The Sign of the Four Author:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In 1886, Arthur Conan Doyle, M.D., created a character who would come to be known as the greatest sleuth of all time, a character of such cold, rational perfection, such a steely nerve, such unprecedented brilliance and unfailing popularity that he would ultimately resist death at the hands of his own creator. This character, of course, was Sher... more »lock Holmes, the world's first unofficial consulting detective.
Today, over 100 years after the master sleuth's first appearance, Holmes aficionados and novices alike will delight in this special Quality Paperback Book Club presentation of his remarkable adventures.
It is in The Sign of the Four that the full extent of Holmes' oddness becomes apparent. Unlike Watson, he is indifferent to the pleasures of romance, but he is grateful for the stimulation of cocaine during his idle days, for his mind "rebels at stagnation."
When the beautiful Miss Mary Morstan arrives at 221B Baker Street with a strange story and a note from an anonymous "friend" requesting a rendevouz, Holmes is intrigued-and Watson falls instantly in love. Their energetic investigations uncover an exotic tale of precious gems and treachery.« less