Minnesota History Disguised as a Murder Mystery
Sherlock Holmes and the County Courthouse Caper
It's November 1886 in the tiny frontier town of Browns Valley, Minnesota. Twelve-year-old Petey Smith leads an idyllic life--until the day a stranger steps off the train and takes him on the adventure of a lifetime. The history, geography and cultural diversity of the Minnesota River Valley play key roles in this intriguing blend of fact and fiction. Teens and near teens will love the tales of political corruption, deceit, vengeance, and murder. Their grandparents will, too---and so will you!
Sherlock Holmes: In Search of the Source
It's December 1896 in the booming capital city of St. Paul. Sherlock Holmes has returned to America to attend the wedding of Petey Smith. Suddenly, there are complications: An overnight fire. A life's work destroyed. And worse: a dead body. The only clues? A pair of boot prints. A mysterious fuel. A missing sword. Eventually, a member of Petey's bridal party is accused of arson---and murder. Now, Sherlock Holmes must race against time, and an overzealous police detective, to solve a mystery before the nuptials can proceed.
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