Synopsis

The hit BBC series Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, offers a fresh, contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories, and has helped introduce a whole new generation of fans to the legendary detective. The debut episode took as its inspiration the very first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet - and this edition of Conan Doyle's novel will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that classic story.

A Study in Scarlet is the genre-defining work with which popular crime fiction was born. A potent mix of serial murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings and revenge, the novel introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade and sees Sherlock and Dr Watson meet and join forces for the first time as they track a mysterious killer that stalks London's streets.

In addition to the original text, this edition also has an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, who explains how it inspired the Sherlock script.

About the Publisher

BBC Books

BBC Books

BBC Books is the publisher of choice for titles relating to BBC programmes and personalities. One of the UK’s leading imprints in non-fiction publishing, BBC Books has had particular success in the food and drink, gardening, history, natural history, humour and travel genres. Amongst our authors are some of Britain’s best-known and best-loved TV personalities including Delia Smith, David Attenborough, Alan Titchmarsh, Rick Stein and Ainsley Harriott.

Book information

ISBN: 9781849903660
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: BBC Books
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 158g
Height: 198mm
Width: 193mm
Spine width: 15mm