William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Chronologically, the earliest of the beloved Sherlock Holmes stories – and the first time he uses those now-famous powers of deduction. Sherlock Holmes visits his friend Victor out in the Norfolk countryside. There, he meets his friend’s wealthy father, Mr Trevor – and soon finds out that the old man has plenty to hide…Murder, embezzlement and violence at sea come together into a classic tale of double-crossing and subterfuge. Acclaimed actor Robert Hardy, known to many for playing Cornelius Fudge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is the reader who brings it all to vivid, thrilling life.