Hidden for a hundred years in the safe of the great railroad magnate James J. Hill, the manuscript of this remarkable adventure recounts how Hill summoned Sherlock Holmes to the parched pinelands of Minnesota--to save the Great Northern Railway from being set afire and Hill's own person from the epistolary threats of the Red Demon. Soon the distinguished detective is keeping close company with ruffain railmen and loggers, an unsavory marshal, and the proprietress of the North Woods' most opulent sporting house. The game climaxes with Holmes and the malignant Red Demon face-to-face on a lonely bridge in a circle of fiery death.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Red Demon based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book gives an excellent history of the Hinckley fire in MN. I think this would make a great movie.
Having lived in Minnesota for the past 30 years, I thought the history aspect of this book was wonderful. It was apparent that Mr. Millett did his research. I also enjoyed the book from other aspects - the thrill of the chase, Dr. Watson's candid comments about Sherlock's behavior, the vivid imagery of the trains and fires and Sherlock's personality (I could just see and hear Jeremy Brett). All in all it was a tremendous read and you don't need to be from Minnesota to enjoy it! I immediately went to the next book 'The Ice Palace Murders' and am enjoying it just as much!