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Valley of Fear (Version 2)

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John Douglas has been murdered at Birlstone manner, but Sherlock Holmes' main concern is the missing dumbell in the murder room. This fourth and final novel of Sherlock Holmes is based on the real-life adventures of the mob in Pennsylvania and the consequences of betrayal many years later.

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By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Part 1 The Tragedy of Birlstone

Chapter 1 The Warning

"I am inclined to think " said I.

"I should do so," Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.

I believe that I am one of the most long suffering of mortals; but I'll admit that I was annoyed at the sardonic interruption. "Really, Holmes," said I severely, "you are a little trying at times."

He was too much absorbed with his own thoughts to give any immediate answer to my remonstrance. He leaned upon his hand, with his untasted breakfast before him, and he stared at the slip of paper which he had just drawn from its envelope. Then he took the envelope itself, held it up to the light, and very carefully studied both the exterior and the flap.

"It is Porlock's writing," said he thoughtfully. "I can hardly doubt that it is Porlock's writing, though I have seen it only twice before. The Greek e with the peculiar top flourish is distinctive. But if it is Porlock, then it must be something of the very first importance... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 5 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 26, 2015
I love anything Sherlock but do some of these readers never listen to themselves. Odd reading cadence with this reader, annoying. Love the story, though.
Reviewer: - June 24, 2014
Subject: Valley of fear
Great story, but horrible read.
Reviewer: - May 6, 2014
Subject: Valley of Fear
Great story, you do 'eventually' get used to the readers style.
Reviewer: - September 11, 2013
Subject: Valley of Fear
Loved it!
Reviewer: - January 8, 2013
Subject: Freemason Fiction
A fabulous story by a fabulous storyteller. The story is spun with Sherlock only on the fringe. A surprisingly enjoyable "listen" I recommend to those who enjoy serious mysteries (as opposed to the lighthearted type).

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