A Study in Scarlet

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Dr. John Watson, recently returned from military service in Afghanistan, doesn’t know what to make of his new roommate. Sherlock Holmes has profound knowledge of soil composition and sensational literature but knows next to nothing about contemporary politics and is ignorant of the fact that the Earth goes around the sun. Holmes hosts strange visitors at odd hours . . . and claims to be the world’s only consulting detective. Soon Holmes and Watson are wrapped up in a mystery involving poison, a woman’s wedding ring, and a word scrawled in blood. Will Holmes’s science of deduction be enough to unravel the scarlet thread of murder? Taken from the 1887 copyright edition, this is an unabridged version of Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS FIC022060, FIC022000, FIC004000
Dewey 823'.8
Lexile 1040
ATOS Reading Level 7.3
Accelerated Reader® Points 7.0
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Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859. He became a doctor in 1882. When this career did not prove successful, Doyle started writing stories. In addition to the popular Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels, Doyle also wrote historical novels, romances, and plays.