The Sign Of The Four

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 short stories featuring the fictional detective.
Set in 1888, The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in India, the Indian Mutiny of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents Holmes's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel, A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Dr. Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan. (Excerpted from The Sign of the Four on Wikipedia.)

person AuthorSir Arthur Conan Doyle
language CountryUnited Kingdom
api GenreCrime, Detective and mystery stories
copyright CopyrightPublic domain in the United States.
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