Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet
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Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet

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The hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. The debut episode took as its inspiration the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet - and this edition of Conan Doyle's novel will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that classic story.

A Study in Scarlet is the genre-defining work with which popular crime fiction was born. A potent mix of serial murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings and revenge, the novel introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade and sees Sherlock and Dr Watson meet and join forces for the first time as they track a mysterious killer that stalks London's streets.

In addition to the original text, this edition also has an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, who explains how it inspired the Sherlock script.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 14mm | 156g
  • BBC Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1849903662
  • 9781849903660
  • 40,982

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"[T]his new editon of Conan Doyle's novel [A Study in Scarlet] will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that classic story." Monsters and Critics"
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About Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student. Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). Steven Moffat is best known for Press Gang, Coupling, Steven Spielberg's movie Tintin, and for the last few years being lead writer and executive producer on Doctor Who and for co-creating and co-writing (with Mark Gatiss) and executive producing Sherlock. He has 5 BAFTAs, 2 Emmys and in 2015 was awarded an OBE for services to drama.
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