A Study in Scarlet

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Price
$14.95
Publisher
BBC Books
Publish Date
Pages
212
Dimensions
7.64 X 4.88 X 0.55 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781849903660

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About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and began to write stories while he was a student.Over his life he produced more than thirty books, 150 short stories, poems, plays and essays across a wide range of genres. His most famous creation is the detective Sherlock Holmes, who he introduced in his first novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). This was followed in 1889 by an historical novel, Micah Clarke. In 1893 Conan Doyle published 'The Final Problem' in which he killed off his famous detective so that he could turn his attention more towards historical fiction. However Holmes was so popular that Conan Doyle eventually relented and published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901. The events of the The Hound of the Baskervilles are set before those of 'The Final Problem' but in 1903 new Sherlock Holmes stories began to appear that revealed that the detective had not died after all. He was finally retired in 1927. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7 July 1930.

Steven Moffat is best known for Press Gang, Coupling, Steven Spielberg's movie Tintin, and for the last few years being lead writer and executive producer on Doctor Who and for co-creating and co-writing (with Mark Gatiss) and executive producing Sherlock. He has 5 BAFTAs, 2 Emmys and in 2015 was awarded an OBE for services to drama.

Reviews

"[T]his new editon of Conan Doyle's novel [A Study in Scarlet] will allow Sherlock fans to discover, or re-discover, the power of that classic story." Monsters and Critics"