Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
Id like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Intelligence of Sherlock Holmes: And Other Three-pipe Problems [Paperback]

John Radford
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.

Amazon.co.uk Trade-In Store
Did you know you can use your mobile to trade in your unwanted books for an Amazon.co.uk Gift Card to spend on the things you want? Visit the Books Trade-In Store for more details or check out the Trade-In Amazon Mobile App Guidelines on how to trade in using a smartphone. Learn more.

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: 1,667,626 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

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Convincing, thought provoking and a great read 29 Sep 2001
By A Customer
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?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars 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
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category