Greed, betrayal, and vengeance set the stage for this Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Sherlock Holmes is rescued from boredom by the strange case of Jonathan Small and the tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge. The mystery leads Holmes and Dr. Watson into an intricate plot regarding a lost treasure belonging to four convicts on the Andaman Islands.
"Sherlock is always a winner"
As a dense yellow fog swirls through the streets of London, a deep melancholy has descended on Sherlock Holmes, who sits in a cocaine-induced haze at 221B Baker Street. His mood is only lifted by a visit from a beautiful but distressed young woman---Mary Morstan, whose father vanished ten years before. Four years later she began to receive an exquisite gift every year: a large, lustrous pearl.
"Good not great"
The Sign of Four is the second story by Conan Doyle about the exploits of Sherlock Holmes. From the moment Mary Morstan tells Holmes about the mysterious disappearance of her father and the yearly gift of a pearl from an unknown benefactor, Holmes and his companion Watson are involved in an exotic tale of stolen treasure, secret oaths and murder, culminating in a breath-taking chase down the Thames. Holmes is on top form, and Watson falls in love.
"Revisiting the 1890 classic"
When an Englishwoman receives mysterious gifts of pearls and a letter promising to right wrongs done to her, she calls upon Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to investigate. This classic work of detective fiction is the second of Conan Doyle's books to feature Holmes and Watson.
The dark forces that have driven a rift between the four warrior Clans are growing stronger. Jayfeather, Lionblaze, and Dovepaw now know that unless they can unravel the true meaning behind the prophecy that binds them, the warrior code could be destroyed forever.
Sherlock Holmes is bored and case-less, and relieving his boredom by alternating morphine and cocaine. Enter the charming Miss Mary Morstan, with whom Watson is instantly smitten. She requests the assistance of Holmes and Watson to solve the mysterious disappearance of her father, and the subsequent invitation to "have justice" by an anonymous letter writer.
Miss Mary Morstan has received a single, valuable pearl every year on the same day for the last six years. The sender has remained anonymous - until now. This year, a note was included with the pearl: “Be at the third pillar from the left outside the Lyceum Theater at ten o'clock. If you are distrustful, bring two friends. You are a wronged woman, and you will have justice. Do not bring police. If you do, all will be lost. - Your unknown friend.”
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"Thorough and to the point"
Sherlock Holmes helps Mary Morstan find out the truth about her father and the man who has been sending pearls to her.
Miss Mary Morstan has been receiving pearls and she knows not why or from whom. Now she receives something else: a letter that promises to reveal the mystery and to "right the wrongs" against her. "If you distrust me," continued the correspondent, "bring two friends." She brings Sherlock Holmes and Watson.
"Bad Recording, Good Book"
Master sleuth Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson pursue a murderer and search for missing treasure in the Far East. This book also examines Holmes' addiction to opiates and introduces us to the love of Dr. Watson's life.
Med Sherlock Holmes som skarpsinnig vägledare får vi följa med honom och Dr Watson på våldsamma jakter på Themsen, i ett London som fortfarande vid förra sekelskiftet var fyllt med mystiska figurer och undersköna kvinnor. Här finns allt man kan önska av en äventyrsberättelse som med rätta blivit både stilbildande och klassisk.
Continuano le avventure di Sherlock Holmes con il fidato amico Watson, che durante le indagini rimane conquistato dal fascino della cliente.
When Miss Mary Morstan is invited to meet a secretive stranger, she asks Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to help her.
Captain Morstan has disappeared from his hotel without a trace. Should Miss Morstan dare to hope that her father is still alive?
What horrible scene awaits the famous detective and his friend when they break down the door to Bartholomew Sholto’s attic room? Who is the man with the wooden leg, and why is he so full of bitterness and hatred?
In London, Sherlock Holmes is suffering once more form the dreadful ennui which plagues him, when a beautiful young woman comes to him with a mystery which is to stretch even his remarkable deductive skills.
Il segno dei quattro è il secondo romanzo di Sir Arthur Conan Doyle di cui è protagonista il celebre detective Sherlock Holmes. Venne pubblicato nel 1890 e riscosse immediatamente un enorme successo in Gran Bretagna e negli Stati Uniti e resta uno dei più importanti casi che vedono come protagonista l'investigatore Sherlock Holmes ed il suo fido aiutante Watson.
In this second Sherlock Holmes novel, the indomitable sleuth is visited by a woman in distress. Each year on the anniversary of her father’s mysterious disappearance ten years ago, Miss Mary Morstan has been receiving pearls, she knows not why or from whom. This time, her anonymous benefactor wants to meet. In the letter, he promised to reveal the mystery and to “right the wrongs” against her. “If you distrust me,” he wrote, “bring two friends.” She brought Holmes and Watson.
"Well Written, Well Read"