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A tie-in edition of Conan Doyle''s first Sherlock Holmes
novel, with an introduction by Sherlock creator Steven
The hit BBC series Sherlock 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 pilot episode took as its inspiration the very first
Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet
-- and this new edition of Conan Doyle''s novel will allow
Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that
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
tells how it inspired the script for his episode.