The Sherlock Holmes Book

Hardback cover of The Sherlock Holmes Book

get a closer look

Thumbnail image of The Sherlock Holmes Book - 1Thumbnail image of The Sherlock Holmes Book - 2Thumbnail image of The Sherlock Holmes Book - 3Thumbnail image of The Sherlock Holmes Book - 4

Published by DK

Foreword by Leslie S. Klinger

RRP: $25.00

About The Sherlock Holmes Book

The Sherlock Holmes Book, the latest in DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, tackles the most "elementary" of subjects - the world of Sherlock Holmes, as told by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Sherlock Holmes Book is packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and memorable quotes that make it the perfect Sherlock Holmes guide, covering every case of the world's greatest detective, from A Study in Scarlet to The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place, placing the stories in a wider context. Stories include at-a-glance flowcharts that show how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning, and character guides provide handy reference for readers and an invaluable resource for fans of the Sherlock Holmes films and TV series.

The Sherlock Holmes Book holds a magnifying glass to the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective.


"[A]n enjoyable guide to the Canon and to the world of Sherlock Holmes." - Scuttlebutt Magazine

"All in all, it's an absolute stunning resource for any Sherlock fan, and a perfect companion to offer any new reader of the original Doyle stories." -

"It's most definitely a book that can be enjoyed when it's dark and stormy outside and the comfort of home invites for an investigation of the universe of Sherlock Holmes." - The Baker Street Babes

"[A]n encyclopedic, illustrated exploration of the entire canon of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock and Dr. Watson." -

"Okay, this book came out in October, but since it's ultra-gift-buying time, I wanted to make sure everyone had seen it. BECAUSE IT ROCKS." - BookRiot!

"This delightful and informative source is definitely for the Holmes aficionado." - Voice of Youth Advocates