After discovering the fantastic new BBC series Sherlock, I wanted to go back and read Arthur Conan Doyle's original. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson made their first appearance in A Study in Scarlet, available as a free ebook from our Digital Library's "Always Available" collection.
Many screen portrayals have captured Holmes' eccentricities, but none can match the quirks, difficult personality, and brilliance of Doyle's creation. A Study in Scarlet details the first meeting between Watson and the world's only consulting detective, as Holmes helps Scotland Yard solve a series of murders involving poison and revenge.
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