The Minnesota Mysteries

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 79 ratings

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon: A Minnesota Mystery Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1994, a workman at the historic mansion of railroad baron James J. Hill in St. Paul, Minnesota, stumbles on a long-hidden wall safe. When experts arrive to open the safe and examine its contents, they make an astonishing discovery. There, inside, is a handwritten manuscript bearing the signature of John H. Watson, MD. The manuscript contains the story of how Sherlock Holmes and Watson traveled to Minnesota to track a murderous arsonist - known only as the Red Demon - who is threatening both Hill and his Great Northern Railway.

Set against the backdrop of the real, devastating Hinckley forest fire of 1894, Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon is the tense and atmospheric first novel in Larry Millett's classic series of adventures that brought Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to Minnesota.

©1996 Lawrence Millett (P)2016 Audio-Visceral Productions
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  • Book 1

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon: A Minnesota Mystery

    • Sherlock Holmes & Shadwell, Book 1
    • By: Larry Millett
    • Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the summer of 1994, a workman at the historic mansion of railroad baron James J. Hill in St. Paul, Minnesota, stumbles on a long-hidden wall safe. When experts arrive to open the safe and examine its contents, they make an astonishing discovery. There, inside, is a handwritten manuscript bearing the signature of John H. Watson, MD. The manuscript contains the story of how Sherlock Holmes and Watson traveled to Minnesota to track a murderous arsonist - known only as the Red Demon - who is threatening both Hill and his Great Northern Railway.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I have been waiting for this to come to audible .

    • By Dave O'Brien on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders

    • A Minnesota Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Larry Millett
    • Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The year is 1896, and the magnificent winter carnival is under way in St. Paul, Minnesota, when Holmes and Watson are summoned by the city's most powerful man, railroad magnate James J. Hill. A wealthy young man has disappeared on the eve of his wedding - and his fiancée suspiciously discards her wedding dress. After a grisly discovery in the carnival's ice palace leads to a flurry of clues, Holmes is on the case.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Before Mall of America There was Winter Festival

    • By in1ear (John Row) on 12-01-16

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  • Book 3

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Rune Stone Mystery

    • The Minnesota Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Larry Millett
    • Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Sherlock Holmes is bored between cases at 221B Baker Street. So when King Oskar II of Sweden - who has heard of the discovery of the Kensington Runestone by a farmer in Minnesota - asks to engage his services, Holmes jumps at the chance to decipher the runes and determine whether the find is real or a hoax. With Dr. John H. Watson by his side, faithfully recording every detail, Holmes makes his way to Minnesota for a third time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What Happens Near "Sock" Centre Stays in ...

    • By in1ear (John Row) on 12-03-16

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  • Book 4

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance

    • By: Larry Millett
    • Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bit of a misnomer

    • By Rick Wheeler on 10-22-18

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  • Book 5

    The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes  audiobook cover art
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  • Book 6

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  • Book 8

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma

    • Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota, Book 8
    • By: Larry Millett
    • Narrated by: Steve Hendrickson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Dogged by depression, doubt, and - as a trip to the Mayo Clinic has revealed - emphysema, 66-year-old Sherlock Holmes is preparing to return to England when he receives a shock: a note slipped under his hotel room door, from a vicious murderer he'd nearly captured in Munich in 1892. The murderer, known as the Monster of Munich, announces that he has relocated to Eisendorf, a tiny village near the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every book in this series has been phenomenal!

    • By Sam on 07-18-17

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