Sherlock Holmes A Study In Scarlet (CompactDisc)

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Holmes and Watson make their crime-solving debut investigating the mysterious deaths of two American travelers. Their only clues at the scene are a wedding ring and the German word for vengeance written in blood.


Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Mfg Part# 9781433253973
SKU 208401197
Format CD
ISBN10 1433253976
Release Date 8/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.5H x 6.75L x 1.25T
Author Info
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Born in Edinburgh to Irish parents, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was inspired by the heroic and most likely embellished tales of his adventuresome Irish forefathers which his mother told him as a child. He went on to write his first novel in 1882, though it was lost in the mail and remains missing today, delaying the first publication of one of his novels until the detective story "A Study in Scarlet" appeared in 1887, three years after he had written it for a paltry 25-pound advance. He attended the University of Edinburgh and, in 1885, became a medical doctor. That same year, he married his first wife, Louise Hawkins, who died in 1906 after giving birth to a son and daughter. Doyle remarried a year later to family friend Jean Leckie, with whom he had two more sons and a daughter. In 1891, Doyle introduced the character for whom he is best known in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", bringing him international notoriety and assuring his place as one of the greatest mystery writers of all time. His historical writings include "The Great Boer War", which he wrote in 1900 after serving time in Africa as a medical officer. Following his eldest son's death soon after World War I, Doyle embraced spirituality with a fervor that drove him to write over 30 books on the subject, and to predict, as Houdini did, that he would make contact with the living world after his death. So far, however, the only evidence of Doyle from beyond the grave can be seen in the continued popularity of his classic novels of careful deduction and nail-biting suspense.
From the Publisher
Annotation Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first mystery to feature Sherlock Holmes tells the story of how he meets Dr. Watson, moves to 221B Baker Street and, using his extraordinary deductive skills, takes on the case of a mysterious murder that baffles Scotland Yard. After a carefully explained dissection of the clues left behind, Sherlock Holmes demonstrates, for the first of many times, why he is considered the world's greatest detective.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 2
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
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