Zionsville, IN (PRWEB) March 18, 2010
You no longer need to be a Sherlock Holmes to discover why the Great Detective is has remained popular for over 100 years. It's elementary with Wiley Publishing's brand new "Sherlock Holmes for Dummies," by Steven Doyle!
Sherlock Holmes is a classic character that has fascinated readers for decades, and now this indispensable guide explores the enduring detective’s stories like never before. In "Sherlock Holmes for Dummies," covers the rich characters, recurring themes, and social context of Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales; the influence of Holmes on literature and pop culture; and why his stories still offer endless and fascinating new discoveries to readers.
"For over a century, Sherlock Holmes has mesmerized readers," comments Steven Doyle, author of "Sherlock Holmes for Dummies." "Holmes set the standard for detective fiction, and has inspired hundreds of fan clubs and literary societies around the world."
Every aspect of the Sherlockian phenomenon is covered in "Sherlock Holmes for Dummies." The reader will meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who created the world’s greatest detective, and learn about Victorian London, where the Holmes stories take place.
There's new insight into the classic novel "The Hound of the Baskervilles," as well as the forensics and detective work that made Sherlock Holmes famous. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are beloved literary characters. "Sherlock Holmes for Dummies" takes a look at Sherlock Holmes today, from the ever-expanding network of worldwide fans, to story locations that fans can visit. Nicholas Meyer, movie director, screen writer, and author of the best-selling "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution," says that “'Sherlock Holmes for Dummies' is essential reading."
Steven Doyle is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, the legendary Sherlockian literary society founded in 1934, and has written or edited six previous books on Sherlock Holmes. He is co-founder of Wessex Press (http://www.wessexpress.com), the world’s premier publisher of books on the Great Detective.
Contact: Steven Doyle at: 9 Calumet Court, Zionsville, IN, USA, phone: 317-294-2395.