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    DescriptionThe first Sherlock Holmes adventure appeared in 1888, but today the detective is more popular than ever-witness the upcoming release of "Sherlock Holmes", starring Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Victorian sleuth and Jude Law as his faithful chronicler, Dr. John H. Watson. For readers who dream of solving crimes in turn-of-the-century London, "The Sherlock Holmes Handbook" features skills that every would-be sleuth should know: How to Use Deductive Reasoning, How to Analyze Fingerprints - Without Computers, How to Master a Dozen Disguises, How to Survive a Plunge over a Waterfall, and How to Fake Your Own Death. Readers will also discover a host of information about Holmes and his universe: How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Could people really buy cocaine over-the-counter back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Packed with fascinating trivia, evocative illustrations, and a classic Victorian design, "The Sherlock Holmes Handbook" will appeal to 'Baker Street Irregulars' of all ages.


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    Title
    The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
    Subtitle
    Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ransom Riggs
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781594744297
    ISBN 10: 1594744297
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.5
    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Approval Code: P26303000
    B&T General Subject: 550
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 75
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY18
    DC22: 823.8
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Libri: ENGM1810
    DC22: 823/.912
    BIC subject category V2: FFC, FZC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15740
    BISAC V2.8: LAW041000, LIT004230
    Libri: ANGL4840
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022030
    Libri: HOLM5000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR4624 .R54 2009
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 363.25094210
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FFC, FZ
    Illustrations note
    25-30 2-Colour Illustrations
    Publisher
    Quirk Books
    Imprint name
    Quirk Books
    Publication date
    30 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Philadelphia
    Author Information
    A lifelong Holmes aficionado, Ransom Riggs is also a regular contributor to mental_floss magazine and collegehumor.com. He lives in Los Angeles.