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In one of London's most elegant shops, a decorative doll in green velvet adopts some rather human, and sinister, traits. . . . A country gentleman is questioned about a murder that has yet to be committed. . . . While summoning spirits, a medium is drawn closer to the world of the dead than she ever imagined possible. . . . In a small country church, a dying man's last word, sanctuary, becomes both an elegy and a clue to a crime. Only the Queen of Mystery could have conceived such delicious treats for suspense lovers. Only the inimitable Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple could solve them with such chilling perfection.Show more
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is an unusually complex novel. The reader is left guessing as to the true nature of the evil Mr Hyde, and what his hold over the benevolent Dr Jekyll may be, until almost the end. Then the truth is revealed in retrospect, by letter, and a number of baffling events are finally explained. Acting as a backcloth to the character's confusion and despair are the foggy, sinister streets of Victorian London.Show more
Fast paced and nightmarishly vivid, this greatest of Gothic tales propels the reader into the heart of darkness from its opening pages. Stoker increases the tension and mystery of his masterpiece by setting it in the form of different journal entries and letters by various characters. Only gradually does the full horrifying picture emerge: Dracula, far from being merely an eccentric foreigner, is a threat to all mankind. But this is not discovered until it is too late for some. Storms and wolves, shipwrecks and gypsies, haunted castles and graveyards: the horrors pile up until the final moment of triumph seconds before sunset.Show more
Großalarm bei der Londoner Polizei: Innerhalb kürzester Zeit werden drei junge Frauen ermordet. Jedes Mal hinterlässt der Täter einen Strauß gelber Narzissen am Tatort. Oberinspektor Whiteside übernimmt die Ermittlungen. Handelt es sich um einen wahnsinnigen Einzeltäter? Oder gibt es tatsächlich eine Verbindung zur Drogenszene, wie Jack Tarling, smarter Sicherheitsexperte einer internationalen Fluggesellschaft, glaubt? Als sich schließlich ein Verdächtiger findet, kann dieser jedoch auf eindrucksvolle Weise den Verdacht widerlegen: Er wird selbst ermordet ...Show more
The story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss scientist, starts and ends in the frozen wastes of the Arctic. There, he tells Robert Walton, his English rescuer, about his obsessive quest to create life and its disastrous results. He has attempted to make a superhuman and succeeded in producing a terrible monster instead. The being is physically repulsive and Frankenstein, terrified by what he has done, abandons him. Neglected and uncared for, the creature turns to evil. Many of the other characters, from the angelic Elizabeth to the faithful friend Henry Clerval, innocently face their violent dooms because of Frankenstein's quarrel with his creature.Show more
Horror legend Christopher Lee reads the disturbing Victorian ghost stories of writer M.R. James. A century ago, it was James's habit to read one aloud by candlelight every Christmas Eve to a select group of students in his study at King's College, Cambridge. In this collection Lee tells the chilling tales 'The Stalls of Barchester', 'The Ash Tree', 'Number 13' and 'A Warning to the Curious'.Show more
Set in Medieval times, Victor Hugo's first great novel The Hunchback Of Notre Dame is the classic story of Quasimodo the deformed bell ringer and his hopeless devotion to the beautiful gypsy girl Esmerelda. Set against the Gothic back drop of the Cathedral of Notre Dame the tragedy of human folly slowly unfolds. Christopher Lee givesShow more
**Neil Gaiman was the WINNER of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Drama** Beneath the streets of London there is another London. A subterranean labyrinth of sewers and abandoned tube stations. A somewhere that is Neverwhere... An act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into the strange world of London Below. There he meets the Earl of Earl's Court, faces a life-threatening ordeal at the hands of the Black Friars, comes face to face with the Great Beast of London, and encounters an Angel. Called Islington. Accompanied by the mysterious Door and her companions, the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard Hunter, Richard embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to discover who ordered them to murder her family - all the while trying to get back to his old life in London Above. Adapted for radio by the award-winning Dirk Maggs, this captivating dramatisation features a stellar cast including David Harewood, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Anthony Head and David Schofield. Contains over 25 minutes of additional unbroadcast material, including extended scenes, bloopers and outtakes.Show more
A classic Agatha Christie short story, available individually for the first time on digital audio, performed by Christopher Lee. Broken down in the middle of nowhere Mortimer Cleveland, a psychic researcher, seeks shelter in an isolated home. From the moment he steps foot into the house he is struck by a sense of tension. Finding 'SOS' scratched into the dust of a table he wonders who wrote it and is compelled to answer the call for help...Show more
Read by the inimitable Christopher Lee, this audiobook contains four short stories from the great detective's case book.Four demanding, even life-threatening, adventures for the much-loved amateur detective, who, with the faithful Watson by his side, has earned his place in our national life and social history.This collection of short stories, taken from The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, sees Baker Street's most famous resident investigating a mysterious maritime murder, a tragic crime of passion, a surprising elopement and the unexpected windfall promised to a reclusive collector.Contains:The Adventure of the Lion's ManeThe Adventure of the Three GarridebsThe Problem of Thor BridgeThe Adventure of the Retired ColourmanShow more
Read by the inimitable Christopher Lee are four tales from the great detective's case book, including bones that won't stay buried and an exotic South American vampire.In these four tales from his case book, we find the great detective summoned to investigate mysterious bones which just won't stay buried, deducing why a hitherto devoted lion should have turned savagely on its keeper, and even on the trail of an exotic South American vampire. But when the merciless Baron Gruner sends hired assassins to intercept him outside the Cafe Royale, it looks as though the Illustrious Client may prove to be Holmes' last client...Contains:The Adventure of the Sussex VampireThe Adventure of Shoscombe Old PlaceThe Adventure of the Illustrious ClientThe Adventure of the Veiled LodgerShow more
A rich American is murdered under mysterious circumstances in a manor house in Sussex, England. Sherlock Holmes, accompanied by Dr. Watson, is invited to help the investigation. Though Holmes solves the mystery at hand, his attention and indeed the mystery itself shifts to the coalfields of North America. The heart of the matter is corruption - the date is 1875. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle puts his finger, with uncanny accuracy, on civil corruption which so blighted North America in that century. *Extended track length will prohibit the ability to burn to a standard CD*Show more
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