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A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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A Study in Scarlet

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

77 ratings, 13 reviews

A Study in Scarlet, a short novel published in 1887, was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes story. At the beginning of the book, Dr. Watson meets the detective for the first time and we ride along with them to the scene of a murder. The crime baffles the Scotland Yard detectives, but of course Holmes solves it easily. In the second half of the story, the scene shifts to Utah as we learn the murderer’s history. The action returns to London in the last two chapters. In his first adventure, Holmes demonstrates many of the traits for which he later became well known: meticulous study of a crime scene, brilliant deductive reasoning, aptitude for chemistry and music, and the somewhat annoying habit of withholding crucial facts from Watson (and consequently the reader) until the conclusion of the case.

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77 ratings, 13 reviews

Jody J

October 30, 2013

Good story...slow at the start... Picks up towards the middle


Joao Maiochi

August 28, 2013

Fantastic story, the reader is excellent, this is the third time I enjoy hearing this book!


Jody Woodson

April 10, 2013

A great story well read.


Jeanine Narayanan

September 26, 2012

The reader is excellent! Wonderful listening. Thank you, Laurie Ann Walden (hope I didn't mangle your name too badly).


Nick Slaughter

September 08, 2012

A very enjoyable read, it really draws you into it until you just want to keep reading and see what happens. If you aren't much of a reader but you've heard of Sherlock Holmes or even seen the recent films like " Game of Shadows", where he's played by Robert Downey Junior, then you'll certainly enjoy this.


Charlene Jordan

August 20, 2012

Wonderful and entertaining. Love the mystery and suspense. Well narrated as well.


Jeanine McKnight

July 08, 2012



Cindi Grace

July 03, 2012

Great book. I liked the reader. Enjoyed the book within the book. This was my first of the sherlock holmes novels and. Still my fav out of 3.


John McGrath

June 14, 2012

CSI before technology


Lauren Pafford

June 11, 2012

Awesome!! The surprise at the revealing is soo unexpected!!


Jane McGinnis

May 04, 2012

Great story!


Jennifer Holmes

November 14, 2011

Good reader. Good story!! I'm very happy with this one!!


Misha Lugo

October 17, 2011

Love these books!