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Book Style: Sherlock Holmes The Novels

A Study In Scarlet

The Sign Of The Four

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Valley Of Fear

Today we get all four of the Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and The Valley of Fear. Let's break them each down:
  1. I went with sexy, slightly badass secretary here. Some British nods with the Vivienne Westwood watch and the Cambridge Satchel. Also, it should be noted that the nail varnish is named "A Study In Pink" after the newest BBC incarnation of the great detective. And as the final touch, a subtle lip gloss to balance all the fuschia called, appropriately enough, "Sweet Revenge".
  2. Spring weekend or maybe resort wear here. A lot of Indian and African inspired jewelry here makes a nice tie in to the treasure at the center of the drama in this novel.
  3. Can't you just imagine a modern, albeit very hip, British lady sporting this outfit. Those spectators are fantastic (and I don't even like yellow!). A nice little nod to the eponymous hound with that wolf ring.
  4. I admit to playing off more of the psychedelic, New Age-y vibe of the cover than the actual plot. Although I do think the geode jewelry is a good parallel to the coal country setting of flashback section of the novel.