Sherlock Holmes is indelibly associated with Baker Street. But as we know, he traveled throughout London, throughout England, and to other parts of the world. Clients came to consult him as well. Those travels requited the use of various forms of transportation.
This unique volume covers all of those modes of movement. Starting with walking, the book then covers horses, carriages, railroads, ships (both surface vessels of all types and submarines), bicycles, automobiles, and even airplanes. An erudite group of scholars with singular expertise in each field have contributed chapters which are both informative and entertaining. Each chapter discusses the history and technical aspects of the subject, all the while relating issues directly to the Canon. Anyone from the neophyte to the most experienced of Sherlockians will find something novel and interesting here.
It's sometimes been said that everything worth writing about Holmes has already been written. This volume of essays, accompanied by excellent illustrations, disproves that concept.
278 pages, 9" x 6" trade paperback, December 2017 With 158 b&w illustrations