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A Study in Scarlet (1887)

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)

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Deduction porn, really. Rather large digression in the middle though. ( )
  trilliams | May 30, 2015 |
I loved the story and the way it was constructed then deconstructed at the end to show the thinking of the great detective. I look forward to reading the rest of Conan Doyle's work which I have just acquired on Kindle. ( )
  MathewBridle | May 4, 2015 |
Viciados (como eu) lêem-no a jato. Holmes e Watson nos são brilhantemente apresentados. Um homem é encontrado morto em uma casa de um decadente subúrbio de Londres: o mistério principia. Holmes usa seus impressionantes métodos de dedução e faz com que o assassino caia diretamente em suas mãos. Então, a história toma um rumo inesperado e algo canhestro. Voltamos algumas décadas no tempo, para os Salt Flats de Utah (EUA), e seguimos a história de dois viajantes perdidos, salvos por mórmons. Tudo muito estranho e pouco sherloquiano,. Aparentemente Conan Doyle não fazia idéia de onde o personagem de Holmes iria, depois de tudo isso. Os contos e romances que se seguiriam foram muito melhores. Mas toda "franquia" tem que começar em algum lugar: num Estudo em Vermelho. Sabe-se que Doyle nunca imaginou que Holmes fosse durar tanto tempo e ser tão parodiado e imitado, até hoje. Mas foi aqui que tudo começou. Até ficar cada vez melhor. ( )
  jgcorrea | Apr 24, 2015 |
Doyle's work is surprisingly accessible for being so old. I'm glad that a bookcrossing.com member gave me a stack of Holmes. This novelette (?) was actually one of my least favorite, though, as it got complex and boring. Start with a short story collection. (Hound of the Baskervilles was also one that dragged for me.) ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
A Study in Scarlet is the first Sherlock Holmes book written by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not only do we “meet” the character of Sherlock Holmes, but we also learn of how Holmes begins his partnership with Dr. John Watson. In this debut, a dead man is discovered in a bloodstained room. The only clues are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio's Decameron, and a word scrawled in blood on the wall. After only a quarter of the narrative our hero solves the mystery, following which we travel back in time to learn the prehistory of the crime, set in the Mormon community of 1840s-1860s Utah. This can be a little disconcerting. However, prevail because the stories will collide, everything will fall into place and you will realize why these story continue to intrigue readers today. 5 out of 5 stars. ( )
  marsap | Mar 18, 2015 |
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Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Illustrated Novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet; The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet; and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes ; The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes ; The return of Sherlock Holmes ; The hound of the Baskervilles ; A study in scarlet ... the Bruce-Partington plans (Masters Library) by Arthur Conan Doyle

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In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the Army.
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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.
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Who killed the two American travellers [book spelling] ... one with a poison pill, the other with a knife to the heart?

Why did the murderer inscribe the German word for "vengeance" in blood? Why did he leave behind a woman's wedding ring?

What was the connection between these two deaths and thd dangerous Socialist societies flourishing on the Continent and in America?

And how did Holmes, in London, unravel a mystery that began in the desert wastes of Utah, spread to the capital cities of Europe and came to a fatal climax in England?
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Arthur Conan Doyle's Study in Scarlet is the first published story involving the legendary Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world's best-known detective, and the first narrative by Holmes's Boswell, the unassuming Dr. Watson, a military surgeon lately returned from the Afghan War. Watson needs a flat-mate and a diversion. Holmes needs a foil. And thus a great literary collaboration begins.

Watson and Holmes move to a now-famous address, 221B Baker Street, where Watson is introduced to Holmes's eccentricities as well as his uncanny ability to deduce information about his fellow beings. Somewhat shaken by Holmes's egotism, Watson is nonetheless dazzled by his seemingly magical ability to provide detailed information about a man glimpsed once under the streetlamp across the road.

Then murder. Facing a deserted house, a twisted corpse with no wounds, a mysterious phrase drawn in blood on the wall, and the buffoons of Scotland Yard--Lestrade and Gregson--Holmes measures, observes, picks up a pinch of this and a pinch of that, and generally baffles his faithful Watson. Later, Holmes explains: "In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward.... There are few people who, if you told them a result, would be able to evolve from their own inner consciousness what the steps were which led up to that result." Holmes is in that elite group.

Conan Doyle quickly learned that it was Holmes's deductions that were of most interest to his readers. The lengthy flashback, while a convention of popular fiction, simply distracted from readers' real focus. It is when Holmes and Watson gather before the coal fire and Holmes sums up the deductions that led him to the successful apprehension of the criminal that we are most captivated. Subsequent Holmes stories--The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes--rightly plunge the twosome directly into the middle of a baffling crime, piling mystery upon mystery until Holmes's denouement once more leaves the dazzled Watson murmuring, "You are wonderful, Holmes!" Generations of readers agree. --Barbara Schlieper

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In this first of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the murder of an American and his private secretary.

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