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The Rivals, Tales of Sherlock Holmes' Rival Detectives (Dramatisation)

12 BBC radio dramas of mystery and suspense

by Edgar Allan Poe Author · Jacques Futrelle Author


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Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard introduces 12 dramatised stories, featuring detectives whose abilities rival that of the great Sherlock Holmes.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald, these 12 stories are written by masters of the crime and thriller genre, all contemporaries of Arthur Conan Doyle. They include:

The Murders on the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
The Problem of Cell 13 by Jacques Futrelle
Murder By Proxy by Matthias McDonnel Bodkin
Mystery of Redstone Manor by Catherine Lousia Pirkis
The Problem of the Superfluous Finger by Jacques Futrelle
The Clue of the Silver Spoons by Robert Barr
The Intangible Clue by Anna Katherine Green
The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

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Edgar Allan Poe (Author)

Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) was an American short story writer and poet. His stories were influential in both the detective novel and gothic novel genres. Among his most famous stories are The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum an...

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Author :
Jacques Futrelle
Author :
Edgar Allan Poe
Narrator :
Tim Pigott-Smith
Narrator :
James Fleet
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