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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

Strangers on a Train
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 60 %
Serpents in Eden (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 20/276 pages
With Child
Laurie R. King
Progress: 1 %
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
G.J. Meyer
Progress: 52 %

A Study In Scarlet

Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection -  Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

I decided to listen to this audiobook narration, since I'd been hearing such fabulous things about it from BrokenTune!


I started with A Study In Scarlet, which is neither my favorite nor my least favorite of the Holmes canon. I ultimately ended up enjoying it more than usual, largely because of the narration. Fry's Holmes & Watson are both extraordinarily well-done. I'm not entirely sure about his rendering of Lucy Ferrier, a young American girl, but it was adequate.


After finishing A Study In Scarlet, I decided to skip The Sign of the Four and go straight into The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, beginning with A Scandal in Bohemia. I plan to loop back and pick up The Sign of the Four at some point later, probably after I finish Adventures. While I'm not usually a short story fan, I actually think that I prefer to Holmes short stories to the full length treatments, with the exception of The Hound of the Baskervilles.


I'm going to use A Study in Scarlet to fill Amateur Sleuth, because it would piss off Holmes mightily if he knew. And this amuses me.