The Sign of Four

The Sign of Four

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Overview

The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

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!'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140439076
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Series: Sherlock Holmes Mystery Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 201,985
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd is a well known writer and historian. He has been the literary editor of The Spectator and chief book reviewer for the The Times, as well as writing several highly acclaimed books including a biography of Dickens and London: The Biography. He resides in London and his most recent highly acclaimed work is Thames: Sacred River.

Date of Birth:

May 22, 1859

Date of Death:

July 7, 1930

Place of Birth:

Edinburgh, Scotland

Place of Death:

Crowborough, Sussex, England

Education:

Edinburgh University, B.M., 1881; M.D., 1885

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The Sign of Four 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It only downloaded through page 66, then it stops--in the middle of the story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, in this case you do get what you pay for. I downloaded it twice, and the "text" is all random numbers and symbols.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
An excellent mystery with a boat chase that matches no other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This file was perfectly fine and great to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(The sign of four) is even better than (A study in scarlet), like I said before, Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in history, I wish I could have lived at that time in history and been a detective in the mid to late 1800's in either New York or London.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complete gibberish just ampersands and percentage symbols
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Sign of Four was very entertaining and gave me much more insight into the inner workings of Sherlock and his relationship with Watson. Sherlock had a mind that was so in tune with solving puzzles and meeting challenges of mystery and intrigue. For anyone who loves the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, I believe you'll enjoy this captivating read.
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For some reason my purchase only included the freaking sample what a rip off!
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The mistakes were annoying and everywhere. They were such silly mistakes too.
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Good book but i guess the format was off and it had alo of typing issues
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