The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide
September 12th, 2015 by Aldouspi

Here in this video are some amazing facts about Sherlock Holmes


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For Sale: The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide by Daniel Smith

A beautiful and lavishly illustrated book on one of the greatest and most enduringly popular literary characters of all time: Sherlock Holmes.

Since it's original printing five years ago, we are re-issuing The Sherlock Holmes Companion with a full update of all the exciting detective developments from both the small and big screen as well as further details on all the major characters and locations.

Illustrated throughout with more than 150 pictures ranging from period engravings and book jackets to modern-day location shots and film stills from TV adaptations, this is a compendious guide to all the stories, their author and the enigmatic pipe-smoking creation at their heart.

Daniel Smith's witty and informed text provides plot summaries of every single Sherlock Holmes story, potted biographies of Holmes, Moriarty, Watson and of course Conan Doyle, and interviews with many original interviews with the actors who've played Holmes over the years.

This is a book aimed at both the Holmes aficionado and at the gift market - comprehensive and nostalgic while also rigorously critical and not afraid to rank the better Holmes stories against the lesser.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd; Updated edition (November 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781314047
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781314043
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Very good, although the story summaries are incomplete

1 helpful vote
 on March 29, 2017
By N. Franklin
Very good, professional presentation. My only complaint is the summaries of the stories fail to include the conclusion... as if spoilers were called for in the case of stories that are over a hundred years old! Oh well, no big deal, since you can just google each story if you don't have the time to sit and read them all, but you shouldn't have to. Anyway, very enjoyable. Definitely recommended.

Great Introduction To Holmes' World

7 helpful votes
 on April 11, 2011
By Bansh&Jack
This is great beginner book. There are lots of facts and trivia which effectively make this great bedside reading. I've always enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and this is great addition to my library. For those new to Holmes, this is a great way to add something to the stories and help with understanding the world the Great Detective moved through. Two thumbs up!

Excellent for anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes

Helpful
 on December 19, 2015
By Dorothy E.
This is really the best reference book for Sherlock Holmes. There is a synopsis of all the stories with info on Conan Doyle and all the major characters. A very enjoyable read!

Very good as a reference book to all the stories

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 on October 12, 2015
By David
Very good as a reference book to all the stories.two novels and athe actors who have portrayed SH. If you are afan of SH, you will want this book in your collection.

Very nice! In a very concise way

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 on February 20, 2015
By Patrick Ingram
Very nice! In a very concise way, this book helps you to focus on the many small details you might otherwise glance by. I highly recommend this as a true companion for the Holmes fan

Great Gift!

1 helpful vote
 on December 29, 2013
By L. BREAUX
Gave this to my daughter for Christmas. She watches Sherlock Holmes and Dr Who religiously on PBS. This is the perfect companion book to Sherlock Holmes.

Five Stars

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 on November 2, 2016
By Amazon Customer
great

Five Stars

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 on December 26, 2014
By Austen fan
Good summaries of many of the Holmes stories.

Excellent Read! A must have!

9 helpful votes
 on July 3, 2010
By CultVult
Excellent Read! A must have for any Holmes affectionate. One of the best, most comprehensive books on the subject(and I have many). Beautiful hard cover binding, with wonderful color and B&W illustrations throughout. Very high quality. Highly recommended!


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