Published: 1887 and many times over
Number of pages: varies depending on version but around 100
Genre: Mystery, Classic
Synopsis:In the debut of literature's most famous sleuth, a dead man is discovered in a bloodstained room in Brixton. The only clues are a wedding ring, a gold watch, a pocket edition of Boccaccio's Decameron, and a word scrawled in blood on the wall. With this investigation begins the partnership of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Their search for the murderer uncovers a story of love and revenge-and heralds a franchise of detective mysteries starring the formidable Holmes.
What did I think of this book:
At first I had a hard time getting into it. There were parts of it that were kind of confusing but I think that is because of when he wrote it. But the book ended up being a nice book to read. When I got to the second part I thought what does this have to do with the story but then it all made sense and I enjoyed it. It was interested to read the bit about the author that was in my version of the book. He was an interesting man. Then I liked how this story told how Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson came together. I am happy that I took the time to read one of the most classic books every written.
About the author:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh where he qualified as a doctor, but it was his writing which brought him fame, with the creation of Sherlock Holmes, the first scientific detective. He was also a convert to spiritualism and a social reformer who used his investigative skills to prove the innocence of individuals.