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A Study In Scarlet

Auhtor: Arthur Conan Doyle

Language: english
Published: 1887

Genres:

fiction,  mystery detective
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Review by M. Erb, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Study In Scarlet':

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes who would later become one of the most famous and iconic literary detective characters with long-lasting interest and appeal. The books title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his companion Doctor Watson on the nature of his work in which he describes the storys murder investigation as his study in scarlet: Theres 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.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Study In Scarlet':


... is certainly taking rather a bizarre shape. Beating the subjects! Yes, to verify how far bruises may be produced after death. I saw him at it with ...
... I knew well, because at my request he has played me some of Mendelssohn's Lieder, and other favourites. When left to himself, however, he would seldom ...
... in my opinion, Dupin was a very inferior fellow. That trick of his of breaking in on his friends' thoughts with an apropos remark after a quarter ...
... if I have nothing else. Come on! He hustled on his overcoat, and bustled about in a way that showed that an energetic fit had superseded the apathetic ...
... there. The murderer has written it with his or her own blood. See this smear where it has trickled down the wall! That disposes of the idea of suicide ...
... gave a violent jump, and stared at Sherlock Holmes with the utmost amazement upon his features. Why, that's true, sir, he said though how ...
... Tom Dennis married her - and a smart, clean lad, too, as long as he's at sea, and no steward in the company more thought of but when on shore, what with ...
... Boarding Establishment, Torquay Terrace. Thus I got at his address. Smart - very smart! murmured Sherlock Holmes. I next called upon Madame ...
... thought you would come to that conclusion. Have you managed to find the Secretary, Mr. Joseph Stangerson? The Secretary, Mr. Joseph Stangerson, ...
... as this man has no idea that anyone can have a clue there is some chance of securing him but if he had the slightest suspicion, he would change his ...
... people. Amen! Amen! responded the whole party. They were about to resume their journey when one of the youngest and keenest-eyed uttered an exclamation ...
... rescuing party were speedily able to convince the two castaways that their appearance was no delusion. One of them seized the little girl, ...
... point he was inflexible. He had to seal his mouth on the subject, however, for to express an unorthodox opinion was a dangerous matter in those days ...
... at the advice of our fathers to solicit the hand of your daughter for whichever of us may seem good to you and to her. As I have but four wives ...
... reaching the town the hunter branched away into a rugged and narrow footpath which led to the mountains. Two dark jagged peaks loomed above them ...
... Stangerson as to which was to have her. They'd both been in the party that followed them, and Stangerson had shot her father, which seemed to give ...
... money, and that he had departed a wealthy man, while his companion, Stangerson, was comparatively poor. There was no clue at all, however, as to their ...
... staggered back with a livid face, and I saw the perspiration break out upon his brow, while his teeth chattered in his head. At the sight, I leaned ...
... minutes in a stillness which was only broken by the scratching of Lestrade's pencil as he gave the finishing touches to his shorthand account. There ...
... Challenger is arguing with people who are persistently calling him on the telephone when his young friend Malone, a reporter for the Gazette, ...