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The Valley of Fear begins with Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, and Dr. Watson, his comrade and roommate at 221B Baker Street, in mid-conversation.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Valley of Fear begins with Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, and Dr. Watson, his comrade and roommate at 221B Baker Street, in mid-conversation. Holmes is puzzling over an encrypted message that he received from Porlock, an associate of Holmes' nemesis, Professor Moriarty. A second message from Porlock, which was supposed to contain the key to the coded message, soon arrives, stating that he (Porlock) is afraid of Moriarty's wrath and will not reveal the purpose of his correspondence. Holmes soon deciphers the message regardless, and discovers that it warns that Douglas of Birlstone is in imminent danger. The two are soon visited by MacDonald, a policeman friend of Holmes, who informs them that this same Douglas has been murdered.Upon inspection of the dead man, it is revealed that he has been killed with a sawed off shotgun, an American weapon. Beside the disfigured body lies a card inscribed 'V.V. 341'. Other clues in the room include a bloody footprint on the windowsill, a missing dumb-bell, and the fact that the man's wedding ring is missing. Another clue discovered soon after is a bicycle, concealed just outside the house grounds. Interrogation of the house servants reveals little, and after Mrs. Douglas, wife of the murdered man, and Cecil Barker, a friend of the family, are questioned, Holmes reveals to Watson that he believes the two are in a conspiracy together.

The Valley of Fear Annotated

From the cipher message and the second note, Holmes is able to deduce that it is a book cipher and that the book used for the encryption is a common book, large (with at least 534 pages), printed in two columns per page, and standardised.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798580702001

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Sherlock Holmes receives a cipher message from Fred Porlock, a pseudonymous agent of Professor Moriarty. After Porlock sends the message, however, he changes his mind for fear of Moriarty's discovering that he is a traitor. He decides not to send the key to the cipher, but he sends Holmes a note telling of this decision. From the cipher message and the second note, Holmes is able to deduce that it is a book cipher and that the book used for the encryption is a common book, large (with at least 534 pages), printed in two columns per page, and standardised. An almanac fits these conditions exactly.Watson writes down Holmes's solution to Porlock's message, illustrated by Frank Wiles (The Strand Magazine, 1914)Holmes tries the latest edition of Whitaker's Almanac, which he had only received a few days earlier, and fails; he then tries the previous edition. With this almanac, Holmes is able to decipher the message as a warning of a nefarious plot against one Douglas, a country gentleman residing at Birlstone House. Some minutes later, Inspector MacDonald arrives at Baker Street with news that a Mr. John Douglas of Birlstone Manor House, Birlstone, Sussex, has been murdered. Holmes tells MacDonald of Porlock's warning, suggesting Moriarty's involvement. However, MacDonald does not fully believe that the educated and well-respected Moriarty is a criminal. Holmes, Watson, and MacDonald travel to Birlstone House, an ancient moated manor house, to investigate the crime.

The Valley of Fear Annotated

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.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798613526550

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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 novel starts with Sherlock Holmes receiving a cipher message from Fred Porlock, a pseudonymous agent of Professor Moriarty. After Porlock sends the message, however, he changes his mind for fear of Moriarty's discovering that he is a traitor. He decides not to send the key to the cipher, but he sends Holmes a note telling of this decision. From the cipher message and the second note, Holmes is able to deduce that it is a book cipher and that the book used for the encryption is a common book, large (with at least 534 pages), printed in two columns per page, and standardised. An almanac fits these conditions exactly. Holmes tries the latest edition of Whitaker's Almanac, which he had only received a few days earlier, and fails; he then tries the previous edition. With this almanac, Holmes is able to decipher the message as a warning that "some devilry is intended against one "Douglas", a country gentleman residing at Birlstone House.

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The Valley of Fear begins with Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, and Dr. Watson, his comrade and roommate at 221B Baker Street, in mid-conversation.

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798651909353

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Page: 196

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The Valley of Fear begins with Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective, and Dr. Watson, his comrade and roommate at 221B Baker Street, in mid-conversation. Holmes is puzzling over an encrypted message that he received from Porlock, an associate of Holmes' nemesis, Professor Moriarty. A second message from Porlock, which was supposed to contain the key to the coded message, soon arrives, stating that he (Porlock) is afraid of Moriarty's wrath and will not reveal the purpose of his correspondence. Holmes soon deciphers the message regardless, and discovers that it warns that Douglas of Birlstone is in imminent danger. The two are soon visited by MacDonald, a policeman friend of Holmes, who informs them that this same Douglas has been murdered.Upon inspection of the dead man, it is revealed that he has been killed with a sawed off shotgun, an American weapon. Beside the disfigured body lies a card inscribed 'V.V. 341'. Other clues in the room include a bloody footprint on the windowsill, a missing dumb-bell, and the fact that the man's wedding ring is missing. Another clue discovered soon after is a bicycle, concealed just outside the house grounds. Interrogation of the house servants reveals little, and after Mrs. Douglas, wife of the murdered man, and Cecil Barker, a friend of the family, are questioned, Holmes reveals to Watson that he believes the two are in a conspiracy together.

The Valley of Fear Annotated

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.

Author: A Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798695156331

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Page: 214

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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 Valley of Fear Annotated

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.

Author: Arthur Conan Dolyle

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1097286053

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Page: 214

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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 Annotated

The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 214

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The Valley of Fear is the fourth and final Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is loosely based on the Molly Maguire's and Pinkerton agent James McFarland. Douglas explains that he had spotted an enemy of his, Ted Baldwin, in the area and expected an attack. When Baldwin attempted to shoot Douglas in his study, Douglas grabbed the gun and, in the struggle, Baldwin was shot in the face. With Barker's help, Douglas dressed the man in his own clothes, except for Douglas's wedding ring, to deceive the secret society which he and Baldwin had belonged to, since both arms bore the society's mark.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.

The Valley of Fear Annotated

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.

Author: A Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798590795994

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Page: 214

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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 Valley of Fear Annotated

The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle is one of many stories about Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. At the beginning of this novel, Holmes gets a message from one of Professor Moriarty's agents-Fred Porlock.

Author: Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798727689486

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The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle is one of many stories about Doyle's famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. At the beginning of this novel, Holmes gets a message from one of Professor Moriarty's agents-Fred Porlock. From time to time, Porlock sends Sherlock inside information about Moriarty's endeavors. Despite the fact that the law sees Moriarty as innocent, Sherlock firmly believes him to be the puppet master of a criminal underworld. Sherlock enlists the help of his friend and sidekick, Dr. Watson, to decode Porlock's message; from it, they learn that the life of John Douglas, who resides at Birlstone, is in danger.Soon after, Inspector MacDonald of Scotland Yard informs Sherlock and Watson that Mr. Douglas of Birlstone Manor was found murdered. Sherlock expresses his suspicions that Moriarty was behind Douglas's murder, but MacDonald doesn't agree and reminds Sherlock that Professor Moriarty is both respected and educated. Holmes responds that Moriarty owns a painting worth more than forty-thousand pounds, which is suspicious, despite his seven-hundred-pound annual salary. MacDonald agrees this is strange. He accompanies Sherlock and Watson to Birlstone. Douglas was shot in the head at close range near midnight. The manor house is surrounded by a moat and drawbridge, and a regular guest of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas-Cecil Barker-was staying Birlstone on the night of the murder. A sawed-off shotgun was discovered at the crime scene.Barker claims he was upstairs when he heard the gunshot. He says he rushed downstairs and saw the drawbridge was up, and lowered it so help could come. Blood on the window sill suggests someone climbed through the window; Cecil maintains the intruder must have waded through the moat, but can't explain how said intruder got into the house in the first place. Next to the body, there's a card with "V.V." written on it. Douglas has a brand on his arm, but it's not new, and his wedding ring was taken. Holmes observes that Douglas had only one dumbbell, which he thinks is strange.Through interviews with others in the house, Sherlock learns that Cecil found the body and rang the bell, summoning Mrs. Douglas and the servants. Cecil urged Mrs. Douglas to return to her room, and she readily agreed. Sherlock tells Watson he thinks her agreeing to leave her husband's body was odd. Cecil reveals that a secret society might have been pursuing Douglas. Sherlock learns Douglas had been married before, but his first wife died from Typhoid, and that he had married his second wife five years earlier. Douglas met Cecil in America, before suddenly leaving for Europe. Cecil and Mrs. Douglas knew that he faced some danger resulting from his time in America, and Mrs. Douglas reveals her husband once mentioned "The Valley of Fear.".......................

The Valley of Fear By Arthur Conan Doyle Annotated

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.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

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ISBN: 9798626996678

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Page: 184

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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.