2015/06/04

Book Review:
The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

Title: The Sign of Four
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Published: 1890
Language: English
Pages: 160
Rating: 5/5

This book is a part of the Sherlock Holmes series.


Summary:
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on a new case, that of a young woman named Mary Marston, who has received a large pearl in the post every year for the past six years, and now a letter telling her of a treasure she should have inherited.

To seek justice, the three goes to meet her unknown benefactor, and this sets off a series of mysterious events...


Review:
Another enticing mystery from Doyle! As with the first one in this series, I loved this one.

The mystery is thrilling, fast-paced and I especially like the oriental vein that runs through the mystery. Although Sherlock and Watson never leave London, we get to visit all sorts of places.

There's a certain charm to the way Doyle writes. I can't quite pinpoint what it is that I find so enthralling. I like that it's short and concise and still rich. The story is short, but I never felt like I was missing anything.

The characters are wonderful, and I love what a duo the two companions make. They balance each other out in a wonderful way.

I would wholeheartedly recommend picking up some Sherlock Holmes to anyone who loves mystery.


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  1. I just discovered your blog and I'm so happy I did! Most of the book blogging world and BookTube is about YA novels, so I'm thrilled to see that you're loving some English classics. I've never read anything by Doyle yet, but I really want to. I'm doing a Penguin English Library Challenge myself (reading all the 105 titles on the list), so I will read this one eventually.

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    1. So happy you stopped by! Wow, you're reading all of them? That's impressive! How far along have you gotten? The books about Sherlock Holmes are a breeze and a delight :)

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