Kærlighed, vold og bedrag spiller hovedroller i dette tilbageblik på kimen til forbrydelsen i Sussex. Sir Arthur was born in Edinburgh in 1859, and made a living as a doctor as well as being a prolific author. Like old Harrovian Mr Cumberbatch, he attended private boarding schools as a child - paid for by wealthy relatives after his parents fell on hard times. Frygtens Dal er en den fjerde og sidste Sherlock Holmes-roman af Arthur Conan Doyle.
Conan Doyle, the second of Charles Altamont and Mary Foley Doyle's 10 children, began seven years of Jesuit education in Lancashire, England, in 1868. Conan Doyle seriously considered refusing the offer. He did not see why he should receive such recognition for merely doing his duty.