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"The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World's Greatest Detective" is a 2009 Sherlockian reference book written by Ransom Riggs with illustrations by Eugene Smith, highlighting Sherlock Holmes’ approach to crime detection and other activities.  It is divided into three parts: detective skills, survival skills and life skills, relating the topic under consideration back to Conan Doyle’s stories.

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: Why did Holmes never marry? How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Was cocaine really legal back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all ages.

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook features skills that all would-be sleuths 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

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