Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))

Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon by Larry Millet is the first book in the Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota mystery series Sherlock Holmes is called in when threats are made against railroad tycoon James Hill and his Great Northern Railway by an arsonist known as the Red Demon I enjoyed this book very much I thought the explanation of Sherlock Holme s travel and involvement was well done and the style of the writing followed that of the original A well written, engrossing mystery which entwined actual historical events. I found this a fine example of Sherlock Holmes pastiche writing Dr Watson is the narrator who stays well in character The time frame is appropriate, and the suspense holds up well as the story develops Holmes and Watson are called to the U.S by a railroad magnate to investigate threats from an arsonist who threatens to destroy the railroad The story is written as Doyle would have written it, which is what fans enjoy Recommended to all fans of Sherlock Holmes who have been dismayed at the end of the original stories. Really a 2.5 The last fourth of this book were interesting, but unfortunately I had to slog through the other 3 4 to find it.A quick summary Sherlock Holmes has been asked to catch the Red Demon, a person sending threatening notes and setting fires around the railroads of American tycoon Mr Hill Assuming false identities, Holmes and Watson visit Minnesota to solve the case before the arsonist strikes again.Usually, the problem I come across in non canonical Holmes stories is an out of character Holmes This Holmes didn t have that problem, but only because the story focused way too much on a badly written, boring, blustering Watson The Watson in this book is exceedingly thick and sometimes comes across as a bit of a diva, actually Holmes seems to suffer from a mild but badly written case of bipolar disorder, although he can be forgiven if his trusted friend is this thick blockhead.The story droops It oozes It sludges along and every time you think it will speed up no, boring exposition The story It s fine when you find it For every page of actual plot, there are three of meaningless, slow words that only distract from the story.Perhaps, if the author had tried to write a good mystery instead of showing off how much research he did, it would be passable Instead, you re left with the feeling that he was caught up in showing off research and writing style than the book, and it shows. Great Sherlock Holmes mystery, couldn t put it down, so very good. A very good start to the series. I was expecting it to be ok But the author did an awesome job and stayed pretty close to behavior and wording of holmes and Watson Kind of cool that it takes place in Minnisota. When A Cunning Villain Sets Out To Destroy The Great Northern Railway In America, Holmes Comes Face To Face With All Manner Of Frontier Characters He Also Becomes Attentive To One Woman S And Suspect S Charms But Charm Gives Way To Terror When Holmes Goes Up Against An Arsonist Called The Red Demon I really enjoyed this book It felt like a Sherlock Holmes book I appreciated the epilogue which tied up one final charter s role in the mystery. What a fun MN historical experience I listened to the Audible Audio Edition of this book Steve Hendrickson s performance was incredibly engaging It showed Watson s pique with Holmes in a very expressive manner as well as Holmes brusque mein when dealing with things he found to be self evident Their snarky and contentious relationship is what has always in my mind made them an excellent investigative duo All the characters were well acted and I can t wait to listen to offerings by this talented voice actor Holmes And Watson In Minnesota This series must be listened to or read in order This is the first book I can t wait to listen to Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders From the American Chronicles of John H Watson, M.D Even though this book starts with a foreword claiming this is a historical account of how events happened and who they happened to, this is not true It is a ploy by the author to engage the reader wholy in a book that is truly a work of fiction While this practice does annoy me the afterword clearly states this is a work of fiction, thus redeeming the author in my eyes for his attempt at deception Years after the death of Moriarty and the apparent death of Holmes is when this mystery starts No longer fearing his enemies, Holmes has rejoined Watson and the land of the living A knock on the door leads them to entertain an agent of a certain Mr Hill who happens to be quite famous in his own right Holmes and Watson are intrigued so they take on the case of ferreting out the identify and true intentions of the Red Demon menacing the railroad Will they be able to discover the plot and thwart it before it is carried out Is the Red Demon a genius, a madman, or both What does he hope to accomplish with his threats and dastardly acts This series is suitable for young adult through adult listeners or readers who enjoy classic Sherlock Holmes as well as suspenseful murder mystery thrillers with a good amount of horror and intrigue

Larry Millett has combined his interest in journalism, architectural history, and mystery fiction to create an unusual writing career A native of Minneapolis, he attended school there and then went on to obtain a bachelor s degrees in English from St John s University and a master s degree from the University of Chicago.He began working as a general assignment reporter for the St Paul Pioneer P

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon (Sherlock Holmes Mysteries (Penguin))
  • Larry Millett
  • English
  • 01 May 2019
  • 9780140296440

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