Title: A Study in Scarlet
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Fall into Reading; Ebook; Monthly Key Word - Red; Well-Rounded Reader - Mystery; Back to the Classics - Mystery
"There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.".... Arthur Conan Doyle ..."A Study in Scarlet" Here, in "A Study in Scarlet", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle introduces us to one of the most popular and studied characters in fiction; Sherlock Holmes. In this first novel of this most complex and some would argue, tortured man, he relates the first meeting of Holmes and the narrator of these adventures, Dr. Watson. Amazed by his amazing perception and the depth of what Holmes knows (and what he apparently has no need for) Watson is soon to learn that "No man burdens his mind with small matters unless he has some very good reason for doing so."
My first official Sherlock Holmes story. I've only ever seen the movie and tv adaptations. Yeah I know... bad. But I am fixing it! So I read A Study in Scarlet where we meet Holmes and Watson and investigate their first case together. Well, I really enjoyed the mystery, it was the characters that kept me reading. The main characters are a delight to get to know. I also really enjoyed the sparring with Lestrade and Gregson. Fun fun! While it probably won't be soon, I definitely want to read the rest of the Sherlock Holmes stories.