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The very first of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, A Study in Scarlet reveals the early days of Holmes and Watson's friendship, and exactly how the former doctor became involved in a life of crime-solving.

The Penguin English Library edition
When Dr John Watson takes rooms in Baker Street with amateur detective Sherlock Holmes, he has no idea that he is about to enter a shadowy world of criminality and violence. Accompanying Holmes to an ill-omened house in south London, Watson is startled to find a dead man whose face is contorted in a rictus of horror. There is no mark of violence on the body yet a single word is written on the wall in blood. Dr Watson is as baffled as the police, but Holmes's brilliant analytical skills soon uncover a trail of murder, revenge and lost love . . .

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    9780141395524

    October 22, 2014

    Penguin Classics

    158 pages

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    9780241952894

    November 7, 2011

    Penguin General UK

    170 pages

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    9780099530534

    November 2, 2009

    Vintage Classics

    160 pages

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    9780140439083

    August 5, 2001

    Penguin Classics

    176 pages

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    9781409086284

    September 1, 2010

    Vintage Digital

    160 pages

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  • A Study In Scarlet
    Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle

    EBook

    9780141942025

    April 17, 2008

    Penguin eBooks

    176 pages

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