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The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger

A tragic story of love and revenge, hiding a long-buried secret, induces pity and sorrow in the great Sherlock Holmes.

A long-buried secret induces pity and sorrow in the Great Detective.

Holmes and Watson learn the truth about the death of a lion tamer many years before, which left his wife horribly mutilated and hidden behind a veil. A tale of abuse and revenge fuelled by the ultimate betrayal of a lover and the physical and emotional scars it has left behind.

Taken from 'The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes' published in 1927 some years after Holmes' death at the hands of Moriarty, this a story from the latter period of Sherlock Holmes mysteries.

Read by James Nickerson.

Producer: Joanne Reardon

Made for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2004.

16 days left to listen

45 minutes


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