Title: A Study in Scarlet
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
My Rating: 4
Summary: This book is the debut of literatures most famous sleuth. A body is found in Brixton and the only clues connected to it are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio’s Decameron and a word scrawled in blood. This investigation brings together Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they search for the murderer.
My Thoughts: After watching Sherlock this summer, I fell in love with the duo. I wanted more of it so I decided to read the book and they did not disappoint.
Both of the main characters are really likeable and I love how perfectly they complement each other. Sherlock Holmes is all brains, arrogant and rude while John is the exact opposite and they get along really well.
I love the way Sherlock deducts things and how every small detail fits right together like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s really fun to read how he observes everything and uses them to deduce certain details and the importance given to every small detail is admirable.
The story was first published in 1887 and due to that the writing style is really different than the one I’m used to reading. It takes some time to get into the book and the style of writing. Otherwise the story is brilliant.
If you’re a Sherlock Holmes fan you must read this book as it is simply brilliant and an absolute page-turner.