The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

by Vincent Starrett

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An indispensable biography of the world’s most famous detective from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Vincent Starrett

In a boarding house at 221B Baker Street, a genius is at work. With the help of his tireless companion, Dr. Watson, the peerless Sherlock Holmes solves one impossible mystery after the next. Many of his adventures, such as “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and “The Red-Headed League,” are world famous, while others, including “The Adventure of the Tired Captain” and “The Singular Affair of the Aluminum Crutch,” remain strictly private, simply because Watson cannot find the time to write them down.
This glimpse into the secret case files of England’s greatest detective is just one of the fascinating tidbits included in Vincent Starrett’s landmark book of Sherlockiana. A founding member of the Baker Street Irregulars, Starrett enriches his meticulous research with a true fan’s delight. Whether he is discussing Arthur Conan Doyle’s real-life criminal investigations or detailing the layout of 221B Baker Street and its surrounding neighborhood, Starrett’s deep appreciation for the stories and their inimitable hero is infectious. Countless companion volumes to the series have been published, but none offers as much insight and entertainment as The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes does.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497690899
Publisher: Road
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,056,709
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Vincent Starrett (1886–1974) was a Chicago journalist who become one of the world’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes. A books columnist for the Chicago Tribune, he also wrote biographies of authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Ambrose Bierce. A founding member of the Baker Street Irregulars, Starrett is best known for writing The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1933), an imaginative biography of the famous sleuth.

Table of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Dedication
  • Enter Mr. Sherlock Holmes
  • The Methods of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
  • The Return of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
  • No. 221-B Baker Street
  • The Private Life of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
  • The Untold Tales of Dr. Watson
  • Ave Sherlock Morituri Et Cetera
  • The Real Sherlock Holmes
  • Impersonators of Mr. Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes in Parody and Burlesque
  • The Evolution of a Profile
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • A Final Examination Paper on the Life and Work of Sherlock Holmes
  • A Selected Bibliography
  • Studies and Reviews
  • Acknowledgments
  • Copyright

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