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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance

Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
Series: The Minnesota Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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As the city of Minneapolis prepares for a visit from President William McKinley, someone else prepares for murder. On the day before the visit, a union activist is found hanged, naked, outside a ruined mansion. A placard around his neck reads "THE SECRET ALLIANCE HAS SPOKEN." Who is the alliance? What does it want? How was the victim involved with the city's corrupt mayor? And why did he possess a photograph of a prominent citizen in a compromising position? Shadwell Rafferty searches for answers, encountering bribery, corruption, union organizers, anarchists, and conspiracy, putting himself in danger. But as luck would have it, his old friends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are on their way.

In this fourth installment of Larry Millett's Minnesota Mystery series, Shadwell Rafferty commands center stage in a brand-new city. Packed with Millett's signature historical and architectural detail, this book is deviously delightful.

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Bit of a misnomer

The overall story decent, and the narrator is good. My issue is that it's a bit generous to call this a "Sherlock Holmes" story. Holmes and Watson are more side characters, leaving Mr. Rafferty to take center stage. It takes a while to for Holmes and Watson to even appear in the story at all. If your desire is for a story that centers on Holmes and Watson, you may want to pass over this one. If you simply want a decent mystery told competently, you may want to give this a try.