Sherlock Holmes: the Valley of Fear (Sherlock Complete Set 7) Paperback
Part of the Sherlock Complete Set series
'It is the Valley of Fear, the Valley of Death. The terror is in the hearts of the people from the dusk to the dawn.
Wait, young man, and you will learn for yourself'. Sherlock Holmes is intrigued and disturbed when he receives an ominous coded message: a Mr Douglas of Birlstone House is in terrible danger. Before Holmes can act, shocking news arrives. Douglas has been founded dead - his face blown off by a shotgun. Scotland Yard is stumped. Was this suicide or murder? But Holmes is in no doubt. For he recognises the calling card of his nemesis. Professor James Moriarty.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 18/12/2006
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780755334513
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Review by ctpress
“Mr. Mac, the most practical thing that you ever did in your life would be to shut yourself up for three months and read twelve hours a day at the annals of crime.” Sherlock Holmes to the police inspector.Compared to the other novels and short stories this was a bit of a dissapointment. Holmes and Watson only figure in very few pages - the middle part is a long crime backstory (supposedly based on real events) - but I wanted to get back to Holmes and the cocky inspector who are somewhat clueless.Of course sacrilege to suggest one should skip a Sherlock Holmes novel - but if you contemplate the unthinkable - then this novel would be it.