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The Valley of Fear (Wisehouse Classics Edition - with original illustrations by Frank Wiles) Paperback – September 27, 2016
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This story has the arrangement Sir Doyle uses in a 'Study in Scarlet': the crime is solved, the story that preceded the crime is given, much as Mr. King does in some of his short (?) stories.
The way the story was told in the two parts is very effective. The first part is engaging and interesting throughout. The second part is slow-moving for about half of it. The two parts are of equal length so sometimes I felt like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had just added needlessly to the second part to make is as long as the first. Nevertheless, it’s a good mystery and I only guessed the answers just a page or two before my guesses were revealed to be correct. I recommend reading The Valley of Fear.
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This is one of his best.
Dear me, Dear me Mr Holmes