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|Title: A Study in Scarlet - eBook|
By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
|Publication Date: 2014|
Stock No: WW64291EB
Shot in the shoulder and brought to deaths door by typhoid fever, Dr. John Watson is sent home from the second Afghan war with a small income and nothing to do but recover his health. By his own account, he leads a meaningless existence in London until a chance encounter with an old friend brings news of comfortable lodgings on Baker Street. In a hospital laboratory, Watson meets his potential new roommate for the first time. "How are you?" asks Mr. Sherlock Holmes. "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive."
With that remarkable feat of observation, one of literatures greatest partnerships is born. In their first case, Holmes and Watson set off for an abandoned flat in Lauriston Gardens. An American has been found dead, his body unmarked, a mysterious wordRachespelled out in blood on the wall. Scotland Yard thinks the murderer meant to write the name Rachel, but Holmes knows better. When the dead mans private secretary turns up stabbed through the heart, the same word scrawled nearby, it is up to the worlds only consulting detective and his eager companion to find a killer whose lust for revenge has spanned two continents and dozens of years.
This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
"Sherlock Holmes is the very foundation stone of the edifice that is crime fiction." The Times (London)
"[Holmes] is probably the only literary creation since the creations of Dickens which has really passed into the life and language of the people." G. K. Chesterton
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