A Sherlock Holmes Detective Mystery…
—Tales From The Vault, Episode 13—
Summary / Synopsis
A pawnbroker, the red-headed Jabez Wilson, approaches Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with a mystery to be solved. He recounts his tale of having been recruited by an obscure organisation called “The Red-Headed League” and employed by them on account of his fiery red hair. However, he is much dismayed when the league, along with his employment, suddenly disappears. Having listened to the facts, Sherlock Holmes is convinced that a much more sinister plot is at play than might at first sight appear.
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It was a great pleasure to read this classic Holmes mystery. Of all the many portrayals of Holmes and Watson, my personal favourite is the combination of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Let me know what you thought in the comments, Happy Listening 🙂
Produced and narrated by David Sweeney-Bear (c)2021
MUSIC: Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
1 omne ignotum pro magnifico est – (Latin) “everything unknown is taken as grand” – we exaggerate the importance or difficulty of the unknown
2 coster – short for costermonger – A person who sells goods, especially fruit and vegetables, from a handcart in the street.