"This reader's companion to the casework of Sherlock Holmes explores the methodology of the world's most famous consulting detective.
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Chronicle Books
"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."--P.  of cover.
" "This volume fills a unique void in the literature on Doyle and his famous detective."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Thomas Wynne Ross
Publisher: Camden House (NY)
"Good Old Index is a fascinating collection of information, hitherto unavailable, about the Great Detective and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For example, the Index lists the astonishing variety of weapons employed in the stories - life-preservers (black-jacks), chairs, poison gas, and an arsenal of knives and pistols. Readers can study Holmes's garb, and the Index facilitates the evaluation of the character of Dr. Watson." "It also provides abundant material for an assessment of Doyle's writing habits. He was one of the greatest story-tellers in English, but could be pompous and circumloquacious, as when he calls a sawed-off shotgun a truncated fowling-piece!" "The author has included thousands of Sherlockian facts into alphabetically arranged categories that allow the reader to dip into the book and find what he wants instantly." "This volume fills a unique void in the literature on Doyle and his famous detective."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
In the writing of this book, Dr Watson has called upon the services of Alan Pearce, a renown cyber-security expert and author of numerous books who lectures around the world and trains journalists and others in digital counter-surveillance.
Author: Alan Pearce
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective of all time. He is driven to right the wrongs of the world. It is only natural that he should turn his attention to the Internet."The Internet has become a sinister and dangerous place - a grotesque parody of all that it originally promised," explains Holmes. "Open your eyes, Watson. We are living in a postmodern surveillance dystopia from which escape for all but the most skilled individuals is impossible."Luckily, Holmes has all the right answers. This is a cyber-security and digital counter-surveillance handbook like no other.Our two heroes embark on a perilous journey to the Dark Side learning along the way to avoid the traps laid by their adversaries - the State, the Corporate Giants and the Criminals and Insane. From self-destructing messages to anonymous browsing, we visit alternative Internets and discover how to employ the Dark Arts for the power of good.This is a Call to Arms. The time has come to reclaim the Internet from the commercial interests, the scammers and the surveillance state. And - as Sherlock Holmes clearly demonstrates - it is really simplicity itself. In the writing of this book, Dr Watson has called upon the services of Alan Pearce, a renown cyber-security expert and author of numerous books who lectures around the world and trains journalists and others in digital counter-surveillance.
For example, the Index lists the astonishing variety of weapons employed in the stories: life-preservers (blackjacks), chairs, poison gas, and an arsenal of knives and pistols.
Author: Thomas W. Ross
A fascinating collection of information, hitherto unavailable, about the Great Detective and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. For example, the Index lists the astonishing variety of weapons employed in the stories: life-preservers (blackjacks), chairs, poison gas, and an arsenal of knives and pistols. You can study Holmes's garb, and the Index facilitates the evaluation of the character of Dr. Watson. Provides abundant material for an assessment of Doyle's writing habits; he was one of the greatest storytellers in English, but could be pompous. Includes thousands of Sherlockian facts into alphabetically arranged categories that allow the reader to find what information instantly.
A Guide to Deduction is the ultimate handbook for any aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Watson.
Author: Hannah Rogers
Publisher: MX Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A Guide to Deduction is the ultimate handbook for any aspiring Sherlock Holmes or Watson. Building on the massively successful aguidetodeduction.tumblr.com, the book includes not only advice on deducing aspects of an individual but on a wide range of skills every detective needs. Learn how to build a mind palace, interrogate and break codes on a par with the world's only consulting detective.
He found a copy of Sherlock Holmes’s Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, and bought it for £2. No other copy of this legendary volume – the only book Holmes wrote – has ever come to light.
Author: Sherlock Holmes
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
In the summer of 2016 retired broadcaster Paul Ashton made an astounding discovery at a car boot sale in Sussex. He found a copy of Sherlock Holmes’s Practical Handbook of Bee Culture, and bought it for £2. No other copy of this legendary volume – the only book Holmes wrote – has ever come to light. The Handbook is the journal kept by Holmes from 1904 to 1912. 1904 was the year he retired from active investigation and moved to a farmhouse in East Dean. In 1912 he came out of retirement and left East Dean in order to outwit the German spy network in Britain on the eve of World War I. The journal is, of course, principally the record of his bee-keeping activities, but Holmes has also included a wealth of astonishing information – some of it highly indiscreet – about the following: – his marriage to Mrs Hudson – their social life in Sussex – his meetings with Lenin, Pablo Picasso, Edward VII, Rudyard Kipling, George Bernard Shaw and Sigmund Freud, among other distinguished figures – two investigations that he carried out, even though officially retired – two attempts that were made on his life – his involvement in the Jack the Ripper murders, the Dr Crippen affair, the theft of the Mona Lisa, and the Siege of Sidney Street – his correspondence with some of the famous scientists of the day – his active support of the Suffragette movement – the regular updating of his casebooks of famous criminals of the nineteenth century – a number of photographs, some taken by him and four actually showing him – the steady deterioration of his health over the period. Both the owner of the Handbook and the publisher are honoured to be able to make this unique treasure available to the general public.
The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891-1894, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts.
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
The first story is set in 1894 and has Holmes returning in London and explaining the period from 1891-1894, a period called "The Great Hiatus" by Sherlockian enthusiasts. Also of note is Watson's statement in the last story of the cycle that Holmes has retired, and forbids him to publish any more stories. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: sherlock holmes complete collection - sherlock holmes books - sherlock holmes book set - sherlock holmes box set - sherlock holmes collection - sherlock holmes for teens - sherlock holmes gifts - sherlock holmes handbook - sherlock holmes in books - sherlock holmes novels - sherlock holmes of baker street - sherlock holmes paperback - sherlock holmes stories - sherlock holmes set
Introduction The stories of Sherlock Holmes, known as 'The Canon' were written
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the Golden Age of Crime Fiction between 1887 and
1924. ... 1 Redmond, Christopher: Sherlock Holmes Handbook. Toronto 2009 ...
Author: Kevin Theinl
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Category: Literary Criticism
Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Rostock, language: English, abstract: The stories of Sherlock Holmes, known as ‘The Canon’ were written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the Golden Age of Crime Fiction between 1887 and 1924. ‘The Canon’ consists of four novels and five volumes of short stories which have never been out of print. That makes a total of 60 tales. Within these 60 tales the setting and the protagonists Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson continue, while the plot and therefore the clients change in each story. Moreover, there were written more than twenty-four thousand of other books and articles about Sherlock Holmes. He was also imitated on stage and in films, as well as in different television series. Sherlock Holmes is synonymous for a detective, who had an enormous success, because he had astonishing powers of examination and could solve crimes that could not be solved by the representative police, even when Scotland Yard could reduce the crime in London to this great enormity. But London needed a kind of superhero, who was more scientific than Scotland Yard. Sherlock Holmes was created and filled that gap with his genius to put down the remaining crime that could not be dissolved by others because of its complexity. His gift for observation and imagination, his exceptional personality, and his astounding logical deductions lead readers to talk and to write about Holmes as if he were a real person in their social environment. His prototype character with his well-known abilities of logical deduction has often been copied, but no one could develop a better character who was more influential and who stands for the brilliantly archetypal detective.
The book is a useful reference to learn about the common details that appear in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. In this second edition, learn more about lock picking, poisons and the chemistry in the world around us.
Author: Hannah Rogers
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Updated and Revised 2nd edition. A Guide to Deduction is a guide for any potential Sherlock Holmes or John Watson. A series of reflections on subjects to help anyone from novices to experts to learn how to deduce things from your surroundings. The book is a useful reference to learn about the common details that appear in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. In this second edition, learn more about lock picking, poisons and the chemistry in the world around us.
A Sherlock Holmes Handbook. 2nd edn. Ontario and Tonawanda: DundurnPress
. Reiner, R.,2000.ThePoliticsofthePolice,3rdedn.Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Rennison, N.,2005. Sherlock Holmes:The Unauthorized Biography. London: ...
Author: S. Vanacker
Category: Literary Criticism
Sherlock Holmes is an iconic figure within cultural narratives. More recently, Conan Doyle has also appeared as a fictional figure in contemporary novels and films, confusing the boundaries between fiction and reality. This collection investigates how Holmes and Doyle have gripped the public imagination to become central figures of modernity.
Mutrux, H. 1977. Sherlock Holmes: Roi des Tricheurs. ... “Sherlock Holmes—The
Series,” in Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes—The Major Stories with
Contemporary Critical Essays, J. A. Hodgson, ed. ... A Sherlock Holmes Handbook.
Author: James O'Brien
Publisher: Oxford University Press
One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable deductions from the most mundane facts. The very first words that Sherlock Holmes ever says to Dr. Watson are, "How are you? You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive." Watson responds, "How on earth did you know that?" And so a crime-solving legend is born. In The Scientific Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien provides an in-depth look at Holmes's use of science in his investigations. Indeed, one reason for Holmes's appeal is his frequent use of the scientific method and the vast scientific knowledge which he drew upon to solve mysteries. For instance, in heart of the book, the author reveals that Holmes was a pioneer of forensic science, making use of fingerprinting well before Scotland Yard itself had adopted the method. One of the more appealing aspects of the book is how the author includes real-world background on topics such as handwriting analysis, describing how it was used to capture the New York Zodiac killer and to clinch the case against the Lindbergh baby kidnapper. Sherlock Holmes was knowledgeable about several sciences, most notably chemistry. Therefore the book takes a close look at Holmes the chemist and discusses, for example, chemical poisons such as carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historical name for hydrogen cyanide). The author also debunks Isaac Asimov's famous assertion that Holmes was a blundering chemist. In addition, the book discusses mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, always in the context of Holmes's exploits. Sherlock Holmes continues to fascinate millions of readers and movie goers alike. The Scientific Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fans of this most beloved of all fictional detectives.
Redmond is the author of In Bed with Sherlock Holmes; Welcome to America, Mr.
Sherlock Holmes; and A Sherlock Holmes Handbook. He was formerly editor of
Canadian Holmes, the journal of The Bootmakers of Toronto, Canada's Sherlock
Author: Martin H. Greenberg
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
The world's greatest detective leaves his native shores and travels to the most dangerous land of all...America!
The Complete Guide to Sherlock Holmes; New York: St . Martin's Press, 1986 . 5 .
Redmond, C . A Sherlock Holmes Handbook; Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1993 .
Further Reading 1 . Caplan, Richard M . “Why coal tar derivatives at Montpellier?
Author: Carl Heifetz
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Category: Literary Criticism
The life and career of Mr. Sherlock Holmes haves inspired the interest of many of the brightest intellects in the world. They have expended great efforts to penetrate beyond the glimpses afforded us in the 60 published adventures - to detect the real underlying character of "the best and the wisest man" Dr. Watson has ever known ("The Final Problem" by A. C. Doyle). To the hundreds of past and present day Sherlockians, Holmesians, Doyeleans, we owe a great deal of gratitude for helping to shred the veil which has been created to obfuscate the real character of our remarkable hero: from the sainted Christopher Morley and Vincent Starrett; to the renowned commentators Ronald A. Knox, William S. Baring-Gould, Edgar W. Smith, Sydney C. Roberts, Michael Harrison, Michael Hardwick, and many others too numerous to mention. Commentators have included bookmen, journalists and essayists, physicians, psychiatrists and pathologists, chemists, monsignors and vicars, barristers and solicitors, and automobile executives. All have brought their intelligence, unique perspectives, and, most of all, a very desperate need for knowledge to this quest, their labor of love. With great humility but stout heart, I feel highly motivated, even obligated, to attempt to add my voice to this ongoing effort. As a microbiologist, I hope to bring a different perspective to these studies. I am used to dealing with very minute objects that produce consequences much greater than their size would indicate. Is not this obsession with minutiae the perfect training and background for one who feels the need to participate in Sherlockian studies? I do hope that this makes me somewhat qualified to join in this important area of scholarly research.
Communication Trust , sensitivity 1135 Sherlock Holmes Materials Items in
possession , pencil and paper Aims Get acquainted , trust building Procedure
Take six items from handbag , person , or pocket , show them to your partner . Do
not talk ...
Author: Donna Brandes
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
This is an invaluable collection, offering 140 different activities, exercises and strategies, which the authors have tried and tested through years of teaching experience.
Elements of this approach can be seen in the writings of many crime writers. The
best-known example of such a deductive reasoning approach is probably Sherlock Holmes. Indeed, Sherlock Holmes could claim to have been among the
first to ...
Author: David A. Crighton
The Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practioners discusses some of the ways in which psychological research and methods can be applied by a wide variety of professional groups working with offenders. The book concentrates on the assessment of risk in forensic settings and the interventions designed to reduce risk in violent and sexual offenders. In three sections it looks at:what we know about offenders; the assessment of risk; and the applicationn of psychological assessment and intervention approaches. By illustrating theoretical practice with case examples and also practical guidance The Handbook of Psychology for Forensic Practitioners develops a very practical focus throughout the text. Each chapter of the book is also designed so that it can be read in isolation and still provide useful guidance. It can be used as an aid to day to day professional practice for those working in forensic settings including probation officers, social workers, nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists.
In effect, the Sherlock Holmes Museum is a modern equivalent of the tomb of
King Arthur, much as Eco sees many of the hyperreal sites he visited as the
equivalent of medieval cabinets of curiosities. He suggests that, with respect to
Author: Paul Graves-Brown
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Social Science
It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
Both Sholto and Holmes, we might suggest, are in retreat from the routine forms
of Iate-nineteenth-century capitalism and ... It is this complexity and ambivalence
that helps to suggest just why the Sherlock Holmes stories hold such a deep and
Author: Peter Messent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
The Crime Fiction Handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, and cultural significance of the crime fiction genre, focusing mainly on American British, and Scandinavian texts. Provides an accessible and well-written introduction to the genre of crime fiction Moves with ease between a general overview of the genre and useful theoretical approaches Includes a close analysis of the key texts in the crime fiction tradition Identifies what makes crime fiction of such cultural importance and illuminates the social and political anxieties at its heart. Shows the similarities and differences between British, American, and Scandinavian crime fiction traditions