The Great Detective (book)
|Publisher||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Media type||Print (hardback and paperback)|
|ISBN||978-0544214040 1st edition, hardcover|
The book begins with the author's personal visit to the Sherlock Holmes Museum and then progresses chronologically through an exploration of Sherlock Holmes fandom, Sherlockian Societies such as The Baker Street Irregulars, and the Sherlockian game
Julia Knaus, writing for Transformative Works and Cultures, called the work "a fascinating read." Clea Simon of The Boston Globe appreciated the scholarship but found Dundas' use of personal memoir as framing device to be "the least interesting thread." Kirkus Reviews called it "A bright read for Sherlock’s fans." Leslie S. Klinger, writing for the Los Angeles Review of Books, found Dundas' account of Holmesian history "skillful" and said of the book it "feels like a long conversation with a new friend."
- "Book excerpt: 'The Great Detective' by Zach Dundas". Newsday. July 30, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- Monty, Scott (August 15, 2015). "Episode 80: The Great Detective". I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- Simon, Clea (June 22, 2015). "'The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes' by Zach Dundas". The Boston Globe. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- Knaus, Julia (2017). "The Great Detective, by Zach Dundas; Gender and the modern Sherlock Holmes, edited by Nadine Farghaly; and Sherlock Holmes, edited by Alex Werner". Transformative Works and Cultures (23). doi:10.3983/twc.2017.0968. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- "The Great Detective". Kirkus Reviews. March 2, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
- Klinger, Leslie S. (June 30, 2015). "On Looking into Sherlock Holmes". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved December 21, 2019.