May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Millett does a most creditable job of portraying Sherlock Holmes. This book portrays many things that the average mystery reader would find amusing. My book club chose this as our October read and I must confess I was dragging my feet getting started with it; reading 2 other novels instead and allowing our club meeting deadline to approach. Regarding this book specifically, I feel the plot is gripping, the characters are intriguing, the premise is enigmatic. Larry Millett is the author of twenty books, including seven mystery novels—mostly set in Minnesota—featuring Sherlock Holmes and St. Paul Pioneer Press, and the author of several books on the history of architecture in Minnesota.
Millett does a most creditable job of portraying Sherlock Holmes. Cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket if applicable is included for hard covers. When he returned to St. A longtime reporter and architecture critic for the St. Larry Millett born 1947 in is an and. Another earnest homage to Doyle with 25-plus pages of notes that should appeal to hardcore fans but few others.
They were all great books that I enjoyed reading a lot. However, I was not a fan of how this author treated Watson in comparison to the new characters he added. Chasing the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago, Holmes and Watson race to keep up. Paul 2016 Metropolitan Dreams 2018. Something else that annoyed me was mistakes when mentioning the timeline. Things never quite seem as they appear, and a marvelous four-course mystery is served at the table of all mystery lovers for them to savor and to devour! Chasing the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago, Holmes and Watson race to keep up.
Millett did his research and these books closely follow Doyle's own writing style, plot lines, and character personalities. I was unsure of a book which eventually put Holmes into an American setting; however, I was pleasantly surprised with this series. Millett's veteran readers will identify the malign genius behind this conspiracy well before the last page, and they may be disappointed with the minor role played here by Minneapolis saloonkeeper and series regular Shadwell Rafferty. But this was a kind of a disappointment. A letter, written in a secret cipher, tells famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes that Abe Slaney, the vicious murderer he once captured after a duel of wits, has performed another dastardly deed-kidnapping the beautiful widow of a man he killed years earlier. Holmes soon discovers that someone - most likely Slaney himself - is now impersonating Holmes; of course, the police are convinced it is Holmes himself. The first four of these novels found the pair hieing off to Minnesota not coincidentally, the author's home state , while The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes sends them to New York and Chicago in 1900, one frustrating step behind conspirators bent on framing them for kidnapping and murder.
I thought this was very confusing. Chasing the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago, Holmes and Watson race to keep up. This is the second in a series of several novels which are well researched. Soon Holmes discovers that someone is attempting to frame him for the crime. Anyway, this is well done and one does wonder over and over what happened to Holmes when he vanishes.
Millett does a rather nice job of following Arthur Conan Doyle's writing style. Now, Elsie has gone missing, and clues suggest that Slaney--though reportedly dead--is behind the snatch. Every move Holmes makes is expected; every trap proves elusive. Abetted by Irish barkeep and burgeoning detective Shadwell Rafferty Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance, 2001, etc. I'm a sucker for a good mystery, and these books aren't your normal cheesy, half-baked spin-offs of a good classic. If Holmes is not what he once was, the same can be said for Eisendorf: once a thriving community founded by German idealists but now a dying town with only forty residents—two of whom have, indeed, died recently under highly mysterious circumstances.
Every move Holmes makes is expected; every move is countered with a new and clever trap. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I highly recommend other readers do the same. The An evil adversary has risen from the dead. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Yet the author adroitly captures the spirit of the Holmes canon, while adding to it a modern urgency of plot and an infectious curiosity about the historical sites around which this tale's action occurs. He is the former retired 2002 critic for the , a daily newspaper in , Minnesota, and the author of several books on the history of architecture in.
A good historical mystery should be well documented along with a complex plot that keeps the reader flipping pages. The books feature the character , who assists Holmes in his American investigations. Millett develops his stories and his characters very well; his style seems to closely emulate Doyle. He has also written a series of mysteries set in the United States and Minnesota in the 1890s. In desperate pursuit from London to New York to Chicago-from a foggy rendezvous in Lower Manhattan to a wild foray with Rafferty into the Windy City's underworld-Holmes soon has cause to wonder whether he will escape his captors or be framed for the crime himself.
The great detective sets off from London to Chicago where only with the assistance of the large-hearted and amply proportioned Irish saloonkeeper Shadwell Rafferty can Holmes hope to settle the score once and for all. Only with the assistance of his American cohort, the saloonkeeper Shadwell Rafferty, can Holmes hope to settle the score once and for all-or be framed for the crime himself. The trail begins with colorful spiritualist Madame DuBois, an enormous painted lady with masses of dyed black hair and a fake French accent. And the mysteries are always top rate. The beautiful woman for whom Slaney once killed is being held for ransom. Millett did his research and these books closely follow Doyle's own writing style, plot lines, and character personalities.