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The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Sign of the Four (1890)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

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Upper-Intermediate Early, Sherlock Holmes, 2 Audio CDs
  ChatterMatters | Jul 17, 2018 |
Sherlock Holmes, Upper-Intermediate Early,
  ChatterMatters | Jul 17, 2018 |
Mysterious communications from a man long dead, a murder mystery decades old, hidden treasure, and a chase scene down the Thames. What more could one want? Oh yes, how about a love story, disguises, and Sherlock Holmes sinking ever deeper into depression?

Certainly. I'm in.

While nowhere near as good a mystery story as [b:A Study in Scarlet|102868|A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)|Arthur Conan Doyle|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348362236s/102868.jpg|1997473] [b:The Sign of the Four|8353094|The Sign of the Four A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel|Ian Edginton|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328767350s/8353094.jpg|43148959] makes up for what it lacks in intrigue in that regard with interesting character studies. Here, Sherlock Holmes turns to drug abuse to make up for a lack of cases and sinks ever deeper into his depression when there's a hitch in solving the case and John Watson turns his interest elsewhere. It's a fascinating thing to watch from the outside and an interesting commentary on the friendship between the two. ( )
  Lepophagus | Jun 14, 2018 |
My least favorite of the four novels. I mean, there's a woman in it, of all the ridiculous things. And then Watson marries her, un-fuckin-believable. ( )
  Joanna.Oyzon | Apr 17, 2018 |
আবার শার্লক পড়ার স্বিদ্ধান্ত যে ভুল নেই নি বোঝাই যাচ্ছে! ( )
  RashikNahiyen | Apr 16, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Doyle, Arthur Conanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ackroyd, PeterIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clarke, DavidNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Del Buono , OresteContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Freeman, MartinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gallone, MariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glinert, EdEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gutschmidt, RichardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, DerekNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Korhonen, JussiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roden, ChristopherEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet; and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes - Edição Completa: Romances e Contos by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantelpiece, and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case.
Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel-piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat moracco case.
"What is it today," I asked, "morphine or cocaine?"
"No, no: I never guess. It is a shocking habit - destructive to the logical faculty."
"While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant."
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"A locked-room murder,
priceless treasure? Business as
usual, Watson!"

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140439072, Paperback)

Yellow fog is swirling through the streets of London, and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until the arrival of a distressed and beautiful young lady forces the great detective into action. Each year following the strange disappearance of her father, Miss Morstan has received a present of a rare and lustrous pearl. Now, on the day she is summoned to meet her anonymous benefactor, she consults Holmes and Watson.

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A beautiful young woman seeks the help of Holmes and Watson when the mysterious benefactor who has been sending her a pearl each year since her father disappeared wants to meet her. Involved are a priceless hoard of Indian treasure and a murderer. whose trademark is "the sing of four.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0140439072, 0141034378, 0241952964

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Urban Romantics

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Editions: 1909175277, 1909175285

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