A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the first of four Sherlock Holmes novels and 56 short stories. This is the book that introduced Holmes, Dr. Watson and Scotland Yard Inspectors Gregson and Lestrade to the world. It starts out by telling how Holmes and Dr. Watson met and follows them, Gregson and Lestrade on a mystery where a dead body was found a house that wasn't lived in at the time. There were no signs of struggle and no visible wounds on the victim which made it more complex.
I like this book by the way it shows how Holmes goes about his investigation and solves clues before any of the experts. I also like how it gives a good background of the victims an the murderer. I'd say that this should be the first book of any Sherlock Holmes stories to read.
This book can be downloaded for free in various ebook formats from:
Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/244
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-study-in-scarlet-a-novel-arthur-conan-doyle/1026745750?ean=2940022430844
Tim's Rating: *****
(Five out of five stars)
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