Sherlock Holmes: In His Own Words and in the Words of Those Who Knew Him

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A series of first-hand accounts of the famed author's life, Holmes offers a unique perspective on the creator of Detective Sherlock Holmes.
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Overview

A series of first-hand accounts of the famed author's life, Holmes offers a unique perspective on the creator of Detective Sherlock Holmes.
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Editorial Reviews

Virginian Pilot
to the stubbornly immortal Sherlock, the detective of his own creation who had even then taken the popluar imagination of England and America by storm.
— Bill Ruehlmann
ForeWord Reviews
Anyone who loves the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson stories will greatly enjoy this fresh perspective on their lives and times.
— Alan Couture
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
For a handy biographical reference on the Baker Street sleuth, Barry Day has organized quotations from the original story.
— Jon L. Breen
The Strand Magazine
A thoroughly enjoyable books, filled with fun quotes and beautiful full page illustrations which take up close to a third of the book and are well worth the price on their own.
The Mysterious Bookshop Newsletter
A biography of Holmes from a contemporary perspective, based solely on the actual stories, not on other speculative writings.
Sherlock
A clever and refreshing idea. An easy and entertaining read.
Forecast
Filled with revealing passages about the great detective.
Virginian Pilot - Bill Ruehlmann
to the stubbornly immortal Sherlock, the detective of his own creation who had even then taken the popluar imagination of England and America by storm.
ForeWord Reviews - Alan Couture
Anyone who loves the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson stories will greatly enjoy this fresh perspective on their lives and times.
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine - Jon L. Breen
For a handy biographical reference on the Baker Street sleuth, Barry Day has organized quotations from the original story.
Nicholas Utechin
There can never be enough of the world of Sherlock Holmes, and Barry Day's volume certainly provides an enticing introduction to that world.
Library Journal
More has been written on Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in one century than on Shakespeare in four, notes editor Day (Sherlock Holmes and the Seven Deadly Sins Murder). His own contribution is a reconstruction of Holmes's life from details provided in Arthur Conan Doyle's accounts of this most famous of fictional detectives. Day covers such aspects as the meeting of Holmes and Watson, life on Baker Street, Holmes's personal life and habits, his methods of solving crimes, and the various characters with whom he interacts. The volume, consisting primarily of quotes from the novels and stories, is richly illustrated with art by the great Holmes portrayers, especially Sidney Paget, whose works predominate. In most cases, Day is conscientious in noting the sources for his observations, although occasionally he drops a tantalizing detail, such as the possible date of Holmes's death (1957), without including its origin. Since the book lacks an index or formal documentation, it will be of interest primarily to public rather than academic libraries.-Denise J. Stankovics, Rockville P.L., Vernon, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878332977
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/2003
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Day
Barry Day lives in Manhattan and is the author of the British small format gift books Noel Coward: A Life in Quotes, Oscar Wilde: A Life in Quote as well as the co-author of the American book My Life with Noel Coward.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
"Young Stamford" 1
221b: "Some Nice Rooms" 7
"The Introspective Dreamer of Baker Street" 25
"My Brother Mycroft" 77
"You Know My Methods" 85
"Here Are the Regulars" 125
The Napoleons of Crime 147
The "Insoluble Puzzle" 171
"My Dear Watson" 181
"His Last Bow" 215
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