A Study in Scarlet is the first of four novels about the cases of the most famous detectives in the world. The creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, wrote this book at the age of 27. He worked as a doctor full time while was working on that novel.
A Study in Scarlet consists of two parts. In the first one Watson presents his notes to the readers. He tells us about how he met the Holmes and build a friendship with this strange and brilliant man. It is not so long after they know each other when both are involved in the first murder event. In a vacant house, a body is found, and the German word "revenge" is written on the wall. The police is quickly surrendered due difficulty of the case, but not the Sherlock Holmes. His brilliant skills lead step by step to the murderer.
The text is written surprisingly elegant for the novel about bloody crime. When the events come to humor, the author entertains the reader with a few notable jokes, which are really rare for this genre of literature.
Arthur Conan Doyle gives you a very detail scene of the first encounter between Holmes and Watson. He draws his characters with amazing talent, creating an emotional bond with his readers. The interaction between the master detective and his "right hand" is so exciting portrayed that it feels absolutely real.
Getting used to and irritating proposes the retrospective of beech, which occurred in the latter part of the novel. The case has already been solved, but will be discussed excessively long on the motive of the murder by a confrontation with the past of the offender and those of the victim takes place.