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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
My Rating - 5 out of 5 stars
Publisher - Fingerprint Publishing
Genre - Classic/Mystery
Publishing year - 1887
Language - English 
ISBN - 978-81-7599-431-7
Pages - 123

My Review - 

What is out of common is usually a guide rather than a hindrance.

Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced Sherlock Holmes in this book. He created a world-famous character that people read even in the 21st century. There is a total of four parts in the series. This book grabbed my interest after I watch a Sherlock Holmes series on Netflix, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. 

A Study in Scarlet lays a plot of the astonishing partnership between Sherlock and Dr. John Watson. They become roommates, but there is something unusual about the Sherlock that John aspires to know more about him. Especially about his work, John makes different assumptions while Sherlock's ability to notice every tiny detail shocked John every day.

Sherlock's character portrayed as an aloof person, who prefers to keep his findings to himself; until the right time comes. A policeman named Gregston seeks Sherlock's aid in a murder case. From there, Watson learned his companion's profession; and piqued enough to assist him. There have been two deaths, at two different places, with one clue written on a wall - RACHE. Every trail leads the officers in the wrong direction, but Sherlock's peculiar ways found some reliable clues. 

The story is divided into two parts. The first section narrates the murder inscrutability, and second, the motive of the killing and Sherlock's attempts to reveals the culprit. I saw the series, so know the details, but it doesn't make any difference because the story is gripping and fast-paced. I relished reading it as much as I enjoyed watching it. 

I am reading classic books for the last few months, and trust me, this one becomes my favorite. I can't wait to read the next book in the series, The Sign of the Four. The author's writing is phenomenal, he created a world where one can just lose themselves, and experience the page-turning events. If you're a mystery lover, then this book is worthy of your time. 

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