A Study In Scarlet (Version 6)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature.

Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes to 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." (A "study" is a preliminary drawing, sketch or painting done in preparation for a finished piece.)
- Summary by David Clarke

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

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