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Cover art revealed for Sherlock: The Casebook * 14 August 2012

 Sherlock Case Book Full Cover

Cover art revealed for Sherlock: The Casebook

Thanks to BBC Books, we can give our readers an exclusive preview of the fantastic full dust jacket cover art for the official upcoming tie-in hardcover book to the television series. As you can see, the design is striking and unusual, featuring Sherlock Holmes on the front cover and John Watson on the back cover, along with a brief synopsis of the book written by each of them. Scroll down to see larger versions of each half of the dust jacket, and to read each of the pairs thoughts on the jacket flaps.

The 160 page hardcover is due to be published in the UK on October 25 2012. You can preorder the book from Amazon UK for £10.49. For information on international delivery rates from Amazon UK, click here.


Sherlock Case Book Sherlock Cover


Sherlock Case Book John Cover

The following synopsis was previously posted on

The first official guide to the BBC hit series Sherlock.

Fans of Sherlock Holmes will already be familiar with The Great Game - in which all characters and events in the novels are assumed real and discussed accordingly. BBC hit Sherlock has brought Conan Doyle's legendary detective to a whole new audience and Sherlock: The Casebook is The Great Game for the next generation. This is no ordinary guide.
Each case is brought to life on the page and re-examined through Dr Watson's blog, Inspector Lestrade's police reports, newspaper articles about the crimes, Sherlock's detective notes and any other surviving clues from the cases.
Interspersed amongst the evidence are exclusive interviews with the stars of the show, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott, writers and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat and the production team on everything from writing the scripts and bringing the characters to life on screen to set design and production.
This is a multi-dimensional companion to Sherlock and a glorious tribute to the world-famous detective.