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A Study in Scarlet


Author(s):Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Illustrator(s):Charles Doyle
Publisher(s): Ward, Lock & Co.
Year Published: 1888
Type: Hardcover
Genre: Mystery
Age Range: Ages 9-12: Longer Chapter Books
Pages: 169
This is an All-Time Great Children's Book (ATGCB)
OCLC: 559648429


Dr. John Watson, invalided home from the second Afghan war, is looking to share lodgings and ends up rooming with world's first consulting detective. In this their first adventure, Holmes solves a double murder.

The image above is from an 1892 edition, illustrated by George Hutchinson. Read online at

This later edition includes an introduction by Dr. Joseph Bell, the model for Holmes. Read online at

This book is the Main Edition.


Other Editions

(Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co.)

This book belongs to the Series: Sherlock Holmes