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The Forgotten Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Based on the Original Radio Plays by Anthony Boucher and Denis Green Paperback – September 28, 2005
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Those familiar with the classic 1940s Rathbone-Bruce radio series won't find a lot to like in this superfluous collection of adaptations by Jeffers (The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions, which teamed Sherlock Holmes with Teddy Roosevelt). Even without reading the scripts that Jeffers worked from, Sherlockians can readily see where he has padded the short radio plays, as in the first tale, "In Flanders Fields," which lifts passages from "His Last Bow" and other canonical adventures. He later repeatedly resorts to catalogues, such as a list of "memorable dogs encountered in Holmes's cases" (which, incidentally, doesn't rank the Hound of the Baskervilles in its top three). A better pasticheur, like a Denis Smith or a Barrie Roberts, would have taken the opportunity to flesh out the personalities of the beloved Baker Street duo, either via added scenes or insightful observations from Watson as narrator.
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