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The Resource The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession, David Grann

The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession, David Grann

Label
The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession
Title
The devil and Sherlock Holmes
Title remainder
tales of murder, madness, and obsession
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Collection of the journalist's articles previously published in various periodicals
  • Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a con artist in Europe, or riding with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession. Each of the stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world, pivoting around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes, found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit, a mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
  • 081
  • 364.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.G672
LC item number
A25 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Criminals
  • Criminal behavior
  • Criminal psychology
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Label
The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession, David Grann
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • "A strange enigma is man!":
  • The squid hunter
  • City of water
  • The old man and the gun
  • Stealing time
  • pt. 3.
  • "All that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe":
  • The brand
  • Crimetown U.S.A.
  • Giving "the devil" his due
  • pt. 1.
  • "Any truth is better than indefinite doubt":
  • Mysterious circumstances
  • Trial by fire
  • The chameleon
  • True crime
  • Which way did he run
  • pt. 2.
Control code
ocn436030227
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 338 p.
Isbn
9780385517928
Lccn
2009042230
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436030227
  • a895992
Label
The devil and Sherlock Holmes : tales of murder, madness, and obsession, David Grann
Publication
Contents
  • "A strange enigma is man!":
  • The squid hunter
  • City of water
  • The old man and the gun
  • Stealing time
  • pt. 3.
  • "All that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe":
  • The brand
  • Crimetown U.S.A.
  • Giving "the devil" his due
  • pt. 1.
  • "Any truth is better than indefinite doubt":
  • Mysterious circumstances
  • Trial by fire
  • The chameleon
  • True crime
  • Which way did he run
  • pt. 2.
Control code
ocn436030227
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 338 p.
Isbn
9780385517928
Lccn
2009042230
System control number
  • (OCoLC)436030227
  • a895992

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