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The Valley of Fear (1914)

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1914)

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    Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett (JonathanGorman)
    JonathanGorman: The Valley of Fear reminded me a lot of Red Harvest and I can't but help to wonder if Hammett had read Valley of Fear. (At the least they probably draw from some of the same inspirations.
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    A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (haraldo)
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    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (benmartin79)
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I found this last Sherlock Holmes novel disappointing. ( )
  leslie.98 | Oct 19, 2013 |
By far the best of the four novels. The journey back into the back history of the story was amazing. This is well worth a read. ( )
  Spyderman58 | Sep 27, 2013 |

So far this is my least favourite of the Sherlock Holmes novels. Holmes appears and solves the mystery, of course, but most of the book consists of back story in which neither Holmes nor Watson appear. There is nothing at all wrong with the prose, but the narrative, while interesting enough, is hardly compelling. Overall, I much prefer [b:A Study in Scarlet|102868|A Study in Scarlet|Arthur Conan Doyle|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1266472643s/102868.jpg|1997473] and [b:The Hound of the Baskervilles|8921|The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes #5)|Arthur Conan Doyle|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1311281165s/8921.jpg|3311984]. There is simply not enough Holmes in this one for my taste. ( )
  KimMR | Apr 2, 2013 |
The prose is elegant and witty, the plot has holes you could drive a herd of unionizers through, and the characterization is terrific. Its a classic for a reason. I "read" the audio version with Derek Jacobi as the reader, but have not yet been able to find that edition to use for my review. There are a LOT of editions on here, and I got tired of scrolling. However, the Jacobi reading was great fun. ( )
  bunwat | Mar 30, 2013 |
THE BEST OF THE SHERLOCK HOLMES BOOKS!
  lithium.phosphorus | Dec 27, 2012 |
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Doyle, Sir Arthur Conanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bolen, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edwards, Owen DudleyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Orbik, GlenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Timson, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915, and the first book edition was published in New York on 27 February 1915.
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Sherlock Holmes, investigating an English country house murder, uncovers the grim story of... The Valley of Fear

In this mining valley in the United States a secret society made life a nightmare.

Cold-blooded murder of women and children...

Intimidation...

Two men, bitter rivals in love...

One man broke this regime of terror. Hatred and revenge followed him across the Atlantic to his English home.

But in the final sequel to these events, Sherlock Holmes sees the hand of that criminal genius, Professor Moriarty!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140057102, Paperback)

To the police it is a formidable case and they are grateful for the razor brain of the great detective Sherlock Holmes. There are perplexing details - wedding ring missing together with one dumb-bell, the odd behaviour of the widow and a card inscribed "VV 341" lying by the faceless body.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:51:46 -0400)

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Holmes and Watson investigate the brutal murder of a wealthy American.

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