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Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon

2011
Author:

Larry Millett

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon

The first novel in the series that brought Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John D. Watson to turn-of-the-century Minnesota

In 1994, a manuscript containing the story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s travels to Minnesota to track a murderous arsonist is uncovered. Set in 1894 during the Hinckley forest fire, 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.

One of the best Holmeses since the originals.

John Sandford

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, M.D.

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.

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon

Larry Millett was a reporter and architecture critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for thirty years. He is the author of fifteen books, including five other mystery novels in the series featuring Sherlock Holmes and Shadwell Rafferty, all forthcoming in new editions from the University of Minnesota Press.

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon

One of the best Holmeses since the originals.

John Sandford

Not only is his Minnesota history excellent, but his history of Sherlock Holmes and his adventures is remarkable. A classic mystery.

Steve Thayer

An eminently credible adventure for fans of the magnificent consulting detective.

San Jose Mercury News

The author’s command of the historical facts concerning Hill, Holmes, Watson, the Great Northern, and the 19th century logging, coupled with his creativity makes for a very fast paced, exciting read.

The Michigan Railfan