A Study in Scarlet (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

By Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Billingham (Introduction by)

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.""

Praise For A Study in Scarlet (Vintage Classics)

"A wonderful Sherlock Holmes story from its sparkling first pages, through its vivid painting of darkest Dartmoor, its undertones of fear of the mind's depths, and on to the triumph of the rational."  —The Times

"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