Holmes sees his new acquaintance's symptoms of trop...
When Holmes famously quips that the solution of a case is "elementary," he's not simply dismissing the detective work as easy. Rather, he's talking about elements, the essentials of a situation....
In the novel " Hound of the Baskervilles," Holmes assembles clues not just by reading everything he can find, but involving all his senses.
We shouldn't neglect our senses — since they...
Konnikova's take: "Holmes ... focuses all of his faculties on the subject of observation ... He listens, as is his habit, 'with closed eyes and fingertips together.' ... He will not...
When Holmes is dealing with a particularly thorny case, he occupies himself with another activity, like playing the violin or smoking a pipe.
Konnikova contends that pipe smoking is a ...
Holmes talks to Watson about everything.
The telling helps, Holmes says. "Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person."
When Holmes meets a would-be source of information, he profiles him or her, looking for any advantage that might be communicated by their appearance.
He tells Watson how he nabbed deta...
If you're out there detecting all the time, you need to give yourself breaks.
Watson, who writes of his friend: "I knew that seclusion and solitude were very necessary for my friend...
Here's what he said when Watson begged him to eat:
"The faculties become refined when you starve them ... surely, my dear Watson, you must admit that what your digestion gains in the wa...
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