The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

192 pages first pub 1890 (editions)

fiction classics crime mystery adventurous mysterious medium-paced

Description

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...

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Moods

mysterious 90%
adventurous 81%
dark 17%
tense 17%
challenging 12%
funny 9%
lighthearted 7%
informative 5%
reflective 4%
relaxing 3%
emotional 2%
inspiring 1%
sad 1%

Pace

medium 59%
fast 29%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 77% | A mix: 19% | Character: 3%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 11% | Yes: 11% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 52% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 54% | Yes: 25% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 17% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.61

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