Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A Study in Scarlet

Category: Book

Genre: Mystery

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

A review and overview of A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they first met.

This was the first story published in 1887 which introduces Mr. Sherlock Holmes through the narration of Dr. Watson. This is where they first met, when the two of them were looking for someone to share a rent to an apartment. They were brought together by a common friend of theirs.

Dr. Watson was curious about Mr. Sherlock's way of life. He couldn't decipher what he does for a living, since his interests varies.

This also tells about their first case together. You can call it Dr.-Watson-tagging-along to observe Mr Holmes' solving a case. The one where one man was found murdered at an abandoned house with the word RACHE a German word for revenge found written in blood at a wall beside the body.

I like this novel of his.Very canny. I am still amazed at how Mr. Holmes' could conjure up a man's height through his strides, how to differentiate the ashes of different cigarettes and more...

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