Conan-Doyle, Arthur: Sign of Four

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May the 22 1859 in Edinburgh, the capitol of Scotland. First he studied medical at the university of edinburgh and than practices as doctor for a short time. In 1879 he published his first short story and eigth years later his first novel. This novel was his first Sherlock Homes story. Later three other novells and five books with short storys followed.In his whole life Doyle was author of more than 50 book, he wrote about history (The White Company), science fiction (The Lost World) and many other topics, but he is best know for his Sherlock Holmes storys.In 1902 he was knighted for his work on the war propaganda book The War in South Africa: Its Cause and Conduct.In his hole life he was interessted in spiritualism and mystic. After his son died in World War I he spent the rest of his life on this topic, he also wrote some books about this topic and in the year 1930 he died. Sign of Four (1890) This is one of the early works of Doly and the second Sherlock Holmes story. The story is about the detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson. All starts in the apartment of Holmes and Watson were they met a lady, Miss Morstan. She told about her father who disappeared after a journey to India and that four years later the saw an atvertisment in the newspaper whichs asks for the address of Miss Morston. The next day she advertised her address in the newspaper and than received some pearls, but without a letter.Some ...

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