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Sherlock Holmes was wrong: reopening the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles

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Eliminate the impossible, Sherlock Holmes said, and whatever is left must be the solution. But, as Pierre Bayard finds in this dazzling reinvestigation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, sometimes the master missed his mark. Using the last thoughts of the murder victim as his key, Bayard unravels the case, leading the reader to the astonishing conclusion that Holmes-and, in fact, Arthur Conan Doyle-got things all wrong: The killer is not at all who they said it was. Part intellectual entertainment, part love letter to crime novels, and part crime novel in itself, Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong turns one of our most beloved stories delightfully on its head. Examining the many facets of the case and illuminating the bizarre interstices between Doyle's fiction and the real world, Bayard demonstrates a whole new way of reading mysteries: a kind of "detective criticism" that allows readers to outsmart not only the criminals in the stories we love but also the heroes-and sometimes even the writers.
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subject_facetDetective and mystery stories -- History and criticism
Doyle, Arthur Conan, -- 1859-1930 -- Criticism and interpretation
Doyle, Arthur Conan, -- 1859-1930. -- Hound of the Baskervilles
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Holmes, Sherlock
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
title_displaySherlock Holmes was wrong : reopening the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles
title_fullSherlock Holmes Was Wrong Reopening the Case of the Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes was wrong : reopening the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles / Pierre Bayard ; translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell
Sherlock Holmes was wrong : reopening the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles [electronic resource] Bayard, Pierre, 1954-
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Detective and mystery stories
Doyle, Arthur Conan
English fiction
History and criticism
Holmes, Sherlock
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction