The Writing’s On The Wall: Sherlock Holmes

The Writing’s On The Wall is a regular feature on Pop! Goes The Reader in which I create desktop wallpapers inspired by some of my favourite novels, authors, and literary quotes.


Title A Study in Scarlet
Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Pages 160 Pages
Target Audience & Genre Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Classic
Published June 10th, 2003 by Modern Library
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In 1887, a young Arthur Conan Doyle published A Study in Scarlet, creating an international icon in the quick-witted sleuth Sherlock Holmes. In this very first Holmes mystery, the detective introduces himself to Dr. John H. Watson with the puzzling line “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive,” and so begins Watson’s, and the world’s, fascination with this enigmatic character. In A Study in Scarlet, Doyle presents two equally perplexing mysteries for Holmes to solve: one a murder that takes place in the shadowy outskirts of London, in a locked room where the haunting word Rache is written upon the wall, the other a kidnapping set in the American West. Picking up the “scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life,” Holmes demonstrates his uncanny knack for finding the truth, tapping into powers of deduction that still captivate readers today.


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I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to Micro Vector, Latino Type and Vítek Prchal whose clipart and/or fonts I purchased, edited and used in the creation of this wallpaper!

What book would you like to see made into a desktop wallpaper next? Let me know in the comments – I would love to hear from you!

3 responses to “The Writing’s On The Wall: Sherlock Holmes”

  1. OMG!!!!! I love it! Especially since you used the quote “Elementary, my dear Watson” <3

  2. Muna says:

    I LOVE THIS SOO MUCH. Please excuse me cap-lock writing but that desktop wallpaper is beautiful, I am in awe!

  3. Sophie says:

    I’ve been following your blog from a distance for a while now and figured this would be a good time to tell you that I LOVE this feature! The wallpapers you create are always beautiful, and allthough I can’t always relate to them, I can relate to this one! I’ve read many Sherlock stories and I love the simple graphic with THE quote! (yes, THE quote, because there’s only one^^)
    Wonderful job on this one!
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