The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) Read Online Free - 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!'
|Title||:||The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||129 pages|
May 31, 2012
Tsk, Tsk, Tsk...apparently that’s NOT tobacco Sherlock Holmes is smoking.
You have to love the daring Sir Arthur displayed in this novel vis-à-vis his iconic detective. How many writers would have the chutzpah to risk tarnishing the mystique of their signature creation by depicting him shooting...
January 09, 2018
Sherlock Holmes is bored, he hasn't had a new, interesting case in quite a while, no big deal you say? It is if the man is the notorious self- destructive detective, the best whoever was, (or will be) as his arm will clearly reveal....too many injections of mind - numbing drugs can testify to thi...
September 19, 2015
I still love you, but this was...not your best book, buddy.
Hmm. Ok, now I remember why I never really read the full-length Sherlock stories very much, and usually preferred to stick with the shorties.
This was kinda...*cough* dull. And really hard to get through. Plus, (and I know it...
November 04, 2015
If you got bad news
You want to kick them blues
When your day is done and you got to run
If your thing is gone and you want to ride on
Don't forget this fact
You can't get back
Remind me again what you’re singing about, J.J. Cale?
Doyle doesn’t waste any time in introduci...
October 04, 2015
September buddy-read with The Non-Crunchy Classics Funky Bunch.
Sex, Marry, Kill...
For some reason when reading THE SIGN OF FOUR- that fun- little, messed up game- kept popping into my head.
Maybe...partly...because this is the book that Watson falls in loooooove...and partly because a...
February 10, 2017
“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”
I initially went 3.5 stars and rounded up to four, but only a week later, after reading The Hound of the Baskervilles, I could barely remember what this one was ab...
September 02, 2015
Sherlock Holmes sets aside his cocaine addiction for a case. A young woman has been receiving pearls in the mail once a year for four years and now has a chance to meet her mysterious benefactor. Can Holmes and Watson figure out what's really going on without being ensnared in a web of deceit and...
March 27, 2018
Greed is murderous!
This is the second book and also the second novel-length by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about the character of Sherlock Holmes
THE GREAT DETECTIVE RETURNS
The first thing that shocked me when I read the very first time this book was reading that Sherlock Holmes was using cocaine!
November 07, 2010
Despite being a huge crime/mystery reader, I’ve never been a big fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories. After recently reading A Study in Scarlet and now The Sign of Four, I realize that it’s not me to blame. It’s Holmes. He’s just too much of an obnoxious show-off for me to like. Add in some Victor...
April 17, 2017
"My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the daily routine of existence. I crave for mental exa...