A Penguin English Library Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan DoyleA Penguin English Library Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

A Penguin English Library Study In Scarlet

byArthur Conan Doyle

Paperback | October 28, 2014

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The Penguin English Library edition When Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London, Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in a rictus of horror. There is no mark of violence on the body yet a single word is written on the wall in blood. Dr Watson is as baffled as the police, but Holmes's brilliant analytical skills soon uncover a trail of murder, revenge and lost love . . .
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individ...
Title:A Penguin English Library Study In ScarletFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.3 inPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141395524

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Excellent characters and easy to read good story
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from As fascinating as ever It's been a long time since I visited the inhabitants of that famous apartment on Baker St. I remember the Holmes stories in bits and pieces, but also remember that I quite enjoyed them. That certainly hasn't changed. Holmes is as fascinating as ever, and this, his first adventure with Watson was as enjoyable and enigmatic this time around as it was the last time I read it, almost thirty years ago. Looking forward to the rest.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a fine introduction to the iconic duo. Really shows how their dynamics are going to play in future stories. The story was split into two parts, which I was surprised by as I had never heard that it was. I definitely enjoyed part one more, and my interest dipped a tad as part two took me by surprise and out of the loop for a little while. Much less interest in the Mormon story. A good start and I'm keen to read more in the series.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Story This was such a fun read. I really like that the story is told from Watson's POV!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Strories! Nobody does it better than Sherlock and Watson! Great mysteries for young and old.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Incredible adventure stories. Great to read as a teen, and again as an adult.
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Brilliant Beginning Perhaps the twist is obvious but you never manage to figure it all out until the very end and that is the sign of a brilliant detective novel.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The book that started it all! Everyone needs an individual copy of a Study in Scarlet. Even with the complete editions that are very popular, having the first book on it's own is wonderful. The story itself is thrilling regardless of how many times it is read which makes it a timeless classic. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great start to a classic series! A great classic to introduce the reader to Sherlock Holmes, one of the most incredible detectives in literature.
Date published: 2016-11-10