The House Of Silk

Some hundred years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, a manuscript has been discovered in the vaults of Cox and Co in Charing Cross.

It recounts the events of a 'missing' Sherlock Holmes case, a case written up by Dr Watson for the sake of completing the Holmes canon but considered by him to be too shocking to be published in his lifetime.

Only now can the full story be told...

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0120111107

Some hundred years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, a manuscript has been discovered in the vaults of Cox and Co in Charing Cross.

It recounts the events of a 'missing' Sherlock Holmes case, a case written up by Dr Watson for the sake of completing the Holmes canon but considered by him to be too shocking to be published in his lifetime.

Only now can the full story be told...

0220111108

Sherlock Holmes has been consulted by London art dealer Edmund Carstairs.

A notorious Boston gang has inadvertently destroyed four valuable paintings during the course of a train robbery.

Carstairs persuaded a wealthy American benefactor to fund a reward for the capture of the Flat Cap Gang, but during the manhunt, one of the leaders of the gang was killed.

Now Carstairs is being watched by a man in a flat cap and he fears that the gangster's twin has followed him to London to exact revenge.

0320111109

The man who has been terrorising Edmund Carstairs has been found dead in a hotel room, but who, Sherlock Holmes wonders, killed him and why? And did the young boy Ross, who is one of the Baker Street Irregulars, and who was watching the hotel on the night of the murder, see more than he is letting on?

0420111110

One of Sherlock Holmes' young informants has gone missing.

Concerned for his safety the detective has visited Chorley Grange School for Boys, the institution from which Ross ran away earlier in the year.

Though the headmaster has no idea where his young charge has run to, one of Ross's friends recalls that he had a sister who worked at a public house called The Bag of Nails.

0520111111

Holmes and Watson are on the trail of the mysteriously named House of Silk.

Unable to find any information about what it is or where it can be found, Holmes reluctantly turns to the only person he knows who is possibly even better informed and better connected than he himself, his brother Mycroft.

0620111114

Acting on a tip off, Sherlock Holmes has gone to an opium den in Limehouse. Whilst Watson is waiting in a public house nearby, he hears a gunshot and rushes outside to find Sally Dixon lying dead in the street. Lying unconscious beside her, with a gun in his hand, is none other than the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall.

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Sally Dixon has been shot. Lying unconscious beside her with a gun is Sherlock Holmes.

Acting on a tip off, Sherlock Holmes has gone to an opium den in Limehouse.

Whilst Watson is waiting in a public house nearby, he hears a gunshot and rushes outside to find Sally Dixon lying dead in the street.

Lying unconscious beside her, with a gun in his hand, is none other than the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

0720111115

Sherlock Holmes has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the very girl who was most likely to be able to provide an answer to the conundrum of the House of Silk.

Whilst Watson sits at Baker Street wondering what to do, he is surprised to receive a visit from Catherine Carstairs, the wife of the art dealer who set this whole investigation in motion. And he tries to find a link between the death of the girl in Limehouse, the death of the man in the flat cap in a Bermondsey Hotel and the destruction of four valuable paintings by a notorious Boston Gang.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall.

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

To Watson's horror, Sherlock Holmes has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sherlock Holmes has been arrested on suspicion of murdering the very girl who was most likely to be able to provide an answer to the conundrum of the House of Silk.

Whilst Watson sits at Baker Street wondering what to do, he is surprised to receive a visit from Catherine Carstairs, the wife of the art dealer who set this whole investigation in motion.

And he tries to find a link between the death of the girl in Limehouse, the death of the man in the flat cap in a Bermondsey Hotel and the destruction of four valuable paintings by a notorious Boston Gang.

0820111116

Dr Watson has been abducted from the street and taken to an unknown address where a man who refused to identify himself warned him that Holmes' life is in grave danger; that the people who wish to keep the House of Silk a secret won't let his case come to court, and that the order has already been given that he must not leave prison alive.

Armed with the key to his friend's cell, Watson makes an appointment to visit the famous detective in the House of Correction.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall.

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Watson is warned that Holmes's life is in danger and is given the key to his prison cell.

Dr Watson has been abducted from the street and taken to an unknown address where a man who refused to identify himself warned him that Holmes' life is in grave danger; that the people who wish to keep the House of Silk a secret won't let his case come to court, and that the order has already been given that he must not leave prison alive.

Armed with the key to his friend's cell, Watson makes an appointment to visit the famous detective in the House of Correction.

0920111117

The headmaster of Chorley Grange School for Boys has given Watson a flyer that was hidden in a book which belonged to the dead boy, Ross. The advertisement is for Dr Silkins' House of Wonders. Convinced he has finally found the House of Silk, Watson gives it to Holmes who has newly escaped from jail, and the two make their way to Jackdaw Lane.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall.

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Dr Watson takes Holmes to Dr Silkin's House of Wonders in Jackdaw Lane.

The headmaster of Chorley Grange School for Boys has given Watson a flyer that was hidden in a book which belonged to the dead boy, Ross.

The advertisement is for Dr Silkins' House of Wonders.

Convinced he has finally found the House of Silk, Watson gives it to Holmes who has newly escaped from jail, and the two make their way to Jackdaw Lane.

10 LAST20111118

Sherlock Holmes has exposed the dreadful secret of the House of Silk. But still it isn't clear what links the house of ill repute to the destruction of the paintings by the Flat Cap Gang in Boston and the murder of the man in the flat cap at the hotel in Bermondsey. And so he returns to where the case began, at the home of the art dealer, Edmund Carstairs, in Wimbledon.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall.

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Having exposed the House of Silk Holmes returns to Wimbledon, where the case began.

Sherlock Holmes has exposed the dreadful secret of the House of Silk.

But still it isn't clear what links the house of ill repute to the destruction of the paintings by the Flat Cap Gang in Boston and the murder of the man in the flat cap at the hotel in Bermondsey.

And so he returns to where the case began, at the home of the art dealer, Edmund Carstairs, in Wimbledon.

0120111107

Derek Jacobi reads the new, page turning Sherlock Holmes mystery by best selling author Anthony Horowitz. It is the first such project to be endorsed by the Conan Doyle Estate.

Some hundred years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, a manuscript has been discovered in the vaults of Cox and Co in Charing Cross. It recounts the events of a 'missing' Sherlock Holmes case, a case written up by Dr Watson for the sake of completing the Holmes canon but considered by him to be too shocking to be published in his lifetime. Only now can the full story be told...

Abridged by Jane Marshall

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.

Some hundred years after the death of Sherlock Holmes, a manuscript is discovered.

0220111108

Sherlock Holmes has been consulted by London art dealer Edmund Carstairs.

A notorious Boston gang has inadvertently destroyed four valuable paintings during the course of a train robbery. Carstairs persuaded a wealthy American benefactor to fund a reward for the capture of the Flat Cap Gang, but during the manhunt, one of the leaders of the gang was killed. Now Carstairs is being watched by a man in a flat cap and he fears that the gangster's twin has followed him to London to exact revenge.

Read by Derek Jacobi and abridged by Jane Marshall.

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Holmes has been consulted by an art dealer who fears a Boston gangleader is watching him.

0320111109

The man who has been terrorising Edmund Carstairs has been found dead in a hotel room, but who, Sherlock Holmes wonders, killed him and why? And did the young boy Ross, who is one of the Baker Street Irregulars, and who was watching the hotel on the night of the murder, see more than he is letting on?

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

The man who has been terrorising Edmund Carstairs has been found dead in a hotel room.

0420111110

One of Sherlock Holmes' young informants has gone missing. Concerned for his safety the detective has visited Chorley Grange School for Boys, the institution from which Ross ran away earlier in the year. Though the headmaster has no idea where his young charge has run to, one of Ross's friends recalls that he had a sister who worked at a public house called The Bag of Nails.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

One of Sherlock Holmes' young informants is missing and he is concerned for his safety.

0520111111

Holmes and Watson are on the trail of the mysteriously named House of Silk. Unable to find any information about what it is or where it can be found, Holmes reluctantly turns to the only person he knows who is possibly even better informed and better connected than he himself, his brother Mycroft.

Read by Derek Jacobi. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Producer: Jane Marshall

A Jane Marshall production for BBC Radio 4.

Unable to find any trace of the House of Silk, Holmes reluctantly consults his brother.