Scotland Yard is puzzled. A young countess has gone missing, and Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective, is summoned. Accompanied by the redoubtable Watson, Holmes must juggle the clues. What does he see? Why does he instruct Watson to bring his wife to the circus three days later? And why does Watson keep sneezing? An original Holmes adventure, it is one of Holmes’ more whimsical cases.
Written by actor, writer, and director Jon Koons in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle, performed by the author, and enhanced with sound effects and music, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Missing Countess has been published in the anthology The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches, and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes, as well as in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine.
Bonus Tracks: Noted fictional newsman Walter Cockeyed (Joe Bev) fills in for Joe Bevilacqua to present an interview with Jon Koons, the actor-writer-director behind the new stage play Cockeyed Radio: Sherlock Holmes’ Misadventures with Abbott & Costello, sponsored by Brooklyn Seltzer Boys and Thayers Natural Remedies. Also heard is The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer, the first installment of Joe Bev’s ten-part audio parody series, the Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist, but his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. In 1971 his father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story, Willoughby and the Professor, acting all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Bevilacqua’s personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980 Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.
- Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
- Genre: Fiction/Humor
- ISBN-13: 978-1-4815-1763-8