Novel Culture Podcast Quick Review: A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Presenting Novel Culture Podcast's Quick Review: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Reviewed by Desiree Rose with Novel Culture Podcast.

Hey, I am Desiree and this is Novel Culture Podcast’s Quick Review. Today, I will be reviewing A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A Study in Scarlet is a short story that was originally published in 1887 and is the very first story staring Conan Doyle’s famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his narrating sidekick, Dr. John Watson. This story begins with Dr. John Watson returning to England after being injured in the Afghan War. He meets Sherlock in his attempt to find affordable housing and they agree to share a place, The famous 221B Bakers Street Flat. The book continues with Watson describing his day-to-day with his new friend, Sherlock. The first half of the story follows Sherlock Holmes's investigation of a murder at Lauriston Gardens at the request of Scotland Yard. After he solves the first case, the story shifts to a flash black which later is found to be directly related to the crime committed in the first half of the book. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you should definitely go back and read this story, as it is the very first story to ever star our much-loved detective. I also suggest this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and some old-fashioned Victorian English.


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