The Valley of Fear
By Arthur Conan Doyle
- Release Date: 1930-01-01
- Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Valley of Fear Arthur Conan Doyle Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
In this tale drawn from the note books of Dr Watson, the deadly hand of Professor Moriarty once more reaches out to commit a vile and ingenious crime. However, a mole in Moriarty's frightening criminal organization alerts Sherlock Holmes of the evil deed by means of a cipher. When Holmes and Watson arrive at a Sussex manor house they appear to be too late. The discovery of a body suggests that Moriarty's henchmen have been at their work. But there is much more to this tale of murder than at first meets the eye and Sherlock Holmes is determined to get to the bottom of it.
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The Valley of Fear
I enjoy this Sherlock Holmes' mystery very much. As usual I am a" Dr. Watson" is keeping up with his deductive reasoning. The Birdy Edwards character was easier to deduce. I was a bit confused/disappointed at the end. Given that Holmes was aware of Moriarty's involvement early on could he have or did he intervene to change the outcome at the end? Was it " Dear Mr. Holmes! Dear me!"?
The valley of fear
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Excellent writing a Sherlock Holmes Novel!
Not the greatest
First third of the book reads like a typical Sherlock Holmes mystery, in typical style. Very fun.
The last two thirds are dominated by a side story that doesn't involve Holmes, Watson, or seemingly anyone from the first section. The second section is in a very unusual and awkward style. It feels a little tedious at times, but it is still an interesting story.
Last three or four pages very abruptly tie the two story lines back together in a very rushed and dissatisfying manner.
More than a detective novel
Twist after turn takes us to many locations and the Valley of the title. A very unexpected change in tone at the middle makes this a masterpiece of Fiction.