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Summary

"Sherlock Holmes Disappears, Police Suspect Famed Detective in Kidnapping and Murder" reads a New York headline. So begins the fifth mystery in Larry Millett’s series.

A letter, written in a secret cipher he recognizes all too well, reveals that an old foe of Holmes - a murderer he once captured after an incredible duel of wits - is back, has kidnapped his previous victim’s widow, and is now impersonating Holmes himself. Holmes must once again match wits with a particularly cunning adversary, one whose hatred of Holmes has seemingly become the killer’s single greatest obsession.

Chasing the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago, Holmes and Watson race to keep up. Every move Holmes makes is expected; every trap proves elusive. 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.

©2002 Larence Millet (P)2020 Audio Visceral Productions. All rights reserved

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  • M B Yorton
  • 31-05-21

The best yet of Millet's Holmes series in America

Very complex, yet has an intriguing symmetry to it. As long as you've read the prior novels in the series, of course. Otherwise, the reader can't really "get" all the references to earlier characters, parallels, names, places, etc. that are key to solving this mysterious adventure.
BTW, I still think Rafferty & Thomas should have their own completely original series, without Holmes & Watson involved at all. I'd sure read/buy it!

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  • Bill H
  • 17-05-21

Simply Wonderful!

Mr. Millett's Minnesota Sherlock Holmes series is wonderful. He has taken an iconic figure and taken him to a new place, if not a new time. I am usually skeptical of such adjunct stories but his work. I also think he is a closet railroad historian which for me makes these story even more fun. Thank you for a great read.

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  • John W
  • 26-04-21

Exciting story

Great story, I really enjoyed it. I hope Larry Millett writes another Sherlock Holmes story soon.

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  • Bret Bowen
  • 25-02-21

Best one yet...

Best book so far in the Minnesota series. Make sure to listen to the previous books in the series, as there are many characters that tie in to the storyline for this one.

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  • T. Matthews
  • 07-02-21

A series best!

I’ve enjoyed each of the stories in this series, but by far this was the most interesting and my favorite!

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  • Par5
  • 19-09-20

The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes

Keep writing Mr. Millett, we love and enjoy all your novels! Holmes, Watson and Rafferty will make your DAYS!

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  • jamal
  • 16-09-20

enjoyable

very enjoyable series and this one is very good, I enjoyed every bit of this story