A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Review

A Study in Scarlet

In the debut of literature’s most famous sleuth, a dead man is discovered in a bloodstained room in Brixton. The only clues are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio’s Decameron, and a word scrawled in blood on the wall. With this investigation begins the partnership of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Their search for the murderer uncovers a story of love and revenge-and heralds a franchise of detective mysteries starring the formidable Holmes.

I will be honest, I started reading Sherlock Holmes I absolutely love the show Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. So I was willing to give A Study in Scarlet a chance by reading the first book, and I have to say, it was worth it.

For starters it is written in first person Dr John Watson’s perspective which gives us an understanding of his thoughts while observing interesting, strange behaviour of Sherlock Holmes along with the murder case that goes into depth behind the murders.

The book is very fast pace which is both good and bad, while it keeps us on our toes and keeps us entertained that makes the murder case very hooking but it didn’t give us enough time to get to know a bit about the other characters such as Lestrade.

However, something I did find interesting about A Study in Scarlet’ is it gives us another story about a father and a daughter journeying to a city that is ruled by people of the Mormon religion that leads us to the reason of the murderer’s act of revenge.

In overall, I enjoyed the book as much as I thought and I will continue to read the Sherlock Holmes series. I recommend A Study in Scarletto anyone who wants to start on either classic or detective stories.

4/5 stars

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