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Posted August 14, 2012
The writing is so good that you overlook the fact that the types
The writing is so good that you overlook the fact that the typeset is a tad too small to be comfortable reading throughout the University This book is so good that you overlook the too small typeset used in the University of Minnesota Press paperback edition. Also, sadly, there is a typo in the first sentence of the novel, "...at two in the morning, stoppig(sic)"
A compelling story, rich in traditional Larry Millet architectural and historical detail, as well as in character development and plot lines. Hopefully in upcoming reprints, the press can correct the too small format of the text, and fix the typo. If you like Sherlock Holmes and/or Minnesota novels, this one is a must read.
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Posted August 30, 2013
So well written!
Millet is a talented author whose work is always engaging and full of history while writing a smashing story. Thanks for the gift of a wonderful story. Sherlockians should all read this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
Excellent historical mystery
In 1899, to the excitement of many of the Twin City residents, President McKinley is coming to Minneapolis. Apparently not every one is filled with good feelings with the pending visit from the country¿s leader. Majesty Burke calls fellow saloon owner Shadwell Rafferty to sobbingly inform him that assailants killed and strung up her barman, union activist Michael O¿Donnell. The culprits left Michael naked except for an ominous sign stating that ¿THE SECRET ALLIANCE HAS SPOKEN¿. <P> The police chief says that Michael was killed because he was ¿taking liberties¿ with a young girl. Maj denies that her barman was not a pediophile and persuades Shad to investigate though he knows how dangerous the Secret Alliance is with its antiunion busting. With the help from his two visiting friends from London, Holmes and Watson, Shad follows a meandering trail filled with danger. <P>The fourth book centering on Sherlock Holmes¿ Twin City cases is an engaging tale that fans of the great detective will enjoy. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET ALLIANCE brings Holmes¿ American host more to the forefront of the investigation than in the previous three novels, which adds an original spry twist to the a tale loaded with copious twists and turns. Even while bringing Shad in more of a lead role, Larry Millet continues his ability to capture the essence of Holmes and Watson while providing a vivid look at America at the turn of the previous century. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.