Search Results: "Larry Millett"


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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RED DEMON by Larry Millett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Paul is hinted."
An urgent, lucrative demand from railroad tycoon James J. Hill sends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to the pine forests of Minnesota, which a letter-writer calling himself the Red Demon has threatened to set afire, destroying 85 miles of Hill's Eastern Minnesota Railway along with the surrounding landscape. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET ALLIANCE by Larry Millett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"Expect the brawny saloonkeeper to get top billing next time."
The city of Minneapolis is sprucing itself up for President William McKinley's impending visit. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE RUNE STONE MYSTERY by Larry Millett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Sherlock Holmes And The Runestone Mystery ($23.95; Oct.; 336 pp.; 0-670-88821-4) It's spring 1899: time of course for another adventure of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota, where he and Watson—and barkeeper/inquiry agent Shadwell Rafferty (Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders, 1998)—will try to authenticate the Holandberg rune stone: a task made considerably more difficult when Olaf Wahlgren, the farmer who dug it up, is murdered and the stone snatched away. Read full book review >

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SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE EISENDORF ENIGMA by Larry Millett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 2016

"Millett (The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes, 2012, etc.) offers a novel Holmes: out of his urban element and uncharacteristically (and not always convincingly) caught up in the vagaries of the human heart. Even the flashbacks to Munich can't redeem the American Gothic flavor of this pastiche."
A trip to the Mayo Clinic plunges the famed sleuth into an adventure as perilous as the Reichenbach Falls. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES by Larry Millett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2002

"Another earnest homage to Doyle (with 25-plus pages of notes) that should appeal to hardcore fans but few others."
A coded message sets off alarm bells in the steel-trap mind of Sherlock Holmes and prompts the sleuth to give chase, despite his strong suspicion that he and faithful Dr. Watson are being manipulated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 1994

"Not greatly argued, then, but a high and useful appeal for action."
The legal and routine torture of criminals was abolished in the 19th century, Millett (The Loony-Bin Trip, 1990, etc.) maintains; but torture made a comeback in the 20th century against political enemies of the state, and now half the world's countries use torture to control and intimidate their own citizens. Read full book review >

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A.D. by Kate Millett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

Millett might have made this memoir into a gorgeous requiem for her longtime idol, her Aunt Dorothy, but in the end she reduces it to a tedious song for herself. Read full book review >

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CALLINGS by Dave Isay
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 19, 2016

"Inspiring, insightful, and thoroughly readable."
A distinguished public radio producer's collection of conversations with Americans who "found…their way to doing exactly what they were meant to do with their lives." Read full book review >