I first read A Study in Scarlet
as a teenager. I was a fervent mystery fan and read all the “classic” mystery writers with enjoyment. But Arthur Conan Doyle was a craftsman and a superb storyteller. His tales of Holmes and Watson absorbed me, fired my imagination, and gave me hours of entertainment.
This time around I opted for the Naxos audiobook version. I’d forgotten how dramatic and fantastic the story was – a tale of revenge and evil Mormons! But the magic was still there, greatly enhanced by David Timson’s reading, which I really can’t recommend highly enough.