Hi guys ! Now I got the next task : Book Review from my English teacher Mrs. Wiwin, to be honest I’m a book lover but I just don’t have enough time to read all of my books due to my all works ^^”. Now I choose Sherlock Holmes : A Study in Scarlet, that is the Pembuktian Kesimpulan part ! I love Sherlock Holmes books series because I love riddles, mysteries and stuffs like detective books. I also horror books but I think this book is my favourite all the time.
Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Scarlet is a 2009 fiction novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This book is about a Marines Sergeant that is also a Military Doctor, Dr. Watson, that was shot in Afghanistan. Through his pal, that fortunately Watson also needs a roommate to live together, Watson met Sherlock Holmes and this is the first part of the story.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dr. Watson was shot when he was in Afghanistan due to the Afghanistan’s war. Since that, he was home repatriated by local governor and by all doctors to London, England. In London, he live in a hotel, at Strand Street. Once he realized he can’t live at hotel anymore due to his economy condition, so he decided to go to another place to live.
Then, he decided to relax on Criterion Bar, there, he met his old nurse when he was at Bart, Stamford. Then they talk about all things include that Watson needs a cheap place for him to stay, then Stamford say that he has friend, Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock also wants to live together with someone at his apartment so he could get cheap price. Then, Stamford describes Sherlock Holmes, that Sherlock is very smart, but sometimes he is to freaky and act weird. Sherlock also love experiments. Then without no doubt, Watson agreed.
After sometime, Holmes got a case from Louriston Gardens that was sent from his police pal, Tobias Gregson, that was found the body of Enoch J. Drebber in an empty house, after Holmes get there, he, Dr. Watson, Lestrade, Holmes’s friend that is also a detective.
First he found near the dead body a word RACHE that in Germany means ‘Revenge’, written by blood, from there, Holmes concluded that the killer’s has very long nails. Then, he found no scars around the body, it means he was killed using a poison. Then, he concluded from there that the killer is a man, 6 ft height, gold aged, using a rough Boot shoes, has small feet, and using a Trichinopoly shoes. First suggestion is from Lestrade that word RACHE means the dead man wanted to write ‘RACHEL’, but it’ wrong.
Then the 2nd day, from Gregson, Gregson said that John Rance saw this, John Rance said that he saw a drunk man enter the house, and suggest that the drunk man is the killer, but it’s wrong because it is impossible if the drunk man killed the man because he was not on his normal phase.
Finally after the long analysis, Holmes called by the judge to give his conclusion, so the killer is a horse rider, muscular man, has a redish face (because found that a small drops of blood, that in biology if someone is too energytic, or over – feel, the blood circulation will increased fast and not sustainable, so it caused bleeding from our nose), and using a Boot shoes, a horse rider that is from Salt Lake Town, as his first conclusion. Judge accept it and the case closed.
This book was released by Penerbit NARASI, 2009. This book reached over 11 countries and has already translated into many languages since the first release date.
This book : Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Scarlet has been filmed since 1933 (first version wiihout no modifications and black – white version) with 1 hour 17 minutes duration. The actors and actress are :
1. Reginald Owen – Sherlock Holmes.
2. Alan Mowbray – Lestrade.
3. Warburton Gamble – Dr. Watson.
4. Anna May Wong – Mrs. Pyke.
5. Doris Lloyd – Mrs. Murphy.
6. June Cyde – Eileen Forrester.
7. Alan Dinehart - Thaddeus Merrydew.
Film of Sherlock Holmes.