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The Valley of Fear is a detective novel by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published in 1915. The novel begins with a mysterious murder in a country manor called Birlstone, where a wealthy American named John Douglas is found dead with a bullet in his head. Sherlock Holmes is brought in to help solve the case, and with the help of his trusted ally, Dr. Watson, he begins to investigate. They discover that Douglas had a secret past, having been a member of a secret society called the Eminent Order of Freemen, and as they dig deeper, they uncover a web of intrigue involving a vengeful ex-member of the Eminent Order of Freemen, a traitor within the group, and a plot to steal a fortune in gold from the local bank. While Conan Doyle did go on to publish more short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, The Valley of Fear was his last appearance in a full-length novel.
№ 7 in the Sherlock Holmes series.
This book has 57,772 words, 109 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1915.
Production notes: This ebook of The Valley of Fear was published by Global Grey in 2018, and updated on the 9th March 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'The Valley of Fear' by Frank Wiles.
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