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

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

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Overview

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective by Ransom Riggs, Eugene Smith

Full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations, this must-have guide will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all ages.

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? For die-hardSherlockians and amateur investigators alike, this handbook is nothing less than . . . elementary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594744297
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Pages: 221
Sales rank: 472,970
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller with more than 5 million copies sold, as well as its best-selling sequels Hollow City (Quirk, 2013) and Library of Souls (Quirk, 2015). He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife.

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows many of holmes' best skills and even quite a few quirks and/or character points about him as well.
WednesdayAddams More than 1 year ago
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. :)
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Looks very weird
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Dancing-Man92 More than 1 year ago
very easy to read and enjoyable. teaches you the skills needed to be a great Detective. love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 12 do you think i will enjoy this book, i am at an eighth grade reading level if that helps you decidd