A corpse is found in an empty house with the word 'Rache' scrawled on the wall next to it. The police arrest a suspect but then a similar murder occurs, proving that they have the wrong man. In exposing the real killer Holmes uncovers a feud stretching back to Salt Lake City and the Mormon community. Written by
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Did You Know?
Although it's not readily apparent in this adaptation, in the original story, the Mormon religion plays a strong role in the character's motivations and Brigham Young plays a part in the flashback denouement. At the time Conan Doyle was heavily criticized by Mormons, who felt the story presented their religion in a bad light. See more
Let us see if there is justice on earth or we are ruled by chance.
Version of A Study in Scarlet