â€śMy name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people donâ€™t know.â€ť Â This readerâ€™s companion to the casework of Sherlock Holmes explores the methodology of the worldâ€™s most famous consulting detective. From analyzing fingerprints and decoding ciphers to creating disguises and faking oneâ€™s own death, readers will learn how Holmes solved his most celebrated casesâ€”plus an arsenal of modern techniques available to todayâ€™s armchair sleuths. Along the way, readers will discover a host of trivia about the master detective and his universe: Why did Holmes never marry? How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Was cocaine really legal back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Full of fascinating how-to skills and evocative illustrations, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to Baker Street Irregulars of all ages.