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The Sherlock Holmes handbook : the methods and mysteries of the world's greatest detective

Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
History
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes; Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ransom Riggs
ISBN: 9781594744297 1594744297
OCLC Number: 472315073
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Detective skills. How to use analytical reasoning ; Sherlock Holmes, scientist ; How to question a suspect ; How to decode ciphers ; How to analyze footprints ; The creatures of Sherlock Holmes's world ; How to locate a secret chamber ; How to examine a body at a crime scene ; How to analyze bullet evidence ; Victorian firearms ; How to crack a safe : The crimes of Sherlock Holmes ; How to analyze fingerprints ; Scotland Yard ; How to analyze typography ; 221 Baker Street --
Survival skills. How to defend yourself ; The sporting lfie ; How to outwit a criminal mastermind ; Will the real Moriarity please stand up? ; How to fake your own death ; The great hiatus ; How to survive a plunge over a waterfall ; Curious maladies and quack medicines of the Victorian Era ; How to disguise yourself ; Victorian fashion ; How to cover your tracks --
Life skills. How to stage a dramatic entrance ; The real Sherlock Holmes ; How to sniff out a hoax ; Secret societies and the criminal underworld ; Spiritualism and the occult ; How to deal with friends and relations ; Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's smarter sibling ; How to manage children ; Common misconceptions about Sherlock Holmes ; How to deal with women ; How to keep your mind sharp ; Sherlock Holmes and music ; Opium dens and narcotics in the Victorian Era ; How to interact with royalty ; How to raise bees --
Appendix. Briefly, the life and times of Arthur Conan Doyle ; The collected wit and wisdom of Sherlock Holmes ; The Sherlock Holmes canon.
Other Titles: Methods and mysteries of the world's greatest detective
Responsibility: Ransom Riggs ; illustrations by Eugene Smith.

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Suitable for readers who dream of solving crimes in turn-of-the-century London, this handbook features skills that would-be sleuths should know: How to Use Deductive Reasoning, How to Analyze  Read more...

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