A learn in Scarlet is a detective secret novel written through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his buddy and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later grew to become of the main recognized characters in literature. Conan Doyle wrote the tale in 1886, and it was once released the subsequent 12 months. The book's name derives from a speech given by way of Holmes to surgeon Watson at the nature of his paintings, within which he describes the story's homicide research as his "study in scarlet": "There's the scarlet thread of homicide working throughout the colourless skein of lifestyles, and our responsibility is to solve it, and isolate it, and disclose each inch of it."
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