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by David Timson, Arthur Conan Doyle
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 2 months ago
In this second Sherlock Holmes novel, Dr. Watson falls adorably in love and we discover that Holmes has to keep his busy brain stimulated with cocaine when he doesn’t have a mystery to work on. As Watson regards this habit with the same level of disapproval that in 2019 we might regard a tobacco or ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 years ago
I don't see me re-reading this in the future. It's not a bad book, just not compelling. Reading about Holmes going in deep with his cocaine addiction is not interesting. And Watson hoping the case they are looking into keeps Holmes engaged is not that interesting either. If anything, I would say thi...
Linda Hilton
Linda Hilton rated it 2 years ago
I hadn't made up my mind about the Locked Room Mystery square until the last minute. For some of the other squares my choices were fairly long and I was looking forward to them, so I was glad to spot The Sign of the Four on the suggested list. The novel is included in The Works of A. Conan Doyle...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 3 years ago
“No, no: I never guess. It is a shocking habit,—destructive to the logical faculty. I chose this one for my read by flashlight/candlelight square for two reason: first, it is short, and second, there is something fitting about reading Sherlock Holmes by candlelight. This was a reread. I've alway...
ljubicasta rated it 3 years ago
Skinuto pola zvezdice zbog plitko opisanog odnosa V. i Meri. Cela situacija deluje usiljeno i naglo. Tj. ili meni deluje, ili se u to vreme taj bracni posao tako zavrsavao.
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 4 years ago
I have to confess, this is the first time I read a Sherlock Holmes story. I have seen movies and TV shows, but this is my first book. It was okay. I kept waiting for the twist, for the other shoe to drop. I guess that's a reflection of a modern day mystery mind-set? Sherlock Holmes did wear a c...
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 4 years ago
I bought this audiobook when it was a Daily Deal on Audible.I reviewed an e-book version of this way back in April, so I don't plan to write another synopsis or very much about the story itself. My feelings about the story didn't really change, although I was maybe more keenly aware of the giant pil...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
Sherlock Holmes sets aside his cocaine addiction for a case. A young woman has been receiving pearls in the mail once a year for four years and now has a chance to meet her mysterious benefactor. Can Holmes and Watson figure out what's really going on without being ensnared in a web of deceit and mu...
My Cup of Tea
My Cup of Tea rated it 4 years ago
Rating: 3½I need to re-read this. Stupid censored edition!
Familiar Diversions
Familiar Diversions rated it 5 years ago
I've only ever read a handful of the original Sherlock Holmes stories and novels, and I keep meaning to fix that. Although it's been a while since I last read A Study in Scarlet, I remembered enough to know that I wasn't a huge fan of it, so I decided to skip to the next one, The Sign of the Four. I...
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