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The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel (Illustrated Classics) Paperback – May 1, 2011


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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Selfmadehero (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906838054
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906838058
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.7 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,196,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.S.Thurlow TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 1, 2012
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"The Valley of Fear" is one of four Sherlock Holmes novels ably adapted to graphic novel format by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard. Conan Doyle's short novel introduces Holmes' greatest nemisis, the brillant crime boss Professor Moriarty, while challengng the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and faithful sidekick Doctor Watson to solve a mysterious death at the country manor house of Birlstone.

As the story opens, Scotland Yard Inspector McDonald consults Holmes on a horrible murder. John Douglas of Birlstone Manor has been horribly murdered by the blast of a sawn-off shotgun at close range. There is no apparent motive and it is unclear who might be responsible. Holmes and Watson travel to Birlstone to interview the witnesses and examine the crime scene. Holmes quickly detects a deception; his solution will astonish the local police, Scotland Yard, and the reader.

Edginton has adapted all the essentials of the original novel into a 124-page graphic format, while Culbard's simple but evocative artwork brings Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to life. As with two other of the novels, the story is presented in two parts, with Holmes and Watson solving a crime in the present, followed by an explanatory (and exciting) backstory to fill in the gaps. The backstory here concerns labor violence in a Pennsylvania coalfield, a gripping story in its own right. "The Valley of Fear" has been neglected in adaptions of Conan Doyle's stories to other mediums; Edginton and Culbard are to be congratulated for their nice job here. Highly recommended to Sherlock Holmes fans and to their children who need an introduction to the world famous detective.
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By Don Lee on July 6, 2014
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Edginton and Culbert continue their faithful visual translations of The Great Detective's novel-length adventures, their pictures adding weight to (and substituting for when necessary, as should happen in a good visual retelling of a prose piece) Conan Doyle's verbal imagery.
One of Sherlock Holmes' lesser-known (at least among the general readership who do not count themselves Baker Street Irregulars, the Trekkies of Holmesiana) adventures gets a compelling retelling in the hands of these two British artists.
Though there's still a bit more of the tell than show, one can excuse that by the need to appeal to the legions of Sherlock Holmes fans, for whom there is no substitute for the Literary Agent's words.
Though the characters are drawn with simple lines to the point of abstractions, they are nonetheless expressive, and crucial elements of the story are told in the subtle expressions of a character in the background. Even the "visual double act" (the artists' words) of the guest detectives, "Mister Mac" and Mr. White Mason, show subtleties and layers of expression
Not to say the major characters get short shrift artistically. Their faces are drawn rich in expression and each is given a distince personality. Holmes is arrogantly masterful, Watson is affably long-suffering (and I thank Messrs. Edginton and Culbert for depicting Watson as vigorous and intelligent in the mold of Burke or Hardwicke or even Jude Law, not the stuffy buffoon that Nigel Bruce still lodges in many minds after all these years).
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I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. I have read almost every single mystery involving Holmes many times. I knew the story going into the book, but I still loved this graphic novel. I thought Edginton and Culbard did a wonderful job in recreating this story and I have read it a few times since receiving it. Well done, sirs.
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Bought it for my son. He enjoyed it very much and has sparked an interest in him to read more.
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