When a postwar search for London lodgings introduces ailing doctor John H. Watson to quirky chemist Sherlock Holmes, their collaboration in the art of observation and deduction begins. Congenial flatmates and even better colleagues, the pair is quickly drawn into a case of murder and revenge that has Scotland Yard at their wits’ end.
With A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan Doyle introduces readers to idiosyncratic Sherlock Holmes and his skeptical but loyal sidekick, Dr. Watson. Many retellings and adaptations have followed, but this is the original tale that started the legacy.
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Revised edition: Previously published as A Study in Scarlet, this edition of A Study in Scarlet (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.