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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594744297
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594744297
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #256,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida, where he spent his formative years making silly movies with his friends in their various backyards, snorkeling, and complaining about the heat. He studied English at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles. He makes films you can watch on his YouTube page: www.youtube.com/ransriggs. He enjoys traveling to exotic lands and complaining about the heat. He would like to thank you for reading this short biography.

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I can't say it'll make you as intelligent as Homes, but it is most certainly an interesting read.
KazKooz
The author does a very good job of showing the different methods that Holmes used to solve the crimes he investigated.
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I highly recommend this for anyone who likes Sherlock as it helps you dive deeper into the whole experience.
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful By M. Broderick VINE VOICE on March 14, 2010
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The book consists of short articles on items such as "how to search a dead body" or "how to survive a plunge over a waterfall", "how to sniff out a hoax", "how to stage a dramatic entrance" and the most mind-boggling, "How to outwit a criminal mastermind". Each one of these receives three to six of the rather small pages on the book, and in those pages the author describes incidents where Holmes did that particular thing, and makes a few comments on how such a thing might have been done in Victorian times. Most of the book is made up of these brief articles. At the end, there are brief sections of five pages or so with a biography of Doyle, Holmes quotes, and a few words about The Canon as a whole. note that you can look at the table of contents under "search inside this book" above.

The book is worth the low price, it's an entertaining brief read, and the numerous short articles would make it a good bathroom book for a Holmes fan. The author knows his subject, and I suspect I'd love to sit and talk and (mostly) listen to him in a discussion of Holmes and his times. But there's nothing profound or insightful here. I'm baffled at the numerous five-star reviews.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Reverend Skull VINE VOICE on February 27, 2010
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There is another Sherlock Holmes Hanbook out there, but this is the one to get if you wish to study Holmes's methods. The material and illustrations are excellent, but the book's design is outstanding. I love the size, color, cover design, everything makes it look like it might have come from 1890.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By R. Puntillo on November 27, 2009
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Ransom Riggs artfully guides the reader through the deductive and intellective realm of Holmes. Eugene Smith's illustrations compliment Riggs' discourse perfectly. After reading this clever book, I longed to visit a 19th century crime scene. I highly recommend that you purchase this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mirgsirk on December 21, 2012
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The author revisits many of Holmes' old mysteries, breaking down the methods used to uncover clues and solve the cases. I found it to be a highly useful reference tool.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By chesapeake mom on January 29, 2011
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This was gift for my son and he loves it. Buy it and you'll see why! It describes detective methods, etc. and really adds to the enjoyment of reading the Sherlock Holmes stories. Our son is a reluctant reader and he asked for this book specifically, so of course, we complied, LOL.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KazKooz on October 27, 2012
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This book is a MUST BUY item for any Sherlock Holmes fanatic. I can't say it'll make you as intelligent as Homes, but it is most certainly an interesting read. It holds information that'll give you tips on how to look at very simple things in a much more exciting and complicated way.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Retired Reader on February 9, 2013
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The best way to understand that astounding fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is to read original Conan Doyle stories. The fictional Holmes was portrayed as a unique individual driven by singular and intense focus on finding the solutions to crimes that would baffle normal policeman. He was interested in nothing else and exerted his considerable powers of observation, logic, and concentration only in the pursuit of criminals. To understand his abilities as described by Doyle one has to understand his entire personality and approach to life. All of which is to say this book is an absurdity that fails completely to provide any useful or even interesting information about Holmes or his methods.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dickens devotee on March 15, 2013
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Being a huge fan of the great detective and a budding Sherlockian its a nice addition to a growing library.
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