Sherlock : The Casebook Hardback
by Guy Adams
This book is my humble attempt to shine a light on the work of the best and wisest I have ever known.
He has, I think it is safe to say, elevated the science of detection into an art form.
Having been at his side during some of his most remarkable cases, it has fallen to me to bring his achievements to the attention of the wider public.
He is, quite simply, the Mozart of criminal investigation.
I would say more, but I am flattered and delighted to say that Sherlock Holmes himself has agreed to write a piece for the cover.
The author has transformed what should have been a series of lectures into a gross and tasteless entertainment. The science of deduction is a branch of human achievement requiring serious analysis and yet here I find it lavishly illustrated, disfigured with humour and infested with gossip.
Apparently, this kind of sensationalism is required to engage the interest of the reading public, but it is rather like working an office romance into a paper on quantum physics.
Only an idiot would be impressed. Help yourself. Sherlock Holmes
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 25/10/2012
- Category: Television
- ISBN: 9781849904254
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Review by devenish
Produced to accompany the television series starring Benedict Cumberpatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. A mixture of how the original stories by Conan Doyle morphed into films and later into television and a more detailed,yet patchy outline of the latest series itself. Good to have for someone like myself who must have everything they can lay their hands on about Holmes and Watson. Of very little practical use to anyone else I would have thought.