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The Resource The science of Sherlock Holmes : from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases, E.J. Wagner

The science of Sherlock Holmes : from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases, E.J. Wagner

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The science of Sherlock Holmes : from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases
Title
The science of Sherlock Holmes
Title remainder
from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases
Statement of responsibility
E.J. Wagner
Title variation
science of Sherlock Holmes
Title variation remainder
from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detectives greatest cases
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wagner, a crime historian, uses the fictitious cases of Sherlock Holmes mysteries as a way to explain forensics during the Victorian age. She describes the history of the field at this time, topics such as anatomy, toxicology, blood chemistry, fingerprinting, evidence handling, ballistics, handwriting, and other types of evidence, and cases involving poisoning, dogs and insects, and disguises. Real cases and a few illustrations are incorporated. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
Award
Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical, 2007.
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172098
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NOV
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Wagner, E. J
Dewey number
363.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Forensic sciences
  • Criminal investigation
  • Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Target audience
adult
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from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases
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The science of Sherlock Holmes : from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases, E.J. Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 218-234
Contents
Dialogue with the dead -- Beastly tales and black dogs -- A fly in the ointment -- Proving poison -- Disguise and the detective -- The crime scene by gaslight -- A picture of guilt -- Shots in the dark -- Bad impressions -- The real dirt -- Notes from the devil -- A voice in the blood -- Myth, medicine, and murder
Control code
000028026761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780471648796
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The science of Sherlock Holmes : from Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the real forensics behind the great detective's greatest cases, E.J. Wagner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 218-234
Contents
Dialogue with the dead -- Beastly tales and black dogs -- A fly in the ointment -- Proving poison -- Disguise and the detective -- The crime scene by gaslight -- A picture of guilt -- Shots in the dark -- Bad impressions -- The real dirt -- Notes from the devil -- A voice in the blood -- Myth, medicine, and murder
Control code
000028026761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780471648796
Other physical details
ill.

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