The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman - Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl. Now she has had an intriguing invitation to meet her unknown benefactor and urges Holmes and Watson to accompany her. And in the ensuing investigation - which involves a wronged woman, a stolen hoard of Indian treasure, a wooden-legged ruffian, a helpful dog and a love affair - even the jaded Holmes is moved to exclaim, 'Isn't it gorgeous!'

--back cover

Title:The Sign of Four
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140439076
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  • Jayson

    (A-) 82% | Very GoodNotes: Better structured, with more character depth than its predecessor, but it feels like a short story padded into a novella....

  • Stephen

    Tsk, Tsk, Tsk...apparently that’s NOT tobacco Sherlock Holmes is smoking. You have to love the daring Sir Arthur displayed in this novel vis-à-vis his iconic detective. How many writers would ha...

  • Henry Avila

    Sherlock Holmes is bored, he hasn't had a new interesting case in quite a while, no big deal you say? It is if the man is the notorious self- destructive detective the best whoever was, (or will be) a...

  • Anne

    Oh, Holmes! I still love you, but this was...not your best book, buddy.Hmm. Ok, now I remember why I never really read the full-length Sherlock stories very much, and usually preferred to stick with t...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Sign of Four = The Sign of the Four (Sherlock Holmes #2), Arthur Conan DoyleThe Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir ...

  • Jeff

    If you got bad newsYou want to kick them bluesCocaine.When your day is done and you got to runCocaine.If your thing is gone and you want to ride onCocaine.Don't forget this factYou can't get backCocai...

  • Delee

    September buddy-read with The Non-Crunchy Classics Funky Bunch.[image error]Sex, Marry, Kill...For some reason when reading THE SIGN OF FOUR- that fun- little, messed up game- kept popping into my hea...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” I initially went 3.5 stars and rounded up to four, but only a ...

  • Dan Schwent

    Sherlock Holmes sets aside his cocaine addiction for a case. A young woman has been receiving pearls in the mail once a year for four years and now has a chance to meet her mysterious benefactor. Can ...

  • James Tivendale

    The narrative begins with a very bored Sherlock Holmes at 221b Baker Street. With nothing to focus his incredible powers of deduction on at the present time, he decides to spend his days injecting a s...