The Valley of Fear 

The Valley of Fear 

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by Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur Doyle
     
 

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"Look down the valley! See the cloud of a hundred chimneys that overshadows it! I tell you that the cloud of murder hangs thicker and lower than that over the heads of the people. It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. The terror is in the hearts of the people from the dusk to the dawn." So declares a resident of a mining town, where a sinister secret

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"Look down the valley! See the cloud of a hundred chimneys that overshadows it! I tell you that the cloud of murder hangs thicker and lower than that over the heads of the people. It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. The terror is in the hearts of the people from the dusk to the dawn." So declares a resident of a mining town, where a sinister secret society maintains its stranglehold on the community with a series of violent crimes.
The Valley of Fear, the last of the four Sherlock Holmes novels, ranks among Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's best work. The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson to a secluded English country home. A trail of bewildering clues--raincoats, dumbbells, a missing wedding ring — leads to sleuthing in the finest Holmesian tradition and the gripping backstory of a cult that terrorized a valley in the American West. Crisp, realistic characterizations and a cracklingly suspenseful narrative make this novel a must-read for all lovers of mystery and detection as well as Sherlock Holmes fans.

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"[Prebble] handles the job skillfully, with clear and distinct characterizations, and matches his tone and pacing to the action." —AudioFile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486445335
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/23/2005
Series:
Dover Value Editions Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
528,563
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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"[Prebble] handles the job skillfully, with clear and distinct characterizations, and matches his tone and pacing to the action." —-AudioFile

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), a Scottish writer whose works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays, romances, poetry, and nonfiction, is best known as the creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes.

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His recent television appearances include CIA: Masters of Deception on the Discovery Channel, and his recent film work includes The Land and The Inn Outside the World.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 22, 1859
Date of Death:
July 7, 1930
Place of Birth:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:
Crowborough, Sussex, England
Education:
Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Valley of Fear  4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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BookReader75 More than 1 year ago
A great book, with an ending that has a huge un-expected twist, Doyle takes this book, and puts you in London, solving the murder, all with an amazing plot, good characters and a mystery that mind boggling in the first half. He then in the second half takes you to somewhere out in the west, with Evil characters, major plot twist, a murder gang, revenge, and a good characters, then back to London where everything comes full circle, into a unexpected ending. That is what makes this Sherlock Holmes book, a GREAT read.
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Each story is equally intruiging. I really enjoyed this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, I had a really hard time putting this one down. Its a must for teens and adults.