The Valley of Fear, with eBook

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"A great brain in London and a dead man in Sussex. It's the chain between that we are going to trace."

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas. But he and his faithful associate Dr. Watson arrive to find they are too late: Douglas has been murdered, with a mysterious calling card left by his side. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, detecting the diabolical workings of his arch-enemy Professor James ...

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Overview

"A great brain in London and a dead man in Sussex. It's the chain between that we are going to trace."

The famous detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas. But he and his faithful associate Dr. Watson arrive to find they are too late: Douglas has been murdered, with a mysterious calling card left by his side. Scotland Yard is stumped, but Holmes, detecting the diabolical workings of his arch-enemy Professor James Moriarty, has some ideas of his own.

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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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-A coded warning of imminent danger sends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to the country house of the reclusive Jack Douglas. When they arrive too late to prevent a tragic death, they must follow bewildering clues and find a murderer. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400109456
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 5 CDs, 5 hrs 30 min
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 3.50 (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.

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.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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