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The Sign of Four

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'You are a wronged woman and shall have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be in vain. Your unknown friend.' When a beautiful young woman is sent a letter inviting her to a sinister assignation, she immediately seeks the advice of the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes. For this is not the first mysterious item Mary Marston has received in the post. Every year for the last six years an anonymous benefactor has sent her a large lustrous pearl. Now it appears the sender of the pearls would like to meet her to right a wrong. But when Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Watson, aiding Miss Marston, attend the assignation, they embark on a dark and mysterious adventure involving a one-legged ruffian, some hidden treasure, deadly poison darts and a thrilling race along the River Thames.

The Sign of Four

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Having received cryptic messages and valuable pearls after her father's sudden disappearance, a young woman asks Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery.

The Sign of the Four

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The Sign of Four

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A secret pact between four convicts and two prison guards over the division of buried treasure can only lead to one thing: murder and another case for Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. The Sign of the Four is the second Sherlock Holmes novel and in many ways presents a more human side to the great detective. For instance the reader finds out about his drug habit and we discover that Holmes is not as omnipotent as we might imagine. And for the fortunate Dr Watson there is the opportunity to meet a person who will change his life forever. This edition includes An Introduction to Sherlock Holmes by J. S. Williams.

The Sign of Four

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The Sign of the Four A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world...' In London, 1888, the razor-sharp detective skills of Sherlock Holmes are to be put to the test. Mary Morstan reports two seemingly unconnected and inexplicable events: the disappearance of her father, a British Indian Army Captain, and the arrival of pearls by post from an unknown sender. Driven on by its complexity, Holmes and Watson slowly begin to unravel an intricate web of exotic treasure, secret pacts and mysterious deaths. One of only four novels featuring Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Watson, 'The Sign of the Four' will delight those who have been captivated by Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories.

The Sign of the Four

Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel starring the great detective Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four weaves together a complex plot involving stolen treasure, a secret pact between guards and prisoners, and the Indian Rebellion of 1857. Revealing and humanizing Holmes beyond his portrayal in A Study in Scarlet, this novel from 1890 shows us the detective's drug habits and introduces Watson's wife-to-be, Mary Morstan.

The Sign of Four

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CRIME Sherlock Holmes is bored. But a fascinating new case is just around the corner. The attractive Mary Morstan arrives at 221B Baker Street with a strange story to tell. Her father vanished ten years ago: four years later she receives six beautiful pearls, one each year. She has been invited to meet the sender of these pearls and asks Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson for their help. The case involves a mysterious map, hidden treasure and a wooden-legged man, enough to intrigue even Sherlock Holmes. But it’s more than just a mystery for loyal Doctor Watson: will he find love with the lovely Miss Morstan? Dossiers: The Andaman Islands The British In India

The Sign of Four

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This Scholastic Classics edition featuring Conan Doyle's famous detective is perfect for students and Sherlock enthusiasts alike. How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? When Sherlock Holmesis visited by a distressedyoung woman one darkand foggynight, he listens intently as she tells him about the disappearanceof her fatherten years before and how, four years after his death, she began to receive a large and beautiful pearlonce a year every year. Now she has a letter from the person who sent her the pearls: they wish to meet her. So begins a mysteriousadventure involving Holmes, his faithful sidekick Dr Watson, and the young woman, Mary Marston. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this was the second novel to feature the world-class detective, Sherlock Holmes, and thefirst to introduce the character of Miss Marston.

Sherlock Holmes The Sign of the Four

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This eBook edition of an intriguing Sherlock Holmes case has been specially formatted for today's e-readers. The Sign of the Four is a popular Sherlock Holmes book written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Set in the late 1880s, the case features a complex plot involving stolen treasure and a secret pact by four ex-convicts. The book is set in Colonial India, and is critically acclaimed for how well it humanizes the character of Sherlock Holmes (including his drug habit!). This eBook is highly recommended for all fans of the famous detective, and fiction lovers in general.

A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
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A Study in Scarlet brings Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson together for the first time, creating one of the most illustrious crime-solving partnerships of all times. In The Sign of Four, an incredible tale of greed and revenge unfolds as Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to the dark heart of London.

The Sign of Four

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Having received a cryptic message ten years after her father's sudden disappearance, a young woman asks Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery.

The Sign of the Four Collins Classics

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Arthur Conan Doyle The Sign of the Four illustrated

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of the Four (Illustrated) First published in 1890, The Sign of Four is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second book starring legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. The story is complex, involving a secret between four ex-cons from India and a hidden treasure. More complex than the first Holmes novel, The Sign of Four also introduces the detective's drug habit and leaves breadcrumbs for the reader that lead toward the final resolution. Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of the Four (Illustrated) After months without a case, the world’s greatest detective is aimless, his only stimulation the daily injection of his drug of choice. “Which is it today?” asks a disapproving Watson—“morphine or cocaine?” For a mind as finely tuned as Holmes’s, the dull routine of existence will not suffice. Arthur Conan Doyle : The Sign of the Four (Illustrated) Thankfully for Holmes’s health and Watson’s anxiety levels, a beautiful young woman soon calls at 221B Baker Street. Ten years ago, Mary Morstan’s father, a captain of the 34th Bombay Infantry, disappeared from a London hotel. Four years thereafter, Mary began to receive large, lustrous pearls in the mail—one per year, always delivered on May 4. Now, six pearls later, Mary is finally about to meet her anonymous benefactor and asks Holmes and Watson to accompany her for safety’s sake. The crime they uncover—in which a royal treasure, a diabolical double-cross, and a man-eating crocodile all play a part—is one of the most thrilling tales Arthur Conan Doyle ever wrote and a crucial chapter in the Sherlock Holmes saga. Arthur Conan Doyle : The Sign of the Four (Illustrated) This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. Arthur Conan Doyle : The Sign of the Four (Illustrated)

The Sign of Four Penguin English Library Edition

Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
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Every year since the mysterious disappearance of her father, Mary Morstan, a beautiful young woman, has received a lustrous pearl. Now her anonymous benefactor has requested a meeting, and Miss Morstan wants Holmes and Watson to accompany her. Together they uncover a story that began in far-off India with unimaginable treasures and terrible betrayal.

The Sign of the Four

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The Sign of the Four (1890), also called 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 story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan.

The Sign of Four Illustrated edition

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The Sign of the Four (1890), also called 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 has a complex plot involving service in India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan. Pretty illustrations by Vladislav Trotsenko provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.

A Study in Scarlet and the Sign of the Four

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.0000000000A Study in Scarlet introduced the great scientific detective Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, his friend and chronicler, to the reading public. This novel, a cornerstone in the annals of crime fiction, tells of their first meeting and how they set up in rooms together in Baker Street. It is not long before the charismatic sleuth and his faithful companion are plunged into a dramatic mystery which starts with the discovery of a corpse in a deserted house and the letters RACHE scrawled on the wall in blood. The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges - solving the theft of the great Agra treasure in India. In these two classic novels you have the foundation of the Sherlock Holmes legend. As well as his witty and illuminating Afterword to this edition, David Stuart Davies, the illustrious editor of Sherlock magazine, has provided a fascinating chronology of the Sherlock Holmes Stories.

The Sign of Four

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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 story is set in 1888. The Sign of Four has a complex plot involving service in India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan. According to Mary, in December 1878, her father had telegraphed her upon his safe return from India and requested her to meet him at the Langham Hotel in London. When Mary arrived at the hotel, she was told her father had gone out the previous night and not returned. Despite all efforts, no trace has ever been found of him. Mary contacted her father's only friend who was in the same regiment and had since retired to England, one Major John Sholto, but he denied knowing her father had returned. The second puzzle is that she has received six pearls in the mail from an anonymous benefactor, one per year since 1882 after answering an anonymous newspaper query inquiring for her. With the last pearl she received a letter remarking that she has been wronged and asking for a meeting. Holmes takes the case and soon discovers that Major Sholto had died in 1882 and that within a short span of time Mary began to receive the pearls, implying a connection. The only clue Mary can give Holmes is a map of a fortress found in her father's desk with the names of Jonathan Small, Mahomet Singh, Abdullah Khan and Dost Akbar. Holmes, Watson, and Mary meet Thaddeus Sholto, the son of the late Major Sholto and the anonymous sender of the pearls. Thaddeus confirms the Major had seen Mary's father the night he died; they had arranged a meeting to divide a priceless treasure Sholto had brought home from India. While quarreling over the treasure, Captain Morstan-long in weak health-suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to bring attention to the object of the quarrel-and also worried that circumstances would suggest that he had killed Morstan in an argument, particularly since Morstan's head struck a table as he fell-Sholto disposed of the body and hid the treasure. However, he himself suffered from poor health and an enlarged spleen (possibly due to malaria, as a quinine bottle stands by his bed). His own health became worse when he received a letter from India in early 1882. Dying, he called his two sons and confessed to Morstan's death and was about to divulge the location of the treasure when he suddenly cried, "Keep him out!" before falling back and dying. The puzzled sons glimpsed a face in the window, but the only trace was a single footstep in the dirt. On their father's body is a note reading "The Sign of Four". Both brothers quarreled over whether a legacy should be left to Mary Morstan, and Thaddeus left his brother Bartholomew, taking a chaplet and sending its pearls to Mary. The reason he sent the letter is that Bartholomew has found the treasure and possibly Thaddeus and Mary might confront him for a division of it.

The Hound of the Baskervilles a Study in Scarlet the Sign of Four

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The first three novels that, in 1887, introduced the world to Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson, who would go on to become two of the most widely admired characters in all of literature, are presented here in one hardcover volume. 10,000 first printing.