In the first of all the Sherlock Holmes stories, Dr. John Watson, discharged from military service after suffering severe wounds, is at a loose end until a chance encounter leads him to take rooms with a remarkable young man. The arrogant, irascible Sherlock Holmes is a master chemist, a talented musician, and an expert on all aspects of crime.
With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper-class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.
Originally named A Tangled Skein, this is the first Sherlock Holmes story. The real strength and the unique quality of the novel lies in the introduction of Holmes and Watson to each other - and those dark early scenes when a corpse is discovered in a derelict house in southeast London. The ultimate crusader against crime and criminals, Holmes' genius is revealed here for the very first time.
"The result of all our study in scarlet ..."
Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes meet and set up their lodgings at 221B Baker St. Over the course of several weeks, the good doctor finally persuades his mysterious roommate to reveal what exactly is his occupation. It seems that Sherlock Holmes is a self-proclaimed consulting detective. And as incredible as it sounds, the facts prove it to be true. A Study in Scarlet is the first Sherlock Holmes story/novella. Also included is the Edgar Allan Poe story: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".
In the story that started it all, Holmes and Watson meet for the first time and Inspector Gregson of Scotland Yard asks the world's first consulting detective to assist in the investigation of a bizarre poisoning case.
A Study in Scarlet was the very first Sherlock Holmes novel. Here, in the most remarkably precise manner, Doyle produced two of the most well-known characters in English fiction. Their individual traits and their relationships, their ambitions and foibles are introduced against the backdrop of an exciting story of revenge and persistence, which starts in Victorian England but moves to the American West, and the environment of the early Mormon communities.
"Great story, audio could be better"
Uno studio in rosso (A Study in Scarlet) è il primo romanzo di Sir Arthur Conan Doyle della serie delle avventure del celebre detective Sherlock Holmes. Fu pubblicato nel 1887, e vi fu presentata la coppia più celebre della letteratura investigativa: Holmes e Watson. Contemporaneamente vi viene presentato il metodo analitico e deduttivo di Holmes, citando anche lo scrittore, Edgar Allan Poe, che per primo lo illustrò, a cui peraltro Holmes non risparmia critiche.
This book served as the world's introduction to the tales of the great Sherlock Holmes, as told by his new roommate and future chronicler, Dr. Watson. Their first case involves a murder in London, Mormons, and myriad complications.
In 1886 Arthur Conan Doyle, whilst struggling to make a success of a failing medical practice in Portsmouth, set about writing a novel in order to boost his income. He began a story about a fiercely intelligent sleuth called Sheridan Hope. A year later A Study in Scarlet was published, and one of the most successful of literary characters began to take hold of the public's affections.
Esli vy izuchaete anglijskij jazyk ili svobodno na nem govorite, u vas est' zamechatel'naja vozmozhnost' uslyshat' na jazyke originala zahvatyvajushhij rasskaz doktora Vatsona o ego pervoj vstreche s Sherlokom Holmsom, a zatem proverit' svoe ponimanie proizvedenija, proslushav russkij perevod. Tekst neadaptirovan.Anglijskuju versiju chitaet Joseph Samuel Bagley (Great Britain).
Se trata de un asesinato cometido en Londres a finales del siglo XVIII y principios del XIX. Por aquel entonces Sherlock Holmes ayudaba a la policía en los crímenes. Todo empieza en la amistad de Sherlock Holmes con el doctor Watson. Se conocen de compañeros de habitación. Serlock se dedicaba a ayudar a los detectives de Londres. Uno de los casos que se le asignó fue un asesinato en la carretera de Brixton.
"Una introducción a Sherlock Holmes"
This is the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887. In it, Holmes and Watson meet for the first time. It is a fascinating and exciting tale of kidnapping and murder. The detective and the doctor are immediately in fine form as Holmes plucks the solution to the mystery from the heart of Victorian London.
Two American travelers have been killed—one with poison, the other with a knife through the heart—and the only clues at the scene are a woman’s wedding ring and the German word for “vengeance” written in blood. The military surgeon Dr. John Watson is brought in to investigate, along with his clever, arrogant new roommate, Sherlock Holmes.
"Good story, ill chosen narrator"
The first of the Sherlock Holmes stories, this was also the first of Conan Doyle's books to be published. In this fascinating and exciting tale, the two towering creations of detective fiction--Holmes, the master of the science of detection, and Watson, his faithful companion--make their auspicious debut. The two detectives are immediately in fine form as Holmes plucks the solution to the mystery from the heart of Victorian London.
Join Sherlock Holmes - and his faithful companion and chronicler, Dr. Watson - on their first case. The adventure begins when Holmes and Watson are asked by Scotland Yard to step around to a house off Brixton Road. In the vacant house, the police have discovered a body: one Enoch J. Drebber of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. There are quantities of blood all over the room, and on one wall, the single word, Rache is scrawled in blood red letters. Inspector Lestrade wants Holmes's opinion: "If this man was murdered," he asks, "how was it done?" "Poison," Holmes said curtly. "Come, Watson. The game is afoot."
"Not exactly what i expected"
Inspector Gregson approaches Holmes to help him with a murder that has taken place at night at Number 3, Lauriston Gardens, near Brixton Road, London. The murder is weird, because nothing has been stolen from the dead man. And there are no marks to indicate a fight. To top all of this, the man lies murdered in a house that has been vacant for a long time. And yes..."RACHE" is written with blood on the wall near the man. Now, obviously there are many questions....
A tired and battle scarred surgeon returns to London after being wounded in the third Afghan war. After his money starts to run low, a chance encounter leads him to take a flat with an eccentric man at 221B Baker Street. Thus begins the famous crime-solving partnership of the Holmes and Watson duo.
"Krasnoe po belomu" (v drugom rasprostranennom perevode "Jetjud v bagrovyh tonah") - detektivnaja povest' Artura Konana Dojla, opublikovannaja v 1887 godu. Imenno v jetom proizvedenii vpervye pojavljaetsja Sherlok Holms. Serija tainstvennyh samoubijstv, proizoshedshih v Londone postavila v tupik syshhikov Skotland-Jarda. I tol'ko genial'nyj Sherlok Holms smog rasputat' jeto slozhnejshee delo....
When Dr. Watson agrees to share lodgings with Sherlock Holmes, he soon finds himself involved in a shocking and mysterious murder case. What will Holmes discover when he examines the body? There are no marks on the dead man, so why is there so much blood at the scene of the crime? Inspector Lestrade and Inspector Gregson have asked Holmes to help them. But will they listen to his advice?
"Missing too many details"
In the second half of the story that commenced the fictional career of the world's first consulting detective, Doyle reveals the preceding events in America's West that led to a current poisoning mystery in England.