A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)

A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)

'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, ...

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Title:A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)
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 (Sherlock Holmes #1) 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 ???????: ???? ?? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ???????: ????? ???? ????? ?????: ????????? ????? ???????? ?? ????????? ??????? ???...
  • Jacob
    Sep 03, 2011
    Mormons and murder, aaaiiieeeee! For those who prefer their Sherlock Holmes served up pure and without digression (and I am one), it is possible to skip over the long omniscient passage entitled "The Country of the Saints" without losing "the scarlet thread of murder." Indeed, rare is...
  • 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...
  • 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: [image error] 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 an...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • C.G. Drews
    Nov 22, 2015
    SO I DID IT. CONGRATULATE ME. I read an adult book and a classic and I survived!! *flings confetti over self* Okay, except that actually I listened to an audio and I'm 100% sure the audio is the only reason I survived it, because, gawsh...while it's incredibly interesting, it's written...
  • 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?...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jan 15, 2017
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  • Karlyflower *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
    Jan 30, 2015
    Non-Crunchy Bubby Read.....set to commence August 31. I've been really crap at this whole getting to it part of buddy-reads lately. I'd apologize, but I'm fresh out of fucks to give. *shrugs* 3 Stars Verdict: Smooth writing, with a somewhat crunchy story-line. A ...
  • 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...
  • Pooja
    Feb 05, 2017
    The Sherlock TV Series made me investigate upon the works by Arthur Conan Doyle. I must say monologues by Sherlock in the book are extremely great. I can't wait to read more books on Sherlock. ...
  • José
    Feb 27, 2015
    Pods encontrar esta y otras reseas en mi blog. Desde hace un tiempo tengo en mi Kindle un ebook con todas las novelas y cuentos de Sherlock Holmes (titulado The Complete Sherlock Holmes, es muy recomendable), y decid que ya era hora de empezar a leer las aventuras de uno d...
  • Evelyn (devours and digests words)
    Sep 03, 2015
    I feel like I can finally settle down in peace knowing that I have read the most renowned classical detective novel - before my death! I've been a big fan of all the Sherlock Holmes movies (the ones with Robert Downer Jr and Jude Law as the casting) but believe it or not, reading th...
  • 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...
  • Carlos
    May 14, 2015
    Los libros cortos me producen algo extrao: no puedo entrar en la historia y en los personajes (Con excepcin de los libros del nico y gran Franz Kafka). Cuando siento que estoy camino a meterme en la historia, el libro se acaba y no puedo hacerme muy amigo con los personajes o inc...
  • Carlos De Eguiluz
    Jun 28, 2017
    3.85 En esta brillante y corta historia, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle nos introduce al descarado y sumamente analtico detective Sherlock Holmes y a su inseparable acompaante, el doctor militar John Watson ?como dato, esto representa una de las ms grandes presentaciones en el mun...
  • Ɗắɳ  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'...