Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father was an alcoholic but his mother was a well-educated lady who instilled a love of literature in the young Conan Doyle’s active imagination. It has been noted that she was a brilliant and vivid story teller and would read to him often. Conan Doyle himself has written of her dramatic enactments late at night and of how they were so etched in his memories that later in life he could not separate what was real from what was fantasy. Inspiration turned into long hours spent writing the classic Sherlock Holmes tales, and now these MP3 and CD audiobooks bring that creative flair to vivid life.
‘The Sign of the Four’ was the second book featuring Sherlock Holmes to be written and is a squeal to ‘A Study in Scarlet’. This book sees the introduction of the lovely Mary Morstan, a lady who is to become a reoccurring role in the Sherlock Holmes series. The plot follows Holmes and Watson's gripping investigations into stolen treasure and a tragic murder. As motives of revenge are revealed this is the archetypal crime investigation story set to a back drop of dark and chilling 1880s London.
This novel has been adapted for TV and Film audiences at least 12 times. Now you can buy this classic tale of dastardly murder and outstanding detective work on BBC audiobooks to enjoy at any time.