A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics) (Paperback)

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By Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry (Introduction by)
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Introduction by Anne Perry
Includes newly commissioned endnotes
In 1887, a young Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, creating an international icon in the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In this very first Holmes mystery, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the puzzling line “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive,” and so begins Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic character. In A Study in Scarlet, Doyle presents two equally perplexing mysteries for Holmes to solve: one a murder that takes place in the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room where the haunting word Rache is written upon the wall, the other a kidnapping set in the American West. Picking up the “scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life,” Holmes demonstrates his uncanny knack for finding the truth, tapping into powers of deduction that still captivate readers today.

About the Author

Anne Perry is the Edgar Award–winning author of more than thirty novels. Her most recent books include A Sunless Sea and A Christmas Garland. She lives in Scotland.

Praise For…

“[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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812968545
ISBN-10: 0812968549
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: June 10th, 2003
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics