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  • 192 pages
  • A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • English
  • 28 August 2017
  • 0486431665

10 thoughts on “A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four

  1. Nemo Nemo says:

    A Study in Scarlet is wonderful right up until the point where there s an entirely separate story wedged into the middle of it I understand the relevance of having the perspective of the criminals, but I think ACD got a little carried away I ve never read this before, however, so to see the first ever meeting of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson was enjoyable, and seeing how they grow to each other.A Sign of the Four, on the other hand, is definitely my preferred of the two Maybe I pay too much A Study in Scarlet is wonderful right up until the point where there s an entirely separate story wedged into the middle of it I understand the relevance of having the perspective of the criminals, but I think ACD got a little carried away I ve never read this before, however, so to see the first ever meeting of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson was enjoyable, and seeing how they grow to each other.A Sign of the Four, on the other hand, is definitely my preferred of the two Maybe I pay too much attention to and grow easily annoyed by plot holes, but there were clear mistakes in continuing from the previous book to this, not to mention the odd error throughout this story But, as we only moved away from Holmes and Watson at the very end to discover the missing details of Sherlock s deductions, it was enjoyable, easy to get wrapped up in, and less complicated to follow I have to admit, though, that I think picturing Holmes and Watson as Sherlock and John from Sherlock helped get me through both of these stories, and picking out the bits that the modern day show updates and fits in was interesting to me Over all, I thoroughly enjoyed both novels, despite the odd moments of struggling to get through parts, and I ll definitely be reading both again in future


  2. Louise Louise says:

    Read a couple of years ago Listening to the Derek Jacobi audiobooks now Added thoughts on narration and such over at my blog here and hereOverall star rating 3.5 A Study in Scarlet 3 starsThere are some truly brilliant parts of this novel, the growing relationship between Holmes and Watson, the interactions between Holmes and the police, the deductive reasoning that sees Holmes pulling solutions almost from thin air, the mystery itselfWhy then only three stars Well once the myste Read a couple of years ago Listening to the Derek Jacobi audiobooks now Added thoughts on narration and such over at my blog here and hereOverall star rating 3.5 A Study in Scarlet 3 starsThere are some truly brilliant parts of this novel, the growing relationship between Holmes and Watson, the interactions between Holmes and the police, the deductive reasoning that sees Holmes pulling solutions almost from thin air, the mystery itselfWhy then only three stars Well once the mystery is solved at around the halfway point all those good enjoyable things that one reads a Holmes story for disappear and the narrative shifts into a third person account of the murderer s backstory explaining his motives and relationship with his victims.It s a jarring change and not really a very welcome one After spending the first half of the book invested in the relationship between Holmes and Watson and being fascinated by the correct conclusions Holmes could leap to based on almost nothing, I didn t particularly care to get invested in this second set of characters The most explanation of motive I needed was a quick monologue from the murderer summarising the key points not a multi chapter epic of lost love But a multi chapter story within a story was what I got, and it simply didn t quite work The third person narrative seemed awkward and ill fitting with the rest of the book, which reads as a personal account told through the eyes of Dr Watson If the Holmes canon is meant to be written by Dr Watson, then this section doesn t quite fit the information is a bit too detailed for someone who wasn t there, even if they have received a second hand account, and the tone is completely different from Watson s bluff, amiable style of writing I kept asking myself where this omnipotent narrator had come from and wondering when we could get back to Holmes and Watson.It didn t help that none of the characters in this story within the story were very interesting There was a typical older mentor figure, his adopted daughter Lucy, and a rough handsome young hunter, all felt rather sketched in and none of the other characters were fleshed out even enough to be worth mentioning The father was fatherly the daughter was one of those annoying perky orphan kids who say things like Oh but why didn t you tell me we were going to die We can join mother then but eventually grows up into the most beautiful woman ever whilst still preserving her childish innocence and charm I use that term loosely and the hunter was rough, young and handsome and well you can totally see where that story is going, right Insta love That s right Don t you just love that trope It s all very disappointing and predictable, especially as the reader already knows what has to happen and already knows that Doyle is a much, much, better writer than this who can actually write fully developed characters because we ve just cut away from them to read this second rate part.I ll be fair on Doyle though This was his first Sherlock Holmes book and it didn t actually receive any real attention until his short stories were already a hit and he had solidified his style and characters a bitWhen it s good it s very good, and he does learn from this mistake in future books Dodgy flashbacks and inaccurate portrayals of Mormonism aside, it s worth reading for Sherlock Holmes alone the mystery is just icing on the cake He s a wonderfully real character, even as he manages almost inhuman feats of observation and deduction He has his flaws a rather superior attitude being the major one and very patchy knowledge on anything that doesn t pertain to his own narrow interests in solving crime for another He s not perfect , he s as occasionally frustrating and annoying as someone with superior skills really is but he is amazingly charismatic Watch as these traits change until he becomes a caricature of himself in future stories though Now that many of his methods have been adopted both by the police and fictional detectives, you might think he would have lost some of his unique appeal but I don t think he has The style of detective fiction may have shifted to show the reader all the clues and see if they can work it out , but Sherlock s cold, calculated analysis of clues the reader and Watson weren t even aware of until he mentions them, are still a joy to wonderful to read.So despite the low rating I really do think this is a worthwhile read Just remember though they do get better And then worse The Sign of the Four 3.5 starsA muchsatisfying read listen than A Study in Scarlet and one that seems to have learnt from the truly dire mistake of that story Whilst there is a flashback here to the antagonist s past and the motivations for his actions, it s a lot shorter told as a confession with all the bias and slant to be expected in first person narration and fits in almost seamlessly with the style of the rest of the story Also in its favour is the fact that the backstory is a lotinteresting in its own right But there s a whole mystery to solve before we get to that part so I ll backtrack towards the beginning The Sign of the Four opens with the introduction and actually one of the few mentions of Sherlock Holmes cocaine habit and exploration into his psychology It s one of the things I love about Holmes that I don t get with my otherwise beloved Poirot he s not just a thinking machine but a complex person He s a man of extremes and, if he was non fictional and alive today would probably be diagnosed with a serious form of mood disorder if there s an interesting crime he ll be in the middle of a rush of activity but as soon as it s solved he can flip, in an instant to lethargy and then legal drug abuse At the start of the story he s been in this lethargic, melancholy state for several months Holmes is too clinically detached a character for him to be very likable or relatable on a personal level even as someone who suffers from depression myself but it does make him ainteresting and human character to read about than the earlier version in A Study in Scarlet.Following a pattern that becomes relatively common in the short stories Watson does his best to get Holmes out of this funk by prompting several small examples of Holmes deductive genius that Watson had gone to a specific place earlier in the day, the family history of Watson s pocket watch etc etc These mainly serve to either show or remind the reader of Holmes skill and competence before we get to the real mystery, and it works though I have to say I do get a bit tired of the this type of mud is only found in one place solutions as they do seem a bit of a cheat and I don t always agree with Holmes that his explanation is the only one, even if it is the most likely However, it is only with the arrival of Mary Morstan and her strange story of her father, who disappeared several years ago, and the anonymous pearls she started receiving several years later, that Holmes snaps out of his lethargy and starts getting interested.Here again, you can see Doyle developing a framework used in later stories the odd but seemingly but non criminal story, that leads to something much darker and nastier than it first appears once untangled Not that a mysteriously disappearing dad isn t pretty dang dark, but that it isn t a straight up simple crime such as being called to a murder scene detective work needs to be done to even discover the crime in the first place It s acomplex, and arguablyinteresting, device than the relatively straight forward plot to A Study in Scarlet and has the benefit of aemotional core in trying to find the truth for a living character than A Study in Scarlet s quest to identify the murderer of a character only introduced as a corpse Of course Holmes gets the basics in about five minutes flat but it takes a while longer for the full story to be revealed, by which time the character s have themselves a real crime to deal with and we get to the meat of the story.And the meat of the story well it sounds almost Robert Louis Stevenson boys own adventure in places wooden legs, stolen treasure, hidden murders, and exotic weapons It s got action and adventure tropes in spades there s even a chase sequence But the mystery itself well Holmes sums it up best himself when he says that normal everyday crimes that offer no distinctive clues are harder to solve than the big ones with lots of unusual elements are And here there are so many clues footprints, exotic weapons, poisoned darts, the motif of a man with a wooden leg Holmes is hardly drawing his conclusions from small inconsequential elements the basic story ignoring specific backstory elements only the villain would know is practically written over the crime scene for anyone with eyes and ears to draw conclusions from But, of course, the police and Watson are both baffled,The backstory, when we get to it, though, is fascinating perhapsso to me because it focusses on a period of colonial history that I ve studied the India Mutiny of 1857 Even if you know nothing about it though it s awonderful and exciting backdrop than Mormon Utah, and there s a lotgoing on than a few blokes all fancying the same girl There are some, unpleasant, elements of exoticism and Victorian racial theory however one apparently universally bloodthirsty and violent tribe is described as naturally hideous by an anthropology textbook and monstrous in appearance by the narrator You ve just got to grit your teeth and remember the time period if you find yourself being too annoyed But there s also an, admittedly not entirely sympathetic, depiction of Sikhs as being worth a white man s loyalty that redeems it slightly many Sikhs fought alongside the British in putting down the mutiny and they were favoured by the Victorian colonial regime set up afterwards It s a dark and brutal chapter of colonial Indian history though that works as a perfect backdrop to the crime and sets a much better andatmospheric tone for the whole book than is ever achieved in A Study in Scarlet.This book, as a whole, is simplygrown up in every way than its predecessor the narrative issues have been ironed out,humanity has been given to the characters, the tone is muchconsistent, and there s an emotional heart to the story Now I don t actually rate this emotional heart particularly highly or find it remotely necessary for this type of book it consists of Watson rather fancying the female client and if there s one thing Doyle isn t good at, it s romance but it succeeds far better than the romantic insta love storyline in A Study in Scarlet This is a lot to do with the fact that we re privy to Watson s thoughts and understand his bias but mainly because Mary is a fundamentallyinteresting, complex, and less annoying character than Lucy ever was It may not be my favourite thread of the storyline but it doesn t detract at all from my enjoyment of the rest of the book.It s not a perfect Holmes story but the elements of the character and storytelling technique are still being introduced and developed However you can see here, farthan in the first Sherlock Holmes book, why the Holmes stories took off the way they did.Random almost unrelated recommendation The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman a victorian set mystery novel that also features the India Mutiny as a key element of the backstory Aimed at children teenagers but an enjoyable read that features both a pretty awesome female protagonist and a female villain who isn t a femme fatale


  3. Tina Rae Tina Rae says:

    Okay So A Study in Scarlet was a book club pick but since this is the copy I found, I just read both books I ll review them both separately and then talk a little about how I felt about the collection as a whole A Study in Scarlet 4 Stars Read April 30So this was my first experience reading a Holmes novel Well, actually that s a lie I had one of those massive Reader s Digest kid s condensed board book version things that I remember reading and enjoying But no idea which stories I read Okay So A Study in Scarlet was a book club pick but since this is the copy I found, I just read both books I ll review them both separately and then talk a little about how I felt about the collection as a whole A Study in Scarlet 4 Stars Read April 30So this was my first experience reading a Holmes novel Well, actually that s a lie I had one of those massive Reader s Digest kid s condensed board book version things that I remember reading and enjoying But no idea which stories I read I just remember something about a snake That s it That s all the information I retained, haha Anyway, I quite enjoyed this experience Well I enjoyed Part One of this experience.Part One was such a fun time It was an extremely enjoyable case and I loved the first meeting of Holmes and Watson and their moving in together and getting to know each other I am a huge fan of the BBC show so I loved comparing this to the episode in the show and seeing what the show kept and what it updated So That was a lot of fun.And then Part Two happened And it honestly felt completely and totally unnecessary Like I get the point of it and I get that it was providing background but the story really didn t need it At least not to that degree It almost felt like we had wandered into an entirely different story and for a second I thought I was reading the wrong book It just felt like a completely unnecessary tangent that could ve been reduced to a page or two instead of 30 And it honestly diminished my enjoyment of a story that I had really been loving up until that point So four stars for that one.The Sign of Four 4 Stars Read May 1 2I ended up enjoying this one a littlethan Study in Scarlet and connected with this casepurely because no weird tangent in the middle I loved the introduction of Mary though wow did things move quickly with John and overall I found this entire case fascinating Mary is such a different character in the show and even in the RDJ films It was so interesting to see the original and meet her in canon OverallThe only problem I had with these is that the writing is honestly really dry Holmes is already such a dry character that the overly detailed writing often made my mind wonder At first I thought it was the weird tangent but then when I read Sign of Four, it took me way longer to finish it than it should ve even though I was enjoying the storyI wish I hadn t read both of these books together I think I would ve had better luck with them if I d taken some time between the stories.I ve read a lot of detective novels so I can t help but compare them to others I m used to devouring Agatha Christies and Poirot is the world s most entertaining detective he constantly makes me giggle and I absolutely cannot get enough of him so I think that might be why I struggled with this writing It s a lotdry and chock full of details I felt my mind wandering a lot and would have to reread passages because I hadn t been paying attention.So I think this is just going to take a little bit of getting used to It s not that I don t enjoy Holmes because I definitely do I love the show and I think Holmes is a wonderful and fascinating character and I really am enjoying reading these I just think the writing is going to take a few books for me to really get into it and be able to read these a little easier Which I just bought the complete collection today so I ll be spending a lot of times with Holmes, haha I definitely recommend these If you re a fan of the show or any of the films, definitely go back to the source These are so fun and definitely worth the read I can t wait to continue with this series Just going to put a few books between them and hope that helps my enjoyment


  4. Ozana Ozzy Ozana Ozzy says:

    A Study in Scarlet This is first story of ACD s Sherlock Holmes mystery where Holmes and Watson first time meet each other and throuoghout story we see their relationship growing Also we meet few characters which are present in almost all Holmes cases because he s independent investigater and his work is in interaction with police, detective Lestrade and we witness his deductive reasoning, he is so proud of that part of his way of thinking that sometimes he s so proccupied with his own greatnes A Study in Scarlet This is first story of ACD s Sherlock Holmes mystery where Holmes and Watson first time meet each other and throuoghout story we see their relationship growing Also we meet few characters which are present in almost all Holmes cases because he s independent investigater and his work is in interaction with police, detective Lestrade and we witness his deductive reasoning, he is so proud of that part of his way of thinking that sometimes he s so proccupied with his own greatness especially when he finds solution, clues, guilty parties almost from no clue what so ever but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle describes it so vividly that reader is left satisfied and convinced.Study in Scarlet was split in two part but second part where Watson describes story in third person is unnecessery because in first part case is well written and presented with great Holmses deductive reasoning and interaction with his new co lodger and associete Dr Watson, also great interaction with police But it s a first ACD s story and any mistake he made he corrected it in stories that follows and he did it brilliantly, as we all know it.Holmes character is not perfect, far from it, but what he does with informations and than transforms it into reasonable conclueson vit is like a work of art, art of deduction, as he call it His cold, calculated analasys of clues puts us readers in position where we constantly wonder how we miss it and with this way of telling the stories we are never bored and we grow to love that man full of flaws but with brilliant mind Doyle descibes his great fictional character of all times so humanly despite his annoying habbits and flows No wonder that even today we enjoy watching and reading all kind of varitions of modern Holmes and Watson with great joy.The Sign of the Four Second story starts with Sherlock s questionable habit of abuse of drugs, videly spread in that time in late 19 st London with Chinese opium rooms and medicinal solutions of morphine and cocaine that Holmes was ab useing but on ly becuse his mind was still and he must keep it alert when he has no case Whit that intro we have insight into his psychology and with that flaws and bad habits I expirience him as real person with all his compexity.Study in Scarlet is complex story with haevy past full of human greed and guilt, well described with miniscule details such as missing dad a chidhood ago , strange secret pearls, invitations, oriental back storyso many details and clues but eventialy Holmes puts it all missing pieces together into one coherent story with conlusion however hard it may be after so many years had passed.Sign of Four is so much darker, full of secrets and greed but also full of emotions with Watson s infatuation in a female client Holmes is of course oblivious to romantic part of Watson s feelings Doyle isn t a master of romance but it s a mystery and not a romance detective novel.This two stories are not Doyles bet short ones but eventualy they become so much better They Short story case studys introduces us with his great character and his phsihologhical profile of Holmes and Watsons personal history and boths way of life, living together and working.


  5. Heather& Heather& says:

    In spite of the indulgence of illogical character development and basic deduction flaws in Doyle s first Sherlock novels, they are, in my opinion, still priceless literature The novels, irregardless of the inconsistencies, are wonderfully woven with threads of colorful clues in varied intensity of terror, keen observation, elementary deduction and incredible chain of reasoning including elimination when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be In spite of the indulgence of illogical character development and basic deduction flaws in Doyle s first Sherlock novels, they are, in my opinion, still priceless literature The novels, irregardless of the inconsistencies, are wonderfully woven with threads of colorful clues in varied intensity of terror, keen observation, elementary deduction and incredible chain of reasoning including elimination when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth Bear in mind that these early work bumps were ironed out eventually in the subsequent canonical story lines as the characters plots were refined Holmes, although a confessed cocaine morphine addict, truly became a extraordinary logician No one could question the devotion confidence of Dr Watson toward the detective, nor would anyone doubt the cunning evil of Professor Moriarty In these first novels, Sir Doyle builds the very foundation for the brilliant sleuth his loyal companion Although fictional and from another era, the character has much to impart to good readers of today In the The Adventure of the Lion s Mane , Holmes attributes his success, in part, to and describes himself as an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles


  6. Jo Jo says:

    I don t normally go for classics but I love the show Sherlock and really felt like I should read this I wasn t disappointed After reading Dracula I had kind of sworn off classics but this one was muchinteresting and just modern enough for me to get on with the writing and the old speak The stories are short and not as complex as the show makes them but I love Sherlock Holmes, the book character and the TV character He is so strange but clever and I enjoyed reading this I m not in a ru I don t normally go for classics but I love the show Sherlock and really felt like I should read this I wasn t disappointed After reading Dracula I had kind of sworn off classics but this one was muchinteresting and just modern enough for me to get on with the writing and the old speak The stories are short and not as complex as the show makes them but I love Sherlock Holmes, the book character and the TV character He is so strange but clever and I enjoyed reading this I m not in a rush to read the others but I am glad that I picked this one up


  7. Natalie Natalie says:

    HORRIBLY ignorant, to an almost amusing extent If it wasn t so absurd, I d probably have been offended Most people only read the first half of the book you have to read the second half to see why this is my opinion.


  8. Tam May Tam May says:

    This is classic Sherlock Holmes, of course, and interesting in that it s the first and second of the Holmes stories so we get an introduction of the characters involved One thing I ve found so far in reading Conan Doyle s books as opposed to seeing various film and TV versions of his stories Holmes is a much less likable character and muchcomplex in the books than on screen In contrast, Watson, to me, is muchlikable in the book than on screen, given his credit for astute observer This is classic Sherlock Holmes, of course, and interesting in that it s the first and second of the Holmes stories so we get an introduction of the characters involved One thing I ve found so far in reading Conan Doyle s books as opposed to seeing various film and TV versions of his stories Holmes is a much less likable character and muchcomplex in the books than on screen In contrast, Watson, to me, is muchlikable in the book than on screen, given his credit for astute observer and not the buffoon that many of the screen versions make him out to be Of course, plausibility is scarce in these stories as they were in many of the classic traditional mysteries but half the fun of reading these stories is to be willing to believe the implausible for the sake of unraveling the mystery and making it come out right


  9. Nicole Rollins Nicole Rollins says:

    I LOVED A Study in Scarlet I did not love The Sign of the Four A Study in Scarlet had such a simple yet extremely interesting storyline, and we got to see Holmes intelligence, wit, and humor I felt like The Sign of the Four had such a different feel, taking the light away from Holmes and focusing it on Jonathan Small, an unlikable character and accomplice in the mystery I was also disappointed to learn Holmes is a cocaine addict I m curious to see how this plays out in hope of learning why I LOVED A Study in Scarlet I did not love The Sign of the Four A Study in Scarlet had such a simple yet extremely interesting storyline, and we got to see Holmes intelligence, wit, and humor I felt like The Sign of the Four had such a different feel, taking the light away from Holmes and focusing it on Jonathan Small, an unlikable character and accomplice in the mystery I was also disappointed to learn Holmes is a cocaine addict I m curious to see how this plays out in hope of learning why Doyle chose this particular character flaw for his main character


  10. Charlotte Jones Charlotte Jones says:

    I was listening to the complete collection on audiobook but for some reason my phone won t play it any so I m adding what I completed individually I liked these two novels but I do feel that I was too familiar with the premises, thanks to the BBC show, so this did take away the element of mystery for me.


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A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four[BOOKS] ✭ A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four ✯ Arthur Conan Doyle – Thomashillier.co.uk The world s most famous detective uses his celebrated skills of deduction in A Study in Scarlet, the tale that introduces Dr John Watson Recently discharged from the military, Watson takes a room with The world s most famous detective uses in Scarlet eBook ✓ his celebrated skills of deduction in A Study in Scarlet, the tale that introduces Dr John Watson Recently discharged from the military, Watson takes a room with an amazing young man the arrogant crime expert, Sherlock Holmes Their investigation of a bizarre crime proves to be an auspicious beginning for one of the most illustrious crime solving partnerships of all A Study ePUB ½ timeThe second tale, The Sign of Four, is an incredible story of greed and revenge in which Holmes and Watson accompany a beautiful young woman on a mission that leads to a terrifying, one legged man in the dark heart of LondonA thrilling experience for legions of Holmes fans, these exciting tales will also serve as an excellent introduction to readers who have never made the acquaintance of Study in Scarlet Epub â this incomparable detective and his colleague.


About the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born the in Scarlet eBook ✓ third of ten siblings on May in Edinburgh, Scotland His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, a talented illustrator, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish They were married in Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle , the origin of this compound surname if that is how he meant A Study ePUB ½ it to be understood is uncertain His baptism record in the registry of St Mary s Cathedral in Edinburgh gives Arthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and simply Doyle as his surname It also names Michael Conan as his godfatherAt the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in Study in Scarlet Epub â From to he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston now a district of Birmingham and Sheffield While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories His first published story appeared in Chambers s Edinburgh Journal before he was Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship s doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in In Conan Doyle married Louisa or Louise Hawkins, known as Touie She suffered from tuberculosis and died on July The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive Jean died in London on June Conan Doyle fathered five children Two with his first wife Mary Louise January June , and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley November October With his second wife he had three children Denis Percy Stewart March March , second husband in of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani circa February former sister in law of Barbara Hutton Adrian Malcolm November June and Jean Lena Annette December November Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on July He had died of a heart attack at age His last words were directed toward his wife You are wonderful The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads STEEL TRUEBLADE STRAIGHTARTHUR CONAN DOYLEKNIGHTPATRIOT, PHYSICIAN MAN OF LETTERSConan Doyle s house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between and It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve itA statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for years There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was bornSeries Sherlock Holmes.