Intelligence of Sherlock Holmes: And Other Three-pipe Problems Paperback – 1 Aug 1999
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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
Top Customer Reviews
F.A.X. Somers, Esq. (Prof. Sergius Coram)
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.