A Study in Scarlet
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A Study in Scarlet

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'There's a scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.'

From the moment Dr John Watson takes lodgings in Baker Street with the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, he becomes intimately acquainted with the bloody violence and frightening ingenuity of the criminal mind.

In A Study in Scarlet , Holmes and Watson's first mystery, the pair are summoned to a south London house where they find a dead man whose contorted face is a twisted mask of horror. The body is unmarked by violence but on the wall a mysterious word has been written in blood.

The police are baffled by the crime and its circumstances. But when Sherlock Holmes applies his brilliantly logical mind to the problem he uncovers a tragic tale of love and deadly revenge . . .

Title:A Study in Scarlet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1420925539
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:108 pages

    A Study in Scarlet Reviews

  • Stephen
    Jan 20, 2012

    The birth of a legend.... This is it...the novel in which Sir Arthur ushered the world’s greatest second best detective (after Batman) into our collective consciousness. Being the non-conformist re...

  • Tatiana
    Nov 28, 2010

    Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel is utterly unimpressive. In short, the book starts like this:[image error]and mid-way turns into this:And I am not even joking. The novel begins with H...

  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jan 15, 2017

    بالرغم من أعجابي الشديد بشخصية شيرلوك هولمز منذ الصغر بسبب مسلسل الانيمي الشهير في الثمانيناتوالذي قدم بشكل "...

  • Anne
    Aug 25, 2015

    Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Killer Mormons!But more about that later...Ok, the big deal about this one is that you get to see the Sherlock/Watson meet-cute. I mean, this is one of the most imp...

  • Delee
    Feb 20, 2013

    A STUDY IN SCARLET!!! First group-read for the intact official Non-Crunchy-Sans Pants- for no reason that I can figure out...but none-the-less...NON pants wearing GRs classic reading group. [image err...

  • Nilesh Kashyap
    Apr 16, 2012

    An anti-review I don’t read reviews of books, of which I am damn sure I will be reading it very soon. Now, I don’t know how this habit affects my reading.So, what happened was..I was not aware ...

  • Jeff
    Sep 01, 2015

    This is an underwhelming debut for one of literature’s most famous characters. Doyle’s Sherlock is in the nascent stage here and isn’t the fully fleshed out character, readers came to know. The ...

  • Carmen
    Aug 31, 2015

    Gregson and Lestrade had watched the maneuvers of their amateur companion with considerable curiosity and some contempt. They evidently failed to appreciate the fact, which I had begun to realize, tha...

  • Apatt
    Aug 29, 2011

    Ah! My dear reader of review, I see you have just returned from Afghanistan, in a black cab, driven by an Italian driver, on your way here you stopped for breakfast at a McDonald's where you were serv...

  • K.D. Absolutely
    Dec 28, 2011

    Not related to the book yetThis is the book that completes my 2011 Goodreads Reading Challenge! 275 books and I still have 3 days to spare. My first target was 200 because that was the the annual targ...

About Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record