The Valley of Fear 

Overview

An English manor house--a raised drawbridge--a moat. It is almost a sealed room murder.

A millionaire with a very private past is dead--shot by that peculiarly American weapon, a sawed-off shotgun. Does this tie into his years in the Pennsylvania coal fields? Does someone know his secret? Can Holmes find the answer--or is this a case that even he can't solve?

"Our favorite among the long tales of Sherlock Holmes...some of the best wit and humor...

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Overview

An English manor house--a raised drawbridge--a moat. It is almost a sealed room murder.

A millionaire with a very private past is dead--shot by that peculiarly American weapon, a sawed-off shotgun. Does this tie into his years in the Pennsylvania coal fields? Does someone know his secret? Can Holmes find the answer--or is this a case that even he can't solve?

"Our favorite among the long tales of Sherlock Holmes...some of the best wit and humor to be found anywhere--and a stunning punch ending!" (Catalog of Crime)

One of the four full-length novels starring Sherlock Holmes, the 19th-century sleuth and his cohort Dr. Watson must figure out who murdered a man in his own castle with an American sawed-off shotgun

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

  • ISBN-13: 9781400100408
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.42 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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.

One of AudioFile magazine's Golden Voices, Simon Prebble has received over twenty Earphones Awards and five Listen-Up Awards, and he has been a finalist fourteen times for an Audie Award. In 2006, Publishers Weekly named him Narrator of the Year, and he was named Booklist's 2010 Voice of Choice.

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Table of Contents

Part I The Tragedy of Birlstone
  Chapter I The Warning
  Chapter II Sherlock Holmes Discourses
  Chapter III The Tragedy of Birlstone
  Chapter IV Darkness
  Chapter V The People Of the Drama
  Chapter VI A Dawning Light
  Chapter VII The Solution
Part II The Scowrers
  Chapter I The Man
  Chapter II The Bodymaster
  Chapter III Lodge 341, Vermissa
  Chapter IV The Valley of Fear
  Chapter V The Darkest Hour
  Chapter VI Danger
  Chapter VII The Trapping of Birdy Edwards
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