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The Sign of Four

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The second of the Sherlock Holmes novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally called the Sign of The Four, it has a complex plot involving the East India Company, the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and a secret pact among four convicts. It was the first time Holmes' drug habit was revealed.

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The Sign of Four

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The Langham Hotel

The plaque was unveiled by the writer and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

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