A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year.
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A Good Start
Our introduction to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, and a good first step. Holmes is perhaps a bit too perfect, and Watson a bit too ingratiating, but Doyle will fix that with time. The main issues here are (a) how relatively simple the mystery is and (b) the long detour to a Wild West romance. Strange, by all standards, but a good read. It's also refreshing to read a novel which gives Mormons such an even-handed take.
A MUST READ
This a great book, the first half is with Sherlock holmes/Watson and the second with the background to the story. It's sad, but an amazing read all the same.
A great read
This book was completely engaging and Conan Doyle definitely displayed many influences that were prominent in his era. I throughly enjoyed the read and recommend this book to others.
The basic plot revolves around a mystery where Holmes has been engaged to help. It also explains the beginning of the friendship between Watsons and Holmes.