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A study in scarlet ; and, the sign of four

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, ©2003.
Series: Dover thrift editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discharged from the military after suffering severe wounds, Dr. Watson unsuccessfully searches for accommodation until a chance encounter leads him to Sherlock Holmes, and 221 B Baker Street. Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician and an expert on the universal aspects of crime. He reveals to Watson that he is a consulting detective and soon draws Watson into his investigation of a bizarre murder. A new
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories, English
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN: 0486431665 9780486431666
OCLC Number: 51985042
Description: ix, 180 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: A study in scarlet --
The sign of the four.
Series Title: Dover thrift editions.
Other Titles: Sign of four.
Responsibility: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Discharged from the military after suffering severe wounds, Dr. Watson unsuccessfully searches for accommodation until a chance encounter leads him to Sherlock Holmes, and 221 B Baker Street. Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician and an expert on the universal aspects of crime. He reveals to Watson that he is a consulting detective and soon draws Watson into his investigation of a bizarre murder. A new partnership begins unbeknownst to Watson as they start with an unmarked corpse, a wedding ring and a mysterious message scrawled in blood are the clues to a man driven to fulfill a terrible oath sworn more than twenty years before.

Sign of four: A beautiful young woman seeks the help of Holmes and Watson when the mysterious benefactor who has been sending her a pearl each year since her father disappeared wants to meet her. Involved are a priceless hoard of Indian treasure and a murderer. whose trademark is "the sign of four.

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