The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

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The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective

By Ransom Riggs; Eugene Smith (Illustrator)

Quirk Books, Hardcover, 9781594744297, 221pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don t know.
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 of trivia about the master detective and his universe: Why did Holmes never marry? How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Was cocaine really legal back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all ages.

About the Author
Ransom Riggsis the author of"Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children"(Quirk, 2011), a"New YorkTimes"best seller with more than 2 million copies sold, as well as its best-selling sequel, "Hollow City"(Quirk, 2013). Translation rights have been sold to more than 25 territories worldwide. He lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife."