The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries Of the World's Greatest Detective

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries Of the World's Greatest Detective

by Ransom Riggs
Illustrator Eugene Smith

Quirk Books | September 1, 2009 | Hardcover

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"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know."
 
This reader's companion to the casework of Sherlock Holmes explores the methodology of the world's most famous consulting detective. From analyzing fingerprints and decoding ciphers to creating disguises and faking one's own death, readers will learn how Holmes solved his most celebrated cases-plus an arsenal of modern techniques available to today's armchair sleuths. Along the way, readers will discover a host of trivia about the master detective and his universe: Why did Holmes never marry? How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Was cocaine really legal back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all ages.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.04 × 4.85 × 0.93 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Quirk Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594744297

ISBN - 13: 9781594744297

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries Of the World's Greatest Detective

by Ransom Riggs
Illustrator Eugene Smith

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.04 × 4.85 × 0.93 in

Published: September 1, 2009

Publisher: Quirk Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594744297

ISBN - 13: 9781594744297

About the Book

The first Sherlock Holmes adventure appeared in 1887, but today the detective is more popular than ever-witness the upcoming release date of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. For every reader who dreams of solving crimes in turn-of-the-century London, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook features skills that all would-be sleuths 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
Readers will also discover a host of information about Holmes and his universe: How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Could people back then really buy cocaine over the counter? 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.

From the Publisher

"My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know."
 
This reader's companion to the casework of Sherlock Holmes explores the methodology of the world's most famous consulting detective. From analyzing fingerprints and decoding ciphers to creating disguises and faking one's own death, readers will learn how Holmes solved his most celebrated cases-plus an arsenal of modern techniques available to today's armchair sleuths. Along the way, readers will discover a host of trivia about the master detective and his universe: Why did Holmes never marry? How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Was cocaine really legal back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all ages.

About the Author

Ransom Riggs has coauthored several books of what he likes to call "pop nonfiction," including the trivia-centric tomes Scatterbrained and The Beginning of Everything. He's a regular contributor to and blogger for mental_floss magazine, and when he's not unearthing fascinating-but-obscure miscellany, he's lying for a living as an award-winning filmmaker in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, Abbi. You can stalk him on the Web at www.ransomriggs.com
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