Audio: A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg #LeonardGoldberg @SteveWestActor @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted October 19, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

Audio: A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg #LeonardGoldberg @SteveWestActor @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooksA Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg
Narrator: Steve West
Series: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries #2
Published by MacMillan on June 12, 2018
Genres: Mystery, Historical Fiction
Length: 8 hours, 40 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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The following case has not previously been disclosed to the public due to the sensitive information on foreign affairs. All those involved were previously bound by the Official Secrets Act. With the passage of time and the onset of the Great War, these impediments have been removed and the story can now be safely told.

When an executed original of a secret treaty between England and France, known as the French Treaty, is stolen from the country estate of Lord Halifax, Scotland Yard asks Joanna, Dr. John Watson, Jr., and Dr. John Watson, Sr. to use their keen detective skills to participate in the hunt for the missing treaty. As the government becomes more restless to find the missing document and traditional investigative means fail to turn up the culprit, Joanna is forced to devise a clever plan to trap the thief and recover the missing treaty.

Told from the point of view of Dr. John Watson, Jr. in a style similar to the original Sherlock Holmes stories, A Study in Treason is based partly on facts in our world and partly on the facts left to us by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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I was happy to continue with  The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries series.  I love Sherlock Holmes style mysteries, and the setting in England. Even if I didn’t, this is narrated by STEVE WEST.

In A Study in Treason, Joanna has married the younger Dr. John Watson, son of the original Watson.  She has been working with her father-in-law after his health issues.  He is asked to solve a tricky international case but refuses to take it on without his son and daughter-in-law. It did seem strange how the men deferred to her so frequently but overall it was a fascinating and fun read.

Now to I have to wait impatiently for The Disappearance of Alistair Ainsworth to be available at the library. That way I can get my Sherlock and Steve West fix.


I love everything STEVE WEST!!!!!!  He’s just my favorite.   I enjoyed listening to this story at my usual 1.5x speed.  I appreciate his work with both male and female voices and he handles the English characters so well.  Definitely, his narration enhanced my enjoyment.

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About Steve West

A London native, Steve began his career by winning the Stage & Television Today acting scholarship at the age of 17 (after ironically believing that he had bombed the audition!). What followed took him through one of London’s top drama conservatories, onto the West End stage in ABBA’s musical phenomenon Mamma Mia! and then to working opposite the likes of Chucky the killer doll and Don Draper in TV’s Mad Men.

Having moved to the States in 2009 he earned a place as a highly respected and award winning voice over artist working across commercials, films, documentary, audiobooks and video games. He starred as Galahad in Sony’s epic motion capture release The Order 1886 which took over 2 years to film and employed the most up-to-date filming and audio techniques in the field.

Versatile in a multitude of ways from acting to singing to dancing to dying 100’s of different ways in a sound booth he continues to enjoy work both on stage, screen and behind a mic. Check out his latest news on the home page, join the conversation on Facebook and twitter and even head back to the 1800s and ‘be’ Steve/Galahad on the PS4!

About Leonard Goldberg

Leonard Goldberg is an American physicist, professor of medicine, and the author of the Joanna Blalock series of medical thrillers.

His novels have been translated into a dozen languages and sold more than a million copies worldwide. Leonard Goldberg is himself a consulting physician affiliated with the UCLA Medical Center, where he holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine. A sought-after expert witness in medical malpractice trials, he is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and rheumatology, and has published over a hundred scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals.

Leonard Goldberg’s writing career began with a clinical interest in blood disorders. While involved in a research project at UCLA, he encountered a most unusual blood type. The patient’s red blood cells were O-Rh null, indicating they were totally deficient in A, B and Rh factors and could be administered to virtually anyone without fear of a transfusion reaction. In essence, the patient was the proverbial “universal” blood donor. This finding spurred the idea for a story in which an individual was born without a tissue type, making that person’s organs transplantable into anyone without worry of rejection. His first novel, Transplant, revolved around a young woman who is discovered to be a universal organ donor and is hounded by a wealthy, powerful man in desperate need of a new kidney. The book quickly went through multiple printings and was optioned by a major Hollywood studio.

Dr. Goldberg is a native of Charleston and a long-time California resident. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles and an island off the coast of South Carolina.

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Posted October 19, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 10 Comments

10 responses to “Audio: A Study in Treason by Leonard Goldberg

  1. I love Sherlock Holmes pastiches when they are done well. I’ll have to take a look at this series; it sounds like fun! Nothing can ever replace Laurie R. King’s Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes series in my heart, but I’m happy to add other SH series to my faves.

    BTW, how do you get through so many audiobooks?

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: News & Notes – 10/19/2019
    • This one is excellent.

      I listen to audiobooks while doing most things like cleaning, cooking, yard work, errands, waiting for my daughter at med appts, while I am knitting, quilting, etc. About half the time I can finish one 6-8 hour audiobook in a day. When I am traveling and in the car for 8-12 hours it’s more like 1.5 audiobooks. And I don’t really watch tv. There are days where I don’t get much listening done like today, even though I did errands I had my daughter and the dog with me and we went to dog training first. But I’ll probably listen while I do some quilt stuff later today.

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  2. KC

    Steve West. Yeah, there isn’t much more that needs to be said, lol. This book was definitely more about the case than the relationships between the characters. I enjoyed it too, but for different reasons. It seemed a little less involved, perhaps shorter, than the earlier installments.

    • It’s an hour shorter than the first and about the same as the next one. I suppose there is always more world development in the first book of the series. I like Sherlock Holmes pastiches because of the clever gathering and analyzing the evidence. But it’s even better with Steve West. Of course.