A Study in Scarlet - eBook
A Study in Scarlet - eBook  -     By: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781480489738
ISBN-13: 9781480489738

Publisher's Description

The astonishing debut of Sherlock Holmes and his partner in detection, Dr. Watson

Shot in the shoulder and brought to death’s 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 literature’s 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 word—Rache—spelled out in blood on the wall. Scotland Yard thinks the murderer meant to write the name Rachel, but Holmes knows better. When the dead man’s private secretary turns up stabbed through the heart, the same word scrawled nearby, it is up to the world’s 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.
 

Author Bio

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) practiced medicine in the resort town of Southsea, England, and wrote stories while waiting for his patients to arrive. In 1886, he created two of the greatest fictional characters of all time: the detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson. Over the course of four novels and fifty-six short stories, Conan Doyle set a standard for crime fiction that has yet to be surpassed. 

Editorial Reviews

"Every writer owes something to Holmes." —T. S. Eliot
 
"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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