The Valley of Fear

The Valley of Fear : Fourth Sherlock Holmes Thriller

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The Valley of Fear is a mystery novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and was the last of the four Sherlock Holmes novels written by the author. 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:show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.6mm | 226.8g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514254360
  • 9781514254363

About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularizing the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. His first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, is A Study in Scarlet. Holmes was partially modelled on his former university teacher Joseph Bell. A sequel to A Study in Scarlet was commissioned and The Sign of the Four appeared in Lippincott's Magazine in February 1890. Short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were published in the Strand Magazine. In 1903, Doyle published his first Holmes short story in ten years, The Adventure of the Empty House, in which it was explained that only Moriarty had fallen; but since Holmes had other dangerous enemies-especially Colonel Sebastian Moran-he had arranged to also be perceived as dead. Holmes was ultimately featured in a total of 56 short stories and four novels by Doyle, and has since appeared in many novels and stories by other authors.show more

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