A Study in Scarlet

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:
Number of Pages:108 pages

    A Study in Scarlet Reviews

  • Stephen

    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...

  • Mohammed Arabey

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  • Tatiana

    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...

  • Anne

    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...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)

    SO I DID IT. CONGRATULATE ME. I read an adult book and a classic and I survived!! *flings confetti over self* Okay, except that actually I listened to an audio and I'm 100% sure the audio is the only ...

  • Henry Avila

    This nifty novel ( really a novella) the first Sherlock Holmes book written in 1887, is rather strange since it is set both in the culture, of brimming Victorian London, 1881, and the dry , very hot ...

  • Delee

    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

    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

    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

    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...