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The sign of four means murder... A dense yellow miasma swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation. For Mary Morstan has received several large pearls - one a year for the last six years - and now a mystery letter telling her she is a wronged woman. Is she would seel justice she is to meet her unknown benefactor, bringing with her two companions. But unbeknownst to all, others stalk London's fog enshrouded streets: a one-legged ruffian with revenge on his mind - and his companion, who places no value on human life...
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.Visit Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Booktopia Author Page
Series: Penguin Classics
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: April 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.5 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 17.7
Edition Number: 1