This was my first ever Sherlock, and it did not disappoint. In A Study in Scarlet we meet Sherlock Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson for the first time. Dr. Watson gets to know how the mind of the eccentric Sherlock works, as Sherlock slowly reveals how he solves a crime. Throughout the book you get to know these two main characters in depth, as well as the murderer’s character. The first part of the book tells of a murder scene, and we see Sherlock at work to solve the crime. The second part follows the murderer, and his story. I really enjoyed how this was done; a very clever way to tell a story.
It’s a great first introduction to Sherlock, and to Arthur Conan Doyle’s work. I listened to this on audio book, the one narrated by Stephen Fry, which was a very pleasant listening experience.