Lovers of Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet might like to know that a free online version of the novel is now available to read on this very website.
You will also find links to purchase a version for Kindle that includes a wonderful ‘Introduction to Sherlock Holmes’ by our friend J. S. Williams. Please support this work of scholarship by investing in a copy today (Kindle Edition – Amazon US, Kindle Edition – Amazon UK).
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle was the first work of fiction featuring the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. During the novel length story, Sherlock Holmes meets Dr Watson for the first time, and to Watson’s surprise he is soon caught up in a world of criminality and murder. The investigation of a murder takes the two from the foggy gas-lit streets of London to a story that was born on the plains of Utah, and embroils them in the affairs Mormons as well as the street arabs of the ‘Baker Street Irregulars’.
The title of A Study in Scarlet comes from a speech Sherlock Holmes gives to Dr. Watson: “There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”
Remember to go here to read the free online version of A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, and also you can purchase a version for the new-fangled Kindle e-reader right here:
Kindle Edition of A Study in Scarlet – Amazon US
Kindle Edition of A Study in Scarlet – Amazon UK