A Study in Scarlet | Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Tonight, we’ll read the opening to “A Study in Scarlet” an 1887 detective novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. They meet for the first time and interview each other to become roommates.

“A Study in Scarlet” was also the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.