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Arthur Conan Doyle - The Sign of Four (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B001961
  • Format : Slightly Smaller 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
  • Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
  • Published : 1890 (This Edition - 2007 - Penguin Red Classic Fiction)
  • ISBN : 9780141034379
  • SKU : B001961
  • PPC : LL220gm
  • RRP : £6.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

The Sign of Four means murder . . .

A dense yellow miasma swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation.

For Mary Morstan has received several large pearls - one a year for the last six years - and now a mystery letter telling her she is a wronged woman. Now she is to meet her unknown benefactor, bringing with her two companions.

But unbeknownst to all, others stalk London's fog enshrouded streets - a one-legged ruffian with revenge on his mind - and his companion, who places no value on human life.

It is in this, the second Holmes novel, that the great detective comes fully to life - not only as a melancholic and an inscrutable master of deduction, but also as an incurable drug addict.

The Sign of Four remains a small masterpiece of suspense, and the novel has enjoyed a steady readership ever since its first publication in 1890. In recent years, however, it has not been readily available except as a part of larger omnibus Holmes anthologies.


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