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Sherlock Holmes: Valley of Fear
Sherlock Holmes: Valley of Fear

Sherlock Holmes: Valley of Fear

Book at Bedtime


1 Pages, 5 x 5.5

Formats: CD

CD, $22.95 (US $22.95)

Publication Date: June 2015

ISBN 9781785291425

Rights: US

BBC Books (Jun 2015)
BBC Audio

Price: $22.95


Ian McKellen was the winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award 2015 for Best Actor in an Audio Drama (for Eugenie Grandet).  Sir Ian McKellen reads The Valley of Fear, the last of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's four Sherlock Holmes novels. The mystery begins with a coded warning of imminent danger, drawing the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson to a secluded English country home. A trail of bewildering clues leads to sleuthing in the finest Holmesian tradition and the gripping backstory of a cult that terrorized a valley in the American West. First broadcast as Book at Bedtime on BBC Radio 4.

Author Biography

Arthur Conan Doyle trained as a doctor, gaining his degree from Edinburgh University in 1881. He worked as a surgeon on a whaling boat and also as a medical officer on a steamer. Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in A Study of Scarlet, published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. In 1893, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, hoping to concentrate on more serious writing. A public outcry later made him resurrect Holmes. In addition, Conan Doyle wrote a number of other novels, including The Lost World and various nonfictional works. These included a pamphlet justifying Britain's involvement in the Boer War, for which he was knighted and histories of the Boer War and World War I, in which his son, brother and two of his nephews were killed.