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Sherlock Holmes For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-64737-0
384 pages
February 2010
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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.


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