The Sherlock Holmes Book
Big Ideas Simply Explained
The game is afoot! Immerse yourself in the curious cases of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson.
From the very first novel A Study in Scarlet, through to the masterpiece that is The Hound of the Baskervilles and the detective's last story, The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, this fascinating book explores every facet of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most memorable creation.
Discover how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning, plus in-depth biographies of key characters, from Holmes and Watson themselves to Inspector Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, and the detective's arch-enemy Professor Moriarty. Packed with stunning infographics, memorable quotations and stimulating illustrations, The Sherlock Holmes Book holds up a magnifying glass to the entire canon, and offers superb insight into Holmes’s legacy and influence on generations of detective fiction writers.
Whether you're a fan of the books, movies, or TV shows, The Sherlock Holmes Book is sure to spark intrigue and pull you deeper into the world the famous sleuth.
Praise For The Sherlock Holmes Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained…
"[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
DK, 9781465438492, 352pp.
Publication Date: October 20, 2015