Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock (BBC Books))

4.15 avg rating
( 242,079 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781849903660: Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock (BBC Books))
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Sherlock show cocreator Steven Moffat provides an introduction to this first in a set of Sherlock Holmes reissues that tie in with the television series The hit series Sherlock offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. The pilot episode took as its inspiration the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, and this new edition will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or rediscover, the power of that classic story. This is the genre-defining work with which popular crime fiction was born. A potent mix of serial murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge, the novel introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Inspector Lestrade and sees Sherlock and Dr. Watson meet and join forces for the first time as they track a mysterious killer that stalks London's streets. In addition to the original text, this edition also has an introduction by Steven Moffat, who tells how it inspired the script for his episode.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Arthur Conan Doyle's Study in Scarlet is the first published story involving the legendary Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world's best-known detective, and the first narrative by Holmes's Boswell, the unassuming Dr. Watson, a military surgeon lately returned from the Afghan War. Watson needs a flat-mate and a diversion. Holmes needs a foil. And thus a great literary collaboration begins.

Watson and Holmes move to a now-famous address, 221B Baker Street, where Watson is introduced to Holmes's eccentricities as well as his uncanny ability to deduce information about his fellow beings. Somewhat shaken by Holmes's egotism, Watson is nonetheless dazzled by his seemingly magical ability to provide detailed information about a man glimpsed once under the streetlamp across the road.

Then murder. Facing a deserted house, a twisted corpse with no wounds, a mysterious phrase drawn in blood on the wall, and the buffoons of Scotland Yard--Lestrade and Gregson--Holmes measures, observes, picks up a pinch of this and a pinch of that, and generally baffles his faithful Watson. Later, Holmes explains: "In solving a problem of this sort, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward.... There are few people who, if you told them a result, would be able to evolve from their own inner consciousness what the steps were which led up to that result." Holmes is in that elite group.

Conan Doyle quickly learned that it was Holmes's deductions that were of most interest to his readers. The lengthy flashback, while a convention of popular fiction, simply distracted from readers' real focus. It is when Holmes and Watson gather before the coal fire and Holmes sums up the deductions that led him to the successful apprehension of the criminal that we are most captivated. Subsequent Holmes stories--The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes--rightly plunge the twosome directly into the middle of a baffling crime, piling mystery upon mystery until Holmes's denouement once more leaves the dazzled Watson murmuring, "You are wonderful, Holmes!" Generations of readers agree. --Barbara Schlieper

From the Publisher:

This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 9.31

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.21
From Germany to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781514698853: A Study in Scarlet

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1514698854 ISBN 13:  9781514698853
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2018
Softcover

9780140439083: A Study in Scarlet (Penguin Classics)

Pengui..., 2001
Softcover

9781599866741: A Study in Scarlet

Filiqu..., 2007
Softcover

9780062293756: A Study in Scarlet

Balzer..., 2015
Hardcover

9780141395524: A Penguin English Library Study in Scarlet (The Penguin English Library)

Pengui..., 2014
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Doyle, Arthur Conan
Published by Random UK (2014)
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random UK, 2014. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # L9781849903660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.21
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Published by Ebury Press
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press. Condition: New. 2012. Reprint. Paperback. Introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 139 x 17. Weight in Grams: 164. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781849903660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Doyle, Arthur Conan
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781849903660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
Published by Ebury Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Press, 2012. Condition: New. 2012. Reprint. Paperback. Introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 204 x 139 x 17. Weight in Grams: 164. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781849903660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1849903662. Seller Inventory # ST1849903662

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Published by Ebury Publishing
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781849903660

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Doyle, Arthur Conan
Published by BBC Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Paperback Quantity Available: 14
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BBC Books, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Seller Inventory # mon0001761530

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Arthur Conan Doyle
Published by BBC Books (2012)
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New Softcover Quantity Available: 13
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BBC Books, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781849903660_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.10
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Doyle, Arthur Conan
Published by BBC Books
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BBC Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849903662. Seller Inventory # Z1849903662ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Doyle, Arthur Conan
Published by BBC Books
ISBN 10: 1849903662 ISBN 13: 9781849903660
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BBC Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1849903662. Seller Inventory # Z1849903662ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book