A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
1/7/1888 The Valley of Fear begins
January 7, 1888. On this date Sherlock Holmes gets a note from one of Professor Moriarty's henchmen. Thus begins Arthur Conan Doyle's fourth and last novel about the great detective. The Valley of Fear was published in 1915. Not generally considered the best of the books, but it does have a wondErful plot twist.