It was in A Study in Scarlet that Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced to the world's most well known fictional detective - Sherlock Holmes.
Not only do we get to meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, but we get to immerse ourselves in a murder mystery centred around a dead body found in an abandoned house, with the word 'Rache' scrawled in blood on the world and a female wedding ring next to the dead body. Who did it?
The first half is narrated by Dr Watson himself and is an account of his meeting with Sherlock Holmes and their subsequent investigation of the murder. Dr Watson is a good and honest narrator. The great thing about watching the story unfold from Dr Watson's perspective is that it allows the reader to see the clues unfold and attempt to solve the murder alongside Mr Holmes.
What kind of read is this?
The ultimate in murder mystery.
Do I recommend this book?
Yes, I recommend all of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries without hesitation.
Do I recommend that you buy this book?
No, borrowing it would be fine unless you a big Sherlock Holmes fan.