The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 9791155193594
Release Date: 2016-06-11
Number of pages: 136
Author: SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
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Download and read online The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915, and illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. Plot The novel starts when Sherlock Holmes receives a mysterious ciphered message from an agent to Professor Moriarty using the pseudonym Fred Porlock. Together Holmes and Watson decipher Porlock's message which relates that a man named John Douglas, residing at Birlstone, is in danger. Soon inspector Alec MacDonald of Scotland Yard ask Holmes to help in the case. Holmes tells MacDonald of Porlock warning, suggesting Professor Moriarty's involvement. However, MacDonald doesn't fully believe that the educated and well respected Moriarty is a criminal. Holmes, Watson, and MacDonald travel to Birlstone, Sussex, where they investigate the old manor with a moat where Douglas was shot. They meet Cecil Barker a regular guest of the Douglas. They also find a sawed-off shotgun and evidence suggesting that it was fired at close range, causing the head to be blown to pieces. Holmes explores Barker's claims that he was in his room when Douglas was shot. Moreover, they find a mark of blood upon the window sill suggesting someone entered and escaped by going through the moat. Beside the body they find a card with the initials "V.V. 341", and on Douglas's arm an old branded mark. Moreover, Douglas' wedding ring appears taken from his hand. The police speculate that if the murderer must have escaped across the moat, but if this was so then the question of his clothes were wet as he walked through the town. Holmes establishing the timeline of events through interviews: Cecil Barker heard the shot, rushed down to the study and upon seeing Douglas murdered he rang the servants. Mrs. Douglas and the servants rushed to the scene. Mr. Barker persuades Mrs. Douglas to return to her room. Holmes notes Mrs. Douglas apparent lack of emotion over her husband's body. Barker says that he believes a secret society of men pursued Douglas, and that Douglas retreated to rural England out of fear for his life. Mr. Douglas married after arriving in England five years earlier. His first wife had died of typhoid. Douglas met and worked with Cecil Barker in America, before departing for Europe. Some episode of Douglas's life in America caused the fear for his life, and Mrs. Douglas said her husband mention something called "The Valley of Fear". By studying Cecil Barker's slippers, Holmes determines Barker's shoe made the mark on the window, to give the appearance that someone exited that way. In their lodgings, Holmes tells Watson that Cecil Barker and Mrs. Douglas are certainly lying: when a shotgun is fired at close range, the sound is muffled. Moreover, Holmes learns that the housekeeper heard a door slamming half an hour before the alarm, which Holmes believes was actually the murdering shot. White Mason, the Sussex detective, and MacDonald track a bicycle found on the grounds of the house to an American staying at a guest house. The American appears to be the murderer, but there is no sign of the man. Holmes ask MacDonald to write Cecil Barker, telling him that the police intend to search the moat the next day. That night Holmes, Watson, MacDonald and White lay in wait outside Birlstone Manor and see Cecil Barker fish something out of the moat. The four men rush Cecil and discover the bundle from the moat is the clothes of the missing American connected with the bicycle. Barker refuses to explain the situation. At that moment, Mr. Douglas appears, alive and well. He hands Watson a written account called "The Valley of Fear", which explains why he feared for his life. Douglas explains that he had spotted an enemy of his, Ted Baldwin, in the area and expected an attack. When Baldwin attempted to shoot him in his study, Douglas grabbed the gun and shoots Baldwin in the face. With Cecil's help, Douglas dressed the man in his own clothes, except for his wedding ring, to deceive the secret society which he and Baldwin had belong too, since both arms bore the society's Mark. Cecil and Mrs. Douglas had covered for Douglas who had been hiding in the house. In an interview with Watson, Douglas explains that his real name was Birdy Edwards acting as Pinkerton detective in Chicago. For the agency Edwards infiltrated a dangerous gang in Vermissa Valley (a.k.a. the Valley of Fear) and brought them to justice. Afterwards, the criminals attempted to kill him, after being released from jail. Hounded Douglas had run to England, where he met and married his second wife. Holmes urges Douglas to leave England and warns that a new threat now hangs over him. Douglas takes this advice, but shortly after Holmes learns that Douglas was lost overboard on the vessel to Africa. Holmes believes Moriarty was responsible for ending Douglas' life. Holmes wants to bring Moriarty down, but warns Watson and Barker that it will take some time to achieve. reference : Wikipedia, The Valley of Fear


The Valley of Fear and Selected Cases

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ISBN: 014043772X
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 406
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Valley of Fear and Selected Cases in PDF and EPUB A collection of thrilling mysteries featuring the renowned Sherlock Homes includes The Valley of Fear, in which a murder at an English country estate is strangely related to a cipher message sent by an associate of Professor Moriarty. Original.


The Valley of Fear

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Release Date: 101-01-01
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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

Download and read online The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB The Valley of Fear' is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the characters Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland.


Oxford Playscripts The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 019832085X
Release Date: 2004-05-13
Number of pages: 128
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online Oxford Playscripts The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB An engaging classroom playscript. John Douglas is a man with a past. Sherlock Holmes is the famous detective who finds puzzle-solving elementary. When Holmes and his faithful friend Watson are summoned to the country to investigate Douglas's murder, it begins to look as though the past might finally have caught up with him New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing.


Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 9781849891943
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Number of pages: 172
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

Download and read online Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB This classic Sherlock Holmes case has been specially formatted for today’s e-readers. In this gruesome Sherlock Lock Holmes tale, Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the mysterious shooting of John Douglas, when he is mysteriously murdered with a sawn-off shotgun at his Manor home in Sussex. The House is surrounded by a moat so the two, are at first, left baffled as to how the murderer entered or existed ... or did he? Fans of the famous detective will love this book, as will anyone interested in a thrilling and exciting read.


The Valley of Fear Fully Illustrated

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Release Date: 1914
Number of pages: 181
Author: Conan Doyle
Publisher: LCI

Download and read online The Valley of Fear Fully Illustrated in PDF and EPUB •Illustrated with all the original Illustrations. •Table of contents to every chapters in the book. •Complete and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is based on the supposedly real-life exploits[citation needed]of the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915, and the first book edition was copyrighted in 1914 and published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. 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 her husband was lost overboard en route to South Africa. "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." He was speaking to himself rather than to me; but my vexation disappeared in the interest which the words awakened. "Who then is Porlock?" I asked. "Porlock, Watson, is a nom-de-plume, a mere identification mark; but behind it lies a shifty and evasive personality. In a former letter he frankly informed me that the name was not his own, and defied me ever to trace him among the teeming millions of this great city. Porlock is important, not for himself, but for the great man with whom he is in touch. Picture to yourself the pilot fish with the shark, the jackal with the lion —anything that is insignificant in companionship with what is formidable: not only formidable, Watson, but sinister—in the highest degree sinister. That is where he comes within my purview. You have heard me speak of Professor Moriarty?" "The famous scientific criminal, as famous among crooks as—" "My blushes, Watson!" Holmes murmured in a deprecating voice. "I was about to say, as he is unknown to the public." "A touch! A distinct touch!" cried Holmes. "You are developing a certain unexpected vein of pawky humour, Watson, against which I must learn to guard myself. But in calling Moriarty a criminal you are uttering libel in the eyes of the law—and there lie the glory and the wonder of it! The greatest schemer of all time, the organiser of every deviltry, the controlling brain of the underworld, a brain which might have made or marred the destiny of nations—that's the man!


The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 9781509826964
Release Date: 2016-08-11
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Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Download and read online The Hound of the Baskervilles The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB Supernatural hounds, a family curse, a mysterious cipher and the return of a deadly enemy . . . Sherlock Holmes will have to utilize every skill he has to solve the two classic mysteries collected here. The Hound of the Baskervilles sees Holmes and Dr Watson travel to the misty wilds of Dartmoor to confront a devilish apparition, while in The Valley of Fear the pair investigate a gruesome murder that may be the work of the dastardly Professor Moriarty himself. In this Macmillan Collector's Library edition, Sherlock scholar David Stuart Davies provides both an illuminating afterword and a fascinating chronology of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.


sherlock holmes

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Release Date: 1944
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Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

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Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 9783736809277
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Number of pages: 231
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: BookRix

Download and read online Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 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.


The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 9781427036681
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Number of pages: 296
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

Download and read online The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB A mystery that entangles the mind The Valley of Fear is a fraction of Sherlock Holmes series. Full of suspense and ambiguity, the story revolves around the mysterious murder case of Douglas which is resolved very astutely by Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson. The civil corruption of North America has also been highlighted in this novel. Spine-chilling!


The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: 9781681956107
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Number of pages: 145
Author: Sir Arthur Doyle
Publisher: Xist Publishing

Download and read online The Valley of Fear in PDF and EPUB Sherlock Holmes Is Off on a New Mission “Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.” - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear Sherlock Holmes and Professor Watson are warned that someone named John Douglas is in grave danger and could be murdered at any time. The unfortunate event happens before Holmes can stop it and now he has to solve yet another daunting crime. He arrives at the crime scene - an old manor with a moat and a drawbridge - but very few pieces fall into place. For example, how did the murderer get inside? This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This ebook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes.


The Valley of Fear Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 1540536505
Release Date: 2016-11-21
Number of pages: 146
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online The Valley of Fear Arthur Conan Doyle in PDF and EPUB The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915, and illustrated by Arthur I. Keller.


The Valley of Fear 1915 NOVEL By Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 1542672198
Release Date: 2017-01-21
Number of pages: 194
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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Download and read online The Valley of Fear 1915 NOVEL By Arthur Conan Doyle in PDF and EPUB The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguires and Pinkerton agent James McParland. The story was first published in the Strand Magazine between September 1914 and May 1915. The first book edition was copyrighted in 1914, and it was first published by George H. Doran Company in New York on 27 February 1915,


A Study in Scarlet The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: UVA:X000179309
Release Date: 1934
Number of pages: 332
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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A Study in Scarlet The Valley of Fear

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ISBN: UVA:X000179309
Release Date: 1934
Number of pages: 332
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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