Monday, January 18, 2010

A Study in Scarlet

This is an okay book written by Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes is a consulting detective. Private and government agents come to him for advice when they can’t solve the cases they are working on. He and his roommate Dr. Watson are asked by Scotland Yard to investigate two murders. Although there are traces of blood, Holmes concludes that the men died from poisoning. The victims once lived in Salt Lake City among the Mormon pioneers, but then fled to Europe.

It was first published in 1887. This is one of only four full-length novels about Holmes. The next in the series was The Sign of Four.

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