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A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet is an 1887 detective novel by British author Arthur Conan Doyle. Written in 1886, the story marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become among the most famous characters in literature. The book’s title derives from a speech given by Holmes, an amateur detective, to his friend and chronicler Watson on the nature of his work, in which he describes the story’s murder investigation as his “study in scarlet”: “There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.”

Part One:

Chapter 1. Mr Sherlock Holmes – 00:00
Chapter 2. The Science of Deduction – 17:32
Chapter 3. The Lauriston Garden Mystery – 39:40
Chapter 4. What John Rance Had to Tell – 1:03:26
Chapter 5. Our Advertisement Brings a Visitor – 1:18:33
Chapter 6. Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do – 1:33:59
Chapter 7. Light in the Darkness – 1:54:32

Part Two:

Chapter 1. On the Great Alkali Plain – 2:15:04
Chapter 2. The Flower of Utah – 2:39:37
Chapter 3. John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet – 2:55:59
Chapter 4. A Flight for Life – 3:08:18
Chapter 5. The Avenging Angels – 3:29:37
Chapter 6. A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D. – 3:52:26
Chapter 7. The Conclusion – 4:19:41

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