. My favorite team! The recording includes the classic touches of dramatic organ interludes and even a couple of commercials. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Let the adventure begin!



From a different adventure...Basil Rathbone (Holmes) and Nigel Bruce (Watson), Universal Pictures, 1943. Wikimedia Commons.
From a different adventure…Basil Rathbone (Holmes) and Nigel Bruce (Watson), Universal Pictures, 1943. Wikimedia Commons.

To listen to other stories in the archive (more than 125 of them!), click here.

May your Christmas be filled with fun and mystery!

Until next time,


P.S. – Book 1 of the Concordia Wells Mysteries, Dangerous and Unseemly, is on sale! You can now get the ebook version for only 99 cents. (Psst…it makes a great gift for the mystery lover in your life). The discount is available through Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, and is good until January 6th.

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4 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, Sherlock Holmes style”

  1. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    What a lovely idea for Christmas! Thanks, Kathy! All the best to you and those you love!

  2. PatriciaPatricia

    My husband is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic. I think he has every single Basil Rathbone VHS tape that exists.

    Have a very happy Christmas, Miss Kathy! Here’s to an awesome 2017 filled with lots o intrigue.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


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