The Valley of Fear
The plot of the novel is based very loosely on the real-life activities of the Molly Maguires and, particularly, of Pinkerton agent James McParland. The novel is divided into two parts: in the first, Holmes investigates an apparent murder and discovers that the body belongs to another man; and in... show more
The plot of the novel is based very loosely on the real-life activities of the Molly Maguires and, particularly, of Pinkerton agent James McParland. The novel is divided into two parts: in the first, Holmes investigates an apparent murder and discovers that the body belongs to another man; and in the second, the story of the man originally thought to have been the victim is told.
Pages no: 158
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sherlock Holmes -9 (#7)
Reading: Let the dreidel choose a book for you: נ Nun (miracle): Christopher Paolini - Eldest (audio version read by Kerry Shale) ג Gimel (great): Arthur Conan Doyle - The Valley of Fear (audio version read by Simon Vance) ה He (happened): Ian Rankin - Even Dogs in the Wild ש Shin (there, i.e. Isra...
...well. I did skim the second half of the second story. So, 75% words read. And yet, I only remember this one quote clearly. From page 81: "'Well, Holmes,' I murmured, 'have you found anything out?' He stood beside me in silence, his candle in his hand. Then the tall, lean figure inclined to...
I'm not sure what I was expecting, with the exception of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the Holmes novels have left me cold and I grow increasingly disenchanted with the short stories. The setup is Holmes and Watson trekking up North to solve a murder that was predicted by some information given out...
I have quite enjoyed every Sherlock Holmes story that I have read, and this one was no exception. I will say, however, that I found myself a little disappointed at the end of the novel that we weren't going to get to see a bit more of a conflict between Holmes and Moriarty, which is what I thought t...
bookshelves: winter-20102011, classic, mystery-thriller, published-1915, bullies, britain-england, gangsters, revenge Read from January 05 to 06, 2011 Revenge and treachery link a Sussex country house with the secret societies of 1890s America. With Clive Merrison as Holmes. "
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