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A Study in Scarlet

A Sherlock Holmes Novel
Narrated by: Keith Higinbotham
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
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The story begins in 1881, when Dr. Watson, having returned to London after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, visits the Criterion Restaurant and runs into an old friend named Stamford, who had been a dresser under him at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. 

Watson confides in Stamford that due to a shoulder injury he sustained at the Battle of Maiwand, he has been forced to leave the armed services and is now looking for a place to live. Stamford mentions that an acquaintance of his, Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split the rent at a flat at 221B Baker Street, but he cautions Watson about Holmes's eccentricities.

The book's title derives from a speech given by Holmes, a consulting detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story's murder investigation as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it."

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

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One of the best Sherlock Holmes cases....

This is - in my view - one of the best Sherlock Holmes stories. It is complex and full of good ideas. Also, if you want to know how Sherlock and Watson get to know each other, this story is for you. It is the very first Sherlock Holmes cases. And it is very nicely narrated by Keith Higinbotham. Highly recommended.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.