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    Description'There's a 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'. From the moment Dr John Watson takes lodgings in Baker Street with the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, he becomes intimately acquainted with the bloody violence and frightening ingenuity of the criminal mind. In "A Study in Scarlet", Holmes and Watson's first mystery, the pair are summoned to a south London house where they find a dead man whose contorted face is a twisted mask of horror. The body is unmarked by violence but on the wall a mysterious word has been written in blood. The police are baffled by the crime and its circumstances. But when Sherlock Holmes applies his brilliantly logical mind to the problem he uncovers a tragic tale of love and deadly revenge...


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    Title
    A Study in Scarlet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 99 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241952894
    ISBN 10: 0241952891
    Classifications

    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    BIC subject category V2: FFC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FFC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) started to write as a doctor, whilst waiting for patients to arrive. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in A Study in Scarlet (1887). The Holmes stories soon attracted such a following that Conan Doyle felt the character overshadowed his other work. In The Final Problem (1893) Conan Doyle killed him off, but was obliged by public demand to restore the detective to life.
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