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Publisher's 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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Boring

Plot complicated and hard to follow. Narration a bit tedious and the accent not believable. On the whole, boring. In spite of 3 attempts could not finish it, very rare for me with audio books.

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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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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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Exciting story

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

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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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Great story

Really enjoyed the book and the series but the characterization of Watson is too much. He is almost stupid in his portrayal asking questions with obvious answers and having no understanding of solving crimes. For a sidekick who has been with Holmes for years it was disappointing. Holmes would do better with Rafferty going forward. But regardless, great and captivating story.

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Lovely

The narration was wonderful as was the story. If love Sherlock Holmes you will no doubt enjoy this story.

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GREAT! Novel! Absolutely Worth a read by Holmes Fans

If you are a Sherlock Holmes Fan, this book is definitely worth your attention. Not only is it true to style, it is a grand plot that keeps you interested and rewarded for your interest.

I recommend you read all of Mr Millet’s Holmes novels. Although, if possible, read them in order. Even if you don’t though, as I have not, they are still exceptional.

The narration is also first rate. All characters have varied and consistent voices throughout all the novels and add much to the enjoyment of the story.

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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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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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Too many Americanisms.

Spoilt by putting Americanisms in Watson's mouth. "railroads", "blocks" "pants" , not Watsonian words.