The Sign of the Four
Arthur Conan Doyle
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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
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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.