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“The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.”

About Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL was a British writer, who created the character, Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr Watson. The books were an overnight success and were later adapted into a series of shows and movies.

About The Sign Of Four

It is the second novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and It is a story of a war veteran who returns to England from India with a boatload of unknown wealth. He eventually tells his sons about the wealth and a hidden treasure as a death bed confession-but dies before telling them anything about the location of the treasure.

The book takes you to an extraordinary journey from the British suburbs to the streets of India in the Mughal era. It’s more of a treasure hunt than a detective novel but the mystery surrounding the treasure will keep you on your heels. The story involves theft, murder, corruption and treachery, all classic elements for any detective to investigate.

Life After Reading The Sign Of Four

I totally enjoyed reading this book and I would say it’s a live example of how a detective novel should be written. I liked how the story progressed and how it turned from a missing person investigation into a treasure hunt. Overall a compelling book with a great storyline and strong characters.