A Study in Scarlet

A Study in Scarlet

'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 'There's a scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, a...

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Title:A Study in Scarlet
Author:Arthur Conan Doyle
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:A Study in Scarlet
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:123 pages pages

A Study in Scarlet Reviews

  • Geoff
    May 14, 2013
    Detectives have artists' eyes; and artists have the eyes of detectives. I don't think anyone knows how much I want to be Sherlock Holmes. Aloof, apart, always observing, eyes wide open, untethered to worldly affairs beyond what immediacy makes necessity, quick-tongued, lightning-braine...
  • Miriam
    Nov 26, 2011
    I realized recently that I never reread Sherlock Holmes. I received collected SH for Christmas when I was nine, and read it all (with the exception of Hound of the Baskervilles, which I skipped at the time because I was afraid it might involve bad things happening to dogs) over vacatio...
  • Kemper
    May 28, 2010
    Sherlock Holmes is a dick. And I don?t mean that as a reference to the character being a private detective. Sure, he may be brilliant, but he?s also arrogant, condescending, cold, rude, self-absorbed and generally an insufferable douche bag. If Watson wasn?t such a brown-nose...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Nov 17, 2009
    A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1), Arthur Conan Doyle A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become two of the most famous characters...
  • Alejandro
    May 10, 2016
    The Game is on! ENTER THE DETECTIVE It's in this very first novel where the great character Sherlock Holmes, along with Dr. John Watson, are introduced to the audience in their first case together. It wasn't an instantenous success, but gladly it was appreciated soon eno...
  • Nancy Oakes
    Dec 23, 2017
    like a 3.7 rounded up. The very first Sherlock Holmes story, reading A Study in Scarlet seems to be appropriate at this time of year, since it was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. I didn't know that when I'd decided to read it, but I'd say that's a nice coincidence...
  • Fabian
    Nov 05, 2017
    Marvelous to see how the rules of detective fiction/noir are placed so meticulous and clear in this, the first Sherlock Holmes novel. Halfway the locale turns exotic--Holmes already knows who the culprit is--and, fittingly, the motive is but half the story! What a feeling of pervasive ...
  • Stephen
    Jan 20, 2012
    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 rebel that I am, I started off bassackwards by reading The Valley of Fear and then...
  • Anne
    Aug 25, 2015
    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 important meetings in the history of all literature! Come on, people! Get excit...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Dec 28, 2011
    Not related to the book yet This is the book that completes my 2011 Goodreads Reading Challenge! 275 books and I still have 3 days to spare. My first target was 200 because that was the the annual target of the author Nicholas Sparks as he said in one of his interviews. But I achiev...
  • Tatiana
    Nov 28, 2010
    Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel is utterly unimpressive. In short, the book starts like this: and mid-way turns into this: And I am not even joking. The novel begins with Holmes and Watson meeting, moving into their Baker Street apartment and then investi...
  • Apatt
    Aug 29, 2011
    Ah! My dear reader of review, I see you have just returned from Afghanistan, in a black cab, driven by an Italian driver, on your way here you stopped for breakfast at a McDonald's where you were served by a pregnant red-headed lady. I am sure you are wondering how I know all this. Wel...
  • Brina
    Nov 18, 2017
    Mysteries are my go to palette cleanser in between denser reads. I have a few go to series, but as my current contemporary series may be winding down, I am always on the lookout for mysteries both old and new. Even though the phrase "elementary, my dear Watson," has become part of the ...
  • Melanie
    Jan 14, 2019
    ?There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror? I?m going to keep this short and (somewhat) sweet, because this is a very short little introduction that started it all. Everyone?s favorite original detectiv...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Aug 04, 2018
    Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: a book with your favorite color in the title The beginning was great, as we got to see Watson meet Holmes for the first time, and discover some of his quirky personality traits. We see them jump into a little murder case, and work through ...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Nov 20, 2018
    The first Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson novel, Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet is just lots of fun! The scenes, especially in part 1 are ones we've seen interpreted in shows like BBC's Sherlock, but it's definitely enjoyable to read about (as well as watch) how it all ...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    Oct 08, 2017
    4.5 ?Let us see if there is justice upon the earth, or if we are ruled by chance.? I read all of Sherlock's adventures when I was around twelve and fell desperately in love. And yet, I didn't think that rereading them would be such a riventing and, in a sense, demaning experi...
  • Henry Avila
    May 01, 2017
    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 desolate deserts of the savage wastelands of Utah, 1847 , nothing here...before ther...
  • Shayantani Das
    Jan 18, 2012
    Rating: 4 stars This is my first Sherlock Holmes novel and yes, I am ashamed for not having read it earlier. I suppose that, what LOTR trilogy is to the fantasy world, Sherlock Holmes is to the detective/crime genre. Reading it is kind of like getting a degree. So anyway friends, I ...
  • Delirious Disquisitions
    Apr 04, 2018
    You should read this if you like: Sherlock Holmes stories or its many adaptations, detective novels, short mysteries, Victorian London setting. What a delightful read! Sherlock Holmes and his detective stories have always been a favorite of mine. But while I?m very familiar with ...
  • Delee
    Feb 20, 2013
    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 error] I read A STUDY IN SCARLET waaaaaaaay back in my younger days- and remember...
  • Nilesh Kashyap
    Apr 16, 2012
    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 of the fact that ?I had to be surprised when the second part of the book sta...
  • Luffy
    Jun 29, 2018
    This was a reread. I have read this book many times. It still holds up well. Sherlock Holmes is here, intact, unchanged, canon. Both Lestrade and Watson are a foil to Sherlock's genius. I liked reliving the case and its unraveling. It was a nicety to concentrate on the serious side ...
  • Jeff
    Sep 01, 2015
    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 steady and reliable narrator, Dr. John Watson gets introduced to Holmes in Watson?...
  • Jayson
    Aug 01, 2013
    (A-) 82% | Very Good Notes: Despite its mediocre sojourn to Utah, it's an enjoyable read, and an interesting look at the original version of Holmes. ...
  • Carmen
    Aug 31, 2015
    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, that Sherlock Holmes's smallest actions were all directed towards some definite and pract...
  • James
    Jul 28, 2015
    This is where it all started - the brilliance of Arthur Conan Doyle and the wonderful creation that is Sherlock Holmes along with Dr Watson and cast of supporting characters are all here and in fantastic form. Whilst less well known than other Holmes novel (i.e. 'Hound of the Basker...
  • Kai
    Apr 16, 2015
    ?There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.? Sherlock Holmes is a legend. I've watched movies and TV shows, heard stories and read adaptions, but to this day I never read the o...
  • Aishu Rehman
    Jul 01, 2018
    It seems like it would be an odd way to tell such a story, in two disparate parts, but both parts of the story are well-told and gripping. Though, I found the adventure in Utah to be particularly edge-of-the-seat. There?s a reason Holmes was such a popular character. Arthur Conan Doy...
  • Ɗẳɳ  2.☊
    Aug 31, 2015
    ????? ?There's the 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.? Here we have the first ever Sherlock Holmes mystery originally published in the magazine, Beeton'...