A Study in Scarlet & the Sign of the Four (Wordsworth Classics)

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. ‘Doctor Watson, Mr Sherlock Holmes’ – The most famous introduction in the history of crime fiction takes place in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, bringing together Sherlock Holmes, the master of science detection, and John H. Watson, the great detective’s faithful chronicler.

This novel not only establishes the magic of the Holmes myth but also provides the reader with a dramatic adventure yarn which ranges from the foggy, gas-lit streets of London to the burning plains of Utah. The Sign of the Four, the second Holmes novel, presents the detective with one of his greatest challenges.

The theft of the Agna treasure in India forms a catalyst for treachery, deceit and murder. With these two classic novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four, you have the brilliant foundation of the Sherlock Holmes canon. Reading pleasure rarely comes any finer.

Book Details

  • Publication Date: 37023
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
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  • Attention to Detail9/10
  • Writing Style8/10
  • Good entertainment factor10/10
  • Value10/10
  • Readability9/10
  • 9.2/10


    "A Study in Scarlet" is the first of the Sherlock Holmes series and therefore gives the reader the perfect opportunity to progressively befriend the famous detective at the same time as the good Dr Watson does. Throughout the course of the book you will marvel at the numerous skills that Holmes has so painfully striven to attain through arduous hard work during his life, and watch as he uses them in practice. As the mystery of the case develops, so does Dr Watson's friendship with Holmes, and the reader finds himself in the same position as Watson; baffled and confused as to how all the pieces of the puzzle which Holmes has so cleverly found, will ever fit together. After reading this book I found myself envious of all the remarkable talents that Holmes possesses, and every time he proposed a new theory, I could not rest until he explained the seemingly simple pathways he used to arrive at his conclusion. This book provides an excellent introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes, it was the first of this series of books that I bought, and will certainly not be the last. Experience the astonishing mind of perhaps the greatest detective created by reading "A Study In Scarlet"


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