The Sherlock Holmes Handbook : Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective Hardback
by Ransom Riggs
The first Sherlock Holmes adventure appeared in 1888, but today the detective is more popular than ever-witness the upcoming release of "Sherlock Holmes", starring Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Victorian sleuth and Jude Law as his faithful chronicler, Dr. John H. Watson. For readers who dream of solving crimes in turn-of-the-century London, "The Sherlock Holmes Handbook" features skills that every would-be sleuth should know: How to Use Deductive Reasoning, How to Analyze Fingerprints - Without Computers, How to Master a Dozen Disguises, How to Survive a Plunge over a Waterfall, and How to Fake Your Own Death.
Readers will also discover a host of information about Holmes and his universe: How was the real Scotland Yard organized?
Could people really buy cocaine over-the-counter back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Packed with fascinating trivia, evocative illustrations, and a classic Victorian design, "The Sherlock Holmes Handbook" will appeal to 'Baker Street Irregulars' of all ages.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 25-30 2-Colour Illustrations
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 18/08/2009
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9781594744297
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Review by Michael.Rimmer
This is a great little book of Holmesian trivia and techniques: a sort of <i>How-to-be-Sherlock-Holmes</i> manual. Sadly, it cannot give one a genetic predisposition to deductive genius!<br/><br/>Light-hearted and fairly slight, it should nevertheless be a fun read for both the Holmes enthusiast and the general reader.<br/><br/>Oh, and the particular hardback edition I have on my shelf is nicely put together, which adds to the overall bibliophilic experience.
Review by Tarklovishki
So Ransom Riggs wrote a book detailing how to be as good as Sherlock Holmes when it comes to solving crimes. A rather good one at that. It'll definitely help me if I want to add any elements of crime investigation in my stories. How did I not know of this book until three weeks ago?
Review by AliceaP
The Sherlock Holmes Handbook is a step-by-step instructional manual on how anyone can mold themselves into a consulting detective just like Arthur Conan Doyle's creation. More than that, Riggs provides the reader with trivia, factoids, and beautiful drawings of the detective in action. This book is excellent for anyone whether they're just being introduced to the famous detective or if they've been a diehard fan for many years. It's always fun to revisit old friends and bone up on the tricks of the trade. ;-)