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The Sign of Four
By Peter Ackroyd (introduced by) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date October 1, 2001
Pages 128
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140439076
ISBN-10 0140439072
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $10.00
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Summary
Having received cryptic messages and valuable pearls after her father's sudden disappearance, a young woman asks Sherlock Holmes to solve the mystery.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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