As a person who has undoubtedly devoted his life to books, picking a singular book to write a review on can indeed be challenging. Having explored many genres earlier, I have always been fascinated by the ‘mystery’ genre, which showcases detectives, crimes and so on. I have always been so intrigued by detectives so much that I have gone on to publish my own books on the same genre.
The one book that I would always recommend to anybody, irrespective of the age, would be that of the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ series, written by Arthur Conan Doyle. As almost everybody’s aware by now, Sherlock Holmes is a detective in London who solves crimes, mysteries and so on, accompanied by his friend Dr. John Watson. When I had first picked up the book, I immediately knew it was going to be a thriller, and got myself into it in no time.
Packed with joyous moments, unexpected happenings, scary twists and turns, spooky findings and other interesting components, this book deserves to be at the top of your bucket list on the next books to read. For a new reader of Sherlock Holmes, A Study In Scarlet is undoubtedly the place to start. Written in the perspective of Dr. Watson, this book gives a brief introduction about Watson, and how he had eventually met Holmes, from where they both became roommates in a house located at 221B Baker Street.
Initially, these two aren’t much on terms with each other. Dr. Watson always wonders why Holmes is busy most of the time. Eventually, he gets to know that Holmes is a detective, a fascinating detective who finds solutions to intricate problems very easily. Sherlock is utterly brilliant when it comes to detective work, but ignorant of most other subjects. This book also goes on to show how their bonds grows, as they uncover secrets and mysteries that remain hidden in the eyes of many.
“There’s nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” quoted by Sherlock Holmes in one of the stories shows his perspective towards mysteries and how he approaches it. He’s a keen listener who gathers all the information very precisely, from which he is able to conclude theories about it without even having to investigate the place. This goes to prove that he is undoubtedly one of the greatest detectives to ever live.
Stories like that of ‘A Study In Scarlet’, “The Sign of Four”, “The Red-Headed League” and so on motivates me to continue writing in the field of detectives, and learn from Sherlock Holmes the skills on how a detective functions. As a person who has enjoyed his stories, I’m sure many more will.