November 29th, 2006

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Sherlock Holmes: "The Sign of the Four"

“The Sign of the Four,” Conan Doyle’s second Holmes novel, is underrated. It’s not one of those titles people instantly remember as A HOLMES STORY, like “A Study in Scarlet” or “Silver Blaze.” But it’s flat-out terrific, full of excitement and great character work; and it’s arguably the most cinematic of the Holmes stories, save perhaps “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”

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