A Study in Scarlet (version 3)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to his sidekick Doctor Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "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." Although Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories featuring Holmes, A Study in Scarlet is one of only four full-length novels in the original canon. The novel was followed by The Sign of Four, published in 1890. A Study in Scarlet was the first work of fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Mr. Sherlock Holmes ashleighjane
Play 02 The Science of Deduction ashleighjane
Play 03 The Lauriston Garden Mystery ashleighjane
Play 04 What John Rance Had to Tell ashleighjane
Play 05 Our Advertisement Brings A Visitor ashleighjane
Play 06 Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do ashleighjane
Play 07 Light in the Darkness ashleighjane
Play 08 On the Great Alkali Plain ashleighjane
Play 09 The Flower of Utah ashleighjane
Play 10 John Ferrier Talks With the Prophet ashleighjane
Play 11 Flight for Life ashleighjane
Play 12 The Avenging Angels ashleighjane
Play 13 A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D ashleighjane
Play 14 The Conclusion ashleighjane