Hello, Neville Hurt!
Im was looking to learn how I could write a story and I stumbled upon book 1 of ,,the sign of four". Im a novice in this field, but I couldnt be happier that your work has been my introduction to writing - great book, love it - word of mouth already went around! Yet I have one suggestion for very serious improvement (that doesnt have to do with the content of the book).
It was rather difficult to find your book by internet-search. I had to use very unusual ways to find a download. I can only think of one reason for that to be the case: your book title - the sign of 4 - is very similiar to the title of a famous Sherlock Holmes novel - ,,the sign of the (!) four". So every time I typed ,,the sign of four" in to the search bar I only found this Sherlock Holmes book and other unrelated things that had nothing to do with your book. After a few days I then came up with the idea of finding out the name of the author (Neville Hurt) and only then did I find your book - that sure took alot of effort that I was only willing to make, because I knew no alternative (especially none with the premise that you promoted your book with). Long story short, my suggestion would be to change the title so it becames easier to find a download.
Im also excited for book 2 to come out one day!
It seems to me that you became inactive on this website, so I still hope that you get to see this message.