A Study in Scarlet - Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet

By Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Release Date: 1930-01-01
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 3,142 Ratings


A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new character of Sherlock Holmes, who later became one of the most famous literary detective characters. He wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the next year.


  • Good, but has some flaws.

    By HamBurglar.
    There are some flaws with this book, but I’ll only touch on one here. I feel that Part 2 shouldn’t have been in the book. It seems that it’s just there to make the book longer. The reason I say that is because, Hope explains what happened in Part 2 in the final chapters and states why he had done what he did. (Pardon me for being so general, but I don’t want to spoil the book for any new readers.)
  • Perfect Classic

    By jules mccord
    Loved it!
  • ✔️

    By this iz my view
    Good read
  • A Study in Sherlock

    By lauren wren
    My mom is a lover of anything Sherlock, but had never read the books. I decided to give them a try and am delighted that I have taken such a liking to them. I can’t wait to read the next book and recommend this one to my friends. Yes, part II starts a little strangely but I quickly fell in love with the story and was satisfied with how the mystery all connected. Don’t lose hope, stick with the story and I’m sure you’ll find yourself happy you read it through.
  • Read this classic today

    By reader 1215
    Don’t fall for the catchy title of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” - meet Sherlock for the first time here with this fascinating mystery of murder, love, and Mormonism. Easy read. Entertaining story. Interesting layout of events. Highly recommended!
  • Page Issues

    By Nanami Mika
    Good story but the words are all to one side. Is anyone having this issue? Please let me know if you know how to fix it. 😭
  • Great read

    By Konstantin C.
    The beginning of the Sherlock Holmes series.
  • A Study in Defamation

    By Wouldyourather?
    This is where Sherlock Holmes started? What possessed this otherwise brilliant writer to have written this smut, God only knows. SPOILER ALERT Arthur Conan Doyle collected the vilest lies against the “Mormons” (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) and twisted them into a grotesque macabre scene of murderous conspiracy in which he slanders (viciously) actual people. This libel is all the more outrageous considering who his target is. The contrast to reality is mind-numbing. About the only thing he got right is the fact that they practiced polygamy (for about 40 years.) The manner and methods he outlined are, however, dangerously misinforming. Based on the current review rating of this book (4.5), it’s evident that most readers are either ignorant of the facts, or they just aren’t that bothered by religious bigotry. Having read Hound of the Baskervilles and Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, ACD vastly improved his writing style in his later books. My recommendation is to read the first chapter or two for the interesting backstory provided on Watson and Holmes. Thereafter, it devolves into A Study in Defamation and should be left to the trash heap of history.
  • A Study in Scarlet

    By EA has no follow up
    Exceptional. My first Doyle but not my last!
  • A must read

    By Whatthehades
    It was really interesting to be inside the mind of Sherlock Holmes and watch as Watson and him got closer. I loved following along with the case and learning about the art of deduction.