A Study in Scarlet

[A Study in Scarlet]
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Type: Literature
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Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
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First book of who would be one of the most famous detectives of all time, prototype of those who came next. The novels starring Sherlock Holmes are set in a police genre, in which investigation, suspense and even some supernatural fantasy are mixed. Our protagonist always studies the mysteries that seem impossible, finding the logic where there seemed not to be any. In this, his first case, a person is killed in London, but what seems to be a murder like any other, it is a problem that have its origins in the Mormons and some characters of this denomination who live in the United States. Throughout the investigation he will be accompanied by Dr. Watson, who is the narrator of the story. 


Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal
Update on: Dec 2018

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This short novel introduced the memorable characters of Sherlock Holmes —who is able to find the solution to the crime with ingenious deductive techniques— and Dr Watson to the world. The fascination of Holmes is not so much his adventures as his emotionless devotion to logic, which makes him both professionally outstanding and psychologically stunted. Wonderfully intriguing and never dated.  

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859 and died in 1930.  In addition to the Sherlock Holmes stories he wrote many historical and romantic works. The story is a model of composition and delights the reader.

Author: Michael Cook, Australia, 2016