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A Study in Scarlet
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Owen Dudley Edwards is Reader in History at thr University of Edinburgh and author of The Quest for Sherlock Holmes: A Biographical Study of Arthur Conan Doyle. Richard Lancelyn Green is the co-author of the standard Soho Bibliography of Conan Doyle (Oxford, 1983) and the author of The Uncollected Sherlock Holmes. Christopher Roden is the editor of the Journal of the Conan Doyle Society, as well as being the Society's secretary. Professor Wallace Robson is a former Emeritus David Masson Professor of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.

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This is the first story Conan Doyle wrote about his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. In this short novel, Dr. Watson is presented to Holmes as a potential Baker Street roommate. Holmes utters the immortal line, "You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive," and the adventures begin. A Study in Scarlet introduces and fleshes out the characters of Holmes and Watson, while initiating readers to the world's first consulting detective. Valuable to Sherlockians as the beginning of an ageless saga, this novel is also an interesting mystery. It allows Holmes a chance to outwit Scotland Yard, and readers get to see how he resolves the mysterious murder at Lauriston Gardens. Frederick Davidson gives a correctly British narration to this Baker Street adventure. Sure to be a hit with mystery readers; recommended for all public libraries.--Theresa Connors, Arkansas Tech Univ., Russellville Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

`Here it is at last, the definitive edition, in nine volumes, of all the Sherlock Holmes stories. The notes are comprehensive and lengthy. The introductions and notes are full of fresh information, technical (such as the manuscripts that show Doyle consistently under-punctuated) and factual.' Julian Symons, The Sunday Times

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