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Short Synopsis
When an Englishwoman receives mysterious gifts of pearls and a letter promising to right wrongs done to her, she calls upon Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to investigate. This recording of The Sign of Four includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story "The Red-Headed League."

Full Synopsis
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. 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!"

This audiobook includes the bonus Sherlock Holmes story "The Red-Headed League."

The Sign of Four

A Sherlock Holmes Novel


Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Narrated by Simon Prebble

Publication date Nov 23, 2009

Running time 5 hrs

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