A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet

By Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Release Date: 1930-01-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 2,783 Ratings


A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year.


  • Page Issues

    By Nanami Mika
    Good story but the words are all to one side. Is anyone having this issue? Please let me know if you know how to fix it. 😭
  • Great read

    By Konstantin C.
    The beginning of the Sherlock Holmes series.
  • A Study in Defamation

    By Wouldyourather?
    This is where Sherlock Holmes started? What possessed this otherwise brilliant writer to have written this smut, God only knows. SPOILER ALERT Arthur Conan Doyle collected the vilest lies against the “Mormons” (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) and twisted them into a grotesque macabre scene of murderous conspiracy in which he slanders (viciously) actual people. This libel is all the more outrageous considering who his target is. The contrast to reality is mind-numbing. About the only thing he got right is the fact that they practiced polygamy (for about 40 years.) The manner and methods he outlined are, however, dangerously misinforming. Based on the current review rating of this book (4.5), it’s evident that most readers are either ignorant of the facts, or they just aren’t that bothered by religious bigotry. Having read Hound of the Baskervilles and Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, ACD vastly improved his writing style in his later books. My recommendation is to read the first chapter or two for the interesting backstory provided on Watson and Holmes. Thereafter, it devolves into A Study in Defamation and should be left to the trash heap of history.
  • A Study in Scarlet

    By EA has no follow up
    Exceptional. My first Doyle but not my last!
  • A must read

    By Whatthehades
    It was really interesting to be inside the mind of Sherlock Holmes and watch as Watson and him got closer. I loved following along with the case and learning about the art of deduction.
  • An amazing read

    By MiaLia457
    It was really exciting to follow along with the investigation, and to be in the mind of Sherlock Holmes. Watching a show or movie just isnt the same as the books. Although some words i didnt understand, i would definitly read this book again.
  • Excellent!

    By Drinaldi
    I loved this book from cover to cover. Great story! Can't wait to read the rest of the Sherlock Holmes series.
  • Holmes meets Watson

    By Ninja engineer
    The first meeting of these two amazing men begins the most amazing famous duos.
  • A Study in Scarlet

    By Jherbert827
    I am positive I had previously read all of the Holmes stories; however, I was glad to reconnect with the duo at their beginning. The chance circumstances that threw them together, I had forgotten. I had also forgotten the Mormon component of the story. When Doyle wrote this it was not too long removed a time from the Mormon trek, and stories of the development of the settlement in Utah must have been of interest. Indeed, even at this further removed time (2014), similar stories, like that of Warren Jeffs, for example, are of interest and are circulated. I don't feel that Doyle had quite hit his stride with Holmes yet. This story seems to have more backstory than do many later ones. After all, Holmes is the one we want to read about. A "Gripping Yarn" none the less. Joseph Herbert
  • A Study in Scarlet

    By Abdullaah Chogle
    Its amazing i very much recommend it to everyone its truly amazing