A Study in ScarletBook - 2003
"In 1887, a young Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet , thus creating an international icon in the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In this, the first Holmes mystery, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the puzzling line "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." And so begins Watson's, and the world's, fascination with this enigmatic character. Doyle presents two equally perplexing mysteries for Holmes to solve- one a murder that takes place in the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room where the haunting word Rache is written upon the wall, the other a kidnapping set in the American West. Quickly picking up the "scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life," Holmes does not fail at finding the truth--and making literary history."
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2003
Edition: Modern Library paperback ed. --
Branch Call Number: FIC Doyle
Characteristics: xvi, 129 p. --