The Valley of Fear
When Holmes and Watson receive a cipher from one of Moriarty's henchmen warning of dark doings at a manor house, they find themselves on the trail of a murderer. Almost immediately, they are on their way to Sussex where they discover a corpse with its head blown to pieces. But all is not as it... show more
When Holmes and Watson receive a cipher from one of Moriarty's henchmen warning of dark doings at a manor house, they find themselves on the trail of a murderer. Almost immediately, they are on their way to Sussex where they discover a corpse with its head blown to pieces. But all is not as it seems. For the origins of this case lie in America.
Publish date: 2009
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sherlock Holmes -9 (#7)
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 a...
Despite never having read this one before, I called it soon enough. Second part, as is par for course with Holmes novels MO, was a narration of the history (on a far place and piquant circumstances for the edifice of London society), spawning the issues at present. Was mislead nicely for a bit, bu...
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 o...