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ISBN-10: 153291783X

ISBN-13: 9781532917837

A research in Scarlet is a detective novel by way of British writer Arthur Conan Doyle. the tale marks the 1st visual appeal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who might develop into of the main well-known characters in well known fiction. The book's identify derives from a speech given by way of Holmes, an beginner detective, to his pal and chronicler Watson at the nature of his paintings, within which he describes the story's homicide research as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of homicide operating during the colourless skein of existence, and our accountability is to solve it, and isolate it, and reveal each inch of it." the tale, and its major characters, attracted little public curiosity while it first seemed. in simple terms eleven entire copies of the journal during which the tale first seemed, Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887, are identified to exist now they usually have massive price. even though Conan Doyle wrote fifty six brief tales that includes Holmes, A learn in Scarlet is one in all purely 4 full-length novels within the unique canon. the unconventional was once by means of The signal of the 4, released in 1890. A learn in Scarlet was once the 1st paintings of detective fiction to include the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.

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