There were 56 original stories written by Conan Doyle and published in The Strand magazine between 1891 and 1929. The stories are divided among five series. This is from the third series, “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”.
In this story Holmes is hired by the débutante Lady Eva Blackwell to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmailer: Milverton, who causes Holmes more revulsion than any of the 50-odd murderers in his career. Milverton is “the king of blackmailers” and he makes his living out of blackmail.
While you’re listening you can read background information about Conan Doyle and the story, play word search games based on the story, etc.
DURATION: About a 45 minute performance.