A Study in Scarlet
introduced Arthur Conan Doyle’s eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes, as well as
his faithful associate, Dr. Watson, to the literary world.
Convalescing in London after a disastrous experience of war
in Afghanistan, Dr. John Watson finds himself sharing rooms with his enigmatic
new acquaintance Sherlock Holmes. But their quiet bachelor life at 221B Baker
Street is soon interrupted by the grisly discovery of a dead man in a grimy “ill-omened”
house in southeast London, his face contorted by an expression of horror and
hatred such as Watson has never seen before. On the wall, the word rache—German for revenge—is written in
blood, yet there are no wounds on the victim or signs of a struggle. Watson’s
head is in a whirl, but the formidable Holmes relishes this challenge to his
deductive powers. And so begins their famous investigative partnership. Download and start listening now!