“A Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Book Reading
“A Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle

Quite enjoyable. I have always been a fan of the idea of Sherlock Holmes (having only put my hands on the few abridged books in my middle school library years ago) and have been meaning to read the full texts for some time now. Recently I have fallen in love with the version of Sherlock portrayed in the BBC series and this has inspired me to finally read the books in all their intended glory.

Luckily for me, these books are in the public domain and are readily available from various sources (legally) and didn’t cost me anything to pick up DRM free ebooks. I recommend either Project Gutenberg ( or Sherlock Holmes Download ( – the latter is where I picked up my copies.

Speaking about the content, now, I am pleased that the stories (first book anyway) live up to their ideal. I adore Sherlock and John in this first adventure. I think the only complaint I have of the book is that, for a brief time, I thought I had downloaded a messed up version due to the sudden switch of scenery and character to a group of Mormons in Utah. I should have thought there would be a bit more of a lead in to this section of the story, but it definitely works in the end.

Also, it may be a tad obvious, but I seem to have inadvertently begun to type in a ridiculously formal tone. Granted my usual typing/speaking voice is a touch formal, but this is absurd! Perhaps it shall wear off soon… :-p

A Study in Scarlet is the first published story of one of the most famous literary detectives of all time, Sherlock Holmes. Here Dr. Watson, who has just returned from a war in Afghanistan, meets Sherlock Holmes for the first time and they become flat-mates at the famous 221B Baker Street. In A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes investigates a murder at Lauriston Gardens as Dr. Watson tags along with Holmes while narratively detailing his amazing deductive abilities.

"A Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle

“A Study in Scarlet” by Arthur Conan Doyle

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