A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle PDF

By Arthur Conan Doyle

ISBN-10: 0812968549

ISBN-13: 9780812968545

In 1887, a tender Arthur Conan Doyle released A research in Scarlet, hence growing a global icon within the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. during this, the 1st Holmes secret, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the perplexing line “You were in Afghanistan, I perceive.” And so starts Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic character.

Doyle provides both confusing mysteries for Holmes to unravel: one a homicide that occurs within the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room the place the haunting observe Rache is written upon the wall, the opposite a kidnapping set within the American West. fast choosing up the “scarlet thread of homicide operating during the colourless skein of life,” Holmes doesn't fail at discovering the truth—and making literary historical past.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics) PDF

Similar detective fiction books

Anne Perry's The Silent Cry (William Monk, Book 8) PDF

Deep in London’s harmful slums, Victorians transact their such a lot mystery and shameful enterprise. For a cost, a guy can procure no matter what he wishes. yet for one such guy, the cost he can pay is his existence. In sunless Water Lane, revered solicitor Leighton Duff lies useless, kicked and crushed to demise. Beside him is the hardly dwelling physique of his son, Rhys.

Cold Steal (Officer Gunnhilder, Book 4) - download pdf or read online

A profitable housebreaker who leaves no lines and no clues as he strips Reykjavík houses in their valuables has been a thorn within the police's aspect for months. but if one evening the thief breaks into the inaccurate apartment, he unearths himself stuck in a catch because the stakes are raised a ways past whatever he may have imagined.

Read e-book online Stranger Than Truth PDF

Vera Caspary, the famed writer of Laura, supplies us one other gripping crime drama, advised via moving issues of view.

John Ansell, younger and idealistic editor of fact and Crime journal, desires to breathe new lifestyles into the stale and formulaic e-book. rather than rehashing a narrative that's already been confirmed well known somewhere else, he unearths a clean one: the homicide of Warren G. Wilson, famed figurehead of a correspondence path. The homicide itself isn't too remarkable—just a bullet within the back—but the sufferer is one other case, because it turns into obvious that regardless of having a family identify, not anything is understood approximately him. maybe even extra bizarre is how Ansell's boss totally refuses to run the tale and, quickly thereafter, Ansell is poisoned.

Caspary masterfully permits the reality to slowly untangle during this awfully woven secret, ultimately on hand as an publication.

Rex Stout's Fer-de-Lance (Nero Wolfe, Book 1) PDF

Unique book: 1934

As any herpetologist will let you know, the fer-de-lance is without doubt one of the so much dreaded snakes identified to guy.   When anyone makes a gift of 1 to Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin understands he's getting dreadully on the subject of fixing the devilishly shrewdpermanent murders of an immigrant and a faculty president.   As for Wolfe, he's taking part in snake charmer in a case with extra twists than an anaconda -- whistling a seductive track he hopes will trap a killer who's nonetheless obtained poison in his middle.

Additional info for A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics)

Example text

The zealot’s jaw dropped; he had been on the butt end of many sacrilegious one-liners, but this was a new one. He stood aside and let the nondescript heretic enter the building. A. NOIR Once inside, he gave his ticket to the security guard, who handed him a large cushion and pointed in the direction of the assembly room. ers and into a huge room where knots of people milled around anxiously, chattering and sizing up the new arrivals. At the back of the room he wadded his cushion up and sat down with his eyes glued to the door.

Should anyone attempt to start the Camaro, it would turn over once and die. Laughing at the small perfection of it, he slammed the hood and ran back to his own car, then drove to the home of his beloved. It was a pitch-dark spring night, and warm winds gave added audial cover. Parking a block away, he padded over to 3583 Mentone Avenue, carrying a flat-handled lug wrench and a transistor radio in a brown paper bag. Just as a huge gust of wind came up, he placed the radio on the ground outside Linda’s living room window and turned the volume up full blast.

Lloyd listened, willing himself to assume the ears of a highly attuned animal. Just as his eyes became accustomed to the darkness and let him pick out BLOOD ON THE MOON 29 objects in the lot, he heard it: a snapping of metal on metal, coming from the direction of a portable construction toilet. 45s, and he knew Lloyd was near. Lloyd hurled a rock at the outhouse. The door creaked open and three single shots rang out, followed by the sound of doors slamming all the way down the block. Lloyd got an idea.

Download PDF sample

A Study in Scarlet (Modern Library Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle

by Jason

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 3 votes