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

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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 ...
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Overview

“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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594744297
  • Publisher: Quirk Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Pages: 221
  • Sales rank: 264,827
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ransom Riggs
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2010

    Cool Book

    This book is more of a how-to than an actual novel. It teaches average people how to fight, raise honey bees, find out of someone is lying, and so on. The book itself is divided up into 3 sections- detective skills, survival skills, and life skills. All are very interesting, including a short history of how Sherlock Holmes came to be and some biographical information about the author. It is very useful and fun, especially on rainy days. Would also be helpful and a great read for kids just starting to read. I would recommend this "book" to anyone for a light read without having to get sucked into a long, complicated plot.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Amazing, sometimes almost funny

    This book shows many of holmes' best skills and even quite a few quirks and/or character points about him as well.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Very unusual, enjoyable

    Not what I expected- much better. Would definitely recommend. As a teacher of young adults, the story is engaging and may spark interest in history.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    I need some answers

    I am 12 do you think i will enjoy this book, i am at an eighth grade reading level if that helps you decidd

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Clever and Fun

    This is a good book for those who enjoy random books. It has plenty of great topics on Sherlock Holmed and the techniques he used. I liked it for the criminalistics aspects it covered and learning neat facts about the genius Holmes. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2009

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    awesome guide

    very easy to read and enjoyable. teaches you the skills needed to be a great Detective. love it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    To answers

    This is not a child's picture book. Ransom is a YA author, th is definately not Berenstien Bears. If you would like to read a book you could comprehend, then go read Whinne The Pooh.<br>
    Hope this helped, <p>&#1492 !A Mature reader~

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