Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Intelligence of Sherlock Holmes: And Other Three-pipe Problems Paperback – Aug 1999


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, Aug 1999
"Please retry"
£130.25 £0.45

Trade In Promotion



Product details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Sigma Forlag,Norway (Aug 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8279160043
  • ISBN-13: 978-8279160045
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,165,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

From the Author

Some reviews of my book
Intriguing...fascinating...witty...A delightfully eccentric piece of scholarship - The Guardian

An excellent psychological study of Holmes and Watson...in the best traditions of Holmes scholarship - Newsletter of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London

In reading it I soon became aware that the author was a peer of Sherlock Holmes in intelligence, powers of deduction, and attention to detail...It kept me smiling and made me want to take my collection of Sherlock Holmes stories off the shelf to re-read...A unique contribution both to psychology and admirers of Sherlock Holmes - Professor William J McKeachie, Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan and best-selling text-book author.

An intriguing book...the first to consider Holmes and his ever-present companion Dr Watson from the point of view of modern psychology - Mensa Magazine, UK

A woderful book - Dr Tsukasa Kobayashi, Japanese Sherlock Holmes Society

It is immensely detailed in its erudition, yet precise and easy to read, and should stimulate the imagination of anyone embarking on a course in psychology of literature. Highly recommended - David Kinder, Chartered Educational Psychologist

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Dec 2000
Consider the case of Sherlock Holmes! Psychologist John Radford has, with fascinating results regarding Holmes's mental profile: his great intellect - which Radford uniquely measures: Holmes's mysterious childhood when strange influences abounded according to Prof. Radford and Sigmund Freud; and Holmes's fateful "Road to Reichenbach" where he grappled with Prof. Moriarity at the Falls. There is a great deal more on Holmes and on Dr. Watson too. This book is a must for every university and college that has a psychology department; for anyone interested in the personality of an archetypal hero; and for everyone who enjoys, as John Radford evidently does, all the adventures of Sherlock Holmes which were written with great regard to their importance for following generations by his friend and faithful companion, John H. Watson.
F.A.X. Somers, Esq. (Prof. Sergius Coram)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Sep 2001
At last a contemporary writer has drawn aside the veil of fiction and clearly demonstrated that Holmes was a real person. This lucid account of the great detective's mental attributes obviously emanates from a man whose scholarship and insight have seen through Conan Doyle's attempts to disguise the fact that the dramatised tales were, in fact, reports.
Radford embeds Holmes amongst the great scientific and forensic minds of his time. This is conducted in an analytical way that leaves little room for doubt: only a real historical figure could have absorbed and synthesized the range of new ideas of that era and create (and practice)the pragmatic art of detection. The fact that so much of Holmes methodology exists to this day indicates that he could not be a fantasy.
If anyone should still doubt, one only needs to refer to one of the recent memoirs of the late Sir Harry Flashman for positive identification. This however, would merely be the cherry on John Radford's exceedingly well baked cake.
John Williams
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 1 review
Great Book 3 Jan 2014
By I. Troy - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
This was a gift to one of our sons who really enjoyed reading it. I guess you can never go wrong with Sherlock Holmes.
Was this review helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback