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A Study in Scarlet : Sherlock Holmes 1 :  Pocket Penguin Classics A - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet : Sherlock Holmes 1

Pocket Penguin Classics A

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When Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London , Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in a rictus of horror. There is no mark of violence on the body yet a single word is written on the wall in blood. Dr Watson is as baffled as the police, but Holmesrsquo;s brilliant analytical skills soon uncover a trail of murder, revenge and lost love hellip;

Sir 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. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.

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ISBN: 9780141034331
ISBN-10: 0141034335
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: April 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 11.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1