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Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova. Canongate, €21.40. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.
Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Like Batman and vampires, Sherlock Holmes is one of those cultural tropes that seem incapable of simply going away and being given a decent burial. Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation has been somewhat difficult to avoid in recent times - there have been two Hollywood films since 2009, both of them starring Robert Downey Jr in typically circumspect form, as well as a big-budget BBC television series...
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