September 13, 2015

The Sign of Four by Sir Aruthur Conan Doyle

Published: 1890 and many times over
Number of pages: varies depending on version but arount 85
Genre: Mystery, Classic
Series; Sherlock Holmes #2

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. Now she has had an intriguing invitation to meet her unknown benefactor and urges Holmes and Watson to accompany her. And in the ensuing investigation - which involves a wronged woman, a stolen hoard of Indian treasure, a wooden-legged ruffian, a helpful dog and a love affair - even the jaded Holmes is moved to exclaim, 'Isn't it gorgeous!'

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What did I think of this book:
This book was ok I liked it right up until the last 20 pages. When I got to that point it got boring to me. I will say it is interesting how Sherlock Holmes seems to be able to come up with everything to solve the mystery just by looking at things. It was also nice to see a love interst maybe begining for Dr. Watson. I have a new appreciation for these books after reading the first two by this author. 

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