A Study in Scarlet

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A Study in Scarlet  (1887)  by Arthur Conan Doyle
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"A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was first published in 1887. It is the first story to feature the character of Sherlock Holmes, who would later become one of the most famous literary detective characters, with long-lasting interest and appeal." — Excerpted from A Study in Scarlet on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A STUDY IN SCARLET



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"Lestrade and Holmes sprang upon him like so many staghounds."
(Page 54.)



A STUDY IN SCARLET











WITH A NOTE ON SHERLOCK HOLMES BY DR. JOSEPH BELL





ILLUSTRATED BY GEORGE HUTCHINSON





LONDON
WARD, LOCK AND CO. LIMITED



CONTENTS

PAGE
Publishers' Note to this Edition 7
"Mr. Sherlock Holmes." By Dr. Joseph Bell 8


PART I

(Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.,
late of the Army Medical Department.)

CHAPTER PAGE
I Mr. Sherlock Holmes 13
II The Science of Deduction 18
III The Lauriston Gardens Mystery 25
IV What John Rance had to Tell 33
V Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor 37
VI Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do 42
VII Light in the Darkness 48


PART II

The Country of the Saints

I On the Great Alkali Plain 56
II The Flower of Utah 63
III John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet 68
IV A Flight for Life 71
V The Avenging Angels 78
VI A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D. 84
VII The Conclusion 92


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.