Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fear
by Arthur Conan Doyle

This novella recounts a murder in England, investigated by Sherlock Holmes. As it concludes, it turns out there is a backstory to why the murder occurred that goes back some twenty years in the American West. So the story then travels across space and time, and starts over with the back story. It all comes together in the last few pages. I don’t want to give anything way because it’s full of surprises, so I won’t say more. It was a very good; most of Doyle’s Sherlock stories are short, so it was a nice change to have a longer read. If you like mysteries set in the past, either in America or England, I’m sure you’d like this one.

[ official Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate web site ]

Recommended by Kristen A.
Gere Branch Library

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