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 319 Ratings


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.


  • The valley of fear

    By Simpson62
    By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Excellent writing a Sherlock Holmes Novel! Roger
  • Not the greatest

    By Cham_ATX
    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

    By Wahoobob
    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.