The hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict
Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic
Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new
generation of fans to the legendary detective. The debut episode
took as its inspiration the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, A
Study in Scarlet - and this edition of Conan Doyle's novel
will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the
power of that classic story.
A Study in Scarlet is the genre-defining work with
which popular crime fiction was born. A potent mix of serial
murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings and revenge, the
novel introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock
Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade and sees Sherlock and Dr
Watson meet and join forces for the first time as they track a
mysterious killer that stalks London's streets.
In addition to the original text, this edition also has an
introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, who
explains how it inspired the Sherlock script.