A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet, was published in 1887 in Beeton’s Christmas Annual.

A Study in Scarlet

This was the first novel about Sherlock Holmes. The novel was written in three weeks by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1886.

It introduced the detective and his associate and friend, Dr. Watson, and made famous Holmes’s address at Mrs. Hudson’s house, 221B Baker Street, London.

Their major opponent was the malevolent Moriarty, the classic evil genius who was a kind of doppelgänger of Holmes. The beautiful opera singer Irene Adler also caused much trouble to Holmes.


Part I – Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D., Late of the Army Medical Department

Chapter 1 – Mr. Sherlock Holmes

Chapter 2 – The Science of Deduction

Chapter 3 – The Lauriston Garden Mystery

Chapter 4 – What John Rance had to tell

Chapter 5 – Our Advertisement brings a Visitor

Chapter 6 – Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do

Chapter 7 – Light in the Darkness

Part II – The Country of Saints

Chapter 1 – On the Great Alkali Plain

Chapter 2 – The Flower of Utah

Chapter 3 – John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet

Chapter 4 – A Flight for Life

Chapter 5 – The Avenging Angels

Chapter 6 – A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D.

Chapter 7 – The Conclusion