The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fear

By Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Release Date: 1930-01-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 131 Ratings


Holmes decodes a cipher warning from Moriarty's organization for "Douglas" in "Birlstone", but a corpse is there already. When Mr. Douglas blows the head off his American assassin, he dresses the body as himself, and hides, to throw off the chase for good. Holmes guesses the missing dumb-bell weighted down the killer's clothes in the moat. The calling card left, VV341, is Vermissa Valley Lodge 341. Decades ago for Pinkerton, he went months undercover, first with Freemen in Chicago, then west to desolate mountain coal mine area, to take down corrupt murderers who ran the Valley Freemen Lodge, but criminals pursued. Holmes warns Douglas, when acquitted, to flee England. But Moriarty prevails. The second Mrs. Douglas telegrams that her husband was lost overboard on his way to South Africa on a ship.


  • Another excellent tale!

    By Dixie876
    Many twists and turns. A real page turner.
  • The Valley of Fear

    By The writer of the all times.
    Suspence held my attention from beginning to the end.
  • Yes, dysentery works in today's world

    By Sumofcubes
    My favorite of the Holmes' canon. The depiction of the seediest secret societies apt and believable. For the second time Doyle describes a unique and acute picture of the unlikeliest scenarios.