The Sign of the Four

The Sign of the Four : The Sherlock Holmes Thriller

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The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 stories starring the fictional detective. "The Sign of the Four" is the mystery surrounding the disappearance Miss Mary Morstan's father. Every year on the anniversary of Miss Morstan's father's disappearance, Mary receives an anonymous gift of a priceless pearl. Miss Morstan solicits the help of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to unravel the identity and motive of her anonymous benefactor.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 4.83mm | 176.9g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514260891
  • 9781514260890

About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 - 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularizing the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. His first work featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, is A Study in Scarlet. Holmes was partially modelled on his former university teacher Joseph Bell. A sequel to A Study in Scarlet was commissioned and The Sign of the Four appeared in Lippincott's Magazine in February 1890. Short stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were published in the Strand Magazine. In 1903, Doyle published his first Holmes short story in ten years, The Adventure of the Empty House, in which it was explained that only Moriarty had fallen; but since Holmes had other dangerous enemies-especially Colonel Sebastian Moran-he had arranged to also be perceived as dead. Holmes was ultimately featured in a total of 56 short stories and four novels by Doyle, and has since appeared in many novels and stories by other authors.show more

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