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The Sherlock Holmes Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) Hardcover – October 20, 2015
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"[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
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This is an excellent reference book about Sherlock Holmes stories and other aspects concerning the work of Conan Doyle.
Full of interesting texts, curiosities, beautiful editorial design and everything a fan and a non fan would like to know.
*wants to know everything about the Sherlock Holmes stories, but does not want to read the actual stories themselves.
*has read an original story and wants to know more about the case history, character roles, and society at the time.
*wants to learn more about the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
*wants to learn to think like Sherlock Holmes.
The Sherlock Holmes Book is basically the cliff notes for the entire canon of Sherlock Holmes! It includes dozens of eye-pleasing charts that show how Sherlock reaches his conclusions. Also included are chapters about:
*Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s life
*The Victorian time period that Sherlock lived in
*The society of the time
*The art of deduction
*Criminology and forensic science
*Crime writing and detective fiction
*The fans of Sherlock Holmes
*Sherlock on stage and screen