The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

eBook - 2012
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A beautiful young woman seeks the help of Holmes and Watson when the mysterious benefactor who has been sending her a pearl each year since her father disappeared wants to meet her. Involved are a priceless hoard of Indian treasure and a murderer whose trademark is "the sign of four."
Publisher: [S.l.] : Duke Classics, 2012.
ISBN: 9781620114803
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Sign of 4


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Jul 28, 2018

I like it. I like it a lot.

Jul 15, 2015

Very nice read. Good mystery, backstory, well rounded characters.
Watson is really treated a sidekick by Sherlock, though he is pretty capable :(

Feb 20, 2014

Always wanted to read Sherlock Holmes, but did not like his bullying of Watson.

voisjoe1 Aug 01, 2013

“The Sign of Four” is the second Sherlock Holmes novella (“A Study in Scarlet” being the first). If “Scarlet” is readily available, I would recommend that one first as it spends time on introducing Watson and Holmes to each other. Actually, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Holmes, was not going to write another Holmes novella after “Scarlet,” but he was pushed into writing “The Sign of Four” after his first novella was so popular. “The Sign of Four” is an excellent lesson on deduction as a process of solving crimes and also introduces us to the British imperial forces located in their colony in Afghanistan. It also introduces us to Holmes’ drug addiction as he claims he was using it to combat boredom when he was in between cases.


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Aug 15, 2012

mariogolbee thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99


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