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Sherlock Holmes : the unauthorized biography

Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"He has been called a genius and a fraud, a hero and an addict. He advised kings in their glittering palaces, then disappeared into the darkest alleys of London's criminal underworld. He was (and remains) a global icon, but he could pass his most ardent fan on the street without a flicker of recognition. Who was this Sherlock Holmes?"--Publisher website (January 2007).
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Sherlock Holmes; John H Watson, (Fictitious character); Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Rennison
ISBN: 0871139472 9780871139474
OCLC Number: 69680194
Description: xvii, 280 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 'My ancestors were country squires' --
'This inhospitable town' --
'You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive' --
'He is the Napoleon of crime' --
'You should publish an account of the case' --
'I've had to do with fifty murderers' --
'The many causes célèbres and sensational trials in which I have figured' --
'I should never marry --
' --
'I travelled for two years in Tibet' --
'I then passed through Persia --
' --
'I hear of Sherlock everywhere' --
'Occasional indiscretions of his own' --
'A small farm upon the downs' --
'There's an east wind coming' --
'The greatest mystery for last'.
Responsibility: Nick Rennison.

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"He has been called a genius and a fraud, a hero and an addict. He advised kings in their glittering palaces, then disappeared into the darkest alleys of London's criminal underworld. He was (and remains) a global icon, but he could pass his most ardent fan on the street without a flicker of recognition. Who was this Sherlock Holmes?"--Publisher website (January 2007).

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