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