Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Quotable Sherlock Holmes

The Quotable Sherlock Holmes (2000) by John H. Watson, M.D. [Gerard Van Der Leun is an entertaining reference book for anyone who likes literary quotes or Sherlock Holmes...or both. This volume gathers together memorable words of wisdom from the world's first (and only) consulting detective. The quotes range in topics from the everyday (etiquette and women) to particulars about the methods of detection. 

I always enjoy a good quote book and when I find one that is also focused in some way on mysteries, it is a bonus. Overall, this is quite good--although the selection does include some repeats (as if we were aiming for a certain number of entries or pages). But I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a few bon mots from the master detective. ★★★★


Carol said...

I always think someone will get this kind of book for me for Christmas and it just never happens. They always look fun, but not something I'd buy myself.

Bev Hankins said...

Carol: I probably wouldn't have bought this for myself if it hadn't been at our annual community book fair where books are usually $3 or less.