Sherlock Holmes For Dummies
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Part I: Elementary Beginnings and Background.
Chapter 1: A Snapshot of Sherlock Holmes and the Stories That Made Him Famous.
Chapter 2: The Great Detective and His Life in Crime.
Chapter 3: Arthur Conan Doyle: The Doctor Who Created the Detective.
Chapter 4: Life in the Days of London Fog.
Part II: What a Bunch of Characters!
Chapter 5: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Chapter 6: Cops, Landladies, and Others: The Supporting Characters.
Chapter 7: Villains, Victims, and Damsels in Distress.
Part III: Holmes and His Adventures.
Chapter 8: The “Typical” Sherlock Holmes Story.
Chapter 9: Delving into “The Hound of the Baskervilles”.
Chapter 10: The Gaslight Goes Away: The “Modern” Stories.
Chapter 11: Common Themes and Threads.
Chapter 12: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes.
Part IV: Beyond Baker Street.
Chapter 13: The Sincerest Form of Flattery.
Chapter 14: Adapting Holmes for Stage and Screen.
Chapter 15: Communities of Sherlockians.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Unsolved Mysteries.
Chapter 17: Ten Sherlockian Places to Visit.
Chapter 18: Ten Books Every Sherlockian Should Have.
Chapter 19: Ten Notable Quotes and Passages.
Appendix: Active Sherlock Holmes Societies in North America.