MYSTERY/DETECTIVE / FICTION AND LITERATURE /
Free Story eBook: A Study In Scarlet
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
PUBLISHED: 1887 / 119 Pages
The first story feature Sherlock Holmes, wherein the detective resolves to solve the mystery of a corpse found at a derelict house with the word “RACHE” scrawled in blood on the wall beside the body. A story of lost love, revenge, and mystery!
easy to draw out, though he can be communicative enough when the fancy seizes him.”
“I should like to meet him,” I said. “If I am to lodge with anyone, I should prefer a man of studious and quiet habits. I am not strong enough yet to stand much noise or excitement. I had enough of both in Afghanistan to last me for the remainder of my natural existence. How could I meet this friend of yours?”
“He is sure to be at the laboratory,” returned my companion. “He either avoids the place for weeks, or else he works there from morning to night. If you like, we shall drive round together after luncheon.”
“Certainly,” I answered, and the conversation drifted away into other channels.
As we made our way to the hospital after leaving the Holborn, Stamford gave me a few more particulars about the gentleman whom I proposed to take as a fellow-lodger.
“You mustn’t blame me if you don’t get on with him,” he said; “I know nothing more of him than I have learned from meeting him occasionally i
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