Written in 1886, A Study in Scarlet marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, who would become two of the most famous characters in popular fiction. The Sign of the Four, published in 1890 concludes the mystery. A Study in Scarlet was the first work of detective fiction to incorporate the magnifying glass as an investigative tool.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (1859 –1930) was a British writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
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