Red Classics Study In Scarlet

Mass Market Paperback | March 4, 2008

byArthur Conan Doyle

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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 …

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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 o...

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...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7 × 4.5 × 0.6 inPublished:March 4, 2008Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141034335

ISBN - 13:9780141034331

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The beginning of Sherlock I've read most of the Sherlock stories and this one is still my favourite. The Sherlock saga is great but like most, you can't be the original in my opinion. I got a clear sense of "origin story" while reading this and it was interesting to see Sherlock and Watson's growth moving forward. The mystery, suspense and surprises still live up to today's standards, which is a lot to say for a book written well over 100 years ago.
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