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By John H. Watson, Gerard Van der Leun

Arguably the world's maximum consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes' deductive reasoning was once an item lesson in meticulous statement shot with crafty wit. Now, every person from the main committed Baker highway abnormal to the informal admirer can enjoy the simply finished compendium of Sherlockian knowledge and sage recommendation ever assembled -- the unique and definitive quantity of over six hundred memorable rates from the grasp of 221b Baker road -- the single and merely Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

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It began with a thin scratch and ended in a jagged hole. I am much indebted to you for directing my attention to this case, Mr. Soames. ” -- THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES On Shadowing Cabs “On observing the cab I should have instantly turned and walked in the other direction. ” -- THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Sherlock Holmes' Test “Criminal cases are continually hinging upon that one point. A man is suspected of a crime months perhaps after it has been committed. His linen or clothes are examined and brownish stains discovered upon them.

Data! ” -- A CASE OF IDENTITY Forceful Facts “Each fact is suggestive in itself. ” -- THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEVIL'S FOOT Give Only the Essentials, Please “Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them. org The Nature of Circumstance “Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing. ” -- THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Small Point “Elementary. It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbor, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction.

Everything comes in circles.... The old wheel turns, and the same spoke comes up. org Death Threats “The old sweet song. How often have I heard it in days gone by. It was a favorite ditty of the late lamented Professor Moriarty. Colonel Sebastian Moran has also been known to warble it. ” -- HIS LAST BOW Challenge of Crime “There are no crimes and no criminals in these days. What is the use of having brains in our profession? I know well that I have it in me to make my name famous. No man lives or has ever lived who has brought the same amount of study and of natural talent to the detection of crime which I have done.

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