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The Sign of the Four

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The great Sherlock Holmes returns in "The Sign of the Four". The drama begins when a woman arrives on Holmes's doorstep asking for his help finding an anonymous person who has been sending her mysterious gifts and letters. Holmes agrees to investigate-but soon he and Dr. Watson find themselves entangled in a deadly treasure hunt.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 07, 2011 – Adaptations of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes adventures have been mounted in virtually every medium short of nude interpretive dance and have varied widely in quality, but this version of the second Holmes novel is outstanding. Reuniting the creative team that previously adapted The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet, this volume features all of the hallmarks of the original prose. and the visual translation is rich with Victorian period atmosphere. Culbard's animation background is evident in the clean and deceptively simple artwork. The adaptation also does justice to the complicated plot involving a secret born during the Indian Rebellion in 1857.The narrative is also notable in the Holmes oeuvre for featuring Watson confronting Holmes about the detective's cocaine habit (which Holmes claims keeps his mind sharp when his daily life becomes a bore), and the introduction of Mary Morstan, a client who comes to mean a great deal to Dr. Watson. A real treat in every way.

Customer Reviews

Not ACDoyle's Best

Nothing wrong with the specific edition.

As to the story, though, and setting aside all the factors that are inconguous now vs. when it was written, for poor aptitude at time travel is an inapt criticism of authors, it has issues. The writing style is wooden, the character development is flat, the application of Holmes' particular intellectual skills is less noteworthy than in late stories, and the introduction of homicidal cannibals seems a crutch, a la Burroughs in the Tarzan stories, and a substitute for more sophisticated or credible plot development.

A great boat race

This story is an old favorite. The boat race is exciting & the 'irregulars' are a fun addition to the story.

The sign of the four

Terrific book! Classic Holmes! Great read on the iPad.

The Sign of the Four
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: Jan 01, 1930
  • Publisher: Public Domain
  • Seller: Public Domain
  • Print Length: 175 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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