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ePub Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage) download
Author:
Larry Millett
ISBN13:
978-0816677054
ISBN:
0816677050
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Publisher:
Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (March 6, 2012)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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1382 kb
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1389 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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852

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). I find it disingenuous of the author to call this book "SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Secret Alliance" considering that Holmes and Watson do not appear in the narrative, but only in the pages of Dr. Watson's journals.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage). It is fairly late in the novel when Holmes finally gets to do some constructive, Holmes-like things to bring the villains to some kind of justice. Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage). What other book might you compare Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon by John H. Watson, .

This third book in Larry Millett's series about "Sherlock Holmes and the (Fill in the Blank)" was a major disappointment.

Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). This third book in Larry Millett's series about "Sherlock Holmes and the (Fill in the Blank)" was a major disappointment until I actually started on it. I think Mr. Millett has gotten a bit mixed up between his stories and those of Arthur Conan Doyle's canon.

Larry Millett (born 1947 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American journalist and author. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance (2001). He is the former (retired 2002) architectural critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a daily newspaper in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the author of several books on the history of architecture in Minnesota. He has also written a series of Sherlock Holmes mysteries set in the United States and Minnesota in the 1890s. The books feature the character Shadwell Rafferty, who assists Holmes in his American investigations. The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes (2002).

series Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage. Books related to Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Alliance. Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine.

Because when you think Sherlock Holmes, you think Minnesota. I don't recommend any of the Larry Millett Sherlock Holmes pastiches, where apparently Holmes had secret doings in the wild, wacky world of Minnesota

Because when you think Sherlock Holmes, you think Minnesota. And the book was just about as boring as a real trip to Minnesota. I don't recommend any of the Larry Millett Sherlock Holmes pastiches, where apparently Holmes had secret doings in the wild, wacky world of Minnesota. Because when you think Sherlock Holmes, you think Minnesota. Unless you could take that trip in a time machine. Then that would be totally cool. Sherlock Holmes and you in prehistoric Minnesota trying to solve why the horses went extinct would have made a much better and more realistic book than this one.

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Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book. Book Description: As the city of Minneapolis prepares President McKinley’s visit, someone else prepares for murder. Published by: University of Minnesota Press. On the day before the visit, a union activist is found hanged, naked, outside a ruined mansion. But as luck would have it, his old friends Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson are on their way. eISBN: 978-0-8166-8027-6.

Millett, Larry, 1947-. Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character), Private investigators, British. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on August 24, 2011.

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.

  • I take exception to Mr. Milletts use of H for Homes. I have never read a book about Sherlock Holmes that used abbreviations or initials to refer to
    main characters. To say the least I did not like it at all. Why in gods name do this. It takes away from the flow of the novel. Use the full first or last
    names of the characters

  • I've now read all five of Larry Millett's Sherlock Holmes mysteries. I've enjoyed all of them. I rate "and the Secret Alliance" as number two right behind "Ice Palace Murders" which is my favorite of Millett's Sherlock Holmes series. Millett introduced Shadwell Rafferty in another book and he has become the main character in this one. He's almost as good as Sherlock. This is a great read for any Sherlock fan.

  • Despite a typo in the first sentence of the book, a definite turnoff, this is an interesting and entertaining tale in the usual Millett Minneapolis setting.
    I like Millett's style of writing. The use of historical figures such as James McPharland and the Molly Macguires lends an added perspective to his tales, as do the references to long forgotten places in Minneapolis and St. Paul. I am almost tempted to read Lost Twin Cities which, I suspect, is one of his works.
    I have read all four of his Sherlock Holmes novels and look forward to the next.

  • Disappointing. Sherlock Holmes basically disappears from the book - except for the stupid diary form that is practically unreadable - and Shadwell Rafferty does not take the stage. The narration might as well be from a newspaper - no humor, no real way to identify with the characters. He has no alternate narrator to take the place of Watson, and that reduces his usually wonderful book plots to dust.

  • Enjoying the book, but I paid $7.48 for it. When the book arrived, it had a sticker on it that said “Special Value - Original Price $24.95 now $5.99.” Puzzling.

  • If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, these Larry Millett stories are a nice addition to the Holmes saga. I enjoy reading more adventures of Holmes and Watson.

  • Sherlock is back and as good as the original.
    Millet captures personalty and the intellect of Sherlock.
    A must or mystery lover.

  • I find it disingenuous of the author to call this book "SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Secret Alliance" considering that Holmes and Watson do not appear in the narrative, but only in the pages of Dr. Watson's journals. Nevertheless, I don't find this artifice as offensive as most of the reviewers who wrote less-than-glowing reviews, nor do I find the journals as difficult to read as many of them did. Indeed, I found it more interesting to follow the action in the journals than in the narrative.

    The author is apparently experimenting with a new format for this fourth book in the series. Every chapter opens with a note from Watson's journals as to what is going on with Holmes and Watson. Then the format shifts to the third person and the rest of the chapter is taken up with whatever is going on with Shadwell Rafferty, or whichever other character the author wishes us to follow.

    As the book opens, Holmes and Watson are in New York City on a case for John Jacob Astor IV. However, the case is boring Holmes to distraction and he and Watson are much more interested in what is going on with Shadwell Rafferty in Minneapolis (exactly the opposite of my reaction). Rafferty has been hired to look into the murder of a man who was found stripped naked and hanging from a tree. Rafferty writes to Holmes and Watson about it, and the case sounds infinitely more interesting to Holmes than the petty matter he is working on for Astor. Eventually (and much to his relief) Holmes is fired by Astor, so he and Watson take the next train to Minneapolis to help Rafferty. I should note here that even after their arrival in Minneapolis, their activities are still only detailed in Watson's journals. They never actually make it into the narrative.

    Despite the eventual convergence of Watson, Holmes and Rafferty (in Chapter 11, almost half-way through the book), I did not find the story particularly engrossing until Chapter 18, where the real-life detective James McParland crosses paths with Holmes and Watson. After that I was really hooked. But it didn't happen until page 232 of 302 pages (I refer to the hardcover edition) -- way too late in the book! If it hadn't been for Watson's journal entries to keep me going, I never would have made it that far.

    I would say that while the book does have Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in it, it is NOT a book that should bear the title "Sherlock Holmes and..."!