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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes - Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession

David Grann

Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power-and often the willful perversity-of the human spirit. Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly. From the Hardcover edition.

Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power-and often the willful perversity-of the human spirit. Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly. From the Hardcover edition.
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Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power-and often the willful perversity-of the human spirit. Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

13h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:03


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:56


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:51


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:37


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:18


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:48


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:46


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:30


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:45


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:04


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:08


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:50


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:05


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:35


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:57


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:36


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:12


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:21


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:39


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:56


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:53


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:15


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:01


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:21


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:25


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:47


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:49


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:14


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:09


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:13


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:28


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:24


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:37


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:44


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:00


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:10


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:34


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

00:26


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:30