Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sherlock Holmes (Unabridged) Part 5: The Valley of Fear

Sherlock Holmes (Unabridged) Part 5: The Valley of Fear read by Stephen Fry  320 pp.

The Valley of Fear was the last stand alone Sherlock Holmes novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this mystery Holmes received a coded message from an agent of the infamous Professor Moriarty. By the time he decodes the message and learns that he must go to Mr. John Douglas at Birlstone Manor House, Mr. Douglas has already been murdered by an unknown person with a shotgun blast to the face. The victim bears an unusual mark on his arm, branded there years before. Suspicion falls upon a house guest but there is not enough evidence to prove it. The twist at the end makes this one of the more enjoyable stories. 

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