Max Carrados, a fictional detective series, was first introduced to the literary world by Ernest Bramah in 1914. In the Edwardian era, Carrados’ stories often outsold Sherlock Holmes, with the blind detective sharing top billing with his fictional rival.
George Orwell wrote that together with those of Conan Doyle, they were “the only detective stories since Poe that are worth rereading”.
Recorded by national treasure Stephen Fry, ‘The Coin of Dionysius’ and ‘The Game Played in the Dark’ are two short stories from the collection.
In ‘The Coin of Dionysius’ we first meet the suave sleuth Max Carrados, as he is called on by old friend Louis Carlyle to help determine whether an old coin is real or a clever fake.
In ‘The Game Played in the Dark’, Max Carrados is contacted by the British Museum about a horde of stolen ancient coins. On the lookout for the coins, he is intrigued by the approach of an Italian lady who takes him from the safety of his study to a meeting with some recognisable former adversaries….
Two cleverly constructed mysteries from the turn of the century. And well narrated by Stephen Fry.
These 2 stories were a Member Gift from Audible UK.