A Study in Scarlet (Paperback)
Random House UK, 9780099530534, 146pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
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When Dr. Watson ends up renting rooms in Baker Street with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes, he finds that he has let himself in for a great deal more than he imagined. He is called upon to help the budding detective solve a perplexing mystery, involving a dead body found in a locked room. Although the body shows no signs of having been attacked Holmes is convinced that a murder has been committed. As Watson looks on, he uses his exceptional powers of deduction to unravel a case that involves both kidnapping and thwarted love.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (18591930)produced more than30 books, 150 short stories, poems, plays, and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel "A Study in Scarlet." Mark Billingham is the author of "Lazybones" and "Sleepyhead.""