“A Study in Scarlet is a good Sherlock Holmes book and well-thought through, but some parts are a bit hard to understand, because of course its set in Victorian London. This book is the story where Dr. Watson meets with Sherlock Holmes. The murder: a man with blood traces around but not a single mark on his body, but on the wall next to him: rache; revenge in German. A few days later: the murdered man's secretary is also found dead.
An excellent book with an excellent plot and well thought through it's a great book to read if you're a great reader and if you like mystery!”
“As a new Conan Doyle reader, Holmes and Watson are a delightful read. Also read: Six Great Sherlock Holmes Stories.”Jim D wrote this review Tuesday, September 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Picked this up because I'm in love with the BBC Sherlock series and I'd never read the Conan Doyle works, and I found myself loving this! It was really interesting and the deductions were brilliant.
I loved the characters and the tale woven around the murder was amazing. I can't wait to read more Sherlock stories and I'm crediting this for re-igniting my love of crime novels!”
“This story takes place in the late 1800's. Sherlock Holmes is a very good mystery solver due to his cleverness, keen observations, and smart thinking. This is why after a mysterious murder occurs in the Scotland Yards of London police ask for the help of Mr.Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is joined by his companion, John Watson, who has just started living with him. They work countless hours trying to unfold the murder of Enoch Drebber. After many twists and turns the case seems unsolvable, but after the death of a man known by Drebber they are closer to the killer than ever before. The story then shifts to talk about the American desert and about a man named John Ferrier and his adopted daughter, Lucy. After near death in the desert they take on the Mormon faith to join with a band of mormons willing to accept them and keep them alive. After some time Brigham Young gives grown up Lucy and John Ferrier an ultimatum. Lucy must marry Joseph Strangerson or Enoch Drebber. John and Lucy attempt to escape with their friend Jefferson Hope, but John is killed and Lucy ends up marrying and dying of heartsickness. Hope went back to Salt Lake city and worked on his plan for revenge. Eventually, Holmes discovers that hope was the killer and the mystery is solved. The theme is revenge. Hope wanted revenge so he killed Drebber, but he couldnt stop there so he killed strangerson as well. Doyle uses many words of that time and he writes with good vocabulary and with long sentances. I liked the book because of the great ending and explanation to who committed the murder. I liked the mystery. ”wes wrote this review Saturday, August 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Genial primer libro de Sherlock Holmes. Una joya, aunque todavía se notaba que era el primero de los libros. Posteriormente, Doyle mejoraría y haría a sus personajes Holmes y Watson mucho más grandes.”Wilson Arturo C wrote this review Wednesday, August 22, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Primer libro sobre el famoso detective Sherlock Holmes. En este libro nos describe la forma en que se conocen Sherlock y su amigo Watson, las costumbres, defectos, adicciones y manías del prestigiado detective además de su forma de razonar y solucionar sus casos.
Se nos muestra un Holmes más humano que en sus posteriores libros en los que se nos muestra ya al detective bastante bosquejado, omitiendo estos datos iniciales de su persona.”
“Very much what one would expect from a Holmes Novel.”Jester wrote this review Sunday, August 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Finished Part I - can't wait for Part II.
Part II starts off from a completely different point. Let's see how it connects to the Holmes' mission.”
“very good, the two halves of the story so different yet combining so well.”Jonathan Truslow wrote this review Tuesday, July 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The most interesting part of this book is the beginning when Sherlock and Watson meet each other. The mystery is interesting at first, but then quickly became boring. I found the second part to be completely uncalled-for. It had little to do with the mystery set in London and had a sort of deus ex machina feeling. Still, I'd say that every Sherlock lover has to red this story as it is the first one that introduces this duo.
'A Study in Scarlet' wasn't that bad as this review might make it appear, but it's far from the best Sherlock Holmes. ”