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The Monographs

Summary

Have you ever wanted to truly know what goes on inside the head of Sherlock Holmes? Have you wanted to be able to read people and their expressions like books? Have you ever wanted to read a room and all the tells and clues that it provides? Then this is the book for you.  The Monographs is a complete and comprehensive manual that will impart the lessons on everything you need to know to become a Deductionist in today's world. Contained within, you will learn how to think and approach problem-solving like the famed detective, spot liars in person and through their handwriting, deduce clues, personality traits, and the personal details of people through their phones, watches, and clothes. Figure out where people live from the shoes that they wear, deduce what they do for a living, how to build a memory palace as intricate and perfect as the one that is written about, histories, theory, application, how to train, practice, and develop your skills. All this and much, much more.  After you listen to this book, not only will you see the world, but you will truly observe what goes on inside it as well. Your name will still be your own, but you can make it your business to know what other people do not know.

©2015 Ben Cardall (P)2021 MX Publishing

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Horsemen

Summary

One draining murder investigation after another has left DS Jason Smith on the brink of losing his sanity, and he needs a break. A string of armed robberies at the McDonald's in the city of York are getting in the way. Smith's DI makes him a deal; if he can get to the bottom of it, he can have two weeks off. Smith figures out who the brains behind the robberies is - the young wife of Jimmy Phoenix, the owner of all the McDonald's franchises in the city.

Smith sets off for the peaceful Yorkshire village of Scarpdale for two weeks of country air, slow walks by the lakes, and no mobile phone reception. He wakes up on his first morning to find three policemen outside his room. A young woman has been found dead next to one of the lakes. Smith was seen talking to the woman the night before. The woman is Sophie Phoenix, the youngest daughter of Jimmy Phoenix. Ill-equipped to deal with such a serious crime, the local police, headed by the bungling Sergeant Wilkie, make no headway, and Smith is begged by Jimmy Phoenix to find out what happened to his daughter. Against his better judgment, Smith agrees and starts to ask questions, but the locals are not giving anything away.

When Sophie’s boyfriend, Lewis Van Camp, is found dead an hour before her funeral, Smith is baffled. Lewis was his odds-on favorite for Sophie’s murder. Smith quickly realizes that these rival horse breeders, the Van Camps and the Phoenixs, are involved somehow. Everybody he speaks to talks of something that happened in New York the previous summer - something sinister involving these horsemen - but nobody seems to know exactly what went on.

Smith knows the only way to put the pieces together is to go to New York and find out for himself what happened that was so terrible that young people had to die because of it. Accompanied against his will by Sophie’s elder sister, Charlotte, Smith soon sees that the opulent world of these horsemen is much more sinister than he could ever imagine. The secret centers on the sworn enemy of the man who pleaded with Smith to help him in the first place.

Smith returns to Scarpdale armed with the information he needs to apprehend the most unlikely killer he has ever come across.

©2018 Stewart Giles (P)2018 Stewart Giles

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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Selene

Summary

When a man is found tucked up in bed with his throat sliced open two days after Christmas, DS Jason Smith and his team are baffled. It appears he has been drugged, killed, and carefully wrapped up in a duvet. The only evidence Smith finds are some strands of hair belonging to a woman. One month later, another man is killed in exactly the same manner but there appears to be no link whatsoever to the two men apart from the fact that they were both single, lonely, and middle-aged. In the midst of the worst winter in years, Smith and his team quickly run out of ideas and tensions between the detectives rise. Frustration leads to conflicts both at work and in their personal lives. The only clue the team has is the murders were carried out under the glow of the full moon. Just when Smith feels like he has reached the end of his tether and his own sanity is declining, help comes from an unexpected source; a man who knew this woman when she was a young girl in the mountains of Northern Romania. He sheds light on the reasons these men had to die. Smith finds out who this woman used to be but who she is now is still a mystery. Haunted by lucid dreams and terrifying double awakenings, Smith stumbles upon something that will send him on a hunt for the most baffling murderer the people of York has even seen. With time quickly running out before the next full moon and the safety of one of his closest colleagues entering the equation, Smith finally closes in on the most terrifying murderer he has ever come across.

©2017 Stewart Giles (P)2017 Stewart Giles

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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The Sixth Victim & Other Plays

Summary

A collection of new one-act plays, on such subjects as the fate of Jack the Ripper, just why Claudius killed Hamlet's father, the motives of an obsessive-compulsive killer with a computer fixation, a brother and sister at their father's funeral, and a 45-year marriage starting to come apart as the husband begins to forget his life. Written by the author of Coming Out, these five plays are a wonderful addition to any night of one-acts. This audiobook edition employs multiple readers for a more stage-like experience.

©2015 J.T. McDaniel (P)2016 Riverdale Books

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
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Sherlock Holmes Through the Microscope

Summary

The life and career of Mr. Sherlock Holmes has inspired the interest of many of the brightest intellects in the world. They have expended great efforts to penetrate beyond the glimpses afforded us in the 60 published adventures - to detect the real underlying character of "the best and the wisest man" Dr. Watson has ever known (The Final Problem by A. C. Doyle). To the hundreds of past and present day Sherlockians, Holmesians, Doyeleans, we owe a great deal of gratitude for helping to shred the veil which has been created to obfuscate the real character of our remarkable hero: from the sainted Christopher Morley and Vincent Starrett, the renowned commentators Ronald A. Knox, William S. Baring-Gould, Edgar W. Smith, Sydney C. Roberts, Michael Harrison, Michael Hardwick, and many others too numerous to mention. 

Commentators have included bookmen, journalists and essayists, physicians, psychiatrists and pathologists, chemists, monsignors and vicars, barristers and solicitors, and automobile executives. All have brought their intelligence, unique perspectives, and, most of all, a very desperate need for knowledge to this quest, their labor of love. With great humility but stout heart, I feel highly motivated, even obligated, to attempt to add my voice to this ongoing effort. As a microbiologist, I hope to bring a different perspective to these studies. I am used to dealing with very minute objects that produce consequences much greater than their size would indicate. Is not this obsession with minutiae the perfect training and background for one who feels the need to participate in Sherlockian studies? I do hope that this makes me somewhat qualified to join in this important area of scholarly research.

©2018 Carl Heifetz (P)2018 MX Publishing

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Author: Carl Heifetz
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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We'll All Die in the Morning

Summary

Soon, an entire British army will climb out of their trenches to attack the German lines, only a few deadly yards away. For Lieutenant Oliver Black, this will be his third attack. He's wondering if his luck will hold. Only five of the original 30 platoon members are still with him. The rest have been killed, or so badly wounded they'll never return to the line. The replacements are green, mostly untried. One of them manages to get himself shot in the head only hours before the attack. Black has his doubts, and his sense of honor and duty to king and country. Don't miss this compelling new story from the author of Bacalao and With Honour in Battle.

©2018 J.T. McDaniel (P)2018 C.E.B. Pubs

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 38 mins
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Smith

Summary

The sleepy historical city of York is about to wake up. It is Christmas Day in York. A woman is found dead in her bed. A suicide note is found on her chest. It reads "I am so sorry Martin". Hours later, the police are called to a house a few miles away. A mother and her daughter have been brutally attacked; the mother is dead and the daughter is barely alive. The father is found shaking uncontrollably in the corner of the room. He is covered in blood but he is unharmed. His name is Martin Willow. Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. After reaching dead end after dead end, Smith starts to put the pieces together and figures out that Martin Willow is innocent and the killer is still out there. The little girl who was attacked on Christmas Day wakes from her coma and gives Smith a clue about the attacker; a piece of a song she heard directly before the attack. Smith then finds himself in a race against time to find this maniac before he kills again.

©2016 Stewart Giles (P)2016 Stewart Giles

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
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Shakespearean Performance: A Beginner's Guide

Summary

Never done Shakespeare before? Wondering what's in store? This brief guide gives an overview of acting in Shakespeare's plays. It covers traditions, the use, or non-use, of accents, hints on characterization, learning to speak in iambic pentameter, and so forth. This audiobook includes a bonus chapter of Shakespearean content not found in the e-book.

©2015 J.T. McDaniel (P)2016 J.T. McDaniel

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
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Sherlock Holmes

Summary

Remarkable Power of Stimulus is the sequel to These Scattered Houses. Sherlock Holmes returns to London after three years away. Traveling from New York to Liverpool he faces death-defying challenges. He finds his city in the grip of a mass murderer and No. 221B Baker Street under siege. He reforms his partnership with Dr. John H. Watson in "The Adventure of the Empty House". Miss Rachel Marcello and other characters from These Scattered Houses, a new young Inspector Chandra Das, the Baker Street Irregulars, and the usual London crew, plus a few surprises, have their parts to play. We discover what Watson did during Holmes time away and how it made him even more the partner of Sherlock Holmes. Their solving of the heinous crimes involves these two gentlemen hurtling through the city, on both sides of the Thames, and to Oxford, in a dangerous chain of events better left unsaid.

©2020 Gretchen Altabef (P)2020 MX Publishing

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
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Sherlock Holmes: These Scattered Houses

Summary

A client forsworn, a threatened town, and a Goliath of unimaginable proportions. Sherlock Holmes has survived a three-year vendetta against him by Moriarty’s remaining henchmen. Wounded and bleeding, with Mycroft’s help, he clandestinely boards an Atlantic steamship. At the close of his great hiatus, Holmes finds sanctuary at Vassar Women’s College. This radical challenge entangles him in the web of a nefarious mystery. Its unraveling involves New York’s most revolutionary residents: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.  To pluck his client from danger, he drafts the 20-year-old Harry Houdini in outrageous sleight of hand. Four villains embroil the plot. The lives of everyday citizens inexorably rise to heroism. And it all begins when a 12-year-old girl matches wits with Sherlock Holmes on Market Street.  This is a daring adventure in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As Professor Sigerson, the pansophic gentleman of justice, Holmes is confronted by the evil that lurks within the smiling and beautiful countryside.

©2019 Gretchen Altabef (P)2019 MX Publishing

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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Medical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Dr. Verner

Summary

The Sherlockian Canon, as prolific as it is, contains few accounts in which Mr. Holmes and his medical colleagues Doctors Watson and Verner solve cases involving frightening medical conditions. It strikes me that many more such cases were successfully solved by Mr. Holmes and his associates. It is unlikely that Doctors Watson and Verner would allow such mysteries remain unsolved.  However, the likelihood of public fear nod panic has resulted in the stories being kept secret. Thanks to the current Verner family, we have now been permitted to listen to Dr. Watson's narrative concerning these adventures.

©2018 Carl Heifetz (P)2020 MX Publishing

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Author: Carl Heifetz
Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
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Boomerang

Summary

A man is killing people in York. Initially the murders appear to be the random acts of a maniac. Detective Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the murders are all connected to him in one way or another. All of the killings correspond to events in Smith's life and the murderer leaves dates at the crime scene which tie up to important dates in Smith's history. When one of the dates is a time before Smith was even born, he realizes he must look deep into the past to find a way to stop the worst spate of murders in York's long history.

©2014 Stewart Giles (P)2016 Stewart Giles

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Unworthy

Summary

The unworthy must pay.

DS Jason Smith is dragged away from paternity leave when a woman is killed with her baby in the next room. When more women with children are brutally murdered, Smith discovers they all have something in common - they all share a secret. 

When he finds out the mother of his own child is on this list of "Unworthy" women, he finds himself in a race against time to stop the killer before his whole world comes crashing down around him.

©2017 Stewart Giles (P)2018 Stewart Giles

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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Ladybird

Summary

Detective Sergeant Jason Smith is days away from the end of his sick leave after a case that almost cost him his life when he gets a call from an old friend. His friend has been arrested for the murder of a student. He wants Smith to investigate the murder and prove his innocence. Smith is persuaded return to work. The student was killed with a bread knife. Ladybirds were scattered on his dead body. When another man is found dead with ladybirds on his body, Smith enlists the help of an insect doctor, the enigmatic Dr. Karen Wood, to try and understand the significance of the ladybirds. As Smith gets drawn closer to this mysterious woman and more and more men wind up dead with ladybirds on their bodies, Smith quickly realizes that Dr. Wood is not who she seems to be. Smith and his team unearth a terrible secret from 20 years earlier; somebody wants justice and, as more and more men die, Smith realizes he is running out of time to find out who.

©2016 Stewart Giles (P)2016 Stewart Giles

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
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Sherlockian Musings: Thoughts on the Sherlock Holmes Stories

Summary

Is Sherlock Holmes really as rational as he seems? He talks about the importance of reasoning and logic, but why then does he sometimes seem like a “strange Buddha”? On the other hand, why in The Sign of the Four does Watson smash a Buddha? What is going on in The Sign of the Four, that strange tale of Empire? What is going on in all the original 60 stories in “the canon”? In this study of the stories, Sheldon Goldfarb explores questions like these, from the significance of the eggs in “Thor Bridge” to the reason Watson keeps leaving Holmes for an insubstantial wife. What meanings lurk beneath the surface of these detective stories? Why is there an obsession with Napoleon in this story or an article on free trade in this other? Can we find answers to these questions? Perhaps. In any case, in this collection of essays (or musings) on each of the 60 stories, Dr. Goldfarb, an award-nominated mystery writer himself and the holder of a PhD in English literature, light-heartedly tries out a variety of perspectives, allowing listeners to come to their own conclusions about such matters as the nature of the angel in “A Case of Identity” or the reason Holmes abandons his magnifying glass for binoculars in “Silver Blaze”.   Who brings binoculars to a horse race? Indeed.

©2019 Sheldon Goldfarb (P)2020 MX Publishing

Narrator: J.T. McDaniel
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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