Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet [NOOK Book]

Overview

The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation of fans to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. The debut episode took as its inspiration Conan Doyle's first Holmes novel, and this new edition of A Study in Scarlet, with an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, allows fans to discover how it all started.



A Study in Scarlet is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings and revenge. It introduces us to the world-famous ...

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Overview

The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation of fans to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. The debut episode took as its inspiration Conan Doyle's first Holmes novel, and this new edition of A Study in Scarlet, with an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, allows fans to discover how it all started.



A Study in Scarlet is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings and revenge. It introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade as they join forces for the first time to track a mysterious killed that stalks London's streets.

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"[T]his new editon of Conan Doyle's novel [A Study in Scarlet] will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that classic story."  —Monsters and Critics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446417171
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 26,130
  • File size: 276 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. He trained as a doctor at Edinburgh University and it was during this time that he witnessed methods of diagnosis that would later inspire Sherlock Holmes' astonishing methods of deduction. A Study in Scarlet was Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887, but it was The Sign of Four, published in 1890, that catapulted him to worldwide fame.



From 1891 he wrote short stories about the immortal detective for The Strand magazine. He attempted to kill off Sherlock Holmes in 1893, in The Final Problem, but was forced to revive him after thousands of complaints. Conan Doyle died in 1930 having written two more Sherlock Holmes novels, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear, both serialized in The Strand, and a total of 56 short stories. Not only the master of popular crime fiction, he also wrote the best-selling science fiction novel, The Lost World from the Professor Challenger series.

Biography

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859. After nine years in Jesuit schools, he went to Edinburgh University, receiving a degree in medicine in 1881. He then became an eye specialist in Southsea, with a distressing lack of success. Hoping to augment his income, he wrote his first story, A Study in Scarlet. His detective, Sherlock Holmes, was modeled in part after Dr. Joseph Bell of the Edinburgh Infirmary, a man with spectacular powers of observation, analysis, and inference. Conan Doyle may have been influenced also by his admiration for the neat plots of Gaboriau and for Poe's detective, M. Dupin. After several rejections, the story was sold to a British publisher for £25, and thus was born the world's best-known and most-loved fictional detective. Fifty-nine more Sherlock Holmes adventures followed.

Once, wearying of Holmes, his creator killed him off, but was forced by popular demand to resurrect him. Sir Arthur -- he had been knighted for this defense of the British cause in his The Great Boer War -- became an ardent Spiritualist after the death of his son Kingsley, who had been wounded at the Somme in World War I. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in Sussex in 1930.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 22, 1859
    2. Place of Birth:
      Edinburgh, Scotland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 7, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Crowborough, Sussex, England

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH

    That awkward moment when i realized he's twice my age.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    I enjoyed this very much, couldn't put it down!  Also enjoyed th

    I enjoyed this very much, couldn't put it down!  Also enjoyed the introduction by Steven Moffat.  Looking forward to reading the rest in the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    First in the Series

    This is a great starting point. Watson meets Sherlock for the first time, so you can start at the beginning with this selection---good stuff.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Sherlock rocks!

    I love benadict cumberebach, he also plays smoug in the hobbit! The hobbit rocks and im only 13!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2014

    Spoilers

    Hint its the cabbie (at least in the episode)

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    Posted August 1, 2014

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