THE GAME’S AFOOT!
By the CLASSICAL FOUNDATIONS LITERARY SOCIETY
a book review on Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet
My dear Mr. Sherlock Holmes: There has been a bad business during the night at 3, Larristion Gardens…
Recently discharged from the military, Dr. John Watson rents a room with the arrogant private detective Sherlock Holmes. When two men are found dead with the word ‘RACHE’ inscribed on the wall above them, Sherlock Holmes invited Watson to join him to look over the scene. The two men uncover a story that involves a revengeful cab driver, poisonous pills, and two malicious Mormons.
The murderer, Jefferson Hope, is betrothed to Lucy Farrier, and the two Mormons each desire to add her to their many wives. Jefferson, Lucy, and Lucy’s father John must flee Utah to escape the power of the Holy Four. Unfortunately Lucy Farrier is recaptured and forcibly married to E.J. Drebber, who already had seven wives. Jefferson Hope is furious and feels the need for revenge.
In our opinion, we would rate this book at about four and a half stars. The only reason it was not five was because it was somewhat sad. It was relatively easy to read, and didn’t have really old fashioned language. We loved how clever and quick Mr. Holmes was, and how the plot was so intricately woven.
Overall, it was an amazing book with an intriguing plot. We would recommend this book to anyone who would like to read a murder mystery. We liked that it was not unnecessarily gory. It is so difficult to think of words to describe this book- it was that good.