A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)

I hate to give this one a three star, but I was so underwhelmed by it. 😦 It was really hard to read Doyle’s writing. Sometimes the writing flowed well, but at other times there was too much detail and I got really bored. 


I was impressed that the first part of the book was similar to the first episode of BBC’s Sherlock. That was probably the best part of the book and a huge reason I did enjoy what I read.


But it went downhill pretty fast. I think the main problem is that it didn’t age well. Nowadays those of us who love watching mysteries and whodunits are pretty good detectives ourselves (in our own rights) and Sherlock comes off as contrived and really reaching for his conclusions. Of course, he is always right, but he doesn’t always convince me of how he got to his conclusions. Again, I think it’s simply because it didn’t age well.


The Mormon part didn’t really bother me as much as it did everyone else, but again it was long winded and could have been cut in half to get back to the actual detective work.

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2 Replies to “A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1)”

    1. I’m still going to try some of the others in the series. My husband bought a really pretty leather hardback of the complete collection so there has to be a good one in there right?

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