I have to say, I got really confused by this book, although that’s probably my own fault. I’m going to try and explain why I was confused without giving away anything.
A Study in Scarlet starts out rather obviously as a Sherlock Holmes mystery, but Part II begins in the Old West. It turns out that Part II provides the back-story for the crime and the criminal’s motive. I didn’t realize that, though, and thought it was a separate story. The Old West sections were well written, but it’s a subject that interests me less.
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