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 2009

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Description
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
The author of the runaway New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs holds an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinema-Television. A former journalist, photographer, and documentary film editor, his award-winning short films have screened at more than 70 film festivals worldwide. He is also a contributing writer and blogger for mental_floss magazine and Mentalfloss.com.

Eugene Smith lives and works in Chicago. He has a lovely wife, two daughters plus two not so terrible cats. He has been drawing all manner of strange things longer than he can remember.
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