I finished The Hound of the Baskervilles this week, and the next novel in my Sherlock Holmes volume is The Valley of Fear. I will write about The Hound later; I just wanted to give you an update on my new book. The Valley of Fear begins with Holmes and Watson discussing Professor Moriarty and Holmes’ hope that he has at last found the professor’s weak spot. This novel takes place, then, some time before the short stories “The Final Problem” and “The Empty House”. I am only on the second chapter, so I’m not sure if The Valley of Fear will delve into Holmes’ pursuit of Moriarty, but I’m excited to see if it does. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has only given Moriarty two short stories thus far, so I feel like it is time for a novel about Holmes’ greatest nemesis. Now I must get back to The Valley of Fear.