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The Sherlock Holmes Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained

By: DK Publishing, Leslie S Klinger (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 20th October 2015
ISBN: 9781465438492
Number Of Pages: 352

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The Sherlock Holmes Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, tackles the most 'elementary' of subjects - the world of Sherlock Holmes, as told by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Sherlock Holmes Book is packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and memorable quotes that make it the perfect Sherlock Holmes guide, covering every case of the world's greatest detective, from A Study in Scarlet to The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, placing the sorties in a wider context. Stories include at-a-glance flowcharts that show how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning, and character guides provide handy reference for readers and an invaluable resource for fans of the Sherlock Holmes films and TV series.

The Sherlock Holmes Book holds a magnifying glass to the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective.

Industry Reviews

"[A]n enjoyable guide to the Canon and to the world of Sherlock Holmes." -- Scuttlebutt Magazine

"All in all, it's an absolute stunning resource for any Sherlock fan, and a perfect companion to offer any new reader of the original Doyle stories." -- Geekdad.com

"It's most definitely a book that can be enjoyed when it's dark and stormy outside and the comfort of home invites for an investigation of the universe of Sherlock Holmes." -- The Baker Street Babes

"[A]n encyclopedic, illustrated exploration of the entire canon of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock and Dr. Watson." -- Parade.com

"Okay, this book came out in October, but since it's ultra-gift-buying time, I wanted to make sure everyone had seen it. BECAUSE IT ROCKS." -- BookRiot!

"This delightful and informative source is definitely for the Holmes aficionado." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

INTRODUCTION
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes
Dr. John Watson
Professor James Moriarty
Inspector G. Lestrade

THE EARLY ADVENTURES
Chapters covering A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and the stories of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

THE GREAT DETECTIVE
Chapters covering the stories of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

A LEGEND RETURNS
Chapters covering The Hound of the Baskervilles and the stories of The Return of Sherlock Holmes

HOLMES TAKES A BOW
Chapters covering The Valley of Fear and the stories of His Last Bow

THE FINAL DEDUCTIONS
Chapters covering the stories of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

THE WORLD OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
The Victorian World
Sherlock and Society
The Art of Deduction
Criminology and Forensic Science
Crime Writing and Detective Fiction
The Fans of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock on Stage and Screen
The Many Faces of Holmes
Holmes by Other Hands
Conan Doyle's Other Works

Index
Acknowledgements

ISBN: 9781465438492
ISBN-10: 1465438491
Series: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th October 2015
Publisher: DK PUB INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 20.32  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.18
Edition Type: Annotated

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